Picks Of The Week: August 1-3

Wash Day at Lefferts Historic House in Prospect Park
Wash Day at Lefferts Historic House in Prospect Park

Get some exercise this weekend! Bike or walk at Summer Streets on Park Avenue or take workshops at the “We Like to Move It” Astoria Park Shore Fest! Little ones can dance their heart out at the Bubble Party at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan or the whole family can groove to the beat of Sweet Spot Festival’s Jamaican Indepen-Dance. To cool off, enjoy Wash Day at Prospect Park.

Friday, August 1

Bubble Party
Children’s Museum of Manhattan
Ages 4 & Younger
Your little ones can dance their heart out at this fun bubble party at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan! Sing and dance in the PlayWorks TM Lab while museum educators blow festive bubbles. Free with museum admission.

Saturday, August 2

Summer Streets
Park Avenue
All Ages
Celebrate the streets of New York City! Play, run, bike, or walk along seven miles of Park Avenue, from Central Park to the Brooklyn Bridge. Families can participate in arts and crafts workshops, enjoy live musical performances, salsa dance, zip line, climb a climbing wall, and more! Free

Sweet Spot Festival: Jamaican Indepen-Dance
West Harlem Pier
All Ages
Sweet Spot Festival, a free family-friendly event series that promotes the music, culture, art, and commerce of Harlem, is hosting a Jamaican Indepen-Dance Cooler Fete! Enjoy a live performance from Nardo Ranks and sounds from Rice & Peas and Herbert Holler. There will also be a picnic area, food vendors, and a vintage market. Free

Sunday, August 3

Wash Day
Prospect Park
All Ages
Help Prospect Park Alliance clean 19th century reproduction clothing and cool off in the summer heat at Wash Day! Participants will do laundry the old-fashioned way without electricity, using tubs, washboards, and bar soap. $3 suggested donation.

Astoria Park Shore Fest
Astoria Park
All Ages
Want to get active? Astoria Park’s Shore Fest, which is meant to showcase the potential of Shore Boulevard in Astoria, is throwing a “We Like to Move It” party. All ages can enjoy physical fitness activities and games! Stretch, bend, move, and learn with the Manhattan skyline as a background. Free

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