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