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Events for Kids in New York City This Weekend - June 28-June 30

June 24, 2019 - by CG Directory Editor
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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.

Free Summer Meals - Brooklyn Public Library - Dyker Branch
June 28, 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.

Chess Club - Brooklyn Public Library - Dyker Branch
June 28, 2019 - Brooklyn

Learn chess! For all ages.

Kids Create - Brooklyn Public Library - Dyker Branch
June 28, 2019 - Brooklyn

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

Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) - Brooklyn Public Library Crown Heights Branch
June 28, 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!!!

Library Lab: Straw Rockets - Brooklyn Public Library Crown Heights Branch
June 28, 2019 - Brooklyn

Design your own paper rocket, launch it, and see how far it will fly.

Galaxy Gaming Session - Samsung 837
June 28, 2019 - New York

Join us at Samsung 837 for our next Galaxy Gaming Session in partnership with Tenfold Gaming Initiative, an organization that helps students overcome adversities through playing and designing the games they love. Come network, mingle, and listen to influential members of the gaming community, including professional eSports players. Play and even compete with one another in our featured game, Overwatch, for a chance to win exciting prizes. Get hands on with the Odyssey Z, Tab S4, and Galaxy S10+ and experience Samsung gaming capabilities first-hand. RSVP at Samsung.com/837

Free Summer Meals - Brooklyn Public Library - Eastern Parkway Branch
June 28, 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.

Family Movies - Brooklyn Public Library - Borough Park Branch
June 28, 2019 - Brooklyn

Family Movies @ the Library Enjoy weekly kid friendly films.

Pre-School Story Play - Brooklyn Public Library - Flatbush Branch
June 28, 2019 - Brooklyn

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

Story Play - Brighton Beach Library
June 28, 2019 - Brooklyn

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

Kids Chess! - Brighton Beach Library
June 28, 2019 - Brooklyn

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

Free Summer Meals - Brooklyn Public Library - DeKalb Branch
June 28, 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.

Build with LEGO - Brooklyn Public Library - DeKalb Branch
June 28, 2019 - Brooklyn

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

Sam Eaton's The Quantum Eye - Mentalism and Magic Show - Guild Hall at The Little Church
June 29, 2019 - New York

An entertaining and fascinating exploration of mentalism, magic, perception and deception, where extraordinary ability and humor blend with audience participation to make for a unique performance every time. Join Sam on an interactive journey past the limits of possibility in a show that you will never forget.

Game On! - Brooklyn Public Library - Dyker Branch
June 29, 2019 - Brooklyn

Please come to play Jenga, Sorry, Uno, Trouble, Monopoly, Scrabble, card games, Battleship and many more at the library - come play with friends and have a blast!

Saturday Storytime - Brooklyn Public Library - Dyker Branch
June 29, 2019 - Brooklyn

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

Coloring for kids - Brooklyn Public Library - Dyker Branch
June 29, 2019 - Brooklyn

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

Saturday Storytime - Brooklyn Public Library Crown Heights Branch
June 29, 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 29, 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.

Saturday Storytime - Brooklyn Public Library - Eastern Parkway Branch
June 29, 2019 - Brooklyn

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

Saturday Storytime - Bedford Branch Library
June 29, 2019 - Brooklyn

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

Sonic Arts for All Workshop at Press Play - Pioneer Works
June 29, 2019 - Brooklyn

Age: 3 - 7 Join us for a youth music workshop with Sonic Arts for All (SAFA!) to kick off our book and music fair, Press Play. In this hands-on, two hour pop-up workshop at Press Play, SAFA! instructors focus on student exploration and independent projects through making music with new technology. Using tablets, drum machines, synthesizers, and recording equipment, each student can experiment with technology while being able to pursue and create music that is entirely their own. Students will learn basics of each devices, and then be given room and guidance to create their own musical work. At the end of the workshop, they can share with the rest of the class and their work will be made available to share after with friends and family!

Watson Adventures’ Wizard School Scavenger Hunt 2: The Museum of Magical History - American Museum of Natural History
June 29, 2019 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a Harry Potter-themed scavenger hunt for ages 10 and up! Embark on a new wizarding adventure for Harry Potter fans at the American Museum of Natural History where you’ll search for exhibits that echo characters, places and enchanted objects in the books and movies of the Harry Potter universe. Be prepared to track fantastic beasts through a forbidden (rain)forest, dance with Hagrid-like giants, encounter a cute cousin of dragons, stalk hunters scarier than any auror, and more. 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 exhibits. Kids must be accompanied by an adult, but all-adult teams can compete separately. Advance purchase is required.

Saturday Storytime - Brighton Beach Library
June 29, 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.

Saturday Storytime - Brooklyn Public Library - DeKalb Branch
June 29, 2019 - Brooklyn

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

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.

Family Bowl! All Day and Night! - Brooklyn Bowl
June 30, 2019 - Brooklyn

Bring the whole family and get your bowl on. Food by Blue Ribbon will also be available, as well as local brews & more!

Yogi Tales - North 3rd Street Market
June 30, 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

Donald Zucker and Barbara Hrbek Zucker Ocean Wonders: Sharks! - New York Aquarium
June 30, 2019 - Coney Island

Explore the coral reef, wander through a shipwreck, and peer over the Hudson Canyon in this brand new exhibit all about sharks, open year-round. More than 115 species, including sand tiger sharks, sandbar sharks, and loggerhead sea turtles, live in this state-of-the-art exhibit.

The Rock and Roll Playhouse Plays the Music of Karina's Funk Revue for Kids - Brooklyn Bowl
June 30, 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

FAD mini | Kids and Family Market - The Invisible Dog Art Center
Through June 30, 2019 - Brooklyn

FAD Mini - a brand new market experience just for kids - is bringing together the region’s best designers and makers of children’s clothing, toys and games for one weekend only at the Invisible Dog Art Center in Brooklyn’s Boerum Hill. Hosted by FAD Market - a curated fashion, art and design pop up marketplace - FAD Mini will showcase goods from over 40 makers, artisans, and small businesses, plus workshops and activities for the whole family. While parents shop, kids can have their faces painted, join storytime in the garden hosted by Brooklyn’s Books Are Magic, check out a glass blowing demonstration by Urban Glass, or head to the OMY coloring station. It’s the perfect opportunity for summer fun for the whole family. Free admission. Open to all ages (and dogs!). Visit fadmarket.co for more details.

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)

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!

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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