July 12-14 Weekend Highlights by NYMetroParents


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MLB All-Star Weekend, Barbie's Real-Life House, Bastille Day Celebration, and a Summer Pajama Party
July 12-14

Mini Golf

Though the kids may not ever tire of the neighborhood playground, you can change up the scenery with a visit to a miniature golf course, where the family can participate in a little friendly competition. Who can score a hole-in-one or get past the hilly course through the windmill?

Thinking about moving? Find your family's dream house on the easy-to-use NYMP real estate database. It has thousands of listings for 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 Ardsley, Westchester this Sunday, July 14, 1-3pm. realestate.nymetroparents.com
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July 13-Sept. 8
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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 12

• Visit the MLB All-Star FanFest for an interactive baseball theme park, batting cages, clinics, and more in Manhattan (also on Saturday and Sunday)

• Tour Barbie's House in Manhattan; On Saturday, she'll be setting up on Long Island

• Explore a unique Tree House Installation in Brooklyn (also on Saturday and Sunday)

• Listen on as an orchestra performs on the boardwalk at Playland Park in Westchester

• Learn about Medieval scientific discoveries and conduct experiments on Long Island (also on Saturday)

• Jet set to Europe as you use your imagination to create a nutcracker craft of Germany in Rockland

• View the night sky and learn all about The Big Bang in Fairfield County, CT

• Welcome Build-A-Bear to the Long Island community and make bears for free to donate

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Get Down with 'Mamma Mia' on Broadway

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Have a creative summer at Arts League of Long Island.

Saturday, July 13

• Join a musical parade with the instruments you make at Family Art Labs: Making Mountain Music in Manhattan

• Pack a picnic for Music in the Garden in Queens

• Eat like a nocturnal creature at this summer tea and pajama party in Fairfield County, CT

• Show off your batting and pitching skills at Summer of the Stars in Queens

• Cool off with a Sensory Friendly Screening of Despicable Me 2 in Manhattan

• Take a Green Walking Tour and learn about witch dunking in Fairfield County, CT

• Be an Animal Care Trainee for a day in Queens

Sunday, July 14

• Meet a few of Teatown's ambassador insects in Westchester

• Travel to outerspace at a Public Planetarium Show in Rockland

• Celebrate Bastille Day at Manhattan's annual street fair

• Enjoy pierogies, cabbage, dancing, and more at a Polish Heritage Celebration in Westchester

• Sing and dance at a special children's summer concert featuring Matty Roxx in Rockland

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Make Math Fun! Does a tricycle on square wheels go? It does if you're riding on a rounded surface at MoMath: The Museum of Mathematics! Visit the less-than-one-year old museum in Manhattan for geometry fun (no, that's not a contradiction in terms!) with Origami, 3-D models, and creating your own logo.


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