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Hudson River Park's new Science Saturday program is perfect for curious kids

Written by
Danielle Valente

Manhattan's westside waterfront park is taking its 20th anniversary bash seriously by offering a slew of free activities for New Yorkers big and small.

From outdoor movie nights and fitness programs to food festivals and music events, Hudson River Park is certainly bringing its A-game this summer. Families have a lot to look forward to, particularly with the new addition to the lineup, "Science Saturdays." Little ones might want to get their lab coats ready for the adventure. 

On June 2 (at Pier 45), July 14 (at Pier 84) and Aug 11 (at Pier 25) from noon–4pm, families are invited to experiment with in hands-on activities in the coolest classroom in NYC. What better place to participate in nature DIYs and examine microscopic findings than the great outdoors? Hudson River Park’s Estuary Lab backs the programming, so prepare for an ecological-focused itinerary such as touch tanks, performances from Mad Science and even catch and release fishing, among other activities.

Though the events are free, pre-registration for the program is highly recommended. Moms and dads can do so here

Even better news? Pier 26 of Hudson River Park is set to undergo a few exciting renovations, so visitors can look forward to new fields, playground an education center. Looks like your weekends are going to be booked! 

Hudson River Park is between Battery Place and W 59th St (212-627-2020, 

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