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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

Photograph courtesy of Arm of the Sea Theater

Sunday, August 30

Family Performance Festival

Throughout the summer, the Central Park Conservancy will present eco-friendly performances for families every Sunday. Think and dance green to musical performances by the likes of Bash the Trash (June 21), Billy B (August 2), Diane Edgecomb (August 3), and Story Laurie (August 24). Hum and listen to musical storytelling by Play Me a Story (June 28) and Ira McIntosh (July 12). Play along with puppets like Clementine the Hipster (July 26), boogie with the butterflies presented by Central Park Zoo Wildlife theater (August 9), solve the Case of the Missing Chipmunk (August 28), and dance along to musical puppetry by Arm of the Sea Theater (August 30). Explore the environment of Central Park on an educational adventure with George Steele (August 16). All ages.

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Central Park, Great Hill, Upper West Side Until Sunday September 6 2015

Safety City

This summer, pull into Safety City, a mini road course complete with traffic lights, pedestrian crosswalks and attractions. At the Jewish Children's Museum's annual event youngsters can practice street safety as drivers on pedal go-carts and as pedetrians. Other fun activities include a yellow bus photo booth and meet-and-greets with community heroes like policemen, fire fighters, paramedics military servicemen and other real safety personnel (Sundays only). At the end of the program, the streetwise tykes will get a their Safety City license. Ages 2 and up.

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Jewish Children's Museum, Crown Heights Until Wednesday September 2 2015

Harlem Meer Performance Festival

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Fill the dog days of summer every sunday with jazz, world and Latin jams at this lakeside performance series. Bring a blanket and picnic lunch to enjoy while you listen to the Harlem Blues & Jazz Band (Aug 9), Quimbombo (Aug 16), Ebony Hillbillies (Aug 23), Garifuna International (Aug 30) and the Dee Dee LeVant Gospel Ensemble (Sept 6). See the website for a full schedule. All ages.

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Central Park, Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, Lenox Hill Until Sunday September 6 2015

Family Sundays at Citi Field

Take the whole family out for a ballgame with a few perks thrown when the Mets play at home throughout the season. Make sure to show up early and head to Mets Plaza to jump around on inflatables and enjoy facepainting, balloon artists and more. Little sluggers can snag free swag like camps, sunglasses, posters and Fatheads, plus run the bases after the game to meet Mr. Met. Ages 12 and under.

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Citi Field, Queens Until Sunday October 4 2015

Arts Island Outpost on Governors Island

Hop on board the ferry to Governors Island, where CMA will be hosting free family art workshops led by in-house teaching artists all summer long. This season's activities will be inspired by the island itself, with projects showing the importance of nature and parks. Get ready to track down natural and recyclable materials, add to installations and interact with the environment. Meet outside Building 14 in Nolan Park. Ages 1 to 12.

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Governors Island, Governors Island Until Sunday September 27 2015
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