August 18, 2011

Weekend Planner August 19-21


A Few Of Our Favorite Events And Activities This Weekend

By Gavriella Mahpour


Though summer is on its way
out, the city is still swarming with family-friendly
events this weekend. Check out our picks for the coolest flicks and fests.
(Now, let’s just hope the rain stays away!) —

FLICKS. Free outdoor movie
screenings (for families, no doubt!) are in abundance this Friday night.
Charlotte’s Place will host Family
Friday Pizza and Movie Night
where they will show the animal-filled film,
Madagascar. Teens will get a thrill out of the Spielberg dino
adventure,
Jurassic Park, playing at the Intrepid
Sea, Air & Space Museum
.
Brooklyn’s Narrows
Botanical Gardens is the perfect picturesque spot to see the ’06 animated hit Over
the Hedge
. And don’t forget about the Disney musical Tangled
showing at
Hudson
River
Park featuring the voices of Mandy Moore and Zachary
Levi.

FESTS. Now onto the many
fun-filled festivals that this weekend has to offer. On Saturday, Erin Lee and
the Up Past Bedtime Band, Still Saffire, and the Itty Biddies will all perform
during the Jam
on DUMBO Free Summer Family Festival
. The Second
Annual Wash Ave. Rocks Street Fair
will boast a summer fashion show and
local
Brooklyn restaurants will wage a tasting battle. For a Black
College Expo and youth swimming demonstrations, visit the Celebrate
Harlem Festival
on Saturday. Lastly, your child will become a kite-flying
aficionado after attending the FlyNYC
Kite Festival
, which will include free kite workshops.

Looking for even more fun? Click here for all of our weekend highlights.

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