Things to Do This Weekend in NYC with Kids

Things to Do This Weekend in NYC with Kids
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Things to Do This Weekend in NYC with Kids

We’re back with another round up of weekend activities for NYC families! Discover the best family-friendly activities and events happening in New York this weekend.

Make a succulent terrarium, celebrate Moth Night or watch a free movie in Transmitter Park. From museum exhibitions to outdoor adventures, there’s something for families to explore in the city that never sleeps.

Fill-A-Truck with Room to Grow

Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum | Details
July 19, 10 am to 2 pm

Room to Grow is hosting a Fill-A-Truck donation event where residents can bring donations of new or gently used baby and toddler items, to help fill resource gaps for more families in the New York region. The organization will collect urgently needed items, such as toys for ages 0 to 3, board books, and toddler clothing. This Fill-A-Truck will be a fun event for the whole family, with games and treats for children.

Meet Goats at Goatham Festival

Riverside Park | Details
July 19, 11 am

Celebrate the return of seven goats to Riverside Park at this free festival! Enjoy refreshments and treats from local vendors, live music performances throughout the day, explore new Goatham merchandise, and engage in educational activities for all ages.

Make a Succulent Terrarium

Fountain House Gallery | Details
July 19, 3 to 5 pm

Create succulent terrariums in bottles, to add a wow element to your collection of conversation breakers. You’ll take home clear instructions on how to maintain your new tiny world healthy and thriving!

Witness the Magic of Amore

Emma Clark Library | Details
July 19, 6:30 to 7:30 pm

Fast paced and original, this one-of-a-kind performance utilizes magic, illusion, comedy, music, and audience participation! Magic of Amore performs on Emma Clark Library’s front lawn.

Watch a FREE Movie in Transmitter Park

Transmitter Park | Details
July 19, 8 to 11 pm

SummerStarz is a series of four free, wonderful family-friendly movies at Transmitter Park presented by Town Square, a local nonprofit organization. This weekend, enjoy Wonka starring Timothee Chalamet. Come early to snag a good spot on the grass. Enjoy the gorgeous Brooklyn waterfront until the movie starts at sunset.

Race the Narrows

2 Violet Rd, Mastic Beach | Details
July 20, 9 am to 12 pm

Mastic Beach Conservancy is excited to bring you Race The Narrows, a water race that will bring together paddle enthusiasts of all levels to support conservation efforts in the Mastic Beach community. All proceeds will go toward Mastic Beach Conservancy’s mission of preserving the more than six miles of publicly accessible waterfront parkland around the Mastic Peninsula and protecting the natural beauty and biodiversity of the area.

Write About the Nature of Change

Colonels Row on Governors Island | Details
July 20, 11 am to 1 pm

Come write a healthy future for humans and nature during a free poetry workshop in the Climate Imaginarium on Governors Island. This event will be led by the NYU Slam Poets Club, supported by the NYC Climate Writers Collective and will spark creativity in everyone, whatever your writing comfort level!

Celebrate Moth Night

Staten Island Museum | Details
July 20, 7 to 10 pm

Stay up late and celebrate National Moth Week! Revel in the beauty and learn about the life cycles and habitats of moths. Featured activities include looking closely at Museum specimens like a hummingbird moth and tulip-tree silk moth, glow-in-the-dark art activities – making a “UV Light Moth”, shadow dancing, examining Cooper Keane’s Mobile Monarch Museum, and a night hike through Snug Harbor with Director of Natural Science, Colleen Evans and friends. Don’t forget your flashlight!

Do Puppy Yoga

Bideawee’s Manhattan Adoption Center | Details
July 21, 10 am to 11 pm

Children ages 8 and up and their families are invited to attend this one-of-a-kind class led by Shari, featuring Bideawee adoptable puppies.

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