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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.

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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Wednesday, August 14

Summer Matinees: The Dark Crystal

August 14 @ 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

On a remote planet in the distant past, a Gelfling embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal, to restore order to his world. Using a mix of puppetry, animatronics, modern special effects, and more, The Dark Crystal creates a sense of visual astonishment rarely equaled in fantasy filmmaking. Recommended for ages 8+ Before or after the screening, visit Jim Henson’s World to see behind-the-scenes material from the film (plus find Star Wars memorabilia and…

Free with museum admission
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Thursday, August 15

Summer Matinees: The Dark Crystal

August 15 @ 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

On a remote planet in the distant past, a Gelfling embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal, to restore order to his world. Using a mix of puppetry, animatronics, modern special effects, and more, The Dark Crystal creates a sense of visual astonishment rarely equaled in fantasy filmmaking. Recommended for ages 8+ Before or after the screening, visit Jim Henson’s World to see behind-the-scenes material from the film (plus find Star Wars memorabilia and…

Free with museum admission
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Friday, August 16

Summer Matinees: The Dark Crystal

August 16 @ 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

On a remote planet in the distant past, a Gelfling embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal, to restore order to his world. Using a mix of puppetry, animatronics, modern special effects, and more, The Dark Crystal creates a sense of visual astonishment rarely equaled in fantasy filmmaking. Recommended for ages 8+ Before or after the screening, visit Jim Henson’s World to see behind-the-scenes material from the film (plus find Star Wars memorabilia and…

Free with museum admission
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Saturday, August 17

Summer Matinees: The Dark Crystal

August 17 @ 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

On a remote planet in the distant past, a Gelfling embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal, to restore order to his world. Using a mix of puppetry, animatronics, modern special effects, and more, The Dark Crystal creates a sense of visual astonishment rarely equaled in fantasy filmmaking. Recommended for ages 8+ Before or after the screening, visit Jim Henson’s World to see behind-the-scenes material from the film (plus find Star Wars memorabilia and…

Free with museum admission
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