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Today's Family & Kids Activities in Manhattan-Aug 13

The options for finding fun family activities in New York City are limitless. Below we've compiled the best of today's events. Whether your family prefers music and museums or theater and libraries, check out today's family activities in Manhattan. Making plans for next weekend? Take a glance at the NY Metro Parents' calendar! Want to see what's going on next weekend or when you have those few days off? Check out the NY Metro Parents' calendar!

Stroller Tour - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
August 13, 2019 - Upper East Side

Enjoy a special stroller-friendly tour for children and their caregivers. Led by museum educators, this interactive exploration of current exhibitions includes touchable objects, art-making, and adult conversation. Designed for children up to 24 months.

Math Gym, a workout for your brain - National Museum of Mathematics
August 13, 2019 - New York City

Students, spend an hour at MoMath independently working on engaging and beautiful math problems, hand-selected by MoMath's advisory council of math PhDs. Choose whichever challenges you like and explore them with the guidance and mentorship of an expert mathematician. If you love math and want to experience the incredible joy of mathematical discovery, you won't want to miss this enjoyable monthly program.

The Amazing Work of Kokichi Sugihara - National Museum of Mathematics
August 13, 2019 - New York City

Can a ball roll uphill against gravity? How can the reflection of a circle in a mirror appear as a rectangle? Is it possible that an arrow, when rotated 180 degrees, continues to point in its original direction? Join Kokichi Sugihara, Meiji University Distinguished Professor Emeritus, as he shares one incredibly impossible object after another. Prepare to be amazed as Dr. Sugihara demonstrates how his clever illusions fool the brain, and how math underlies the engineering of each paradoxical illusion.

Central Park Conservancy Film Festival - Central Park
Through August 15, 2019 - Upper Manhattan

The Film Festival is free. Tickets are not required. Gates open at 6:30 pm.

All movies are open captioned. To ensure that everyone can enjoy the films, the following are not permitted: alcoholic beverages, glass bottles, chairs, video cameras, and tape recorders. Event is subject to cancellation due to weather.

August 13, 2019 
Back to the Future (PG) 
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August 14, 2019 
Moonstruck (PG) 
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August 15, 2019 
Black Panther (PG-13) 
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Summer Outdoor Movie Nights - Stuyvesant Square
Through August 15, 2019 - East Village

Join Stuyvesant Park Neighborhood Association for the free outdoor summer movies. Come with your blanket and snacks to sit on the North Lawn in West Stuyvesant. There are also many benches that allow for comfortable viewing and wheelchair access.

Any cancellation will be posted on the Facebook page . If you are not on Facebook, all Facebook posts can be read via this link.

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SPNA's Summer 2019 Movies

Rear Window (1954)  - July 11 at 8:30pm

Brazil (1985)  - July 18 at 8:30pm

Peter Rabbit (2018)  - July 25 at 8:30pm

Captain Marvel (2019)  - August 1 at 8:30pm

Wall-E (2008)  - August 8 at 8:30pm

Dumbo (2019)  - August 15 at 8:30pm

DIY Temporary Tattoos - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through August 16, 2019 - Manhattan

Cut stencils out of cardstock, then apply skin-safe paints to sponges to blot the designs onto your skin! 

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Battery Dance Festival - Robert F. Wagner Park
Through August 16, 2019 - Battery Park City

The Battery Dance Festival is New York City’s longest-running free public dance festival. Each year, the Festival draws a combined audience of over 12,000 people.

Summer Streets - Between Brooklyn Bridge and Central Park, along Park Avenue and connecting Streets (as far as East 72nd Street)
Through August 17, 2019 - Manhattan

Summer Streets attracts 300,000 people over three Saturdays in August. Park Avenue and Lafayette Street are closed to vehicles for seven miles, creating car-free space from Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park. Activities are free and are designed for all people of all ages and abilities.

MOCACREATE: Awesome Album Art - Museum of Chinese in America
Through August 17, 2019 - New York

Come paint, build, craft, or collage - use familiar materials, or experiment with new! Inspired by the museum's exhibitions and local artists, MOCACREATE explores different themes every month.

What makes an album cover pop? Create your very own album art using collage techniques and colorful materials. Draw inspiration from the Xerox art of musicians from The Moon Represents My Heart to create an album cover that suits your unique style.

Outdoor Movie Night - Randall's Island Park Alliance
Through August 18, 2019 - New York

Watch a free movie under the stars at Randall's Island Park. Fun activities before the movie! Free popcorn while supplies last. August 11 features Crazy Rich Asians (PG-13) and August 18 features Ralph Breaks the Internet (PG).

The Perfect Fit, the Musical - LaTea Theater
Through August 23, 2019 - New York

Written by 12-year-old professional actor, composer, and multi-instrumentalist Joshua Turchin, directed by Broadway veteran Garth Kravits and choreography by Broadway's Anna Noble, THE PERFECT FIT tells the story of Alexandra, a driven child actor with a powerful voice, concerned that she is growing too old to play a child and too young to play an adult. After being cast in a musical, she is sabotaged by a vindictive stage parent who would do anything for her daughter to succeed. It is through heartbreak and defeat that Alexandra seeks to find her real perfect fit. A story of triumph and a celebration of individuality.

Rave Theater Festival: Sweet Lorraine - Teatro Latea
Through August 24, 2019 - New York

Sweet Lorraine is a dramatic interpretation of the final conversation had between best friends, Lorraine Hansberry and James Baldwin in Lorraine's New York City Hospital Room in January 1965. The play is set one week prior to Lorraine's passing from pancreatic cancer and explores the complex, dynamic and often heated relationship between these two prolific, creative giants and American Artists and Activists.

Harlem Week - Various Locations
Through August 24, 2019 -

Don't let the name fool you — Harlem Week lasts for a full month! This year's event includes a Youth STEAM Hackathon on August 1, a Children's Festival on August 17 and 18, and the Harlem Jazz and Music Festival from August 24 to  31. 

HUDSON RIVER PARK'S OPEN FIELD LAB - Hudson River Park: Pier 84
Through August 24, 2019 - Hell's Kitchen

Explore HRPK Estuary Lab's current scientific research and monitoring efforts at these weekly participatory field labs. Take a closer look at plastic pollution in the River with microscopic exploration and learn more about our Park Over Plastic initiative. Assist in the ongoing biological survey of the Park's aquatic environment through oyster monitoring and collection of environmental DNA.

Topics will rotate from week to week, and will include microplastics, oyster restoration and environmental DNA. See dates below:

Oyster Restoration: July 7, July 28, August 18

Environmental DNA: July 14, August 4, August 25

Microplastics: July 21, August 11

ROVING RIVER - Hudson River Park - Pier 40 to Pier 25
Through August 25, 2019 - Greenwich Village

Keep an eye out for the Roving River tricycle – an exhibit of live Hudson River wildlife on wheels. Observe river animals up close and interact with smaller critters in a touch tank.

Check estuarylab.org for full schedule
Travels between Pier 40 at W. Houston St. & Pier 25 at N. Moore St.

Super Soccer Stars - Riverside Park
Through August 29, 2019 - Upper West Side

Children 5 years old and younger learn soccer skills with Super Soccer Stars in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment to build self-confidence and to develop teamwork.

Rockefeller Center Offers Free Outdoor Family-Friendly Wellness and Dance Classes on Select Saturdays in August - Rockefeller Plaza
Through August 31, 2019 - Manhattan