Fun and Educational Things to Do in NYC in August

Fun and Educational Things to Do in NYC in August

Want your kids to learn something new while having a good time? Visit one of these fun and educational activities that are family-friendly in Manhattan in August for a fun learning experience for all!

STEM Kids NYC FREE
WHEN: May. 25 - Aug. 4, Weekends, 11am-5pm
WHERE: Governors Island, Ferries leave from 10 South St., New York Harbor , NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Learn the physics of making and flying kites, make polymers, and code an app.
WANT TO GO? 212-440-2200. govisland.com.

Morgan Explorers: Family Drop-in Museum Experience
WHEN: Jun. 9 - Aug. 11, Second Sundays, 1:30-3pm
WHERE: The Morgan Library & Museum, 225 Madison Ave., Midtown, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Discover art activities, handle touch objects, and answers from an educator.
WANT TO GO? $22; $14 senior; $13 students; free for children younger than 13. 212-685-0008. themorgan.org.

Revolutionary New York Walking Tour
WHEN: Jul. 4 - Aug. 26, 7/4, 11:00am and 2:00pm; 7/9 and 7/26, 1:00pm; 8/10, 10:00am; 8/26, 1:00pm
WHERE: City Hall Park, Broadway and Murray Street, Lower Manhattan, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Visit the site where the Declaration of Independence was first read to a New York audience, the graves of a Revolutionary War General, where President George Washington gave his Inaugural Address. 
WANT TO GO? $25; $20 seniors and students. https://bigonion.com/tour/revolutionary-new-york/.

Intrepid Adventures
WHEN: Jul. 27 - Dec. 29, Weekends, 12:00pm
WHERE: Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Pier 86, West 46th Street at Twelfth Avenue, Hell's Kitchen, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Each Adventure is inspired by a Museum exhibition. Register in advance.
WANT TO GO? FREE with museum admission ($33 adults; $24 children ages 5-12; free for children younger than 5). 212-245-0072. intrepidmuseum.org.

Family Fridays at MoMath presented by Two Sigma: “Mathematics — Starring YOU” with Sergio Belmonte Palmero FREE
WHEN: Friday, Aug. 2, 6:30pm
WHERE: National Museum of Mathematics, 11 E 26th St., New York, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: In this special event, audience members become the main characters in a special role-play with math.
WANT TO GO? FREE. 212-542-0566. https://momath.org/upcoming-events/.

Revolutionary Summer: Deborah Sampson, Fighting Woman
WHEN: Aug. 3 - 4, daily, 11am-3pm
WHERE: DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park W., Upper West Side, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Meet Deborah Sampson, the woman who disguised her gender to enlist in the Continental Army.
WANT TO GO? FREE with museum admission ($21; $6 children ages 5-13; free for children younger than 5). 212-873-3400. nyhistory.org/childrens-museum.

Building Blocks Bonanza!
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 3, 10:30-11:45am
WHERE: The Skyscraper Museum, 39 Battery Place, New York, NY
AGES: 5-17
WHAT: After a brief tour of the permanent exhibition, kids will test their knowledge to climb their way to the top as they become life-size game pieces in a skyscraper-themed board game. RSVP required.
WANT TO GO? $5 per child; members free. 2129456324. https://skyscraper.org/WHAT'S_UP/family_programs.htm.

Moves 2019 Math Unfolded: The Mathematical Art of Origami
WHEN: Aug. 4 - 6, 10am-5pm daily
WHERE: National Museum of Mathematics, 11 E 26th St., NY, NY
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: See dozens of talks on current research in recreational mathematics and a variety of family-accessible mathematical activities.
WANT TO GO? $90 and up; Children age 6 through high school students: $65.00; Children under 6: $35.00. 2125420566. https://momath.org/moves-conference/.

Solar Eclipses: Math, Science, and Spectacle
WHEN: Tuesday, Aug. 6, 6:30pm
WHERE: National Museum of Mathematics, 11 E 26th St., New York, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Learn about recent scientific work related to eclipses, international coordination of observations, and future plans.
WANT TO GO? $15. 212-542-0566. https://momath.org/civicrm/?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm/event/info&reset=1&id=1639.

Math Encounters: 'The Wall of Fire Theorem: A Story of Mathematical Discovery' with Jim Propp FREE
WHEN: Wednesday, Aug. 7, 4-5:30pm and 7-8:30pm
WHERE: National Museum of Mathematics, 11 E 26th St., New York, NY
AGES: 9-17
WHAT: Researcher Jim Propp shares new mathematical results inspired by the Museum's popular Wall of Fire exhibit, where you can slice a cube and find shapes that have 3-6 sides.
WANT TO GO? FREE. 212-542-0566. https://momath.org/civicrm/?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm/event/info&reset=1&id=1637.

Washington & Hamilton in New York City
WHEN: Aug. 10 - 11, 8/10, 11am; 8/11, 1pm
WHERE: Fraunces Tavern, 54 Pearl St., Downtown, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: This is an immersive tour for lovers of United States’ history and the musical Hamilton!
WANT TO GO? $20. https://frauncestavern.com/.

Tween Primes, the MoMath book club for tweens and teens: The Writing on the Wall by Wendy Lichtman
WHEN: Sunday, Aug. 11, 5:30-6:30pm
WHERE: National Museum of Mathematics, 11 E 26th St. , New York City , NY
AGES: 9-17
WHAT: Like to read? Like math or wish you did? Come to Tween Primes, the MoMath book club for tweens and teens (ages 10-17). Enjoy pizza and good math reads.
WANT TO GO? $15. 6466036869. https://momath.org/civicrm/?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm/event/info&reset=1&id=1651.

Unlimited, MoMath’s mix-n-mingle program for students in middle and high school
WHEN: Sunday, Aug. 11, 6:30-8:30 pm
WHERE: National Museum of Mathematics, 11 E 26th St., New York City, NY
AGES: 9-17
WHAT: Hang out with old and new friends, enjoy cookies and hot chocolate, and move to some great tunes.
WANT TO GO? $15. 2125420566. https://momath.org/civicrm/?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm/event/info&reset=1&id=1650.

Wet Water Lab Program
WHEN: Monday, Aug. 12, 11:00am-2:00pm
WHERE: Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Ave. , East Harlem, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: What’s in your water? Join for an exploration of our major water sources, the ways we use water, and filtration systems in the city.
WANT TO GO? FREE with museum admission ($19 adults; free for children and teens). 212-534-1672. mcny.org.

Stroller Tour
WHEN: Tuesday, Aug. 13, 3:00-4:00pm
WHERE: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Ave., Upper East Side, NY
AGES: 0-2, Adult
WHAT: 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.
WANT TO GO? $25. 212-423-3500. guggenheim.org.

Math Gym, a workout for your brain FREE
WHEN: Tuesday, Aug. 13, 3:30- 4:30pm
WHERE: National Museum of Mathematics, 11 E 26th St., New York City, NY
AGES: 9-17
WHAT: Students, spend an hour at MoMath independently working on engaging and beautiful math problems, hand-selected by MoMath's advisory council of math PhDs.
WANT TO GO? FREE. 2125420566. https://momath.org/civicrm/?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm/event/info&reset=1&id=1610.

The Amazing Work of Kokichi Sugihara
WHEN: Tuesday, Aug. 13, 6:30-7:30 pm
WHERE: National Museum of Mathematics, 11 E 26th St., New York City, NY
AGES: 9-17
WHAT: Be amazed as Dr. Sugihara demonstrates how his clever illusions fool the brain and how math underlies the engineering of each paradoxical illusion.
WANT TO GO? $14. 2125420566. https://momath.org/civicrm/?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm/event/info&reset=1&id=1566.

Garbage, Garbage Everywhere!
WHEN: Wednesday, Aug. 14, 11:00am-2:00pm
WHERE: Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Ave. , East Harlem, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Explore the Future City Lab, part of the acclaimed exhibition New York at Its Core, and see the ways that climate change and your personal trash are connected. Registration suggested, but not required.
WANT TO GO? FREE with museum admission ($19 adults; free for children and teens). 212-534-1672. mcny.org.

Harlem's Culture: Past. Present! Future? FREE
WHEN: Thursday, Aug. 15, 7pm
WHERE: Apollo Theater, 253 West 125th St, New York, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Some of the neighborhood's leading arts organizations will gather to celebrate landmark anniversaries and to discuss how they plan to maintain relevance in a changing community.
WANT TO GO? FREE. 212.531.5379 . https://apollotheater.org/calendar/.

Chess Lecture and Simul Series: Woman Grandmaster Sabina Foisor FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 24, 11am-3pm (registration at 10am)
WHERE: Chess & Checkers House, Mid-Park at 64th Street, Central Park, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Learn techniques from world-renowned chess experts. Then put your new skills to the test against a grandmaster while they challenge 30 participants – simultaneously!
WANT TO GO? 212-794-4064. centralparknyc.org/calendar/events/discovery-walk-for-families-4-22-2015.html.

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