From popular annual fests to an Autism-friendly event, there’s a little something for everyone this weekend. Go back in time to witness the Battle of Brooklyn, get your glow on at this kid’s friendly disco party, or bring the kids to experience Arthur Ashe Kids Day. But wait, there’s more. Scroll down for our top event picks!

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Downtown

Hojo’s Sweet Escape
HoJo’s Sweet Escape is your chance to check-in to the city’s newest accommodations: an all-candy recreation of Howard Johnson’s new retro-cool-inspired hotel rooms, featuring modern design with a playful nod to the nostalgic days of orange roofs, ice cream and family road trips. Keep the fun going with a series of one-of-a-kind, over-the-top photo ops and experiences, all designed to help make you and your family the envy of Instagram. Fri. Event Details.

Shell-ebrate Oysters
Kids can learn the incredible history of oysters and their ecological importance while working alongside Park staff to support oyster research efforts. Sun. Event Details.

Midtown

FunikiJam’s Totally Awesome Summer
Check out FunikiJam’s Off-Broadway show, Totally Awesome Summer! This lively show — aimed at kids ages 2 to 10 – invites you to join in on the globe-spanning musical adventure. Guided by Captain Jam and The Agents of Jam, you’ll learn lively songs, rhymes and stories. Sun. Event Details.

Uptown

Magic Show
Prepare yourself for an afternoon filled with mystery and inspiration during the Magic Show, one-hour show at the legendary Broadway Comedy Club. Sat. Event Details.

Imagenation Kids Night Out
Catch an outdoor screening of Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse while enjoying family friendly R&B/Soul and conscious Hip Hop by DJ Mike. Sat. Event Details.

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Wizard of Oz
“The Wizard of Oz: A Jazz Musical for All Ages” is a magical experience for young (and young-at-heart) audiences. The production is based on MGM’s classic motion picture, with its timeless score and eternal allegories, and is enhanced by jazzy arrangements. Sat. Event Details.

Brooklyn

The Battle of Brooklyn
A day of family-friendly events includes re-enactors, artillery demonstrations, display of regimental flags, and much more! Sun. Event Details.

Wash Day at Lefferts Historic House
Join Prospect Park Alliance at Lefferts Historic House for an exclusive event for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The museum will open an hour early and you and your family can cool off from the summer sun at the Lefferts Historic House by helping get the dirt out of 19th century reproduction clothing the old-fashioned way; using tubs, washboards and bar soap. Sun. Event Details.

Queens

Disco Glow Kids Party
This family glow party features face painting, games, magic, and of course, dancing. Be sure to wear white or neon to get your glow on! Fri. & Sun., Event Details.

Jazzmobile Block Party
This popular annual block party will feature the sounds of Jay Rodriguez, plus Louis Armstrong House tours! Sat. Event Details.

2019 Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day
Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day is the largest single-day, grassroots tennis and entertainment event in the world, with chart-topping music acts and today’s best tennis players coming together to celebrate tennis legend and humanitarian Arthur Ashe. Sat. Event Details.

Bronx

Root Among the Stars
Stars have always guided us across the world. Using cardboard, wood and light, create your own constellation, celebrating your favorite nature scene. Sat.-Sun. Event Details.

 

–Jesseca Stenson

 

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