June 12, 2014

Weekend Planner: Fun Family Activities in NYC (June 13-15)

Best Amusement Parks + Ice Cream Heaven + Father’s Day Fun + Much More

By New York Family


NYC Kids Fest at Morningside Park


*Check out our roundup of amusement parks near New York City—pack the car and get ready for some warm-weather fun!

*As the temperatures rise, want to know where to find a refreshing treat? Look no further than our guide to the top 10 ice cream shops in the city.



*The New Victory Theater is playing host to “The Ballad of Pondlife McGurk.” The tale shadows Martin, a new kid in school who feels left out until he meets oddball Simon McGurk. Cheers to friendship! (Friday-June 22)

* Join Jordan Ellenberg, a mathematics professor, as he talks about his new book, How Not To Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking at MoMath’s Family Fridays event. Yay math! (Friday)

*Drop in on the Children’s Museum of the Arts to learn various painting and printmaking techniques. Get creative! (Friday)


*Children ages 8+ will love to bird watch at Prospect Park—match the chirp to the bird. Head outdoors! (Saturday)

*The Children’s Museum of Manhattan is offering several Father’s Day-themed happenings—from a tie-decorating workshop to a meet-and-greet with author Steve Metzger. Celebrate dad! (Saturday)

*Head back to the Roarin’ Twenties with Governors Island’s fabulous Jazz Age Lawn Party. Don’t miss Kidland, a special area for children with carnival games and prizes. Have a blast! (Saturday-Sunday)

*Have a Mark Twain Garden Adventure at Wave Hill—enjoy a scavenger hunt and create a package of memories when you’re done. Go on a hunt!(Saturday-Sunday)

*Take your kiddos age 5+ to uncover the mystery of how tunnels are created at Fantastic Tunnels at the Transit Museum. Learn something new! (Saturday-Sunday)

*Kids can make a mug for their father with their own image in a family workshop at Sony Wonder Tech Lab. Make some art! (Saturday)


*Enjoy NYC Kids Fest at Morningside Park—there will be face painting, art workshops, and live musical performances. Take to the park! (Sunday)

*For the seventh time in a row, the Red Hook Jazz Festival at Urban Meadow brings fantastic jazz artists to the city. Children enter for free. Listen to the music! (Sunday)

*In honor of Father’s Day, the Intrepid Museum is offering dads a special discount. Don’t miss this opportunity! All aboard! (Sunday)

*The Sweet Spot Festival’s Father’s Day Jam at Harlem’s Jackie Robinson Bandshell is a day of free music, food, games, and more. Bring the fam! (Sunday)

*Take part in a free guided nature walk at Hudson River Park with the park’s experienced naturalists. Spot the butterflies! (Sunday)

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