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Things to do with kids in NYC this Sunday

Discover the family-friendly events where you can while away your Sunday with the little ones.

Hip Tot Family Day at Greenwood Park

Hip Tot Family Day at Greenwood Park Photograph: Marielle Solan

Sunday, August 24

Hip Tot Family Day

  • Free

Celebrate the end of each month with Hip Tot–quality entertainment. Cool off in July with Underwater Adventures, featuring a reading by Melanie Hope Greenberg of Mermaids on Parade, seaside crafts with Barking Cat Studio and a sing-a-long with Suzi Shelton (July 27). In August, bring hungry kiddos to enjoy some Lakeside Water Fun and entertainment by Father Goose, Mr Marc the MC and DJ Beyonder, plus storytime (Aug10), then hit up a back-to-school themed event with theater by Jason and story time with Caron Levis reading Stuck with the Blooz (Aug 24). September brings with it a Toot Your Own Horn bash featuring Vinny Nobile of the Trummytones and a music-themed art project with Barking Cat Studios (Sept 28). Finally, gear up for a Halloween Hullabaloo complete with Theater Fun with Jason, creepy crafts and a reading of Have You Seen My Dragon by Steve Light (Oct 26). Events on June 15, July 13 and Aug 10 will be held at Lakeside at Prospect Park while events on July 27, Aug 24, Sept 28 and Oct 26 will be held at Greenwood Park. Ages 2 to 5.

  1. Greenwood Park 555 Seventh Ave, between 19th and 20th Sts, 11215
  2. Sun Sep 28 - Sun Oct 26
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KidAround at SEE/CHANGE: Stacey Peasley

The South Street Seaport hosts KidAround events featuring live music, storytelling, games and more as part of their SEE/CHANGE Summer series. Groove to kid-friendly jams and have a dance party when The Pop Ups (8/10), Lesley and the Flying Foxes (8/17) and Stacey Peasley (8/24) come around; then finish off the summer performances with a pop and rock concert from Hot Peas n' Butter (8/31). All ages.

  1. South Street Seaport 19 Fulton St, at Front St
  2. Sun Aug 31
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Pete the Cat at the Strand

  • Free

Get ready for a weekend of back to school shenanigans with Pete the Cat as he visits the Strand bookstore! Wearing his special school shoes, Pete will be reading stories and participating in some groovy arts and crafts with his mini admirers. If he’s feeling spontaneous, he might even bring some magic buttons for his visitors. Pete will be stopping by Saturday, August 23rd and Sunday, August 24th from 2-3pm. This event is open to the public. All ages.

  1. Strand Book Store 828 Broadway, at 12th St
  2. Until Sun Aug 24
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Family Performance Festival

Throughout the summer, the Central Park Conservancy will present eco-friendly performances for families every Sunday. Discover intriguing tales through storytelling with the Storycrafters (June 15), Jackson Gillman, (June 22), Diane Edgecomb (August 3), and Story Laurie (August 24). Bounce around to musical and dance performances by Billy B, the natural science and dance Man (June 29), Bash the Trash (July 20), Roger Tincknell (August 10), the Youth Company (August 17), and rockin' Uncle Eye (August 31). Play along with puppets at the Bugaboo Review Puppet show (July 13) and watch circus performers excite the crowd at EarthCapades, the Earth Circus (July 27). Explore the environment of Central Park on an educational adventure with George Steele (July 6). All ages.

  1. Peter J. Sharp Children's Glade, Central Park W 103rd St, Central Park West
  2. Sun Aug 31
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Macy's Sunday Story Time 2014

Each Sunday, young history buffs learn about the city's past by reading a book cherrypicked for the DiMenna's late-morning storytime. In honor of the just-opened exhibit, Madeline in New York: The Art of Ludwig Bemelmans, kids will spend the month of August revisiting tales of the curious Parisian girl. Following a reading of Madeline Says Merci (8/10), tots can discover Italy in Madeline and the Cats of Rome (8/17), embark on a spooky adventure with the mischevious Pepito in Madeline and the Old House in paris (8/24) and visit Washington D.C. in Madeline at the White House (8/31). In September, the theme jumps to historical presidents, including the silly So You Want To Be President? (9/7), followed by Madeline at the White House (9/14), Grace for President (9/21) and everybody's favorite aardvark, Arthur Meets the President (9/28). Ages 4 to 7.

  1. New-York Historical Society 170 Central Park West, between 76th and 77th Sts
  2. Sun Aug 31
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