• Free Family Events This Weekend (June 27-29)

    Central Park’s Fishing and Water Celebration, a Family Performance Festival, Tangled in Crocheron Park, and more!

    By Emily Murphy, Jaime Rochelle Herndon, Kelsy Kershaw
    Family Performance Festival: Billy B, the Science and Dance Man. Photo from centralparknyc.org

    Family Performance Festival: Billy B, the Science and Dance Man. Photo from centralparknyc.org

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

    Friday, June 27

    Crocheron Park
    All Ages
    Come enjoy a movie in the park when “Tangled” plays in Crocheron Park in Queens. The screening will take place on the grassy area near 35th Ave and the Cross Island Parkway.  (718) 352-4793 x301 or email michael.agnello@parks.nyc.gov

    Saturday, June 28

    Fishing and Water Celebration
    Central Park: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center
    All Ages
    Little marine biologists get the chance to embark on some aquatic adventures at Central Park’s Family Fishing and Water Celebration! Ooh and aah over microscopic organisms living in the Harlem Meer, try your hand at fishing, or go on a guided water walk. Other highlights include environment-themed live jams from Billy B. and the tale of New York City’s water supply from Arm of the Sea Theater and their puppets!

    Family Day
    Roger Morris Park: Morris-Jumel Mansion
    All Ages
    Get out in the sunshine at Roger Morris Park’s Family Day! Kids can play colonial games, make historical crafts, and take free docent-led tours of the museum to celebrate the beginning of summer. Don’t miss a special musical guest, award-winning flutist and composer Yael Acher, at 2pm!

    Sunday, June 29

    Family Performance Festival
    Central Park
    All Ages
    Enjoy an afternoon on the wild and crazy side of natural science with “stand-up chameleon” Jackson Gillman. He’ll show you the wonders of our natural world through stories and songs. 
    It’ll be the best educational experience you ever had. Not to mention it’s in the heart of the beautiful Central Park. Why miss an afternoon of learning, growing, exploring and fun?

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