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The best things to do in NYC with kids this week

Look no further for the best things to do with kids this week including festivals, concerts, museum exhibits and more

Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/Victoria Pickering

Wow! There are plenty of epic ways to enjoy the warmer temps this week. Check out your favorite NYC playgrounds, visit Governors Island NY and enjoy a refreshing cocktail at one of these kid-friendly bars on Friday.

For more things to do, check out our favorite 101 things to do with kids in New York City and our favorite free activities for kids too.

Things to do with kids July 25–29


Summer activities for kids in NYC

These awesome summer activities for kids will keep your family active and engaged throughout the city's sunniest season. You and the little ones can visit NYC parks and even explore delicious eats at our favorite family restaurants, plus you can see our top family attractions (think epic amusement parks, institutions like Discovery Times Square and more)!

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By: Allie Early

Summer Dance! at the NMAI

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This summer series gives you and your kids a chance to explore Native American culture and history with the help of artist and educator Ty Defoe, who engages audiences in discussions and leads little ones through an interactive presentation that includes traditional singing, storytelling, flute demonstrations and hoop dancing. Ages 2 and up.

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National Museum of the American Indian , Financial District Until Thursday July 28 2016

Stories in the Garden

Bring little ones to Wave Hill's spectacular public garden where they can listen to stories, join in sing-alongs and watch fun puppets. Each week boasts a different nature-related theme, like "Plink! Plunk! Stories About Water" (Aug 3) and "Creepy Crawlies and Wiggly Wormies" (Aug 10). Ages 3 to 6.

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Wave Hill Public Garden and Cultural Center , The Bronx Wednesday July 27 2016 - Wednesday August 10 2016

Live at SeaGlass

Start the weekend on a high note with the SeaGlass Carousel's new free weekly music series featuring the Gordon Webster Septet (July 1), the Ghost Tran Orchestra (July 15), Svetlana & The Delancey Five (July 19) and more. All ages.

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Battery Park , Financial District Friday July 29 2016 - Friday August 19 2016


Journey to Neverland to explore the backstory of Peter Pan's fairy friend in this spritely new musical. All ages.

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Pearl Theatre Company , Hell's Kitchen Thursday July 28 2016 - Sunday July 31 2016

Learning is Delicious!

This cute weeklong program by Portfolio School introduces your little ones to circuitry, graphic design and more—you'll even learn how to build your own ice cream maker and create your own flavor of ice cream! As a bonus, the event is also free if you get a friend to sign up—just let the team know (917-912-3149) and they'll refund your ticket.

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Tribeca Community School , Tribeca Until Friday July 29 2016

River Rangers Club

During these club session, kids learn about the Hudson River Park ecosystem through interactive lessons and live animal demonstrations. Kids will discover the significance of the park’s wildlife like crabs and seahorses through discovery-based science experiments and nature-inspired crafts. Ages 5 to 9.

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Hudson River Park, Pier 46 , Tribeca Thursday July 28 2016 - Monday August 29 2016
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