Family Fun in Manhattan This June

There's no shortage of fun things to do this summer in Manhattan! Here are our top picks for what to do and where to visit while you're in the city this June!


Celebrate Israel!

One of NYC’s largest events, the Celebrate Israel Parade is back for the 55th year. Spanning almost 20 blocks on Fifth Avenue, more than 30 floats, musical performances, 15 marching bands, and 40,000 marchers will join in blue and white. The 2019 theme for groups and floats is “Only in Israel,” named after the Hebrew song “Rak B’Yisrael.” Sunday, June 2; 11am-4pm; Ages: All. Free. Fifth Avenue, from 57th-74th streets;; 212-843-9223.

Dive into All Heritages

Celebrate diversity with vendors from all five boroughs as they highlight cultures from all around the world. Performances, activities, shopping, games, and food are just some of the multicultural aspects of the 10th anniversary of the NYC Multicultural Festival. It will celebrate cultures of all kinds at two locations on two dates; Saturday, June 1; 12-6pm; St. Nicholas Avenue, 141st-145th streets, Harlem. Saturday, June 8, 11am-7pm; Jackie Robinson Park, 85 Bradhurst Ave., West Harlem. Ages: All. Free to attend. 347-938-9335.


Children’s Museum of Manhattan

This museum for kids is home to five floors of hands-on learning, programs, discovery, and fun. Learn about dance, art, health, water, and of course play in the variety of exhibits the museum has to offer. Kids can play in the Dynamic H2O exhibit while learning about the role water plays in NYC’s environment.

Visit it: 212 W. 83rd St., Upper West Side; 212-721-1223;

Can’t-miss event: Father’s Day Duct Tape Creations, Saturday, June 15, 11am-1pm and 2-4pm; all ages.


Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Empower your family to embrace their creative sides at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithonian Design Museum. Learn about contemporary and historic design through exhibits such as Nature by Design, which highlights how nature and design intersect. The Immersion Room allows visitors to contribute to the art using ‘the Pen’ to select digital images or sketch their own designs.

Visit it: 2 E. 91st St., Upper East Side; 212-894-2950;

Can’t-miss event: Morning at the Museum (access for individuals with cognitive and sensory processing disabilities), Saturday, June 1, 9-10:30am


Main Image: The Immersion Room at Cooper Hewitt invites visitors to use ‘the Pen’ to select wallpapers to project onto the museum walls. Courtesy Cooper Hewitt