• Weekend Planner: Fun Family Activities in NYC (June 27-29)

    Fishing in Central Park + World Cup Big Screens + Wonder of Storm King + Much More

    By New York Family
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    The Flax Harvest at Prospect Park

    HOT OFF THE BLOG

    The forecast looks lovely this weekend–head to Governors Island for some fun in the sun. Be sure to check out Hammock Grove and the many new additions to the land. Read all about it here!

    Check out an awesome indoor and outdoor sculpture garden in the Hudson Valley. It’s well worth the road trip, because the kids will love it. Don’t miss these 5 things to do there right now!

    And soccer fans take note: Here’s our guide to where to watch the games with kids, from Bryant Park to the Paley Center. Game on! 

    WEEKEND PLANNER

    FRIDAY

    Enjoy a movie in the park when “Tangled” plays in Crocheron Park in Bayside, Queens. Bring your own popcorn! (Friday)

    Make your own cardboard car and then watch a Winnie the Pooh movie after for a drive-in movie effect at downtown’s Ottendorfer Library. Vroom Vroom! (Friday)

    Come to the Children’s Museum of Manhattan to delight in the classic story “Rainbow Fish”—then make your own rainbow fish to take home. Get creative! (Friday)

    Mulan the Musical returns to Broadway—follow the tale of a Chinese peasant girl-turned-warrior. Get your tickets today! (Friday-September 14)

     SATURDAY

    Explore the Museum of the City of New York’s exhibit “Canvas: Graffiti Art from the Martin Wong Collection” and then create magnets featuring graffiti-style designs. Be crafty! (Saturday)

    Get out in the sunshine at family day at Roger Morris Park in Washington Heights–kids can play colonial games, make historical crafts, and take free tours of the Morris-Jumel Mansion, Manhattan’s oldest surviving house. Park it here! (Saturday)

    Study the microscopic organisms living in Central Park’s Harlem Meer, try your hand at fishing, or go on a guided water walk during the park’s Fishing and Water Celebration. Yay for the environment! (Saturday)

    Head to the New York Public Library to enjoy magical tales of alchemy told by award-winning storyteller LuAnn Adams. Listen up! (Saturday)

    Learn about Muslim culture at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan, where kids can design their own “Fanoos”—a colorful lantern used to light the streets during Ramadan. Bright idea! (Saturday)

    It’s Bug Day at the New York Hall of Science—think lessons on beekeeping, honey sampling, a lady bug release, and even bug eating for the brave. Bug central! (Saturday)

    SUNDAY

    Gear up for the Fourth of July and listen to revolutionary tales at the DiMenna Children’s History Museum! Grab a book! (Sunday)

    Join the history book club for ages 9-12 and read “A Diamond in the Desert”—then meet at the DiMenna Children’s History Museum for a discussion. Bring your questions! (Sunday)

    During Prospect Park’s Flax Harvest, see the park’s flax crop, help weed, plant, and water it, and then try out the tools used to transform flax fibers into linen cloth. Work the land! (Sunday)

    Grab the family and venture to Central Park to have some fun with Bill B, the Science and Dance Man. Sing songs about energy and biodiversity. Sing along! (Sunday)

    Check out Rockaway!, a free public art festival right on Rockaway Beach. Kid-friendly activities abound during the day—great for all ages. Beach time! (Sunday)

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