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    Check out photos from Wave Hill Welcome Home Weekend (slide show)

    Mon Jul 8

    Welcome Home Weekend: Wave Hill House reopens on July 6, 7

    Welcome Home Weekend: Wave Hill House reopens on July 6, 7 Photograph: Filip Wolak

    The Wave Hill House in the Bronx welcomed back visitors of all ages with craft projects, special tours, garden strolls and live music. After a two-year-long renovation, Wave Hill celebrated the reopening of its historic house with a free family fete on Saturday, July 6 and Sunday, July 7. Visitors toured the historic mansion, explored the expansive gardens, listened to live music by the folksy Mary Courtney and Morning Star, and participated in a collaborative tapsetry-making project. Kids also made and decorated adorable paper pineapple hats in the revamped Kerlin Learning Center, located inside the Wave Hll House. (Going forward, the institution's popular Family Art Projects, including the upcoming My Green Heaven, will take place in this space.)RECOMMENDED: Family attractions in NYCScroll through our slide show, above, to see all of the day's action (including beautiful shots of the garden's grounds and adorable images of kids in their pineapple creations). Below, watch a...

    Ben & Jerry’s is giving away free ice cream through August 6!

    Mon Jul 8

    Celebrate National Ice Cream Month with free treats from the Ben & Jerry’s roving truck, plus a special new flavor just for New Yorkers. Good news for ice cream fans: The Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Truck will be roving around the city through August 6 to give New Yorkers a taste of the company's newest Greek flavors (Liz Lemon, Raspberry Fudge Chunk and Banana Peanut Butter). Families can celebrate National Ice Cream Month (National Ice Cream Day is Sunday, July 21) by following the truck's location on Twitter at @BenJerrysTruck, or by trying your chances at convincing the ice cream–mobile to stop by your neighborhood—and quickly become the coolest parent in town—using the hashtag #OMGFreeBenJerrys. Get the rest of the sweet deets at the City Churned website.RECOMMENDED: Free things to do with kids this summerThe ice cream company is also awarding NYC yet another honorary flavor, this time chosen (and named!) by you—there's already a New York Super Fudge Chunk flavor. Voters can...

    See who won Time Out Kids' 2013 Father's Day photo contest!

    Mon Jul 8

    Pawel with Nely, 13, Maya, 10 and Lily, 6, from Forest Hills.

    Pawel with Nely, 13, Maya, 10 and Lily, 6, from Forest Hills.

    The votes are in! Read on to see which dad won our annual Father's Day photo contest and tickets to see the New York Liberty play at MSG. We received so many adorable entries for our annual Father's Day photo contest, and we now have a winner! Congratulations to Pawel, pictured here with Nely, Maya and Lily, from Forest Hills, Queens. Pawel will receive tickets to a New York Liberty game. Thanks to everyone who entered, and click here to view our nine other finalists.   You might also like Celebrity dads on Father's Day 2013 NYC kids tell us why they have the best dad in the world 50 things to do in the summer Download our July 2013 calendar

    Broadway in Bryant Park begins Thursday, July 11

    Sun Jul 7

    Broadway in Bryant Park

    Broadway in Bryant Park

    Young theater lovers can enjoy free performances by the casts of some of their favorite Broadway and Off-Broadway shows at this weekly series. Broadway musicals are a great outing for parents and kids of all ages, but that fun can come with a pretty steep price tag when you’re shelling out for multiple tickets. That’s why Broadway in Bryant Park, hosted by 106.7 Lite FM, is so awesome. Starting on Thursday, July 11, the summer series presents free lunchtime performances by the casts of Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals al fresco in Bryant Park. RECOMMENDED: Free things to do with kids this summer in New York CityWhile some performances are for a decidedly adult audience (F#%king Up Everything and Chicago on July 18, Avenue Q on July 25), there’s a great lineup of kid- and tween-friendly shows making appearances as well, including Cinderella, Pippin, Stomp and iLuminate: Artist of Light on July 11; The Phantom of the Opera on July 18; Rock of Ages and the Gazillion Bubble Show on...

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