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  • Calendar

    Hogwarts At The Library At Bloomingdale Library

    Calling all Harry Potter fans! Come celebrate J.K. Rowling's birthday at Bloomingdale Library. Test your knowledge from Harry Potter and the... [more]

    Sweetbeatz In Riverside Park

    Sing along with kiddie artist Sweetbeatz in Riverside Park's Hippo Playground.  Take theafternoon to have fun on the swings and jump between... [more]

    Music in the Grove: Baby In Tune In Fort Greene Park

    Attend Fort Greene Park Conservancy's free summer concert series, Music in the Grove, on Wednesday to listen to soothing baby... [more]

    JazzReach: “Yes Indeed” In Madison Square Park

    Introduce the kids to American blues music during JazzReach’s “Yes Indeed!” program. This one-hour interactive performance will showcase the Southern... [more]

    SummerStage Kids: Janice Marie Robinson’s Melodic Magic In Alfred E. Smith Park

    Join Janice Marie Robinson's interactive vocal performance, where your kids will be able to sing along and dance to fun melodies.... [more]

    Rhythm And Sound At Yorkville Library

    Practice playing the drums up onstage with professional percussionists at Rhythm and Sound, hosted by New York Public Library's Summer... [more]

    Animation Block Party At BAM

    Make it a cartoon weekend when you visit the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) for its 12th annual Animation Block... [more]

    Midtown International Theatre Festival: “Rock N’ Roll Mother Goose” At Davenport Theatre

    The 16th annual Midtown International Theatre Festival is here! Bring your family to see "Rock N' Roll Mother Goose," an... [more]

    Complete the Cityscape! At The Museum Of The City Of New York

    Check out the exhibition "Saving Place: Fifty Years of New York City Landmarks" at the Museum of the City of New... [more]

    Summer Streets 2015

    Beginning this Saturday, the streets along Park Avenue from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park will be closed to car... [more]

    National Parks Weekend At The Bronx Zoo

    Celebrate the beauty of our national parks at the Bronx Zoo this weekend! All ages can participate in bird watching... [more]

    Hindu Lamp Ceremony In Brooklyn Bridge Park

    Immerse yourself in some fun, cultural traditions! See a traditional Hindu Aarti ceremony–a religious ritual worship where lights are offered to... [more]

    Family Sunday With The Mets At Citi Field

    Batter up! Bring the family to Citi Field this Sunday to watch the Mets take on the Washington Nationals. As... [more]

    Boogie On The Boulevard: Summer Sundays

    The Bronx Museum presents "Boogie on the Boulevard: Summer Sundays" where the center lanes of the Grand Concourse from 161st... [more]

    Bark In The Park at MCU Park

    Take your dog to a ballgame! The Brooklyn Cyclones invite baseball fans to bring their dogs to the annual "Bark... [more]

    Nature’s Fury Exhibit At American Museum Of Natural History

    It’s difficult to understand why there are earthquakes, volcanoes, tornadoes, and hurricanes on our planet. In Nature’s Fury: The Science... [more]

    Skippyjon Jones Snow What (& The 7 Chihuahuas) At The Lucille Lortel Theatre

    Theatreworks presents a brand new musical as part of its free summer theater series, called "Skippyjon Jones Snow What."  The production,... [more]

    “Hunger Games: The Exhibition” At Discovery Times Square

    Young Katniss Everdeen devotees will not want to miss “Hunger Games: The Exhibition,” at Discovery Times Square. This immersive exhibit invites... [more]

    Nature’s Fury Exhibit At American Museum Of Natural History

    It’s difficult to understand why there are earthquakes, volcanoes, tornadoes, and hurricanes on our planet. In Nature’s Fury: The Science... [more]

    Young Sprouts Gardening In Rockefeller Park

    Young Sprouts is a gardening program where children ages 3-5, along with their chaperones, get the opportunity to plant seeds,... [more]

    “The Helpers Of The Secret Annex” At The Anne Frank Center USA

    On the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII in Europe, the Anne Frank Center's latest exhibition, "The Helpers of... [more]

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