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.

June is here! Celebrate by checking out museums, spending time outside and more. From museum exhibitions to outdoor adventures, there’s something for families to explore in the city that never sleeps.

Race on the Electric Eden Raceway


Your family can take the fun and competition of Mario Kart to the streets this summer, right in the shadow of Coney Island’s Thunderbolt in Luna Park. Take a spin on Luna Park’s newest attraction!

Shop at the FAD Market at Governors Island

Governor’s Island | Details
June 15 & 16, 11 am to 5 pm

FAD Market is back on Governors Island for its fourth annual monthly residency. Featuring a rotating lineup of over 40 of the city’s emerging makers, designers, artists, and small businesses, the market will feature handcrafted jewelry, art, apparel, bath and body care, tableware, home furnishings, artisanal packaged food, and more.

Hit the Beach


Grab your towels: beaches are open for the season! Nothing says summer quite like hitting the beach, and there are plenty of beaches in NYC and on Long Island to check out. Kick of the season with a day on the beach. 

Partake in Renaissance Shenanigans at a Shakespeare Faire

Kew Gardens Cinema Park | Details
June 15, 12 to 3 pm

All Are Invited to a Shakespeare Faire in Kew Gardens! Be part of the audience to enjoy scenes from Shakespeare’s famous plays and perhaps participate in the Shakespeare Insult Contest. Step up to the microphone to read a favorite sonnet (there are 154 to choose from). Wear a costume to the Faire and/or design a flower crown or Robin Hood Hat at the Arts & Crafts Table.

Enjoy Egg Rolls, Egg Creams and Empanadas

Museum at Eldridge Street | Details
June 16, 12 to 4 pm

23rd Annual Egg Rolls, Egg Creams, and Empanadas Street Festival! Museum at Eldridge Street’s Egg Rolls, Egg Creams, and Empanadas Street Festival returns this June! Celebrate the diverse traditions that give the Lower East Side and Chinatown its identity. The festival fills Eldridge Street (between Canal and Division) with a medley of Jewish, Chinese, and Puerto Rican tastes, sights, sounds, and crafts for folks of all ages to enjoy.

Go to a Carnival, Festival or Parade


June is full of festivals, carnivals and parades for the whole family all month long! We’ve rounded up some of the best ones coming up in NYC, Long Island and Rockland and Bergen counties. 

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The School at the Mark Morris Dance Center

<p><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;" data-sheets-value="{" data-sheets-userformat="{">The School at the Mark Morris Dance Center offers year-round, community-based dance and music programming in a fully inclusive and nurturing environment, located in the heart of the Brooklyn Cultural District. The School’s diverse and professional faculty provides progressive and non-competitive instruction with all of our classes accompanied by live music. Though we are a non-recital school, there are opportunities for students to perform and for parents to see their dancers in action.</span></p>

USC Gymnastics & Baseball Training Facility

<p><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;" data-sheets-value="{" data-sheets-userformat="{">We offer sports activities, after school programs, birthday parties & private lessons for kids ages 3–13 years! Our gymnastics classes are a great way to keep your child active and healthy. We strive to empower and challenge children through the sport of gymnastics.</span></p>