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Things to do with kids in NYC this Sunday

Discover the best family-friendly events for making the most of your Sunday with the kids

Photograph: Courtesy Central Park

Sunday, June 26

Annie, AbunDantly!

This uplifting play from AbunDance Academy of the Arts follows little orphan Annie as she grows up and becomes the first female African-American president. Featuring Broadway professionals and Academy students and set to the music of Tchaikovsky and Celia Cruz, plus classic movie soundtracks and live African drumming, this vibrant production will inspire your little ones to dream big. All ages.

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Until Sun Jun 26

SummerStage Kids

The popular interactive performing arts festival returns this year with nearly 100 free events happening in over 30 parks throughout the city. This year's lineup boasts the usual variety of excellent, fun-filled acts: comedy and juggling from the Gizmo Guys (July 14, 15), African diaspora–rooted dance from Rashida Bumbray (July 15), Latin-inspired tunes from jarana-player Sonia de los Santos (July 27), storytelling and tap dancing from Joseph Webb (Aug 1), funky hip-hop jams from Secret Agent 23 Skidoo (Aug 7, 8, 11) and lots more. Visit cityparksfoundation.org to see the full schedule. All ages.

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Various locations Wednesday July 6 2016 - Sunday August 21 2016

Pinkalicious The Musical

Based on the bestselling children's book series, Pinkalicious revolves around a little girl who eats too many pink cupcakes and contracts Pinkititis, turning her entirely pink. At first, her new color seems like a dream come true, but she soon realizes that it might not be such a good thing. Your little one will be tickled pink by this delightful musical. Ages 2-7.

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ArcLight Theatre , Upper West Side Sunday July 3 2016 - Sunday August 28 2016

Discovery Walks for Families

Get to know Central Park's resident plants and bugs at the popular Discovery Walks series, where families use Discovery Kits (which include kid-friendly binoculars, magnifying glasses, field guides and other tools) to dig into the Park's urban forests, with the help of Central Park Conservancy experts. Visit centralparknyc.org to register to explore the Hallett Nature Sanctuary (May 29), the North Woods (June 12) and the Ramble (June 26). Ages 5 and up.

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26 Jun 2016

Harlem Meer Performance Festival

Critics' pick

Fill your summer Sundays with jazz, world and Latin jams at this lakeside performance series featuring world-class acts like Iroko La Banda (June 19), Orlando Marin (July 24), Joaquin Pozo (July 31) and Garifuna International (Aug 14). We recommend bringing a blanket and picnic lunch for the family to enjoy—when you're not busy dancing, that is. Visit centralparknyc.org the see the full schedule. All ages.

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Central Park, Charles A. Dana Discovery Center , Lenox Hill Sunday July 3 2016 - Sunday September 4 2016

Big City Fishing

Critics' pick

For this aptly named program, Hudson River Park runs beginner lessons in multiple locations throughout the summer. Kids can learn the rod-and-reel basics, and get familiar with the types of fish that swim the local water—the program has an emphasis on river ecology and education. Ages 5 and up.

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Hudson River Park, Pier 25 , Tribeca Sunday July 3 2016 - Sunday September 18 2016

Pier Kids

Catch family concerts, storytelling, art activities and more on Sundays at Pier 6 throughout the summer. Each week features performances from kid-friendly bands, dance troupes and puppet companies, plus an outdoor pop-up reading room from the Uni Project and art projects from Private Picassos. Pier Kids kicks off in June with Suzi Shelton (6/19) and Wildlife Theater (6/26). July features A Royal Shindig and Brooklyn Beanstalk (7/3), Arm-of-the-Sea Theater (7/10), Hot Peas ‘N Butter (7/17), You Must Be This Tall (7/24) and Meet the Animals (7/31). The series closes with Shira & Friends (8/7). All ages.

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Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 6 , Brooklyn Heights Sunday July 3 2016 - Sunday August 7 2016

Family Performance Festival

Throughout the summer, the Central Park Conservancy presents eco-friendly performances for families every Sunday at noon. Attend a Father's Day dance party with Aly Sunshine and Funkytown Playground (June 19), bop along with the musical storytelling of Diane Edgecomb (July 10) and Catskill Puppet Theater (Aug 14) and participate in scientific experiments with Mad Science (Sep 4). Visit centralparknyc.org for the full list of activities and performances. All ages.

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Central Park, Great Hill , Upper West Side Sunday July 3 2016 - Sunday September 4 2016
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