May 24-27 Weekend Highlights by NYMetroParents


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Memorial Day Weekend: Cookie Monster's Birthday, a Must-See Air Show, and Partial Reopening of NY Aquarium
May 24-27

Free Family Ferry Rides

Free Ferry Rides: Governors Island reopens for the summer season this weekend, meaning you can hitch a free ride from Lower Manhattan or Brooklyn Bridge Park to the island. Also see other free ferry options that make it fun to cruise around.

Plus check out the Bethpage Air Show that will debut Dusty from Disney's new movie "Planes." Download Disney character paper airplines to race with friends and print out an Air Show checklist about all of the things you can spot at the air show!

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Drop by this open house for a 5-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom home with backyard pool and outdoor grill station in Mount Sinai that's happening next Sunday, June 2 from 1-3pm. Start your search today!
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May 31
4th Annual Brooklyn Parent Center Conference
LIU Brooklyn, Library Learning Center
Workshops on topics like behavior management, autism, and after-school options, with focus on ages 3-21 with disabilities.

June 2
2013 Brooklyn Baby Expo
International School of Brooklyn, Carroll Gardens
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June 8
BooZoo's Canine Carnival
Stepping Stones Museum, Norwalk, CT
Explore the powerful bond between humans and their animal friends. Canines welcome.

June 8
H2OGO Ball
Howe Caverns Adventure Park, Cobleskill, NY
You're invited to this launch party featuring live entertainment and a BBQ.

Top 20 Activities for Kids

Friday, May 24

• Catch some of the coolest dance moves at The New Victory Theater in Manhattan

• Head to the nation's largest festival of African dance in Brooklyn

• Go to a carnival with rides, games, and fireworks on Long Island

• Kick off the holiday weekend with fireworks and a ballgame in Rockland

• Celebrate Memorial Day weekend with a series of family fun at Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in Manhattan

Saturday, May 25

• Learn all about shelled creatures at Turtle Time in Fairfield County, CT

• Witness a wondrous spectacle of horseshoe crabs, a 250 million year phenomenon in Westchester

• See a magic show and participate in a dance contest at a Summer Blast-Off in Queens

• Support the partial reopening of NY Aquarium in Brooklyn

• Learn to tap dance for free in Manhattan

• Jump in a boucy castle, play carnival games, enjoy good food and music at a Memorial Day Fair in Queens

• Sing Happy Birthday to Cookie Monster with milk and cookies in Brooklyn

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Sunday, May 26 (continued)

• Begin your day on the farm in Manhattan

• See songbirds get safely banded and released in Westchester

• Visit the annual 1880s Decoration Day parade and ceremony on Long Island

• Watch the best military aerobatic performers at the Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach on Long Island

Monday, May 27: Memorial Day

• Enjoy a free Memorial Day parade and an afternoon of games in Fairfield County, CT

• Create Memorial Day Medals to say thanks to a special hero in Brooklyn

• Have free hot dogs and hamburgers at a community cookout in Queens

• Celebrate the holiday with a Memorial Day Concert in Brooklyn

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