Lights, camera, fun! This weekend it’s all about movies, music, art, and DIY workshops. Enjoy the sounds at this concert for the 8 and under set, bring your little makers to a pop up tinkering workshop, or make some noise at this museum’s annual block party. Outdoor movies, even more concerts, and a unique musical round out our faves this week. Keep scrolling down for more of our top weekend picks!

Photo: Hudson River Park


Rubin Museum Annual Block Party
Celebrate the spirit of our community at the Rubin Museum’s annual Block Party. Make some noise with thousands of other New Yorkers with art and activities for all ages inspired by the exhibition The World is Sound. Sun. Event Details.

“Everything About a Day (Almost)”
This lighthearted musical revue takes a look at everything (almost) a kid goes through from morning to bedtime and the roller coaster ride in between. Fri.–Sun. Event Details.

Adaptive Reuse Workshop
Young architects will learn about adaptive re-use around the world, and then they will pick a NYC skyscraper to re-invent. Sat. Event Details.


Pop-Up Maker Space
Calling all Makers! Tinker, test, and learn at Hudson River Park’s outdoor Maker Space for weekly workshops where participants get hands-on experience designing and constructing innovative solutions to marine-focused challenges. Sun. Event Details.


Music in the Grove: Kids Concerts
Bring your blanket and set it down by the trees just south of the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument for this free concert catered to kids under 8. Sun. Event Details.


Hot Summer Nights Concert Series
Enjoy the sweet sounds at this weekly outdoor concert series. Sat. Event Details.

13th Annual Free SummerSTARZ Movies
Bring a picnic blanket, friends & family to Transmitter Park on the gorgeous Greenpoint waterfront. Get there early for the best spot and have an awesome time! Fri. Event Details.


Family Cooking Classes by Allergic to Salad
Join culinary instructors of Allergic to Salad for a farm-to-table cooking experience to introduce your children to all aspects of cooking. Enjoy a tasty treat at the end of each session. Sat. Event Details.

Music in the Garden: NYC Ska Orchestra
NYC Ska Orchestra’s 18-piece big band will bring its bold new sound, strikingly original compositions, and popular-song arrangements to the Garden. Sun. Event Details.


Family Art Project: Handmade River Rafts
Collage a mixture of buoyant materials cut from repurposed foam trays, colorful foam sheets and reeds. Make it into an all-natural raft or handmade boat. Keep it as a small sculpture—or see if it floats. Sat. Event Details.

2017 Damon Runyon 5k at Yankee Stadium
Run or walk the concourses and ramps, climb stairs between levels, and take your own victory laps around the warning track that circles the field! You can participate as an individual or get friends, family members and colleagues together to form a team. Sat. Event Details.

What’s your family’s favorite summer pastime? Tell us about it in the comments!

— Jesseca Stenson