July 19-21 Weekend Highlights by NYMetroParents

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Enjoy National Ice Cream Day, Picnic at an Outdoor Concert, and Celebrate Hispanic Heritage
July 19-21

Coney Island family package

Looking for an easy family day trip? New this year, Gray Line buses and City Sights NY are offering a family day-trip package to Luna Park Coney Island that includes round-trip transporation (no need to stress about parking or driving in traffic!), unlimited rides, food, and credit for boardwalk arcade and games.

Considering a Move? 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 5-bedroom, 4 bathroom home with backyard pool in Port Jefferson on Long Island this Saturday, July 20, 12-1:30pm. realestate.nymetroparents.com
Visit Bounce! Trampoline Sports for a jumpin' good time.

Sponsored Events

Through 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. Save $3 with code: NYMETRO.

July 21
'Ever Happily After'
The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre, Manhattan
A comedic and whimsical family musical featuring Cinderella and her "happily ever after" fairy tale friends.

July 22
Munchkin Mondays: The Bossy Frog Band
Palisades Center Mall, West Nyack, NY
The Bossy Frog Band brings music and fun. To register, visit palisadescenter.com and click on 'Munchkin Mondays.'

Top 20 Activities for Kids

Friday, July 19

• Set up a blanket for the Metropolitan Opera's Summer Recital at Brooklyn Bridge Park

• This popular kids' program, Hear It! See It! Draw It!, returns to Long Island

• Kids ages 7-14 can bend it like Beckham at a free soccer clinic in Queens
• Bust a move at Dancing Through the Decades in Fairfield County, CT

• Round up the family for a Pond Scene Investigation on Long Island

Saturday, July 20

• Tour the Stony Point Lighthouse in Rockland

• Catch and release fish to identify in Westchester

• Have a pajama party at "Sleepover," a new musical, in Manhattan

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Saturday, July 20 (continued)

• Grab a chair or picnic blanket for short films from all around the globe at the Queens World Film Festival

• Build the best suspension bridge ever in Brooklyn

• Cool off at the City of Water Day with free entertainment, boat tours, and more on Governors Island

• Explore the Coney Night Maze sculptural exhibit in Westchester

Sunday, July 21 (National Ice Cream Day)

• Celebrate National Ice Cream Day with Ripley's in Manhattan

• Take a tour of poet Walt Whitman's Brooklyn haunts

• Enjoy Family Day with a dance party, face painting, and more interactive games in Queens

• Learn all about dragonflies on a nature walk in the Bronx

• Attend the largest Hispanic community event of the year in Westchester

• Be awed by Captain Bob's Magic Show on Long Island

• Search high and low for eggs on Egg Fair Day, plus enjoy pony rides in Fairfield County, CT

• Get ready to laugh as kids and teens tell jokes at Kids n Comedy in Rockland

• Take your pup and family to the 13th annual Dog Wash for a family portrait, food, raffles, and more in Westchester

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