• Free Family Events This Weekend! (July 25-27)

    Ghostbusters II at Hudson River Park, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Pier Kids at Brooklyn Bridge Park, and much more!


    A Batalha do Passinho at Lincoln Center Out of Doors. From lcoutofdoors.org

    A Batalha do Passinho at Lincoln Center Out of Doors. From lcoutofdoors.org

    Have all the fun without spending a dime! For even more weekend ideas, check out our Weekend Planner.

    Friday, July 25

    Free Friday Family Jam
    Brooklyn Children’s Museum
    12:30pm-1:30pm
    All Ages
    Join the Brooklyn Children’s Museum this Friday for a festive summer celebration! This Learn and Play Date will encourage families to learn, build, and play by using big Imagination Playground blue blocks. 

    RiverFlicks Family Fridays: Ghostbusters II
    Hudson River Park
    8:30pm
    All Ages
    Head over to Pier 46 in Hudson River Park for a screening of Ghostbusters II(1989) and watch the team fight ectoplasm again! Bring a blanket and the family as you sit under the stars and enjoy the movie and free popcorn. Movies start at dusk, which is usually around 8:30pm. The movie is rated PG and runs 108 minutes.

    Saturday, July 26

    Pier 5 Family Field Day
    Brooklyn Bridge Park
    10am-1pm
    All Ages
    Enjoy the warmer weather at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Family Field Day! Pier 5 will host energetic activities like potato sack and hula hoop racing, parachute games, soccer lessons, and scrimmage games that the whole family can enjoy! Sneakers are highly recommended.

    Family Day at Lincoln Center Out of Doors
    Various plazas at Lincoln Center
    Various times
    All Ages
    Lincoln Center Out of Doors, a music-filled, three-week celebration at the plazas of Lincoln Center, is hosting a Family Day! At 1pm, A Batalha do Passinho, a teenage dance group from Rio, will lead a comprehensive workshop and dance party outlining beginner moves. At 11am and 2pm, Baby Loves Discomakes a special appearance. Parents and their tots can boogie to a live DJ during this fun afternoon dance party.

    Sunday, July 27

    Pier Kids: Wildlife Theater
    Brooklyn Bridge Park
    11am-1pm
    All Ages
    Head over to Brooklyn Bridge Park for the Central Park Zoo’s presentation of Amazing Adaptations: The Dinosaur Adventure, a show packed with fun and learning! After the performance, children can participate in dino-related art activities. Art activities start at 12 pm.

    Kid/Around with Rolie Polie Guacamole
    South Street Seaport
    2pm-4pm
    All Ages
    Rock out to the sweet stylings of Rolie Polie Guacamole at South Street Seaport! This family favorite funk/rock/folk band plays children’s music all about eating right, staying active, and living naturally. Kid/Around will also host games and story-time with favorite characters!