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Events, Deals & Tips For City Kids
Events July 25 – Aug 1
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As July comes to a close, NYC’s free summer programming is at it height. Some of our favorite city spots – Lincoln Center, Governors Island, Bryant Park, and the High Line – invite families to celebrate dance, poetry, global music, accordions and honey. All events are free unless noted otherwise.

All events are free unless noted otherwise.


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Saturday, July 26

Bryant Park Moves with Limon Dance

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Bryant Park (42nd Street & Fifth Avenue)

All levels and ages are invited to experience the joy of movement and dance in weekly free classes led by former and current members of the internationally renowned modern dance company Limon Dance accompanied by live drumming. Every Saturday through September.

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Kindermusik & Gift of Gab Pop-Up Event

10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sprout (1375 Third Avenue at 78th Street)

$5/family

Enjoy a 30 minute Kindermusik demo class followed by a special workshop on speech development from NYC-based certified speech therapists. Classes at 10:15 am for newborns-18 months and 11:30 am for 18 months-3 years+. RSVP with child name & date of birth to info@makingmelodiesnyc.com.

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National Dance Day

11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lincoln Center (65th Street & Broadway)

Lincoln Center Out Of Doors’ dance-themed Family Day includes a Baby Loves Disco dance party, a Brazilian street dance workshop, a collaborative interactive dance performance and tunes by the Black Rock Coalition Orchestra.

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NYC Children's Poetry Festival

11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Governors Island (Governors Island)

As part of the New York City Poetry Festival, little poets ages 2-13 can express themselves on the kids-only poetry stage, listen to book readings, play writing games, explore a handmade teepee village, and more.

Also on Sunday.

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Sunday, July 27

EarthCapades Eco-educational Circus

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

Watch the tricks and flips of a circus troupe as they teach about ecological diversity, the inherent right for all species to live in a safe and healthy environment, and how you can be a hero for our planet today. Online advance registration recommended.

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globalFEST for Families

1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Lincoln Center (65th Street & Broadway)

Hear Banda de los Muertos, a Mexican brass band from Brooklyn, M.A.K.U. Soundsystem, an Afro-Colombian percussion-loving crew, and other globe- and genre- spanning musicians. Part of Lincoln Center Out Of Doors.

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Harlem Week Kick Off: A Great Day in Harlem

1:00 pm - 8:30 pm
U.S. Grant National Memorial Park (West 122nd Street & Riverside Drive)

Celebrate Harlem artists, community groups and institutions with an international cultural showcase, gospel caravan, urban fashion show and an evening music concert.

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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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SummerStage: Rock Steady Crew

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Rumsey Playfield, Central Park (Fifth Avenue & 69th Street)

Celebrate 37th Anniversary of Bronx b-boys Rock Steady Crew with guest artists the M.O.P, Slick Rick, Das EFX, Cormega, Large Professor and more.

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Monday, July 28

SummerStage Kids Presents: NY Chinese Cultural Center

10:30 am - 12:30 pm
J. Hood Wright Park (West 173rd Street between Haven Ave. and Ft. Washington Ave.,)

See a variety of traditional folk dances schcasing showcase the rich diversity of China’s different regions including Mongolia, Uygur, Tibet, and Tai.

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Tuesday, July 29

Think ‘n’ Fun Summer Series

9:45 am - 12:15 pm
Central Park, Pinetum Swings (West 85th Street & Central Park West)

$20

Tuesdays through August 12th, children and caregivers can explore the world using art, reading, science, and math concepts in a relaxed setting with music, movement, crafts, stories, bubbles, parachute time and a small snack. Birth – 2 years old 9:45 – 10:45 am; 3 to 5 year olds 11:15 am – 12:15 pm. Different themes each week; this week is ‘Weather Fun.’

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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

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

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

The diverse line up for this weekly program includes visits from costume characters, author storytimes, and kiddie rock bands.

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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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