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

Big City Fishing

Big City Fishing Photograph: Courtesy Hudson River Park Trust

Sunday, June 28

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.

  1. Peter J. Sharp Children's Glade, Central Park W 103rd St, Central Park West
  2. Sun Jul 5 - Sun Sep 6
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Big City Fishing

  • Critics choice
  • Free

For this aptly named program, the Hudson River Park Trust 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 waters, with an emphasis on river ecology and education. Equipment for up to 25 participants is provided on a first-come, first-served basis at the drop-in sessions. Ages 5 and up.

  1. Hudson River Park, Pier 25 West St at North Moore St
  2. Sun Jul 5 - Sun Sep 27
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Hip Hop in the Hamptons

Join the Brooklyn Nets Kids dance team coach Jordan and Brooklynettes Captain Alexa for two hours of Hip Hop in the Hamptons. Kids will learn routines from pros straight from the Barclay's Center court. Jordan will work with younger dancers at session one, and Alexa will coach ages 13 and up at session two. All attendees will receive a special a special Brooklyn Nets gift pack. Limited spots are available for this hip hop opportunity, so be sure to pre-register at the event website. Session one 10am-12pm ages 6-12. Session two 1:30pm-3:30pm ages 13 and up.

  1. Southampton Town Recreation Center 1370A Majors Path, 11968
  2. Until Sun Jun 28
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  • Free

Hudson St between Abingdon Sq Park and W 14th St. Subway: A, C, E to 14th St; L to Eighth Ave. Families are welcome at this colorful celebration of the LGBTQ community, boasting the usual street-fair fare—live music, hilarious T-shirts, and tasty treats. Catch free concerts throughout the day, pick up information about public health, collect swag from corporate sponsors, and mingle with a crowd full of Pride revelers and shell-shocked Village residents.

  1. Manhattan
  2. Until Sun Jun 28
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They Might Be Giants

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

The Grammy-winning band hits NYC for two performances of their tunes made especially for tots. Listen up for songs from their kids' albums Here Comes Science and Here Come the 123s including "Solid Liquid Gas" and "Nine Bolws of Soup." Thanks to the show's use of low volume and mellow house lights, even the littlest ones can rock out without getting stressed. All ages.

  1. Music Hall of Williamsburg 66 North 6th St, between Kent and Wythe Aves
  2. Until Sun Jun 28
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