July 25-27 Weekend Highlights by NYMetroParents
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Free Films Al Fresco, A Native American Powwow & Music To Get You Moving

July 25-27


Cool down with a free outdoor screening of Frozen in Fairfield, CT this weekend.
Photo credit: Courtesy Disney

The best part of summer is being able to do just about anything outside—even watch a movie. Whether your family is into superhero smash-hits, 80s sci-fi, or Disney musicals, outdoor movies are a great way to spend your summer nights. Grab your brood, a blanket, and something to snack on and enjoy a screening under the stars in your area.


Sponsored Events

Saturday, July 26
Glow Chuck Buddy Night
Thomas Clifford's Martial Arts, Pearl River, NY
Kids ages 6 and older learn how to use their own set of glow-in-the-dark nunchucks, which they can take home. Registration requested.

Saturday, July 26
Open House
Kon Gen International Preschool, Queens
Participate in hands-on activities and workshops and tour the brand new, 20,000-square-foot facility which includes a professional dance studio, a science discovery lab, an outdoor play area, a botanical garden, and individual piano rooms.

Top 20 Activities for Kids

Friday, July 25

• Enjoy a screening of Ghostbusters II under the stars in Manhattan

• Sing along to story songs with Miss Nina in Brooklyn

• Join an authentic Native American Powwow at Queens County Farm Museum. Also on Saturday and Sunday

• Introduce the kids to the Bard with a family-friendly production of The Tempest in Westchester. Also on Saturday and Sunday.

• Shake a leg during Music & Movement with Miss Fran in Rockland County

• Listen and look for nocturnal creatures during a bat walk on Long Island

Saturday, July 26

• Use stop-motion animation to bring a robot to life in Manhattan

• Get outside for games, sports, and more at Family Field Day in Brooklyn

• Design your own tin can totem pole in Queens

• Attract beautiful birds to your yard when you make a hummingbird feeder in Westchester

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Check Out Our Summer Fun Guide


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125 Reasons to Get Outside
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After-School Activities


From athletics to theater arts, get a head start on finding the perfect
after-school program
for your child.

Our July Issue!

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Where to Find Us

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Saturday, July 26 (cont'd)

• Get a taste of summer's sweetness at a pie auction and eating contest in Rockland County

Celebrate zookeepers and learn more about their important work at the Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport, CT • Tour Old Westbury Gardens' sundials, and then make your own to take home on Long Island. • Discover the science behind spies on Long Island

Sunday, July 27

• See what happens when Arabic music meets American jazz at the Children's Museum of Manhattan

• Jam to reggae on the boardwalk at Coney Island

• Get messy and make your own super soap in Queens

• Learn about love and family during The Lion's Whiskers, a puppet show adapted from an Ethopian folktale in Westchester

• Travel under the sea with a performance of The Little Mermaid in New Canaan, CT

• Join the Peanuts gang for laughs, songs, and even some introspection during You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown on Long Island

Online Calendar
View all the kid-friendly activities happening this weekend.


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With stores steadily stock-piling back-to-school supplies, both you and your kids are starting to think about a new school year. Before we know it, school will be back in session, and sunshine, barefeet, and all-day, outdoor fun will be gone... Sigh! It's certainly important to plan ahead so you can ease into the back-to-school trasition, but the talk of backpacks, notebooks, and new classrooms can wait. Before you box up the bathing suits and resign yourself to summer's impending end, take advantage of the last few weeks of vacation and check out these tips for teaching your kids to live in the moment.


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