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Things to Do with Kids in NYC this Weekend

Things to Do with Kids in NYC this Weekend

Plan your kids' best weekend yet in Manhattan!


Enjoy these fun things to do with your kids in New York City this weekend. Start planning your weekend now with our editorially curated list of happenings for kids and families.


Editor's Picks for This Weekend

Gazillion Bubble Show

WHEN: Nov. 5 - 27, Fridays 7pm; Saturdays 11am, 2pm, 4:30pm; Sundays, 12pm, 3pm; Check website for Added Thursdays & Holiday Times
WHERE: New World Stages, 340 West 50th Street, Stage 2, Hell's Kitchen, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Mind-blowing bubble magic, spectacular laser lighting effects, and momentary soapy masterpieces will make you smile, laugh, and feel like a kid again. WANT TO GO? $59-$99.50. 212-239-6200.
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Wake up, Daisy!

WHEN: Feb. 18 - Dec. 23, Fridays-Sundays, 11am and 1pm
WHERE: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park, W. 79th Street and West Drive, Enter Central Park at w 81st St. and Central Park West , Upper West Side, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: This original take on "Sleeping Beauty" is set on New York City’s Upper West Side and is perfect for today’s modern age. WANT TO GO? $12; $8 child. 212-879-0794.
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India Day Parade FREE

WHEN: Sunday, Aug. 21, 12:30-4pm
WHERE: Federation of Indian Associations, E 37 St. between Park Ave. and 5th Ave., Murray Hill, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Celebrate India culture and pride at the the world’s largest India Day Parade featuring floats, marching groups, cultural programs, booths and more!

WANT TO GO? 201-401-5100.
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Even More Weekend Fun

Urban Farm Volunteers FREE

WHEN: Mar. 27 - Oct. 16, Sundays, 10am-1pm **NO SESSIONS May 1, May 22, and June 19**
WHERE: Randall's Island Park, 10 Central Road, East Harlem, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Volunteer to help manage this one-acre Urban Farm. WANT TO GO? 212-860-1899.
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Farm Exploration Days FREE

WHEN: Apr. 2 - Oct. 8, Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-4pm **NO SESSION 9/10**
WHERE: Randall's Island Park Alliance, 10 Central Road, Harlem, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs! WANT TO GO? 212-8601-899.
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Flipper's Roller Boogie Palace

WHEN: Apr. 15 - Oct. 22, Mondays-Wednesdays, 10am-10pm; Thursdays-Fridays, 10am-12am; Saturdays, 8am-12am; Sundays, 8am-10pm
WHERE: The Rink at Rockefeller Center, 600 5th Avenue, Midtown, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Roller skate all summer long in NYC at Flipper’s at iconic Rockefeller Center. WANT TO GO? $12-$40.
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Flipper's Roller Boogie Palace

WHEN: Apr. 15 - Oct. 16, Mondays-Wednesdays, 10am-10pm; Thursdays-Fridays, 10am-12am; Saturdays, 8am-12am; Sundays, 8am-10pm
WHERE: The Rink at Rockefeller Center, 600 5th Avenue, Midtown, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Roller skate all summer long in NYC at Flipper’s at iconic Rockefeller Center. WANT TO GO? $12-$40.
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Roller Rink at The Standard, High Line

WHEN: Apr. 22 - Aug. 31, Mondays-Fridays, 12-11pm; Saturdays, 10am-12am; Sundays, 10am-11pm
WHERE: The Standard Plaza at The Standard, High Line, 848 Washington at 13th Street, Meatpacking District, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Take a visually immersive trip into a 1960's Mod-inspired rink and restaurant, with black & white checkered turf and playful seating surrounding the stark white, 136 person skating rink. WANT TO GO? $12 to 'Drop In'; $3 to rent skates. 212-645-4646.
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Candytopia

WHEN: Apr. 29 - Sep. 5, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 10am-7pm; Friday and Saturday, 10am-8pm; Sunday, 11am-7pm
WHERE: Candytopia New York, 111 West 32nd Street, Corner of 32nd and 6th, Midtown, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Candytopia transports guests to an imaginative confectionary wonderland with a one-of-a-kind full sensory experience and welcomes people of all ages to explore their sweet tooth like never before. WANT TO GO? $36; $29 ages 4-12; free for children 3 and younger.
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The Museum of Modern Art Presents “Matisse: The Red Studio” May 1 - September 10

WHEN: May. 1 - Sep. 10, 10:30am-5pm
WHERE: Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd St. , Midtown, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: The exhibition focuses on the genesis and history of Matisse's The Red Studio (1911), a painting that has remained among MoMA's most important works since it was acquired in 1949. WANT TO GO? $14-25. 212-708-9400.
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Children's Read Aloud FREE

WHEN: May. 7 - Sep. 17, 11am-12pm; first and third Saturdays of the month
WHERE: Randall's Island Park, 10 Central Rd. , Randall's Island, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Boogie Down Storytime is a family-friendly experience that cultivates early literacy awareness through joyful reading experiences. First and third Saturdays of the month, May-October WANT TO GO? 212-860-1899.
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Fun on the Farm FREE

WHEN: May. 7 - Oct. 8, 2-4pm
WHERE: Randall's Island Park, 10 Central Rd. , Randall's Island, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy family fun inspired by the farm, rivers, green spaces and natural areas. Saturdays, May 7-Oct. 8. (not July 30, Sept. 10, 17, Oct. 1)  WANT TO GO? 212-860-1899.
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THE BEAST

WHEN: May. 10 - Sep. 25, Tuesdays-Sundays, 11am-6pm
WHERE: Pier 83, West 42nd St. and 12th Ave. , Hell's Kitchen, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Rocketthrough the water at a heart-pounding 40 knots for this adventure on the water! WANT TO GO? $30; $25 child over 40 inches. 212-563-3200.
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Title IX: Activism On and Off the Field

WHEN: May. 13 - Sep. 4, Wednesday-Sunday, 11am-5:45pm
WHERE: The New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, Upper West Side, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: A new exhibition immerses visitors in the spaces shaped by the groundbreaking 1972 legislation and reveals the crucial work of activists in demanding that their institutions live up to the law's promises. WANT TO GO? $22; $17 seniors; $13 students with ID; $6 ages 5-13; free for children 4 and younger. 212-873-3400.
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Mickey & Friends x CAMP: An Extra Big Adventure

WHEN: May. 28 - Sep. 5, Mondays-Thurdays, 10am-4pm; Fridays and Saturdays, 9am-8pm; Sundays, 10am-7pm
WHERE: CAMP, 110 5th Avenue, Chelsea, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Join Disney's Mickey & Friends on an interactive, immersive, fantastical adventure that's literally larger than life. WANT TO GO? Tickets start at $24 on weekdays and $38 on weekends. 917-997-0439.
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Dior + Balenciaga: The Kings of Couture and Their Legacies FREE

WHEN: Jun. 1 - Nov. 6, Wednesday-Friday, 12-8pm; Saturday-Sunday, 10am-5pm
WHERE: The Museum at FIT , 227 W 27th St., Chelsea, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

The Museum at FIT (MFIT) presents Dior + Balenciaga: The Kings of Couture and Their Legacies, an exhibition featuring fashions by the two most important couturiers of the mid-20th century, Christian Dior (1905-1957) and Crist bal Balenciaga (1895-1972). Featuring approximately 65 garments and ensembles drawn solely from The Museum at FIT's permanent collection, it is the first exhibition to juxtapose the work of these legendary designers, side by side. 

WANT TO GO? 212-217-4558.
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BATMAN x SPYSCAPE

WHEN: Jun. 8 - 8, Wednesdays-Saturday, 11am-8pm; Sundays, 11am-7pm; Mondays, 11am-8pm
WHERE: SPYSCAPE, 928 8th Ave. , Upper West Side, NY
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT:

BATMAN x SPYSCAPE is an all-new interactive experience that will drop fans into the heart of a Gotham City mystery. This experience will take fans on a top-secret mission to infiltrate an underworld organization, Leviathan, whose goal is to disrupt the Super Hero and Super-Villain communities.  Fans become recruits and the eyes and ears for the World’s Greatest Detective, Batman, and are enlisted by the mysterious Oracle, an alternate identity of Barbara Gordon (Batgirl), to help solve some mysterious kidnappings. The adventure plays out in an immersive physical world of rich media and interactivity enhanced by a real time / real world mobile app. This approach allows fans to participate in the physical experience, while gathering intel and communicating with some of Gotham City’s most compelling characters through the app, for a unique and elevated experience.

WANT TO GO? Tickets start at $29 for adults and start at $22 for children 6-12 (recommended for ages 13 and older).
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Jeppe Hein’s Changing Spaces FREE

WHEN: Jun. 21 - Sep. 9, Anytime
WHERE: Rockefeller Center’s Center Plaza, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, Midtown, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Renowned visual artist Jeppe Hein presents "Changing Spaces," an interactive public art installation on Rockefeller Center's Center Plaza. This water-based sculpture- which Hein describes as a form of social sculpture and "liquid architecture"- inspires visitors to interact playfully with the artwork and their surroundings and offer a peaceful respite within this iconic city center. 

WANT TO GO? 212-588-8601.
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Summer Sundays at Rockefeller Center FREE

WHEN: Jun. 26 - Sep. 4, Sundays, 11am
WHERE: Rockefeller Center’s Center Plaza, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Every Sunday, families can sing, learn, play and create with musical performers, artists, and other special guests. WANT TO GO? 212-588-8601.
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Derrick Adams’ Funtime Unicorns FREE

WHEN: Jun. 29 - Sep. 9, Anytime
WHERE: Rockefeller Center’s Channel Gardens, 5th Avenue between W 49th St & W 50th St, Midtown, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

A beloved playground attraction has touched down in Rockefeller Center's Channel Gardens! Presented in Partnership with Art Production Fund, Funtime Unicorns by Derrick Adams is an imaginative take on the iconic and mythical unicorn. A whimsical and playful display modeled after the classic spring rider toys, it invokes the idea of Blackness as magical, colorful, mystical, free-spirited, and deserving of protection. This limited-time installation is sure to entice and enchant visitors of all ages. Free and open to the public!

WANT TO GO? 212-588-8601.
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Dawn Chorus and Speculations at Top of the Rock

WHEN: Jul. 15 - Sep. 12, 9am-11pm, daily
WHERE: Top of the Rock Observation Deck, 30 Rockefeller Center, 67th Floor, Midtown, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Experience Dawn Chorus and Speculations by artist Sarah Meyohas in an immersive and interactive art installation at Top of the Rock. Dawn Chorus is an immersive and interactive, multi-sensory, augmented-reality experience that delights viewers with holographic birds fluttering around a physical Yamaha Disklavier player piano. The birds and colorful visuals land on the piano, triggering a series of musical notes only visible through an augmented reality headset. Also on view at Top of the Rock, Meyohas will display eight large-scale photographs titled Speculations as vinyl installations on the glass panels overlooking the New York City skyline. These works, created through the manipulation of physical reflective surfaces and water, portray tunnels extending into infinity.

WANT TO GO? Included with ticket to Top of the Rock starting at $34-$40. 212-698-2000.
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Virtual Reality Experiences at Harry Potter New York

WHEN: Jul. 15 - Sep. 12, 9am-9pm, daily
WHERE: Harry Potter New York, 935 Broadway, Stuyvesant Park, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT:

The interactive Harry Potter virtual reality experiences- "Chaos at Hogwarts" and "Wizards Take Flight" can be experienced exclusively at the Harry Potter New York flagship store. The ground-breaking experiences give fans of the Wizarding World and thrill seekers the chance to explore the magical world as never before. Guests must be at least be 10+ years old for each experience, 54 inches tall for "Wizards Take Flight", and 48 inches tall for "Chaos at Hogwarts.: Guests between 10 and 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult with a paid ticket. Only guests who are 13+ are able to ride without an accompanied adult. It is advised not to participate in this activity if pregnant. Wheelchair options are available upon request. Please be advised that they are only able to accommodate one guest requiring a wheelchair per scheduled time slot.

WANT TO GO? $37. 844-762-4769.
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Camp Kids FREE

WHEN: Jul. 16 - Aug. 28, Saturdays and Sundays, 12-1:30pm
WHERE: Bryant Park, 40th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues, Midtown, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Fun filled afternoons with music, magic, puppet shows, and science projects. Arts and crafts to follow.  WANT TO GO? 212-768-4242.
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Harlem Meer Performance Festival FREE

WHEN: Jul. 17 - Aug. 21, Sundays, 2-4pm
WHERE: Central Park - Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, 110th Street between Lenox Avenue and Fifth Avenue, Central Park, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy a variety of performances featuring multicultural music, dance, and family-friendly entertainment while admiring the Meer-side views. WANT TO GO?
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Seaport Discovery: Exploring Our Waters with Eric Carle FREE

WHEN: Jul. 20 - Oct. 2, Wednesdays-Sundays, 11am-5pm
WHERE: South Street Seaport Museum, 12 Fulton Street, Downtown Manhattan, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT:

The South Street Seaport Museum announces that admission is free for the rest of the summer to a new discovery room of maritime-themed art by the late Eric Carle, beloved creator of picture books for young children. Seaport Discovery: Exploring our Waters with Eric Carle is designed specifically for children aged 2-7 and their adults. Huge immersive murals will bring families into Carle's book A House for Hermit Crab and the cargo-ship adventures of 10 Little Rubber Ducks. Visitors will enjoy activities, like meeting a live hermit crab, driving ferries on a giant play-table, and learning about cargo ships through the eyes of a rubber duck- all while exploring Carle's use of color and pattern. After visiting the discovery room, families can explore the rest of the Seaport Museum's galleries for free and find out how the fleet of historic ships connect to Carle's art. Guided tours of lightship Ambrose, and self-guided tours of tall ship Wavertree, are also free for adults and kids, and tickets for sailing excursions on schooner Pioneer and harbor cruises on tugboat W.O. Decker from May to October are available for purchase. 

WANT TO GO? 646-765-4773.
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Summer Safari at CMOM

WHEN: Aug. 1 - 31, 10am-5pm, daily
WHERE: Children's Museum of Manhattan, 212 W. 83rd St., Upper West Side, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT:

This August, join CMOM in an expedition across earth, water, fire, air, and outer space, learning about different life forms from our past, present, and wildest dreams. From submerging your imagination into magical oceanscapes, to bringing the heat with a lava dance obstacle course, to getting carried away with birds, balloons, and bubbles, your next summer adventure awaits at CMOM!

Creatures of the Earth | Monday – Sunday, August 1 – 7: Explore animals who live on and deep within the earth, from our past to those we see today!

Under Water Worlds | Monday – Sunday, August 8 – 14: Use your imagination to go under the sea and create an underwater world filled with magical living creatures.

Bring the Heat | Monday – Sunday, August 15 – 21: You can get warm and cozy or powerful and dramatic as CMOM brings in the heat with a lava dance obstacle course, stories by an imaginary campfire, and (not so real) fire-breathing dragons.

Up, Up in the Sky | Monday – Sunday, August 22 – 28: Learn about birds, air balloons, and bubbles during a week of fun where everything goes up, up, and away!

Beyond Time & Space | Monday – Wednesday, August 29 – 31: Make a dwarf planet of the dwarf planet, Pluto; allow your mind to travel into the future; imagine what life may be like on other planets; and design your very own UFO!
 

WANT TO GO? $16; free for members. 212-721-1223.
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Mo' Flow Play Classes at Hudson Yards

WHEN: Aug. 4 - Sep. 1, Mondays-Wednesdays and Fridays-Saturdays, 9:30am, 10:45am, 12pm, 3:15pm, and 4:30pm
WHERE: Backyard at Hudson Yards, Public Square & Gardens, 20 Hudson Yards , Chelsea, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT:

Union Square Play in partnership with ByHear! will host children's (ages 0-5) play classes on the Public Square & Gardens. Immerse your child in a sensory play experience designed by Jennie Monness that will transport them to another world and activate all of their senses. It will also focus on supporting caregivers by giving them the confidence and knowledge to help encourage children to open up during play. Each class will start with a structured introduction and lead into light touch guidance to help foster creativity and get children into the flow.

WANT TO GO? $39.75. 646-954-3155.
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Children's Story Hour FREE

WHEN: Aug. 7 - 28, 11:30am-12:30pm
WHERE: Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, 126 Crosby St., Soho, NY
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: Children's Story Hour Meet the Authors. Every Sunday in August 11:30am-12:30pm. WANT TO GO? 212-334-3324.
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Harlem Week FREE

WHEN: Aug. 12 - 21, See website for schedule
WHERE: Harlem Week, W 136 St., Harlem, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Inspiration, Impact, Legacy. Come out to this hybrid festival featuring live & virtual events. HARLEM WEEK is an annual celebration of the best of Harlem which works to promote its rich African-American, African, Caribbean, Hispanic, and European history, as well as arts, culture, religion, business, entertainment, and sports. HARLEM WEEK began in 1974 as HARLEM DAY, a one-day event of encouragement and fellowship in Harlem for New Yorkers and beyond. Given the huge success of the celebration, additional days were added to showcase the community's rich economic, political, and cultural history. 

WANT TO GO? 212-862-8477.
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Battery Dance 41st Annual Battery Dance Festival FREE

WHEN: Aug. 13 - 20, 7pm
WHERE: Rockefeller Park, 75 Battery Pl., New York, NY 10280, Downtown , NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Battery Dance celebrates the 41st anniversary of its free summer festival, which promotes the organization's mission of connecting the world through dance. WANT TO GO? 646-765-4773.
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Don Quixote

WHEN: Thursday, Aug. 18, 7:30pm
WHERE: Theater at St. Jean, 150 E 76 Street, Upper East Side, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Follow Kitri and Basilio in their quest for love, laugh with the foppish Gamache and enjoy the vivacity of Spain, its music and colorful toreadors and gypsies in Chiara Ajkun's ballet extraordinaire.

WANT TO GO? $60. 248-756-0781.
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Open Squash: Junior Open House FREE

WHEN: Aug. 19 - Dec. 16, Fridays, 4pm
WHERE: Open Squash, 25 West 39th St, 5th Floor, Clinton, NY
AGES: 5-17
WHAT:

Squash is for everyone ! Come and give this exhilarating, fitness-accelerating, strategy-sharpening racket game a try. Get on court with the super-friendly, talented coaches and discover what is often referred to "the chess of athletics". Financial aid available to support tuition costs.

WANT TO GO? 914-315-4070.
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Inventgenuity Festival FREE

WHEN: Aug. 20 - 21, 11am-5pm
WHERE: Colonels Row on Governors Island, Ferries depart from 10 South Street, Manhattan and Pier 6, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Governors Island, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT:

Beam Center is excited to host their annual Inventgenuity Festival on Governors Island for the second year in a row. The Festival includes a series of 45-minute guided workshops, drop-in activities, performances, and the official Grand Opening of Tree Chuang with artist Xinan Ran. This will also mark the close of the season with an End of Summer Celebration! Young people (ages 6 and up) are invited to embrace their creativity and participate in this lineup of activities, including: Cyanotype Portraits, Environmentally Triggered Rube Goldberg, Machines, Circle Rules Football, The Big Little Camp Project, and more! All workshops are free but donations are encouraged. Advance registration is required. 

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The Sarasota Ballet

WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 20, 2pm
WHERE: The Joyce Theater, 175 8th Ave. , Chelsea, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: The Sarasota Ballet returns to The Joyce Theater with a triple bill featuring two ballets by Sir Frederick Ashton and a world premiere by Jessica Lang, including Ashton's 1956 pi ce d occasion Birthday Offering and the once-lost Ashton ballet, Varii Capricci, returning to New York for the first time since its 1983 world premiere. WANT TO GO? Tickets start at $10. 212-691-9740.
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Streams, Tunnels, Dams… Oh My! Getting Water to NYC FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 20, 10:30-11:45am
WHERE: The Skyscraper Museum, 39 Battery Pl., Downtown, NY
AGES: 5-17
WHAT: Starting at the watersheds in upstate New York, the group will follow the flow through streams, tunnels, dams, and reservoirs to learn how these gravity systems deliver clean and safe drinking water to the city. Then, inspired by the water supply system, the group will play Water Works, a fun card game where the objective is to be the first to build a completely leak-free pipeline.  WANT TO GO? 212-945-6324.
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FAD Market: Governors Island FREE

WHEN: Aug. 20 - 21, 11am-5pm
WHERE: Governors Island, King Ave., New York Harbor, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

FAD Market is excited to return to Governors Island for a monthly residency on the third weekend of each month from May through October. Taking place along the tree-lined King Ave, nestled between historic early 20th century buildings, this idyllic market setting is steps away from Yankee Pier, where the Brooklyn ferries dock, and Liggett Terrace, where the food trucks rally. Featuring a rotating lineup of over 30 of the city's emerging makers, designers, artists, and small businesses, the markets will feature handcrafted jewelry, art, apparel, bath and body care, tableware, home furnishings, artisanal packaged food, and more. Come for the one-of-a-kind goods, stay for a cocktail and a game of p tanque (a lawn throwing game similar to bocce and boules) with our neighbors, Carreau Club. Take a short ferry ride and make a day of it! 

WANT TO GO? 917-775-4636.
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Asase Yaa Cultural Arts Foundation Announces It Was All a Dream: A Musical 20th Anniversary Celebration

WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 20, 7pm
WHERE: BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, 199 Chambers St., Tribeca, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

The Brooklyn-based Asase Yaa Cultural Arts Foundation has announced the launch of its 20th anniversary celebration, It Was All a Dream: A Musical commemorating twenty years of dance, education, and services to local youth and Brooklyn community members. It Was All a Dream is a moving story and dance drama inspired by the enduring challenges, unrelenting hope, faith and optimism that has fueled the growth of Asase Yaa from its humble beginnings as a grass roots dance company to a sustainable multi-faceted foundation and cultural arts organization. It is designed to motivate and encourage young artists, families, and our larger community to always dream. And to realize with love, devotion and perseverance that it is possible to fulfill artistic and communal goals and dreams for the advancement of culture and community. The musical is directed and choreographed by Yao Ababio, Founder and Artistic Director, and executive produced by Kofi Osei Williams, Executive Director. The 90-minute performance will showcase a cast of 30 dancers and drummers who take the audience through an electric and enlightening journey through indigenous African culture, dance, music, and songs that have influenced the evolution of Asase Yaa over the past twenty years.

WANT TO GO? $30-$300. 646-765-4773.
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Watson Adventures’ Whodunit at the Met Family Scavenger Hunt

WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 20, 10:30am-12:30pm
WHERE: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT:

Join Watson Adventures on a unique murder mystery scavenger hunt for kids 10 and up! A killer is on the loose at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and it's up to you to stop him! The killer has created a scavenger hunt that, when completed, reveals his name, the weapon he used and where he hid the body in the museum. You'll get a list of suspects, weapons and hiding places that are all in the museum. By following the trail of clues and answering tricky questions, you'll provide the police with the evidence they need to catch and convict the killer. Can you figure out whodunit? Kids must be accompanied by an adult. 

WANT TO GO? $27.50-$39 (includes museum admission). 877-946-4868.
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Harlem Week: NYC Children's Festival FREE

WHEN: Aug. 20 - 21, 12-5pm
WHERE: Howard Bennett Playground, 32 W 136th St., Harlem, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT:

Kids between ages 5 to 12 years and their family members enjoy storytelling, children’s entertainment (performances showcasing tap dancers, dance troupes, step shows, hip hop, theater, poetry, vocalists, etc.), arts & crafts, double dutch competitions, face painting, technology information, information on health services, and more.

WANT TO GO? 212-862-8477.
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Summer on the Hudson: FlyNYC FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 20, 12-5pm
WHERE: Pier I in Riverside Park South, West 70th Street, Upper West Side, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Music and kites fill the air at this festival for all ages! Kite kits are provided free for children (while supplies last), or bring your own favorite kite from home. Enjoy music, local vendors, and a play:groundNYC pop up!

WANT TO GO? 212-870-3089.
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20th Annual ImageNation Outdoors Festival Kids Night Out: Encanto! FREE

WHEN: Sunday, Aug. 21, 7pm, pre-screening program; 8:30pm or sundown, films begin
WHERE: East River Plaza, 517 E 117th St., Garage Rooftop, 4th Floor, East Harlem, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

The 20th Annual ImageNation Outdoors Festival presents this new classic! Come out for giveaways and a DJ before this special screening of Encanto! In this animated feature, a Colombian teenage girl has to face the frustration of being the only member of her family without magical powers. Outdoor Seating & Drive-in options. 

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Living History: Enslaver & the Enslaved: Expanding Your Understanding of Thomas Jefferson

WHEN: Sunday, Aug. 21, 1-3pm
WHERE: New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, Upper West Side, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Discover how the third U.S. president and author of the Declaration of Independence rationalized his commitment to freedom, while enslaving more than 600 people of African descent.  WANT TO GO? FREE with Museum Admission. 212-873-3400.
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The Rock and Roll Playhouse Plays ROCKefeller Center In The USA for Kids FREE

WHEN: Sunday, Aug. 21, 11am
WHERE: Rockefeller Center Plaza, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, Midtown, NY
AGES: 3-5, 5-8, Adult
WHAT:

The Rock and Roll Playhouse, a family concert series performs songs created by the most iconic musicians in rock history. The Rock and Roll Playhouse band offers its core audience of families with children age ten and under games, movement, stories and an opportunity to rock out in an effort to educate children and explore their creativity. The Rock and Roll Playhouse is an early and often first introduction to a child's lifelong journey with live music and rock and roll.

WANT TO GO? 212-588-8601.
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Movie Night and Picnic & Play FREE

WHEN: Sunday, Aug. 21, 6pm
WHERE: Randall's Island Park, 10 Central Rd. , Randall's Island, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Bring a picnic and take your family out for a movie and a night of outdoor fun. Event starts at 6pm Movie (Zootopia) starts at 8pm. WANT TO GO? 212-860-1899.
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There’s a lot to do this weekend with your family, whether you're planning a day trip that's close to New York City or are looking for the best things to do with kids in Manhattan this weekend. After all, weekends are the best because you get to spend time with your kids, so make the most of your time together and check out our picks for the best kid-friendly activities in Manhattan! From storytimes and concerts to museum exhibits, crafts activities, seasonal events, and more, you're sure to find something to do that keeps everyone happy and having fun. Look no further for ideas and plan your weekend in New York City with our guide that highlights the best family-friendly (virtual and in-person) events happening in and around your neighborhood, including family fun in Central Park, the Lower East Side, the Upper West Side, Harlem, Midtown, the Upper East Side, Greenwich Village, Battery Park, Bryant Park, Tribeca, the Bronx, and Lower Manhattan. You can also find weekend fun in ourBrooklynQueensLong IslandWestchester, and Rockland—and check out our Manhattan calendar for hundreds of things to do each month!

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Mommybites Nanny Boards

New York, NY The Mommybites FREE nanny board is the ‘go to’ place for finding high quality nannies since 2006.

Steve & Kate’s Camp

Steve & Kate’s Camp

Locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn, At Steve & Kate’s Camp, kids take chances and take charge, shaping their day, their way. More choices and fewer expectations create more possibilities...

Collina Italiana

Collina Italiana

Upper East Side, Manhattan, NY Collina Italiana is an Italian Language and Cultural Center that offers different programs through which children learn the language in a playful envi...

Kumon of Manhattan

Kumon of Manhattan

Kumon is the world’s largest after-school math and reading program. The Kumon Method has helped millions of children achieve more than they ever thoug...