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Events for Kids in New York City This Weekend - August 9-August 11


Events for Kids in New York City This Weekend Photo: Michael Dougherty/Flickr 


While New York City is often thought of as a playground for adults, there's still plenty of fun activities with children. From museum specials to readings to musical performances, City Guide's collection of weekend events for kids in New York City will have your little ones never wanting to leave the concrete jungle.

Preschool Playtime - Brooklyn Public Library Kensington Branch
August 09, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join us for stories, rhymes, songs, play and new friends!

Free Summer Meals - Brooklyn Public Library Kensington Branch
August 09, 2019 - Brooklyn

During the summer, children and teens can get free lunch at the library Monday through Friday. No registration, documentation, or ID is required to receive a free lunch meal.

Free Summer Meals - Brooklyn Public Library - Eastern Parkway Branch
August 09, 2019 - Brooklyn

The Summer Meals Program provides free lunch to children ages 18 and under at hundreds of public schools, parks, pools, and libraries. Children are eligible for these meals even if they don't attend public school. No identification or registration is required.

Free Summer Meals - Brooklyn Public Library - Highlawn Branch
August 09, 2019 - Brooklyn

Please join us in having lunch at the library, that are free every Monday- Friday. We hope your child will take advantage of this wonderful opportunity and come enjoy a healthy meal with us. For children that are 18 and under.

Ready, Set, Kindergarten! - Brooklyn Public Library - Fort Hamilton Branch
August 09, 2019 - Brooklyn

In this special six-session series, families enjoy stories and activities designed to encourage the development of early learning practices. Exploring literacy, science, and math through music, stories, art, and play will help you and your child get ready for school! Families will receive free materials to continue the learning and fun at home.

Playtime for Kids - Brooklyn Public Library - Kings Bay Branch
August 09, 2019 - Brooklyn

Come and play with friends

Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) - Brooklyn Public Library Crown Heights Branch
August 09, 2019 - Brooklyn

Reading is Fundamental (RIF) is a free drop-in program open to babies, kids, and adolescents. Check-in with us on Fridays from 2-4 and earn a free book for joining! Earn another free book every third time you come!! And on your birthday!!!

Pre-School Story Play - Brooklyn Public Library - Flatbush Branch
August 09, 2019 - Brooklyn

Storytime with toys and interactive manipulatives to promote the development of cognitive and gross motor skills

Babies & Books - Mill Basin Library
August 09, 2019 - Brooklyn

It's never too early to introduce your baby to books! Hear delightful stories, learn fun songs and rhymes, play with toys, and meet other families and caregivers in your neighborhood. For ages 0-18 months.

Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom - ABT One Day Trip
August 10, 2019 - New York

Dorney Park is two great parks for the price of one in Allentown, Pennsylvania "Oh, What Fun It Is To Ride," on roller coasters, thrill and water rides. Wildwater Kingdom has a wide range of water rides. This year, Dorney Park has more thrill rides than ever before. From the adrenaline pumping rides and slides to the most exciting events all season long, Dorney Park is the place to be. Price includes roundtrip bus transportation and admission to the park.

Ready, Set, Kindergarten! - Brooklyn Public Library Kensington Branch
August 10, 2019 - Brooklyn

In this special six-session series, families enjoy stories and activities designed to encourage the development of early learning practices. Exploring literacy, science, and math through music, stories, art, and play will help you and your child get ready for school! Families will receive free materials to continue the learning and fun at home. For children ages 3-5 and their caregivers.

Watson Adventures’ Whodunit at the Met Family Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
August 10, 2019 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a unique murder mystery scavenger hunt for kids 10 and up! A killer is on the loose at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and it’s up to you to stop him! The killer has created a scavenger hunt that reveals his name, the weapon he used and where he hid the body. Follow the trail of clues throughout the museum and answer tricky questions to solve the crime. Can you figure out whodunit? Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Price includes museum admission. Advance purchase is required.

Saturday Storytime - Brooklyn Public Library Kensington Branch
August 10, 2019 - Brooklyn

Come read stories, sing songs, and have fun at our Saturday Storytime program! All ages welcome.

Saturday Storytime - Brooklyn Public Library - Eastern Parkway Branch
August 10, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join us each Saturday to hear new stories and favorite tales read aloud. All ages welcome!

Ready, Set, Kindergarten! - Brooklyn Public Library - Highlawn Branch
August 10, 2019 - Brooklyn

In this special six session series, families enjoy stories & activities designed to encourage the development of early learning practices. Exploring literacy, science & math through music, stories, art & play will help you and your child get ready for school! Families will receive free materials to continue the learning and fun at home. For children 3-5 and their caregivers.

Saturday Storytime - Brooklyn Public Library - Highlawn Branch
August 10, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join us each Saturday to hear new stories and favorite tales read aloud. All ages welcome!

Magic show featuring Randy Masters - Broadway Comedy Club
August 10, 2019 - New York

Prepare yourself for an afternoon filled with mystery and inspiration during the Magic Show, one hour show at the legendary Broadway Comedy Club. Master magician will enchant the young at heart with a dazzling display of sleight of hand tricks for kids and mentalism for adults. It is an interactive experience for the young at heart. DOORS OPEN AT 12:30 P.M. SHOW RUNS FROM 1:00 P.M. TO 2:00 P.M. Please note – there is two item food and beverage minimum requirement.

Saturday Storytime - Brooklyn Public Library - Fort Hamilton Branch
August 10, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join us each Saturday to hear new stories and favorite tales read aloud.

East New York Clothing Swap - East New York Farmers Market
August 10, 2019 - Brooklyn

Free community reuse event comes to East New York! Bring clean, reusable clothes to share and find an outfit that's new to you! You don't need to bring something to take something. Clothing, shoes, belts, hats, and accessories only, please! Outdoor event, subject to cancellation with inclement weather. Check website for updates.

Saturday Storytime - Gravesend Public Library
August 10, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join us each Saturday to hear new stories and favorite tales read aloud.

Native Son - The Duke
August 10, 2019 - New York

Running in rotating repertory with Measure for Measure, Richard Wright's groundbreaking novel of oppression, freedom and justice comes to life onstage in this timely adaptation. In the South Side Chicago of the 1930s, Bigger Thomas struggles to create a place for himself in a world whose prejudice has left him with few opportunities. After taking a job in a wealthy white man's house, he unwittingly unleashes a series of events that violently and irrevocably seal his fate. Running Time: 90 minutes without an intermission Recommended for ages 12 and up.

Watson Adventures’ High Line Hijinks Scavenger Hunt - The High Line
August 10, 2019 - New York

Come explore the Meatpacking District – the trendy neighborhood that has sprung from an area of warehouses and historic buildings – and the High Line, the former elevated railway that has been transformed into a beautiful park with great views of the neighborhood and the Hudson River. Aside from a stroll along the High Line’s gardens amidst old rails, highlights include the Chelsea Market, glitzy new restaurants, boutiques, a hotel that took in survivors from the Titanic, movie locations and more. A smartphone is required for each team to participate. Advance purchase is required.

Ready Set Kindergarten - Brooklyn Public Library - Flatbush Branch
August 10, 2019 - Brooklyn

In this special six session series, families enjoy stories & activities designed to encourage the development of early learning practices. Exploring literacy, science and math through music, stories, art, and play will help your child get ready for school! Families will receive free materials to continue the learning and fun at home!

Stapleton Stop 'N' Swap - Staten Island MakerSpace Park
August 11, 2019 - Staten Island

Free community reuse event makes a stop in Stapleton! Bring clean, reusable, portable items such as clothing, housewares, games, books, & toys that you no longer need, and take home something new-to-you, free! You don’t have to bring something to take something. This is an outdoor event, subject to cancellation with inclement weather. Check website for updates.

The Rock and Roll Playhouse Plays: The Music of Phish for Kids - Brooklyn Bowl
August 11, 2019 - Brooklyn

All Ages. By attending this event, I consent to my image (with or without my voice) being included in photographs and/or film and videotape of the event, and give Brooklyn Bowl, The Rock and Roll Playhouse and their respective licensees and assigns the absolute and irrevocable right and permission to use and publish such content in any and all media, whether now known or hereafter.

Native Son - The Duke
August 11, 2019 - New York

Running in rotating repertory with Measure for Measure, Richard Wright's groundbreaking novel of oppression, freedom and justice comes to life onstage in this timely adaptation. In the South Side Chicago of the 1930s, Bigger Thomas struggles to create a place for himself in a world whose prejudice has left him with few opportunities. After taking a job in a wealthy white man's house, he unwittingly unleashes a series of events that violently and irrevocably seal his fate. Running Time: 90 minutes without an intermission Recommended for ages 12 and up.

ArtScape Summer Camp - Harlem School of the Arts
Through August 16, 2019 - New York

The Harlem School of the Arts offers a summer of fun in the arts for children ages 4-12. ARTScape Summer Day Camp is an experience like no other. Campers enjoy a variety of classes in 4 different art forms: music, dance, theatre, and art & design. Weekly trips to NYC’s cultural destinations and afternoon swimming highlight the three 2-week sessions. Each session culminates with a performance for campers’ families and friends. Join the fun! ARTSCAPE 2019 REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Puppet Making - Private Picassos
Through August 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

Students will explore their dramatic side by creating whimsical puppets, using traditional and non-traditional materials. Projects include papier mache self portrait puppets, paper sculpture marionettes, stick puppets and theater creation! Notes • This class is drop-off optional.

Art Playgroup for Babies! - Private Picassos
Through August 26, 2019 - Brooklyn

Let your child explore art materials in a whimsical Art Studio! Leave the mess of homemade finger paint, playdough and sensory bottles with us. We'll prepare safe, non-toxic art materials for your toddler to explore. This playgroup is perfect for babies who are still exploring with their mouth. Come dressed for a mess! 12-18 months Enrollment info: $10/child $15/two siblings Pre-registration is required. We have a hard maximum of 8 children per playgroup (with 1 accompanying adult per child). Walk-ins welcome space permitting. Notes • Come dressed for a mess. While all of our homemade art supplies are washable, its bested to dress in art-friendly clothing. This applies to baby and their grown up :) • This playgroup is designed to be an exploration of new materials for babies and their caregiver, rather than a structured class.

Summer Nights at Mystic Aquarium - Mystic Aquarium
Through August 26, 2019 - Mystic

Escape the summer crowds and enjoy cool summer nights at Mystic Aquarium all at a discounted rate! Explore indoor and outdoor exhibits where you’ll encounter beluga whales, African penguins, sharks, jellies, frogs and much more. Mondays July 8 – August 26

Toddler Art Adventures - Private Picassos
Through August 27, 2019 - Brooklyn

Budding toddler artists will explore paint, crayons, oil pastels, collage materials, air-dry clay and recycled sculpture in this process-oriented art class. Themes for projects include NYC, outer space, animals, opposites, and much more. This curriculum is a great introduction to a structured class for young artists and will help strengthen their fine motor skills and ability to represent the world around them.

Raga Kids - SPARK by Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through August 28, 2019 - Brooklyn

Raga Kids July 10 – August 28, 2019 Wednesdays, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Ages 0 to 36 months Raga Kids combines multi-lingual songs and Indian Classical instruments to show kids the awesomeness of Raga music! Raga Kids presents original music and sing-alongs focusing on the culture of India and the US together, as well as the Indian equivalent of Do-Re-Mi and the language of the Tabla, in harmony with classics from the American kids songbook. Class size limited to 12 children and their caregivers. Pre-registration required.

Art in the Park! - SPARK by Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through August 29, 2019 - Brooklyn

Art in the Park! July 11 – August 29, 2019 Thursdays, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Ages 2 to 5 years Outdoor art making in Brooklyn Bridge Park! This summer we take our creative energy outside! Children and caregivers explore art making while enjoying the beautiful spring weather. We will explore nature, and get extra messy while experimenting with sensory-rich art materials suited to the outdoors. Taught by: Tirzah Jane Baker. Class size limited to 12 children and their caregivers. Pre-registration required.

Art in the Park! - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
Through August 29, 2019 - Brooklyn Heights

Outdoor art making in Brooklyn Bridge Park! This summer we take our creative energy outside! Children and caregivers explore art making while enjoying the beautiful spring weather. We will explore nature and get extra messy while experimenting with sensory-rich art materials suited to the outdoors. Taught by: Tirzah Jane Baker. Class size limited to 12 children and their caregivers. Pre-registration required. Art in the Park! July 11—August 29 on Thursdays from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m. Ages 2 to 5 years.

Art in the Park! (Summer 2019) - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
Through August 29, 2019 - Brooklyn Heights

Baby & toddler, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary. Outdoor art making in Brooklyn Bridge Park! This summer we take our creative energy outside! Children and caregivers explore art making while enjoying the beautiful spring weather. We will explore nature, and get extra messy while experimenting with sensory-rich art materials suited to the outdoors.

Art For Lunch! - SPARK by Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through August 30, 2019 - Brooklyn

Art For Lunch! July 12 – August 30, 2019 Fridays, 10:45 – 11:45 a.m. Ages 2 to 5 years Cultivate a more creative approach to healthy eating this summer. In this one-hour class, Children engage with fruits and vegetables in fresh and exciting new ways, using visual art and hands-on crafts to explore science and nutrition topics and foster healthy habits. Taught by: Victoria Calabro. Class size limited to 12 children and their caregivers. Pre-registration required.

Espáñate Summer Experience! - SPARK by Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through August 30, 2019 - Brooklyn

Espáñate Summer Experience! July 12 – August 30, 2019 Fridays, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Ages 2 to 5 years Espáñate’s new Spanish program is an exciting variety of summer activities for children to explore music, singing, flamenco dancing, games, food, and yoga in Spanish! Using visual, kinesthetic and audio modes of learning, we have created a Spanish immersion program that introduces different disciplines in each weekly session. Our summer semester will culminate in a celebratory ceremony, awarding our graduates with diplomas, balloons, and face painting! Class size limited to 12 children and their caregivers. Pre-registration required.

Espáñate Summer Experience! - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
Through August 30, 2019 - Brooklyn Heights

Espáñate's new Spanish program is an exciting variety of summer activities for children to explore music, singing, flamenco dancing, games, food, and yoga in Spanish! Using visual, kinesthetic and audio modes of learning, we have created a Spanish immersion program that introduces different disciplines in each weekly session. Our summer semester will culminate in a celebratory ceremony, awarding our graduates with diplomas, balloons, and face painting! Class size limited to 12 children and their caregivers. Pre-registration required. Ages 2 to 5.

Art For Lunch! - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
Through August 30, 2019 - Brooklyn Heights

Cultivate a more creative approach to healthy eating this summer. In this one-hour class, children engage with fruits and vegetables in fresh and exciting new ways, using visual art and hands-on crafts to explore science and nutrition topics and foster healthy habits. Taught by: Victoria Calabro. Class size limited to 12 children and their caregivers. Pre-registration required. Ages 2 to 5 years old.

Brazilian Modern: the Living Art of Roberto Burle Marx - New York Botanical Garden
Through September 29, 2019 - Bronx

Roberto Burle Marx (1909–94) was a force of nature in Brazil—through his bold landscapes, vibrant art, and passionate commitment to plant conservation. His powerful modernist vision produced thousands of gardens and landscapes, including the famous curving mosaic walkways at Copacabana Beach in Rio and the beautiful rooftop garden at Banco Safra in São Paulo. Feel his artistic energy and love of plants during our Garden-wide exhibition of lush gardens; paintings, drawings, and textiles; and the sights and sounds of Brazil that inspired his life and work.

Connected Worlds - New York Hall of Science
Through January 31, 2020 - Flushing Meadows, Queens

The New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) will open Connected Worlds, its exciting and groundbreaking new exhibition on environmental sustainability, on June 27, 2015. Presented in NYSCI's iconic Great Hall, Connected Worlds is a fully immersive, digitally rendered interactive experience where visitors are encouraged to explore the interconnectedness of different environments, learn about the importance of keeping systems in balance, and see how our individual and collective actions can have widespread impact. Through their gestures and movements, visitors interact with animated creatures, plants, trees and other objects, and see how human decisions affect the environment. "Connected Worlds reflects what NYSCI is all about – a playful hands-on activity, a focus on problem-solving, and deep engagement with a topic. Connected Worlds gives visitors confidence in their ability to effect change, and empowers them within a larger environment," said Margaret Honey, president and CEO of NYSCI. "This leads to passionate learners – a hallmark of the NYSCI experience." Connected Worlds features gesture-based technologies that generate and project images onto seven massive screens. Six... (read more)

Day Pass for Unlimited Art Projects! - Private Picassos
Through June 01, 2020 - Brooklyn

Ages 1.5 - 18+ yrs Unlimited art projects at our studio for 1 day. Get 20% off specialty projects (including Acrylic on Canvas, DIY Stuffed Animal & Weekly Specials) and 10% off retail items!

Discount from Kids Dentistry Center - Kids Dentistry Center
Through October 19, 2020 - Brooklyn

Kids Dentistry Center is one of a kind pediatric office which offers children the best in dental and orthodontic therapy in a fun and exciting environment that includes a unique entertainment area featuring video games and toys. Established in 1992, it is the preeminent practice for Pediatric Dentistry in Brooklyn. For a limited time, we are having an event for all new patients, 5-10% off any service. Please contact Kids Dentistry Center for consultation by this number: +1 718-491-5300.

Magic show featuring Randy Masters - Broadway Comedy Club
Through May 04, 2091 - New York

Prepare yourself for an afternoon filled with mystery and inspiration during the Magic Show, one hour show at the legendary Broadway Comedy Club. Master magician will enchant the young at heart with a dazzling display of sleight of hand tricks for kids and mentalism for adults. It is an interactive experience for the young at heart. DOORS OPEN AT 12:30 P.M. SHOW RUNS FROM 1:00 P.M. TO 2:00 P.M. Please note – there is two item food and beverage minimum requirement.

Magic show featuring Randy Masters - Broadway Comedy Club
Through May 04, 2091 - New York

Prepare yourself for an afternoon filled with mystery and inspiration during the Magic Show, one hour show at the legendary Broadway Comedy Club. Master magician will enchant the young at heart with a dazzling display of sleight of hand tricks for kids and mentalism for adults. It is an interactive experience for the young at heart. DOORS OPEN AT 12:30 P.M. SHOW RUNS FROM 1:00 P.M. TO 2:00 P.M. Please note – there is two item food and beverage minimum requirement.


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