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Today's Family & Kids Activities in Manhattan-Sep 16

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!

Archaeology Mondays - The Jewish Museum
September 16, 2019 - New York

Join us simulated for an afternoon archaeological adventure. Unique in New York City, our archaeological dig highlights replicas from ancient to modern times in a hands-on experience. Collect stamps in a special passport each visit and receive a gift after your third dig adventure!

Seaport Cinema - The Rooftop at Pier 17
Through September 16, 2019 - Lower Manhattan

We’re bringing back Seaport Cinema - and this year it's all about you! You voted for the movies you want to see and we’re putting them up on the big screen. We’ve got the perfect seat ready, so head up to the rooftop for great movies, themed food & cocktails and surprises throughout the season. Make sure you come early to grab a spot.

9/2 - Hook

9/9 - 50 First Dates

9/16 - The Waterboy

Free Trial Music Together Class - Various locations
Through September 18, 2019 - New York

Come and join the fun of music making with your baby, toddler or preschooler. Adults, regardless of their musical ability, can help create an environment that supports children in achieving basic music competence. Children of mixed ages participate at their own level by singing, moving, chanting, listening, and exploring musical instruments. Parents and caregivers participate with the children and receive music development information about their own child. Together, music allows for fun and family bonding.

Life Lab - New York Public Library - Jefferson Market
Through September 18, 2019 - Greenwich Village

Do you have questions about college and career readiness or life? Come to Life Lab and get connected to resources that will expand your world! For ages 13-18.

Spy Week - Fraunces Tavern Museum
Through September 21, 2019 - Downtown

Join us  September 14-21 for our fourth annual Spy Week; a week-long celebration of America's Revolutionary War spies! Learn the secrets of America's first spy ring, hear stories of famed spies such as Benjamin Tallmadge and Nathan Hale, and discover the truth about some of the War's unsung heroes who were instrumental in the efforts of Revolutionary espionage. 

Week-long special programming will include:

Feast of San Gennaro - Mulberry Street
Through September 22, 2019 - Little Italy

This yearly festival features fun, games, and all the Italian food you can eat. 

No Brainer or the Solution to Parasites - Various locations
Through September 25, 2019 - New York

Theater for the New City's award-winning Street Theater Company will present "No Brainer or the Solution to Parasites," a rip-roaring musical which portrays our road to national madness as a bad trip to Hades. Free performances will tour parks, playgrounds and closed-off streets throughout the five boroughs through September 15. Book, lyrics and direction are by Crystal Field; the musical score is composed and arranged by Joseph Vernon Banks. TNC's free street theater productions are delightfully suited for family audiences, since complex social issues are often presented through children's allegories, with children and neighborhood people as the heroes.

Human Chess - Riverside Park - Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument
Through September 26, 2019 - Upper West Side

Play as your favorite game piece and navigate the chess board from inside at our Human Chess games, where chess becomes an embodied team sport.

All levels are welcome!

Teen Writing Workshop - New York Public Library - Columbus
Through September 26, 2019 - Upper West Side

Spend an hour a week writing and sharing your work in a safe and fun environment! Writers of all levels and genres are welcome. Led by experienced writing workshop leader Ann Marie Cunningham.

Bingo! - West Harlem Piers Park
Through September 27, 2019 - West Harlem

BYO food and beverages to this all ages, free to enter, B-I-N-G-O night. A mix of music plays as the numbers roll out and each game winner receives a prize.

Outdoor Movie Night at Randall's Island Park: Creed II (PG-13) - Randall's Island Park
Through September 28, 2019 - New York

Creed II reminds us that no matter where you go, remember your roots! Adonis Creed is at the height of his career and happy with his best friend and fianc e Bianca by his side. Against the wishes of his mentor Rocky Balboa, Creed accepts a challenge from Viktor Drago. This fight brings a feud that has spanned over three decades to its breaking point. It will take the love and support of Bianca and the training of Rocky to prepare Creed for the showdown of his life. Bring your family and friends for front row seats to this epic battle in the ring. Location: Field 42

Sunday Story Time - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
Through September 29, 2019 - Upper West Side

Head to the museum every Sunday for a special story time, followed by a fun craft activity.