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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.


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Editor's Picks for This Weekend

beU New York: Family Yoga at Battery Park

WHEN: May. 15 - Sep. 25, Saturday, 10:30-11:15am
WHERE: Battery Park, State Street and Battery Place, Meet at Giovanni da Verrazzano, New York, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Spend the morning practicing yoga poses with your family.  WANT TO GO? $25. 917-791-2666.
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City Point Cirque

WHEN: Jun. 26 - Aug. 28, Saturdays, 11:30am-12:15pm
WHERE: City Point Brooklyn, 445 Albee Square W, Brooklyn, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Aerial! Contortion! Juggling! Hula Hoops! Cyr! This weekly circus and variety show features a rotating cast of Anver's City Point residency artists performing dazzling acts for kids of all ages. Advanced Reservations Recommended: email info@anverentertainment.com with the show date and number of people attending to reserve your spot. Masks Required

WANT TO GO? Pay what you can - suggested donation: $25 per adult and $15 per child. 917-929-5777.
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Sea Lions: Life by a Whisker

WHEN: Jul. 1 - Jan. 2, Wednesdays-Sundays, 10:15am; 11:30am; 12:45pm; 2pm; 3:15pm, and 4:30pm (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas)
WHERE: The American Museum of Natural History, 200 Central Park W., Upper West Side, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Dive into the world of a rare sea lion pup. WANT TO GO? $22.50-$33. 212-769-5100.
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Harry Potter Virtual Reality Experiences “Chaos at Hogwarts” and “Wizards Take Flight”

WHEN: Jul. 15 - Aug. 15, Mondays-Saturdays, 10am-9pm; Sundays, 11am-7pm
WHERE: Harry Potter New York, 935 Broadway, New York, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

The ground-breaking experiences will debut exclusively at the newly opened Harry Potter New York flagship and will give fans of the Wizarding World and thrill seekers the chance to explore the magical world as never before! Audiences can purchase advance tickets for "Chaos at Hogwarts" and "Wizards Take Flight" online. The VR adventures can only be experienced at Harry Potter New York with a timed reservation. 

WANT TO GO? $34.99. 646-965-7417.
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Camp Kids FREE

WHEN: Jul. 17 - Aug. 22, Saturdays and Sundays, 12pm
WHERE: Bryant Park, 40th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues, Midtown, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT:

Enjoy fun filled afternoons with music, magic, puppet shows, and science projects. Arts and crafts between each show!

Saturday, July 17
12pm: Puppet Show “Three Little Pigs”
1pm: Arts & Crafts with Kelsey
1:30pm: Funkytown Playground

Sunday, July 18
12pm: Magician Chris Capehart
1pm: Arts & Crafts with Kelsey
1:30pm: Rolie Polie Guacamole

Saturday, July 24
12pm: Science Show
1pm: Arts & Crafts with Kelsey
1:30pm: Dr. Suess Books to Song with Sorri Inc.

Sunday, July 25
12pm: Magician Looney Louie
1pm: Arts & Crafts with Kelsey
1:30pm: Lou and The Very Hungry Band

Saturday, July 31
12pm: Science Show
1pm: Arts & Crafts with Kelsey
1:30pm: Dr. Suess Books to Song with Sorri Inc.

Sunday, August 1
12pm: Magician Lee Barrett
1pm: Arts & Crafts with Kelsey
1:30pm: Erin Lee and the Up Past Bedtime Band

Saturday, August 7
12pm: Puppet Show “Lion & Mouse”
1pm: Arts & Crafts with Kelsey
1:30pm: Hootenanny with Sorri Inc.

Sunday, August 8
12pm: Magician Silly Billy
1pm: Arts & Crafts with Kelsey
1:30pm: Erin Lee and the Up Past Bedtime Band

Saturday, August 14
12pm: Science Show
1pm: Arts & Crafts with Kelsey
1:30pm: Family Rock Band with Sorri Inc.

Sunday, August 15
12pm: Magician Mike Patrick
1pm: Arts & Crafts with Kelsey
1:30pm: Funkytown Playground Family Yoga and Music

Saturday, August 21
12pm: Puppet Show “Chicken Soup, Chicken Soup”
1pm: Arts & Crafts with Kelsey
1:30pm: Yogasorri with Sorri Inc.

Sunday, August 22
12pm: Magician: Lee Barrett
1pm: Arts & Crafts with Kelsey
1:30pm: Rolie Polie Guacamole

WANT TO GO? 212-768-4242.
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Family Gardening Saturdays FREE

WHEN: Jul. 17 - Aug. 21, Saturdays, 11:30am
WHERE: The Greenhouse and Education Center at Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park , 679 Riverside Dr. , Pedestrian entrances at 145th and 138th St. , Hamilton Heights, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Kids of all ages and their adult guardians are invited to help water, plant seeds, harvest herbs and veggies, and much more! Observe the many helpful insects in the garden, get your hands in the soil and use all of your senses to investigate everything growing in the garden. Lemonade provided!

Each Saturday session is an hour in length. Please dress comfortably for light gardening and for the weather. All participants are encouraged to wear a hat and sunblock. You may also wish to bring a filled water bottle with you.

Programs will continue in light rain. If the forecast is for especially inclement weather, and they have to cancel, you will be notified by 8:30am that morning.

Please feel free call or email education@thehort.org if you have any questions. 

WANT TO GO? 917-902-3940.
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Sand Celebration FREE

WHEN: Jul. 23 - Aug. 14, 7/23-7/26, Live Sculpting 10am-5pm; 7/27-8/14, Exhibition 8am-10pm
WHERE: Brookfield Place, 230 Vesey St. , Financial District, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Celebrate beach season at Brookfield Place with the tallest sand castle in New York City. The Sand Celebration begins on July 23 with world-renowned, professional sand sculptor Matt Long crafting a sandcastle that will ?shore-ly? delight visitors of all ages. The live sculpting process will continue through July 26, with the completed sculpture on view from July 27 ? August 14.

WANT TO GO? 212-978-1673.
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Tugboat Rides on W.O. Decker

WHEN: Jul. 31 - Aug. 21, Saturdays, departing at 1:15pm, 2:45pm, and 4:15pm
WHERE: South Street Seaport Museum, 12 Fulton St., 12 Fulton Street, Downtown Manhattan, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT:

Take an exciting 75-minute ride on the last surviving New York-built wooden tugboat W.O. Decker, recently named “Tugboat of the Year” by the Steamship Historical Society of America. Cruises will explore New York Harbor, and views may include the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Battery, and Governors Island, as you set out on an adventure unlike any you’ve had before!

Advance reservations are recommended, and guests must check in 15 minutes before the scheduled tour. In accordance with current Federal and New York State COVID-19 guidance for public transportation, masks are required onboard W.O. Decker at all times. Access to W.O. Decker requires climbing angled gangways and a step up and over her side from a floating deck. Must be age 10 or above to ride.

WANT TO GO? $15-30. 646-765-4773.
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Pixar Putt

WHEN: Aug. 1 - Oct. 31, Sundays-Thursdays, 10am-8pm (last entry 6:30pm); Fridays-Saturdays, 10am-10pm (last entry 8:30pm); 7pm onwards is 'Pixar Putt 18+ After Dark' for evening sessions Friday & Saturday
WHERE: Battery Park , 22 Battery Place , Pier A, Battery Park, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: The Pixar Putt mini-golf experience is made up of 18 fun and interactive holes inspired some of Pixar’s most beloved films. WANT TO GO? Weekdays: $34.50; $24.50 ages 12 and younger; Family 4 pack tickets is $22.44 per person (must be for 2 adult tickets and 2 child tickets); Weekends: $39.50; $29.50 ages 12 and younger; Family 4 pack tickets is $26.44 per person (must be for 2 adult tickets and 2 child tickets).
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Silly Sea Creatures:

WHEN: Aug. 4 - 8, Wednesday-Sunday, 10am-12pm, 12:30-2:30pm, 3-5pm
WHERE: Children's Museum of Manhattan, 212 W. 83rd St., Upper West Side, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Book tickets for a 2-hour visitor sessions where children and their caregivers can help CMOM create an underwater mural with colorful gel and cellophane. Make your mark on our ocean environment and take a picture under the sea!

 

WANT TO GO? $15; $12 seniors 65 and older and visitor with disabilities. 212-721-1223.
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Juggling FREE

WHEN: Aug. 4 - 16, Mondays, 12pm; Tuesdays, 12pm and 5:30pm; Wednesdays-Fridays, 12pm; Saturdays, 11am
WHERE: Bryant Park, 40th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues, Midtown, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Join the Bryant Park Jugglers for a quick lesson, stay for the whole time, or just enjoy watching them put their skills to the test. WANT TO GO? 212-768-4242.
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Historic Neighborhood Walking Tours

WHEN: Friday, Aug. 6, 3pm
WHERE: Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden, 421 East 61 Street, New York, NY
AGES: Adult, All
WHAT:

Explore the neighborhood around the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum, and hear about the people and places that were there in the 19th century when the area was primarily countryside. Through stories, maps, and images you will be transported back in time and gain a new understanding of life in this part of Manhattan in the 1800s. Tour stops will also focus on what led to the evolution of this neighborhood from rural to urban, such as new transportation and immigration. Tour will last approximately 90 minutes and will travel less than 1 mile. All ages are welcome.

WANT TO GO? $10; free for members. 212-838-6878.
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Even More Weekend Fun

ARTECHOUSE NYC

WHEN: Mar. 1 - Sep. 6, 10am-10pm, daily
WHERE: ARTECHOUSE, 439 W 15th Street, Chelsea, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: ARTECHOUSE presents large-scale exhibitions and installations that inspire wonder, awe, curiosity, and connection. WANT TO GO? $24; $20, Students, Seniors (65+), Military & First Responders; $17 children 4-15; free for children younger than 4.
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Urban Farm Exploration Days! FREE

WHEN: Apr. 21 - Oct. 17, Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-4pm
WHERE: Urban Farm at Randall's Island Park, 20 Randall's Island Park, Wards Meadow Loop, Randall's Island, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Explore the Randall's Island Urban Farm’s variety of crops, rice paddies, fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens too!  WANT TO GO? 212-860-1899.
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The GREEN FREE

WHEN: May. 10 - Sep. 30, 9am-12am, daily
WHERE: Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, Upper West Side, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Visit "The GREEN" to relax and enjoy the open, park-like space, borrow books, enjoy snacks, and pop-up performances of all kinds. WANT TO GO? 212-875-5456.
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OUTDOOR ‘READING ROOMS’ FREE

WHEN: May. 13 - Oct. 29, 11am-7pm
WHERE: Bryant Park , 42nd Street and Sixth Avenue, New York, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

The iconic al fresco Reading Rooms and other free activities for the public has returned to Bryant Park. Introduced in Bryant Park in 2003, the Reading Room was modeled after an "Open Air Library" which began in August 1935 in response to Depression-era job losses in New York. The Reading Rooms include reading material for adults and for children of all ages. Visitors are supplied with an array of books, periodicals, and newspapers, free of charge. In the coming weeks and months, popular programming such as authors' presentations will also be returning. 

WANT TO GO? 212-768-4242.
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FREE Entry to 1885 Tall Ship Wavertree, FREE Outdoor Exhibition on Pier 16 FREE

WHEN: May. 25 - Oct. 10, Fridays-Sundays, 11am-5pm
WHERE: South Street Seaport Museum, 12 Fulton St., Fulton and South Streets, New York, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Explore the 1885 tall ship Wavertree at South Street Seaport Museum with free admission.  WANT TO GO? 646-765-4773.
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Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience

WHEN: Jun. 5 - Oct. 31, Weekdays, 10am–8pm; Weekends and holidays, 9am–9pm
WHERE: Skylight on Vesey, 300 Vesey St., Battery Park City, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Encounter the brilliance of one of history's greatest artists in a 360-degree exhibit of unparalleled proportions. WANT TO GO? $24.70-$64.90.
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Family Fitness Classes on the Waterfront FREE

WHEN: Jun. 5 - Aug. 14, Saturdays, 10-11am
WHERE: Brookfield Place Waterfront, 230 Vesey Street, New York, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Work up a sweat with you and your family with a fun and unique fitness class, offered exclusively at Brookfield Place. Join the Brookfield community and challenge yourself with a series of workout classes. Premiere fitness instructors will be there to guide you throughout these fun workouts. Make exercise a family outing with Brookfield all while taking in the beautiful view of the Hudson! See website to find out the full schedule of classes for the Family Fitness Series with a variety of studios, register for classes, or learn more about all BFPL happenings on the Waterfront this summer.

WANT TO GO? 804-305-0582.
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Immersive Van Gogh

WHEN: Jun. 10 - Sep. 6, 6/10, 2-10pm; 6/11, 12-10pm; Mondays-Thursday, 10am-10pm; Fridays through 6/20, 9am-10pm; from 6/20 Fridays, 9am-11pm; Saturdays, 9am-11pm; Sundays, 9am-10pm
WHERE: Pier 36, 299 South St. , Lower East Side, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: “Step inside” and experience the incredible post-Impressionist works of Van Gogh like never before. WANT TO GO? $39.99-$99.99; $29.99 children 6-16; free for children 5 and younger. 844-307-4644.
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Bowne & Co. Letterpress Demonstrations FREE

WHEN: Jun. 11 - Oct. 31, Fridays and Saturdays, 11am-5pm
WHERE: South Street Seaport Museum, 12 Fulton St., Financial District, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Bowne & Co. at the South Street Seaport Museum will host FREE, outdoor letterpress printing demonstrations. The printers will set up a selection of historic presses outdoors on the steps of 209-211 Water Street. Demonstrations will take place every hour on the hour and each will run from five to seven minutes long, illustrating the 19th century printing process with a variety of presses and equipment from the Museum's Printing History Collection. Items printed throughout the day will be given away as tangible reminders of the experience. Bowne & Co. public programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

WANT TO GO? 646-765-4773.
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Central Park Photo Safari

WHEN: Jun. 13 - Dec. 31, Sundays, 1:30-4pm
WHERE: Central Park, 72 Terrace Drive, New York, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT:

This photography workshop focuses on how to take pictures of the environment (from cityscapes to landscapes). Learn the art of scouting for an image and visual editing. By the end of this photo tour you will learn how to take full advantage of your camera's capabilities and also learn how to compose your images to perfection. Not only will you leave with memories of Central Park you will also have skills for a lifetime. This workshop is appropriate for all levels of photographic knowledge from beginners to advanced hobbyists. (limit 8 participants per safari) 

WANT TO GO? $100. 718-268-9634.
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Creative Break FREE

WHEN: Jun. 16 - Oct. 30, Wednesdays, 11am and 3pm; Thursdays-Saturdays, 11am
WHERE: Little Island, Pier 55 at Hudson River Park Hudson River Greenway, Meatpacking District, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Join Little Island for weekly artmaking activities for all ages. WANT TO GO?
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P.S. Art 2021: Celebrating the Creative Spirit of New York City Kids

WHEN: Jun. 17 - Oct. 24, Thursday-Monday, 10am-4pm
WHERE: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave., Upper East Side, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: See more than 150 works of art in a variety of media created by public school students in New York City. WANT TO GO? NY, NJ, and CT residents pay as you wish; General admission: $25; $17 seniors 65 and older; $12 students; free for children younger than 12. 212-535-7710.
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Arcadia Earth Reopens, Inspiring Environmental Action

WHEN: Jun. 18 - Dec. 19, Thursdays and Fridays, 2-9pm; Saturdays, 10am-9pm; Sunday, 10am-8pm
WHERE: Arcadia Earth, 718 Broadway, New York, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Arcadia Earth has announced its reopening after being closed through the pandemic. The immersive art world transports guests through 15 rooms designed to shine a spotlight on the ecological issues threatening our very existence - overfishing, plastic pollution, food waste, deforestation, and climate change. Each installation has been developed using upcycled materials and reusable elements, created in collaboration with 12 leading environmental artists. Arcadia Earth is following the reopening guidelines issued by the CDC, New York State and New York City to ensure all visitors' and employees' health and safety. Tickets are limited to keep visitors safe while staff have reduced touch points and will frequently clean and fog exhibits. Visitors are required to wear a mask and have their temperature taken before entering. A tree will be planted for every ticket sold and proceeds from ticket sales will go to support Arcadia's educational and charity partner, Oceanic Global, an organization devoted to raising awareness of the devastating effects human consumption has on the aquatic ecosystems. Charitable supporters also include WWF, EarthX, and Underwater Earth. 

WANT TO GO? $27-$39.
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CURRENT by Annie Saunders, an immersive soundwalk FREE

WHEN: Jun. 21 - Oct. 1, 5:30pm-8:30pm, daily
WHERE: One Liberty Plaza, 165 Broadway, New York, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

This June, Arts Brookfield presents CURRENT, an interactive soundwalk through Lower Manhattan by award-winning interdisciplinary artist Annie Saunders and collaborators Andrew Schneider, Jackie! Zhou/One Thousand Birds and Marc Downie of OpenEndedGroup. CURRENT is open to the public, running every 30 minutes from 5:30pm - 8:30pm daily, and the experience is approximately 60 minutes in length. The walk begins and ends in Zuccotti Park, Lower Manhattan. Listeners will take in notable markers such as Trinity Church, the New York Stock Exchange, and Battery Park throughout the experience during the 1.5 mile guided walk.

WANT TO GO? 804-305-0582.
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Italian Music Class (Summer Edition)

WHEN: Jun. 25 - Sep. 3, Fridays, 11:30am-12pm
WHERE: Speakitaly NYC, 49 west 28th Street #Floor 3, New York, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT:

Children will learn songs that will help remember important Italian terminology and vocabulary such as colors, parts of the body, animals, flowers, seasons and more. Not only does this engaging class help students to boost their language skills, it's also a great way to help them socialize by dancing and participating in singalongs. If students have musical instruments at home such as tambourines or maracas, the use of them is encouraged. *Age 4-12 *All levels welcome. *Instruction will be given in English when needed *Tickets are not refundable or exchangeable for other days

WANT TO GO? $25. 212-603-9685.
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Italian Art and Crafts (Summer Edition)

WHEN: Jun. 25 - Sep. 3, Fridays, 10-11am
WHERE: Speakitaly NYC, 49 west 28th Street #Floor 3, New York, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT:

Kids will create a wonderful array of arts and crafts projects using traditional Italian materials. This course offers a variety of activities that your kids will love, from creating their books to learning how to create jars filled with different kinds of colored salt. Children will get acquainted with various methods of arts and crafts such as drawing, painting, making cut-outs, and other creative projects that allow children to hear and repeat Italian vocabulary. Not only will they use traditional materials used in arts and crafts classes, students will also experiment with basic components of Italian cuisine, using ingredients that will teach them about authentic Italian ingredients. Teachers will guide students through each art project and give encouraging feedback, allowing kids to have fun, learn, and meet other children learning Italian online. *Age 4-12 *All levels welcome. *Instruction will be given in English when needed *Tickets are not refundable or exchangeable for other days

WANT TO GO? $25. 212-603-9685.
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Italian Storytelling (Summer Edition)

WHEN: Jun. 25 - Sep. 3, Fridays, 2-2:30pm
WHERE: Speakitaly NYC, 49 west 28th Street #Floor 3, New York, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT:

Transporting children to the wonderful world of fairy tales, these classic stories will keep kids engaged and interested as they learn new vocabulary in a fun and exciting way. The class is recommended for children under the age of 10, but adults are welcome to accompany the kids and listen to these timeless fables. So curl up and get comfy for this lovely class. *Age 4-12 *All levels welcome. *Instruction will be given in English when needed *Tickets are not refundable or exchangeable for other days

WANT TO GO? $19. 212-603-9685.
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Italian Art and Geography (Summer Edition)

WHEN: Jun. 25 - Sep. 3, Fridays, 3-4pm
WHERE: Speakitaly NYC, 49 west 28th Street #Floor 3, New York, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT:

During this class your child will practice the Italian language through art projects on Italian geography. Children will learn about Italy and all of its 20 beautiful regions through arts and crafts. From the Dolomites to Mt. Children can draw and make art projects of each of Italy?s most important and impressive natural and historical sites. By using hands-on techniques, kids will learn vocabulary and Italian culture in a fun and engaging way. Our art and geography class will require the use of natural materials such as various kinds of spices and herbs. *Age 4-12 *All levels welcome. *Instruction will be given in English when needed *Tickets are not refundable or exchangeable for other days

WANT TO GO? $25. 212-603-9685.
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Free Online Climate Workshops FREE

WHEN: Jul. 7 - Aug. 14, Wednesdays, 4-5pm; Saturdays, 11am-12pm
WHERE: Spring Forward Climate, , Boston, Massachusetts
AGES: 5-12
WHAT:

Sign up for free online climate workshops taught by high school students covering a range of topics in an engaging, interactive way with many games, unique activities and time for discussions and questions. Advanced registration required.

Intro to Climate Change July 7th @4PM: Define climate change, learn about the greenhouse effect with a drawing activity, learn about renewable energy, and finally wrap up with actions you can take.

Climate Policy July 10th @11AM: Reviews common climate policies around the globe, how students can advocate for them, and do a climate policy simulation where students pretend to be legislators.

Health and Climate July 14th @4PM: Pretend to be reporters discussing the Flint Michigan water crisis and an activity on why people with health conditions are disproportionately affected.

Redlining and Climate July 17th @11AM: Basic history of redlining and how it connects to climate change through a news reporter activity and redlining edition game of life. 

Fast Fashion August 4th @4PM: Teaches students about the fast fashion industry through a DIY mask making & trivia activities

The Science Behind Climate Change August 7th @11AM: Learn about climate science through a map activity and conversations about the world around us.

Climate Justice Monopoly August 11th @4PM: Learn about climate justice through playing a unique monopoly game.

Why There's Resistance To Climate Action August 14th @11AM: Learn about climate psychology and initial cost through conversations and team activities.

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The Parris Foundation STEMulating Minds Program on Zoom FREE

WHEN: Jul. 10 - Aug. 28, Saturdays, 10am-3pm
WHERE: The Parris Foundation, 2237 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd, New York, NY
AGES: 9-17
WHAT:

Middle and high school students are welcome to join this Program featuring Mathematics in the mornings and learning Coding with Volunteers from Google in the afternoons. Fun!

WANT TO GO? 845-235-7811.
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Moves with Limón Dance FREE

WHEN: Jul. 17 - Sep. 25, Saturdays, 10am
WHERE: Bryant Park, 40th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues, Midtown, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Experience the joy of movement and dance! WANT TO GO? 212-768-4242.
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Collective by At The Venue-Pop-up Shop FREE

WHEN: Jul. 27 - Sep. 27, Mondays-Thursdays, 12-8pm; Fridays and Saturdays, 11am-8pm; Sundays, 11am-7pm
WHERE: Parasol Projects, 300 Bleecker St., West Village, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Parasol Projects is celebrating and showcasing Asian owned brand from all around the world and what better way than to give YOU the chance to grab yourself an amazing piece from these brands!  See products from brands like AVRE, Riima, The Make NYC, Huppy, etc. 

WANT TO GO? 646-860-5689.
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Seashells and Cellophane Transparent Mural

WHEN: Aug. 4 - 29, Wednesdays-Sundays, 10am-12pm, 12:30-2:30pm, 3-5pm
WHERE: Children's Museum of Manhattan, 212 W. 83rd St., Upper West Side, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Book tickets for a 2-hour visitor sessions where children and their caregivers can help CMOM create an underwater mural with colorful gel and cellophane. Make your mark on our ocean environment and take a picture under the sea!

 

WANT TO GO? $15; $12 seniors 65 and older and visitor with disabilities. 212-721-1223.
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Free Tours of Lightship Ambrose FREE

WHEN: Aug. 6 - Oct. 10, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, 11:30am, 2:30pm, 3:30pm and 4pm
WHERE: South Street Seaport Museum, 12 Fulton St., Pier 16, Downtown Manhattan, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Tour the multiple decks of this National Historic Landmark and see the living and working spaces once inhabited by sailors stationed on Ambrose. WANT TO GO? 212-732-8257.
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Parks & Public Art: Statues & Sculptures in BPC FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 7, 11am-12pm
WHERE: The Skyscraper Museum, 39 Battery Place, New York, NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT:

Battery Park City has a long history of public art projects and its parks are an outdoor gallery of sculptures and permanent art installations. Some are playful statues, others are large-scale works of architecture. Starting at the Skyscraper Museum, you will seek out the neighborhood's variety of artworks and look closely to discover their secrets and stories. With their inspiration, kids will create their own artworks using supplies provided by the Museum. What art do you want to see in your neighborhood? Age: 2nd-5th grade

WANT TO GO? 212-945-6324.
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Outdoor Open Studio

WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 7, 11am-3pm
WHERE: Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort St., Meatpacking District, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Make your way to the outdoor gallery for socially distanced family artmaking. Drop-in to learn about works on view, experiment with materials, and explore the galleries!

WANT TO GO? $25; $18 for students and seniors (65+) and visitors with disabilities; free for those younger than 18. 212-570-3600.
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Restart Stages: Family & Kids POP-UP – Poets on the Plaza FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 7, 12pm
WHERE: Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, Upper West Side, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is thrilled to present fun-filled—and sun-filled!—outdoor programming and activities for young audiences and the young at heart. Restart Stages will keep your family busy and engaged all summer long. This Saturday, Poets Jive Poetic, Caridad De La Luz, and Suzen Baraka from Nuyorican Poets Café perform. Open to the public; non-ticketed event on The GREEN.

WANT TO GO? 212-875-5456.
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Pickle Soup And Other Tales For The Curious

WHEN: Sunday, Aug. 8, 1pm
WHERE: Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, 36 Battery Pl, Battery Park City, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Join the Museum for “Pickle Soup and Other Tales for the Curious” by puppeteer and eccentric hostess Jenny Romaine, with Jewish time wheel technician Elana June Margolis and friends.Pickle Soup is a puppet show for those who are serious about fun. “What time is this sandwich,” you ask? What time is this place? Seek no more, the secrets of time and salt will be revealed in Pickle Soup! Come ready to play, and to co-create a “Jewish time machine” with everyone who shows up. This program, intended for kids of all ages and their families, will be held live in the Museum’s Edmond J. Safra Hall in person and online. 

WANT TO GO? FREE, but $10 donations are encouraged. 646-437-4202.
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Young Soloists of the Israel Philharmonic FREE

WHEN: Sunday, Aug. 8, 2pm
WHERE: American Friends of Israel Philharmonic, 122 East 42nd Street, Suite 4507 , New York, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Join co-hosts Orli Shaham and Avi Avital for the Israel Philharmonic's Young Soloists, an incredible showcase featuring the brightest young musicians from Keynote and Sulamot. These featured musicians represent the diversity and vibrancy of Israel. Each Young Soloist, whether Christian, Arab, or Jewish, children of immigrants, IDF soldiers, or students with disabilities - are proud members of our Israel Philharmonic family. You will not want to miss these great artists here first. 

WANT TO GO? 212-697-2949.
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Submarine Week

WHEN: Aug. 11 - 15, Wednesday-Sunday, 10am-12pm, 12:30-2:30pm, or 3-5pm
WHERE: Children's Museum of Manhattan, 212 W. 83rd St., Upper West Side, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Book tickets for a 2-hour visitor sessions where children and their caregivers can explore the science behind submarines through projects, demonstrations, and experiments inspired by this wondrous watercraft. Create pop-up submarine cards, take part in sink-and-float submarine tests, and help CMOM build giant submarine installation!

WANT TO GO? $15; $12 seniors 65 and older and visitor with disabilities. 212-721-1223.
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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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