June events calendar for kids
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.