Picks Of The Week: August 1-3

By Emily Murphy

The Sweet Spot Festival at West Harlem Pier, the Astoria Park Shore Fest, a Bubble Party at CMOM, and much more!

Wash Day at Lefferts Historic House in Prospect Park Wash Day at Lefferts Historic House in Prospect Park Get some exercise this weekend! Bike or walk at Summer Streets on Park Avenue or take workshops at the "We Like to Move It" Astoria Park Shore Fest! Little ones can dance their heart out at the Bubble Party at the Children's Museum of Manhattan or the whole [more]

Weekend Planner: Fun Family Activities in NYC (July 25-27)

By New York Family

American Indian Pow Wow + Family Day At Lincoln Center + Free “Lightning Thief” Show + Much More

Join the Kratt Brothers for a live animal demo at the Bronx Zoo! Photo from bronxzoo.com   Join the Kratt Brothers for a live animal demo at the Bronx Zoo. Photo from bronxzoo.com HOT OFF THE BLOG Enjoy the beauty of the summer season with our favorite cool outdoor activities in and around New York City--from parks and gardens to hikes and camping to great beach destinations. Nature Calls! TADA! Youth Theater has a new musical out called "Heroes." We spoke [more]

NYC’s Best Free Pools

By Nicole Goldstein

Beat the heat in the coolest way with swimming pools across the city

John Jay Pool Cool off this summer at one of New York City’s free public pools. Yes, you heard correctly, free! You and your family can enjoy a day full of splashing and water fun this summer! John Jay Pool Bronx Claremont Pool: There outdoors pool is open from June 27 through September 1 there is plenty of time to visit. From [more]

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

By New York Family

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 JamBrooklyn Children’s Museum12:30pm-1:30pmAll AgesJoin the Brooklyn Children’s Museum this Friday for a festive summer celebration! This Learn and Play Date will encourage families to [more]

Theatreworks USA’s “The Lightning Thief” Musical Is Here!

By Tiffany Lu

Thrilling and fun in equal measure, the kids will love this free new musical!

1604848_633596896726720_1453829253434885605_n Left to right: Annabeth, Percy, and Grover. Go on a heroic adventure through the world of modern Greek mythology with The Lightning Thief, Theatreworks USA’s new musical production based on the best-selling children’s book Percy Jackson & The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. Lucille Lortel Theatre in Greenwich Village will be hosting all performances of the play for [more]

Nature Calls!

By Nicole Goldstein

Enjoy the beauty of the summer season with our favorite au naturel activities in and around New York City

Camp Orenda Camp Orenda The beautiful weather that's been shining on NYC is just perfect for getting out into nature! And while a city as urban as New York may not seem to be a natural jumping off point for au naturel experiences, we've found that there's quite a bit of outdoor fun and fresh air to be enjoyed [more]