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Events for kids this week in New York

Activities, events, performances, festivals and other things to do with kids throughout New York City over the next seven days.

Jeppe Hein: "Please Touch the Art"

  • Free

A standard afternoon in Brooklyn Bridge Park becomes a unique interactive

  1. Brooklyn Bridge Park East River between Adams St and Atlantic Ave, 11201
  2. Tue Jun 30 - Fri Jan 1
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Honey Bees: Home Is Where the Hive Is

  • Price band: 1/4

See what all the buzz is about at Liberty Science Center's new permanent

  1. Liberty Science Center 222 Jersey City Blvd, between Philip and Wilson Sts
  2. Tue Jun 30 - Wed Dec 30
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Science Playground

  • Price band: 1/4

Tots learn about technology as they slide and seesaw, climb a giant

  1. New York Hall of Science 47-01 111th St, at 47th Ave, 11368
  2. Tue Jun 30 - Thu Dec 31
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"Connected Worlds"

  • Price band: 1/4

With so many people bustling around NYC at all times, it's easy to forget

  1. New York Hall of Science 47-01 111th St, at 47th Ave, 11368
  2. Tue Jun 30 - Mon Aug 31
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"City Splash"

  • Price band: 1/4

Embrace the warmth at this splashable outdoor play center. Hands-on

  1. Children's Museum of Manhattan 212 W 83rd St, between Amsterdam Ave and Broadway, 10024
  2. Tue Jun 30 - Sun Sep 27
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NYC Parks Summer Sports Experience

  • Free

Get out and get active at the NYC Parks Summer Sports Experience. No

  1. NYC Parks Experience Summer Day Camp Various locations,
  2. Tue Jun 30 - Fri Sep 4
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"Nature's Fury: The Science of Natural Disasters"

  • Price band: 2/4

If Hurricane Sandy has taught New Yorkers anything, it's that no one is

  1. American Museum of Natural History Middle School Institutes Central Park West, at 79th St, 10024
  2. Tue Jun 30 - Sun Aug 9
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Robot Swarm

Kids will marvel at the Museum of Mathematics' futuristic new exhibit,

  1. Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) 11 E 26th St, between Fifth and Madison Aves, 10010
  2. Tue Jun 30 - Mon Dec 14
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"Life at the Limits: Stories of Amazing Species"

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Prepare to be amazed by the sophisticated strategies and unique

  1. American Museum of Natural History Central Park West at 79th St, 10024
  2. Tue Jun 30 - Sun Jan 3
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Milstein Science Series 2015

  • Price band: 2/4

Hit up these family-friendly events at the AMNH to give the kids a dose of

  1. American Museum of Natural History Central Park West at 79th St, 10024
  2. Tue Jun 30 - Sat Jul 11
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"The Helpers of the Secret Annex"

  • Price band: 1/4

To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, The Anne

  1. The Anne Frank Center USA 44 Park Pl, at Church St, 10007
  2. Tue Jun 30 - Wed Dec 30
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"Pattern Wizardry"

  • Price band: 1/4

Kids become "apprentice wizards" for a day when they visit this hands-on

  1. Brooklyn Children’s Museum 145 Brooklyn Ave, at St. Marks Ave
  2. Tue Jun 30 - Sun Sep 6
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"Water World: Immersive Dome Experience"

  • Price band: 1/4

Embark on a journey into the depths of our planet's oceans in the Milstein

  1. American Museum of Natural History Central Park West at 79th St, 10024
  2. Tue Jun 30 - Sat Jul 11
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Frolic! at CMOM

  • Price band: 1/4

Frolic!, a family-favorite play space in Williamsburg, brings a rock &

  1. Children's Museum of Manhattan 212 W 83rd St, between Amsterdam Ave and Broadway, 10024
  2. Tue Jun 30 - Thu Dec 31
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New York Treasures Scavenger Hunt

  • Price band: 1/4

Track down NYC's hidden treasures within five floors of interactive spaces

  1. Children's Museum of Manhattan 212 W 83rd St, between Amsterdam Ave and Broadway, 10024
  2. Tue Jun 30 - Sun Aug 30
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"P.S. Art 2015: Celebrating the Creative Spirit of NYC Kids"

Usually artists wait a lifetime to have their artwork displayed at the

  1. The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Ave, at 82nd St, 10028
  2. Tue Jun 30 - Sun Oct 18
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Bryant Park Word for Word Kids

  • Free

The kids’ edition of the popular Word for Word reading series includes

  1. Bryant Park Reading Room W 42nd St, between Fifth and Sixth Aves
  2. Tue Jun 30
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MoMA Art Lab: Places and Spaces

  • Price band: 1/4

This interactive space at the MoMA allows visitors to discover places and

  1. Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) 11 W 53rd St, between Fifth and Sixth Aves, 10019
  2. Tue Jun 30 - Mon Aug 31
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"Alice: 150 Years of Wonderland"

  • Price band: 1/4

After a century and a half, the original Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

  1. The Morgan Library & Museum 225 Madison Ave, at 36th St
  2. Tue Jun 30 - Sun Oct 11
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Sony Wonder Technology Lab 2015 Children's Screenings

Kick back with the kids for a kid-friendly movie screening at the totally

  1. Sony Wonder Technology Lab 550 Madison Ave, Sony Plaza, at 56th St
  2. Tue Jun 30
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Galapagos: Nature’s Wonderland in 3D

  • Price band: 1/4

Animal Planet's Jeff Corwin narrates this thrilling 20–minute film

  1. New York Hall of Science 47-01 111th St, at 47th Ave, 11368
  2. Tue Jun 30
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"Inspired by Nam June Paik: Becoming Robot"

  • Price band: 1/4

Several New York City public-school students explored an exhibition

  1. Asia Society 725 Park Ave, at 70th St
  2. Tue Jun 30 - Sun Jul 19
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Blue Man Group

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 4/4
  • Critics choice

Three deadpan, blue-skinned men with extraterrestrial imaginations carry

  1. 434 Lafayette St, between Astor Pl and E 4th St
  2. Tue Jun 30 - Thu Dec 31
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Tech for Tots: Learning with Cameras

  • Free

Budding shutterbugs get the chance to explore the basic functions of a

  1. Sony Wonder Technology Lab 550 Madison Ave, Sony Plaza, at 56th St
  2. Tue Jun 30
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State Fair Meadowlands

  • Price band: 1/4

The giant fair offers more than 150 rides and attractions, plus tons of

  1. Meadowlands Fairgrounds 50 Rte 120
  2. Tue Jun 30 - Mon Jul 6
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Galapagos: Nature’s Wonderland in 3D

  • Price band: 1/4

Animal Planet's Jeff Corwin narrates this thrilling 20–minute film

  1. New York Hall of Science 47-01 111th St, at 47th Ave, 11368
  2. Tue Jun 30
More info

The Lion King

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice

Disney's Tony-winning show continues to dazzle at the Minskoff. Any child

  1. 200 W 45th St, between Broadway and Eighth Ave
  2. Tue Jun 30 - Thu Dec 31
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Wicked

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Based on novelist Gregory Maguire's 1995 adult variation on L. Frank

  1. Gershwin Theatre 222 W 51st St, between Broadway and Eighth Ave
  2. Tue Jun 30 - Thu Dec 31
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The Phantom of the Opera

  • Price band: 2/4

Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical take on Gaston Leroux's 1911 novel, set in

  1. 247 W 44th St, between Broadway and Eighth Ave
  2. Tue Jun 30 - Sat Nov 21
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Family Fun Nights at Shipyard Park

  • Free

Take the crew to sit waterside in Hoboken's Shipyard Park, where they'll

  1. Shipyard Park 13th St, at Shipyard Ln
  2. Tue Jun 30
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Matilda

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice

Based on Roald Dahl's book about a child prodigy who must outwit a

  1. 225 W 44th St, between Broadway and Eighth Ave
  2. Tue Jun 30 - Thu Dec 31
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Aladdin

  • Price band: 2/4

This adaptation of the Disney classic tops the rest with its

  1. New Amsterdam Theatre 214 W 42nd St, between Seventh and Eighth Aves
  2. Tue Jun 30 - Sun Nov 22
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On the Town

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 3/4

Three randy sailors roam New York in Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden and

  1. 213 W 42nd St, between Seventh and Eighth Aves
  2. Tue Jun 30 - Thu Dec 31
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Something Rotten!

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Broadway’s funniest and splashiest musical comedy in at least 400 years

  1. 246 W 44th St, between Broadway and Eighth Ave
  2. Tue Jun 30 - Thu Dec 31
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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice

In Mark Haddon's 2003 best-seller turned play, 15-year-old Christopher

  1. 243 W 47th St, between Broadway and Eighth Ave
  2. Tue Jun 30 - Thu Dec 31
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An American in Paris

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 3/4

Ballet choreographer Christopher Wheeldon makes his Broadway directing

  1. 1564 Broadway, at 47th St
  2. Tue Jun 30 - Thu Dec 31
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The King and I

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Critics choice

This American classic returns to Broadway in a grand and glorious (fourth)

  1. 150 W 65th St, at Broadway
  2. Tue Jun 30 - Thu Dec 31
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Bronx Terminal Market's Free Summer Film Series

  • Free

Rooftop Films teams up with the massive Bronx shopping center to bring

  1. Bronx Terminal Market 610 Gateway Center Boulevard, at 150th St, 10451
  2. Tue Jun 30
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Cinderella

  • Price band: 2/4

Wide-eyed kids can cheer on Cinderella and the Prince as they see if the

  1. Metropolitan Opera House (at Lincoln Center) Columbus Ave between Broadway and W 62nd St
  2. Tue Jun 30 - Sat Jul 4
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Finding Neverland

  • Rated as: 2/5
  • Price band: 3/4

Kids who've dreamt of heading out on an adventure with the Lost Boys will

  1. 205 W 46th St, between Broadway and Eighth Ave
  2. Tue Jun 30 - Thu Dec 31
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The Public Theater's Free Shakespeare in the Park

  • Free

The Public Theater continues its seasonal tradition of offering free

  1. Central Park, enter at Central Park West and 81st St
  2. Tue Jun 30 - Sun Aug 23
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The Fantasticks

  • Price band: 2/4

The Fantasticks is the world’s longest-running musical—plus, it's

  1. 210 W 50th St, at Broadway
  2. Tue Jun 30 - Wed Dec 30
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Stomp

  • Price band: 3/4

Ideal for kids who think banging on pots and pans (and garbage-can lids

  1. 126 Second Ave, between St. Marks Pl and E 7th St
  2. Tue Jun 30 - Thu Dec 31
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Mamma Mia!

  • Rated as: 2/5
  • Price band: 3/4

On the eve of her wedding, a daughter calls on three men from her mother's

  1. 235 W 44th St, between Broadway and Eighth Ave
  2. Tue Jun 30 - Sat Sep 12
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"The Hunger Games: The Exhibition"

  • Price band: 3/4

The odds are definitely in your favor at this super–interactive, totally

  1. Discovery Times Square 226 W 44th St, between Seventh and Eighth Aves
  2. Wed Jul 1 - Sun Jan 3
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Safety City

  • Price band: 1/4

This summer, pull into Safety City, a mini road course complete with

  1. Jewish Children's Museum 792 Eastern Pkwy, at Kingston Ave
  2. Wed Jul 1 - Wed Sep 2
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"Far, Far Away..."

  • Price band: 1/4

Arty kids can let their imaginations run wild while browsing this

  1. Children's Museum of the Arts 103 Charlton St, between Greenwich and Hudson Sts, 10014
  2. Wed Jul 1 - Sun Sep 6
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Wild Wednesdays on the High Line

  • Free

Wednesdays this summer will be wildly fun and educational at the High

  1. The High Line Washington St at Gansevoort St, to Tenth Ave at 30th St
  2. Wed Jul 1
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Wednesday Night Tours

Take a scholarly stroll through Brooklyn Bridge Park and learn about

  1. Brooklyn Bridge Park East River between Adams St and Atlantic Ave, 11201
  2. Wed Jul 1
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Summer on the Hudson Picture Show

  • Free

Pack a cozy blanket and a picnic for a family movie under the stars at

  1. Riverside Park, Pier I W 70th St, at the Hudson River
  2. Wed Jul 1
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Summer in the Square

  • Free

Summer in the Square is a great reason to visit Union Square Park on

  1. Union Square 14th St to 17th St, between Broadway and Park Ave South
  2. Thu Jul 2
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International African Arts Festival

  • Critics choice

While this four-day festival started as a small community fundraiser, it

  1. Commodore Barry Park Navy St to N Elliott Pl between Flushing and Park Aves
  2. Thu Jul 2 - Sun Jul 5
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Brooklyn Kids Block Party

Rock along to musical performances by kid's favorites this summer. Catch

  1. Albee Square DeKalb Ave, between Fulton St and Bond St
  2. Thu Jul 2
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Lawn Time on the High Line

  • Free

Do your kids like bubbles, stories, and sing-alongs? Of course they do!

  1. The High Line Washington St at Gansevoort St, to Tenth Ave at 30th St
  2. Thu Jul 2
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Mad. Sq. Kids Concerts 2015

  • Free

Madison Square Park hosts some of the best names in children music for a

  1. Madison Square Park 23rd St to 26th St, between Fifth and Madison Aves, 10010
  2. Thu Jul 2
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Theatreworks USA's Skippyjon Jones Snow What

  • Critics choice
  • Free

Tickets for this musical from Theatreworks USA are distributed on a

  1. 121 Christopher St, between Bleecker and Hudson Sts
  2. Thu Jul 2 - Fri Aug 7
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Summer on the Hudson: Children's Performance Series

  • Free

This morningtime children's series isn't music only—check out

  1. Riverside Park South, Pier 1 Hudson River at West 70th St
  2. Thu Jul 2
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Music Room for Kids

Kids can discover the music within at this hands-on exhibit at the Jewish

  1. Jewish Children's Museum 792 Eastern Pkwy, at Kingston Ave
  2. Thu Jul 2 - Tue Jul 21
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Front Row Cinema

  • Free

Head to the water's edge for free outdoor film screenings every Wednesday

  1. South Street Seaport 19 Fulton St, at Front St
  2. Thu Jul 2
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Coney Island Fireworks

  • Free

Get ready to tilt your head back. The famed Cyclone roller coaster and

  1. Coney Island Boardwalk Boardwalk, at 10th St
  2. Thu Jul 2
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Gazillion Bubble Show

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Created by Fan Yang, 16-time Guinness-record holder for blowing the

  1. New World Stages 340 W 50th St, between Eighth and Ninth Aves
  2. Fri Jul 3 - Sun Dec 27
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Sunset on the Hudson

  • Free

Little ones and families can enjoy great local music acts including the

  1. Hudson River Park at Pier 45 West St at W 10th St
  2. Fri Jul 3
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Coney Island Fireworks

  • Free

Get ready to tilt your head back. The famed Cyclone roller coaster and

  1. Coney Island Boardwalk Boardwalk, at 10th St
  2. Fri Jul 3
More info

The Art Yard

This Mad. Sq. Kids workshop series invites youngsters to spend their

  1. Madison Square Park 23rd St to 26th St, between Fifth and Madison Aves, 10010
  2. Sat Jul 4
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Rocket Park Mini Golf

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

Beneath the shadow of two retired NASA rockets, kids can tee off at this

  1. New York Hall of Science 47-01 111th St, at 47th Ave, 11368
  2. Sat Jul 4
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"Spiders Alive!"

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

Get up close and personal with 16 species of one of the world's most

  1. American Museum of Natural History Central Park West at 79th St, 10024
  2. Sat Jul 4 - Sun Nov 29
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Independence Day Scavenger Hunt

  • Price band: 1/4

Scour the museum's permanent collection for Revolution-era artifacts like

  1. DiMenna Children's History Museum 170 Central Park West, at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street)
  2. Sat Jul 4
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Brooklyn Flea-Fort Greene

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice
  • Free

It’s that time of year! The Brooklyn Flea comes back outside in Fort

  1. Brooklyn Flea 176 Lafayette Ave, between Clermont and Vanderbilt Aves
  2. Sat Jul 4
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Arty Hours on the High Line

  • Free

Kids can create their own art in the heart of the city's gallery

  1. The High Line Washington St at Gansevoort St, to Tenth Ave at 30th St
  2. Sat Jul 4
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Smorgasburg

  • Critics choice
  • Free

The venerable epicurean extravaganza spends Saturdays in Williamsburg and

  1. East River State Park 90 Kent Ave, at North 8th St
  2. Sat Jul 4
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Arts Island Outpost on Governors Island

Hop on board the ferry to Governors Island, where CMA will be hosting free

  1. Governors Island
  2. Sat Jul 4 - Sun Sep 27
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Urban Farm Exploration Days

  • Free

Every Saturday this summer, you and your little ones can take a break from

  1. Urban Farm in Randalls Island Park Wards Meadow Loop, at Hell Gate Cir, 10035
  2. Sat Jul 4
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Storytime at the Strand 2015

Each week, a well-known character stops by this beloved bookstore to visit

  1. Strand Book Store 828 Broadway, at 12th St
  2. Sat Jul 4 - Sun Jul 5
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Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest

  • Critics choice
  • Free

Celebrate our nation’s independence by joining an estimated 40,000 viewers

  1. Nathan's Famous 1310 Surf Ave, at Stillwell Ave, 11224
  2. Sat Jul 4
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Saturday Sculpture Workshops

  • Free

Drop into Queens’ inspirational outdoor sculpture park for free family

  1. Socrates Sculpture Park 32-01 Vernon Blvd, at Broadway
  2. Sat Jul 4
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Prospect Park July 4th Celebration

  • Free

Celebrate Independence Day with the kids at one of Brooklyn's most family

  1. Prospect Park Prospect Park West to Flatbush Ave, between Prospect Park Southwest and Ocean Ave
  2. Sat Jul 4
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Pop-Up Audubon

  • Free

Prospect Park Audubon Center staff will lead discussions and explorations

  1. Prospect Park Audubon Center enter at Ocean Ave, and Lincoln Rd
  2. Sat Jul 4 - Sun Jul 5
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Jack and the Beanstalk

  • Price band: 1/4

Help Jack find the Giant at this fresh re-telling of the classic English

  1. Puppetworks 338 Sixth Ave, at 4th St
  2. Sat Jul 4 - Sat Aug 22
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Flaubert Frog & Friends

  • Free

At Bryant Park's 14-animal merry-go-round, kids will find this

  1. Le Carrousel Bryant Park, W 40th St, between Fifth and Sixth Aves, 10018
  2. Sat Jul 4
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Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest

  • Critics choice
  • Free

Celebrate our nation’s independence by joining an estimated 40,000 viewers

  1. Nathan's Famous 1310 Surf Ave, at Stillwell Ave, 11224
  2. Sat Jul 4
More info

Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks

  • Critics choice
  • Free

For this mother of all pyrotechnic displays, Macy's will explode more than

  1. Brooklyn
  2. Sat Jul 4
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Coney Island Fireworks

  • Free

Get ready to tilt your head back. The famed Cyclone roller coaster and

  1. Coney Island Boardwalk Boardwalk, at 10th St
  2. Sat Jul 4
More info

Hudson River Park Wild!

Get a naturalist's guide to the west side at one of these weekly wildlife

  1. Hudson River Park Battery Park City to 59th St, at West Side Hwy
  2. Sun Jul 5
More info

Rocket Park Mini Golf

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

Beneath the shadow of two retired NASA rockets, kids can tee off at this

  1. New York Hall of Science 47-01 111th St, at 47th Ave, 11368
  2. Sun Jul 5
More info

Smorgasburg

  • Critics choice
  • Free

The venerable epicurean extravaganza spends Saturdays in Williamsburg and

  1. Brooklyn Bridge Park East River between Adams St and Atlantic Ave, 11201
  2. Sun Jul 5
More info

Pier Kids 2015

  • Free

Catch family concerts, storytelling, art activities and more at Pier 6

  1. Brooklyn Bridge Park East River between Adams St and Atlantic Ave, 11201
  2. Sun Jul 5
More info

Family Performance Festival

Throughout the summer, the Central Park Conservancy will present

  1. Central Park, Great Hill W 106th St at Central Park West
  2. Sun Jul 5
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Le Carrousel Magique

  • Free

Gather at Le Carrousel, where master magicians (from popular show Monday

  1. Le Carrousel Bryant Park, W 40th St, between Fifth and Sixth Aves, 10018
  2. Sun Jul 5
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Big City Fishing

  • Critics choice
  • Free

For this aptly named program, the Hudson River Park Trust runs beginner

  1. Hudson River Park, Pier 25 West St at North Moore St
  2. Sun Jul 5 - Sun Sep 27
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SummerStage Global Family Day

  • Free

There are tons of concerts for adults at SummerStage, but this show is

  1. Central Park SummerStage Mainstage Rumsey Playfield, Central Park, enter at Fifth Ave and 72nd St
  2. Sun Jul 5
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NYC Audubon Summer EcoCruise

  • Price band: 2/4

Hands-down the best thing to do as a family on a summer Sunday night,

  1. South Street Seaport, Pier 17 Fulton St, at Water St
  2. Sun Jul 5
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Front Row Cinema

  • Free

Head to the water's edge for free outdoor film screenings every Wednesday

  1. South Street Seaport 19 Fulton St, at Front St
  2. Sun Jul 5
More info

Beat The Heat Drop-In Activities

  • Price band: 3/4

Little ones can seek solace from the muggy weather with Monday drop-in

  1. 92Y 1395 Lexington Ave, at 92nd St, 10128
  2. Mon Jul 6
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PuppetMobile presents Tales of Brier Rabbit

  • Free

CityParks' roving puppet truck rolls out a summer production that tells

  1. Various locations
  2. Mon Jul 6 - Sun Aug 30
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Hudson RiverKids

  • Free

Head to the river this summer to see your favorite NYC performers put on

  1. Hudson River Park, Pier 25 West St at North Moore St
  2. Mon Jul 6
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Automatic Studios Movie Arts Camp

  • Price band: 4/4

Kids get to be part of a team and make their own movie in a just one week

  1. Automatic Studios Made in NY Media Center, 30 John Street, between Jay and Pearl Sts, 11210
  2. Mon Jul 6 - Sat Aug 15
More info

Family Fun Nights at Shipyard Park

  • Free

Take the crew to sit waterside in Hoboken's Shipyard Park, where they'll

  1. Shipyard Park 13th St, at Shipyard Ln
  2. Tue Jul 7
More info


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