Sit back and let us be your GPS to guide you and the kids through a week filled with dazzling dance, marvelous music, cute canines, terrific tennis, and some serious Shakespeare. We have it all mapped out for you.
Wednesday, August 21
¡Arriba! Community Dance Party
The High Line
Get ready to dance the night away at The High Line during their ¡Arriba! Community Dance Party. All ages are welcome to enjoy live Latin music from Nu D’Lux, a Cuban-NYC dance band that blends salsa, rumba, and danzon musical styles to create a unique sound that’s all their own. This event is free, and no RSVP is required.
Saturday, August 24
Summer Snow Day for Dogs
Spend a dog day summer morning in Riverside Park with your canine friend. Petco is hosting a Summer Snow Day where dogs can run, play, and cool down in a machine-made snow zone. While you’re there, be sure to get a free doggie ice cream treat for your pooch, plus wellness food samples. There will also be dog training and KONG toy demos throughout the day.
Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day
USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day is back! This annual tennis celebration for families will kick off the U.S. Open in Flushing Meadows, Queens. This year’s musical guests include Ariana Grande, Austin Mahone, Lawson, and Cazzette. Some of the tennis world’s biggest stars like Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, and Serena Williams will entertain the crowds with live tennis. Roam the National Tennis Center grounds for free tennis games and activities such as face painting, juggling, storytelling, hair beading and braiding, balloon art, and 10 & Under Tennis. Ticket prices range from $10 to $40.
Dan Zanes & Elizabeth Mitchell with You Are My Flower
NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
To celebrate the release of their new collaborative album, “Turn Turn Turn,” the king and queen of children’s folk music, Dan Zanes and Elizabeth Mitchell will be performing at the NYU Skirball Center. Mitchell’s family band, You Are My Flower, will join the duo on stage during this not-to-be-missed concert. Kids will especially love “Now Let’s Dance,” the album’s first single. Tickets are $25.
Romeo and Juliet
The Richard Rodgers Theatre
Orlando Bloom and Tony Award Nominee Condola Rashad will star in Shakespeare’s epic tragedy, “Romeo and Juliet.” Directed by David Leveaux, this production marks the first time in 36 years that the play will be seen on Broadway. Please note: The theatre welcomes all ages, but the adaption does include (non-graphic) mature scenes. Ticket prices start at $87.