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With the glorious June weather comes a plethora of outdoor festivals, new museum exhibitions and more to kick off your family's summer properly!

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    June 2014 calendar of family events: Drums Along the Hudson

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    June 2014 calendar of family events: Butterfly at New World Stages

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    June 2014 calendar of family events: "Honey Bees: Home Is Where the Hive Is" at Liberty Science Center

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    June 2014 calendar of family events: Race Around the Farm yard at Lefferts Historic House Museum

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    June 2014 calendar of family events: Juggle This! Juggling Festival

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    June 2014 calendar of family events: Figment Festival and Mini Golf

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    June 2014 calendar of familye events: Egg Rolls and Egg Cream Festival

  • June 2014 calendar of familye events: Story Pirates at Hudson River Park

     

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    June 2014 calendar of family events: Museum Mile Festival

     

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    June 2014 calendar of family events: Discovery Day at Kaufman Music Center

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    June 2014 calendar of family events: "Focus: Artist as Observer" at CMA

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    June 2014 calendar of family events: How to Train Your Dragon 2

  • June 2014 calendar of family events: Family Workshop: Father's Day Heroes at Sony Wonder Technology Lab

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    June 2014 calendar of family events: Jazz Age Lawn Party at Governors Island

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    June 2014 calendar of family events: NYSCI Design Lab

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    June 2014 calendar of family events: Garden of Dreams Talent Show at Radio City

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    June 2014 calendar of family events: Wednesday Night Tours at Brooklyn Bridge Park

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    June 2014 calendar of family events: Madison Square Kids Concerts

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    June 2014 calendar of family events: The Ballad of Pondlife McGurk at New Victory Theater

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    June 2014 calendar of family events: Coney Island Mermaid Parade

  • June 2014 calendar of family events: NYC Audubon Summer EcoCruise

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    June 2014 calendar of family events: Summer Kids Special at Rab's Country Lanes

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    June 2014 calendar of family events: Summer Skies Telescope Party at AMNH

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    June 2014 calendar of family events: Front Row Cinema: Brave

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    June 2014 calendar of family events: Family Fishing Clinic at Prospect Park Audubon Center

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    June 2014 calendar of family events: Pop-Up Pool at Brooklyn Bridge Park

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    June 2014 calendar of family events: Annual Island-Wide Butterfly Count

  • June 2014 calendar of family events: Reading into History at the NYHS

     

  • June 2014 calendar of family events: State Fair Meadowlands

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June 2014 calendar of family events: Drums Along the Hudson


When school lets out for the summer, fantastic weather and weeks of free time follow. Fill the sunny days with fun-filled activities for the whole family, including great outdoor happenings like the re-opening of Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pop-Up Pool or an Audubon Summer EcoCruise. Celebrate Dad with a Father's Day workshop and close out the month with games and cotton candy at the State Fair Meadowlands.

 

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1 Take part in Manhattan's only alfresco powwow at Drums Along the Hudson.

2 Watch oe caterpillar get her wings in the musical Butterfly at New World Stages.

3 Scope out the new Avengers–themed exhibit "S.T.A.T.I.O.N." at Discovery Times Square.

4 Buzzzz! Fly across the Hudson for Liberty Science Center's sweet new show about honeybees.

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Hop in a potato sack race, try stilts and more at Lefferts Historic House's old-timey family festival.

6 Learn to multitask with workshops at Barnard College as part of the Juggle This! Juggling Festival.

7 Climb all over interactive installations (including minigolf) at the two-day Figment festival on Governors Island.

8 Watch Chinese acrobats and listen to klezmer music at the multicultural LES block party Egg Rolls and Egg Creams.

9 Sail away on a (very silly) ship when the Story Pirates take to Hudson River Park.

10 Visit the Met, the Guggenheim and more—for free!—at the annual Museum Mile Festival.

11 Test your skills on the guitar or saxophone at the Kaufman Music Center's free Discovery Day.

12 See CMA's summer show, "Focus: Artist as Observer," in which three artists explore individual and collective identities.

13 Follow up on Hiccup and Toothless when How to Train Your Dragon 2 premieres in theaters.

14 Show Dad he's a hero at SWTL's Father's Day mug-crafting workshop.

15 Don your most dapper duds for the Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governors Island.

16  Experiment inside NYSCI's new interactive (and permanent) exhibit "Design Lab."

17 Watch resilient kids rockers take to the Radio City stage at the Garden of Dreams Talent Show.

18 Hear the president of Brooklyn Bridge Park discuss the park's creation on a Wednesday Night Tour.

19 Jam to East Asian folk band Rabbit Days and Dumplings at Madison Square Park.

20 Catch the New Vic's short, moving play about the new kid in town, The Ballad of Pondlife McGurk.

21 Celebrate the summer solstice in style at the beloved Coney Island Mermaid Parade.

22 See herons, ibis, egrets and other birds on an Audubon EcoCruise around Brothers Island.

23 Score a sweet bowling deal (plus snacks!) at Rab's Country Lanes on Staten Island.

24 Bring binoculars to the Summer Skies Telescope Party at AMNH.

25 Settle in for an alfresco screening of Pixar's Brave at the South Street Seaport.

26 Catch a big one at the Prospect Park Audubon Center's free family fishing clinic.

27 The Brooklyn Bridge Pop-Up Pool opens today! Cool off with a quick dip.

28 Join Staten Island Museum staff in counting all the butterflies around Snug Harbor.
 
29 Meet A Diamond in the Desert author Janice Kambara at the NYHS's monthly book club event.

30 Brave more than 150 rides at State Fair Meadowlands—or, opt for cotton candy and carnival games.


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