Looking for something fun in or out of the sun this weekend? We’ve got you covered. If indoor activities are what you’re looking for and you’ve got a Bank of America card, you’re in luck. This weekend you’ll get into several museums for free! You can also make a hummingbird feeder at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum or join Rocco DiSpirito and Cookie Monster for a healthy cookie baking demonstration. Looking to enjoy the summer weather? Head to Flushing Meadows for the awe-inspiring Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival, enjoy kid-centric bands at a Dumbo music and family festival or head to South Street Seaport to taste your way through a food truck festival.
Bank of America Free Museum Day
If you’re a Bank of America cardholder you can visit several museums for free this weekend. The MET, Staten Island Children’s Museum, New York Hall of Science, Rubin Museum of Art, New York Historical Society, Whitney Museum of American Art and Brooklyn Children’s Museum all participate in the program to bring you a free, fun, air conditioned and educational weekend. Sat. and Sun. Citywide. Free. All ages. Event details.
Cookie Monster Healthy Cooking Demonstration
Cookie Monster and Rocco DiSpirito are teaming up for a special cooking demonstration at the New York Public Library. It’s no surprise Cookie Monster will be baking cookies, but this time they’ll be healthy cookies to show families that healthy foods can be tasty too. RSVP to reserve seats. Fri., 10:00 am – 11:00 am. Midtown. Free. All ages. Event details.
Parked! Food Truck Festival
Taste the fare from 30+ food trucks and enjoy a day at South Street Seaport. Music, magicians and more will also be on hand to make the day fun for all ages. Sat., 10:00 am – 9:00 pm. South Street Seaport. Free. All. Event details.
Dragon Boat Festival
The 21st Annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York is happening at Meadows Lake in Flushing. This will surely be an amazing spectacle for you and the kids to see with over 170 teams and more than 2,000 participants competing from around the world. The festival features two days of exciting Dragon Boat Racing, performance and delicious ethic food. Sat. and Sun., 9:00 am – 11:30 am. Flushing. Free. All. Event details.
Jam on DUMBO
Jam on DUMBO is hosting the second annual Summer Family Music Festival showcasing some of NYC’s best kid-friendly talent and it’s free! Catch Shine & The Moonbeams’ feel-good kiddie R&B, Jeff Newell’s old-time Southern songs and more. Sat., 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Dumbo. Free. All ages. Event details.
This special event at Brooklyn Children’s Museum focuses on the amazing hummingbird. Learn how they hover, see their tiny nests and build your own working hummingbird fever to take home so you can capture the magic in your own backyard or outside your window. Sun., 1:30 pm. Crown Heights. Free. Ages 4 and older. Event details.
— Julie Seguss
Image courtesy of Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival