The summer isn’t over yet, and we’ve got a full weekend of fun to prove it. Sample some of the city’s best BBQ while listening to the blues, put on your running shoes and hit the pier for a day of games at Family Field Day, or show your home team some love at Yankees FanFest. This isn’t a weekend you want to miss, so get out there and enjoy.
Photo: Family Field Day via Brooklyn Bridge Park
Move the the Music at the Jazz Festival
Celebrate jazz with your little musicians. Bring a blanket, pack some snacks and move and sway to the sound of smooth jazz from local artists. Come one day, or all three, to enjoy different artists. Fri.-Sun. Fri. 6-9 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. 3-7 p.m. Harlem. Free. All ages. Event details.
Express Yourself at Tech for Tots
As you know, your little ones are FULL of emotions, so help them explore how they’re feeling with the help of stop motion animation. What does happy look like? How about sad? After exploring, take home a digital copy of your kiddo’s unique animated expressions. Must RSVP to attend. Come early and enjoy a screening of Elmo & Friends-Tale of Adventures at 11 a.m. Sat. noon-1 p.m. Midtown East. Free. Age 3 and up. Event details.
Hit a Home Run at Yankees FanFest
Bring your little sluggers out for a day of baseball. Get your favorite player’s autograph, take a swing at the batting cages, and play some baseball themed games. And if you get hungry, good news, you’re in Little Italy, so grab some authentic New York pizza or indulge in a cannoli. Sat. noon-8 p.m. Little Italy. Free. All ages. Event details.
Dig in at the Blues and BBQ Festival
Come hungry and spend the day at the waterfront enjoying of blues and BBQ. Taste some of the best slow cooked meats in the city all while listening to live Blues and Roots musicians. And the best part? Since you’re not in a restaurant, you can take your time eating while your little one runs around. Sat. 2 p.m. Tribeca. Free. All ages. Event details.
Battle Brooklyn Scavenger Hunt
Bring your little history buffs on a scavenger hunt to celebrate the the largest battle of the Revolutionary War and kick off a the week long commemoration of the Battle of Brooklyn. Team up with family and friends and test your historical knowledge with “Brooklyn vs. Britain” clues and wrap up the day with a tea party. Sat. 1-4 p.m. Wallabout Bay. Free. All ages. Event details.
Race Through Family Field Day
Kick, jump and run your way through the pier at Family Field Day. From potato sack, to hula hoops, to parachutes and soccer, your little athletes will be exhausted after an exciting day of activities on the water. Reward your all stars with some ice cream at Ample Hill or grab a snack from Smorgasborg. Sun. 10 a.m. Brooklyn Heights. Free. All ages. Event details.
Decorate Your Clothes and Face
For once, your little ones can go to the playground with a white shirt that isn’t supposed to be white when you leave. Let your little artists create a one of kind tie dye shirt to bring home, run and swing on the playground, and turn their face into a work of art with face paint. Sat. noon-4 p.m. Astoria. Free. All ages. Event details.
Groove at the Zoo with Danny Weinkauf
As if the zoo wasn’t exciting enough for your little ones, here’s a chance to visit the animals and dance and sing with Danny Weinkauf and His Red Pants. Spend a day exploring the Children’s Zoo, meeting lions and bears and jamming at a live concert. Sat. & Sun. 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m. Pelham Parkway. Free. All ages. Event details.
Where will your family explore this weekend? Share with us in the comment section below.