• Free Family Events This Weekend! (August 22-24)

    The Wizard of Oz, The Brighton Jubilee Festival, Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day, and much more!

    By New York Family
    The Wizard of Oz at Brighton Beach

    The Wizard of Oz at Brighton Beach

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

    Friday, August 22

    “The Wizard of Oz”
    Hudson River Park
    8:30pm
    All Ages
    Come to Hudson River Park’s Pier 46 on Friday, August 22nd, at 8:30pm to watch 1939′s The Wizard of Oz as the sun sets over the Hudson! Beverages and snacks can be bought at the concession stand and popcorn is free. Runs 102 minutes.

    Saturday, August 23

    Pier 6 Family Field Day
    Brooklyn Bridge Park
    10am-1pm
    All Ages
    Get active at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s special Family Field Day at Pier 6! This lively group of events includes sports like volleyball, basketball, and soccer, as well as fun games like potato sack and relay races.

    Blues BBQ
    Hudson River Park
    2pm
    All Ages
    Combine your family’s love of Blues and BBQ! Hudson River Park’s Pier 84 is hosting this scrumptious festival with America’s best blues and roots musicians along with three of the city’s tastiest barbecue joints (Mighty Quinn’s Barbecue, Delaney Barbecue, and Dinosaur Bar-B-Que). 

    Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day
    USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
    9:30am-4pm
    All Ages

    Tennis fans and otherwise will have a blast at the Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day in Flushing Meadows, Corona Park! With free family activities like face painting, 10 and under tennis, hair beading and braiding, and appearances by beloved Nickelodeon characters (Spongebob and Patrick, Dora and Diego), the day will be nonstop fun. Don’t miss the special stadium show at 1pm! Grounds activities are free, stadium shows from $10

    Sunday, August 24

    Brighton Jubilee Festival
    Brighton Beach
    10am-5pm
    All Ages
    Come to the annual Brighton Jubilee Festival on Sunday, August 24th to experience multiple entertainment stages, shopping booths, kiddie rides, and some great food. Considered a Brooklyn tradition, the Jubilee was created 37 years ago and attracts an average of 125,000 visitors so don’ t miss out!

    NYC Volkswagen Traffic Jam
    Governors Island
    10am
    If your little ones can’t get enough of cars, take them to see this classic VW show! The NYC Volkswagen Traffic Jam is a spectator-judged, vintage Volkswagen car show. Enjoy a picnic, a view of the New York Harbor and Statue of Liberty, as well as 100 Beetles, buses, Dune Buggies, and more. Registration is not required for spectators.