August 23-25 Weekend Highlights by NYMetroParents

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Arthur Ashe Kids' Day, Outdoor Summer Movies, and a Scottish Fest and Games
August 23-25


Welcome Tennis Stars: The 2013 U.S. Open kicks off this Saturday with the annual Arthur Ashe Kids' Day, full of family-friendly fun including tennis clinics, interactive games, live music, and the chance to meet tennis's biggest stars up close and personal.

Thinking about signing your kid up for tennis? Learn about the benefits of individual sports, including how they can be especially helpful for children with special needs.

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 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom lake home in Katonah, NY on Sunday, Aug. 25, from 2-4pm, and search for more homes at

Sponsored Events

Aug. 22-Sept. 8
'Wanda's Monster,' A Family Musical
Vineyard Theatre, Manhattan
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.

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

Sundays, 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.

Sundays, Oct. 6
Expecting Parents Expo
Hilton Long Island, Melville, NY
Expectant Long Island parents can explore new products, services, and activities in a fun-filled and informative environment.

Top 20 Activities for Kids

Friday, August 23

• Savor summer at an outdoor sscreening of flick The Karate Kid at the Intrepid's pier in Manhattan

• Celebrate Colombian floral artisans at Festival de las Flores, part of the Queens Botanical Garden parade (also on Saturday and Sunday)

• Meet Erik and His Reptiles for free on Long Island

• Discover creatures of the night, including moths and insects, in Westchester

• From pig races to a horse show and many other free shows, families can enjoy the festivities at the annual Dutchess County Fair (also on Saturday and Sunday)

• See little piggies snort and squeal at a Hot Dog Pig Race on Long Island (also on Saturday and Sunday)

Saturday, August 24

• Practice reading aloud at Tales to Tails by reading to a therapy dog in Fairfield County, CT

• Lend a hand at the Butterfly Garden Volunteer
Clean Up
in Westchester


Get Down with 'Mamma Mia' on Broadway

Mamma Mia

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

Save on Admission at Ripley's
Times Square


Visit Ripley's Times Square for a one-of-a-kind experience. Save on admission.

Make Your Own Bear


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• Play sea shell and fish games and meet water-dwelling animals at Wet and Wild in Queens

• Learn how to play bocce or rent free bikes at Recess on Governors Island

• Compete in all sorts of field games like soccer and potato sack races at Family Field Day in Brooklyn

• Meet tennis stars at Arthur Ashe Kids' Day, a family-friendly kick-off to the 2013 U.S. Open in Queens

• Create a glow-in-the-dark painting at a Cool Light Sci-Tech Workshop in Manhattan

• Play Scottish games, listen to bagpipes, and enjoy cultural entertainment at the 53rd annual Scottish Festival and Games on Long Island

• Create sketches of Wave Hill's landscapes in the Bronx (also on Sunday)

• Learn all about nature as you look for clues on a Discovery Quest in Rockland (also Sunday)

• Experiment with potential and kinetic energy and make crafts to take home as part of Engineering Week at the Long Island Science Center

Sunday, August 25

• Dress up and don wings for a Woodland Faerie Walk through the enchanted forest in Westchester

• Check out groovy bugs, beetles, and other classics at the NYC Volkswagen Traffic Jam on Governors Island

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