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11 free things to do with kids this weekend: July 27–28

It's the last weekend in July and there are tons of free things to do with kids happening around town. Check out our favorite picks in the slide show below!


From a family day celebration at Lincoln Center to kite flying on Governors Island, we have the scoop on this weekend's best free activities.

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  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Free things to do with kids

    1. Soak up world class music at Lincoln Center Out of Doors Family Day

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    Free things to do with kids

    2. Get a killer view of Manhattan's skyline at the Roosevelt Island Outdoor Summer Movie Series and escape into the Scottish Highlands with Brave's redheaded heroine.

  • 3. Lace up your sneakers at hone your b-ball skills at the Shannon Bobbitt's 4th Annual Young Ballers Basketball Clinic.

  • Photograph: Robin Souma

    Free things to do with kids

    4. Watch amazing entrants compete for prizes in the all-ages Coney Island Talent Show.

  • Free things to do with kids

    5. Embark on an “underwater adventure” with storytime, bubble-wrap octopus crafts and Mil’s Trills at Hip Tot Family Day at Greenwood Park.

  • Free things to do with kids

    6. Get inspired by free poetry workshops at the Writopia Children's Poetry Festival.

  • Photograph: Nick McClintock

    Free things to do with kids

    7. Cheer on pogo pros and test out your skills at the tenth annual Pogopalooza.

  • Photograph: Marielle Solan

    Free things to do with kids

    8. Check out the sculpture show "The Lightness of Being" at City Hall Park.

  • Free things to do with kids

    9. Brush up on U.S. History at TheatreWorksUSA's The Civil War.

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

    Free things to do with kids

    10. Head to Governors Island and learn how to build (and then fly!) a kite.

  • Photograph: Melissa Sinclair

    Free things to do with kids

    11. Kids can get inspired by Red, Yellow & Blue by Orly Genger in Madison Square Park and create their own masterpiece during a special workshop.

Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

Free things to do with kids

1. Soak up world class music at Lincoln Center Out of Doors Family Day


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