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We love summer in NYC, where the climatic challenges are ameliorated by the cool free cultural activities all over town – outdoor concerts, art in parks, family yoga & dance and more. Some are kid-oriented, some fun for the whole family, all are fascinating excerpts of the diverse talent this fabulous city contains. Click on the event name for more details. (And when you really need air-conditioning, check out engaging exhibits and excellent kids programming at NYC’s wonderful family-friendly museums).

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Riverside Park & UWS | Central Park & UES | Bryant Park & High Line | Tribeca to Mad Sq | Lower Manhattan

Monday, August 20



2:45 am–5:15 pm
Children’s Basketball Nelson A. Rockefeller Park (River Terrace & Warren Street)
10:00 am–12:00 pm
Preschool Play Robert F Wagner Jr Park (20 Battery Place)
4:00 pm–5:30 pm
Hudson Riverkids: Mike Messer Pier 25 (N. Moore Street)
7:30 pm–9:00 pm
Pelham Gazebo Summer Concert Series Pelham Gazebo (17 Fifth Ave)

Tuesday, August 21



10:00 am–12:00 pm
Preschool Play Robert F Wagner Jr Park (20 Battery Place)
10:00 am–2:00 pm
Summer on the Hudson: Game Days West Harlem Piers Park (Marginal & West 125th Street)
3:15 pm–3:45 pm
Young Sprouts Gardening Nelson A. Rockefeller Park (River Terrace & Warren Street)

Wednesday, August 22



10:00 am–12:00 pm
Preschool Play Robert F Wagner Jr Park (20 Battery Place)
10:00 am–2:00 pm
Summer on the Hudson: Game Days West Harlem Piers Park (Marginal & West 125th Street)
10:00 am–10:45 am
Yoga for Kids Washington Square Park (5th Avenue & Washington Square North)
12:00 pm–2:00 pm
Colonial Games Day Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site (29 Warburton Avenue)
12:00 pm–2:00 pm
Lunchtime Concerts at Richard Tucker Park Richard Tucker Park (Broadway & 66th Street)
3:30 pm–5:30 pm
Wednesdays in Teardrop Teardrop Park (Between Warren & Murray Street at North End Avenue)
4:00 pm–5:00 pm
Hippo Playground Music Series Hippo Playground, Riverside Park (Riverside & 91st Street)
5:30 pm–7:30 pm
Accordions Around the World Bryant Park (42nd Street & Fifth Avenue)
6:00 pm–10:00 pm
SummerStage Rumsey Playfield, Central Park (Fifth Avenue & 69th Street)
7:00 pm–11:00 pm
Prospect Park Summer Movie Under the Stars: Alice in Wonderland Prospect Park, Long Meadow (Grand Army Plaza entrance at Eastern Parkway)
7:30 pm–9:00 pm
Summer Sounds Concert Series Hudson Park & Beach (1 Hudson Park Road)
8:30 pm–10:30 pm
Pier I Picture Show: Up Pier I (Riverside & West 70th Street)

Thursday, August 23



9:30 am–10:30 am
Tots Soccer Riverside Park 71st Street Soccer Field & Basketball Courts (Riverside & West 71st Street)
11:00 am–11:30 am
Stories in the Garden at Wave Hill Wave Hill (West 249th Street & Independence Avenue)
12:00 pm–6:00 pm
Free Carousel Rides Prospect Park Carousel (95 Prospect Park West)
12:00 pm–2:00 pm
Storytime at the Museum Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site (29 Warburton Avenue)
3:30 pm–5:30 pm
Art + Games Nelson A. Rockefeller Park (River Terrace & Warren Street)
4:00 pm–5:30 pm
Hudson Riverkids: Mike Messer Pier 62 (61 Chelsea Piers)
4:30 pm–5:15 pm
Sing Along with East Side West Side Music Together Hippo Playground, Riverside Park (Riverside & 91st Street)
5:30 pm–8:30 pm
MoMA Summer Thursdays Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) (4 West 53rd Street)
6:00 pm–8:00 pm
Live at the Archway The Archway Under the Manhattan Bridge (50 Adams Street)
6:00 pm–8:00 pm
Sunset Jazz Lyndhurst (635 South Broadway)

Friday, August 24



6:30 pm–8:00 pm
Sunset Jam on the Hudson Robert F Wagner Jr Park (20 Battery Place)
7:00 pm–9:00 pm
Sunset on the Hudson: High & Mighty Brass Band Pier 45 (West Street & Christopher Street)

Saturday, August 25



9:00 am–10:00 am
Hudson River Nature Walk Pier 40 (353 West Street at Houston)
9:00 am–9:45 am
Parent & Me Yoga Fort Tryon Park (Margaret Corbin Drive & West 196th Street)
10:00 am–11:00 am
Bryant Park Moves with Limon Dance Bryant Park (42nd Street & Fifth Avenue)
10:00 am–1:00 pm
High Line Family Festival: Dream High Line 14th Street Passage (Tenth Avenue & West 14th Street)
11:00 am–12:00 pm
Stories at the Statue: Hans Christian Andersen Story Telling Central Park, Hans Christian Andersen Statue (East 72nd Street & Fifth Avenue )
11:00 am–5:00 pm
Urban Farm Exploration Day Randall’s Island (20 Randall’s Island Park)
12:00 pm–6:00 pm
Warm Up 2018 MoMA PS1 (22-25 Jackson Avenue)
1:00 pm–6:00 pm
Community Rowing & Sailing Hunts Point Riverside Park (afayette Ave & Edgewater Road)
2:00 pm–3:00 pm
Ezra Jack Keats Story Hour Prospect Park, Imagination Playground (159 East Drive)
6:00 pm–10:00 pm
SummerStage Rumsey Playfield, Central Park (Fifth Avenue & 69th Street)

Sunday, August 26



11:00 am–3:00 pm
Big City Fishing on Pier 25 Pier 25 (N. Moore Street)
11:00 am–5:00 pm
Urban Farm Exploration Day Randall’s Island (20 Randall’s Island Park)
12:00 pm–3:00 pm
Family Ecology Sail Seaport District (Fulton & Front Streets)
12:00 pm–4:00 pm
Summer on the Hudson: SunGaze Pier I (Riverside & West 70th Street)
2:00 pm–3:00 pm
Ezra Jack Keats Story Hour Prospect Park, Imagination Playground (159 East Drive)
2:00 pm–4:00 pm
Harlem Meer Performance Festival: Harlem Blues & Jazz Band Central Park, Dana Discovery Center at the Harlem Meer (110th Street between Fifth & Lenox Avenue)
4:00 pm–5:00 pm
Pop-Up Maker Space on Pier 84 Pier 84 (Hudson River & 44th Street)
5:00 pm–7:00 pm
World Music Festival Jefferson Market Garden (Greenwich Avenue between Sixth Avenue and 10th Street)
6:00 pm–10:00 pm
SummerStage Rumsey Playfield, Central Park (Fifth Avenue & 69th Street)
6:00 pm–10:00 pm
SummerStage: Eddie Palmieri & Tony Vega Rumsey Playfield, Central Park (Fifth Avenue & 69th Street)
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