This weekend we’re checking out a number of virtual camps guaranteed to fill your child’s day with hands-on fun and making their nights just as magical with a special trip to a drive in movie theater. Read on for more ways to make this weekend feel like the perfect summer vacation.

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IN-PERSON EVENTS

Pop-Up Drive In Theater
Head to Union Market for a socially distant movie experience; a drive in! The entrance fee is $20/car. This weekend’s feature: Space Jam.  Fri. Event details. 

Hit the Road
Ready for a road trip? This guide details the best locations to visit this summer for a safe, socially distant vacation. Activity details. 

Get Fishy With It
Grab some sequins and glue and get ready to feel sea vibes with these ocean-inspired mermaid crafts. Make a mermaid tail to splash around in your own backyard or whip up some mermaid slime. Activity details. 

VIRTUAL EVENTS

Virtual Shark Week
Keep on swimming with Shark Week! Bitty City Players will be sending your kids on virtual adventures with live camp counselors. Small groups (capped at 10) will explore a weekly topic with song and movement, STEM, art, and literacy activities, and themed snacks. This week is Shark Week! Meet a real-life shark scientist who will teach you new and exciting things! Camp includes a mix of engaging on-screen time and fun off-screen missions during the morning session, as well as optional extension activities to complete during the day. Happy Camping! Activity details.

iMovie Making
Calling all future Actors, Writers, Directors, and Producers! Now is your chance to create your own movie, starring YOU! Join this virtual cast as they work together to create scenes and put those scenes together on iMovie. This live, online class is taught in California, but they welcome from kids around the world to join the fun! (Ages 6-12) Activity details. 

Hip Hop with Heather
Get moving with this interactive dance class. High energy and filled with fun, this all ages kids class teaches the latest moves, builds self-esteem and helps little ones stay fit. Register to get the Zoom link. Activity details. 

Story Time Online
On Saturdays all summer long since 1956, New York children have gathered around Hans Christian Andersen’s statue at the Conservatory Pond in Central Park to hear his tales told by a fine ensemble of storytellers. This season, the stories have moved online! Catch your favorites or hear new fairy tales every week. Sat. Event details.

––Meghan Yudes Meyers