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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 Andrew Kelly

Sunday, July 24

Sprinkler Day

Soak up some fun when fitness center Asphalt Green cranks up its high-powered sprinklers and invites kiddos to go nuts. It's free to attend and tykes even get a complimentary flavored ice on their way out. All ages.

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23 Jul 2016

Bug Day

Become one with six-legged creatures at this annual insect-themed event. Brave kiddos can taste insect delicacies, meet a local beekeeper and check out live creepy crawlers and carnivorous plants. All ages.

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24 Jul 2016

Celebrate the Caribbean!

The Brooklyn Children's Museum presents a day of fun festivities honoring the Caribbean Islands, inviting youngsters to create a crown for the West Indian Day Parade, join a family dance party with Father Goose, learn how to make Jamaican punch and more. All ages.

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24 Jul 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 , Central Park Sunday July 31 2016 - Sunday September 4 2016

Going Places - The Technology of Transport

Little pilots will love this new hands-on exhibit at the New York Hall of Science, where they can explore different modes of transportation. Kiddos can fly a plane on a flight simulator, ride a mini hovercraft and guide a blimp through hoops, all while learning about gravity, wind, currents, waves and friction. All ages.

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New York Hall of Science , Queens Until Sunday September 18 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 31 2016 - Sunday September 4 2016

Hudson River Nature Walk

Embrace the summer sun and head to the park’s esplanade to embark on a guided nature walk where naturalists will educate guests on wildlife. Meet at the Christopher St. fountain. All ages.

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Hudson River Park , Downtown Sunday July 31 2016 - Sunday September 25 2016

Shell-Ebrate Oysters!

Did you know that oysters filter water, engineer reef habitat and keep shorelines stable? Learn about how oysters benefit the health of the Hudson River as you work with the park staff to restore them. Ages 5 and up.

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Hudson River Park, Pier 25 , Tribeca Sunday July 31 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 31 2016 - Sunday August 28 2016
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