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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 for kids

Photograph: Courtesy Julieanne Prevete for Orange Blossom Photography LLC

Saturday, July 23

Hot Jazz / Cool Garden Summer Concert Series

The Louis Armstrong House Museum presents its tenth-annual summer concert series in its serene Japanese-inspired garden. The three-date series features a birthday celebration for the legendary jazz man with music from the Gotham Kings and, of course, birthday cake (July 4), David Ostwald’s Louis Armstorng Eternity Band (July 23) and Jane Monheit's Louis and Ella Anniversary Tribute (Aug 13). All ages.

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Louis Armstrong House Museum , Queens Until Saturday August 13 2016

Bargemusic Family Concert

Head to Brooklyn Bridge Park for free chamber music concerts every Saturday all summer long. The day’s programs are announced at the beginning of each performance, so everyone is in for a surprise! Each 60-minute concert is followed by a Q&A session with the musicians. Be sure to arrive early, doors open 15 minutes before the performance and no reserved seating is available. Ages 5 and up.

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Bargemusic , Downtown Until Saturday August 27 2016

Moth Night (Snug as a Bug)

Grab a flashlight and flit over to the Staten Island Museum to celebrate National Moth Week with night walks and an outdoor dance performance of the Wild Hive Collective's Bad Woods. All ages.

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Staten Island Museum , Staten Island Saturday July 23 2016

Assemblage and Abstraction

The American Folk Art Museum invites military personnel and their families to explore its new exhibition, Fever Within: The Art of Ronald Lockett. Afterward, families can create their own works of abstract art using the same collage techniques that Lockett used. Ages 4 to 15.

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23 Jul 2016

Living History: Summer of Hamilton

Visit the New-York Historical Society any weekend in July and August to chat with historians dressed in authentic old-fashioned garb. It's a great opportunity for kids to ask questions and hear stories about life in Hamilton's time. All ages.

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New-York Historical Society , Upper West Side Until Sunday August 28 2016

Honey Day on the High Line

Celebrate the honey bee at this sweet free event on the High Line. Kids can taste artisinal honeys, spot a queen bee inside BeeKind Farms' observational hive, snack on honey-infused treats and purchase a jar of golden goodness from a local beekeeper to take home as a souvenir. High Line at 14th St. All ages.

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23 Jul 2016

Operation Slumber: Star Trek Edition

Spend the night aboard the Intrepid at these special Star Trek–themed installments of the museum's popular Operation Slumber series, where families can enjoy after-hours access to the Star Trek: Starfleet Academy Experience and the Space Shuttle Pavilion, watch classic episodes of Star Trek under the stars on the ship’s flight deck, ride in the museum’s 4D simulator, take a guided tour of the Intrepid and more. All ages.

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Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum , Hell's Kitchen Until Saturday August 6 2016

Hello Brooklyn Cruise

Learn all about NYC's hippest borough on Circle Line's new cruise, Hello Brooklyn. This two-hour, guide-narrated tour sails within 100 feet of the Statue of Liberty and covers everything from early Dutch settlers to hip-hop titans. Drinks and snacks are available from Brooklyn Cupcake, Junior's Cheesecake, McClure's Pickles and more. All ages.

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Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises , Hell's Kitchen Until Monday September 5 2016
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