Trains, Trucks & Diggers, Oh My! Where To Find The Big Machines

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Do you have a child who (perhaps inexplicably) goes mad for construction vehicles on sight, is crazy for trains of all kinds, and never met a digger they didn’t like? Then you better listen up, because we’ve rounded up enough outings to last you a few months. From Monster Trucks to a Thomas Train Park, Touch-a-Truck, a construction theme park and much more, here’s where to head to thrill your little dumptruck devotee!

To Get All Up In There: PS 295 Touch-a-Truck Brooklyn

Dubbed "the Best PTA event" by the New York Observer, this truckapalooza isn't just cool, it raises money for PS 295 in Brooklyn. This boffo event gathers together a stunning collection of  over 25 mobile heavy-hitters. Among the vehicles on site
(along with their operators, on hand to answer any questions): FDNY fire engine and fire safety truck, DSNY garbage truck, ambulance and NYPD police car, concrete mixer, heavy duty tow truck, cherry pickers, school bus, Greenwood Cemetery trolly. (Plus lots more!)  The fundraiser will also feature a DJ, bouncy houses, face painting,  and arts and crafts. Groovy food trucks such as Souvlaki GR, Gorilla Cheese NYC, Dub Pies NYC, Kimchi Taco Truck and The Yogo Truck will be selling sweet and savory bites to attendees. Rain or shine!

Sat., May 2, noon- 5 p.m.
Tickets: $8/person; $15 for two; Free: infants worn or carried
18th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues
Windsor Terrace

photo: Touch-a-Truck


Where do you head to satisfy your little one’s need for trains, trucks and more? Tell us in the comments below!

— Mimi O’Connor

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