June 28-30: Weekend Highlights by NYMetroParents

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Visit Bounce! Trampoline Sports at various locations.
Sing Happy Birthday to Superman, Make Your Own Sidewalk Chalk, Learn All About Science, and Plan for the Fourth
June 28-30

Summer FUN!

Fireworks Fun: Next week already brings the Fourth of July. Do you know where you'll be watching fireworks with the family? You can view them from the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum (above), or we have even more ideas in NYC, Long Island, Westchester, Rockland, and Fairfield County, CT!

For some fun on the water this weekend, check out the Princess and Pirate Radio Disney Junior and Circle Line Downtown cruise made especially for kids. Plus, see our top picks below on what else you can do with your kids and family, including a guide of kid-friendly museums in NYC for when it might get too hot out. Stay cool!

Shopping for homes? Check out the easy-to-use NYMP real estate database to find the home of your dreams. It has thousands of listings for houses, condos, co-ops, rentals, and open houses on Long Island and in Westchester, Fairfield, and other suburbs. Drop by this open house (or check out its 25+ photos on the site) for a sweeping 5-bedroom, 4.5 bathroom home on 17 acres in Chappaqua, Westchester on Sunday, June 30 from 1-4pm. Happy house hunting! realestate.nymetroparents.com
Explore summer programs at East Woods School

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July 13-Sept. 8
'Wanda's Monster,' A Family Musical
Vineyard Theatre, Upper East Side, Manhattan
Back by popular demand, this musical, based on the award-winning children's book by Eileen Spinelli, introduces an imaginative little girl and her unexpected bond with a fuzzy purple monster as she learns acceptance and friendship. Features music and lyrics by singer, songwriter, and superstar children's recording artist Laurie Berkner. Best for children 2-10 years old.

Top 20 Activities for Kids

Friday, June 28

• See and feed real butterflies and search for them in nature in Rockland (also on Saturday and Sunday)

• Stay cool and have a jumpin' time at Pump It Up Tween/Teen Night in Fairfield County, CT

• See an alligator chomp down its dinner on Long Island

• Explore the world of fashion design and create your own patterns in Manhattan

• Learn what it takes to build a real live boat at the Wooden Boat Show in Fairfield County, CT (also on Saturday and Sunday)

Saturday, June 29

• Prep for the Fourth and create your own noisemaker on Long Island

• Meet little hopping rabbits at a Frolic in Westchester

• Catch a kid-friendly musical about Dotty Dot!, a bossy little girl, in Queens

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Saturday, June 29 (continued)

• Go kayaking for free in Brooklyn

• See whether Pinkalicious gets better from her 'pinkitis' and bake pink cupcakes in Manhattan

• Get up close to live animals and crawly creatures at Buggy Bugs in Queens

• Join the crew aboard the Oceanic to learn about plankton, crabs, fish, and more in Fairfield County, CT

• Take a Crayon Tour and find out how busy bees help wax production on Long Island

Sunday, June 30

• Wish Superman a Happy Birthday and make a superhero cape in Brooklyn

• See the movie "West Side Story" and explore old photos of its various NYC set locations at the DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society

• Get ready for summer by making your own sidewalk chalk in Queens

• Stroll along a woodland trail for the 5th annual StoryWalk in Westchester

• Discover science elements at a summer reading kick-off party in Rockland

• Dine with royalty at The Castle at Westhampton on Long Island

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View all of the kid-friendly activities happening this weekend.


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