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June events calendar for kids in NYC

Use our June events calendar for kids to help make the most of your month! Enjoy performances, screenings, workshops and more.

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Browse our June events calendar for kids to get the scoop on all the best activities! If you’re looking for ways to enjoy the glorious weather, NYC is ready to provide families with an exciting lineup of great summer activities for kids. Bask in the sun at the city’s best swimming pools, splash parks and NYC beaches or keep cool at children's museum exhibits that will keep those young minds churning until the school year starts up again. 

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You can also go on local art and foodie hunts at NYC street fairs or catch an outdoor movie under the stars. When it comes to things to do in NYC that’ll grab and hold your little one’s attention, our June events calendar is filled with fantastic ideas!

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Peace out, chicken nuggets! NYC kids can now play food critic for a day

Think your kids would ever say “No way!” to macaroni and cheese or pizza bagels? They just might after tasting mouthwatering creations whipped up by some of NYC’s most exclusive restaurants. Spearheaded by culinary entrepreneur and restaurateur Claus Meyer, who originally founded Kids’ Table in Denmark in 2011, this unique event gives kids—usually unwelcome in fine dining establishments—the chance to put that white napkin in their lap, pull up a chair and expand their palates beyond your usual finger foods. Read the full article for more details!

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By: Time Out New York Kids in association with Kids' Table

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Hudson RiverKids

Free family performances are happening all summer long at Piers 25 and 62 thanks to Hudson RiverKids (hosted by Hudson River Park)! See Kid Ace (May 22, 25 at 4pm), the Story Pirates (June 1 4pm, June 5 6:30pm), Alex and the Kaleidoscope Band (June 12, 15 at 6:30pm), Alastair Mook (June 19, 22 at 6:30pm) and many more including Tim Kubart, Rolie Polie Guacamole and Suzi Shelton, to name a few! See Hudson River Park's website for even more details. All ages.

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Pier 62 , Chelsea Monday August 21 2017 - Sunday September 24 2017

Free Activities at Madison Square Park

Madison Square Park is the only place you and your kids need to be for fun programming running all summer long. For kid art aficionados, Tuesday mornings from 10am-12pm are the time to stop by for an exploration of the public exhibition Prismatic Park via hands-on activities. Storytime takes place each Wednesday 10am-11am on Sparrow Lawn and will feature fun, nature-themed stories you can truly enjoy while in the out of doors. There will also be the Kids Concert Series (June 8-July 27, 10:30am-11:30am) featuring awesome bands like Tim & The Space Cadets and Mister G. All ages.

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Madison Square Park , Flatiron Until Sunday October 1 2017

Double Dutch

Ever wanted to learn the fine art of playing double dutch without getting tangled up on the ropes? If so, Double Dutch Empire is a hosting open ropes sessions at Pier 2 with instructors on hand to show off basic moves to all skill levels. All ages.

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Brooklyn Bridge Park , Brooklyn Heights Wednesday August 23 2017 - Wednesday August 30 2017
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"Maker, Maker"

Explore the D.I.Y. "maker" culture through Paul Laster and Renée Riccardo's curated experience, which dives into the relationship between fine art and craft. You'll see everything from woodworking and macrame to collage, ceramic art, papier-mâché and crochet. Exhibiting artists include: Derrick Adams, Sanford Biggers, Caroline Wells Chandler, Adam Frezza/Terri Chiao, Brad Kahlhamer, Jon Kessler, LoVid, Jason Middlebrook, Rebecca Morgan, Carlos Rolón/Dzine, and the CMA Permanent Collection. All ages.

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Children's Museum of the Arts , Downtown Monday August 21 2017 - Friday September 8 2017

Stroller Tour through History

Just because your littles can’t walk just yet doesn’t mean they can’t take a stroll through the museum. The New-York Historical Society launches its newest program in which adults can bring their children on a tour through history from their stroller. An early childhood educator will lead the way with singing, texture exploration, movement, and art-making activities all before the museum opens to the public. Ages 2 and under.

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New-York Historical Society | Manhattan, NY , Upper West Side Friday September 8 2017 - Friday December 8 2017

"Maker, Maker"

Explore the D.I.Y. "maker" culture through Paul Laster and Renée Riccardo's curated experience, which dives into the relationship between fine art and craft. You'll see everything from woodworking and macrame to collage, ceramic art, papier-mâché and crochet. Exhibiting artists include: Derrick Adams, Sanford Biggers, Caroline Wells Chandler, Adam Frezza/Terri Chiao, Brad Kahlhamer, Jon Kessler, LoVid, Jason Middlebrook, Rebecca Morgan, Carlos Rolón/Dzine, and the CMA Permanent Collection. All ages.

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Children's Museum of the Arts , Downtown Monday August 21 2017 - Friday September 8 2017
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Double Dutch

Ever wanted to learn the fine art of playing double dutch without getting tangled up on the ropes? If so, Double Dutch Empire is a hosting open ropes sessions at Pier 2 with instructors on hand to show off basic moves to all skill levels. All ages.

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Brooklyn Bridge Park , Brooklyn Heights Wednesday August 23 2017 - Wednesday August 30 2017

Coney Art Walls

This temporary outdoor museum of street art is back for the summer! This year, it’ll open with work from 21 artists on May 13, 2017 and be accessible noon–7pm through September, plus October weekends noon–7pm. Murals located at 3050 Stillwell Ave. All ages.

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Coney Island USA , Brooklyn Until Sunday October 29 2017

"MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition"

Put some of the world's quirkiest myths to the test with this Mythbusters-themed exhibit! Kids will learn if you can really huff, puff and blow a house down, pull a tablecloth off a fully-set table or if your toast lands butter-side down every time. You'll experience live demos that include visitor participation, plus cool sets and props from the show. Available with Premium Pass or Combination Pass. All ages.

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Liberty Science Center Until Monday September 4 2017
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Bargemusic

Brooklyn Bridge Park comes alive with a series of Saturday afternoon concerts with family-friendly acts. The one-hour performance will include a question and answer session with the musicians. All ages.

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Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1 , Brooklyn Heights Until Thursday August 24 2017
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