Kid On The Town
Culture For City Kids
Summer Programs

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.


Pete the Cat Musical

Friday, July 28, 10:30 am–11:30 am
Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street)

See a musical featuring groovy picture book favorite Pete the Cat by acclaimed children’s theatre company Theatreworks USA. A limited number of free tickets are available beginning one hour prior to the first performance of the day. Individuals are limited to 4 tickets per adult, per day. Reserved seats in the orchestra availble for a $50 tax-deductible donation.


Preschool Art

Friday, July 28, 10:30 am–12:00 pm
Nelson A. Rockefeller Park (River Terrace & Warren Street)

Very young artists are introduced to paper, clay, paint, and everyday recyclable materials, transforming them into age-appropriate projects planned by and art educator/artist.


Summer Art in the Park

Friday, July 28, 10:00 am–12:00 pm
Hippo Playground, Riverside Park (Riverside & 91st Street)

Participate in a free art program right outside the beloved Hippo Playground. Try a different project each day, plus play at a free form table and a paint mural. In the event of rain, the program is held in the park house.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Bryant Park Reading Room Kids: Happy Hooping with Amy Rogers

Saturday, July 29, 12:00 pm–2:00 pm
Bryant Park (42nd Street & Fifth Avenue)

Try Happy Hooping with Amy Rogers, Hula Hoop Mover & Shaker, followed by a 1 pm storytime with Cali Co Cat and her carousel pals. Be sure to catch a spin on the charming Le Carrousel ($3).


Bargemusic Family Concert

Saturday, July 29, 4:00 pm–5:00 pm
Brookyln Bridge Park (334 Furman Street)

Walk across the gangplank of a renovated coffee barge for a one-hour, family-friendly concert. Includes a Q & A session with the musicians. Doors open 15 minutes before the performance; no reserved seating is available.


Lincoln Center Out Of Doors Family Weekend: Double Dutch

Saturday, July 29, 10:30 am–5:00 pm
Lincoln Center (65th Street & Broadway)

Celebrate double dutch and the women of color who’ve contributed to the cultural fabric of NYC through this competitive sport turned art form. Features demonstrations, jump-ins, panel discussions, a film screening and exhibition.


Shell-ebrate Oysters

Saturday, July 29, 4:00 pm–5:30 pm
Pier 25 (225 North Moore Street)

Work alongside Hudson River Park staff to restore oysters and learn how these bivalves benefit the health of the River by filtering water, engineering reef habitat, and stabilizing shorelines


Riverside Clay Tennis Association Concerts

Saturday, July 29, 7:00 pm–9:00 pm
Riverside Clay Tennis Association Courts (Riverside Park & West 96th Street)

Enjoy the sunset over the Hudson while listening to a diverse line-up including bluegrass, jazz, samba and a Middle-Eastern band with a belly dancer. Bring a picnic blanket (and a picnic dinner if you wish). If the weather is iffy, call 212-978-0277 to see whether a concert has been postponed.


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