Events



Music for Aardvarks

Monday, January 22–Saturday, December 22, 10:00 am–5:30 pm
Modern Martial Art ~ Upper West Side
FREE
Fun, laid-back music class with witty original NYC-centric songs including the beloved ‘Taxi!.’

Inka Chakana

Thursday, June 21–Saturday, June 23, 6:00 pm–7:00 pm
National Museum of the American Indian – New York ~ Lower Manhattan
FREE
Celebrate the Summer Solstice with members of the Kichwa Nation community as they create an Inka Chakana, a symbol carrying great significance...

Figment Festival

Saturday, June 23, 10:00 am–6:00 pm
Governors Island ~ Lower Manhattan
FREE
Touch, smell, write on, talk to, dance with, play with, and learn from dozens of art experiences including large-scale sculptures, music, dance,...

Dragon Boat Family Festival

Saturday, June 23, 12:00 pm–4:00 pm
Museum Of Chinese In America ~ Lower Manhattan
$10, free/ages 2 & under
Find out what a poet, zongzi (traditional Chinese rice dumplings wrapped in bamboo leaves), and dragon boats have in common. Participate in...

Inti Raymi Festival

Saturday, June 23, 1:00 pm–4:00 pm
National Museum of the American Indian – New York ~ Lower Manhattan
FREE
Celebrate Inti Raymi (“Festival of the Sun”), one of the most important traditional celebrations in the Andean countries of Peru, Ecuador and...

La Escuelita Carnaval

Saturday, June 23, 2:00 pm–5:00 pm
La Escuelita ~ Upper West Side
Free admission, fees for food & some activities
Enjoy bouncy castles, arts & crafts, face painting, performances and games. Proceeds benefit non-profit bilingual preschool La Escuelita's teacher development fund.

Figment Festival

Sunday, June 24, 10:00 am–6:00 pm
Governors Island ~ Lower Manhattan
FREE
Touch, smell, write on, talk to, dance with, play with, and learn from dozens of art experiences including large-scale sculptures, music, dance,...

Porch Stomp

Sunday, June 24, 12:00 pm–5:00 pm
Governors Island ~ Lower Manhattan
FREE
This annual celebration of American dance and music and dance features 70 plus performers from the Ferry landings to Nolan Park, square...

The Rock and Roll Playhouse Presents: The Music of Bob Dylan

Sunday, June 24, 12:30 pm–1:30 pm
Brooklyn Bowl ~ Brooklyn
$12, free/ages 1 & under
Enjoy an interactive and educational live music experience for families set in the remarkable Brooklyn Bowl venue featuring the danceable music of...

Harlem Meer Performance Festival

Sunday, June 24, 2:00 pm–4:00 pm
Central Park, Dana Discovery Center at the Harlem Meer ~ Central Park
FREE
This summer lakeside concerts series features international and local musicians playing in a variety of easy-to-dance-to styles including jazz, Latin, world, and...

Summer in the Square: Thunder and Sunshine & Dueling Beatboxers

Thursday, June 28, 9:00 am–6:00 pm
Union Square ~ Gramercy & Flatiron
FREE
Union Square hosts a full days of kids programming featuring an 11 am concert by funky rockers Thunder and Sunshine. Meet animals...

Locomotive Lawn Live

Thursday, June 28, 10:30 am–11:15 am
Riverside Park, Locomotive Lawn ~
FREE
Moosiki Kids Musical Storytime fosters a love of reading at a young age with musical stories on a comfy turf lawn. Unshaded...

The Rock and Roll Playhouse Presents: The Music of Michael Jackson

Sunday, July 1, 12:30 pm–1:30 pm
Brooklyn Bowl ~ Brooklyn
$12, free/ages 1 & under
Enjoy an interactive and educational live music experience for families set in the remarkable Brooklyn Bowl venue featuring the danceable music of...

Harlem Meer Performance Festival

Sunday, July 1, 2:00 pm–4:00 pm
Central Park, Dana Discovery Center at the Harlem Meer ~ Central Park
FREE
This summer lakeside concerts series features international and local musicians playing in a variety of easy-to-dance-to styles including jazz, Latin, world, and...

Summer in the Square: Hopalong Andrew & Peridance

Thursday, July 5, 9:00 am–6:00 pm
Union Square ~ Gramercy & Flatiron
FREE
Union Square hosts a full days of kids programming featuring an 11 am with urban cowboy Hopalong Andrew. Meet animals from Art...

Free Children’s Museum of Manhattan

Friday, July 6, 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) ~ Upper West Side
FREE
The enchanting, interactive Children’s Museum of Manhattan is free the first Friday of every month from 5 to 8 pm. Go early...

Second Sunday Family Tour

Sunday, July 8, 10:30 am–12:00 pm
Guggenheim ~ Upper East Side
$20/family
The second Sunday of every month head to the Guggenheim for family-oriented tours that incorporate conversation and creative hands-on gallery activities.

Harlem Meer Performance Festival

Sunday, July 8, 2:00 pm–4:00 pm
Central Park, Dana Discovery Center at the Harlem Meer ~ Central Park
FREE
This summer lakeside concerts series features international and local musicians playing in a variety of easy-to-dance-to styles including jazz, Latin, world, and...

Summer in the Square

Thursday, July 12, 9:00 am–6:00 pm
Union Square ~ Gramercy & Flatiron
FREE
Union Square hosts a full days of kids programming featuring an 11 am concert or play by rotating guest artists. Meet animals...

WeBop Family Jazz Party: Let’s Dance!

Saturday, July 14, 1:00 pm–1:45 pm
Jazz at Lincoln Center ~ Upper West Side
$25, free/non-walking babies
Ms. Riza and the WeBop Family Jazz Band host a dance party with lindy hop, mambo, and a second line parade.

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