Fitness Activities for Kids in NYC in August

Fitness Activities for Kids in NYC in August

These events are perfect for active kids who love to move and shake. Keep active in Manhattan this August, and find the best things to do with your family, with these sports and fitness activities and classes.

Yoga in the Park FREE
WHEN: Apr. 30 - Sep. 19, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30-7:30pm
WHERE: Randall's Island Park, 20 Randall’s Island Park, Randall's Island, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Stretch, breathe, and find inner peace.
WANT TO GO? 212-830-7722. randallsisland.org.

Family Yoga FREE
WHEN: May. 29 - Aug. 30, Wednesdays, 5:30-6:15pm
WHERE: Inwood Hill Park, Isham Street and Seaman Avenue, Inwood, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Learn yoga poses, breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques.
WANT TO GO? 212-628-2345. nycgovparks.org.

Parent and Me Yoga FREE
WHEN: Jun. 1 - Sep. 28, Saturdays, 9-9:45am
WHERE: Fort Tryon Park: Abby's Lawn, Broadway, between Dongan Place and Bennet Avenue, Upper Manhattan, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy yoga with a certified children's instructor.
WANT TO GO? 212-795-1388. nycgovparks.org.

Le Carrousel Magique FREE
WHEN: Jun. 9 - Aug. 4, 2-3pm
WHERE: Bryant Park Carousel, 35 W. 40th St., Midtown, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Magicians perform fun-filled tricks.
WANT TO GO? 212-768-4242. bryantpark.org .

Splash 'n' Play
WHEN: Jun. 18 - Aug. 8, Tuesdays, 3:30
WHERE: 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Ave., Upper East Side, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: An hour of summer fun, with water activities, spray bottles, and more.
WANT TO GO? $20 for the first child; $15 for additional children. 212-415-5500. 92y.org.

Flatiron Summer Series: Wellness Wednesdays FREE
WHEN: Jun. 26 - Aug. 7, Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00pm
WHERE: Flatiron South Public Plaza, Broadway between 22nd and 23rd Streets, Manhattan, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy free fitness classes on the Flatiron South Plaza.
WANT TO GO? FREE. 212-741-2323. https://eventbrite.com/e/flatiron-wellness-wednesday-strength-registration-61310794236.

Meatpacking District’s Sweat Sessions FREE
WHEN: Jul. 30 - Sep. 10, Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00p
WHERE: Meatpacking District, W 14th St & 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10011, New York, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: In partnership with hospitality & wellness experience design firm, Wellth Collective, the Meatpacking District is once again hosting 3 free workout classes on Tuesday evenings, running through September 10.
WANT TO GO? 0. (646) 340-1760. https://thesweatsessions.splashthat.com/.

Watson Adventures’ Wizard School Scavenger Hunt 2: The Museum of Magical History
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 3, 10:30am-12:30pm
WHERE: American Museum of Natural History, 200 Central Park West, New York, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Search for exhibits that echo characters, places, and enchanted objects in the books and movies of the Harry Potter universe. Advance purchase required.
WANT TO GO? $29.50-$45. 877-946-4868. https://watsonadventures.com/location/new-york-city/american-museum-natural-history/#event-6825.

Lower East Side Walk & Find
WHEN: Sunday, Aug. 4, 11am-12:30pm
WHERE: Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: On this neighborhood walking tour and scavenger hunt for families, step back and time and visit the Lower East Side spots that kids in the early 1900s knew and loved.
WANT TO GO? $14; $10 children and seniors. 212-219-0302. eldridgestreet.org/event/lower-east-side-walk-find-2/.

Jackie Robinson Family Day
WHEN: Monday, Aug. 5, 11am-2pm
WHERE: Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Ave. , East Harlem, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Learn about Jackie Robinson’s career as the first African American to play in Major League Baseball. Go on a scavenger hunt in the exhibition In the Dugout with Jackie Robinson to consider the challenges and successes he faced during his career.
WANT TO GO? FREE with museum admission ($19 adults; free for children and teens). 212-534-1672. mcny.org.

Super Soccer Stars FREE
WHEN: Aug. 8 - 29, Thursdays, 9:30-10:30am
WHERE: Riverside Park, 72nd Track and Lawn, Upper West Side, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: 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.
WANT TO GO? 914-777-3127. pcfwalk.org.

Rockefeller Center Offers Free Outdoor Family-Friendly Wellness and Dance Classes on Select Saturdays in August FREE
WHEN: Aug. 10 - 31, Saturdays, 9:00am and 10:00am
WHERE: Rockefeller Plaza, Between 49th and 50th Streets and 5th and 6th Avenues, Manhattan, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Keep up your family's summer wellness routine at a series of free classes for adults and children aimed to enhance the body and mind at Rockefeller Center this August.
WANT TO GO? free. 2128439291. https://rockefellercenter.com/.

Watson Adventures’ Whodunit at the Met Family Scavenger Hunt
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 10, 10:30am-12:30pm
WHERE: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Follow the trail of clues and answer tricky questions to solve a crime! Advance purchase required.
WANT TO GO? $32.50-$44. 877-946-4868. https://watsonadventures.com/location/new-york-city/metropolitan-museum-art/#event-8304.

Picnic & Play FREE
WHEN: Friday, Aug. 16, 5:30-8pm
WHERE: Randall's Island Park, 20 Randall's Island Park, Randall's Island, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Bring out your family and friends for fun games like giant Connect 4 and Jenga, art projects, and music.
WANT TO GO? 212-830-7722. randallsisland.org.

Watson Adventures’ Wizard School Scavenger Hunt for Harry Potter Fans
WHEN: Aug. 17 - 31, 8/17 and 8/31, 10:30am-12:30pm
WHERE: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Young wizards will search for art that echoes characters and enchanted objects in the Harry Potter books. Advance purchase required.
WANT TO GO? $32.50-$44. 877-946-4868. https://watsonadventures.com/location/new-york-city/metropolitan-museum-art/#event-8288.

Thomas Jefferson Track Day FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 24, 9am-3pm
WHERE: Thomas Jefferson Park, 114th Street and First Avenue, East Harlem, NY
AGES: 3-17
WHAT: Show off your speed in several competitive running events for different age groups. This event is open to children 3-16 years old. Pre-registration required. 
WANT TO GO? 212-360-1319. nycgovparks.org/highlights/festivals/street-games.

Watson Adventures’ Secrets of Central Park Family Scavenger Hunt
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 24, 10:30am-12:30pm
WHERE: Central Park, 5th Avenue and 66th Street, New York, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Decipher a secret code by the pond seen in Home Alone 2, spot Cupid at the Carousel, unscramble a message in the sky, and find a witch turned to stone. For ages 7 and older. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Advance purchase required.
WANT TO GO? $17.50-$21.50. 877-946-4868. https://watsonadventures.com/location/new-york-city/central-park/#event-8222.

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