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12 free things to do with kids this weekend: August 3–4

Ring in August with 12 free things to do in NYC with kids this weekend. Check out our favorite picks in the slide show below!

This weekend, check out a slew of family fests, a cool exhibit in City Hall Park and outdoor concerts the kids will love.


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  • Photograph: Clotilde Testa

    1. Bike ride, rock-climb, zip line—anything but drive—when Summer Streets turns NYC into a seven-mile pedestrian paradise.

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    2. Head to Queens for a performance-packed day of carnival games, quirky workshops and delicious food at the LIC Block Party.

  • 3. Unwind with Kermit and the gang at a free outdoor screening of The Muppets at the South Street Seaport.

  • Photograph: Molly Rosner

    4. Celebrate Caribbean culture with calypso, a Jamaican film and a Cuban salsa-dancing workshop at the Brooklyn Museum's Target First Saturday.

  • 5.Sample local grub at the first Astoria Park Shore Fest of the summer, complete with live music and a picnic.

  • Courtesy Museum of the City of New York

    6. Look beyond MCNY’s Green-Wood Cemetery exhibit and study Gothic architecture and Hudson River School Paintings in the workshop Green-Wood as Green Space.

  • 7. Show the kids how much they rock with magic shows, theatre, a water slide and pony rides at The Kids Rule Weekend at Lehman College.

  • Photograph: Marielle Solan

    8. See the eleven whimsical (and very kid-friendly) works on view at City Hall Park in "Lightness of Being."

  • Photograph: Etienne Frossard

    9. Take toddlers to jam with Miss Nina at Greenlight Bookstore's Baby Story Time.

  • Photograph: Etienne Frossard

    10. Take in classical music at a Bargemusic Family Concert.

  • 11. Jam to Moey's Music Party at this weekend's edition of Bryant Park Word for Word Kids.

     

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

    12. Enjoy Francophone fun at Fête Paradiso on Governors Island and have a go on a 19th century carousel ($3).

Photograph: Clotilde Testa

1. Bike ride, rock-climb, zip line—anything but drive—when Summer Streets turns NYC into a seven-mile pedestrian paradise.


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