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    Kids get free rein over many NYC roads during Summer Playstreets

    Wed Jul 1

    Summer Playstreets

    Summer Playstreets Photograph: Ben Asen

    Playing in the streets will be safe and fun for NYC kids thanks to the Police Athletic League's annual, free program As a part of its Summer Playstreets Program, the Police Athletic League will close off certain city roads to traffic, giving kids plenty of safe space for outdoor activities. Since 1914, the program has blocked off public areas each summer to maximize playtime for NYC kids. From July 6 through August 21, 8am to 5pm, kids in all five boroughs will have the opportunity to jump in sports, sidewalk games and other free summer activities, including Double Dutch, basketball and hopscotch in designated areas. They'll also take in art and culture thanks to community education, recreation and cultural arts stations. With 40 locations, there's bound to be a streetful of fun to ensure your kids have the best summer ever. Check out the full list of playstreet locations below and visit palnyc.org or call 212-477-9450 for more information. MANHATTAN PLAYSTREETS 109th Street  ...

    See who won the 2015 Father's Day photo contest!

    Mon Jun 29

    Adrian and Alyse (6), Bay Ridge

    Adrian and Alyse (6), Bay Ridge

    The votes are in! Take a look at the adorable winning photo in this year's Father’s Day photo contest A big congratulations to the winners of our Father's Day photo contest, Adrian and his daughter Alyse, 6, from Bay Ridge! We love this shot of Alyse taking the wheel with dad at one of NYC's awesome amuseument parks! This adorable pair is taking home the grand prize of four tickets to see Matilda the Musical on Broadway—we hope you enjoy the show! Thank you to all the readers who submitted photos and voted for their favorite of the top 10. Now get out and enjoy 4th of July in NYC with the kiddos! You might also like Summer activities for kids in New York City 4th of July in NYC Outdoor activities for kids The best family vacations from NYC

    Here's this summer's lineup for Broadway in Bryant Park

    Wed Jun 24

    Broadway in Bryant Park

    Broadway in Bryant Park Photograph courtesy of Bryant Park Corporation

    Catch free, live Broadway performances from shows like Finding Neverland, The King and I, Wicked and Matilda starting July 9 Your family's lazy afternoons in Bryant Park are about to get amped up with lots of star power! Broadway in Bryant Park, hosted by 106.7 Lite FM, returns to one of our favorite NYC parks in July, bringing cast members from our favorite Broadway shows for kids to the outdoor stage for free performances. Thursdays at 12:30pm from July 9 through August 13, families can catch live dance numbers and hear hit showtunes from big-name productions like Wicked, Finding Neverland, Phantom of the Opera, Matilda and The King and I. Radio DJs, famous co-hosts and the stars of some Off Broadway shows will be in the mix as well, bringing tons of top-notch theater to you and the kids at no cost—a whole lot less than the price of tickets for the Great White Way! Check out the full schedule below and get the the park early to make sure the kids have a great view. Thursday, July...

    The best new kids' movies on Netflix in July

    Tue Jun 23

    The Penguins of Madagascar

    The Penguins of Madagascar courtesy DreamWorks Animation

    These new-to-Netflix films will have you and the kids wanting to settle in for a family movie marathon There are so many fun things to do this summer, including street fairs and festivals and lots of free outdoor movies that you and the kids can watch under the stars. If the weather doesn't cooperate (or the little ones just need some time to chill), queue up one of these new kids' movies on Netflix or catch one of the awesome summer movies hitting theaters.   Piglet's Big Movie (2003) Avail 7/1 Our tiniest and most timid friend from the Hundred Acre Wood stars in his own feature film—at least until he goes missing! After Piglet is snubbed during a honey harvest due to his size, he wanders off, leaving pals Eeyore, Rabbit, Tigger, Roo and Winnie the Pooh worried. Using his scrapbook, the crew sets out to track down their little friend.    Penguins of Madagascar (2014) Avail 7/15 Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private are back in this 3-D animated sequel to Madagascar 3: Europe's Most...
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