• Weekend Planner: Fun Family Activities in NYC (June 6-8)

    The Hot Park + Egg Rolls & Egg Creams Fest + Children’s Garden Party + Much More

    By New York Family

    Sproutfest at Brooklyn Botanic Garden


    *Brooklyn Bridge Park is full of family fun—from kayaking to Sci-Fi movie screenings. Read on for the 5 things to do in the park right now!

    *Enjoy a classic NYC family experience, and head to one of the city’s many outdoor movie series venues (we’ve rounded up the best programming this summer!). 


    *Celebrate the Jazz Age in dance with the Manhattan Youth Ballet at the Manhattan Movement & Arts Center. Enjoy the show! (Friday)

    *Hear, taste, and see the music, food, and art of Germany and Brazil at the 5th annual Chelsea Music Festival. Have a blast! (Friday-June 14)

    *Enjoy an engaging technique-based workshop about painting and printmaking at the Children’s Museum of the Arts. Get creative! (Friday)


    *The Brooklyn Botanic Garden is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its Children’s Garden with Sproutfest. Head outdoors! (Saturday)

    *The Big Apple Barbecue Block Party is a two-day family food fest at Madison Square Park. Come hungry! (Saturday-Sunday)

    *For one weekend every summer, NYC residents come together on Governors Island for a series of collaborative art projects known as Figment NYC.  Bring the little artists! (Saturday-Sunday)

    *The Carnival of Love Foundation is launching its 1st annual Children’s Carnival at Central Park. The night of fun for the whole family supports children’s wellness, nutrition, and fitness. Have a great night! (Saturday)


    *BAMKids is hosting a fantastic collection of shorts from Puppets on Film—highlights include “Elmo’s Got the Moves.” Take a seat! (Sunday)

    *Families will have a blast at the 14th annual Egg Rolls and Egg Creams Festival celebrating Chinese and Jewish culture at the Museum at Eldridge Street. Mazel tov! (Sunday)

    *One of downtown’s beautiful parks adjoining the Hudson, Wagner Park is having an It’s Almost Summer Celebration complete with great art activities, plays, and music shows open to all ages. Yay for summer! (Sunday)

    *Enjoy Mary Poppins read stories and Haruka Moriyama mime a tale—followed by a family art workshop at Pono. Fun for all! (Sunday)

    *A whole city block will be closed to traffic for the Adorama Street Fair at 18th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues. Expect a petting zoo, carnival games, and circus performers. Take to the streets! (Sunday)

    *In honor of  late 20th-century photographer Alice Austen’s pug named Punch, the Alice Austen House hosts Pug Day. Bring your pup! (Sunday)

    *Favorite local musician Suzi Shelton is helping Norman and Jules Toy Shop celebrate the grand opening of their Magical Outdoor Playspace. Don’t miss this music! (Sunday)


    Click here for our full calendar of events!

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