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.

Take a Harry Potter-themed tour, write eco-poetry 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.

Watch Barbie in Transmitter Park

Transmitter Park | Details
July 26, 8 to 11 pm

Drop into Transmitter Park with your picnic blanket and your family for this free outdoor movie night event. This week, watch as Barbie goes on a journey to save Barbieland while learning about what it means to be human. 

Learn About Architecture for Animals

The Skyscraper Museum | Details
July 27, 10:30 to 11:30 am

Animals are skillful architects—from beehives to birds’ nests, animals create spaces best fit for their needs. But now, they’re moving into the big city! We will dive into the relationship between architects and their clients, as kids choose their favorite animal and design an apartment based on its needs! Does a giraffe need an apartment with tall ceilings? Kids will use their imaginations to design homes for animal families (like an urban Noah’s Arc!) while considering accessibility, health, and views.

Settle in For Storytime with New York Public Library

Backyard at Hudson Yards, Public Square & Gardens | Details
July 27, 11 am to 12 pm

The beloved New York Public Library hosts a free monthly immersive storytime 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 storytime.

Write Eco-Poetry

Colonels Row on Governors Island | Details
July 27, 11 am to 1 pm

Come imagine a healthy future for humans and nature during a free poetry workshop in the Climate Imaginarium on Governors Island. To build a just and resilient future, we must begin by imagining it. This event is organized by the NYC Climate Writers Collective and will spark creativity in everyone, whatever your writing comfort level!

Take a Harry Potter-Themed Tour

Walt Whitman Birthplace | Details
July 28, 10 am to 4 pm

Celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday at six different museums in Huntington, including the Walt Whitman Birthplace. Take a specialized Harry Potter-themed tour, test your knowledge of the book series, get some themed treats and more. 

Jam to the Music of the Beatles on the Balcony

The Long Island Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame Museum | Details
July 28, 3 to 4 pm

The Long Island Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame will present the “Beatles on the Balcony” Free Concert featuring The Liverpool Shuffle performing LIVE music in the first ever free outside concert off the Long Island Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame’s terrace in Stony Brook Village. Don’t forget to pack your lawn chairs!

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Super Soccer Stars

<p>Soccer Stars is New York’s most popular youth educational soccer program! With 24 years of experience under our cleats, we have positively impacted over one million kids in our local community by putting the FUN in FUNdamentals in our weekly classes and camps.</p> <p>At Soccer Stars, we use the soccer ball as a vehicle to help children not only improve their soccer skills, but develop self-confidence and physical literacy, improve gross motor skills, build teamwork, and hone socialization skills. Our highly trained coaches and early childhood experts lead an age-specific curriculum with a low kid-to-coach ratio so every child gets individual attention and can grow at their own pace.</p> <p>Kids ages 1-12+ can join our seasonal programs, including Parent & Me, FUNdamentals, Development Training, and Travel Soccer. Join us at one of over 80 locations in neighborhoods across across Westchester County, Connecticut and New York, available 7 days-a-week:</p> <p><strong>Connecticut:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Cos Cob</li> <li>Greenwich</li> <li>Port Chester</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>Westchester:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Briarcliff</li> <li>Eastchester</li> <li>Mt. Kisco</li> <li>New Rochelle</li> <li>Ridgefield</li> <li>Scarsdale</li> <li>White Plains</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>New York City:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Bronx</li> <li>Inwood</li> <li>Upper West Side</li> <li>Upper East Side</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>Can’t find a class or location that fits your schedule? Soccer Stars also offers private classes for small groups or individual training. Let our coaches come to you with a completely customizable program, anytime, anywhere. Birthday parties are also available! </p>

Color Me Mine

<p>Color Me Mine Upper West Side proudly stands as a minority woman-owned studio, and we've been an integral part of the Color Me Mine franchise system since 2018! Pottery painting isn't just an activity; it's a captivating and inclusive experience that transcends age and skill levels.</p> <p>At Color Me Mine Upper West Side, we extend a warm invitation to dive into a realm of creativity, self-expression, and connection. Families, friends and teams grow stronger bonds when they create memories together, and at Color Me Mine, we're here to help facilitate those moments.</p> <p>Whether you're seeking a delightful family outing, a unique date night, or a solo adventure, our paint-your-own-pottery studio offers boundless possibilities. Step into our welcoming space in the heart of Lincoln Center and unleash your inner artist. Create unforgettable memories as you craft beautiful ceramic masterpieces to cherish for many years to come.</p> <p>Color Me Mine Upper West Side is also the preferred venue for celebrations of all kinds. Whether you're planning a birthday party, a baby or bridal shower, a team-building event, a gathering for college groups, an enriching field trip, or an adventure with scouts, we've got you covered. Our versatile space and passionate team provides the perfect setting for creating unforgettable memories and fostering creativity in every guest.</p> <p>Join us at Color Me Mine Upper West Side, at 177 Amsterdam Avenue in New York City where every visit promises a fun journey of color, joy, and artistic exploration!</p>

British Swim School - Long Island

<p>The premier learn-to-swim provider for people of all ages, offering programs for children ages 3-months through adults.  British Swim School uses gentle teaching methods and a survival-first approach to help people of all experience levels become safer, stronger swimmers. British Swim School’s safe, fun, and effective instructional program has made it the preferred choice for parents and students for over 40 years. Come see the British Swim School difference!</p>