Plan your best weekend yet!
'Pirate School!' with Billy Bones
WHEN: Sunday, July 15, 2pm
WHERE: Waterfront Museum, 290 Conover St. , Red Hook
WHAT: Learn to stand, talk, sing, and laugh like buccaneers in an immersive high-seas adventure led by pirate professor Billy Bones, which includes music, special effects, magic, puppets, and more.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Pirate School! aims to satisfy children’s universal curiosity about the briny buccaneers of yore while subtly boosting their self-esteem and citizenship skills.
WANT TO GO? $15; $13 children. 718-624-4719. waterfrontmuseum.org.
FREE Family Fun Day
WHEN: Sunday, July 15, 11am-4pm
WHERE: Governors Island, Ferries leave from Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 and 10 South St., Manhattan, New York Harbor
WHAT: This outdoor festival will feature live music, theatrical performances, arts and crafts, educational workshops, face painting, games, ice cream and other snacks, and a build-your-own playground. Performers include the Story Pirates, the Long Island Vegetable Orchestra, the Trusty Sidekick Theater Company, Tim Kubart and the Space Cadets, and more.
WHY WE LOVE IT: A celebration of Governors Island’s lush green spaces, plus there will be food by Blue Marble Ice Cream, Wafels & Dinges, and more!
WANT TO GO? 212-440-2200. govisland.com.
TDF Autism Friendly Performance: 'SpongeBob SquarePants the Broadway Musical'
WHEN: Sunday, July 15, 1pm
WHERE: Palace Theatre, 1564 Broadway, Midtown
WHAT: A sensory-friendly performance based on the beloved cartoon and featuring original songs from some of the biggest names in music. This unique show reminds us that the power of optimism can save the world.
WANT TO GO? $25.50 and up. 212-912-9770. tdf.org/spongebob.
FREE Queensboro Dance Festival
WHEN: Saturday, July 14, 2pm
WHERE: Flushing Meadows Corona Park, 111th Street to Van Wyck, Unisphere, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Corona
WHAT: An annual season of performances and public events for Queens-based cultural and contemporary dance groups. Founded in 2014, the festival’s mission is to strengthen the dance community across Queens and garner a greater appreciation for Queens dance.
WANT TO GO? 516-671-4041. nycgovparks.org.
Family Cooking Class with Allergic to Salad
WHEN: Saturday, July 14, 11am-1pm
WHERE: Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park
WHAT: A hands-on cooking experience using farm-fresh ingredients. With guidance from Allergic to Salad educators, families will explore and prepare simple recipes using seasonal, Queens Farm-grown produce. Reservations required.
WANT TO GO? $20. 718-347-3276. queensfarm.org.
Young Chefs: Happy 4th of July!
WHEN: Saturday, July 14, 10:30am
WHERE: Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston
WHAT: Celebrate Independence Day by making a delicious and unique ice cream sundae. Enjoy these summer treats while playing a patriotic trivia game in the Meditation Garden. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? $24. 718-229-4000. alleypond.com.
Hot Jazz Cool Garden: Byron Stripling
WHEN: Saturday, July 14, 2pm
WHERE: Louis Armstrong House Museum, 34-56 107th St., Corona
WHAT: Stripling earned his stripes as lead trumpeter and soloist with the Count Basie Orchestra under the direction of Thad Jones and Frank Foster, and has played with and recorded with the bands of Dizzy Gillespie, Dave Brubeck, Lionel Hampton, in addition to The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, The Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, and The GRP All Star Big Band.
WANT TO GO? $20. 718-478-8274. louisarmstronghouse.org.
Mets vs Nationals
WHEN: Saturday, July 14, 4:10pm
WHERE: Citifield, 123-01 Roosevelt Ave., Flushing
WHAT: Cheer on the Amazin's as they take on their division rivals from the Washington DC. The first 25,000 fans entering the game receive a Mets Reversable Rally Cap.
WANT TO GO? $26. 718-507-8499. mets.com.
Skatz the Clown
WHEN: Saturday, July 14, 2pm and 4pm
WHERE: Forest Park Carousel Amusement Village, Forest Park Dr, Woodhaven
WHAT: Combining magic and clownery, Skats makes everyone laugh out loud while also leaving them in amazement!
WANT TO GO? Shows are free; see website for ride and game ticket pricing. 718-788-2676. forestparkcarousel.com.
Cido the Clown
WHEN: Sunday, July 15, 2pm and 4pm
WHERE: Fantasy Forest Amusement Park, 111th St & 55th Ave, Corona
WHAT: From his red nose to his big feet, Cido is a professional clown to the fullest. This magical show is sure to be fun for all!
WANT TO GO? Shows are free, see website for pricing of the park's rides and games . 718-788-2676. fantasyforestnyc.com.
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