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The ten best things to do this weekend for NYC kids: June 30--July 1

Zoom down Luna Park's historic coaster in honor of the . 25 cents per ride for the first 85 minutes (starting at noon).

FREE At this workshop, children of all ages can experiment with audio and lighting installations to create a collaboration of shadows and sounds at the Czech Center's new exhibit "Orbis Pictus: Play Well."

FREE Take in performances by the Red Trouser Show and the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, then join in a family dance party at the in St. Mary's Park.

At the opening weekend of CMOM's , a space where top designers lead kids in a series of hands-on programs, kids can watch a performance of Potted Potter, then participate in a magic wand--making workshop. Free with museum admission.

FREE Watch performances by the Destiny African Children's Choir, play mancala and peruse the marketplace's colorful wares at the , held in Commodore Barry Park.

Watch Spider-Man perform stunts, chat with spider specialists from the zoo, and climb up a rock wall like Spidey himself at the Bronx Zoo's Spider-Man Day. Free with zoo admission.

Stand in awe of "," an enormous, pointy 3-D star made of blue fabric that actually cleans the air around it, opening today at MoMA PS1. Free with suggested admission.

FREE Tots can drop into the JCC in Manhattan's recently renovated for an afternoon of playtime.

All weekend
Little sailors are invited to climb aboard and explore five historic ships at Hudson River Park's . Prices vary.

Meet and take pictures with Dora the Explorer, watch wacky circus acts, and check out over 150 rides and attractions at . $9, children under 13 $7, children under 34 inches free.

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