• Free Family Events This Weekend! (May 23-25)

    The Intrepid Museum’s Summer Movie Series, a Memorial Day fair and dance-off, and a family-art project at Wave Hill!

    By Emily Murphy, Emanuelle Block
    Family Art Project at Wave Hill. From wavehill.org

    Family Art Project at Wave Hill. From wavehill.org

    Have all the fun without spending a dime! For even more great options, check out our weekend planner.

    Friday, May 23

    Summer Movie Series: “Top Gun”
    Intrepid Museum
    7:30pm
    A unique way to experience the ‘80’s classic “Top Gun”, while aboard an actual military aircraft carrier!  Enjoy this free feature film under the stars, and right on the flight deck.  Bring your lawn chairs, picnic basket and blanket.

    Saturday, May 24

    Memorial Day Fair
    Sunnyside Gardens Park
    12pm-5pm
    Looking for ways to spend Memorial Day weekend? Check out this family friendly fair at Sunnyside Gardens Park! This all ages event will offer tons of great activities to celebrate the beginning of summer, including carnival games, bouncy castles, a rock wall, an obstacle course, and much more! Don’t miss a performance from Dixieland Band, a clown magic show, and cute booths with face painting, a kiddie nail salon, and temporary tattoo parlor for the little ones.

    Sunday, May 25

    Memorial Day Dance Off
    West Harlem Pier
    2pm-9pm
    As part of the summer-long Sweet Spot Festival, a free family friendly event series, this special Memorial Day Dance Off is one stellar way to kick off your Sunday shoes! Meant to celebrate the diverse community and historical depth of Harlem, the festival and its dance off will host groovy music, yummy food, and awesome art. 

    Family Art Project: Wash-Away Patio
    Wave Hill
    10am-1pm
    Wave Hill’s visiting artist Em Rooney shows how to create your own unique 
    environment for spring outdoor fun.  Using air-dry natural clay, make an inventive “patio” to take home, with fossil-like imprints and structural features.  Then leave your patio in the rain and see how it dissolves and returns to nature.  Free admission until noon