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free and low-cost things to do with kids in Manhattan Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Manhattan today, June 1, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on today in Manhattan's museums, galleries, and libraries for some educational fun; in the parks, for outdoor and nature activities; and in the theaters, for children's concerts and performances. Plus, get details and directions on any street fairs or holiday festivals happening June 1. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Manhattan, check out our complete calendar of events.

Amore Opera Presents All-Children's Production of Gilbert & Sullivan's 'Iolanthe' - Riverside Theatre at Riverside Church
Through June 01, 2019 - Morningside Heights

Two performances of Gilbert and Sullivan's operetta "Iolanthe" will open on Thursday evening, May 30, 2019. Gilbert and Sullivan's operettas are long-time favorites of Amore's audiences; in the past recent years, Amore Opera has presented children's productions of Gilbert and Sullivan's "Pirates of Penzance" both in 2013 and 2018, as well as Gilbert and Sullivan's "H.M.S. Pinafore" in 2015. The production of "Iolanthe" will be directed by Nathan Hull and conducted by Iris Karlin. The rotating cast includes, in the role of Phillis: Nicolette Bett; in the role of Iolanthe: Julia Mechner, and Gia Cellucci; in the role of The Fairy Queen: Liora Shuf; in the role of Strephon: Michael Coppola; in the role of Lord Chancellor: Robert Dakwar, and Andrew Thibeault; in the role of Lord Tolloller: Aaron Adlam Ferguson, and Tamrat Gavenas; in the role of Lord MountArarat : Nathaniel (Nate) White; and in the role of Private Willis: Andrew Thibeault, and Bruno Amaro. The schedule of performances for "Iolanthe" is as follows: Thursday evening, May 30, 2019, 7:00 pm; and Saturday morning, June 1, 11:00 am. For tickets at $45 adults; $35 seniors/students/children under 12; $35 - $25 partial view; please visit www.amoreopera.org or call 1 866-811-4111.

The Pop Ups - David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center
June 01, 2019 - Upper West Side

Density - Skyscraper Museum
June 01, 2019 - Battery Park City

What is density? Why are some communities more dense than others? Children will learn about why New York is so dense and then design their own city blocks, keeping in mind where people live, work, and spend time together. Ages 6-8. RSVP required. 

Caribbean Carnival! - Children's Museum of Manhattan
June 01, 2019 - Upper West Side

Celebrate Caribbean-American Heritage Month at the Children’s Museum. Explore the art and design of headdresses and costumes from Caribbean Carnival events in Trinidad and Tobago, the Bahamas, and more! Create your own headdress in this hands-on workshop.

Morning at the Museum - Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
June 01, 2019 - Upper East Side

Morning at the Museum is a Smithsonian program that provides access to a museum for individuals with cognitive and sensory processing disabilities. This program provides early entrance, pre-visit materials for participating families, a gallery scavenger hunt, design activities, and a “take a break” space. Participants will work with guest designer Genspace on a series of nature-inspired design activities– extracting DNA from strawberries, exploring the microscopic world, and engaging with a biodesign touch table.

This program is free and for all ages. Pre-Registration Required. To register, email [email protected] or call 917.809.6732.

Strawberry DNA Extraction - Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
June 01, 2019 - Upper East Side

In this interactive workshop with Genspace, you’ll use household materials and “kitchen science” to extract DNA from strawberries, explore the microscopic world, and engage with a biodesign touch table. This is a beginner workshop, no prior experience in design required to participate. This program is suitable for adults and children ages 5 and up.

15th Annual Hike the Heights - Highbridge Park - Sunken Playground
June 01, 2019 - Washington Heights

Hike the Heights is an annual community hike and celebration in northern Manhattan parks that promotes the use of the Giraffe Path, an urban trail that connects the Cloisters to Central Park. This family-friendly event invites New Yorkers to explore and celebrate the area’s natural treasures by combining physical activity, art, and fun! 

Meet the Scientist: Dagmawit Getahun - The American Museum of Natural History
June 01, 2019 - Upper West Side

Gelada monkeys, also known as the “bleeding heart” monkeys because of the bright red patches of skin on their chest, are found only in the highlands of Ethiopia. They are the world’s only grass eating monkeys and spend most of their time on the ground rather than in the trees. While their range is currently very restricted, fossils show us that their ancestors lived all over the world. Join Dagmawit “Dag” Getahun, a biological anthropology PhD candidate at the Graduate Center, CUNY, for an exploration of the evolutionary history of monkeys from Africa and Asia and how the study of these terrestrial primates might lead to insights about our own evolution. For ages 7 and older.

Free passes are available on the day of the program at the Discovery Room entrance.

2019 Uptown Games at The Armory - New Balance Track and Field Center at The Armory
June 01, 2019 - New York

National Learn to Row Day - Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse
June 01, 2019 - Inwood

Summer is here, the weather is great and it’s time to try something you’ve never attempted before: rowing.

Join us on National Learn to Row Day for a totally free event, and learn the basics of a sport that will stay with you for a lifetime. Those interested in participating can simply stop by our boathouse for this family-friendly event for land-based and water-based rowing sessions and boathouse tours.

Please note: On-water experiences are for people aged 13 and older with a signed waiver.

For more information about Row New York events, please visit rownewyork.org/events.

If you have any questions, please contact Denise Aquino at [email protected].

WELCOMING BABY PICTURE BOOK LAUNCH EVENT - Books Of Wonder, Uptown
June 01, 2019 - New York

Young People's Chorus of NYC Debuts at NYC's Historic United Palace June 1 - The United Palace
June 01, 2019 - New York

Sew a Lace Crop Top Workshop - The Fashion Class
June 01, 2019 - Midtown

Children ages 6-13 can learn to sew a fabulous lace crop top, which is perfect for summer! This workshop will begin with a lesson on how to sew with Singer sewing machines. Beginner and advanced students are welcome. All supplies included. Advanced registration is mandatory for attendance.

10th Annual NYC Multicultural Festival - Saint Nicholas Avenue
June 01, 2019 - Harlem

Vendors and performers from all five boroughs and around the world serve up food, education, and entertainment at this lively annual fest. Show up to watch live performances, participate in wellness activities, browse fashion, play giant video games, and sample delicious dishes from around the globe. The fest goes down in two locations: June 1st on St. Nicholas Ave between 141st and 145th streets and June 8th at Jackie Robinson Park Bandshell.

YAI's Central Park Challenge - Naumburg Bandshell
June 01, 2019 - Upper East Side

For more than 20 years, thousands have joined the YAI Central Park Challenge to celebrate people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Whether running in the 4-mile race, participating in the 3K walk, or enjoying a day of family fun and live entertainment, you can stand with YAI and see beyond disability. The Central Park Challenge makes it possible for YAI to deliver more than 300 programs and services that empower the people with I/DD to live their best lives every day.

It's My Park Day - Union Square Park
June 01, 2019 - Union Square

Kick off your summer at Union Square's It's My Park! Day on Saturday, June 1, 2019. Join us for expanded programming to celebrate living green in Union Square. Whether it be sustainability, nature, or gardening, we think you’ll have a great time, and pick up your 2019 Summer in the Square schedule!

In collaboration with our community partners, we host a slew of programs, open to all ages. 

P.S. 125 Spring Festival - P.S. 125 The Ralph Bunche School
June 01, 2019 - Morningside Heights

Celebrate all things spring at the PS 125 Annual Spring Festival! All ages welcome. Bouncy Castle and Slide, Touch-a-Truck, HYPOTHEkids, Harlem Grown, face painting, nail salon, arts and crafts, music and entertainment, food and snacks, and more! All proceeds go towards PS 125 The Ralph Bunche School. Rain date tba.

Ballet Academy East 20th Annual Spring Performance Series - Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College
Through June 02, 2019 - Upper East Side

New York City's leading center for complete ballet education, Ballet Academy East (BAE), will hold its 20th annual Spring Performance  at Hunter College's Kaye Playhouse, May 31-June 2, 2019. Approximately 135 students from BAE's Pre-Professional Division will perform during the series. The program features Sleeping Beauty, Aurora's Wedding staged by Maina Gielgud and includes world premieres by Charles Askegard, Amanda Edge, and Alan Hineline. Works by Darla Hoover, Jenna Lavin and Marcia Dale Weary round out the program.

Jackson Galaxy's Cat Camp - The Metropolitan Pavilion
Through June 02, 2019 - Chelsea

Back for its third year at The Metropolitan Pavilion (125 West 18th Street), Jackson Galaxy's Cat Camp will bring cat lovers and experts of all stripes together for a weekend of adventure, education, and feline fun -- hosted by renowned cat behavior expert Jackson Galaxy, Cat Camp co-founder and now, honorary Head Camp Counselor alongside Christina Ha, co-founder of Cat Camp and co-owner of NYC's first renowned cat cafe, Meow Parlour. This year's event, sponsored by The Petco Foundation, is full of activities, presentations, and opportunities to meet special guests, including Kate Benjamin of Hauspanther, a site specializing in chic cat furniture, and Hannah Shaw, a well-known kitten rescue advocate.

'Addy & Uno' - Theatre Row
Through June 02, 2019 - Midtown

Off-Broadway's hilarious and heartwarming musical teaches all kids to dream and to dream big! As Uno, a child with autism, faces the challenge of competing in his school's math competition, his friends with varying disabilities - ADHD, visual, hearing and physical impairment - rally in support. Through puppets and soaring music, Addy & Uno is a heartfelt and hilarious journey celebrating hope, big dreams and the beauty of differences.

World Science Festival NYC - Various locations around NYC
Through June 02, 2019 -

The 12th annual World Science Festival kicks off on May 28th for a week packed with over 60 events that take science out of the lab and into the streets, parks, museums, and premier performing arts venues of New York City.

Best for kids:

New York City Fish Count - FREE!
Citywide
June 2, times vary with location
Top marine biologists and scientists work with families and kids to discover–and count–the many species of fish and marine creatures (even seahorses) right here in our own city waterways.

Stargazing - FREE!
Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
June 1, 7pm-11pm
This night has it all: multiple telescopes for planets and stargazing; an LED-lit balloon chain installation, floating overhead and swaying to the changing winds; and world renowned scientists and chefs, including a former White House pastry chef, discussing the vagaries of cooking, eating, and staying alive in outer space. Grab your picnic blanket and head to Brooklyn Bridge Park to contemplate–and savor–your singular, magical, miniscule spot in the universe.

City of Science Street Festival - FREE!
Washington Square Park
June 2, 10am-5pm
A larger-than-life touring event where the wondrous properties of science, technology, engineering, and math collide. Filled with interactive demonstrations, hands-on activities, and enormous exhibitions, this free program unleashes everyone’s inner scientist.

BookCon - Jacob Javits Center
Through June 02, 2019 - Chelsea

BookCon is the event where storytelling and pop culture collide. Experience the origin of the story in all its forms by interacting with the authors, publishers, celebrities, and creators of content that influence everything we read, hear, and see. BookCon is an immersive experience that features interactive, forward thinking content including Q&As with the hottest talent, autographing sessions, storytelling podcasts, special screenings, literary quiz shows, and so much more. BookCon is the ultimate celebration of books, where your favorite stories come to life.

'The Frog Prince' - Galli Theater
Through June 02, 2019 - Tribeca

A princess loses a precious gift from her father, a golden ball, down a well. In order to get it back, she must keep three promises to a frog.  Through her adventure with the frog, the young girl learns the value of keeping her word, facing her fears and his handsomely rewarded.

Figment NYC - Lighthouse Park
Through June 02, 2019 - Roosevelt Island

FIGMENT is an explosion of creative energy. It's a free, annual celebration of participatory art and culture where everything is possible. For one weekend this summer, it will transforms Roosevelt Island into a large-scale collaborative artwork - and then it's gone.

Photo by Adela Wagner

German Story Time - Book Culture on Broadway
Through June 07, 2019 - Morningside Heights

Come and join as German native speaker Beatrice Beckmann reads funny and smart, classic and new picture books in German and sings a song or two. All are welcome.

ShaJam! - Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan
Through June 07, 2019 - New York

Get ready, get set...Shabbat! Start your Fridays off right as we sing and dance with friends in a Jewish music class like no other. ShaJam is led by Carla Friend of Tkiya: The Jewish Community Music Initiative. Sign up for the whole season to enjoy a discounted rate, or register per session for the weeks you can join. Appropriate for children ages 4 and under.

'THE WIZARD OF OZ: A JAZZ MUSICAL FOR ALL AGES,' PRESENTED BY HARLEM REPERTORY THEATRE AND YIP HARBURG FOUNDATION, EXTENDS THRU JUNE 8, 2019. - Tato Laviera Theatre
Through June 08, 2019 - New York City

'The Wizard of Oz: A Jazz Musical for All Ages' - Tato Laviera Theatre
Through June 08, 2019 - Harlem

Harlem Repertory Theatre stages "The Wizard of Oz: a Jazz Musical for All Ages," co-produced by the Yip Harburg Foundation, for young (and young-at-heart) audiences. This production of the classic musical has a multi-racial cast, a jazzy underscore, and authoritative dramaturgy by representatives of the Yip Harburg Foundation. Director/choreographer is Keith Lee Grant, Artistic Director of Harlem Rep, who is in the midst of a four-year project of presenting four classic musicals that have lyrics by E.Y. "Yip" Harburg, who was known in his lifetime as the "social conscience of Broadway."

'Bout À Bout' - The Duke on 42nd Street
Through June 09, 2019 - Midtown

In the whimsical world of BOUT BOUT ("end to end"), an ordinary piece of rope transforms into a lovable little hero who sets out on an adventure full of challenges and excitement. Along the way, this intrepid bit of twine encounters curious aquatic creatures, a cranky motorist and some springy, stringy playmates, all brought to life through the wondrous and inventive puppetry of Le Clan des Songes from Toulouse, France.

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American Tap Dance Center Open House – Come Tap Dance with Us! - American Tap Dance Center
Through June 13, 2019 - West Village

Tap Classes for Kids (as young as 4 1/2), Teens, and Adults! Check out our studio space, meet our faculty and staff, and take a sample tap class! Saturday, June 1, 4:30-5:30pm Sunday, June 2, 10-11am Monday, June 10, 5-6pm Wednesday, June 12, 4-5pm Thursday, June 13, 5:15-6:15pm For more information visit www.atdf.org. RSVP ENCOURAGED: Please email [email protected] or call us at (646) 230 9564 to reserve your space! American Tap Dance Center - 154 Christopher St #2B (Between Greenwich St and Washington St)

Cerebral Palsy Soccer - West End Secondary School
Through June 15, 2019 - Upper West Side

Cerebral Palsy (CP) Soccer training for kids with cerebral palsy, stroke, or traumatic brain injury who can walk and run independently. This is a great way to meet and play a team sport with your peers on a level playing field! CP Soccer is building a national soccer league for kids with cerebral palsy who are ambulatory and active. This special training program also paves the way for some players to feed into the US National Paralympic Team! We train every Sunday. Ages 8 to 18, girls and boys, and players of all levels welcome. Open to qualifying kids from all five boroughs. Contact us for details: [email protected]

Track & Field - Thomas Jefferson Park
Through June 23, 2019 - Harlem

City Parks Foundation is kicking off its 2019 Spring sports programs for young people, which is offered in four boroughs. CityParks Track & Field, presented in partnership with New York Road Runners and supported by the Randall's Island Park Alliance, gives New York City kids, ages eight to 14, the chance to learn the basics of the sport. From hurdles and relay races, to long jump, shot put and javelin throw, this program runs from April 20 through June 8 in Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Queens, with sessions once per week. The Jesse Owens Track and Field program introduces novice runners to cross country distance running through runs from East Harlem to Randall's Island Park. This program runs from April 7 - June 23 in Manhattan, and is held once per week. Online registration is now open for all spring programs at CityParksFoundation.org/play. Participants are encouraged to register online in advance, though walk-up participants may register on-site if space permits. For more information and a full list of City Parks Foundation's 2019 sports programs, please visit www.CityParksFoundation.org. You can contact [email protected] or call (718) 760-6999 for more information.

Banksy Art Class - Playday
Through June 25, 2019 - Kips Bay

Join this stencil class inspired by the works of street artist Banksy. This drop-off class is designed for children ages 4 to 10. 

Lego Leisure Hour - Harry Belafonte 115th Street Library
Through June 26, 2019 - Manhattan

Good Stuff - Good Stuff
Through June 28, 2019 - New York City

Frieze at Rockefeller Center - Rockefeller Center
Through June 28, 2019 - Midtown

More than 20 sculptures will transform Rockefeller Center into a free public art park for the first-ever Frieze Sculpture at Rockefeller Center. Curator Brett Littman, Director of the Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum in Long Island City, selected and placed new and significant works by 14 international and local artists for the installation, all presented by world-leading galleries. Littman designed Frieze Sculpture to work in context with the art and architecture already at Rockefeller Center, creating a massive indoor-outdoor free gallery. The public art park gives visitors the opportunity to experience, enjoy, and interact with renowned artwork free of charge, without tickets or time constraints, with the option of learning more about the works from a free audio tour that accompanies guests as they make their way through all of the sculptures on display around the Center.

Frieze Sculpture at Rockefeller Center will include works from Nick Cave, Aaron Curry, Jose D vila, Walter De Maria, Rochelle Goldberg, Goshka Macuga, Ibrahim Mahama, Joan Mir, Paulo Nazareth, Jaume Plensa, Pedro Reyes, Kiki Smith, Sarah Sze, and Hank Willis Thomas. In addition, throughout Frieze Sculpture at Rockefeller Center, up-and-coming restaurants and retailers will offer al fresco dining and dynamic visitor activations throughout the duration of the installation. For a map identifying where all the sculptures are located and for a full schedule of events, visit rockefellercenter.com and follow Rockefeller Center on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

Backyard Wilderness - American Museum of Natural History
Through June 30, 2019 - New York

Watson Adventures: Whodunit at the Met Family Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through July 06, 2019 - Upper East Side

In this mischievous mystery, kids and adults team up to search great works of art to expose a killer. The villain has created a scavenger hunt at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and if you can solve it, you’ll reveal his name, the weapon he used, and where he hid the body.

You’ll get images of suspects, weapons, and possible crime scenes that are all on display in the museum. By following the trail of clues and answering tricky questions, you’ll get closer and closer to solving this deadly puzzle, helping the police—and earning bragging rights for your team.

No knowledge of the museum or art is necessary: just bring your love of mystery and your teamwork skills. This hunt is for ages 10 and up. Each team must include at least one kid and one adult, with a maximum of six participants per team.

Lise Soskolne: The Work - Mishkin Gallery, Baruch College (CUNY)
Through July 12, 2019 - New York

35 Years of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - The Paley Center for Media
Through July 14, 2019 - Midtown

The Paley Center for Media will take visitors on a journey through the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtleverse when it unveils the multimedia exhibit 35 Years of TMNT on Saturday, May 18, at its New York location. This exclusive exhibit, which is free and open to the public, will run until July 14. Upon entry to 35 Years of TMNT, visitors can enjoy a dynamic art piece showcasing the comic-book origins of our half-shell heroes, take a "shellfie" with a Turtles standee, enjoy screenings of Turtles animated episodes, and then sewer surf through a visual timeline of the evolution of the Turtles from the very first comics to the current series, Nickelodeon's Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

The Forgotten East - Pop-Up Exhibit
Through July 28, 2019 - Chinatown

A new adventurous and interactive pop-up exhibit The Forgotten East will debut in NYC on May 4, 2019, on 310 Canal Street, New York, NY 10013, and end on July 28, 2019. Featuring four immersive rooms, this exhibit was inspired by the Silk Road, the mother road of ancient China. The artists rebuild this mystery adventure and combine with their own thoughts to produce this exhibition. In The Forgotten East, the artists use silk as the key element in each room, and all the installation are handmade by themselves, including a Chinese landscape painting, caves on the wall, and pieces of jewelry in the case, etc.

Art Force 5 - Governors Island
Through August 04, 2019 - New York Harbor

The Art Force 5 welcomes young and old superheroes-in-training to make their own superhero action figure and customized cape. A huge comic book exhibit depicting the history of comic books alongside equal rights will delight both comic novices and enthusiasts. Visitors will be invited to paint a tile that, when joining forces with hundreds of others, will make some beautiful public art celebrating the hundredth anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance. All free, all fun, and open to all ages.

STEM Kids NYC - Governors Island
Through August 04, 2019 - New York Harbor

Let off some STEAM with STEM Kids NYC! Through fun, engaging, student-centered sessions, engineers (this means YOU) from age 5 to 105 will learn the fun physics of making kites and flying them, harness changing states of matter to make polymers (street name: SLIME), code an app and more. STEM Kids NYC invites you to tap into your natural abilities for success in the wonderful world of STEM.

Science Saturday at Pier 84 - Hudson River Park: Pier 84
Through August 10, 2019 - Hell's Kitchen

Dive into science with your family this summer for catch and release fishing, microscopic investigations, River-inspired crafts and more. 
Registration recommended here.

CHALK (a silent comedy.) - The Kraine Theater
Through August 10, 2019 - New York

Family Yoga - Inwood Hill Park
Through August 30, 2019 - Inwood

Come together in a lighthearted environment for family yoga fun on Pats Lawn!

Age- and developmentally-appropriate yoga poses, animated breathing exercises, and soothing relaxation techniques awaken the inner-child of all age participants. Laughter and love fill each class and is sure to inspire the entire family.

Parents and kids of all ages are welcome.

Summer on the Hudson: Stargazing - Pier I, Riverside Park South
Through September 07, 2019 - Upper West Side

A summer evening in Manhattan is made complete when the Amateur Astronomers Association's expert stargazers help us peer heavenward to see stars and planets. 

South Street Seaport Museum: Sail New York Harbor Aboard the Pioneer - South Street Seaport Museum
Through September 08, 2019 - Lower Manhattan

Sail the New York Harbor aboard the historic 1885 schooner, Pioneer. Pioneer tickets include free admission to the Museum's historic ships and exhibitions on the day of your sail. Just bring the ticket to the Museum before or after your sail!

Check the website for sailing times, which vary widely!  Special three-hour faily ecology sails are offered every other Sunday through September 10th. ($45 for adults; $40 for kids).

Yoga in the Park - Randall's Island Park
Through September 19, 2019 - Randall's Island

Stretch, breathe, and find your inner peace at evening yoga classes. Bring a mat. Tuesdays, April 30 -Sept 17, 6:30-7:30pm, Sunken Meadow Picnic Area Thursdays, May 2-Sept 19, 6:30-7:30pm, East River Picnic Area (south of 103rd St. Footbridge) (no program July 4)

City Parks Foundation Presents 'Puss In Boots' - Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park
Through September 22, 2019 - Upper West Side

City Parks Foundation presents the all-ages show Puss in Boots at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park, March 19 - September 22, 2019. A classic story with a twist, Puss in Boots is the tale of two friends – Fergus Mundingle and his sly cat Puss – who are tired of their dull and penniless lifestyle. Looking for a change, Puss dons a snazzy pair of boots and sets off on a magical journey, proving himself a caring friend willing to help at any cost. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit cityparksfoundation.org/swedish-cottage-marionette-theatre

Fairy and Folk Tales From Around The World! - Central Park: Hans Christian Andersen Statue
Through September 28, 2019 - Central Park

Since 1957, on Saturdays during the summer, New York City's children have clustered around Hans Christian Andersen's statue near Conservatory Water in Central Park to hear his and others' fairytales, folk stories, and stories, told by a dedicated group of professional storytellers. Children are asked to sit with parents or guardians. Storytellling is held rain or shine.

Parent and Me Yoga - Fort Tryon Park: Abby's Lawn
Through September 28, 2019 - Upper Manhattan

Join us for free yoga for children and their parents/caregivers with Christina Shablak, a certified children's instructor. All children are welcome with a parent or caregiver. 

Please arrive early, and bring a towel or yoga mat.

Please note: The ground is sloped and there are uneven spots. In case of rain or wet ground, this event will be canceled.

Register on Eventbrite

Summer on the Hudson: Sun Gaze - Pier I, Riverside Park South
Through September 29, 2019 - Upper West Side

The Amateur Astronomers Association and solargazing return with solar telescopes specifically designed to safely look at the sun and see sunspots and prominences under a summer sky.

Urban Farm Exploration Days - Randall's Island Park
Through October 19, 2019 - Randall's Island

Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.

Art on the Farm - Randall's Island Park
Through October 20, 2019 - Randall's Island

Join for unique family art projects inspired by the farm.

Hester Street Fair - Hester Street
Through October 26, 2019 - Chinatown

The Hester Street Fair an outdoor community market located on the Lower East Side, specializing in handmade goods, creative products, and artisanal food.

HSF is a launching pad for small, independent businesses and artists. Hundreds of vendors rotate over 60 spots every Saturday and Sunday to create one of the most dynamic outdoor events in New York City. Located at the intersection of Hester and Essex Streets, the Fair is open from 11am to 6pm every Saturday and some Sundays through October of 2019.

Special days include: 

April 13        Opening Day (with Stretch Armstrong)
May 5          Baby Food Fest
May 11         Pet Day
June 1          Vintage Day (with Housing Works)
July 6           Independence Day BBQ
July 20         Ice Cream Social
August 10     Back to School Day
Sept 14        Vintage Day (with Housing Works)
Oct 26          Closing Day

Play N Go™ Friday - PS 87
Through November 29, 2019 - New York

Saturday Sketching - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through December 28, 2019 - Upper East Side

Feeling inspired? Art materials are available for loan at the Family Activity Kiosk for exploration of Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural shapes and spaces.

Open Studio - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through December 29, 2019 - Chelsea

Get creative in the Whitney's Hearst Artspace! Make your own art inspired by works on view in current exhibitions. Each week the museum offers a different project. Floor 3, Laurie M. Tisch Education Center. For families with kids of all ages.

Open Studio for Families - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through December 29, 2019 - Upper East Side

For families with children ages 3 and older. Explore the themes and materials seen in the works on view at this drop-in studio art-making program.

T. rex: The Ultimate Predator - The American Museum of Natural History
Through August 09, 2020 - Upper West Side