Events for Kids

One Time events such as shows, fairs etc.

AMC Cinemas Sensory Friendly Film Screenings

Organization: AMC Theaters


In a partnership with the Autism Society, AMC Theaters is presenting sensory friendly films for families with kids with special needs.  They are shown on a monthly basis.

“The program provides a special opportunity for families to enjoy their favorite films in a safe and accepting environment. The auditoriums dedicated to the program have their lights up, the sound turned down and audience members are invited to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing!

“The idea for the program began with a request from a parent with an autistic child for a special screening at AMC Columbia Mall 14 in Columbia, MD. More than 300 children and parents attended the first screening.”


Participating Theaters in New York City include:

AMC Loews 84th Street 6 (Upper West Side) –

AMC Loews Bay Terrace 6 (Flushing) –

AMC Bay Plaza Cinema 13 (Bronx)-

A complete list of participating theaters can be found here.


Upcoming films include:

November 5 – Puss in Boots

December 3 – The Muppets

January 7 – The Adventures of Tin Tin

February 25 – The Secret World of Arrietty

March 10 – Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax

April 7 – Pirates! Band of Misfits

All shows are at 10:00 AM

The JCC Manhattan-Special Needs Programs

Organization: JCC Manhattan

Website:  or


Address: 334 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10023

Contact: Melissa Lader-Director School Age Special Needs Programs & Camp Kulam

Phone: 646-505-5729


Contact: Hannah Cohen-Coordinator Special Needs Parenting & Support Groups

Phone: 646-505-4460


Contact: Allison Kleinman-Director of Adaptions-Young Adult Life Skills Network

Phone: 646 505-4367


You can find classes and programs for children of all ages and adults with wonderful learning opportunities and social interactions. For the child that likes to move there is soccer,swimming, gymnastics and karate. There is also music therapy, story pirates, drop-in art classes and even a tween and teen lounge. For the grown-ups there are a wide variety of support groups, lectures, and even a resource library.