Top Things to Do with Kids in Manhattan this August
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Pick an Outdoor Flick
Why watch a movie indoors on your laptop or iPad when you can enjoy it on a huge screen under a starry sky (and with free popcorn, no less)? Hudson River Park has teamed up with AT&T to host River Flicks for Kids, a FREE outdoor movie series for pint-sized viewers. This month’s screenings (all rated PG) include:
Aug. 3: Puss in Boots (2011; 90 minutes)
Aug. 10: Rango (2011; 107 minutes)
Aug. 17: Back to the Future (1985; 116 minutes)
Aug. 24: The Smurfs (2011; 103 minutes)
This series is one of many in Manhattan and the other boroughs that boasts cinema under the stars—browse the full roundup here.
99% Reduced Fat, 100% Awesome
Beginning Aug. 4, Theater for the New City’s annual Summer Street Theater Tour will hit New York City’s playgrounds, parks, and streets. The tour’s hour-long original musical, 99% Reduced Fat or You Can Bank on Us, tells the story of a bully named B.C. who falls for activist Suzy in Zuccotti Park. Predictably, the duo encounters some trouble, and B.C. decides to change his ways in the name of love and morality. Along with original choreography, revolving props, and graphic scenery, the show includes five live musicians and 30 actors. FREE!
Find even more family-friendly activities in Manhattan and the NYC area in our full, searchable calendar of events!