Tue Apr 8 2014
Photograph: Luciana Golcman
Saturday, August 2
Sit atop the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum's flight deck to see a set of adventure-themed flicks that the tween set will love. On tap for this year's series: Top Gun (May 23), Independence Day (July 10), Gravity (July 17), Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (July 24), The Hunt for Red October (July 31), Spaceballs (Aug 7) and Captain Phillips (Aug 14). All ages.
- Critics choice
From Park Ave at 72nd St to Centre St at Brooklyn Bridge; visit nyc.gov/summerstreets for details. For this three-Saturday event, nearly seven miles of NYC turf from the Brooklyn Bridge all the way to Central Park will be cleared of vehicles, creating a pedestrian paradise complete with food and entertainment. This edition’s offerings are still being planned, but expect perks like free bike and rollerblade rentals, a rock-climbing wall, a zip line, and refreshing water sprinklers and misting stations. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for outdoor art installations, too. All ages.
Families can sing and dance with Lloyd H. Miller in a monthly sing-a-long event. Each event will feature songs, stories, skits, movies, and more, to teach kids about the history of Brooklyn. Ages 5-10.
BAM's Arts in the Gardens series, in partnership with the New York Restoration Project (NYRP), will host free dance workshops for kids in beautiful community gardens in Brooklyn this summer. The kids can learn to bust a move through movement and hip hop instruction as well as games while enjoying the public green spaces. Kinetic Kids workshops let by Urban Bush Women (7/12, 8/9, 8/16) and Hip Hop workshops with Cora Dance (7/5, 7/19, 8/2) allow budding dancers to explore different styles in a natural setting. Ages 5 to 12.
Head to Harlem for a monthly dance party, artisan market, and tasty treats. This year's highlghts include a Father's Day weekend bash in June, a Jamaican Indepen-dance in August, and more. All ages.
Share your thoughts