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Download our August 2012 calendar of fun things to do with the family

Looking for fun things to do with the family? Download our printable August 2012 calendar and find a great activity for every day of the month.

  • Photograph: Etienne Frossard

    The Great Brooklyn Bridge

  • Photograph: Lisa Tomasetti

    How to Train A Dragon

  • Photograph: Diyah Pera/TM 2012 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days

  • Photograph: Diyah Pera/TM 2012 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days

  • Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival

  • Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival

  • Brooklyn Cyclones

  • Photographer: Jena Cumbo

    Brooklyn Bridge Park Pool

  • Photographer: Jena Cumbo

    Brooklyn Bridge Park Pool

  • Photograph: Julie Larsen Maher

    If You Really Love Polar Bears

  • Pictures From the Moon: Artists' Holograms

  • Photograph: Katherine Kritzalis

    Broadway in Bryant Park

  • Photograph: Courtesy Endstation Theatre Company

    Fringe Festival

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Civil War Weekend on Governor's Island

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Civil War Weekend on Governor's Island

  • Hip Tot

  • Cold Drinks

  • Photograph: Ben Hider

    Family programs at the Cooper-Hewitt Design Center

  • Photograph: Ben Hider

    Family programs at the Cooper-Hewitt Design Center

  • The Odd Life of Timothy Green

  • Photograph: Julie Larsen Maher

    Bronx Zoo Lego Safari

  • Photograph: Julie Larsen Maher

    Bronx Zoo Lego Safari

  • ParaNorman

  • ParaNorman

  • FlyNY Kite Festival

  • Photograph: Hubert Williams

    Harlem Day

  • Photograph: Robert & Robbie Bailey

    Luna Park

  • Photograph: Charles Denson

    The Cyclone at Luna Park

  • Lunch Hour NYC at NYPL

  • Summer Author Readings

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Terra-Cotta Warriors

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Terra-Cotta Warriors

  • Photograph: Courtesy Hudson River Park Trust

    River Flicks for Kids

  • Photograph: Courtesy of Sony PIctures' Animation

    The Smurfs

  • Photograph: Chris Trotman

    Arthur Ashe Kids Day

  • Photograph: Chris Trotman

    Arthur Ashe Kids Day

  • Photograph: Marielle Solan

    Sound and Shadow Play II: Orbis Pictus

  • Photograph: Marielle Solan

    Sound and Shadow Play II: Orbis Pictus

  • Jean-Michel Othoneil at Brooklyn Museum

  • Prospect Park Carousel

  • Prospect Park Carousel

  • Photograph: Children's Museum of Manhattan

    Biophilia Workshop at CMOM

  • Photograph: Children's Museum of Manhattan

    Biophilia Workshop at CMOM

Photograph: Etienne Frossard

The Great Brooklyn Bridge

July 4th may feel like a distant memory, but there's still plenty of time left to enjoy the summer before school starts. To help you plan your August, we've put together a downloadable calendar of fun things to do with the family—everything from a kindie musical festival in Brooklyn to the annual Arthur Ashe Kids' Day. Click the image below to print out our calendar, then post it somewhere handy. Plus: Save $3 on field box seats to a Brooklyn Cyclones game with our special discount coupon.

 

August

Wed 1 Take part in a scavenger hunt midspan during Brooklyn Bridge Park's Great Brooklyn Bridge workshop.

Thu 2 goes live with fire-breathing critters at Nassau Coliseum.

Fri 3 The third Diary of a Wimpy Kid flick hits theaters.

Sat 4 Watch colorful vessels race across the lake at the in Flushing, Queens.

Sun 5 On Bat Night, kids can run the bases and watch the Brooklyn Cyclones play the Auburn Doubledays at MCU Park.

Mon 6 Line up for a free swim session at the Brooklyn Bridge Park pop-up pool.

Tue 7 Contemplate our impact on the climate with If You Really Love Polar Bears at Kips Bay Library.

Wed 8 Get carried away with space-age art in "" at the New Museum.

Thu 9 Cast members of popular Great White Way shows take center stage at .

Fri 10 Ninja koalas, evil sorcerers and (eew!) a little bit of romance abound in the FringeJR's Super Sidekick: The Musical.

Sat 11 Rewind to 1863 and meet soldiers, prisoners and officers' wives during Civil War Weekend on Governors Island.

Sun 12 Rock out with kindie musicians at Littlefield's Hip Tot Music Fest.

Mon 13 Slurp an icy cold drinks to break the heat!

Tue 14 Get hands on with Target Design Kids: Design Tales Summer at the Cooper-Hewitt Design Center.

Wed 15 Grab some popcorn and catch The Odd Life of Timothy Green on the big screen.

Thu 16 Spot (plastic) tigers, gorillas and penguins in the Bronx Zoo's Wild Forest: A Lego Safari.

Fri 17 The slew of summer blockbusters continues with the opening of ParaNorman.

Sat 18 Let your imagination take flight at the FlyNY Kite Festival in Riverside Park.

Sun 19 Enjoy Double Dutch, step, hip-hop and other festivities at Harlem Day.

Mon 20 Feel your stomach dro on the Cyclone at Coney Island's Luna Park.

Tue 21 Digest 150 years of history surrounding the midday meal at the NYPL's "" exhibit.

Wed 22 Animal-loving bookworms flock to Central Park for a storytime featuring Max the Dog.

Thu 23 Catch "" before the show's renowned army decamps from Discovery Times Square.

Fri 24 Watch an outdoor screening of the Smurfs braving the big city, at Hudson River Park.

Sat 25 Play tennis matches on the outer courts during Arthur Ashe Kids' Day.

Sun 26 Pack a picnic basket for the Harlem Meer Performance Festival's lakeside concert.

Mon 27 Hop the SeaStreak to Sandy Hook for a day at the beach—kids ride free on weekdays!

Tue 28 Push the boundaries of art and sound at the Czech Center's "Orbis Pictus: Play Well" exhibit.

Wed 29 Investigate glass sculptures and giant necklaces in "" at the Brooklyn Museum.

Thu 30 Giddyap! Kids ride free today on the Prospect Park Carousel.

Fri 31 Music and science intersect in Bjrk's Biophilia workshops at the Children's Museum of Manhattan.

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