Events This Week

So much cool (and mostly free) art, music and more culture around town. See our weekend agendas for location-based itineraries (with tips for nearby treats)>

 ART & MUSEUMS 

* Find-and play–pretty Sing For Hope pianos all over the city.
* Dance with a moving multi-colored, 100-foot-long mylar sculpture at immersive installation The Let Go.
* Explore cool public art & pop-ups including a happy rainbow flowers; and giant inflatable flowers.

family museum programs | family friendly exhibits | public art | museum guide

 HOLIDAYS, FESTIVALS & FOOD

* Celebrate the season at the folk dancing, flower wreaths and more at the Swedish Midsummer Festival
* Try new destination ice cream spots like the Museum of Ice Cream’s Pint Shop and Camp Cookie Do.

fairs & festivals | multicultural events | nature & animals

 THEATER, FILM & DANCE 

* See contemporary dance al fresco in Bryant Park.
* Favorite literary heroines come to life in family-friendly musical adaptations of Pinkalicious and Wizard of Oz.
* Sharks & Jets dance/fight in special screenings of West Side Story (we recommend younger kids leave after the Tonight Quintet before it gets too tragic).
family-friendly shows & films | concerts | discount ticket guide

 MUSIC 

* 1,200 diverse concerts (some participatory) on streets, sidewalks, libraries and parks take over in the annual Make Music New York.
* So many free summer music series in pretty places all over town, from classical and jazz at the Washington Square Music Festival, to Southern Accents in midtown to Americana in Brooklyn Bridge Park.
musical events | family-friendly music series | drop-in music classes

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Thank You, Octopus
Ahoy! It’s bedtime, and Octopus is here to help his buddy get ready. First up is a bath (Thank you, Octopus) . . . in egg salad (No, thank you, Octopus). Then it’s time to brush teeth…with paint brushes. This hip, nautical-themed take on bedtime and friendship will have the whole family laughing. Lots of fun details in the awesome illustrations make each of the many readings there will be rewarding.


Saturday, June 23


‘Here You Are’ by Oliver Jeffers

Brooklyn Bridge Park ~ John Street & Jay Street ~ Brooklyn
6:00 am–11:30 pm
FREE
A stunning mural by  witty, illustrator Oliver Jeffers on the scenic Dumbo waterfront features constellations and whimsical instructions on ‘How to…

Hudson River Nature Walk

Pier 40 ~ 353 West Street at Houston ~ West Village
9:00 am–10:00 am
FREE
Enjoy a meandering waterfront walk while viewing and learning about Hudson River Park flora and fauna, including some of the…

Discovery Walks for Families: Statues and Monuments

Central Park, Samuel F. B. Morse Statue ~ East 72nd Street & Fifth Avenue ~ Central Park
10:00 am–11:30 am
FREE
Discover the secrets and mysteries of Central Park's most beloved children's sculptures. Learn about some of the Park's most popular…

Family Art Project: Butterfly Habitat Hats

Wave Hill ~ West 249th Street & Independence Avenue ~ Bronx
10:00 am–1:00 pm
FREE
See and sketch butterflies flying among the meadow grasses or in Wave Hill’s lovely Flower Garden. Learn about the life…

Figment Festival

Governors Island ~ Governors Island ~ Lower Manhattan
10:00 am–6:00 pm
FREE
Touch, smell, write on, talk to, dance with, play with, and learn from dozens of art experiences including large-scale sculptures,…

Rockstock And Barrels Festival

Beach 90 Boardwalk ~ Beach 90, Far Rockaway ~ Queens
10:00 am–5:00 pm
FREE
Enjoy surf contests, a local arts and crafts shopping village, skateboard demos, and live music at an NYC beach reachable…

Solstice Saturday at Cooper Hewitt

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum ~ 2 East 91st Street ~ Upper East Side
10:00 am–9:00 pm
Free for outdoor activities; Museum admission $16, $10/seniors, free/ages 17 & under
Celebrate the summer solstice at Cooper Hewitt with a Solstice Scavenger Hunt in the galleries and ping pong, corn hole…

Eataly Family Class: Grilled Cheese Galore

Eataly NYC Downtown ~ 101 Liberty Street, Floor 3 ~ Lower Manhattan
10:30 am–11:00 am
$10
Construct a delicious grilled cheese, Italian style with Eataly chefs, delve into the history behind the Italian version of the…

The Skyscraper Museum Family Program: Up! Up! Up! Skyscraper

The Skyscaper Museum ~ 39 Battery Place ~ Lower Manhattan
10:30 am–11:45 am
$5/child
Learn basics of skyscraper construction through a reading of Anastasia Suen’s picture book Up! Up! Up! Skyscraper. After the story,…

Puppetry Arts Festival

Old Stone House Park ~ 4th Street at 5th Avenue ~ Brooklyn
11:00 am–3:00 pm
Free admission, $2-$5 for activities
Enjoy music, arts & crafts, games, tote decorating, spin art, foot ball toss, giveaways, puppet making and a performance by…

Science and Film Shorts for Kids

Museum of the Moving Image ~ 36-01 35 Avenue (at 37 Street) ~ Queens
11:00 am–12:30 pm
$15, $9/students & seniors, $7/ages 3-12, free/2 and under
See kid-friendly short films that integrates scientific or technological themes using animation or live action. One film (Nose Hair) features…

Shop Harlem Live Harlem Artisanal Fair

St. Nicholas Avenue ~ Between 117th Street & 118th Street ~ Harlem/Upper Manhattan
11:00 am–4:00 pm
FREE
Over 50 local artisans and small businesses showcase Harlem's finest in locally made products, plus enjoy fun workshops, kids activities,…

Summer of Magic: Meet an Escape Artist!

New-York Historical Society ~ 70 Central Park West at 77th Street ~ Upper West Side
11:00 am–4:00 pm
$20, $6/ages 5-13, free/ages 4 & under
50% off with this link
Be amazed by Adam RealMan, sideshow and variety performer, and his special tribute to Houdini’s escape acts. Practice how escape…

Textile Arts Center’s Workshop: Woven Wall Hangings

Bard Graduate Center ~ 38 West 86th Street ~ Upper West Side
11:00 am–12:30 pm
$30
Learn the basics of weaving on a frame loom, different tapestry weaving techniques and materials while creating an original woven…

The Let Go

Park Avenue Armory ~ 643 Park Avenue between 66th and 67th Streets ~ Upper East Side
11:00 am–6:00 pm
$17
Dance away at an installation by interdisciplinary artist Nick Cave activated by “chase,” a multi-colored, 100-foot-long mylar sculpture that glides…

Forage with Wildman Steve Brill

Central Park at 103rd Street Entrance ~ 103rd Street & Central Park West. ~ Upper West Side
11:45 am–4:45 pm
Suggested donation $20/adult, $10/ages 12 & under
Wildman Steve Brill leads an early summer foraging tour of Central Park. Look for juneberries, lemony sheep sorrel, wild ginger…

Dragon Boat Family Festival

Museum Of Chinese In America ~ 215 Centre Street ~ Lower Manhattan
12:00 pm–4:00 pm
$10, free/ages 2 & under
Find out what a poet, zongzi (traditional Chinese rice dumplings wrapped in bamboo leaves), and dragon boats have in common.…

Mad. Sq. Park Hydrangea Hurrah

Madison Square Park ~ Madison Avenue & 24th Street ~ Gramercy & Flatiron
12:00 pm–3:00 pm
FREE
Celebrate Madison Square Park’s prized hydrangeas with activities for all ages including lawn games, live jazz music, a wall of…

Inti Raymi Festival

National Museum of the American Indian – New York ~ One Bowling Green ~ Lower Manhattan
1:00 pm–4:00 pm
FREE
Celebrate Inti Raymi (“Festival of the Sun”), one of the most important traditional celebrations in the Andean countries of Peru,…

Cindy

New Ohio Theatre ~ 154 Christopher Street ~ West Village/East Village
2:00 pm–3:00 pm
$15
In a modern re-imagining of Cinderella featuring music, dancing, and puppets, Cindy struggles to define her own "happily ever after."…

La Escuelita Carnaval

La Escuelita ~ 225 West 99th Street ~ Upper West Side
2:00 pm–5:00 pm
Free admission, fees for food & some activities
Enjoy bouncy castles, arts & crafts, face painting, performances and games. Proceeds benefit non-profit bilingual preschool La Escuelita's teacher development…

Le Carrousel Puppet Shows

Bryant Park ~ 42nd Street & Fifth Avenue ~ Midtown West
2:00 pm–2:45 pm
FREE
WonderSpark Puppets performs Fox Fables, Goldilocks & The Three Bears, The Lion & The Mouse, Princess Petunia and the Dragon…

SummerStage: The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series

Williamsbridge Oval ~ 3225 Reservoir Oval East ~ Bronx
3:00 pm–5:00 pm
FREE
An enchanting evening of favorite opera arias and duets al fresco features Metropolitan Opera rising stars Gabriella Reyes de Ramírez,…

World Refugee Day Festival

Brooklyn Conservatory of Music ~ 58 Seventh Avenue ~ Brooklyn
3:00 pm–6:00 pm
FREE
Enjoy international music, dance, crafts food, and community in celebration of World Refugee Day. Brooklyn Conservatory of Music and Spaceworks…

The Amazing Max

Church of the Blessed Sacrament ~ 152 West 71st Street ~ Upper West Side
3:30 pm–4:30 pm
$34.50-$59.50 with discount code MAX25
Enjoy a zany magic show with cool tricks and giant taco costumes. Magician Max Darwin makes objects appear out of…

Bargemusic Family Concert

Brookyln Bridge Park ~ 334 Furman Street ~ Brooklyn
4:00 pm–5:00 pm
FREE
Walk across the gangplank of a renovated coffee barge for a one-hour, family-friendly concert. Includes a Q & A session…

Basil Twist's Symphonie Fantastique

Here Art Center ~ 145 6th Avenue @ Dominick Street ~ Tribeca/SoHo
4:00 pm–5:00 pm
$35-$100
Internationally recognized artist and puppeteer Basil Twist revisits his legendary 1998 masterpiece. Symphonie floats and swirls in a 1,000-gallon water…


Sunday, June 24


Family Art Project: Butterfly Habitat Hats

Wave Hill ~ West 249th Street & Independence Avenue ~ Bronx
10:00 am–1:00 pm
FREE
See and sketch butterflies flying among the meadow grasses or in Wave Hill’s lovely Flower Garden. Learn about the life…

Figment Festival

Governors Island ~ Governors Island ~ Lower Manhattan
10:00 am–6:00 pm
FREE
Touch, smell, write on, talk to, dance with, play with, and learn from dozens of art experiences including large-scale sculptures,…

Eataly Family Class: Pasta Perfetta

Eataly NYC Downtown ~ 101 Liberty Street, Floor 3 ~ Lower Manhattan
10:30 am–11:00 am
$10
Mix, knead, and shape a fresh egg pasta dough with Eataly chefs, delve into the history of pasta and how…

ArtSee: Kiki Smith

Museum at Eldridge Street ~ 12 Eldridge Street ~ Soho/Tribeca/LES
11:00 am–12:30 pm
$14, $8/kids & seniors, free/ages 4 under
Take a closer look at contemporary artist Kiki Smiths depictions of nature in exhibition Below the Horizon. Focus on pieces…

Science and Film Shorts for Kids

Museum of the Moving Image ~ 36-01 35 Avenue (at 37 Street) ~ Queens
11:00 am–12:30 pm
$15, $9/students & seniors, $7/ages 3-12, free/2 and under
See kid-friendly short films that integrates scientific or technological themes using animation or live action. One film (Nose Hair) features…

Summer of Magic: Meet an Escape Artist!

New-York Historical Society ~ 70 Central Park West at 77th Street ~ Upper West Side
11:00 am–4:00 pm
$20, $6/ages 5-13, free/ages 4 & under
50% off with this link
Be amazed by Adam RealMan, sideshow and variety performer, and his special tribute to Houdini’s escape acts. Practice how escape…

The Let Go

Park Avenue Armory ~ 643 Park Avenue between 66th and 67th Streets ~ Upper East Side
11:00 am–6:00 pm
$17
Dance away at an installation by interdisciplinary artist Nick Cave activated by “chase,” a multi-colored, 100-foot-long mylar sculpture that glides…

The Wizard of Oz

Church of the Blessed Sacrament ~ 152 West 71st Street ~ Upper West Side
11:00 am–12:00 pm
$24.75 at this link
Vital Theatre Company presents a one-hour adaptation of The Wizard of Oz tailored for audiences 2-7 years old. Features Dorothy,…

Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag

New-York Historical Society ~ 70 Central Park West at 77th Street ~ Upper West Side
11:30 am–12:30 pm
$20, $6/ages 5-13, free/ages 4 & under
50% off with this link
Celebrate New York City Pride Week with a reading of Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag by Rob…

New York City Pride March

Pride March Route ~ Seventh Avenue from W 16th Street to Christopher Street then & Fifth Avenue from 8th Street to 29th Street ~ West Village/East Village
12:00 pm–3:00 pm
FREE
Celebration the LBQT community with over 110 festive floats and hundreds of marching contingents representing a vast array of nonprofits,…

Porch Stomp

Governors Island ~ Governors Island ~ Lower Manhattan
12:00 pm–5:00 pm
FREE
This annual celebration of American dance and music and dance features 70 plus performers from the Ferry landings to Nolan…

The Rock and Roll Playhouse Presents: The Music of Bob Dylan

Brooklyn Bowl ~ 61 Wythe Ave ~ Brooklyn
12:30 pm–1:30 pm
$12, free/ages 1 & under
Enjoy an interactive and educational live music experience for families set in the remarkable Brooklyn Bowl venue featuring the danceable…

Pinkalicious The Musical

Church of the Blessed Sacrament ~ 152 West 71st Street ~ Upper West Side
1:00 pm–2:00 pm
$25-$59
Vital Theatre Company presents a cheery musical based on popular children's book Pinkalicious, about a pink-lover who eats so many…

Rubin Family Sundays: Spectacular Starscapes

Rubin Museum of Art ~ 150 West 17 Street ~ Chelsea
1:00 pm–4:00 pm
FREE
Explore films inspired by science fiction and imagined futures by the Otolith Group, an art collective featured in the Rubin’s…

Cindy

New Ohio Theatre ~ 154 Christopher Street ~ West Village/East Village
2:00 pm–3:00 pm
$15
In a modern re-imagining of Cinderella featuring music, dancing, and puppets, Cindy struggles to define her own "happily ever after."…

Harlem Meer Performance Festival

Central Park, Dana Discovery Center at the Harlem Meer ~ 110th Street between Fifth & Lenox Avenue ~ Central Park
2:00 pm–4:00 pm
FREE
This summer lakeside concerts series features international and local musicians playing in a variety of easy-to-dance-to styles including jazz, Latin,…

Le Carrousel Magique

Bryant Park ~ 42nd Street & Fifth Avenue ~ Midtown West
2:00 pm–3:00 pm
FREE
See feats and tricks performed by rotating magicians by the charming Le Carrousel.

Pier 62 Carousel Magic

Pier 62 at Hudson River Park ~ Hudson River Greenway/enter at 23rd Street and West Side Highway ~ Chelsea
2:00 pm–3:00 pm
FREE
See free magic shows by the custom-designed Hudson River Animals carousel.

Scandinavian Music Festival Concert: The String Orchestra

Fort Tryon Park ~ Margaret Corbin Drive & West 196th Street ~ Hamilton/Washington Heights
2:00 pm–3:00 pm
FREE
The String Orchestra performs works by Frank Foerster, Jean Sibelius, Ture Rangstrom and Knudage Riisager. Bring a blanket and take…

West Side Story

AMC Empire 25 ~ 234 West 42nd Street ~ Midtown West
2:00 pm–4:45 pm
$12.50
This electrifying musical, with music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics from Stephen Sondheim, sets the ageless tragedy of Romeo and…

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Carnegie Hall ~ 57th Street & Seventh Avenue ~ Midtown West
2:00 pm–4:00 pm
$20-$100
Composers Francisco J. Núñez and Cristian Grases present a world premiere program featuring two brand new works created for youth…

Pluto Is Missing! A Not-So-Planetary Musical

The People’s Improv Theatre ~ 123 East 24th Street ~ Gramercy & Flatiron
3:00 pm–4:00 pm
$20
In a family-friendly space comedy that blends music, puppets and fantasy with real science and space exploration history the year…

Let’s Dance!

Pier I ~ Riverside & 70th Street ~ Upper West Side
6:00 pm–9:00 pm
FREE
Learn to dance at Salsa, Cha-Cha and Bachata lessons and group social dances led by master teachers from the Piel…

Romeo and Juliet in Riverside Park

Riverside Park, Soldiers and Sailors Monument ~ West 89th Street and Riverside Drive ~ Upper West Side
6:30 pm–8:30 pm
Pay what you can
Hudson Warehouse celebrates its 15th anniversary of bringing the classics to the parks with Shakespeare's tragic love story, set in…

Shakespeare Downtown's A Midsummer Night's Dream

Castle Clinton ~ Battery Park ~ Lower Manhattan
6:30 pm–8:30 pm
FREE
Shakespeare Downtown performs Bill's best-loved comedy at the magical Castle Clinton. Tickets distributed beginning at 6pm on the day of…

Romeo & Juliet in Central Park

Central Park at 103rd Street Entrance ~ 103rd Street & Central Park West. ~ Upper West Side
7:00 pm–9:30 pm
FREE
New York Classical Theatre brings to life one of Shakespeare's most well known tragedies in a dynamic adaptation of Romeo…


Monday, June 25


Hudson Riverkids: Tim Kubart

Pier 25 ~ 225 North Moore Street ~ Soho & Tribeca
6:30 pm–8:00 pm
FREE
Grammy winner Tim Kubart performs fun family-friendly music along the Hudson River.


Tuesday, June 26


Mount Vernon Hotel Museum Summer Garden Concerts: Tavern Tunes

Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden ~ 421 East 61st Street ~ Upper East Side
6:00 pm–8:00 pm
$15, $5/ages 11 & under, Free/babies under 1
Frank Hendricks and Bob Conroy of STOUT perform tavern tunes with hearty vocal harmonies and acoustic instruments in a historic…

Washington Square Music Festival

Washington Square Park ~ 5th Avenue & Washington Square North ~ West Village & East Village
8:00 pm–10:00 pm
FREE
Celebrate the Washington Square Music Festival 60th season of free classical and jazz concerts in a lovely outdoor setting. Seating…


Wednesday, June 27


Alamo Drafthouse Kids Camp: The Lego Movie

Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn ~ 445 Albee Square West ~ Brooklyn
10:00 am–11:00 am
$1-5 donation to local Pick Your Price - $1-$5 with 100% of ticket sales donated to the local nonprofit Ali Forney Center
Everything really is awesome in this original animated story following Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO mini-figure who is…

Songs & Stories at River Run Playground

River Run Playground ~ Riverside Drive & 83rd Street ~ Upper West Side
10:30 am–11:30 am
FREE
The St. Agnes Library brings story time outdoors for the summer. Join librarians at River Run Playground for stories, songs,…

Southern Accents: Tom Petty Tribute

Grace Building ~ 1114 Avenue of the Americas ~ Midtown West
12:30 pm–1:30 pm
FREE
American up-and-coming acts perform new original music inspired by the late, great troubadour Tom Petty. Musicians include Beth Snapp (Kingsport,…

Dream Building Drop-in Workshops

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) ~ 4 West 53rd Street ~ Midtown West
1:00 pm–3:00 pm
$25, $18/seniors, $14/students, free/ages 16 & under
Design and construct an imaginative building inspired by exhibition Bodys Isek Kingelez: City Dreams. Use materials similar to those the…

West Side Story

AMC Empire 25 ~ 234 West 42nd Street ~ Midtown West
2:00 pm–4:45 pm
$12.50
This electrifying musical, with music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics from Stephen Sondheim, sets the ageless tragedy of Romeo and…

SummerStage: The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series

Jackie Robinson Park ~ 85 Bradhurst Avenue at 146th Street ~ Harlem
7:00 pm–9:00 pm
FREE
An enchanting evening of favorite opera arias and duets al fresco features Metropolitan Opera rising stars Gabriella Reyes de Ramírez,…

A Midsummer Night's Dream in Caroll Park

Carroll Park ~ Court Street between Carroll Street & President Street ~ Brooklyn
7:30 pm–9:30 pm
FREE
A Midsummer for today’s New York City imagines fellow New Yorkers - the buskers, the lovers, the neighbors, the leaders…


Thursday, June 28


Summer in the Square: Thunder and Sunshine & Dueling Beatboxers

Union Square ~ 14th Street & Fourth Avenue ~ Gramercy & Flatiron
9:00 am–6:00 pm
FREE
Union Square hosts a full days of kids programming featuring an 11 am concert by funky rockers Thunder and Sunshine.…

Locomotive Lawn Live

Riverside Park, Locomotive Lawn ~ Riverside Boulevard & West 61st Street ~
10:30 am–11:15 am
FREE
Moosiki Kids Musical Storytime fosters a love of reading at a young age with musical stories on a comfy turf…

Brooklyn Americana Music Festival: Unplugged

Brookyln Bridge Park ~ 334 Furman Street ~ Brooklyn
6:00 pm–7:30 pm
FREE
Enjoy intimate, unplugged sets performed by musical duos on a waterfront lawn with a view of the Manhattan sky line.

Live at the Archway

The Archway Under the Manhattan Bridge ~ 50 Adams Street ~ Brooklyn
6:00 pm–8:00 pm
FREE
The Archway under the Manhattan Bridge in DUMBO comes alive with music, dance and art from diverse local artist. Groove…

Hudson Riverkids: Tim Kubart

Pier 25 ~ 225 North Moore Street ~ Soho & Tribeca
6:30 pm–8:00 pm
FREE
Grammy winner Tim Kubart performs fun family-friendly music along the Hudson River.

Romeo and Juliet in Riverside Park

Riverside Park, Soldiers and Sailors Monument ~ West 89th Street and Riverside Drive ~ Upper West Side
6:30 pm–8:30 pm
Pay what you can
Hudson Warehouse celebrates its 15th anniversary of bringing the classics to the parks with Shakespeare's tragic love story, set in…


Friday, June 29


Brooklyn Americana Music Festival: Unplugged

Brooklyn Bridge Park ~ John Street & Jay Street ~ Brooklyn
6:00 pm–8:00 pm
FREE
Enjoy intimate, unplugged sets on a waterfront lawn with a view of the Manhattan skyline.

Bryant Park Presents Contemporary Dance

Bryant Park ~ 42nd Street & Fifth Avenue ~ Midtown West
6:00 pm–8:00 pm
FREE
Local contemporary dance companies (Harlem School of the Arts, AThomasProject, Eryc Taylor Dance and Graham 2) perform back-to-back on five…

SummerStage: The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series

Socrates Sculpture Park ~ 32-01 Vernon Boulevard ~ Queens
7:00 pm–9:00 pm
FREE
An enchanting evening of favorite opera arias and duets al fresco features Metropolitan Opera rising stars Gabriella Reyes de Ramírez,…

Sunset on the Hudson: High & Mighty Brass Band

Pier 45 ~ West Street & Christopher Street ~ West Village/East Village
7:00 pm–9:00 pm
FREE
Listen to local musicians in a pretty waterfront park. Bring a blanket. Schedule: June 14 – Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra performing…

A Midsummer Night's Dream in Caroll Park

Carroll Park ~ Court Street between Carroll Street & President Street ~ Brooklyn
7:30 pm–9:30 pm
FREE
A Midsummer for today’s New York City imagines fellow New Yorkers - the buskers, the lovers, the neighbors, the leaders…


Saturday, June 30


Autism Spectrum Tour: The Discovery Squad

American Museum of Natural History ~ West 81st Street & Central Park West ~ Upper West Side
9:00 am–10:00 am
FREE
Families with 5–14 year-olds with autism spectrum disorders can attend a 40-minute tour led by specially trained tour guides, then…

Hudson River Nature Walk

Pier 40 ~ 353 West Street at Houston ~ West Village
9:00 am–10:00 am
FREE
Enjoy a meandering waterfront walk while viewing and learning about Hudson River Park flora and fauna, including some of the…

Discovery Walks for Families: Gardens

Conservatory Garden ~ Fifth Avenue between 104th & 105th Streets ~ Upper East Side
10:00 am–11:30 am
FREE
On a kid-friendly guided walk through thousands of blooms in Central Park’s Conservatory Garden, discover the difference between the various…

Eataly Family Class: Fourth of July Festa

Eataly NYC Downtown ~ 101 Liberty Street, Floor 3 ~ Lower Manhattan
10:30 am–11:00 am
$10
Build a sweet focaccia dessert, with assorted fruits and spreads for Independence Day with with Eataly chefs, celebrate Independence Day…

Bear in the Blue House: Noel's Favorites

Museum of the Moving Image ~ 36-01 35 Avenue (at 37 Street) ~ Queens
11:00 am–12:00 pm
$15, $9/students & seniors, $7/ages 3-12, free/2 and under
Noel MacNeal, the performer behind (inside, actually) Bear has selected two of his favorite episodes of the show for this…

Summer of Magic: Visit with Vaudeville Magician

New-York Historical Society ~ 70 Central Park West at 77th Street ~ Upper West Side
11:00 am–4:00 pm
$20, $6/ages 5-13, free/ages 4 & under
50% off with this link
Sprint through the history of magic in New York with a sampling of illusions performed by Tanya Solomon, a magician…

The Let Go

Park Avenue Armory ~ 643 Park Avenue between 66th and 67th Streets ~ Upper East Side
11:00 am–6:00 pm
$17
Dance away at an installation by interdisciplinary artist Nick Cave activated by “chase,” a multi-colored, 100-foot-long mylar sculpture that glides…

How to Be a Puppeteer Family Workshop

Museum of the Moving Image ~ 36-01 35 Avenue (at 37 Street) ~ Queens
1:00 pm–2:00 pm
$30
Puppeteer Noel MacNeal, the title character in Bear in the Big Blue House leads a one-hour interactive demonstration on professional…

Le Carrousel Puppet Shows

Bryant Park ~ 42nd Street & Fifth Avenue ~ Midtown West
2:00 pm–2:45 pm
FREE
WonderSpark Puppets performs Fox Fables, Goldilocks & The Three Bears, The Lion & The Mouse, Princess Petunia and the Dragon…

The Amazing Max

Church of the Blessed Sacrament ~ 152 West 71st Street ~ Upper West Side
3:30 pm–4:30 pm
$34.50-$59.50 with discount code MAX25
Enjoy a zany magic show with cool tricks and giant taco costumes. Magician Max Darwin makes objects appear out of…

Bargemusic Family Concert

Brookyln Bridge Park ~ 334 Furman Street ~ Brooklyn
4:00 pm–5:00 pm
FREE
Walk across the gangplank of a renovated coffee barge for a one-hour, family-friendly concert. Includes a Q & A session…

Mozart For Munchkins: Jazz for Juniors

St. John’s Lutheran Church ~ 81 Christopher Street ~ West Village/East Village
4:00 pm–4:45 pm
$25, free/ages 12 & under
Swing with a jazz quartet in a relaxed, fun atmosphere. All ages (even babies) can crawl, squeal, and dance while…

Romeo and Juliet in Riverside Park

Riverside Park, Soldiers and Sailors Monument ~ West 89th Street and Riverside Drive ~ Upper West Side
6:30 pm–8:30 pm
Pay what you can
Hudson Warehouse celebrates its 15th anniversary of bringing the classics to the parks with Shakespeare's tragic love story, set in…

A Midsummer Night's Dream in Caroll Park

Carroll Park ~ Court Street between Carroll Street & President Street ~ Brooklyn
7:30 pm–9:30 pm
FREE
A Midsummer for today’s New York City imagines fellow New Yorkers - the buskers, the lovers, the neighbors, the leaders…


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