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), our Instagram for visuals, sign up for our email list for the latest, and our new Westchester listings for suburbia. And remember museums always have great air conditioning.

 MUSIC 

* So much free summer music all over town including kids concert series Riverside Park, Union Square (part of a packed all-day program), Madison Square Park and on the Hudson River.
* Enjoy kid-friendly classical music on a barge in Brooklyn, a celebration of Louis Armstrong in Queens or a jam around the world (and to the 1980s) in midtown.

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 THEATER, FILM & DANCE 

* See kid-friendly shows featuring Pinkalicious, magician the Amazing Max and puppets singing about special needs and kindness.
* Catch family-friendly films (and get seat-side waiter service) at the Alamo Drafthouse Kids Camp or interactive Museum of the Moving Image.
* In happening Bryant Park, see al fresco contemporary dance and musical theateror join a modern dance workshop.

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 FESTIVALS & FOOD 

* Explore international music, dance, food and animals of the Bronx Zoo’s Passport to the World.
* Enjoy live music, art workshops and family gallery tours at family days at the Whitney and American Folk Art Museum or rock out at Rock Center.
* Help judge a Lower East Side ice cream competition or visit the Museum of Ice Cream’s Pint Shop and Camp Cookie Do.

fairs & festivals | multicultural events | nature & animals

 ART & MUSEUMS 

* Explore cool public art & pop-ups including a room full of balloons, giant inflatable flowers, colorful murals of Charlie Brown & Snoopy Murals, and an immersive digital video experience by a group of Chinese media artists.
* Drop in to free drawing workshops – and see a snowman – in the lovely MoMA Sculpture Garden
* Take the rainbow road to the interactive Cooper Hewitt museum for fun kid-friendly exhibits plus a very cool (free admission) garden that hosts the Imagination Playground on Wednesdays.
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When Pigasso Met Mootisse
Animal versions of two famous artists become fierce rivals, calling each other names and building a fence between their (lavishly painted) houses until they creatively solve their conflict. My kids became familiar with Picasso and Matisse’s unique styles through Nina Laden’s wacky illustrations and love recognizing their works at local museums.


Sunday, July 22


Alamo Drafthouse Kids Camp: Spy Kids

Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn ~ 445 Albee Square West ~ Brooklyn
9:00 am–10:45 am
$1-$5 with 100% of ticket sales donated to local nonprofits
See a a high-wire family adventure that lets the kids save the day in a comfy theater with waiter service…

Learn All About Our Honeybees on Governors Island

Governors Island ~ Governors Island ~ Lower Manhattan
9:45 am–12:00 pm
$25
Learn about the honeybee’s social system, their role in the ecosystem and why they are important in our lives. Peek…

Family Art Project: Spray a Watercolor Garden

Wave Hill ~ West 249th Street & Independence Avenue ~ Bronx
10:00 am–1:00 pm
FREE
Add the colors of summer to a garden painting made without brushes, inspired by all the flowering plants in the…

Eataly Family Class: RossoPomodoro Pizza Party

Eataly NYC Downtown ~ 101 Liberty Street, Floor 3 ~ Lower Manhattan
10:30 am–11:00 am
$10
Learn how to shape, toss, and build a pizza Napolitano with Eataly's pizzaioli from RossoPomodoro. Delve into the history of…

FunikiJam's Totally Awesome Summer!

Actor’s Temple Theatre ~ 339 West 47th Street ~ Midtown West
11:00 am–12:00 pm
$15 with promo code AWESOME
When Agent Tina thinks she is going to have a "totally boring" summer, Captain Jam invites her on a one-of-a-kind…

Passport to the World

The Bronx Zoo ~ 2300 Southern Blvd ~ Bronx
11:00 am–4:00 pm
$23.95/adults, $19.95/ages 3-12, $21.95/seniors, free/ages 1 & under
Experience the music, food, dance, storytelling, crafts and culture of the homelands of  Bronx Zoo animals, from the jungles of…

Wreck-It Ralph

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 the 2012 Wreck-It Ralph before the sequel is released this fall. A visually captivating homage to the video game…

Flow Separation Boat Rides

Brooklyn Bridge Park ~ John Street & Jay Street ~ Brooklyn
12:00 pm–1:00 pm
FREE
Take a 45-60 minute ride on the historic Fireboat John J. Harvey, transformed by New York-based artist Tauba Auerbach transformed…

Summer of Magic: Fortune-Tellers

New-York Historical Society ~ 70 Central Park West at 77th Street ~ Upper West Side
12:00 pm–4:00 pm
$20, $6/ages 5-13, free/ages 4 & under
50% off with this link
Summon the spirits of illusionists’ past and visit fortune-tellers from the Golden Age of Magic—when New York was mystified by…

Rock And Roll Playhouse - Music of Tom Petty for Kids

Brooklyn Bowl ~ 61 Wythe Ave ~ Brooklyn
12:30 pm–1:30 pm
$10, free/ages 1 & under
Enjoy an interactive and educational live music experience for families set in the remarkable Brooklyn Bowl venue featuring different the…

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: Inner Voyages

Rubin Museum of Art ~ 150 West 17 Street ~ Chelsea
1:00 pm–4:00 pm
FREE
Get inspired by artists Ghiora Aharoni and Arthur Liou, whose video artworks at the Rubin depict their long pilgrimages riding…

Harlem Meer Performance Festival: Brown Rice Family

Central Park, Dana Discovery Center at the Harlem Meer ~ 110th Street between Fifth & Lenox Avenue ~ Central Park
2:00 pm–4:00 pm
FREE
Groove with a world roots band jamming toward global solidarity and organic happiness. With band members from Japan, Jamaica, Haiti,…

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.

S.W.A.K. (Sealed With A Kiss)

El Barrio Artspace at PS109 ~ 215 East 99th Street ~ Upper East Side
2:00 pm–3:00 pm
$12
In this fractured musical fairy tale, the frog kisses Princesses and turns them into frogs. Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, a…

Irish Harp Concert

Jefferson Market Garden ~ Greenwich Avenue between Sixth Avenue and 10th Street ~ West Village/East Village
3:00 pm–5:00 pm
FREE
Relax in the gorgeous greenery of Jefferson Market Garden and enjoy a free concert of folk songs from the British…

Mummenschanz: you & me

Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College ~ 524 West 59th Street between Tenth & Eleventh Avenues ~ Midtown West
3:00 pm–4:30 pm
$25-$85
Swiss theatre company Mummenschanz presents a show of sculptural puppetry and visual antics performed without music or sound.

Pop-Up Maker Space on Pier 84

Pier 84 ~ Hudson River & 44th Street ~ Midtown West
4:00 pm–5:00 pm
FREE
Join in weekly workshops challenging participants to design and construct solutions to real-world marine-focused challenges at an outdoor Maker Space.…

Grease Sing-Along

Symphony Space ~ 2537 Broadway at 95th Street ~ Upper West Side
6:00 pm–8:00 pm
$15
Sing-along with John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, and the gang as they rock 'N' roll through the hot Summer…

Amplified Sundays

Pier I ~ Riverside & 70th Street ~ Upper West Side
7:00 pm–9:00 pm
FREE
Listen to danceable live music accompanied by sunsets over the Hudson River.

Romeo & Juliet in Carl Schurz Park

Carl Schurz Park ~ East End and East 86th Street ~ Upper East 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. Carl Schurz…


Monday, July 23


Summer Art in the Park

Hippo Playground, Riverside Park ~ Riverside & 91st Street ~ Upper West Side
10:00 am–12:00 pm
FREE
Participate in a free art program right outside the beloved Hippo Playground. Try a different project each day, plus play…

Museum of The City of New York Family Program - Mural Mania

Museum of the City of New York ~ 1220 Fifth Avenue at 105th Street ~ Upper East Side
11:00 am–2:00 pm
Get 2 tickets for $15
Explore the exhibition Art in the Open: Fifty Years of Public Art in New York and then make your mark…

Alamo Drafthouse Kids Camp: Spy Kids

Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn ~ 445 Albee Square West ~ Brooklyn
12:00 pm–1:45 pm
$1-$5 with 100% of ticket sales donated to local nonprofits
See a a high-wire family adventure that lets the kids save the day in a comfy theater with waiter service…

Jewish Museum Studio Art Sessions

The Jewish Museum ~ 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street ~ Upper East Side
1:00 pm–4:00 pm
$15, free/ages 18 & under
Create works of art together in a studio using an array of artists’ materials and techniques inspired by the beautiful…

Brass Mondays

Plaza33 ~ West 33rd Street between 7th & 8th Avenue ~ Midtown West
6:00 pm–7:00 pm
FREE
Enjoy free brass music summertime concerts at Plaza33 in midtown Manhattan.

Hudson Riverkids: Ramblin' Dan

Pier 25 ~ 225 North Moore Street ~ Soho/Tribeca/LES
6:30 pm–8:00 pm
FREE
Ramblin' Dan Griffith performs fun family-friendly music on the Hudson River.


Tuesday, July 24


Dance and Music with Cumbe Kidz:

Fort Greene Park ~ Myrtle Ave., De Kalb Ave. bet. Washington Park and St. Edward's St ~ Brooklyn
10:00 am–11:00 am
FREE
Visit Jamaica, Cuba and the U.S. through interactive Caribbean, Hip Hop and Afro-Cuban classes with Cumbe: Center for African and…

StoryTime with Cali Co Cat

Bryant Park ~ 42nd Street & Fifth Avenue ~ Midtown West
10:30 am–11:30 am
FREE
Join park resident Cali Co Cat for meowsic, stories, and joke time. Be sure to catch a spin on the…

Addy & Uno

Theatre Row ~ 410 West 42nd Street ~ Midtown West
12:00 pm–1:00 pm
$42.25
In this family musical about disabilities, Uno, a child with autism, faces the challenge of competing in his school's math…

Alamo Drafthouse Kids Camp: Spy Kids

Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn ~ 445 Albee Square West ~ Brooklyn
12:00 pm–1:45 pm
$1-$5 with 100% of ticket sales donated to local nonprofits
See a a high-wire family adventure that lets the kids save the day in a comfy theater with waiter service…

Guggenheim Stroller Tour

Guggenheim ~ 1071 5th Avenue at 89th Street ~ Upper East Side
3:00 pm–4:00 pm
$25, includes museum admission
Stroll around the ramps as museum educators lead an engaging one-hour tour for caregivers and their babies. This interactive exploration…

Laurie Berkner Superhero Mini-Concert & Book Signing: Monster Boogie

Barnes & Noble Tribeca ~ 97 Warren Street ~ Tribeca & Soho
4:00 pm–5:30 pm
FREE
Laurie Berkner, one of our all-time favorite children's musicians, performa a live solo mini-concert and book reading, followed by singings…

World Music Tuesdays

Plaza33 ~ West 33rd Street between 7th & 8th Avenue ~ Midtown West
6:00 pm–7:00 pm
FREE
Enjoy free summertime concerts from local bands with international roots at Plaza33 in midtown Manhattan.

National Ice Cream Month Giveaway

Guggenheim ~ 1071 5th Avenue at 89th Street ~ Upper East Side
7:00 pm–8:00 pm
$22, $18/students & seniors, free/kids under 12
Celebrate National Ice Cream month with a free scoop at the yummy L’Arte del Gelato cart outside the Guggenheim. Offer…

Romeo & Juliet in Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Bridge Park ~ John Street & Jay Street ~ Brooklyn
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. Brooklyn Bridge…


Wednesday, July 25


Mad. Sq. Kids Concerts: JoJo & the Pinecones

Madison Square Park ~ Madison Avenue & 24th Street ~ Gramercy & Flatiron
10:00 am–11:00 am
FREE
Enjoy jazzed-up pop and popped-up jazz from JoJo & the Pinecones close to the original Shake Shack and a cool…

Music in the Grove: Kids Concert with Astrograss

Fort Greene Park ~ Myrtle Ave., De Kalb Ave. bet. Washington Park and St. Edward's St ~ Brooklyn
10:00 am–11:00 am
FREE
Bring a blanket and set it down by the trees just south of the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument for a…

Yoga for Kids

Washington Square Park ~ 5th Avenue & Washington Square North ~ West Village & East Village
10:00 am–10:45 am
FREE
Stretch and move to songs, rhymes, and enjoy more yoga fun with Sacred Sounds Yoga. Foster creativity, cooperation, and confidence…

Imagination Playground at Cooper Hewitt

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum ~ 2 East 91st Street ~ Upper East Side
11:00 am–3:00 pm
FREE
Build in the engaging, moveable Imagination Playground in the terrace and garden of the Cooper Hewitt (which is fun for…

Museum of The City of New York Family Program - Paint Through the City

Museum of the City of New York ~ 1220 Fifth Avenue at 105th Street ~ Upper East Side
11:00 am–2:00 pm
Get 2 tickets for $15
Explore the exhibition Art in the Open: Fifty Years of Public Art in New York and create then design and…

The Greatest Showman

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 a musical fictionalization of the extraordinary story of nineteenth-century American showman P.T. Barnum, portrayed by the talented Hugh Jackman,…

COLORING with the Strand

Times Square ~ Broadway between 42nd and 43rd Streets ~ Midtown West
12:00 pm–3:00 pm
FREE
Enjoy free coloring sessions with one-of-a-kind coloring pages designed by the team behind Strand’s iconic tote bags, apparel and merchandise,…

Lunchtime Concerts at Richard Tucker Park

Richard Tucker Park ~ Broadway & 66th Street ~ Upper West Side
12:00 pm–2:00 pm
FREE
Hear local musicians perform a range of styles including Latin dance, brass pop, country bluegrass, and more in a shady…

GAME ON!

Along Water Street ~ 85 Broad Street ~ Lower Manhattan
4:00 pm–8:00 pm
FREE
Play corn hole, ping pong, shuffleboard, giant Jenga and more plus enjoy music, interactive art experiences featuring artists jgoldcrown and…

Hippo Playground Music Series

Hippo Playground, Riverside Park ~ Riverside & 91st Street ~ Upper West Side
4:00 pm–5:00 pm
FREE
Follow up a free concert by splashing among the fun hippo statues. Music happens rain (inside the Hippo Playground Park…

Bryant Park Picnics: Decoda

Bryant Park ~ 42nd Street & Fifth Avenue ~ Midtown West
5:30 pm–7:30 pm
FREE
The musicians of Decoda, alumni of the acclaimed Ensemble Connect, perform the melodic splendor of Ennio Morricone’s Cinema Paradiso film…

Rock And Roll Playhouse - Music of Tom Petty for Kids

Industry City ~ 274 36th Street, Courtyard 1/2 ~ Brooklyn
5:30 pm–6:30 pm
$10, free/ages 1 & under
Enjoy an interactive and educational live music experience for families set in the remarkable Brooklyn Bowl venue featuring the music…

Prospect Park Summer Movie Under the Stars: Space Jam

Prospect Park, Long Meadow ~ Grand Army Plaza entrance at Eastern Parkway ~ Brooklyn
6:00 pm–10:00 pm
FREE
See Michael Jordan help the Looney Tunes win a basketball match in a screening of 1996's Space Jam on Prospect…

Silent Disco at the Unisphere

Flushing Meadows Corona Park ~ 11101 Corona Ave ~ Queens
6:00 pm–9:00 pm
FREE
Don headphones and party by the Unisphere with hundreds of all-ages revelers at a family-friendly silent disco featuring three live…

Romeo & Juliet in Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Bridge Park ~ John Street & Jay Street ~ Brooklyn
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. Brooklyn Bridge…

Waterside 2018 Summer Wednesday: George Gee Swing Orchestra

Waterside Plaza ~ 30 Waterside Plaza at East 25th Street & East River ~ Midtown East
7:00 pm–9:00 pm
FREE
The George Gee Swing Orchestra plays popular songs from the Swing Era overlooking the East River.

Lincoln Center Out Of Doors

Lincoln Center ~ 65th Street & Broadway ~ Upper West Side
7:30 pm–10:00 pm
FREE
This annual three-week-long multicultural music, spoken-word and dance festival is entertaining for all ages. Plenty of room to dance and…

SummerStage: Alonzo King LINES Ballet

Rumsey Playfield, Central Park ~ Fifth Avenue & 69th Street ~ Central Park
8:00 pm–10:00 pm
FREE
See the extraordinary dancers of internationally celebrated contemporary balle company Alonzo King LINES Ballet perform “Sand” with music by jazz…

Pier I Picture Show: Toy Story 3

Pier I ~ Riverside & 70th Street ~ Upper West Side
8:30 pm–10:30 pm
FREE
Pack a picnic and settle in for a movie night on the Pier. Seating opens at 6:30 p.m; the movie…


Thursday, July 26


Summer in the Square: Soul Science Lab 

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 musical cultural exploration with Soul Science Lab featuring hip-hop, jazz,…

Children’s Performance Series: Shine and the Moonbeams

Pier I ~ Riverside & 70th Street ~ Upper West Side
10:00 am–10:45 am
FREE
Enjoy R&B and soul music for kids by Shine and the Moonbeams on a scenic pier. Unshaded so bring sunscreen

Revolutionary New York Walking Tour – Hamilton, Washington & War

City Hall Park ~ Broadway & Chambers Street ~ Lower Manhattan
11:00 am–1:00 pm
$25, $15/students, $20/seniors, free/ages 5 & under
On the “real” NY Independence Day, explore the role New York City played in the American Revolution and founding of…

The Greatest Showman

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 a musical fictionalization of the extraordinary story of nineteenth-century American showman P.T. Barnum, portrayed by the talented Hugh Jackman,…

Broadway In Bryant Park & Sing-A-Long

Bryant Park ~ 42nd Street & Fifth Avenue ~ Midtown West
12:30 pm–4:00 pm
FREE
Enjoy excerpts from current Broadway and Off-Broadway shows performed by cast members. From 2–4 pm, sing along to favorite standards…

Delirious Library

Madison Square Park ~ Madison Avenue & 24th Street ~ Gramercy & Flatiron
12:30 pm–2:00 pm
FREE
A small mobile library curated by the Uni Project, with books about architecture, art history, and ancient literature, springs up…

Drawing in the Sculpture Garden

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) ~ 4 West 53rd Street ~ Midtown West
1:00 pm–3:00 pm
FREE
Drop in to an all ages drawing sessions in the MoMA Sculpture Garden. Explore movement, form, space, and surface as…

MoMA Summer Thursdays

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) ~ 4 West 53rd Street ~ Midtown West
5:30 pm–8:30 pm
$25, $18/seniors, $14/students, free/ages 16 & under
Hear multicultural musical acts from around the world in the lovely MoMA Sculpture Garden (which hosts a real snowman this…

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…

Mad. Sq. Music: Summer Nights

Madison Square Park ~ Madison Avenue & 24th Street ~ Gramercy & Flatiron
6:00 pm–7:30 pm
FREE
Enjoy a warm night in Madison SquarePark set to the tunes of world-class musicians. Also check out haunting sculptures on…

Hudson Riverkids: Ramblin' Dan

Pier 62 at Hudson River Park ~ Hudson River Greenway/enter at 23rd Street and West Side Highway ~ Chelsea
6:30 pm–8:00 pm
FREE
Ramblin' Dan Griffith performs fun family-friendly music on the Hudson River.

Lincoln Center Out Of Doors

Lincoln Center ~ 65th Street & Broadway ~ Upper West Side
7:30 pm–10:00 pm
FREE
This annual three-week-long multicultural music, spoken-word and dance festival is entertaining for all ages. Plenty of room to dance and…


Friday, July 27


Alamo Drafthouse Kids Camp: Despicable Me

Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn ~ 445 Albee Square West ~ Brooklyn
11:00 am–12:45 pm
$1-$5 with 100% of ticket sales donated to local nonprofits
See this eye-popping animation with a huge dose of comedy and heart in a comfy theater with waiter service from…

Stories in the Garden at Wave Hill

Wave Hill ~ West 249th Street & Independence Avenue ~ Bronx
11:00 am–11:30 am
$10, $6/students & seniors, $4/ages 6–18, free/ages 5 & under
Wave Hill educators share their favorite nature stories. Classics and contemporary books come to life through interactive book readings, sing-alongs…

The Greatest Showman

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 a musical fictionalization of the extraordinary story of nineteenth-century American showman P.T. Barnum, portrayed by the talented Hugh Jackman,…

Romeo & Juliet in Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Bridge Park ~ John Street & Jay Street ~ Brooklyn
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. Brooklyn Bridge…

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…

Twelfth Night at Bryant Park

Bryant Park ~ 42nd Street & Fifth Avenue ~ Midtown West
7:00 pm–9:00 pm
FREE
Twins Sebastian and Viola stumble upon the flamboyant, technicolor world of Illyria, visually inspired by the surreal wonderlands of The…

Lincoln Center Out Of Doors

Lincoln Center ~ 65th Street & Broadway ~ Upper West Side
7:30 pm–10:00 pm
FREE
This annual three-week-long multicultural music, spoken-word and dance festival is entertaining for all ages. Plenty of room to dance and…


Saturday, July 28


Alamo Drafthouse Kids Camp: Despicable Me

Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn ~ 445 Albee Square West ~ Brooklyn
9:00 am–10:45 am
$1-$5 with 100% of ticket sales donated to local nonprofits
See this eye-popping animation with a huge dose of comedy and heart in a comfy theater with waiter service from…

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…

40th Annual Thunderbird American Indian Mid-Summer Powwow

Queens County Farm Museum ~ 73-50 Little Neck Parkway ~ Queens
10:00 am–10:00 pm
$10, $5/ages 12 & under
New York City's oldest and largest powwow features intertribal Native American dance competitions and a large selection of unique Native…

Bryant Park Moves with Limon Dance

Bryant Park ~ 42nd Street & Fifth Avenue ~ Midtown West
10:00 am–11:00 am
FREE
All levels and ages are invited to experience the joy of movement and dance in weekly free classes led by…

Celebrate Hawaii Weekend: Fashion & Design

New York Botanical Garden ~ 2900 Southern Boulevard ~ Bronx
10:00 am–6:00 pm
$28, $25/students & seniors, $12/ages 2-12, free/under 2
In conjunction with gorgeous exhibition Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawaii. Try kapa-making, witness traditional tattoo demonstrations, see reproductions of the…

Discovery Walks for Families: Towering Trees - Ramble

Central Park, The Loeb Boathouse ~ MId-Park at East 72nd Street ~ Central Park
10:00 am–11:30 am
FREE
Take a hike through the Ramle and learn how to tell a maple from an oak. Discover how trees—from seeds…

High Line Family Festival: Sing!

High Line 14th Street Passage ~ Tenth Avenue & West 14th Street ~ Chelsea
10:00 am–1:00 pm
FREE
Explore how together our voices can make a difference through music, architecture, sign language, movement, and the natural world. Intergenerational…

Eataly Family Class: Layering Tiramisù

Eataly NYC Downtown ~ 101 Liberty Street, Floor 3 ~ Lower Manhattan
10:30 am–11:00 am
$10
Learn how to layer Tiramisù with an Eataly chef. Delve into the history of the dish, learn basic Italian phrases…

Concrete Safari JungleGym 2018

East 115th Street ~ East 115th Street between Park and Third Avenue ~ Harlem/Upper Manhattan
11:00 am–3:00 pm
Free; donations appreciated.
Kids (ages 5+), teens, and adults can compete in a fun, challenging race/obstacle course designed by the 7-12-year-olds in Concrete…

Lincoln Center Out Of Doors Family Day

Lincoln Center ~ 65th Street & Broadway ~ Upper West Side
11:00 am
FREE
At the annual family day of the free Lincoln Center Out of Doors cultural festival, all ages and abilities can…

Living History

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
History comes to life every weekend a the New-York Historical Society. Meet soldiers, musicians, leaders, or craftspeople from the past—all…

Passport to the World

The Bronx Zoo ~ 2300 Southern Blvd ~ Bronx
11:00 am–4:00 pm
$23.95/adults, $19.95/ages 3-12, $21.95/seniors, free/ages 1 & under
Experience the music, food, dance, storytelling, crafts and culture of the homelands of  Bronx Zoo animals, from the jungles of…

The Greatest Showman

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 a musical fictionalization of the extraordinary story of nineteenth-century American showman P.T. Barnum, portrayed by the talented Hugh Jackman,…

Bryant Park Reading Room Kids

Bryant Park ~ 42nd Street & Fifth Avenue ~ Midtown West
12:00 pm–1:45 pm
FREE
Noon visits from favorite literary characters, story-telling, music performances, and magic shows are followed by a 1 pm arts &…

Flow Separation Boat Rides

Brooklyn Bridge Park ~ John Street & Jay Street ~ Brooklyn
12:00 pm–1:00 pm
FREE
Take a 45-60 minute ride on the historic Fireboat John J. Harvey, transformed by New York-based artist Tauba Auerbach transformed…

MOMIX Family Matinee & Workshop

The Joyce Theater ~ 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street ~ Chelsea
12:00 pm–3:45 pm
$10-$76
In a special pre-performance workshop, join MOMIX dancer Andrea Guajardo and explore new depths of movement, create wild and fantastic…

Warm Up 2018

MoMA PS1 ~ 22-25 Jackson Avenue ~ Queens
12:00 pm–6:00 pm
$18/in advance, $22/at door
Experience live and electronic music with more than 75 artists, including Omar-S, HoodCelebrityy, SOB x RBE, Cashmere Cat, Maxo Kream,…

Rock And Roll Playhouse - Sounds of New Orleans for Kids

Industry City ~ 274 36th Street, Courtyard 1/2 ~ Brooklyn
12:30 pm–1:30 pm
$10, free/ages 1 & under
Enjoy an interactive and educational live music experience for families set in the remarkable Brooklyn Bowl venue featuring the Sounds…

SummerStage: Pete Rock & Soul Brothers

Rumsey Playfield, Central Park ~ Fifth Avenue & 69th Street ~ Central Park
3:00 pm–7:00 pm
FREE
Hip-hop producer, DJ, and artist Pete Rock performs with the Soul Brothers, an ensemble of some of the best and…

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

Brooklyn Bridge Park ~ John Street & Jay 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…

Flow Separation Boat Rides

Brooklyn Bridge Park ~ John Street & Jay Street ~ Brooklyn
4:30 pm–5:30 pm
FREE
Take a 45-60 minute ride on the historic Fireboat John J. Harvey, transformed by New York-based artist Tauba Auerbach transformed…

ComedySportz

Broadway Comedy Club ~ 318 West 53rd Street ~ Midtown West
6:00 pm–7:30 pm
$20 plus two drink minimum, $15/online, $25/admission plus two sodas
See fast-paced, family-friendly improvisational comedy played as a sport. Two teams of professional comedians perform a series of scenes and…

Romeo & Juliet in Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Bridge Park ~ John Street & Jay Street ~ Brooklyn
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. Brooklyn Bridge…

Twelfth Night at Bryant Park

Bryant Park ~ 42nd Street & Fifth Avenue ~ Midtown West
7:00 pm–9:00 pm
FREE
Twins Sebastian and Viola stumble upon the flamboyant, technicolor world of Illyria, visually inspired by the surreal wonderlands of The…


Sunday, July 29


Alamo Drafthouse Kids Camp: Despicable Me

Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn ~ 445 Albee Square West ~ Brooklyn
9:00 am–10:45 am
$1-$5 with 100% of ticket sales donated to local nonprofits
See this eye-popping animation with a huge dose of comedy and heart in a comfy theater with waiter service from…

Celebrate Hawaii Weekend: Fashion & Design

New York Botanical Garden ~ 2900 Southern Boulevard ~ Bronx
10:00 am–6:00 pm
$28, $25/students & seniors, $12/ages 2-12, free/under 2
In conjunction with gorgeous exhibition Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawaii. Try kapa-making, witness traditional tattoo demonstrations, see reproductions of the…

Living History

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
History comes to life every weekend a the New-York Historical Society. Meet soldiers, musicians, leaders, or craftspeople from the past—all…

Passport to the World

The Bronx Zoo ~ 2300 Southern Blvd ~ Bronx
11:00 am–4:00 pm
$23.95/adults, $19.95/ages 3-12, $21.95/seniors, free/ages 1 & under
Experience the music, food, dance, storytelling, crafts and culture of the homelands of  Bronx Zoo animals, from the jungles of…

Pinkalicious The Musical

Church of the Blessed Sacrament ~ 152 West 71st Street ~ Upper West Side
11:00 am–12:00 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…

Sunday Music in the Grove: Kids Concert w/ Rolie Polie Guacamole

Fort Greene Park ~ Myrtle Ave., De Kalb Ave. bet. Washington Park and St. Edward's St ~ Brooklyn
11:00 am–12:00 pm
FREE
Bring a blanket and set it down by the trees just south of the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument for a…

The Greatest Showman

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 a musical fictionalization of the extraordinary story of nineteenth-century American showman P.T. Barnum, portrayed by the talented Hugh Jackman,…

Family Ecology Sail

Seaport District ~ Fulton & Front Streets ~ Lower Manhattan
12:00 pm–3:00 pm
$45/adult, $40/ages 12 & under
See the sights of New York Harbor from the decks of the historic 130-year-old schooner PIONEER. Explore what lives under…

Flow Separation Boat Rides

Brooklyn Bridge Park ~ John Street & Jay Street ~ Brooklyn
12:00 pm–1:00 pm
FREE
Take a 45-60 minute ride on the historic Fireboat John J. Harvey, transformed by New York-based artist Tauba Auerbach transformed…

Rock And Roll Playhouse: Music of Van Morrison for Kids

Brooklyn Bowl ~ 61 Wythe Ave ~ Brooklyn
12:30 pm–1:30 pm
$10, free/ages 1 & under
Enjoy an interactive and educational live music experience for families set in the remarkable Brooklyn Bowl venue featuring the music…

Brooklyn Roots Festival

Brookyln Bridge Park ~ 334 Furman Street ~ Brooklyn
1:00 pm–7:00 pm
FREE
Celebrates Brooklyn’s traditional artists and immigrant communities through a daylong schedule of folk arts including performances, workshops, interactive family activities,…

Rubin Family Sundays: Inner Voyages

Rubin Museum of Art ~ 150 West 17 Street ~ Chelsea
1:00 pm–4:00 pm
FREE
Get inspired by artists Ghiora Aharoni and Arthur Liou, whose video artworks at the Rubin depict their long pilgrimages riding…

The Wizard of Oz

Church of the Blessed Sacrament ~ 152 West 71st Street ~ Upper West Side
1:00 pm–2:00 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,…

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.

S.W.A.K. (Sealed With A Kiss)

El Barrio Artspace at PS109 ~ 215 East 99th Street ~ Upper East Side
2:00 pm–3:00 pm
$12
In this fractured musical fairy tale, the frog kisses Princesses and turns them into frogs. Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, a…

SummerStage: Afrobeat

Rumsey Playfield, Central Park ~ Fifth Avenue & 69th Street ~ Central Park
3:00 pm–7:00 pm
FREE
Afrobeat king Femi Kuti and his band The Positive Force perform a message of compassion and hope joined by Congolese…

Twelfth Night at Bryant Park

Bryant Park ~ 42nd Street & Fifth Avenue ~ Midtown West
3:00 pm–5:00 pm
FREE
Twins Sebastian and Viola stumble upon the flamboyant, technicolor world of Illyria, visually inspired by the surreal wonderlands of The…

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…

Pop-Up Maker Space on Pier 84

Pier 84 ~ Hudson River & 44th Street ~ Midtown West
4:00 pm–5:00 pm
FREE
Join in weekly workshops challenging participants to design and construct solutions to real-world marine-focused challenges at an outdoor Maker Space.…

Amplified Sundays

Pier I ~ Riverside & 70th Street ~ Upper West Side
7:00 pm–9:00 pm
FREE
Listen to danceable live music accompanied by sunsets over the Hudson River.

Romeo & Juliet in Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Bridge Park ~ John Street & Jay Street ~ Brooklyn
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. Brooklyn Bridge…

Lincoln Center Out Of Doors

Lincoln Center ~ 65th Street & Broadway ~ Upper West Side
7:30 pm–10:00 pm
FREE
This annual three-week-long multicultural music, spoken-word and dance festival is entertaining for all ages. Plenty of room to dance and…


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Professional artists and two rotating ensembles of community members from all five boroughs perform together in a participatory musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, an enchanting comedy about Viola, a young heroine who washes up on the shores of Illyria, disguises herself as a man, is sent to court a countess, and falls in love with a Duke. Have a long picnic to wait in line for free tix, or easily enter the virtual ticket lottery via the TodayTix App. Chances are slim but we’ve won in the past; see our discount theater tickets guide for consolation prizes.

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