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Beat the heat with lots of indoor, air-conditioned activities including must-see exhibits plus perhaps late in the day visits to playgrounds with water features.

To minimize time on sweaty subways and sidewalks, see our location based neighborhood agendas with necessary ice cream stops.

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the moon landing, explore fun, free pop-ups, see interactive shows and much more. Drink lots of water and remind yourself why you love this city.

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Saturday, July 20

Dinosaur Safari

July 20 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until December 2, 2019

The Bronx Zoo
2300 Southern Blvd Bronx

Visit the biggest, most realistic Dinosaur Safari ride in America. Travel back in time in a wagon on a guided tour to learn about dinos of the past and animals of the present. Spot the connections between animals at the zoo and ancient dinosaurs. Spend some time at the dig site uncovering fossils, meeting a walking, roaring dino, and taking photos.

$39.95/ages 13 & over, $34.95/ages 65 & over, $29.95/ages 3-12, free/ ages 2 & under
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Brazilian Modern: The Living Art of Roberto Burle Marx

July 20 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 29, 2019

New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Boulevard+ Google Map

Immerse yourself in lush gardens and vibrant art of Brazilian legend Roberto Burle Marx, whose powerful modernist vision produced thousands of gardens and landscapes, including the famous curving mosaic walkways at Copacabana Beach in Rio and the beautiful rooftop garden at Banco Safra in São Paulo. Feel his artistic energy and love of plants during a Garden-wide exhibition of bold gardens; paintings, drawings, and textiles; and the sights and sounds of Brazil that inspired his life and work.

Free with admission
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Blue Door Art Center Free Children’s Art Workshop Series

July 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until August 24, 2019


The Blue Door Art Center offers free art workshops for kids on most Saturdays. Different workshops cater to different ages and focus on a variety of artistic media, including ceramics, pottery, drawing, collage, and more. Pre-register to save your spot.

FREE
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Wave Hill Family Art Project: A Meta-flor for Me

July 20 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until July 27, 2019

Wave Hill
West 249th Street & Independence Avenue Bronx

In conjunction with the opening of summer exhibition Figuring the Floral in Glyndor Gallery, Wave Hill’s own flower experts will give readings that will match you with a flower that is a perfect “meta-flor” for who you are. Create assemblage-sculptures using found objects to fully represent your new floral identity. Also explore gorgeous gardens overlooking the Hudson River.

FREE
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The Parent Trap

July 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on July 25, 2019 at 2:00 pm

See a screening of the 1998 film about reunited identical twins who swap places and scheme to reunite the family. With Lindsay Lohan, Natasha Richardson and Dennis Quaid. Followed by a discussion with JBFC Kids Film Programmer Emily Ohara

$14, $7.50/ages 13 & under
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The Lion King Cereal Party

July 20 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:30 am, repeating until July 20, 2019

One event on July 21, 2019 at 2:30 pm

Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers
2548 Central Park Avenue+ Google Map

Pajamas encouraged at this Lion King screening/cereal buffet (available throughout the entire film). See Disney's new, photorealistic spin on the beloved animated classic featuring an all-star voice cast with Donald Glover, Beyoncé, Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen.

$20
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River Explorers

July 20 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until September 21, 2019

Sarah Lawrence College Center for the Urban River at Beczak hosts nature-themed arts & crafts (11 am -12 pm) and Hudson River Family Seining (1–2 pm).Catch and release aquatic life as you wade into the Hudson River. Registration required at riverexplorers1[email protected]

FREE
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Baby Shark Day

July 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Andersons Larchmont
96 Chatsworth Avenue+ Google Map

Enjoy all things Baby Shark - music, dancing, and movement activities - at an independent bookstore. Space is limited; call (914) 834-6900 to sign up in advance.

FREE
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Teaching Trails & Butterfly Exhibit

July 20 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Saturday, repeating until July 20, 2019

Greenburgh Nature Center
99 Dromore Road

Join a free guided trail experience through a woodland forest. Specially trained "Trail Ninja" volunteers provide information on trees, plants, wildlife, and seasonal changes. Also check out the Live Butterfly exhibit ($11/adults, $10/seniors & students, $9/children, free/ages 1 & under).

FREE
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Summer Matinees: Ponyo

July 20 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Wednesday-Sunday through August 25
Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35 Avenue at 37 Street Queens

See Hayao Miyazaki’s animated tale of friendship and love between a boy and a magical fish who wants to become human on the big screen. Also play classic arcades games, see Star Wars props and more in this interactive museum and explore exhibition Jim Henson’s World.

Free with museum admission
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Magic Treehouse: Space Mission Planetarium Show

July 20 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until September 29, 2019

Hudson River Museum
511 Warburton Avenue+ Google Map

In a new Planetarium show, ravel with Jack and Annie, stars of the Magic Tree House best-selling children’s book series, as they search for answers to a mysterious riddle they discover in a written note signed “–M."

$12/adults, $7/ages 3-18, free/ages 2 & under
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Alamo Drafthouse Kids Camp: Madagascar

July 20 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until July 20, 2019

One event on July 21, 2019 at 9:30 am

Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers
2548 Central Park Avenue+ Google Map

See a wildly energetic escapade into the animal kingdom featuring a wealth of vocal talent, including Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, Jada Pinkett Smith, David Schwimmer, and Sacha Baron Cohen. After spending all ten years of his life at the Central Park Zoo, Marty the Zebra is ready for a change of scene. But he gets more than he bargained for when the zoo ships him, along with his friends Alex the Lion, Melman the Giraffe, and Gloria the Hippopotamus, to…

$1-$5
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Hudson River Museum Summer Amphitheater: Crash Course Karaoke

July 20 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hudson River Museum
511 Warburton Avenue

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with a rocking live-band karaoke group and a stellar list of popular songs spanning musical genres and eras. During this family-friendly, 90-minute event, audience members can sign up to sing a song, either individually or as a group,  In addition to the band’s regular song menu, there will also be a special moon- and space-themed songlist, with hits like Man on the Moon (REM), Fly Me To the Moon (Frank Sinatra) and Walking on the Moon (The…

FREE
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Sunday, July 21

Bicycle Sundays

July 21 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, repeating until September 29, 2019

During Bicycle Sundays (May-September), the Bronx River Parkway is open exclusively for bicyclists, in-line skaters, scooters, walkers and joggers from Exit 22 at the Westchester County Center to Exit 4 at Scarsdale Road in Yonkers. The round-trip distance is 13 miles. The road is closed to automobiles in that stretch of parkway. A fun tradition for all ages.  Parking available at at the County Center lot in White Plains ($8).

FREE
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Cultural Heritage Celebrations at Kensico Dam

July 21 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until August 25, 2019

Experience a variety of cultures from around the world at Kensico Dam Plaza. Enjoy live music, food, family activities, and a wide array of vendors.

FREE
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Children & Families at Storm King

July 21 @ 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until November 10, 2019

Storm King Art Center
1 Museum Road

Participate in weekly programs for children and families created by artists, conservators, and art and environmental educators at a stunning indoor/outdoor contemporary art museum.

Free with museum admission
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Feeding Fun

July 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on September 1, 2019 at 1:00 pm

It’s mealtime for Greenburgh Nature Center’s animals. Come see what’s on the menu and learn how they keep their critters healthy.

$8
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Monday, July 22

Alamo Drafthouse Kids Camp Yonkers: Wallace and Gromit’s The Curse of the Were Rabbit

July 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until July 25, 2019

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers
2548 Central Park Avenue+ Google Map

Laugh with Wallace and Gromit and a huge, mysterious, veggie-ravaging beast in a comfy theater with seat food delivery. 100% of ticket sales donated to local nonprofits.

$1-$5
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Wednesday, July 24

Budding Buddha’s Yoga for Tots

July 24 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

The Westchester
125 Westchester Ave+ Google Map

Join Budding Buddha's Yoga for Tots every Wednesday morning. Stay active with your little and have fun doing yoga exercises. No registration required.

FREE
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Colonial Games Day

July 24 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 28, 2019

Experience what it was like to be a kid in the 1700's at historic Philipse Manor Hall. Try on reproductions of colonial clothing and play some popular games of the century.

FREE
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