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Things to do with kids in NYC this Saturday

Kick off your weekend and spend Saturday with the family at the city's best events and activities for kids.

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Arthur Ashe Kids' Day

Saturday, August 29

Arthur Ashe Kids' Day

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Even kids whose interest in tennis can be described as “love” (i.e., none) will still want to get in on all the fun at the U.S. Open’s 20th annual family festival, presented by Hess. This year's headliners include Brooklyn-based indie-pop group American Authors, plus hip-hop and pop performances by Bea Miller, Kalin and Myles, Natalie La Rose and Jacob Whitesides. Tennis pros Novak Djokovic and reigning men's singles champ Marin Cilic will wow the audience with exhibition matches and skills competitions to inspire budding players. Snag tickets early for the live stadium show (1–2pm) and come by with the family beforehand to check out the free activities on the grounds (9:30am–12:30pm), which include youth tennis workshops, a Hess Toy Truck obstacle course, autograph signings, face painting, storytelling and more. For the first time, ESPN2 will broadcast the stadium show live as part of their U.S. Open coverage. Ages 5 and up.

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Until Sat Aug 29

Central Park Conservancy Film Festival

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Midpark at 69th St, enter at Fifth Ave and 72nd St. This series camps out in a spot just north of Sheep Meadow for five nights straight, and this year's theme celebrates movies filmed right here in New York City. First, see Fame (Aug 25), followed by The Blues Brothers (Aug 26), Airplane! (Aug 27), Raging Bull (Aug 28) and Superman II (Aug 29). All ages.

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Until Sat Aug 29

FringeJR: Ideas, Not Theories

Bicycles, water, bodies, and marimbas- these are just a few of the musical instruments used during this theatrical percussion show that parents and kids alike will love! Ages 6-12.

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Until Sat Aug 29

Hands-On Nano Demos

Explore the itty-bitty world of nanoscience and nanotechnology through hands-on activities covering topics including properties, structure, materials and scale. No reservation required. Participation granted on first-come, first-served basis. Ages 7 and up.

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Sony Wonder Technology Lab, Downtown Saturday September 12 2015 - Thursday October 1 2015

Saturday Sculpture Workshops

Drop into Queens’ inspirational outdoor sculpture park for free family classes led by a different local artist each week. Some upcoming workshops include boat-making and racing (8/29), creature mosaics (9/5), an art and movement session that transforms the park into a discotheque (9/12), clay figures (9/19) and colorful stamp making (9/26). See socratessculpturepark.org for the full lineup. Ages 5 and up.

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Socrates Sculpture Park, Astoria Saturday September 5 2015 - Saturday September 26 2015
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