The best things to do this Memorial Day weekend with NYC kids: May 26--28

By Rachel Brodsky |
Forest Park new Carousel

We've got a great three-day weekend ahead of us, and there's no shortage of ways to celebrate the unofficial start of summer! Governors Island celebrates its inaugural weekend with a featuring performances by Astrograss, the Maybelles and Arm of the Sea Theater, and kids can watch (or participate in) a grilled-cheese cook-off and a Slow Food--sponsored taco challenge, or cool off with some Van Leeuwen ice cream, at the . What's more, city beaches open to the public on Saturday, and Fleet Week is still going strong with tons of naval activities and tall ships in town for kids to enjoy. Families can likewise take a day trip back in time to Secaucus, New Jersey's brand-new prehistoric theme park, Field Station: Dinosaurs, which also opens on Saturday, or go for a ride on the historic Forest Park Carousel, spinning in Queens this weekend for the first time since 2009. Have a wonderful long weekend!

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