Free,Fun and Educational(June 22nd-27th)

Experience a week of Wimbledon with

HSBC June 21 – June 25

HSBC, the world’s local bank, is bringing a taste of Wimbledon to NYC with a five day event tennis fans won’t want to miss.

Location: Rockefeller Center between 50th and 51st Streets

1. Eat Strawberries and Cream Stop by our carts for a traditional Wimbledon treat distributed between 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. daily.

2.Picture with the Wimbledon Trophy Through green screen technology fans can pose with the Wimbledon trophy and walk away with a photo via the direct print station in the plaza daily.

3. Play “Grand Slam Tennis” Throughout the week, compete against players in the Wimbledon queue with the video game, “EA Sports TM Grand Slam® Tennis.”

    Modern Art for Modern Tots Art Opening

    YMCA Sports Complex at Park Slope Armory

    361 15th St (between Sixth and Seventh Aves)

    Park Slope, Brooklyn


    F to 15 Street-Prospect Park or Seventh Ave.

    Tickets: Free

    Take a look at pieces created by kids age 3 to 8 while enjoying light refreshments. All ages.

    Tue 3:45pm–5:30pm

      Erin Lee & Marci

      Madison Square Park

      Broadway (at 23rd St)


      Subway: N, R, W, 6 to 23rd st

      Tickets: Free

      Erin Lee & Marci—the self-proclaimed “Indigo Girls meets the Smothers Brothers” duo—will get your tots rockin’ to hilarious-yet-hip songs about loose teeth, terrible haircuts and other kiddie conundrums. Ages 2 to 8.

      Tue 10:30am

        Young Sprouts Gardening

        Nelson A. Rockefeller Park

        Battery Park City (Enter at Chambers St and Riverside Terr)


        Subway: A, C, 1, 2, 3 to Chambers St

        Tickets: Free

        In the park’s own Children’s Garden, tots will read picture books and create nature-themed crafts. Then the little green thumbs will get their hands messy planting seeds, watering the garden and picking the fruits of their labor. Ages 3 to 5

        Tuesdays 3:15pm–3:45pm Through Oct 26

          Rules to Rock By Launch Party and Show

          Housing Works Bookstore Cafe

          126 Crosby St (between Houston and Prince St)


          Subway: B, D, F, V to Broadway–Lafayette St; 6 to Bleecker St.

          Tickets: Free

          Talk about mixed media: the new young-adult novel by Josh Farrar comes with its own soundtrack. Hear excerpts of the story, which is about a kid rocker trying to form a new band when her family moves relocates from Brooklyn, and then rock out to live performances by young musicians who are featured on the album. Ages 8 and up.

          Wed 7pm

            American Ballroom Theater’s Dancing Classrooms: Colors of the Rainbow Team Match

            @ the World Financial Center Winter Garden

            200 Vesey Street, NY. NY

            212-945-0505 (automated information)


            A, C, J, M, Z, 2, 3, 4 or 5 to Fulton Street/Broadway-Nassau

            Culminating the year’s Dancing Classrooms program, talented 5th grade dancers from New York City public schools compete in this city-wide competition for the grand prize as they Fox Trot, Merengue, Rumba, Swing and Tango their way to the gold.
            Wed, June 23, 3:00pm – 4:30pm

              HSBC Family Day at Queens Botanical Garden

              Queens Botanical Garden

              43-50 Main St (between Dahlia and Elder Aves)Flushing, Queens


              Travel: 7 to Flushing–Main St, then take the Q44 bus south to Dahlia Ave


              Tickets: Free

              In celebration of the site’s Children’s Garden Program, families can spend the day outside creating soil plantings, trying touch-and-smell stations and playing various nature-themed games. Parents will receive $50 off tuition if they sign-up for summer session classes today. Ages 5 to 12.

              Thu 6pm–8pm

                Tech for Tots: Learning with Computers

                Sony Wonder Technology Lab

                Sony Plaza, 550 Madison Ave (at 56th St)


                Subway: 4, 5, 6, N, R to 59th St; E, V, to 5th Ave; F to 57th St.

                Tickets: Free

                Children explore shapes, colors, and letters while being introduced to some of the basic functions of a computer. Ages 4 to 6.

                Thu 1pm–2:30pm

                  Poets House

                  10 River Terrace (at Murphy St.)


                  Subway: A, C, 1, 2, 3 to Chambers St; E to World Trade Center


                  Tickets: Free

                  The new children’s room kicks off its weekly program for toddlers. Gathering in a space that encourages imaginative thinking, babes will take part in a variety of activities—like listening to readings, participating in singalongs and watching puppet shows—all of which will incorporate lessons on poetry and rhyme. Ages 1 to 4.

                  Thursdays 10am

                    Weaving Open House

                    Textile Arts Center

                    320 2nd St (between Fourth and Fifth Aves)

                    Park Slope, Brooklyn


                    Subway: F to Seventh Ave; R, M to Union St.


                    Tickets: FREE Weaving Open House

                    Fri, June 25, 4pm – 6pm

                    The last Friday of every month, we host a FREE Weaving Open House from 4-6pm. Adults and children are welcome to come in and try weaving — if you like it, sign up for class that day and get 10% off! Since this is an Open House we do not restrict the amount of people who come — participants will rotate through. Please RSVP, though, so we have an idea of who is coming!

                      Art Island Outpost: Pinata Making

                      Governors Island

                      Travel: 1 to South Ferry, then take the Governors Island ferry from Battery Maritime Building, Slip 7


                      Tickets: Free

                      At this crafty fiesta, teaching artists from the Children’s Museum of the Arts will show your tyke how to make a pinata in the shape of a mythical underwater creature. All ages.

                      *Starting Jun 25.

                      Fri–Jun 27 11am–3pm

                        A Clearing in the Forest: “The Dream” Ballet Workshop

                        Great Hill at Central Park

                        106th St and Central Park West

                        Central Park


                        Subway: B, C to 103rd St


                        Tickets: Free

                        Teaching artists introduce families to a one-act ballet based on A Midsummer Night’s Dream through storytelling, crafts and ballet instruction (no dance experience required!). Ages 4 to 12.

                        Sat 11am–1pm

                          Clifford’s Annual Beach Festival

                          Scholastic Store

                          557 Broadway (between Prince and Spring St)



                          Subway: D, F to Broadway-Lafayette St; N, R to Prince St.


                          Tickets: Free

                          It’s a big celebration with a big red dog. See how low you can go with limbo and dance around in a conga line. Kids get their own lei and can make a sand craft to take home. All ages.

                          Sat 3pm

                            Dancing in the Sky: Creative Movement Class for Kids on the High Line

                            High Line

                            835 Washington St (at Little W 12th St)


                            Subway: A, C, E to 14th St; L to Eighth Ave


                            Tickets: Free

                            Take performance arts to new heights with one of the three 45-minute creative movement classes going on today. Choreographer Lydia Bell guides kids through expressing the shapes and sounds of the High Line through spontaneous and innovative dance techniques. Enter at the 14th St passage. RSVP required. Ages 8 and up

                            Sat 9am–noon

                              Meet the Author: Carin Berger

                              @ the Word

                              126 Franklin St (at Milton St)

                              Greenpoint, Brooklyn


                              Subway: G to Greenpoint Ave


                              Tickets: Free

                              Little ones can hear New Yorker Carin Berger’s tale, Forever Friends, which follows a bunny who has to make it through a long winter without his best friend, the bird. She also illustrated the book, using a cut paper collage technique. She’ll also help her young fans in a craft project. Ages 3 and up.

                              Sat 11:30am

                              Williamsburg Walks

                              Bedford Ave

                              between North 4th and 9th St


                              Subway: L to Bedford Ave


                              Tickets: Free

                              Get outside and celebrate summer and sustainability with tours, music and a giant picnic. An entire block-turned-“island” of this six-street fair will have kids crafts, performances, water games and a jungle gym. All ages.

                              *Starting Jun 26.

                              Sat, Jun 27 1pm–7pm

                                Family Mornings at Baco Café

                                Baco Café

                                71 Jay St (between Front and Water St)


                                Subway: F to York St.


                                Tickets: Free

                                Kids and parents will enjoy themed songs, book readings, prizes and games, plus a full menu of tasty treats. Ages 1 to 8.

                                Sundays 11:30am

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