Summer Activities in Manhattan

Summer Activities in Manhattan


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UPDATED October 2017: Do you need great summer activities for kids in Manhattan, NYC? Use our guide to find kids classes, Manhattan summer camps, summer programs, activities near Manhattan, and family excursions close by. Find all of your summer activities for kids in Manhattan, from the Upper West Side, the East Village, Midtown Manhattan, SoHo, Chelsea, and more.

Summer Activities & Excursions


Free-range your kids while they make friends with our sweet ponies, goats, sheep, chickens, bunnies and more, at our relaxing farmstay just 2½ hours north of the city. Guests enjoy a private two bedroom barn apartment with a sleep and play loft (sleeps six), and full run of our 10-acre farm and woods. Craft workshops using our sheep’s wool are available upon request. Riding lessons for kids for an extra fee. Chicks coming mid-March. Goat kids in late April. Piglets in May.,

170 Central Park W., New York

Eloise at the Museum-on view through Oct. 9. Skibble down to the New York Historical Society and celebrate the feisty charm of Eloise! Relive the audacious heroine's adventures in Moscow and Paris, and explore her life at The Plaza, where she lounged with books and caused mischief from her suite and bubbly “bawthroom.” Showcasing more than 75 objects—including original manuscript pages, sketchbooks, photographs, and vintage dolls—this whimsical exhibition reveals the creative collaboration between cabaret star Kay Thompson and illustrator Hilary Knight that brought the precocious character to life. Plus, join us all summer for Eloise-themed activities and events!

Pier 62 at Hudson River Park (by Chelsea Piers), New York

The Pier 62 Carousel is a whimsical, Hudson Valley animal-filled ride located at Pier 62 of the Hudson River Park on the west side of Manhattan. The carousel features 33 creatures native to the Hudson River Valley and one chariot. Guests can ride an assortment of animals such as a deer, a fox, or a unicorn! Birthdays, events, parties, and camp or school groups welcome! Single ride ticket is only $3! Find this carousel behind the Skate Park on Pier 62 in Hudson River Park (Diagonal from Chelsea Piers).

Summer Programs & Classes

237 W. 72nd St., New York

Huntington Learning Center’s Summer Learning Programs. Research shows that students take steps backwards in knowledge and skills over summer break. RAND Education’s 2011 study shows that summer learning programs mitigate summer learning loss and lead to achievement gains. Huntington offers two summer programs. Our Summer Advantage Program helps students (grades third-seventh) build skills in writing, math, and effective studying. Our Advanced Study Skills Program gives students (eighth grade and higher) strategies necessary for effective studying; including time management, organization, goal setting, and writing college essays. Call 1-800-CAN-LEARN to learn more, or visit

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