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Thursday, August 5

Eric Carle’s World of Wildlife

The Bronx Zoo
10:00 am–5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until August 29, 2021

Cherished books by legendary children's author Eric Carle come to life with live performances, dance, music, games, and other activities. Go on a leisurely journey through some of his most beloved works — The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See, The Very Busy Spider, and The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse - and visit some real brown bears and butterflies.

See puppet shows, meet & greet costumed characters, take photos with larger-than-life illustrations, crawl through a cocoon tunnel, explore a larger-than-life spider web maze and more fun literary-inspired fun.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
$39.95/ages 13+, $29.95/ages 3-12
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Creative Breaks on Little Island

Pier 55
11:00 am–4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until September 30, 2021

Visit new greenspace Little Island for weekly artmaking activities for all ages with teaching artists and guest organizations like the Children’s Museum of the Arts, The New Victory Theater, The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art and The Museum of the Chinese in America. At 11 am & 3; Thursday afternoons feature a mobile…

Suggested Ages: All
FREE
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Live at the Archway

The Archway Under the Manhattan Bridge
5:00 pm–8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 29, 2021

The Archway under the Manhattan Bridge in DUMBO comes alive with music, dance and art from diverse local artist. Groove to a range of genres and create collaborative art pieces with DUMBO-based artists. Dine al fresco with the many take-out food options. The Brooklyn Public Library, Adams Street Branch will offer activities specifically for…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Annie Saunders: CURRENT

Zuccotti Park
5:30 pm–8:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 5:30 pm, repeating until October 1, 2021

Experience a soundwalk through Lower Manhattan. Using your own mobile device and headphones, CURRENT, by interdisciplinary artist Annie Saunders immerses participants in both the history and the present-day tales of an often-overlooked part of the city. Using binaural sound, composition and site-specific recordings to draw together a narrative that includes themes of water, time, construction,…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Live Music at Industry City

Industry City
6:00 pm–9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, repeating until August 31, 2021

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until August 31, 2021

An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until July 31, 2021

Enjoy socially distanced live music - Bossa Nova, Jazz, Funk, 90s covers and more  - on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday evenings & Sunday afternoons at this public art & high design hub. Also find cool art and photo-ops throughout the buildings and courtyards plus tons of great international food options including Japan Village. Try Korean comfort…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Freedom and Faith: PUBLIQuartet, In the Catacombs

Green-Wood Cemetary
6:00 pm–10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:00 pm, repeating until August 7, 2021

Innovative string quartet PUBLIQuartet celebrates women composers through the ages and explores ideas of spirituality, resilience, and inspiration and a concert in the catacombs of a historic cemetery. Composers include Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, Jessie Montgomery, Hildegard von Bingen, and original MIND THE GAP compositions by PUBLIQuartet.

Suggested Ages: 8 to 14+, Adult Friendly
$60-$100
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Sunset on the Hudson

Pier 26
7:00 pm–9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 27, 2021

In-person concerts return to scenic spots in Hudson River Park. See an eclectic lineup of New York artists including established and emerging artists from a broad spectrum of genres. Location & line-up changes weekly. Arrive early; seating is limited. Performances are weather dependent; please follow on Twitter for cancellation notices. Concerts will also be…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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A Summer Movie Under the Stars

Prospect Park, Long Meadow
8:00 pm–10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 26, 2021

Prospect Park's annual outdoor movie series presents nostalgic classics and feel-good fan favorites for all ages including The Goonies, Jumanji: The Next Level, Black Panther and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The themes throughout deal with connectivity, perseverance, friendship, self-empowerment, creativity and fantasy—exactly what everyone needs right now.

Suggested Ages: 5 to 14+, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Friday, August 6

First Friday at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
6:00 pm–8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until October 1, 2021

The Greek Revival period rooms of this splendid 19th century home close to the bay are currently only open 12 - 3 pm Saturdays & Sundays ($15/adults, $10/seniors & students), but the gorgeous grounds including specular formal, terraced gardens can be explored any day. Situated within a 60-acre New York City Landmark Historic District and is surrounded by a “forever wild” zoned forest. Look for a circa 1840 Carriage House, a Children’s Organic Garden, climbable sculptures, a colonial graveyard, an authentically fabricated Lenape wigwam and lots of nature.

Enjoy outdoor music the first Friday evening of each month and other interesting programming for all ages.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
$15/adults, $10/seniors & students
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Bryant Park Picnic Performances

Bryant Park
7:00 pm–10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until September 17, 2021

One event on July 31, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on September 20, 2021 at 7:00 pm

Enjoy live and in-person music, dance, and theater events produced in partnership with a diverse and storied lineup of New York City’s performing arts institutions including Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York City Opera, Classical Theatre of Harlem, Joe’s Pub, Paul Taylor Dance Company, Limón Dance Company, Elisa Monte Dance, National Sawdust, Harlem…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Family Movies at Skyline Drive-In

Skyline Drive-In
7:30 pm–10:30 pm
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One event on August 7, 2021 at 7:30 pm

One event on August 8, 2021 at 7:30 pm

One event on August 10, 2021 at 7:30 pm

One event on August 15, 2021 at 7:30 pm

One event on August 22, 2021 at 7:30 pm

One event on August 24, 2021 at 7:30 pm

One event on August 28, 2021 at 7:30 pm

One event on August 31, 2021 at 7:30 pm

Watch favorite family movies including The Karate Kid, Superman, Lion King and Wall-E from your car in Greenpoint with killer views of the Manhattan Skyline. Parking spaces are first-come-first-serve basis so come early. Bring chairs/blankets etc if you want to sit outside your car (outdoor seating for those without cars also available). Bathrooms and concessions available.

Suggested Ages: 3 to 14+, Adult Friendly
$55/car
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BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

Prospect Park Bandshell
7:30 pm–9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 18, 2021

New York’s longest-running, free outdoor performing arts festival returns to the Prospect Park Bandshell. See free, outdoor music in a range of diverse styles, plus dance, spoken word and theater at a historic outdoor venue. Tickets are free, RSVPs open July 1st. Presented by BRIC in partnership with the Prospect Park Alliance.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Saturday, August 7

Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival

Flushing Meadows Corona Park
9:00 am–5:00 pm

See over 120 dragon boat teams from across North America race in the Meadow Lake to commemorate an ancient Chinese legend plus enjoy traditional Chinese foods, music and dance. Due to Covicd, this will be a scaled down one day event this year; check back for updates.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Bryant Park Moves with Limón Dance

Bryant Park
10:00 am–11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until September 25, 2021

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 Limón Dance accompanied by live drumming.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Brookfield Place Family Fitness

Brookfield Place
10:00 am–11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until August 14, 2021

Join a series of fitness classes for families. Instructors rotate each Saturday; try Jazz Dance + Improvisation with Peridance (ages 11+), FUNctional Fitness with PopFit Kids (ages 5+) and Kids PopAction with STREB (ages 8-16). Takes place outdoors on the Oval Lawn at the southeast corner of the marina. Register online in advance. Lots of…

Suggested Ages: 5 to 14+, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Bryant Park Camp Kids

Bryant Park
12:00 pm–2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until August 22, 2021

Happening Bryant Park hosts weekly music, magic, puppet shows, and science projects with  arts and crafts between each show. Also ride the small, charming Le Carrousel, specially created to complement the park’s French classical style, with brightly colored animals and French cabaret music ($3/ride) and see what else there is to do and eat…

Suggested Ages: All
FREE
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Rock And Roll Playhouse

Industry City
1:00 pm–2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until September 4, 2021

Rock out to tunes from a rotating roster of rock n' roll greats - the Grateful Dead, the Beatles, Stevie Wonder and others - played live by local musicians in a cool courtyard. Expect dancing, interactive games and loads of fun. All are welcome. The core audience is children 10 years and under. Rain or…

Suggested Ages: All
$5
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First Saturday Lite at Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn Museum
2:00 pm–6:00 pm

Join Brooklyn Museum for First Saturday Lite—a low-key, free outdoor afternoon amplifying culture and community in the borough. Meet on the plaza on Eastern Parkway for live music and DJ sets, local vendors, and art-making. Free for all; reserve tickets in advance to visit the galleries.

Suggested Ages: All
FREE
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Contemporary Dance at NYBG

New York Botanical Garden
2:00 pm–5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until October 31, 2021

A series of spontaneous outdoor performances among the spectacular Kusama: Cosmic Nature  celebrate the infinite possibilities of our connection with nature and each other. See renowned local companies like Pilobolus and Paul Taylor Dance Company among pretty flowers and a giant 'Dancing Pumpkin' sculpture. See our full guide to visiting NYBG.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
$35/adults, $32/students & seniors, $15/ages 2-12
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Hindu Lamp Ceremony

Brooklyn Bridge Park
4:00 pm–7:30 pm

Decorate a palm leaf lamp and release it in the East River as part of the traditional Aarti ceremony for peace and harmony. Presented by Indian dance arts educator Aeilushi Mistry. Also enjoy the traditional percussion ensemble led by Paulomm which accompanies the ceremony and guest performing artists.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival Family Show

Prospect Park Bandshell
4:00 pm–6:00 pm

Enjoy free music from all over the world at the Prospect Park Bandshell. The Latin alternative quartet LADAMA showcases the instruments and rhythms from the members’ respective countries of Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, and the USA, singing in Spanish, English, and Portuguese. The Haitian-born, Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist TIGA JEAN-BAPTISTE weaves together traditional Zimbabwean with Shona rhythms and…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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SummerStage

Central Park, Rumsey Playfield
7:00 pm–8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until September 19, 2021

In-person performances are back at City Parks Foundation SummerStage. See renowned artists and rising stars with an important tie to New York City presenting distinctly New York genres including hip-hop, Latin, indie rock, contemporary dance, jazz, and global music. Highlights include the Metropolitan Opera on August 8 and Patti Smith on September 19. Seating is…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Sunday, August 8

VolvoTango Tango Dance Party on a Pier

Pier 45
1:00 pm–9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday and Wednesday, repeating until August 29, 2021

Watch or join an outdoor milonga (Argentine Tango party) at the end of Pier 45 in the West Village. Takes place on on fair-weather Wednesdays and Sundays from April to mid-November as early as 1pm and as late as 6pm, depending on the season. Confirm the time on the day of the milonga at Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

$10 suggeste donation
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Harlem Meer Performance Festival


2:00 pm–4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until August 8, 2021

These festive weekly summer lakeside concerts series featuring multicultural music and dance and family-friendly entertainment are back. Audience members are welcome to dance along, chill on (limited) provided chairs or bring-your-own blanket. All ages are welcome. Free, but tickets are required; pick them up in advance at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center or on…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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TurnOut Queens

Flushing Meadows Corona Park
4:00 pm–5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until September 5, 2021

Weekly hour-long dance performances will highlight local dance companies like Calpulli Mexican Dance Company.

Free; no tickets required.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Monday, August 9

Seaport Cinema

Pier 17
8:00 pm–10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Monday, repeating until August 30, 2021

Enjoy  dinner and a movie on The Greens on the rooftop at Pier 17 with panoramic river views. Reservations for each movie are released one week before the show date at 10am. The family-friendly line-up includes Toy Story, Miracle, Remember the Titans, School of Rock, Moana and Dirty Dancing (ok, the last one's not really kid-friendly but would be…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Tuesday, August 10

Dance in HRPK

Pier 45
6:30 pm–8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until September 21, 2021

Join waterfront dance workshops in diverse genres including Bollywood & Bhangra, African-Caribbean and salsa. Each lesson accompanied by live musicians. All are welcome to watch and listen or join in.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Wednesday, August 11

NYC Free on Little Island

Pier 55
11:00 am–10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 5, 2021

Celebrate the creativity of NYC's artists and the resilient spirit of all its people with four weeks of free live performances occurring throughout scenic Little Island. Enjoy shows of innovative dance, experimental music, interactive poetry, comedy, jazz performances, and more wvents that blur the boundaries of genre animate the unique landscape and performance spaces…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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GROOVE NYC: Dance for Kids

Socrates Sculpture Park
11:00 am–12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until September 1, 2021

Learn to self express through dance and music with social-emotional support in lovely Socrates Sculpture Park. Designed for kids 5-10 years old with parents & caregivers also welcome. No RSVP or pre-registration required. Also explore the fascinating sculptures in Planeta Abuelx.

Suggested Ages: 5 to 10
FREE
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Music on the Green

Madison Square Park
6:00 pm–7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 11, 2021

Enjoy a free, unticketed concert series inspired by Maya Lin’s Ghost Forest that brings artists from Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble Connect to reflect on the themes of the exhibition. Concerts held on the Oval Lawn. Limited seating is available on a first come, first served basis. Program is rain or shine.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Waterline Square Park Screening Series

Waterline Square Park
7:00 pm–9:00 pm
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One event on August 11, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on September 27, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on October 6, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on October 27, 2021 at 7:00 pm

Watch outdoor movies at a lush three-acre green space located at Freedom Place South between West 59th Street and West 61st Street. Two movies will be shown each night, a movie suitable for all ages (The Croods, 101 Dalmations, Ratatouille) at 6:30 pm, followed by one for older kids and adults at 8:15 pm (Indiana…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Thursday, August 12

SummerStage Coney Island

Coney Island Amphitheater
7:00 pm–8:30 pm
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One event on July 18, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on August 12, 2021 at 7:00 pm

Seee NYC music greats like Gloria Gaynor and Funk Flex at the Coney Island outpost of this Central Park program. Seating is first come, first served with limited capacity. Doors open at 5 pm, so come early and bring a picnic.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Jazz at Pier 84

Pier 84
7:00 pm–9:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until September 22, 2021

Enjoy free outdoor jazz concerts on green piers from a diverse line-up of legendary artists. Presented by Hudson River Park with the Jazz Foundation of America. Every other week through September 22.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Saturday, August 14

Jazz Age Lawn Party

Governors Island
11:00 am–5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until August 15, 2021

Time travel to the twenties with dance lessons and performances, picnicking, vintage motorcar exhibitions, and carnival games all set to live jazz age music. A fun event for grown-ups and  junior gents and flapperettes. Tickets sell out, so buy in advance. See our complete guide to Governor's Island.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
$50/ages 13 & up, $10/ages 12 & under
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Summer on the Hudson: Play Dates! Flor Bromley

West Harlem Piers Park
1:00 pm–4:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until August 14, 2021

plus enjoy arts & crafts, and neighborhood fun. KJin Riverside Park Conservatory for live music grab-and-go arts and crafts kits, and neighborhood fun. This week Flor Bromley leads a bilingual Latin music party

Suggested Ages: All
FREE
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Sunday, August 15

Pop-Up Performance: Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra

Brooklyn Museum
2:00 pm–4:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until September 19, 2021

See bold, futuristic looks of the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s in a survey of Pierre Cardin’s decades-long career at the forefront of fashion invention. Explore an immersive environment inspired by Cardin’s unique atelier designs, showrooms, and homes containing over 170 objects drawn from legendary couturie atelier and archive, including historical and contemporary haute couture, prêt-à-porter, trademark accessories, “couture” furniture, lighting, fashion sketches, personal photographs, and excerpts from television, documentaries, and feature films.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Saturday, August 21

Inventgenuity Festival & Rising Sun Performance Company

Governors Island
7:00 am–1:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00 am, repeating until August 22, 2021

At the annual Inventgenuity Festival, Beam Center’s artists and makers lead ages 6+ in hands-on learning, technology-integrated crafts, ceramics, astronomy, bell making, storytelling and electronics. Experience the grand opening of CONSTELLATION. Throughout the island, catch Rising Sun Performance Company's plays and performances designed for families and young audiences — along with an interactive walking tour…

Suggested Ages: 6 to 14+
FREE
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Mozart for Munchkins: UWS

Hudson Yards
10:30 am–11:15 am
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One event on August 21, 2021 at 10:30 am

Dance and clap to lively,jazz, and sing-along favorites at a free, outdoor, socially distanced, interactive concert curated for little ones and their grown-ups. Children of all ages are welcome to observe, explore, discover, crawl, sing and dance to their hearts’ content, while parents, grandparents, and caregivers sit back, relax and enjoy the concert.

Suggested Ages: Babies to 10
FREE
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Sunday, August 22

Nu Jewish Storylab

Museum of Jewish Heritage
1:00 pm–2:00 pm

Join the Museum of Jewish Heritage for the premiere of Nu Words’ “Nu Jewish Storylab,” a rhythm and movement exploration of Jewish children’s stories from traditional to cutting edge. Nu Words is ​Tracy Einstein ​and ​Richie Barshay, two music and theater artists with a passion for arts education. Their engaging performances include storytelling, poetry, drumming,…

Suggested Ages: All
$10 suggested donation
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Wednesday, August 25

Free Concerts at Waterline Square Park

Waterline Square Park
7:00 pm–9:00 pm
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One event on July 14, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on June 21, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on August 25, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on September 15, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on July 7, 2021 at 7:00 pm

Enjoy free music and dance performances at a lush three-acre green space located at Freedom Place South between West 59th Street and West 61st Street. Hear local musicians playing jazz, French repitoire for Bastille Day, string trios and bluegrass. Seating is first-come, first-served;  the lawn opens at 5pm. Bring your own blankets.    

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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