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Family-friendly attractions at NYC baseball stadiums

The city's four ballparks score high on family fun.

  • Brooklyn Cyclones

  • Brooklyn Cyclones

  • Brooklyn Cyclones

  • Brooklyn Cyclones

  • Photograph: Marc S. Levine

    Mets Citifield

  • Photograph: Marc S. Levine

    Mets Citifield

  • Photograph: Marc S. Levine

    Mets Citifield

  • Photograph: Marc S. Levine

    Mets Citifield

  • Photograph: Marc S. Levine

    Mets Citifield

  • Photograph: Marc S. Levine

    Mets Citifield

  • Photograph: Marc S. Levine

    Mets Citifield

  • Photograph: New York Yankees

    Yankee Stadium

  • Photograph: New York Yankees

    Yankee Stadium

  • Staten Island Yankees

  • Staten Island Yankees

  • Staten Island Yankees

  • Staten Island Yankees

Brooklyn Cyclones

Whether you're looking for quality time with Dad, an all-American outing, or just another way to soak in the good weather, our city's major and minor league ballparks offer entertainment that goes well beyond hot dogs and home runs.

Citi Field
Aspiring sluggers are invited to practice their swings and check the speed of their pitches on the Kiddie Field in the Mets' Fan Fest section. The hot spot also includes a dunk tank and an area where kids can get their photos snapped with Mr. Met. Diehard fans will want to wander through the Mets Hall of Fame & Museum—keep an eye out for the 1969 and 1986 World Series Championship trophies and the wall of team jerseys. Don't miss The Mr. Met Dash. On April 22, May 6, June 17, July 8 and August 12, kids under 13 can circle the bases after the game. There's also a special brunch for dads and their families on Father's Day (Sun June 17 10:45am--12:45pm; $15 plus ticket to the Caesars Club on the Excelsior Level); 12001 Roosevelt Ave at 126th St, Flushing, Queens (718-507-8499, mets.com). Tickets start at $12.

Yankee Stadium
Despite being just over three years old, the Yankees' new Bronx ballpark teems with the storied team's history. Young baseball enthusiasts can browse artifacts and memorabilia, including seven World Series trophies and more than 600 Yankees'autographs, at the New York Yankees Museum or check out plaques that pay homage to baseball greats in Monument Park. Don't miss Curtis Granderson Bat Day on May 20. In conjunction with a half-century-long tradition, the first 10,000 fans under 14 receive free bats. 1 E 161st St at River Ave, Bronx (718-293-4300, yankees.com). Tickets start at $16.50.

MCU Park
Children can play catch on the diamond before the Brooklyn Cyclones take the field and run the bases after some games during the season (opening day is Monday, June 18 against the Staten Island Yanks). If your kid wants to meet his baseball idol, buy tickets for a Monday—players stay late to sign autographs. Also, you can't beat the setting, with Coney Island staples like the Wonder Wheel looming in the background. Don't miss Pay-one-price Wednesdays. Nab four tickets, food, drinks, access to the speed pitch game and a merchandise voucher for just $75. 1904 Surf Ave at W 17th St, Coney Island, Brooklyn (718-449-8497, brooklyncyclones.com). Season begins in June; tickets start at $9.

Richmond County Bank Ballpark
In the Fun Zone, young Staten Island Yankees fans enjoy Skee-Ball, inflatable bounce houses and speed pitch. Other festivities (like arts and crafts and face painting) vary by day. The best part: Most activities cost just $1 to $2. Don't miss The Fourth of July. Though sparks fly after every Thursday, Friday and Saturday game, families watch a special set of fireworks on the Fourth when the Yanks play the Jammers. You'll also have a prime view of the Macy's display. 75 Richmond Terr, adjacent to the Staten Island Ferry Terminal (718-720-9265, siyanks.com). Season begins in June; tickets start at $9.


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