School is out and summer is in! Celebrate by helping the Brooklyn Children’s Museum release lots of ladybugs on Sunday. And that’s not all – keep reading to find plenty of other indoor and outdoor activities for your weekend line up too. See free theater in Prospect Park, go fishing on the Hudson River, take an old school subway train to Coney Island for a day at the city’s shore, learn to draw people at The Whitney or enjoy a date night while your kid’s attend an awesome PJ party.



Whitney Wees: Drawing People
Edward Hopper’s colorful characters are on display at the Whiney and you and your kids can use the exhibit as inspiration in this made-for-kids workshop. Plus, the 10:00 am start time means you get to explore the museum before the crowds. Sat., 10:00 am. Upper East Side. $10 per family. Ages 4-5. Event details.


Big City Fishing
Introduce your kid to the world of fishing right here in the city. Kids as young as five years old can cast a rod on the Hudson River. Rods, reels, bait and instruction are provided. Plus, you’ll learn about river ecology and the fish that live in the city’s waters. Sun., 1:00 pm. Midtown. Free. Ages 5+. Event details.


Parents Night Out Pajama Party
Project Playdate plans fun, educational nights for children at the best play spaces around. You and your dearest can enjoy a night on the town while the kids have a blast at a supervised pajama party that includes a healthy dinner, story time, arts & crafts, games, music, a featured film and much more. Sat., 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm. Tribeca. $45, $25 each additional sibling. Ages 2-6. Event details.


Free Theater in Prospect Park
A great way to introduce kids to the theater? A free performance that’s outside in the park. New York Classical Theatre is presentingThe Seagull in Prospect Park. Fri., Sat., & Sun., 7:00 pm. Prospect Park. Free. All agesEvent details.

Coney Island Nostalgia Ride
Climb aboard the boardwalk-bound Coney Island Nostalgia Train and you’ll feel like your going back in time. The two-hour jaunt features cars from the 1930s. Once you get there be sure to visit the amusement park, aquarium, ocean or all of the above! Sat., 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Downtown Brooklyn. $50/adults, $25/children. All ages. Event details.

Ladybug Release
Schools out! Celebrate the freedom of another summer by helping to release hundreds of ladybugs into the Brooklyn Children’s Museum’s Garden. Sun., 1:30 pm. Crown Heights. Free with museum admission. All agesEvent details.

What fun activities do you have planned this weekend?

— Julie Seguss

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