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July 5-7 Weekend Highlights by NYMetroParents

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Happy Fourth! Plus: Meet Pirates of the Hudson, Create Your Own "Sushi Sandwiches," and Make Seed Bombs
July 5-7


Check out last-minute places to catch fireworks in the NYC area, from NYC and Long Island to Westchester (shown above: Pops, Patriots, and Fireworks happening on the Fourth at 8pm), Rockland, and Fairfield County, CT.

Thinking of using the long holiday weekend to house hunt? Check out the easy-to-use NYMP real estate database . It has thousands of listings for houses, condos, co-ops, rentals, and open houses on Long Island and in Westchester, Fairfield, and other suburbs. Mark your calendar for this open house for a 5-bedroom, 4 bathroom beach home in Point Lookout on Long Island this Sunday, July 7, 1-4pm.
Bounce! will open a new location on Syosset this September - Book your party!

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July 7
Family-Friendly Comedy Brunch
Levity Live Comedy Club, West Nyack, NY
A one-hour show featuring family fun with professional comedians from Comedy Central, HBO, and more.

July 8
Munchkin Monday!
Palisades Center Mall, West Nyack, NY
Learn about air and air pressure when Mad Science returns for its Up, Up, and Away program.

July 13-Sept. 8
'Wanda's Monster,' A Family Musical
Vineyard Theatre, Manhattan, NY
A little girl forms an unexpected bond with a fuzzy purple monster in this warm-hearted show. Save $3 with code: NYMETRO.

July 22
Munchkin Mondays: The Bossy Frog Band
Palisades Center Mall, West Nyack, NY
The Bossy Frog Band brings music and fun. To register, visit and click on 'Munchkin Mondays.'

Top 20 Activities for Kids

Friday, July 5

• Meet clowns, magicians, and catch a fashion show at the International African Arts Festival in Brooklyn (also on Saturday and Sunday)

• Hunt for buried treasure and take over Philipsburg Manor with the Pirates of the Hudson in Westchester (also on Saturday and Sunday)

• Explore Asia at Passport to Imagination: China and create a dragon puppet in Rockland County

• Tote your picnic blanket or folding chair to listen to the Long Island Philharmonic at Eisenhower Park on Long Island

Saturday, July 6

• See the inventive tricks of Mario the Magician in Manhattan

• Create sculptures with bottles and scraps at Upcycled Art in Queens

• Build a useful, fun product at Home Depot's Kids Workshop in Westchester

• Visit the Sensory Room at the Brooklyn Children's Museum during Family Hours for inclusive fun with kids of all abilities

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You're Invited: Advance Screening of 'Pacific Rim'

Movie Screening

Catch an advance screening of
Pacific Rim (PG-13) with a family 4-pack in Manhattan on July 8 at 7pm or on Long Island on July 9 at 7pm.

Enter code: PARENTBWBS on this site for the Manhattan screening.

Enter code: PARENTZHWT on this site for the Long Island screening.


Meet One Direction at Madame Tussauds and SAVE!


Welcome the wax figures of One Direction at Madame Tussauds NYC this July and save on admission!

Get more NYC offers like this in our
Savings Pack.

There's still time: Register for Science Summer Camp today.

Saturday, July 6 (continued)

• Be inspired by Japanese cuisine and create a "sushi sandwich" in Fairfield County, CT

• Use your math skills to help the entire continent with its North American Butterfly Count in Westchester

• Enjoy rides, play games, and more at the Sea Faire Festival on Long Island (also on Sunday)

• Tour the historic Stony Point Lighthouse in Rockland County

• Make your own seed bomb or harvest seeds from fruits and veggies at Grow BIG in Brooklyn

• Don your poodle skirts and head to the Summer Kick-Off Sock Hop for hula-hoop contsts, trivia, and root beer floats in Fairfield County, CT

Sunday, July 7

• Check out the new family-friendly brunch and comedy show in Rockland County

• See circus performers, musicians, dancers, and more at Global Family Day by Summerstage in Manhattan

• Travel back in time and play one of America's favorite pastimes (baseball) with rules from 1864 on Long Island

• Try your hand at kayaking in Queens

• Explore Guggenheim's exhibit and participate in interactive projects in Manhattan

• Pretend to be a bat trying to catch a moth and play more animal charades with a park naturalist in Brooklyn

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Need a family vacation idea? Though summer is in full swing, many of us may not have plans yet for a family vacation. We've put together a guide of fun, cool destinations for your family that are all within a two-hour drive from your neighborhood. Without having to go too far, you're bound to discover something new and share experiences with your kids you won't soon forget.


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