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.

From museum exhibitions to outdoor adventures, there’s something for families to explore in the city that never sleeps.

Get Hooked on the Summer and the Seaport

South Street Seaport | Details
May 24-27, all day

Start summer on a high note this Memorial Day Weekend at The Seaport.

Experience three days of action-filled happenings and free things to do including a 6-hour Tropical Dance party at Kokos at Pearl Alley, an outdoor Silent Disco at Tin Building, tons of incredible seafood bites, iconic drinks and al fresco happy hour all day throughout the various restaurants and bars in the neighborhood along the historic cobblestone streets.

Watch the Skies at the Bethpage Air Show

Jones Beach State Park | Details
May 25-26, 10 am to 3 pm

A number of featured guests will take to the skies at the Jones Beach air show this weekend. See feats from the army’s Golden Knights Parachute Team and other military performers, acrobatic pilot Jessy Panzer, the SUNY Farmingdale State College Flying Rams and more.

Hang with Baby Animals

Harbes Family Farm | Details
May 25-27, 10 am to 6 pm

Stop by the farm for their second annual Baby Animal Festival at Harbes Family Farm! Spend the day in the Barnyard Adventure enjoying the cutest baby goats, lambs, bunnies, and chicks on Long Island! Enjoy free live music during all three days of the festival, from 1 to 5 pm. 

Pick Strawberries


Strawberry picking is a spring and summer tradition in the northeast. Luckily, there are a ton of spots to go strawberry picking near New York City and on Long Island. While you’re there, enjoy all the entertainment that these family farms have to offer. 

Make Geometric Flowers

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum | Details
May 25, 10 am to 11:30 am

Join Bartow-Pell Museum Educator, Robin Vernuccio in this family-friendly workshop crafting geometry flowers. As part of the museum’s “Bartow is Blooming” theme this year, basic geometric shapes will be creatively transformed into petals, leaves, and stems for you to take home.

Celebrate AAPI Culture at Dragon Fest New York

Astro Place | Details
May 25, 10 am to 6 pm

Celebrate AAPI and traditional Dragon Boat Festival at this annual outdoor Chinese food & culture festival with experiential activities, tastings, and market fairs that showcases the vibrant food, art and cultural traditions from China.

Go to a Carnival, Festival or Parade


May is full of festivals, carnivals and parades for the whole family, especially on Memorial Day weekend. We’ve rounded up some of the best ones coming up in every borough, on Long Island and nearby. 

Learn About the Subway

The Skyscraper Museum | Details
May 25, 10:30 to 11:30 am

How do you get around your neighborhood? Young learners will be introduced to the many different modes of transportation available in large cities today, including trains, buses, ferries, and bikes.

Through a read-aloud of Christopher Niemann’s picture book Subway, kids will learn about one special form of New York City transit, the subway! Afterward, talk about your favorite way to get around the city and make drawings of subway art.

Take a Nature Art Hike

Von Briesen Park | Details
May 25, 11 am to 12:30 pm

Join the Urban Park Rangers on this scenic and mindful stroll through Von Briesen Park, engaging your mind and senses. Afterward, put your artistic abilities to work as we reflect on paper by sketching your experience in nature.

Enjoy Storytime with the New York Public Library

Backyard at Hudson Yards | Details
May 25, 1 to 2 pm

The beloved New York Public Library will host free monthly immersive story-time at Backyard featuring read-aloud books, songs, and rhymes perfect for children ages 0 to 12. Children can also participate in a communal art activity after story-time.

Skate with Rollerwave at Lakeside

Lefrak Center at Lakeside Prospect Park | Details
May 25, 6 to 10 pm

Brooklyn’s night skate party featuring DJs, with a skate rental and select beverage from the Bluestone Cafe included in your ticket! There will also be a special food & drink menu available, as well as more Rollerwave surprises! 

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