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The ten best things to do this weekend for NYC kids: August 11--12


Celebrate Coney Island's history with live ragtime and Dixieland music (courtesy of the Coney Island History Project) or dress up in 1920s garb for a free ride on the Wonder Wheel at . Free park entry; ticket prices vary. 

FREE Rock out with Astrograss when they play at Bryant Park's

FREE Take in a performance by creator and PBS personality Meredith LeVande in West Harlem Piers Park, part of the Summer on the Hudson PlayDates series.

Check out tunes by kiddie-folk songstress Suzi Shelton at Littlefield's Hip Tot Music Fest. $12, kids $8, nonwalkers free, family-of-four pass $35

FREE Sing songs about the NYC subway, an African safari and a starlit boat ride with pop-cabaret group at LIC Bar. 

FREE Learn about Jewish culture through puppetry, music and storytelling with at the Center for Jewish History/Yeshiva University. $5, children under 2 free.

Kids can dance and sing along to new songs from Big Birthday album in the last show featuring all four original Wiggles at the IZOD Center. $15.50--$80.50.

All weekend
FREE Travel back to 1863 and spend the day participating in family-friendly activities, listening to music and mingling with reenactors at Governors Island's Civil War Weekend.

Check out a staged rendition of Brothers Grimm stories spun into a haunting new musical in FringeJR's . $10--$18.

Watch Wendy Windstorm embark on a journey to recover Poetsville's lost verses in , part of the FringeJR festival. $10--$18.


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