Another weekend packed with enough options for family fun to make summer in the sweaty city bearable. Explore fun, free pop-ups including an immersive Lion King expereince.

All ages, even babies & toddlers, can enjoy world-class music with Mozart for Munchkins and Jazz at Lincoln Center. And so many fantastic museum family programs for in-depth looks at awesome family-friendly exhibits, cool public art, interactive shows and much more.

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American Folk Art Museum’s Summer Saturday

Celebrate everything folk art at an all-day event including face painting and fantasy fan-making for kids, a family art workshop, live music, artist demonstrations, and guided tours of exhibition Made in New York City: The Business of Folk Art.

Puss in Boots

See a classic story with a twist at historic, cozy Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre. Looking for a change, sly cat Puss dons a snazzy pair of boots and sets off on a magical journey, proving himself a caring friend to his owner Fergus Mundingle. Short and sweet and a good starter shows for toddlers –…

Discovery Walks for Families: The Ramble

Explore how the Ramble, a carefully planned woodland, provides habitat for a variety of wildlife. Discover who calls the forest floor, the Lake shoreline, and the treetops their home  through hands-on exploration using kid-friendly binoculars, field guides, hand lenses, and a complementary Discovery Journal. Space is limited; advance online registration required.

Meet Elephant & Piggie!

Enjoy special storytimes and photo-ops featuring beloved duo Elephant & Piggie. Storytimes happen at 11:30 am, 12, 3:30 & 4:30 pm.

Family Tour at The Met Breuer

Share ideas and enjoy stories, sketching, and other gallery activities that bring works of art to life the Met’s striking modern art outpost. For families with children ages 3–11. Space is limited to 25; first come, first served. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Phenomenal Nature: Mrinalini Mukherjee.

The Met Roof Garden: Alicja Kwade’s ParaPivot

Walk through a miniature solar system by Berlin-based artist by Alicja Kwade, this year’s installation in the gorgeous Met Roof Garden, one of our favorite spots in the city. The view of Central Park is stunning and snacks are allowed (and available for purchase).

Nature—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial

Explore nature-inspired experimental prototypes, consumer products, immersive installations and architectural constructions by sixty-two international design teams. Collaborations by scientists, engineers, advocates for social and environmental justice, artists, and philosophers engage with nature in innovative and ground-breaking ways, driven by a profound awareness of climate change and ecological crises as much as advances in science and…

Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything

Explore beloved musician/poet/cultural icon Leonard Cohen through the lens of contemporary art with large-scale installations, interactive artworks, and a multimedia sound gallery that pay tribute to Cohen’s vibrant creativity.

Dorothy’s Adventures in Oz

Join an unforgettable trip down the Yellow Brick Road with the world premiere of musical Dorothy’s Adventures in Oz. A very modern heroine is whisked away by tornado from her New York City apartment to that magical land that lies just Over the Rainbow. Follow Dorothy and her friends—the Scarecrow, the Tinman, and the Lion—as…

Asphalt Green Sprinkler Day

Escape the summer heat in a field of sprinklers. Enjoy free flavored ices on your way out. Bring your own towel.

Fiesta en México with Bilingual Birdies Band

Join a multi-cultural, musical program by Bilingual Birdies Trio, three Latin musicians who are pioneers in the family music scene. IA group of friends goes to a tropical dance party in Oaxaca, Mexico as young audiences learn new Spanish words and heart-warming life lessons. The sounds of huapango, ranchera, cumbia, and samba celebrate the rich…

Chelsea Waterside Park Play Area

The newly designed play area features a giant, multi-colored, one-of-a-kind, Robinia wood pipefish plus water features incorporating limestone cattle head sculptures reclaimed from historic meatpacking district business New York Butchers’ Dressed Meat Company.

No Pool at the Standard Hotel

Chill at an urban take on the classic American pool club complete with chaise lounges, a cabana, and electric blue pétanque court. Play a game of cards while enjoying lobster rolls, sliders, ceviche or fruit popsicles and sip on our poolside cocktails like the Sneaky Tiki, Sip & Slide or a Frozen Gin and Tonic.…

Rubin Family Sundays: Power On

Get inspired by the Rubin Museum’s annual theme “Power: Within and Between Us” and bring shapes and pictures in the shadows to life. Power up your imagination and use LED lights to create a portable shadow puppet show. Also join engaging family tours and interact with digital art in exhibition The Power of Intention.

Dolby Soho Experience: The Lion King

Journey into the wild African savanna of Disney’s The Lion King and get up close and personal with the future king in this immersive, limited-time exhibition. Explore specially designed exhibits showcasing content from the highly anticipated film with Dolby Vision ultra-vivid picture on giant screens and Dolby Atmos immersive sound.

Marta Minujín: Menesunda Reloaded

Explore a colorful, multi-level labyrinth with neon tunnels, a bedroom complete with a married couple, a hallway lined with illuminated TVs, a secret door, a salon with makeup artists and masseuses and more. A reconstruction of Argentinian artist Marta Minujín’s 1965 immersive installation La Menesunda perfect for our instagrammable pop-up era.

Dominique Ansel Kitchen Soft Serve Window

The seasonal soft-serve window of the outpost of legendary cronut source Dominique Ansel Bakery features watermelon ice cream in a real watermelon slice and other frozen treats. Indoor and outdoor seating available plus sophisticated pastries, sandwiches and salads.

Tepkik by Jordan Bennett

Suspended in the Winter Garden, artist Jordan Bennett’s site-specific installation intersects his Mi’kmaq ancestral and contemporary traditions, particularly a petroglyph which depicts the Milky Way. Historical references to the land, sky, and our galaxy are illuminated by Bennett’s handling of color, both traditional and pop, his interpretation of Mi’kmaq quillwork patterns and motifs and the…

The Skyscraper Museum Family Program: American Gargoyles

Join cult comedy filmmaker Neil Cohen for a special reading of his newly released illustrated book American Gargoyles, about the bickering gargoyles on a once-celebrated but now-forgotten art deco NYC skyscraper who have to find a way to save their home from demolition. Read along with Neil and afterward, inspired by the book’s characters and…

Hee Hee! Tales of the White Diamond Mountain

Helen’s grandfather tells her the fairy tales of her Korean ancestors, tales of spritely sprouts, sad frogs and ignorant boys, of woodcutters and hunters and heavenly maidens, all told at the foot of the White Diamond Mountain itself. The stories come to life in a whirlwind of discoveries and surprises and laughs. Appropriate for all…

The Nautilus

Walk through nearly 100 interactive poles, arranged in a circular constellation, that each respond to a visitor’s unique touch and environmental sounds. Touching one pole sets off a choreographed audio and light display, putting visitors at the center of the art piece. Created by design studio Soft Lab with The Lincoln Motor Company and Atlantic…

10 Corso Como

Find striking modern design among historic cobblestones at former editor and publisher Carla Sozanni’s visionary concept store. Atriking interiors designed by American artist Kris Ruhs, host a quirky store, gallery, bar and Italian restaurant.

Some Are Connections

Explore varying multi-sensory environments by artists Sophia Sobers & Jacob M Fischer in an immersive art experience.

Warm Up 2019

Dance to live and electronic music with rotating 75 artists, relax and cool off in waterfall and hammocks in a panoramic junglescape, visit galleries and explore exhibitions of artists from around the world.

Arthur Avenue

Experience Little Italy in the Bronx with a variety of food vendors, filled-to-order cannolis and old-school atmosphere. We love the prosciutto, fresh mozzarella, eggplant parm and roasted peppers at Mike’s Deli; order in advance by phone to skip the often long line. Eat at indoor tables next to elderly gentlemen hand-rolling (but not smoking) cigars…

Dinosaur Safari

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…

Artes Brasileiras: Bronx Capoeira with Moses McCarter

See interactive demonstrations of Afro-Brazilian martial art by Moses McCarter’s Bronx Capoeira in conjunction with garden-wide exhibition Brazilian Modern: The Living Art of Roberto Burle Marx. In the Children’s Adventure Garden, learn about the native plants of Brazil and become inspired plant lovers and designer-artists.

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