• Free Family Events This Weekend! (July 28-30)

    Have an amazing weekend without opening your wallet!

    By New York Family

    This weekend, Lincoln Center will host its Out of Doors Festival Family Weekend! Photo via lincolncenter.org.

    Have an amazing weekend without opening your wallet! For even more activity inspiration, check out our Weekend Planner.

    Friday, July 28-Sunday, July 30

    Wolf Conservation Center Pop-Up Shop
    Various times
    Paul Nicklen Gallery
    All Ages
    Join the Wolf Conservation Center at the Paul Nicklen fine art gallery in Soho for a three day pop-up shop benefiting wolves and the gallery’s own non-profit, SeaLegacy. The pop-up shop will feature items from the Wolf Conservation Center as well as limited-edition photographs.

    Friday, July 28

    Summer Delirium: Teen Night
    The Whitney Museum
    Ages 13 and up
    Teens can head to the Whitney Museum this Friday afternoon for Summer Delirium: Teen Night! Participants can explore the Museum’s latest exhibit “Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium,” make crafts, munch on snacks, and enjoy a samba performance by Harlem Samba.

    Saturday, July 29

    Rally HealthFest
    Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
    All Ages
    Kickstart your healthy lifestyle and enjoy a day in the sun with HealthFest in Nelson A. Rockefeller Park. This fun and active day will include free fitness bootcamps, spin classes, massage sessions, a photo booth and a kids area. Hosted by comedian and actor Kevin Hart, you’ll be sure to leave sweaty and feeling great! Pre-registration is required.

    Young Dancemakers Company
    Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City
    All Ages
    The New York teens of Young Dancemakers Company will be bringing their talents and originally choreographed pieces to Socrates Sculpture Park. The performances, including an excerpt by world-renowned choreographer José Límon, are inspired by current themes and will be accompanied by live music. The rain date for this event is Sunday, July 30.

    Moth Night for National Moth Week
    Pleasant Village Community Garden
    All Ages
    This Saturday evening, learn all about moths during Moth Night in Pleasant Village Community Garden! Discover what moths eat, where they live, and more as David Yakim of the Metropolitan Monarch Alliance shares his knowledge about these winged creatures. Plus special lamps will be set up to attract moths and other insects, so don’t forget to bring your camera.

    Saturday, July 29-Sunday, July 30

    Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival Family Weekend: Double Dutch
    Saturday: 10:30am-4pm; Saturday: 12-6:30pm
    Lincoln Center
    All Ages
    Double Dutch has returned to the Lincoln Center, which will be celebrating this schoolyard game turned competitive art-form during a two-day festival. Watch amazing double dutch performances and movie screenings and learn about women of color’s contribution to double dutch in NYC. Event goers can even get in on the action themselves during an open jump!

    7th Annual NYC Children’s Poetry Festival
    Governors Island
    Ages 2-18
    The 7th Annual NYC Children’s Poetry Festival is coming to Governors Island this weekend for two straight days of nonstop poetry! As part of the larger NYC Poetry Festival, this free fest sponsored by Writopia provides an amazing opportunity to experience and celebrate New York City’s vibrant poetry community. Children are invited to share their own poetry on a kids-only stage, enjoy readings, and contribute to the Poetree Forest.

    Sunday, July 30

    Music in the Grove on Sunday: Hopalong Andrew
    Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn
    Ages 0-8
    From a Central Park Ranger to a children’s music musician, Hopalong Andrew specializes in “upbeat, urban country tunes” that kids will love. Come see this special performer in Fort Greene Park as part of the Music in the Grove concert series.



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