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Events This Week
As July comes to a close, NYC’s free summer programming is at it height. Some of our favorite city spots – Lincoln Center and the High Line – invite families to celebrate dance, global music, and honey. All events are free unless noted otherwise.

All events are free unless noted otherwise.

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Wednesday, July 30

High Line Honey Day

2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
High Line 14th Street Passage (Tenth Avenue & West 14th Street)

Meet beekeepers from all five boroughs, sample and buy local honey, and enjoy activities for all ages that include looking at the inside of a beehive (through a glass-paned demonstration hive), finding queen bees and learning about the “waggle dance” that bees use to communicate the location of nectar hot spots.

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Friday, August 1

Free Children’s Museum of Manhattan

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Children’s Museum of Manhattan (212 West 83rd Street )

The enchanting, interactive Children’s Museum of Manhattan is free the first Friday of every month from 5 to 8 pm. Go early or late to avoid the crowd.

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Lincoln Center Out Of Doors

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lincoln Center (65th Street & Broadway)

A myriad of musicians and other performers celebrate the life of Jenneth Webster, the recently deceased Director of Community Programing at Lincoln Center.

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Saturday, August 2

Whitney Museum Family Programs: Jeff Koons

10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Whitney Museum of American Art (945 Madison Avenue at East 75th Street)

$10/family, includes museum admission

From 10:30-11:30 am, educators lead excellent interactive gallery tours for 4-10 year olds (advance registration recommended) exploring the kid-friendly Jeff Koons exhibit. From 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, all ages can experiment with materials inspired by the Koons vibrant art at pop-up activity stations in galleries.

Also the next two Saturdays.

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Color Me Haring

11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Museum of the City of New York (1220 Fifth Avenue at 105th Street)

Free with museum admission, Get 2 tickets for $10

Create your own coloring book using reproductions of Keith Haring’s art and explore the photographs, sketchbooks, and canvases showcasing New York’s notorious and celebrated street art of the 1970s and ’80s in City as Canvas: Graffiti Art from the Martin Wong Collection.

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Drop Me Off in Harlem: Perform & Create Date

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
David Rubenstein Atrium (Broadway between West 62nd and West 63rd Streets)

Make your own tap shoes with The Children’s Museum of Manhattan then scat, swing, and tap with renowned jazz historian and saxophonist Loren Schoenberg, and NYC tap artist, Andrew Nemr in an interactive program honoring Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, and the rhythm of iconic tap dancer Bill “Bojangles” Robinson. Prt of Lincoln Center’s monthly Meet The Artist series.

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Lincoln Center Out Of Doors: La Casita

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lincoln Center (65th Street & Broadway)

Affrilachian masters, youth poet laureates, hip-hop freestylers, and other writers devoted to story and verse join explosive flamenco, salsa con conciencia, experimental Mexican vocal music, folk-jazz reinventions of Pakistani qawwali, Afro-Bahia music and dance, and inspired Native American song to honor poet, musician and activist Amiri Baraka.

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Word for Word Kids: The Very Hungry Band

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Bryant Park (42nd Street & Fifth Avenue)

Rock out with Lou Gallo and Jean Rohe from The Very Hungry Band.

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No Longer Empty's Family Day

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
No Longer Empty (155th Street & Saint Nicholas Avenue)

Explore site-specific art with family tours and create your own art plus enjoy kids’ yoga with Urban Yoga Foundation and storytime with Harlem-based artist Élan Ferguson and Word Up Bookstore.

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Sunday, August 3

Family Performance Festival: Tales for the Earth

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Central Park, Peter J Sharp Children’s Glade (West 107th Street & Central Park West)

Hear entertaining and educational tales about nature in Central Park, recycling, water conservation, and a water sprite who travels through the sewage system in search of her reservoir.

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Lincoln Center Out Of Doors: Echoes of the Divine

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lincoln Center (65th Street & Broadway)

Four NYC based ensembles perform in this event subtitled Arts of the Turko-Persian Diaspora.

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Harlem Meer Performance Festival

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Central Park, Dana Discovery Center at the Harlem Meer (110th Street between Fifth & Lenox Avenue)

This summer lakeside concerts series features international and local musicians playing in a variety of easy-to-dance-to styles including Latin and jazz. Some chairs are provided, or bring a blanket and picnic lunch to listen on a lawn.

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History Play Date: Plant Your Own Peas

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (4881 Broadway at 204th Street)

$1/adults, free/ages 10 and under.

Young visitors are invited to drop in and help harvest vegetables from the Kitchen Garden as they learn what the Dyckmans grew on their farm two hundred years ago. Learn the different parts of the plant that we can eat and plant. Take home a pea plant to grow at home.

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Book of The Week

Beach Sticker Activity Book

Create beach scenes with 34 stickers of sunbathers and their gear. The small size makes it easy to throw in the beach bag to provide entertainment on the way to the sunshine (or to create seashore fantasies if you’re stuck in the sticky city). For all kinds of travel, buy the similiar Train Station, Little Airport and Petting Zoo Sticker Activity Books. Great for cars and planes!


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