Pride at CMOMChildren's Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) 212 West 83rd Street between Broadway & Amsterdam, New York, NY, United States Suggested Ages: Babies to 10
Throughout June, CMOM uplifts and honors LGBTQIA+ voices in honor of Pride Month with a full schedule of storytelling workshops, colorful creations and parades.Help create a gigantic Pride flag by filling it with unique colorful objects. Related art projects change weekly. Build tools to stand up for rights, celebrate community and commemorate the anniversary Stonewall…
Pride Family DayCathedral Church of St. John the Divine 1047 Amsterdam Avenue at West 112th Street Upper West Side, New York, New York, US Suggested Ages: All
Visit the Cathedral Close for an ice cream social, resource fair, activities & games plus a performance by the Queer Big Apple Corps Marching Band. The columns and arches of the largest Cathedral in the world are illuminated in all the colors of the rainbow to celebrate the diverse community. Explore soaring architecture and rotating…
Grand BazaarGrand Bazaar NYC Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
Shop for unique gifts from over 200 hand-picked independent local artisans, designers, craft-makers, vintage dealers, and food entrepreneurs. Find one-of-a-kind handmade candles, skincare, fashion, handbags, vintage accessories and collectibles, handmade jewelry and furniture, rare antique silver- and glassware, and delicious artisanal treats and foods. Profits are donated to four local public school. Themes change weekly.
Young Urban Planners: Playground AdventureTarr Family Playground Suggested Ages: 6 to 12
Join Conservancy guides for an intergenerational summer adventure at one of Central Park’s iconic playgrounds. Explore the playground’s structures and landscape through fun, hands-on activities to learn about the design and urban planning principles that shape Central Park’s play spaces. Fun for budding urban planning enthusiasts and playground regulars. Happening weekly at different playgrounds throughout…
Drums Along The Hudson: A Native American FestivalInwood Hill Park 218th Street and Indian Road Harlem/Upper Manhattan, New York, New York, US Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
Celebrate Native American heritage, culture, and art and the diversity of New York City including Spanish, African, Brazilian, and Tibetan cultures. The all day event features Mohawk Elder Tom Porter, the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers, Sri Lankan Dancers and Drummers, music, storytelling, crafts, a Tree of Peace planting, international cuisine, a Pow Wow and crafts.…
New-York Historical Society Sunday Story TimeNew-York Historical Society 70 Central Park West at 77th Street, New York, NY, United States Suggested Ages: 3 to 6
This weekly program in a charming children's library includes the reading of a New-York-themed book, a related craft project and silly dances and games.
New York Scandia Music FestivalFort Tryon Park Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
Bring a blanket and enjoy free performances by the Scandia Brass Quintet, the Scandia String Quartet and the Scandia String Orchestra with backdrop views of the Hudson River. Hers contemporary and traditional compositions, folk tunes, and arrangements, representing music from each of the five Scandinavian countries
Harlem BazaarAdam Clayton Powell State Office Building Plaza Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
Local artists, merchants, and vendors to showcase their skills at a bazaar/flea market/art exhibit. Also enjoy DJs, performances, dance workshops, raffles and lots of treats.
The Importance of Being EarnestRiverside Park, Soldiers and Sailors Monument Suggested Ages: 6 to 14+, Adult Friendly
Hudson Classical Theater Company's presents Oscar Wilde's witty comedy live in Riverside Park. Cushions will be provided to sit on the stairs of the monument. Limited room if you bring your own chair. Arrive no later than 6:20 pm; there will be no late seating.
Storytime at The Met CloistersThe Met Cloisters 99 Margaret Corbin Drive, New York, NY, United States Suggested Ages: Toddlers to 6
Look, listen, sing, and have fun in a castle like setting. Join Met educators and partners from Literacy INC every Tuesday for picture-book readings in English and Spanish connected to objects in the The Met Cloisters collection and to the uptown community. Participants will receive a free book with onsite registration, provided by Literacy INC.…
Miller Theater Pop-Up ConcertMiller Theatre Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
Sit onstage during free and fun concerts. Mingle with the musicians and fellow concertgoers after the show. Violinist Olivia de Prato returns with a program featuring new works for violin and electronics. Onstage seating is first-come, first-served. Concert starts at 6pm; doors open at 5:30pm.
Locomotive Lawn LiveRiverside Park, Locomotive Lawn Suggested Ages: Babies to 5
Foster a love of reading at a young age with Moosiki Kids outdoor Musical Storytime. Enjoy musical stories, a mix of kid and rock songs and sing along encouragement on a comfy, danceable turf lawn right by the big locomotive. Free DIY egg shakers while supplies last, and bring your own instruments plus a mat…
Uptown Night MarketUnder the Arches Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
Shop an array of food and drink vendors representing the borough plus enjoy live music and performances. The majority of these small business owners people of color, women, and LGBTQ vendors. Happens the second Thursday of the month.
Lincoln Center Presents at the AtriumDavid Rubenstein Atrium Suggested Ages: 5 to 14+, Adult Friendly
Join Lincoln Center for concerts with artists from across the globe in genres ranging from swing to Afro-Peruvian to opera. Performers change daily; some are more kid-friendly than others, but the vibe is usually relaxed with space to walk and dance in the back. The indoor space is weather-proof but with fountains and plant-covered walls…
Family Fun Day at Frederick Douglass PlaygroundFrederick Douglass Playground W 101st St & Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY, United States Suggested Ages: All
Join NYC Parks and Council Member Shaun Abreu in a fun afternoon of crafts, inflatables, music, jumbo games, an obstacle course, and more.
RSM Math Scavenger HuntRSM Upper East - 1st Ave Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
Find math in the heart of the Big Apple.Pick up or print a Math Scavenger Hunt map and solve problems posted at each stop on a trail of landmarks and math friendly businesses. Enjoy collaborative fun, mathematical games, and witty brain teasers. Earn stamps and win prizes. Presented by the Russian School of Math, in…
Cooper Hewitt: Pride & Positivity T-Shirt DesignCooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum 2 East 91st Street, New York, NY, United States Suggested Ages: 5 to 12
Celebrate Pride month by designing a t-shirt that expresses yourself and the message of inclusion. Get inspired by Pride-related designs from the collections of Cooper Hewitt and the Smithsonian. Drop in anytime during the two sessions, 10 am–12 pm and 1 pm–3 pm. Online registration includes free museum admission for more self-expression in the
Garden Day at The Met CloistersThe Met Cloisters 99 Margaret Corbin Drive, New York, NY, United States Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
Explore medieval herbs and gardens with tours, demonstrations, and family-friendly art-making activities in a castle-like setting.
Don’t Stop Believin’The West End Theatre 263 W 86th St, New York, NY, United States Suggested Ages: 5 to 14+
See new jukebox musical made entirely from recycled materials, from the set & costumes to the toe-tapping tunes. Featuring Chickenshed Players, this new musical has taken inspiration from the cast, young people from across the world, a guest nutritionist and a marine biologist to explore how to make a healthier world. Classic songs – with…
Madeline Hollander: Hydro ParadeMetropolitan Museum Of Art 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street, New York, NY, United States Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
Artist, choreographer, and dancer Madeline Hollander takes inspiration from The Met's many water sources, staging a durational performance that travels a meditative, rhythmic journey around the Museum's water features. With a continuous stream of movement that flows between the galleries, Hollander connects the ancient waterways that lurk below the Museum to the buzzing activity within…
Guggenheim Second Sunday Family TourGuggenheim 1071 5th Avenue at 89th Street, New York, NY, United States Suggested Ages: 5 to 14+
On the second Sunday of every month, explore the Guggenheim with an interactive, family-friendly tour that includes creative, hands-on gallery activities. Tours are organized around a single theme and highlight artworks on view from the permanent collection and special exhibitions.
Stories in Stone: LGBTQ+ MemorialsNew-York Historical Society 70 Central Park West at 77th Street, New York, NY, United States Suggested Ages: All
Celebrate the history of LGBTQ+ people in New York. Learn about LGBTQ+ New Yorkers and then design and sculpt memorials in remembrance of these trailblazers. New York has a special place in LGBTQ+ history from Drag Balls to Stonewall to ACT UP. Think about the way a statue or a monument can help tell stories…
Museum Mile FestivalFifth Avenue East 44th to East 72nd Street, New York, NY, United States Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
Fifth Avenue's annual block party features free admission to eight museums -The Africa Center, El Museo del Barrio, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, the Jewish Museum, Neue Galerie and the Museum of the City of New York - …
Beauty and the Beast ExperienceCentral Park Fifth Avenue & East 74th Street Upper East SIde, New York, New York, US Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
Get ready for a twisted take on a classic tale throughout Central Park. Based on the original 18th century fairy tale, this magical outdoor adventure combines the challenge of an escape room with the excitement of an interactive scavenger hunt. Hunt for clues, solve puzzles, and complete challenges as your team races against the clock…
Griffins, Goblets, and Gold: A Wizarding Tour of the Metropolitan Museum of ArtMetropolitan Museum Of Art 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street, New York, NY, United States Suggested Ages: 7 to 14+, Adult Friendly
Explore art and spaces in the Metropolitan Museum of Art reminiscent of Harry Potter and the Wizarding World, from part of an actual castle to mythical creatures like griffins and dragons. Participate in interactive activities, make surprising connections, explore the museum from a wizard’s perspective - and maybe even do a little magic. Private tours…
Living History: Celebrate JuneteenthNew-York Historical Society 70 Central Park West at 77th Street, New York, NY, United States Suggested Ages: All
Interact with historical interpreters and celebrate Juneteenth and honor the end of American chattel slavery on June 19, 1865. Learn all about the origins of the celebration, how it has changed over time, and the many local traditions connected with the holiday. Learn how to make a Juneteenth flag and how people set their Juneteenth…
How Did They Do That?—CeramicsThe Met Cloisters 99 Margaret Corbin Drive, New York, NY, United States Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
Peek at technique and learn—through handling tools and materials—how works of art were created. Stop by for hands-on demonstrations and conversations with educators, conservators, artists, and more. Demonstrations repeat every 30 minutes. For visitors of all ages.
Movies for Minis: Stuart LittleMuseum of the City of New York 1220 Fifth Avenue at 105th Street, New York, NY, United States Suggested Ages: 4 to 14+
See a screening of Stuart Little (1999), starring Michael J. Fox, Nathan Lane, Hugh Laurie, Geena Davis, and Jonathan Lipnicki. The Littles fall in love with and adopt Stuart the mouse, but their older son, George, and the family’s cat, Snowbell, aren’t as sold on Stuart like the parents. Choose from two screenings at 11…
ABTKidsLincoln Center 65th Street & Broadway, New York, NY, United States Suggested Ages: 5 to 12
Swans, sword fights, and toreadors take center stage at the grand Metropolitan Opera House in kid-friendly, bite-sized excerpts of works from ABT’s Summer Season including Swan Lake, Don Quixote, Romeo and Juliet and George Balanchine’s patriotic Stars and Stripes. This narrated hour-long introduction to ballet for children ages 5-12 and their families hosted by ABT…
RCTA Summer Sunset Concert SeriesRiverside Clay Tennis Association Courts Riverside Park & West 96th Street Upper West Side, New York, New York, US Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
The RCTA hosts free concerts along the banks of the Hudson river. Bring a blanker and picnic and dance on the grass in the dark surrounding by flashing fireflies. Different styles of music each week include jazz, classical, flamenco, salsa, Middle Eastern, bluegrass, pop and reggae.
Discovery Walks for Families: The North WoodsCharles A. Dana Discovery Center 110th Street Between 5th and Lenox, New York, NY, United States Suggested Ages: 5 to 14+
Learn about the design of the largest of the Park's woodlands, a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City, and how the plants and trees contribute to the health of an urban woodland community. Includes hands-on exploration and guided activities in a complementary Discovery Journal.
Drop-in DrawingMetropolitan Museum Of Art 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street, New York, NY, United States Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
Experience The Met collection through creative drawing challenges in the galleries with expert teaching artists. Materials are provided, but you may bring your own sketchbook. Only pencils allowed in the galleries. Demonstrations repeat every 30 minutes. For visitors of all ages.
Star GazingCarl Schurz Park Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
The Amateur Astronomers Association's expert stargazers return to Carl Schurz Park to help space enthusiasts see stars and planets.
Columbus Day ParadeFifth Avenue East 44th to East 72nd Street, New York, NY, United States Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
This annual festive parade celebrates the spirit of exploration and courage that inspired Christopher Columbus’s 1492 expedition to America and and the important contributions of Italian-Americans and other immigrants. The floats and bands set sail up Fifth Avenue from 44th to 72nd Street. Over a dozen high school bands, as well as virtuosi professional groups from…