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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 Creative Commons/Dan Nguyen/Flickr
Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Dan Nguyen/Flickr Manhattanhenge

Sunday, May 29

Manhattanhenge 2016

It's back! Four evenings each year, the sun falls in perfect alignment with NYC's East-West numbered streets, creating a one-of-a-kind sunset view. Word to the wise: the phenomenon, dubbed "Manhattenhenge" by Hayden Planetarium director—and Cosmos star—Neil deGrasse Tyson, is best seen from larger streets like 14th, 34th, 42nd, 57th and 79th. All ages.

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Various locations Monday July 11 2016 - Tuesday July 12 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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Central Park , Central Park Sunday June 12 2016 - Sunday June 26 2016

“Vikings Exhibition”

Travel back in time to the Viking Age from the 8th to 11th centuries in this historical exhibition. Featuring more than 500 artifacts—many never seen before outside Scandinavia—it immerses visitors in Viking culture and allows them to learn more about Viking family and community, religion and rituals, travel and trade, aristocracy and slavery and the roles of women. As visitors view artifacts like Viking helmets, wrought brooches, gold and silver pendants, the oldest known Scandinavian crucifix and swords, they’ll gain a broader understanding of Norse craftsmanship and Viking mythology. Highlights of the exhibition include the Gokstad II, a replica of a Scandinavian Viking Boat and interactive experiences like excavation of a virtual boat grave and a Scandinavian board game. All ages.

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Discovery Times Square , Midtown West Until Monday September 5 2016

Loisaida Festival

The Lower East Side celebrates Puerto Rican and Latino culture at this annual fest, which is now in its 29th year. Avenue C plays host to tons of great music and food, plus awesome kid-friendly activities like the Healthy Living Zone (10th St), which provides free dental screenings for kids, the Theater Lab (La Plaza Cultural Community Garden on 9th St) and the Eco-tech and Science Zone, which includes the uber cool BioBus mobile laboratory (9th St). All ages.

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29 May 2016

"Dinosaurs Among Us"

Learn how a very special group of dinosaurs evolved into the creatures we call birds today via the American Museum of Natural History's new exhibit "Dinosaurs Among Us." Expect to see life-like models (including a 23-foot-long feathered tyrannosaur named Yutyrannus Huali) and rarely-seen dinosaur fossils. All ages.

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American Museum of Natural History , Upper West Side Until Monday January 2 2017
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