Kid On The Town

It’s beginning to look a lot like summer, with fairs & fests, free outdoor music, opportunities for boating and colorful Pride Month celebrations.

For a break from sun or rain, check out museum family programs, theater for all ages and interactive experiences.



🎶 See a free educational children’s music performance of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Emperor’s New Clothes by the New York Scandia Symphony, also performing Sunday at the Scandinavian Music Fest in Ft Tryon Park.

🎶 More music uptown includes artsy park ramble Alterations and Repair: Dance Music & Poerty and Drums Along the Hudson: a Native American Festival in Inwood Hill Park.

🎶 Enjoy hands-on gallery activities that bring medieval works of art to life in a castle-like setting during Met Cloisters family tours.

🏳️‍🌈 Find rainbow columns, an ice cream social, resource fair, activities & games plus a performance by the Queer Big Apple Corps Marching Band at Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine’s Pride Family Day.

🏳️‍🌈 Join non-stop performances, music-themed carnival games, prizes, face-painting, a photo booth, cotton candy and more in support of Join the Bloomingdale School of Music Annual Performathon.

🏳️‍🌈 Enjoy storytelling, gallery tours, art-making, dance workshops, and a special salsa performance at El Museo Del Barrio’s free Super Sábado – Celebrating Puerto Rican Art and Culture.

🏳️‍🌈 Make art with Color Wink Studio (for free) and try fresh flavors of ice cream at Sugar Hill Creamery.

🏳️‍🌈 Explore Central Park’s Tarr Family Playground’s structures and landscape through fun, hands-on activities to learn about design and urban planning principles at Young Urban Planners: Playground Adventure.


🎉 Party like the French at TILT Kids Day at FIAF:  C’est La Fête, featuring dancing, music, mine and more.

🎉 Celebrate Pride Month with Drag Story Hours at Cooper Hewitt. Design a wearable button  then make giant rainbows (or anything) in the digital Wallpaper Immersion Room.

🎉 Head to the Esplanade for a free riverfront concert & ice cream.



🎨 Create together at the Museum of Arts & Design Family Studio: Wet Felting and check out stunning exhibit Taylor Swift: Storyteller.

🎨 Join the elegant Morgan Library’s family tour & storytime.

🎨 Bryant Park Picnic Performances kick off with free opera and jazz.

🎨 Explore the wizarding world interactive Harry Potter The Exhibition.

🎨 Immersive experience Wonderland Dreams hosts music, magic and photo-ops weekend mornings during Mad Hatter’s Family Adventures.


🎉 Church Street School for Music and Art’s block party includes live music by students, faculty & special guests, interactive art projects, games, raffles, a shoppable maker fair and more.

🎉 Take to the water on a 19th century schooner and free kayaks, or sing  sea chanteys on land.

🎉 Explore the wonderful world of miniature art in exhibition Small Is Beautiful and join weekly kids workshops to make your own tiny masterpieces.

🎉 Learn about  Islamic architecture and designs at the Skyscraper Museum.


📷 Explore over 30 immersive photography exhibitions and join free public programming at the opening day of Photoville.

📷 Experience live performances, an instrument petting zoo, arts and crafts, radio and dance workshops, and more at the Classical Kids Fair at Brooklyn Children’s Museum.

📷 Find more music at the Jalopy School of Folk Music Festival and Red Hook Fest.