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June 13-15 Weekend HIghlights by NYMetroParents
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Dad's Day, Pirate Festival & Baseball Games Galore
June 13-15
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This Father's Day, treat Dad to a fishing workshop at Hudson Highlands Nature Museum in Cornwall, NY.

Dads take the cake! (Both figuratively and literally—seriously, they’re always sneaking bites of our desserts). Sunday, June 15 is Father's Day, so we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite ideas on how to indulge dear old Dad. Whether you take him out to a ball game, do some catch-and-release fishing, or make him a special craft, get out there, have some fun, and raise a cup of ice cream to Dad (and pretend not to see when he steals a bite!). Oh, and don’t forget to give Daddy a huge hug—they love those more than cake.Play Group Theatre

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Friday, June 6-Saturday, June 28
Gypsy
Curtain Call, Inc., Stamford, CT
Curtain Call presents this American musical comedy about an aggressive stage mother and the family she raised during vaudeville’s dying days in the 1920s.

Sunday, June 29
2014 Everything Kids Expo
Aviator Sports and Events Center, Brooklyn
Enjoy free ID cards for kids, courtesy NY Life Insurance, free cotton candy and a day of free fun activities for the entire family including unlimited access to the bounce house, story time, face painting, the Big Apple Circus, giveaways, and raffles.

Monday, June 23-Friday, July 18
Summerstock Performance Workshops
Curtain Call, Inc., Stamford, CT
In a creative environment, kids ages 11-16 participate in age-appropriate group activities and receive specialized instruction in theatre arts.



Top 20 Activities for Kids

Friday, June 13

• Make a one-of-a-kind tie for Dad in Manhattan. Also on Saturday and Sunday

• Hang loose at a Hawaiian-themed family dinner in Brooklyn

• Celebrate NYC during Luminocity, Big Apple Circus's city-centric show in Queens

• Show some team spirit at Rockland Boulders vs. Trois-Rivieres Aigles in Rockland County

• Dance your way through an enchanted forest full of adventures at a fairytale-themed ballet class in Wilton, CT

• Delve deep into all things ocean during a marine biology workshop on Long Island

Saturday, June 14

• Learn how to make your own healthy soda at Morningside Park's Down to Earth Farmers Market in Manhattan

• Root for the home team at the Brooklyn Cyclones' home opener at MCU Park on Coney Island

• Sing along with Jesse Jams and then take a spin on the Forest Park Carousel in Queens

• Find a sense of peace as you practice poses during a yoga workshop for kids with special needs in Westchester

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Saturday, June 14 (cont'd)

• Take a lantern-lit tour of Stony Point Lighthouse and Battlefield, in Rockland County

Catch and release butterflies in Trumbull, CT • Say hello to some scaly friends during a reptile workshop at Sands Point Preserve on Long Island • Sail the high seas in search of adventure during the Pirate Festival on Long Island. Also on Sunday.

Sunday, June 15

• Rock out with dad during the Sweet Spot Festival Fathers Day Jam in Manhattan

Take dad out to the (historic) ball game at the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum in the Bronx

• Find the balance between manners and cutting loose during Merrilee Mannerly, a new musical in New Canaan, CT

• Indulge in a little fishing with Dad in Westchester

Take a hike with the old man at the Tenafly Nature Center in Bergen County, NJ

Build and launch a rocket with Dad, on Long Island


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