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Events for Kids in New York City This Weekend - June 14-June 16

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.

Friends of Naap - Symphony Space
June 14, 2019 - New York

Some series regulars, and some newcomers! We welcome Steven Cuevas at the keyboard for the May edition, observing Japan's Kodomo no hi (Children's Day), with songs about parenting and kids (but not necessarily for kids). with: Ann Chow, Angelita Esperanza, Chrissy Pardo, Charles McCall, Ellis Gage, Joanna Parson, Joel Shelton, Karin Kawamoto, Kristina Osterling, Kennedy Kanagawa, Lara Fox, Marissa Parness Rader, Melissa Slaughter, Risa Mickenberg, Stephanie Card.

Free Style Fidays for Kids - Brooklyn Public Library - Bushwick Branch
June 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

Board Games, Tech time and video gaming

Kids Create - Brooklyn Public Library Crown Heights Branch
June 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

Kids Create is geared for children ages 6-12. Bring your creativity and a smile! Children under 6 should be accompanied by an adult. Please be prompt. Doors close 15 minutes after the start of the program.

Story Play - Brighton Beach Library
June 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

Stories, rhymes, and songs for children ages 1 to 5.

Kids Chess! - Brighton Beach Library
June 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join us and learn how to play Chess with a Chess Master.

Build with LEGO - Brooklyn Public Library - DeKalb Branch
June 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

Release your inner engineer, build amazing creations with LEGOs at the library!

Be Our Guest: A Disney DJ Night at The Loft - City Winery
June 14, 2019 - New York

his event is 21+! Tickets will be $15 Day of Show Disney Lovers, 90's Kids, or anyone who just wants to "Let It Go…": You're officially invited to BE OUR GUEST. Experience the magic while we spin your fave Disney tracks. Get ready to drunkenly sing your heart out to "Circle Of Life," "Under The Sea," and "Zero to Hero." Don't worry – we're also throwing in the classics from the iconic Mouseketeers: Britney, Miley, Jonas Brothers, Demi, and more. If they were on the Disney channel, they're on our DJ panel. Let's get Bippity-Boppity-Boozed up on FRIDAY, JUNE 14th with specialty drinks for those bold enough to try a poisoned apple. We can't promise your prince will awaken you from your slumber but it will most definitely knock you out. Costumes encouraged! Bring your prince charming, evil queens, and fairy godmothers. You'll want to make this a part of your world.

Family Event | The Musical Gardener Invite - St. Paul's German Lutheran Church
June 15, 2019 - New York City

Did you know that the beauty of flowers has an actual scientific reason? Did you know that flowers work together in order to grow and thrive? Families at this event will learn about the power of complementary colors in a hands-on color experiment, the role of harmony in a musical performance and collaboration, and the ways that seemingly opposite tastes can combine to make something extra delicious. And as a special souvenir, children will even get to prepare their own special seed packets to take into the world to sow where they choose to spread beauty!

Story Play with RIF - Clarendon Branch Library
June 15, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays and more! After storytime there will be time for play and children who have a library card will be counted for our RIF (Reading is Fundamental) program.

Arabic Storytime - Brooklyn Public Library - Bay Ridge Branch
June 15, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join us for stories and songs in Arabic for children and their parents or caregivers. Multilingual First Five Years programs are made possible with support from the New York City Council City's First Readers Initiative, and the Pinkerton Foundation.

Ice Cream Garden Social - Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden
June 15, 2019 - New York

June 15, 1-3 pm. Join us for some family fun during this Path through History Weekend at our old-fashioned ice-cream social. Come to the garden to make ice-cream, try our historic toys and games, take a Museum tour and hear about the mouth-watering history of this sweet treat. $10 Adults, Children and Members

FREE Youth Basketball Clinic - Elmcor Youth & Adult Activities
June 15, 2019 - Corona

FREE Basketball Clinic!!! Ages 6-12. Saturday, June 15th, 11:30am - 12:45pm Elmcor Youth & Adult Activities 107-20 Northern Blvd., Corona NY * Skill Development * Skill Enhancement *Ball Handling * Shooting * Basketball IQ * Game Play * Sports Safety * CPR/AED Training Limited slots. PRE-REGISTRATION deadline June 8th. Call 347-738-6266 or email [email protected] to register. Give Child’s Name and Age. Sponsored by: Dominic A. Murray 21 Memorial Foundation Pro Reps Elmcor Youth & Adult Activities

Saturday Storytime - Bedford Branch Library
June 15, 2019 - Brooklyn

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

Saturday Storytime! - Brooklyn Public Library - Bushwick Branch
June 15, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join us every Saturday for a reading of some of your favorite books, as well as some that we think you'll enjoy! All ages are welcome!

Drop-In-Tech Time - Brooklyn Public Library Crown Heights Branch
June 15, 2019 - Brooklyn

Come have fun with some cool Technology!

Saturday Storytime - Brighton Beach Library
June 15, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join us for stories, music, and rhymes at the library! Recommended ages birth to 5 and caregivers, but older siblings are welcome too.

Watson Adventures’ Wizard School Scavenger Hunt for Harry Potter Fans - Metropolitan Museum of Art
June 15, 2019 - New York

Follow in the footsteps of young wizards on a field trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in search of art that echoes characters, places and enchanted objects in the famed Harry Potter books and movies. Keep your trusty wand handy as you track down a powerful sorceress, a Snape-like potions master, Hagrid-like giants, and cloaked and masked figures as scary as any Death Eater or Dementor. The hunt is not an addition to or variation on Harry’s adventures, but instead references to the books will provide a surprising bridge to many strange and wonderful works of art. Kids must be accompanied by an adult, but all-adult teams can compete separately. Advance purchase is required.

Saturday Storytime - Brooklyn Public Library - DeKalb Branch
June 15, 2019 - Brooklyn

Stories, songs, rhymes and lots more for the whole family to enjoy.

Homework Help - Brooklyn Public Library - DeKalb Branch
June 15, 2019 - Brooklyn

Give support, assistance, and encouragement to children in grades 1-8 who need a little help with their homework.

Third Annual Walton Wellness Da - Castle on the Delaware
June 15, 2019 - Walton

Third Annual Walton Wellness Day, organized by Ms. Ann Stacey(Empowered By You Fitness) will be held at the Castle on the Delaware in Walton, NY Saturday June 15th between the hours of 10am to 3pm. Come & see the many vendors. It's official!! 3rd Annual Walton Wellness Day!!! Saturday, June 15th!! Location: The Castle on the Delaware!! Do you promote a way of healthy living? Farm? Cook? Sell/make a product? Offer healing services?? Dance? Fitness? Meditation? Please reach out if you would like to get a vendor spot!! $20 per spot 15X15 Please let me know if you'd like an indoor spot or outdoor, also if you'll need electricity!!

Ice Cream Garden Social - Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden
June 15, 2019 - New York

June 15, 1-3 pm. Join us for some family fun during this Path through History Weekend at our old-fashioned ice-cream social. Come to the garden to make ice-cream, try our historic toys and games, take a Museum tour and hear about the mouth-watering history of this sweet treat. $10 Adults, Children and Members

Summer Sunset Family Silent Disco - LIC Landing
June 16, 2019 - Queens

You’re invited to the ultimate family friendly party! With waterfront dance floors and sunset skyline views, this party is the best way to end the weekend. Bring out the whole fam, grab some snacks and drinks from Coffeed, and choose between 3 channels of music! Enjoy the summer while it lasts! Your 3 Live DJs are spinning all night: DJ 1 (Green): Top 40 Dance Hits DJ 2 (Red): 80’s, 90’s & 2K Throwbacks DJ 3 (Blue): Hip Hop/R&B Your Experience Includes: • A pair of Quiet Events headphones • Glow in the Dark gear • 3 Live DJ’s battling for your attention • Food and drinks available for purchase Special notes: • All ages • Dress Code: casual What to bring: • Valid ID • You MUST have a credit or debit card for the check-in process. If the headphones are NOT returned, there will be a $100 charge to your credit or debit card after the event. • No need to print your ticket, just show the code on your phone or they will have your name at the door. How it works: When you arrive you’ll receive a pair of special wireless headphones. You can adjust the volume and choose between up to three DJ’s with a flip of a switch. Each headset has a color LED that shows what c... (read more)

TNF Father's Day Dash - Riverside Park
June 16, 2019 - New York

Celebrate Father's Day while introducing your little one to Fun Run Races. Please note that any family member is welcome to run -- not just dads. No training required! Just show up ready for fun. We'll have an organized, short, fun race for each age group. And then, each father will enter a special race with their child. Additional races will be offered for fathers with more than one child. Also included is a special keepsake make-n-take craft, official race medal and recovery snacks.

Watson Adventures’ Secrets of Central Park Family Scavenger Hunt - Central Park
June 16, 2019 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt for families in Central Park! Kids and adults work together to explore the park below 72nd Street. To score points, you’ll have to find Stuart Little, stick your tongue out at a rude animal, learn the motto of a hidden eagle, decipher a secret code by the pond seen in Home Alone 2, spot Cupid at the Carousel, unscramble a message in the sky, and find a witch turned to stone. For ages 7 and up. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Advance purchase required.

Fatherly Presents: Sincerely for Father's Day - Sincerely Gallery
Through June 16, 2019 - New York

In celebration of Father's Day, Fatherly has partnered with Gillette to launch Sincerely, a gallery experience exploring how today's men can help raise tomorrow's husbands, fathers, and leaders in an era defined by a rethinking of masculine norms. Featuring open letters to young men penned by big thinkers and big doers, including rapper Common, therapist Dr. Michael Reichert, actor Luis Guzman, cook Edward Lee, and BASE jumper Matthias Girard, Sincerely, asks parents and non-parents alike to reconsider how they prepare boys for adulthood.

Pet Valu's 8th Annual Calendar Casting Call - Pet Valu
Through June 30, 2019 - New York

From June 5-30, Pet Valu is hosting its 8th annual Calendar Casting Call for its pet calendar. One winning pet photo will be featured on the front cover of the 2020 Pet Valu benefit calendar, while 12 other winning snapshots will be featured as honorary “Pets of the Month” inside the calendar. Winners will also host their own “Pawtograph” calendar signing event at their local Pet Valu store in November when the calendar is released. All proceeds will go directly to local organizations preventing animal cruelty in communities where stores are located. Visit https://www.facebook.com/PetValuUS to register. All pets are welcome!

Pride in the Pacific: Special Offerings in Celebration of Pride Month in June - National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey
Through June 30, 2019 - New York

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.

Gentle Martial Arts for Kids - Aikido - Aikido of Westchester
Through December 28, 2019 - White Plains

Give Your Child the Gift of Aikido Aikido is a gentle martial art that teaches children how to resolve conflicts in a non-violent way and practice self-defense techniques that help develop focused, calm minds and strong bodies. Aikido helps increase children's coordination, flexibility and balance while learning a practical skill that extends to everyday life. Classes Year Round Our program is open to girls and boys ages 6-12. Classes are held every Saturday 9-10 am and last approximately one hour.

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)

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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