Flying kites and Dancing with a Gorilla mask on.Kewl things to do!!August19th-22nd

Thursday, August 19th!!!

brought to you by The Battery Dance Company is in town!!

One New York Plaza

Water St (at Whitehall St)


Subway: R to Whitehall St–South Ferry

Twirl, two step or tap your way to Lower Manhattan for this 29th annual fest. Lori Belilove & The Isadora Dance Company perform and then invite kids to get on stage and groove. Battery Park performance located on the lawn, adjacent to State St at Pearl St.  The festival will take place in One New York Plaza and Battery Park from August 14th – 20th.

  • Sesame Flyers Steel Pan Orchestra

145 Brooklyn Ave (at St. Marks Ave)
Crown Heights, Brooklyn


Subway: 3 to Kingston Ave

Your family can take in free cultural activities courtesy of the Brooklyn Children’s Museum. First, little ones can listen to tales from across the globe in a storytime circle. Then take in a booming drum performance from the Sesame Flyers Steel Pan Orchestra, made up of young New York musicians.

Tomorrow 5:30pm–7:15pm


  • Art Island Outpost: Jungle Masks

@ New York Harbor

Governors Island


This weekend in the Children’s Museum of the Arts workshop tent, kids can go wild and create a saber tooth tiger mask or design their own warrior face paint.

*Starting Aug 20.

Fri–Sun 11am–3pm


    River Flicks for Kids: Annie

Hudson River Park at Pier 46

West St (at Christopher St)
West Village


Subway: 1 to Christopher St-Sheridan Square

Families can sing along to this film’s familiar soundtrack as they watch the plucky, redheaded orphan search for a family in depression-era NYC. The outdoor screening provides free popcorn along with the entertainment.
Fri 8:30pm


  • NYRP Family Movie Nights: Madagascar

401 East 143rd St (at Willis Ave)
Mott Haven, Bronx


Subway: 6 to 138th St–Third Ave

Take a seat under the stars and watch the 2005 flick about animals who escape from the zoo and end up in Africa.

Fri 7:30pm



  • Summer Streets 2010
Park Avenue and its connecting streets
from 72nd Street to the Brooklyn Bridge.

Hit the streets with your little ones during this 7-mile, car-free block party. Kiddos can pedal down Park avenue, hit up dumpster pools, enjoy live music and more.

Sat 7am–1pm

  • FlyNY Kite Festival

Riverside Park, Pier 1

W 70th St (at Hudson River)
Upper West Side


Subway: 1, 2, 3 to 72nd St

Let your imagination soar by making and flying your own kite (but feel free to cheat and bring a store-bought one, or simply watch.) Plus, musicians will be on hand playing flight-inspired songs to help your creative designs take off. Registration is required to participate in the competition; call or see website for details.

Sat 10:30am–4pm



  • Dream a Little Dream

The Art Room

8710 Third Ave (at 87th St)
Bay Ridge, Brooklyn


Subway: R to 86th St

Introduce your child to art through the eyes of his peers! The children’s fine arts school hosts the first gallery exhibition of its young artists’ works, inspired by Marc Chagall’s dreamlike paintings. All ages.

Sun 11am–5pm


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