Kid On The Town
Culture For City Kids
Free Summer Programs Day by Day
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We love summer in NYC, where the climatic challenges are ameliorated by the cool free cultural activities all over town – outdoor concerts, art in parks, family yoga & dance and more. Some are kid-oriented, some fun for the whole family, all are fascinating excerpts of the diverse talent this fabulous city contains. Click on the event name for more details. (And when you really need air-conditioning, check out engaging exhibits and excellent kids programming at NYC’s wonderful family-friendly museums).

calendar view | one-time events this week
Riverside Park & UWS | Central Park & UES | Bryant Park & High Line | Tribeca to Mad Sq | Lower Manhattan

Monday


3:30 am–5:15 pm
Children’s Basketball Nelson A. Rockefeller Park (River Terrace & Warren Street)
10:00 am–12:00 pm
Preschool Play Robert F Wagner Jr Park (20 Battery Place)
10:00 am–12:00 pm
Summer Art in the Park Hippo Playground, Riverside Park (Riverside & 91st Street)
3:00 pm–7:00 pm
Midtown Recess Plaza33 (West 33rd Street between 7th & 8th Avenue)
4:00 pm–5:30 pm
Hudson Riverkids: Ramblin’ Dan and the Freewheelin’ Band Pier 62 at Hudson River Park (Hudson River Greenway/enter at 23rd Street and West Side Highway)

Tuesday


10:00 am–12:00 pm
Mad. Sq. Pk. Art in the Park Madison Square Park (Madison Avenue & 24th Street)
10:00 am–12:00 pm
Preschool Play Robert F Wagner Jr Park (20 Battery Place)
10:00 am–12:00 pm
Summer Art in the Park Hippo Playground, Riverside Park (Riverside & 91st Street)
10:00 am–2:00 pm
Summer on the Hudson: Game Days West Harlem Piers Park (Marginal & West 125th Street)
2:45 pm–5:30 pm
Soccer in Rockefeller Park Nelson A. Rockefeller Park (River Terrace & Warren Street)
3:00 pm–7:00 pm
Midtown Recess Plaza33 (West 33rd Street between 7th & 8th Avenue)
3:00 pm–3:45 pm
Storytime Theater Class with Bitty City Players Hippo Playground, Riverside Park (Riverside & 91st Street)
3:15 pm–3:45 pm
Young Sprouts Gardening Nelson A. Rockefeller Park (River Terrace & Warren Street)
4:00 pm–4:30 pm
Summer Sandbox Series Carl Schurz Park (East End and East 86th Street)

Wednesday


10:00 am–11:00 am
Mad. Sq. Park Story Time Madison Square Park (Madison Avenue & 24th Street)
10:00 am–12:00 pm
Preschool Play Robert F Wagner Jr Park (20 Battery Place)
10:00 am–12:00 pm
Summer Art in the Park Hippo Playground, Riverside Park (Riverside & 91st Street)
10:00 am–2:00 pm
Summer on the Hudson: Game Days West Harlem Piers Park (Marginal & West 125th Street)
10:00 am–10:45 am
Yoga for Kids Washington Square Park (5th Avenue & Washington Square North)
12:00 pm–2:00 pm
Lunchtime Concerts at Richard Tucker Park Richard Tucker Park (Broadway & 66th Street)
3:00 pm–7:00 pm
Midtown Recess Plaza33 (West 33rd Street between 7th & 8th Avenue)
6:00 pm–10:00 pm
SummerStage Rumsey Playfield, Central Park (Fifth Avenue & 69th Street)

Thursday


9:30 am–11:30 am
Tots Soccer & Pee Wee Basketball Riverside Park 71st Street Soccer Field & Basketball Courts (Riverside & West 71st Street)
10:00 am–12:00 pm
Summer Art in the Park Hippo Playground, Riverside Park (Riverside & 91st Street)
11:30 am–1:00 pm
Light Play Governors Island (Governors Island)
3:00 pm–7:00 pm
Midtown Recess Plaza33 (West 33rd Street between 7th & 8th Avenue)
3:30 pm–5:30 pm
Art + Games Nelson A. Rockefeller Park (River Terrace & Warren Street)
4:00 pm–5:30 pm
Hudson Riverkids: Ramblin’ Dan and the Freewheelin’ Band Pier 62 at Hudson River Park (Hudson River Greenway/enter at 23rd Street and West Side Highway)
4:30 pm–5:15 pm
Sing Along with East Side West Side Music Together Hippo Playground, Riverside Park (Riverside & 91st Street)
5:30 pm–7:30 pm
Strings on Hudson Battery Park (Battery Place between State Street & Whitehall St)
6:00 pm–9:00 pm
Seaport Summer Music South Street Seaport (Fulton & Front Streets)
6:00 pm–10:00 pm
SummerStage Rumsey Playfield, Central Park (Fifth Avenue & 69th Street)
6:30 pm–9:00 pm
MoMA Summer Thursdays Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) (4 West 53rd Street)

Friday


10:00 am–11:30 am
Discovery Walk for Families Central Park, Various Locations (Central Park)
10:00 am–12:00 pm
Summer Art in the Park Hippo Playground, Riverside Park (Riverside & 91st Street)
10:30 am–12:00 pm
Preschool Art Nelson A. Rockefeller Park (River Terrace & Warren Street)
3:00 pm–7:00 pm
Midtown Recess Plaza33 (West 33rd Street between 7th & 8th Avenue)
5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Bryant Park Friday Picnic Bryant Park (42nd Street & Fifth Avenue)
5:30 pm–7:00 pm
Greeley Square Improv Greeley Square Park (Broadway between 32nd Street & 33rd St)
6:00 pm–10:00 pm
SummerStage Rumsey Playfield, Central Park (Fifth Avenue & 69th Street)
6:30 pm–8:00 pm
Sunset Jam on the Hudson Robert F Wagner Jr Park (20 Battery Place)
8:00 pm–11:00 pm
The Metropolitan Opera’s Summer HD Festival Lincoln Center (65th Street & Broadway)

Saturday


9:00 am–10:00 am
Hudson River Nature Walk Pier 40 (353 West Street at Houston)
9:00 am–9:45 am
Parent & Me Yoga Fort Tryon Park (Margaret Corbin Drive & West 196th Street)
10:00 am–11:00 am
Bryant Park Moves with Limon Dance Bryant Park (42nd Street & Fifth Avenue)
10:00 am–11:30 am
Discovery Walk for Families Central Park, Various Locations (Central Park)
10:00 am–1:00 pm
Make It Move! High Line 14th Street Passage (Tenth Avenue & West 14th Street)
11:00 am–12:00 pm
Stories at the Statue: Hans Christian Andersen Story Telling Central Park, Hans Christian Andersen Statue (East 72nd Street & Fifth Avenue )
3:00 pm–9:00 pm
Warm Up 2017 MoMA PS1 (22-25 Jackson Avenue)
4:00 pm–5:00 pm
Bargemusic Family Concert Brookyln Bridge Park (334 Furman Street)
4:00 pm–5:30 pm
Shell-ebrate Oysters Pier 25 (225 North Moore Street)
6:00 pm–10:00 pm
SummerStage Rumsey Playfield, Central Park (Fifth Avenue & 69th Street)
8:00 pm–11:00 pm
The Metropolitan Opera’s Summer HD Festival Lincoln Center (65th Street & Broadway)

Sunday


12:00 pm–3:00 pm
Family Ecology Sail South Street Seaport (Fulton & Front Streets)
2:00 pm–4:00 pm
Harlem Meer Performance Festival Central Park, Dana Discovery Center at the Harlem Meer (110th Street between Fifth & Lenox Avenue)
4:30 pm–5:30 pm
Pop-Up Maker Space on Pier 84 Pier 84 (Hudson River & 44th Street)
5:00 pm–7:00 pm
Women in Jazz: Free Music at Jefferson Market Garden Jefferson Market Garden (Greenwich Avenue between Sixth Avenue and 10th Street)
6:00 pm–10:00 pm
SummerStage Rumsey Playfield, Central Park (Fifth Avenue & 69th Street)
8:00 pm–11:00 pm
The Metropolitan Opera’s Summer HD Festival Lincoln Center (65th Street & Broadway)
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