While boating and picnicking in Central Park are well and good, we're particularly enamored with the idea of running, jumping, hiding and aiming.
MakerState, a non-profit that provides NYC children with STEM-based educational activities—is bringing the fun outdoors with laser tag in Central Park, and we're a bit bummed that the opportunity is only for those ages 7–12. For $25, parents can sign their kiddos up for an adventurous Friday evening (June 15 at 4pm).
Youngsters will be pleased to know that the event will be inspired by Fortnite and parents can enjoy the fact that MakerState laser tag is founded on a geometry theme, so it's equal parts entertaining and educational. Learning is certainly not restricted to the classroom, and this program is proof.
Before your crew heads out for an action-packed adventure, there are a few things to note. Attendees must wear closed-toed shoes or tennis shoes in order to participate. While there's certainly a lot to do (including capture the flag, too), don't forget to check out the MakerState swag available at the event, too.
Can't swing by on June 15? No sweat! There's another opportunity to play outdoor laser tag at Prospect Park the following morning (June 16 at 9am). Though we still have two weeks before the fun kicks off, you should register ASAP, as registration is limited to the first 16 participants who sign up.
Lots of luck kicking laser tag butt!
If you can't make it to these cool events, plan a day at the best laser tag in NYC, spend time outdoors with a few hours at these fun kids' playgrounds and refuel with scoops and shakes at NYC's most delicious ice cream shops.