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Discovery Walk for Families

Friday, July 28, 10:00 am–11:30 am
Central Park, Various Locations (Central Park)

Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike. Learn about the architecture, landscapes, and ecosystems of the Park through hands-on exploration using Discovery Kits – rugged backpacks filled with kid-friendly binoculars, field guides, and hand lenses. Upcoming walks include Belvedere’s Kingdom, Conservatory Garden, Living Laboratory, PARKitecture, Shakespeare Garden, Time Travelers, Towering Trees and Woodland Wonderlands.


MetFridays—English Renaissance Consort Songs

Friday, July 28, 5:30 pm–6:30 pm
The Cloisters (99 Margaret Corbin Drive)
Free with museum admission (Pay-what-you-wish, suggested $25/adults, free/kids under 12)

Soprano Ruth Cunningham and cellist James Waldo perform English Renaissance consort songs by Dowland and others in a magical medieval hall.


Greeley Square Improv

Friday, July 28, 5:30 pm–7:00 pm
Greeley Square Park (Broadway between 32nd Street & 33rd St)

Explore scenework and improvisation techniques in a free, 90 minute beginner-level improv workshop in Greely Square Park with instruction by The Peoples Improv Theater. Each class covers beginner-level material through games and group exercises. For all ages.


Midtown Recess

Friday, July 28, 3:00 pm–7:00 pm
Plaza33 (West 33rd Street between 7th & 8th Avenue)

All ages can play giant chess, oversized Connect 4, jump ropes, and more.


Heidi Latsky: ON DISPLAY

Friday, July 28, 7:00 pm–8:00 pm
Whitney Museum of American Art (99 Gansevoort Street)

On the occasion of the 27th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Whitney and the High Line celebrate access and inclusion for all with a performance of ON DISPLAY by Heidi Latsky Dance, which incorporates dancers with and without disabilities. Walk through a human sculpture court on the Museum’s outdoor galleries and across the way on the High Line.


Loiza Fest

Friday, July 28, 11:00 am–8:00 pm
Loiza Street Festival (East 109th Street between 2nd & 3rd Avenues)

Festival Santiago Apóstol De Loiza En El Barrio celebrates the African influence of Loiza, Puerto Rico in New York City’s East Harlem neighborhood. The community pay homage to the traditions of the homeland left behind with traditional food and craft vendors, live performances of Bomba, Plena + Salsa, a host of kids activities and other surprises. Create child-friendly arts and crafts and listen and dance to live beats with an alcapurria or a bacalaito in hand.

Also on Sunday.

Sunset Jam on the Hudson

Friday, July 28, 6:30 pm–8:00 pm
Robert F Wagner Jr Park (20 Battery Place)

Join a drumming circle led by master drummers. Instruments provided or bring your own.


Amplified Sundays

Friday, July 28, 7:00 pm–9:00 pm
Pier I (Riverside & 70th Street)

Listen to danceable live music accompanied by sunsets over the Hudson River.


MetFridays: Beyond Boundaries

Friday, July 28, 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Metropolitan Museum Of Art (1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street)
Free with museum admission (Pay-what-you-wish, suggested $25, free/ages 12 & under)

The Met hosts art making, artist talks, and discussions that explore symbolism, language, and other ways to build understanding between artists and appreciators. Explore the overlaps between the drawn image and the written word in the Ancient Near Eastern Art galleries during drop-in drawing. Follow your nose and discover works of art in new ways. Choose a favorite fragrance and use it to guide your search through the galleries.


Bryant Park Friday Picnic

Friday, July 28, 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Bryant Park (42nd Street & Fifth Avenue)

Spread out on a free picnic blankets and nosh on food from local vendors curated by Hester Street Fair including Thaibird’s curry fried chicken, Pokee NYC’s pokee donut, Parantha Alley’s spicy stuffed rotis, John’s Juice, Moon Man and Taiyaki’s signature waffle fish soft serve ice cream. Also enjoy lawn games, photo ops, live performances and more.


Parent & Me Yoga

Saturday, July 29, 9:00 am–9:45 am
Fort Tryon Park (Margaret Corbin Drive & West 196th Street)

Children of all ages and their parents/caregivers are invited to practice outdoor yoga with a certified children’s instructor. Meet on Abby’s Lawn in Fort Tryon Park, just north of the David Rockefeller Linden Terrace. Bring a towel or yoga mat.


Hudson River Nature Walk

Saturday, July 29, 9:00 am–10:00 am
Pier 40 (353 West Street at Houston)

Enjoy a meandering waterfront walk while viewing and learning about Hudson River Park flora and fauna, including some of the 85 different species of birds. Peek into gardens to discover butterflies, dragonflies and other interesting insects. Get to know the native plants that thrive in unexpected places in and around the river’s edge.


Bryant Park Moves with Limon Dance

Saturday, July 29, 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.


Eataly's Foodiversità

Saturday, July 29, 10:30 am–11:00 am
Eataly NYC Downtown (101 Liberty Street, Floor 3)

Make mozzarella, pizza and more at Downtown Eataly’s Foodiversità (“food university”). Play with food through live demonstrations and tastings around a kitchen table. RSVP via email at [email protected] Classes are hands-on and lots of fun for everyone. Seating is first come, first served.

Also at 12 pm.

Discovery Walk for Families

Saturday, July 29, 10:00 am–11:30 am
Central Park, Various Locations (Central Park)

Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike. Learn about the architecture, landscapes, and ecosystems of the Park through hands-on exploration using Discovery Kits – rugged backpacks filled with kid-friendly binoculars, field guides, and hand lenses. Upcoming walks include Belvedere’s Kingdom, Conservatory Garden, Living Laboratory, PARKitecture, Shakespeare Garden, Time Travelers, Towering Trees and Woodland Wonderlands.


Stories at the Statue: Hans Christian Andersen Story Telling

Saturday, July 29, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
Central Park, Hans Christian Andersen Statue (East 72nd Street & Fifth Avenue )

Gather around Hans Christian Andersen’s statue at the Conservatory Pond in Central Park to hear his tales and other fairy and folk tales from around the world recounted by rotating storytellers.


The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Saturday, July 29, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
St. Luke’s Theatre (308 West 46th Street)
$35

In this inventive and highly theatrical adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ classic book, two actors give a tour-de-force performance. Through the magic of theatre, Peter and Lucy will take you to Narnia, where The White Witch has cast a spell that makes it always winter and never Christmas. Come face to face with Aslan the Great Lion and cheer as Peter, Susan, Lucy and Edmund courageously battle the forces of evil, discovering that Love is the deepest magic of all. Open to everyone, most suitable for ages 5 and up.


Kids Rock! Family Day at Rockefeller Plaza

Saturday, July 29, 10:00 am–1:00 pm
Rockefeller Center (45 Rockefeller Plaza)

Enjoy a variety of activities including face painting, giant foosball and Connect 4® games, a popsicle stand, mini LEGO® build stations, a photo booth, and live music throughout the iconic Rockefeller Plaza.


Make It Rooted!

Saturday, July 29, 10:00 am–1:00 pm
High Line 14th Street Passage (Tenth Avenue & West 14th Street)

Explore different traditions and ecosystems, the roots of local communities, through dance, art, music, and storytelling. Presented by the High Line in collaboration with Abya Yala Arte y Cultura; portions of this program will be in English and Spanish. Part of a monthly series.


That Chemistry Show

Saturday, July 29, 12:00 pm–1:15 pm
The Physics Theater (300 West 43rd Street)
$29 at this link

A candle that moves water, a paper cup that won’t burn, a firefly without fire. An atomic flash, weaponized sugar, a hydrogen bomb. Genie in a bottle, secret writing, elephant toothpaste. All these and more comprise 80 minutes of exploration led by long-time “mad scientist” Borislaw Bilash combining the worlds of chemistry and show business. A spin-off of the popular That Physics SHow.


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