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Events for Kids in New York City This Weekend - June 21-June 23


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.

Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) - Brooklyn Public Library Crown Heights Branch
June 21, 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!!!

Chess Club - Brooklyn Public Library - Dyker Branch
June 21, 2019 - Brooklyn

Learn chess! For all ages.

Kids Create - Brooklyn Public Library - Dyker Branch
June 21, 2019 - Brooklyn

Arts & crafts activities for children age 5 and up. (Younger children may be able to participate with the help of a caregiver).

Teen Tech Time - Bedford Branch Library
June 21, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join our Teen Tech Time program. Play various gaming systems such as XBOX and Playstation 4.

Family Movies - Brooklyn Public Library - Borough Park Branch
June 21, 2019 - Brooklyn

Family Movies @ the Library Enjoy weekly kid friendly films.

Free Style Fidays for Kids - Brooklyn Public Library - Bushwick Branch
June 21, 2019 - Brooklyn

Board Games, Tech time and video gaming

Board Games, Tech time and video gaming - Brooklyn Public Library - Bushwick Branch
June 21, 2019 - Brooklyn

Board Games, Tech time and video gaming

Step into Mathematics' with Albrecht Beutelspacher - MoMath (National Museum of Mathematics)
June 21, 2019 - New York

Join Mathematikum founder and mathematician Albrecht Beutelspacher as he shares some of his favorite math experiments, designed to draw people into the exciting world of mathematics exploration and discovery. Note that the Mathematikum is a math museum in Giessen, Germany that served as an inspiration for MoMath and many other math museums around the world — and Herr Beutelspacher was the mastermind behind it! Thanks to the generous support of Two Sigma, this program is free to attendees.

Story Play - Brighton Beach Library
June 21, 2019 - Brooklyn

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

Outdoor Storytime - Brooklyn Public Library Crown Heights Branch
June 21, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join us for outdoor storytime at the Wingate Park playground at the corner of Brooklyn Avenue and Rutland Road.

Kids Chess! - Brighton Beach Library
June 21, 2019 - Brooklyn

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

Teen Gaming: Table-top Games - Brooklyn Public Library Crown Heights Branch
June 21, 2019 - Brooklyn

Come into the library and play an old game or try something new. Try out a game of dominoes, Connect 4, Exploding Kittens or Chess.

Kids Create - Brooklyn Public Library Crown Heights Branch
June 21, 2019 - Brooklyn

Kids Create is geared for children ages 6-12. Bring your creativity and a smile!

Build with LEGO - Brooklyn Public Library - DeKalb Branch
June 21, 2019 - Brooklyn

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

FAB Fridays Kids' Concerts - Crispus Attucks Playground
Through June 21, 2019 - Bedford-Stuyvesant

FAB Friday Kids' Concerts returns on select Friday mornings with a lineup of some of the best local children's talent.

Saturday Storytime - Brooklyn Public Library Crown Heights Branch
June 22, 2019 - Brooklyn

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

Atlantic Terminal's Familyfest - Atlantic Terminal's Plaza
June 22, 2019 - Brooklyn

Atlantic Terminal's FAMILYFEST is Bringing Brooklyn Together on Saturday, June 22. Enjoy DJ Ace the Cut Lieutenant's Summer Dance Jam and celebrate summer's arrival on the plaza with food trucks and fun kid-focused activities including: Circus Arts Workshops, Communal Painting, Chalk Art, Pop-a-Shot Basketball + Chess Games, Immersive Virtual Reality, Giveaways & more! Plus, show receipts totaling $50 or more from Atlantic Terminal and Atlantic Center retailers and restaurants, and receive a gift (while supplies last)! FAMILYFEST is in partnership with Brooklyn Nets, Brooklyn Public Library, MoCADA Museum, Marquis Studios-- Arts for the Kids, DJ Ace the Cut Lieutenant, Yokey Pokey, and New York Chess and Games.

Coloring for kids - Brooklyn Public Library - Dyker Branch
June 22, 2019 - Brooklyn

We provide fantastic coloring sheets and crayons. Your kids will have a wonderful time in the library.

Saturday Storytime - Brooklyn Public Library - Dyker Branch
June 22, 2019 - Brooklyn

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

Story Play with RIF - Clarendon Branch Library
June 22, 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.

Magic Show - Broadway Comedy Club
June 22, 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. Rich Kameda 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 - Broadway Comedy Club
June 22, 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. Rich Kameda 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.

Kids Silent Disco and Parents Bottomless Brunch Party - Katch Astoria
June 22, 2019 - Astoria

Let our Quiet Events DJs watch your kids while you enjoy a Saturday afternoon brunch with friends. Katch Astoria is Queens' Premiere Gastropub offering a huge dance floor for your kids to party & a wide range of drinks and tasty meals for everyone. Just take a look at their Brunch Menu. Make this your kid's birthday party or just a fun afternoon with your friends while your kids are entertained by our interactive DJs getting them to sing, dance, and have a great time. We'll have a small arts & crafts table with coloring books, markers, crayons, and other fun activities for the kids to do if they don't want to join the headphone party. And just added, our friends at Salsa in Queens will be there to provide a salsa lesson for all the shakers and movers! Your 3 Live DJs are spinning kid-friendly hits all afternoon: DJ 1 (Green): Top 40 Dance Hits/Latin 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 Special notes: • All ages welcome; ages 5+ recommended • Rain or shine • All food and drink, including bottomless drinks, are sold se... (read more)

Solstice Saturday - Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
June 22, 2019 - New York,

Ages: 5 years old and up Celebrate Solstice Saturday with drop-in design activities in our Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden. These beginner activities are appropriate for ages 5 and over; no previous design experience is required. Held rain or shine.

Saturday Storytime - Bedford Branch Library
June 22, 2019 - Brooklyn

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

Victory Lap All White With A Splash of Color Rooftop Affair - 14B Rooftop
June 22, 2019 - Brooklyn

Summertime's Annual All White Affair alongside 320 Entertainment' CEO birthday bash kicks off June 22nd at the luxurious 14B Rooftop. This Sunset Park haunt's 5,000-square-foot rooftop is a great place for admiring the best skyline views of NYC. Located on the 3rd Floor provides a trendy and upscale lounge for our guests.

Saturday Storytime! - Brooklyn Public Library - Bushwick Branch
June 22, 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!

Watson Adventures’ HAMILTON: The Family Scavenger Hunt - Watson Adventures Meet-Up Location
June 22, 2019 - New York

Follow in Alexander Hamilton’s footsteps through the streets of Lower Manhattan, from Wall Street to Battery Park. Kids and adults work together to discover the places where the feisty Founding Father worked, played, debated, fought, and planned his fatal duel. No knowledge of Alexander Hamilton or the Wall Street area is necessary. Whether you’re a fan of the hit Broadway musical or just curious about the Founding Fathers and early New York City, you’ll enjoy this scavenger hunt. The hunt is for ages 10 and up. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Advance purchase is required.

Saturday Storytime - Brighton Beach Library
June 22, 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.

Drop-In-Tech Time - Brooklyn Public Library Crown Heights Branch
June 22, 2019 - Brooklyn

Come have fun with some cool Technology!

Saturday Storytime - Brooklyn Public Library - DeKalb Branch
June 22, 2019 - Brooklyn

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

Homework Help - Brooklyn Public Library - DeKalb Branch
June 22, 2019 - Brooklyn

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

Kids Silent Disco and Parents Bottomless Brunch Party! - Katch Astoria
June 22, 2019 - Queens

Let our Quiet Events DJs watch your kids while you enjoy a Saturday afternoon brunch with friends. Katch Astoria is Queens’ Premiere Gastropub offering a huge dance floor for your kids to party & a wide range of drinks and tasty meals for everyone. Make this your kid’s birthday party or just a fun afternoon with your friends while your kids are entertained by our interactive DJs getting them to sing, dance, and have a great time. We also will have a small arts & crafts table with coloring books, markers, crayons, and other fun activities for the kids to do if they don’t want to join the headphone party. Don’t worry mom & dad, we also have a music channel for you to dance to too! Our Red throwback channel will be playing your favorite classic sing along songs that will bring you back! Your 3 Live DJs are spinning kid-friendly hits all afternoon: 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 Special notes: • All ages welcome; ages 5+ recommended • Rain or shine • All food and drink, ... (read more)

Yogi Tales - North 3rd Street Market
June 23, 2019 -

Yogi Tales co-founders and education veterans, Grant Henry and Evan Nachimson, will lead Kids Yoga at the food hall every Sunday from 10:00am - 10:40am. The goal of the class is to provide kids (12 months - 8 years) with a fun balance of yoga and music that is engaging, educational and entertaining. Parents can grab coffee and pastries from Champion Coffee or drinking vinegars and toasts from Sweet Road Bevs while their tots #flow. $20/class: If you purchase tickets on our website $25/class: If you drop-in at the N 3rd Street Market We also offer 50% sibling discount on all classes

Prospect Park Tour- Brooklyn's Backyard - Prospect Park
June 23, 2019 - New York

Join Prospect Park Alliance and Turnstile Tours for a special family-friendly guided walking tour of Prospect Park. This tour focuses on the native habitats and inhabitants of the park, and explores the past and present of recreation, animals, and ongoing conservation efforts of the Prospect Park Alliance. It includes an interactive scavenger for children and adults, and ends at the park's Children's Corner, with a special visit to Prospect Park Zoo and tickets to ride the historic Carousel. Zoo and carousel admission included. Tours begin at the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza.

Christian Vitek's Graduation Party In The Castle - Castle on the Delaware
June 23, 2019 - Walton

Private graduation party in the Castle on the Delaware

The Rock and Roll Playhouse Plays the Music of Talking Heads for Kids - Brooklyn Bowl
June 23, 2019 - Williamsburg

Inspire your children through your favorite musical artists with The Rock and Roll Playhouse! Using the songs created by the most iconic musicians in rock history, our family concerts bridge the gap between the music you love and your children. The Rock and Roll Playhouse offers kids and families an opportunity to participate in games, stories, and movement. Come rock out! Children under 1 are free. Doors: 12:00 PM Showtime: 12:30 PM

Monday Evening Yoga - Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm
Through June 24, 2019 - Fort Greene

Every Monday, loosen up with Sarah Schumann, Brooklyn's favorite yoga teacher! Shaped within a 60-minute, all-levels asana (yoga postures) practice, the beauty and wisdom of nature will inspire us to slow and find a deeper breath, to root down and rise up, to notice the details and celebrate the expansive. Class will begin with a brief centering, a collection of ourselves in breath and space, and will gently evolve into a flow of movement and meditation. In community, we'll move, breathe and connect to our inner and outer landscapes.

Storytime & Sensory Lounge - SPARK By Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through June 25, 2019 - Brooklyn

Children ages 9 to 24 months and caregivers explore their senses in this interactive class that includes song, storytelling, dramatic role-play and an art project with different materials to explore every week. Taught by: Tirzah Jane Baker. Class size limited to 12 children and their caregivers. Pre-registration required.Baby & toddler, Pre-school & younger

Lavender Blues Music & Movement - SPARK By Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through June 25, 2019 - Brooklyn

Teaching musician Lavender Blues explores music, movement, and rhythm with children ages 1-3 years in this engaging jam session. During this class kids develop an understanding of rhythm and music, build awareness and control of their body as well as develop social and coordination skills. Class size limited to 12 children and their caregivers. Pre-registration required.Baby & toddler, Pre-school & younger

Wild Waterfront Afternoon! - SPARK By Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through June 25, 2019 - Brooklyn

Pre-school & younger.Children ages 2 to 5 will get their hands a little dirty, have a close look at some of the plants and animals in their Brooklyn backyard, and create hands-on projects inspired by our outdoor adventures. Class size limited to 12 children and their caregivers. Pre-registration required.

Raga Kids - SPARK By Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through June 26, 2019 - Brooklyn

Raga Kids combines multi-lingual songs and Indian classical instruments to show kids ages 0-36 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. This series at SPARK features multi-instrumentalist and teaching artist Sameer Gupta on Tabla, Guitar and Voice! Raga Kids has been a Brooklyn mainstay for over 7 years having performed concerts at Brooklyn Children?'s Museum, Philadelphia Please Touch Museum, Asia Society and the Brooklyn Public Library. Class size limited to 12 children and their caregivers. Pre-registration required.

Music & Mandarin - SPARK By Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through June 26, 2019 - Brooklyn

Language Beans is a play-based Mandarin program introducing children ages 0 to 36 months to the Mandarin Chinese language while singing, exploring musical instruments, learning rhythms, and moving their bodies. Through a lively curriculum that seamlessly combines music and Mandarin, children get familiar with the sounds and intonations of Mandarin. Our music curriculum has been developed and fine-tuned over the years by a team of music teachers, all Mandarin native speakers, with graduate degrees in music education. Each registered family will receive a link to download all of the original songs that we sing in class. Class size limited to 12 children and their caregivers. Pre-registration required.

Wild Waterfront - SPARK By Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through June 27, 2019 - Brooklyn

Brooklyn's own waterfront offers endless ways to explore nature up close! Children ages 2 to 4 will get their hands a little dirty, have a close look at some of the plants and animals in their Brooklyn backyard, and create hands-on projects inspired by our outdoor adventures. Class size limited to 20 children and their caregivers. Drop-ins welcome.

Little Artists - SPARK By Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through June 27, 2019 - Brooklyn

Each week children ages 2-4 and caregivers are introduced to a new artist, explore their technique and materials, and create their own masterworks in this one-hour class in Spark's art studio. Class size limited to 12 children and their caregivers. Pre-registration required.

Rock and Roll Playhouse - Industry City
Through June 29, 2019 - Sunset Park

Brooklyn Bowl presents a free family concert series every Saturday at Industry City. Rock and Roll Playhouse features live music of iconic rockstars, dancing and interactive games – all in an effort to educate and promote creativity. The core audience is children 10 years and under. All ages welcome.

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

Summer School for Adults - Bay Ridge Jewish Center
Through July 28, 2019 - Brooklyn

SUMMER SCHOOL FOR ADULTS: Come to enrich your lives by expanding your horizons as we learn the sacred texts in new and exciting ways. ALEPH Isn't Tough — Learn over the course of two months and retain it in a systematic and fun way. Learn roots and words all geared to help you retain the material. Maximum gains with minimal work. Class meets Sundays from June 16-July 28. Please RSVP so books can be ordered in time for class.

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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