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Free summer activities for kids

Pump up your summer with our picks of the best summer activities for kids, from family-friendly festivals to cool concerts

Photograph: Courtesy Angelito Jusay

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When the balmy weather hits NYC this summer, you'll want to take off on a few weekend getaways with the family, but don't stay away too long! There's so much seasonal fun to be had, and we've rounded up tons free summer activities for kids to keep it cheap. From cool street fairs and festivals to high-energy outdoor activities, these events provide plenty of entertainment to make sure your youngsters' summer days are not so lazy.


Hannah D
Hannah D

Awesome things to do on the cheap!