June 27-29 Weekend Highlights by NYMetroParents


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Shooting Stars, Superheroes & Tons of Bugs
June 27-29
Family stargazing


With a new moon cycle starting and the June Bootids meteor shower peaking on Friday, June 27, this weekend offers a great chance to do some stargazing. Head to a local planetarium, or join other amatuer astronomers at a stargazing club meeting. Add a craft into the mix and survey the sky from home with a DIY telescope. Raising an aspiring astronaut? Treat them to something truly stellar with a simulated space mission in Rockland County. The universe has a lot of stars to explore, so before you embark on your adventure check out our guide to 11 ways to enjoy the night sky.

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Sponsored Events

Friday, June 6-Saturday, June 28
Curtain Call, Inc., Stamford, CT
Curtain Call presents this American musical comedy about an aggressive stage mother and the family she raised during vaudeville’s dying days in the 1920s.

Sunday, June 29
2014 Everything Kids Expo
Aviator Sports and Events Center, Brooklyn
Enjoy free ID cards for kids, courtesy NY Life Insurance, free cotton candy and a day of free fun activities for the entire family including unlimited access to the bounce house, story time, face painting, the Big Apple Circus, giveaways, and raffles.

Monday, June 23-Friday, July 18
Summerstock Performance Workshops
Curtain Call, Inc., Stamford, CT
In a creative environment, kids ages 11-16 participate in age-appropriate group activities and receive specialized instruction in theatre arts.

Top 20 Activities for Kids

Friday, June 27

• Go crazy for science at an experiment workshop in Manhattan

• Pick your own super power during superhero day at the Brooklyn Children's Museum

• Have your mind blown as you study up on Bubbleology, an educational show all about bubbles in Westchester

• Make a cool art project and party (sans parents) in Rockland County.

• See traditional and contemporary sea crafts at the Wooden Boat Show in Mystic, CT. Also on Saturday and Sunday.

• Help Little Red and a new friend get to safety during an off beat puppet show based on the popular story on Long Island. Also on Saturday

Saturday, June 28

• Make matching anklets for you and your American Girl doll in Manhattan

• Experiment with ramps, tracks, wings, wheels, and more at the Motion Lab at the New York Transit Museum in Brooklyn

• Learn about all things insect during Bug Day at the NY Hall of Science in Queens

• Jam to some great tunes at the American Roots Music Festival in Westchester

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Saturday, June 28 (cont'd)

• Celebrate summer with a few new animal friends and enjoy nature-themed crafts at Bear Mountain Zoo in Rockland County

• Join Ariel on a journey under the sea at a stage version of The Little Mermaid in New Canaan, CT. Also on Sunday • Sing along to today's greatest hits during Kid's Bop Live on Long Island • Chill out with the fishes at an ice cream social at the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium on Long Island

Sunday, June 29

• Join the world's most elite crime fighting organization with a visit to the Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. exhibit at Discovery Times Square in Manhattan

• Stretch your mind and your body at a yoga class for kids in Brooklyn

• Learn a bit about what it takes to be a veterinarian in Queens

• Listen to stories in the outdoors on a StoryWalk at Greenbugh Nature Center in Westchester

• Bug out with all kinds of creepy, crawly critters during Bug Bonanza at the Long Island Children's Museum

• Enjoy crafts, snacks, and tons of outdoor fun at an enchanted tea party in Stamford, CT

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