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NYC Summer Streets, Dragon Boat Fest, Mermaid Tea Party and Pirate School, and a Block Party
August 2-4

Summer Streets

Summer Streets: This Saturday, Summer Streets returns to Manhattan, offering FREE bike and rollerblade rentals, fitness and yoga classes, zip-lining, mini golf, and more family-friendly activities all at no charge. From Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park, streets will be closed to car traffic so you and your kids can enjoy an active day outside. Summer Streets will also be on Saturday, Aug. 10 and Saturday, Aug 17.

Elsewhere, check out art, music, and a huge puppet parade at the SoNo Arts Celebration in historic South Norwalk in Fairfield County, CT on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 3-4.

Thinking About Moving? Find your family's dream house on the easy-to-use NYMP real estate database. It has updated listings for thousands of houses, condos, co-ops, rentals, and open houses on Long Island and in Westchester, Fairfield, and other suburbs. Check out this open house for a 4-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom colonial home in Massapequa on Long Island this Sunday, Aug. 4, 12-2pm.

Sponsored Events

Aug. 1-Sept. 8
'Wanda's Monster,' A Family Musical
Vineyard Theatre, Manhattan, NY
A little girl forms an unexpected bond with a fuzzy purple monster in this warm-hearted show. Buy 1 ticket, get 1 free with code: PPFREE.

Aug. 4; Sept. 1 and Oct. 6
Family-Friendly Comedy Brunch
Levity Live, West Nyack, NY
Laugh with nationally-touring professional comedians and enjoy Sunday brunch with the whole family.

Aug. 4-5 - 48-Hour Sale
Dads Go FREE to Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark
Foxwoods Theatre, Manhattan, NY
When you purchase one full-price orchestra or flying circle ticket for yourself, dad gets his ticket free. Buy on Aug.4-5 as part of this 48-hour event. Tickets are available for all performances from Aug. 20-30. Check out the 48-hour sale.

Aug. 25
Times Square, Manhattan, NY
Celebrate the environment with magic shows, art exhibits, face painting, a 10-foot snowman, and more.

Top 20 Activities for Kids

Friday, August 2

• Create a paper horse sculpture at CMOM in Manhattan (Also on Saturday and Sunday)

• Visit the Brooklyn Children's Museum for FREE and enjoy sing-alongs, dancing, and drumming classes

Sing and dance outdoors with Darlene Graham in Queens

• Get up close to furry and feathered animals at the Down to Earth Farmers' Market in Westchester

• Explore the Carribean at Creole Family Night on Long Island

Saturday, August 3

• Spend the day at Quassy Amusement Park and catch dance performances in Fairfield County, CT

• Opening Weekend: Dress in costume for the festive New York Renaissance Faire, an annual tradition in Rockland (Also on Sunday)

• Help the nature center monitor turtles on a hike in Westchester

• Play carnival games, make crafts and doughnuts, get your face painted, and more at SculptureCenter's LIC Block Party in Queens

Ends Tonight!
Win a Family Pass to NYSCI


Enjoy a day at the New York Hall of Science with a free family pack.

Get Your Memories Framed with SnapBox


Win 3 framed canvas prints from SnapBox.


Get Down with 'Mamma Mia' on Broadway Mamma Mia

See the family-friendly Broadway show and save on tickets.

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• Build your own robot to take home using recycled materials in Manhattan

• Learn all about water safety, from swimming to boating, in Fairfield County, CT

• Identify birds, butterflies, and rocks and minerals, and other nature-inspired activities at the Annual Garvies Point Day on Long Island

• Craft accordion dragons, design lucky charms, and hear stories at the annual Dragon Boat Festival in Manhattan

Sunday, August 4

• Have a Mermaid-themed tea party on Long Island

• Head to Family Sunday for a farm tour that includes lessons on local agriculture in Rockland

• Celebrate Indian Heritage at a festival of food, dance, music, and entertainment in Westchester

• Catch a live family-friendly concert with fun games in Queens

• Attend "Pirate School," an interactive vaudeville show for kids in Brooklyn

• Be wowed by a free juggling show in a park on Long Island

• Learn how to canoe with urban park rangers in Brooklyn

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