• Weekend Planner: Fun Family Activities in NYC (July 18-20)

    Jeff Koons Family Day At Whitney + Best Smoothies Ever + Bridge Parks Rock + Much More

    By New York Family

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    How cool is this? From sailing to cruising to water taxiing to riding The Beast, we put together an Ultimate Guide to Enjoying the Hudson River. Water fun! 

    Want a healthy—and delicious—treat for your little one this summer? Try one of these local smoothie spots. Tastebud heaven!

    WEEKEND PLANNER

    FRIDAY

    Enjoy a movie under the stars with the family at Pier 46 at Hudson River Park. “Ghostbusters” is playing July 18th. Don’t forget the popcorn! (Friday)

    Join the Children’s Museum of Manhattan in making a textured picture of the beach using materials like sand and seashells. Plus, learn new vocabulary. Be creative! (Friday)

    At Best Summer Ever Under the Tent at the New York Hall of Science, learn all about living a healthy lifestyle through scavenger hunts, demos, workshops, and more at this great summer series. Get healthy! (Friday)

    Join FiDi Families at FRONT/ROW lawn at South Street Seaport each Friday for fun kids’ activities including arts & crafts, storytelling, music, and more. Have a blast! (Friday)

    SATURDAY

    Don’t miss out on Citibabe’s Hamptons Family Fun Day! Explore premier brands while the youngsters get their faces painted, enjoy music, and do fun activities. Head to the beach! (Saturday)

    Explore the multimedia graffiti artist work on display at the Museum of the City of New York, and then make your own collage featuring your name. Get crafty! (Saturday)

    Called the “Jimi Hendrix of the Dulcimer” by NPR, Max ZT performs his world-influenced music at Brooklyn Children’s Museum. Listen to his unique sound! (Saturday)

    Arts and crafts projects, live performances, and interactive tours are all part of the annual New Museum Block Party, which is hosted at Sara D. Roosevelt Park. Celebrate outdoors! (Saturday)

    Celebrate the Whitney’s new exhibit “Jeff Koons: A Retrospective” with a fun family opening! Kids will love pieces like the giant sculpture of a balloon dog and a larger-than-life Play-Doh sculpture. Admire the art! (Saturday)

    SUNDAY

    Join Brooklyn Bridge Park for this special themed Pier Kids! Learn about the history and engineering of the Brooklyn Bridge, then enjoy art and interactive activities based around those concepts. Learn something new! (Sunday)

    Bring the entire family to Queensbridge Park for Queens Family Day to enjoy jazz performances by Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Rashida Brombay, and more. Make it a day with face painting and music and dance workshops. Free fun! (Sunday)

    The Scholastic Store is celebrating Harry Potter for the entire month of July! Each day of the week has a different theme, and this Sunday holds a fun Creature Feature. Guests will get to meet animals of the wizarding world. Potter time! (Sunday)