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7 free things to do with kids this week: August 23–30

We’ve got the low-down on this week’s best wallet-free events, from the Unicycle Festival to a fireworks show and two US Open–themed happenings.

This week, get free access to one of our favorite city museums, watch the last fireworks display of the summer on Coney Island and attend a kid-friendly outdoor fashion show, all without spending a dime.


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  • Photograph: Geoff Burke

    1. Take advantage of free admission to NYSCI through September 9 with a US Open-themed Arthur Ashe Learning Center Inspirational Tour (all week).

  • Photograph: Disney

    2. Settle in for a screening of Wreck-It Ralph after the Bronx Terminal Market's Back to School event, featuring face painting, toys and a scavenger hunt (Thursday).

  • Photograph: Michael Skigen

    3. Celebrate Brooklyn Unicycle Day with a 13-mile ride from City Hall to Coney Island at the kickoff to the NYC Unicycle Festival (Friday).

  • Photograph: Jena Cumbo

    4. Already at Coney Island for the Unicycle Fest? Stay for the last fireworks show of the season (Friday).

     

  • Photograph: Dean Neville

    5. Catch every swing, serve (and grunt) of the US Open with screenings at the Eventi Hotel Plaza (all week).

  • 6. Study up on fall's coolest styles at a fashion show for teens and tweens on the High Line (Thursday).

     

  • Courtesy Central Park Conservancy

    7. Curl up for Raiders of the Lost Ark at the Central Park Conservancy Film Festival (Monday).

Photograph: Geoff Burke

1. Take advantage of free admission to NYSCI through September 9 with a US Open-themed Arthur Ashe Learning Center Inspirational Tour (all week).


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