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 and more,
Photograph: Courtesy Daniel Avila

Browse our June events calendar for kids to get the scoop on all the best activities! Make this summer an action-packed adventure using our guide to the best summer activities for kids, and be sure to browse our guide of 40+ events below (and counting) to make the most of June in NYC. Don't forget to explore our favorite swimming pools and splash parks to stay cool!

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June events calendar for kids

Photograph: Courtesy Books Are Magic

Storytime at Books Are Magic

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Each Saturday and Sunday at 10:30am this enchanting independant kids bookstore in Cobble Hill hosts a storytime. Authors read from their dazzling picture books, that can be incredibly funny, heart-warming, educational or all of the above. Be sure to check out all of the store's unique special events for children and young adult readers. All ages.

Live at the Archway
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Music, Music festivals

Live at the Archway

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The Manhattan Bridge Archway is the place to be on Thursday evenings this summer, when this free 18-week performance series serves up swing dancing, world roots music, DJs and more. Kids can swing along to jazzy beats from the Blue Vipers on July 5, watch as various dance companies stun on July 26 and much more. Visit dumbo.is to see the full schedule. All ages.

Things to do, Quirky events

Farmhouse Family Day

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Children are invited to explore the oldest house in New York City on the third Saturday of every month, for free! This event offers seasonal activities like artifact investigation, scavenger hunts, gardening and other hands-on projects. Ages 4-10.

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Things to do, Classes and workshops

Art on the Farm

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On Saturdays, Randall's Island Urban Farm invites the whole family to participate in art projects. Using inspiration from the farm life, create watercolor masterpieces, craft nature prints, and work on nature journals. All ages. 

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Theater, Interactive

The Quest for the Seven Teeth

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In this outdoor, interactive theater experience from Accomplice, children are led on a magical journey through Central Park. Children embark on a quest to help the tooth fairy's cousin find seven missing teeth, along the way they meet a cast of colorful characters and work together to complete challenging puzzles all while exploring the park. Ages 6–11. For more information visit www.accomplicetheshow.com/kids.

Photograph courtesy Andrew Kelly

Science Playground

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At the nation's largest science playground, tots learn about technology as they slide and seesaw, climb a giant spiderweb, romp in sand pits and wind their way around big trees. Be sure to bring shoes that can get wet—the water play area is a real highlight of any visit. Ages 6 and up.

Photograph: Courtesy Hudson River Park
Things to do, Performances

Hudson RiverKids

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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 (June 4 and September 6 at 4pm), the Story Pirates (July 16 and 19 at 6:30pm), Alex and the Kaleidoscope Band (June 18, 21 at 6:30pm), Ramblin’ Dan and the Freewheelin’ Band (July 23, 26 at 6:30pm) and many more! See Hudson River Park's website for even more details. All ages.