July events for kids in NYC

These fantastic July events for kids include fun outdoor activities, 4th of July events, fireworks and more
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These amazing July events for kids will help you maximize your month! Families spending their summer in the city have plenty to look forward to, including amazing fairs and festivals, new performances, outdoor activities for kids, trips to your favorite local restaurants with play areas and even more great stuff. Don't forget to celebrate our independence with great 4th of July for kids events!

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Best July events for kids in 2018

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"Art, Artists & You"

icon-location-pin Children's Museum of Manhattan, Upper West Side

The Children's Museum of Manhattan is putting little visitors in the driver's seat. “Art, Artists & You,” a combination of an art studio and exhibit, encourages children to explore the creative process with several main components: working on stop motion animation, crafting a model of a pet or contributing to a wall hanging. “We want visitors to consider what it means when art is made of familiar object and materials, and how they can use these everyday items to make something new that expresses their thoughts, aspirations, and personal perception of the world,” David Rios, Children’s Museum of Manhattan’s director of public programs and the exhibit’s curator, said in a statement. All ages. 

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Ripley's Relic

icon-location-pin Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square, Midtown West

Believe it or not, Ripley's has uncovered yet another way to blow visitors' minds! This time, museum-goers have the option to tackle a new immersive experience titled "Ripley's Relics." Here, they'll be able to tackle high-tech equipment (with the help of a guide) to uncover unusual symbols that were discovered right in the venue's home: Times Square. Think you have what it takes to crack the code? All ages. 

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Free outdoor movies for NYC kids

In summertime, outdoor movies (all free!) are a great new twist on your usual living room movie nights! Pack a picnic and your folding chairs and head for these amazing parks, piers and rooftops to see family favorites from our 50 best kids' movies  or the best new kids' movies on Netflix under the stars!