If you’re looking for things to do in NYC with kids this weekend, we definitely have you covered. Celebrate Bastille Day at this annual street fair, make it a beach day at this first annual children’s carnival, or get musical at this original songwriting obstacle course. Keep scrolling for the rest of our top event picks for weekend fun in NYC with kids.

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Summer Family Night
Join Mil’s Trills to discover how songs are made at the premiere of their interactive songwriting obstacle course! Embark on a three-step creative process to compose your very own melody, lyrics, and rhythm alongside the band. Fri. Event Details.

TADA: Game Changers
This summer, TADA! Youth Theater, New York City’s longest running children’s theater, finishes its 34th Season with the world premiere of Game Changers, a 90s pop-musical for family audiences. A throwback to the popular kids’ game shows of the 1990s, Games Changers follows six young contestants, each determined to be the first to make it to the top of Mt. Victory and win the game. Fri.-Sun. Event Details.

City of Water Day 2019
Now in its 12th year, City of Water Day is a free harbor-wide day organized by the Waterfront Alliance and its partners to get people to, on, and in the water. Sat. Event Details.


Carnegie Hall Citywide
Carnegie Hall Citywide hosts Le Vent du Nord and their energetic brand of French-Canadian and Celtic dance tunes, traditional songs, and original pieces. Their catchy vocals delight whether they are singing a soulful ballad or mouth music, a French-Canadian form of scat singing. Fri. Event Details.


FIAF’s Bastille Day Celebration
For over 20 years, FIAF has hosted New York’s largest public celebration of France’s national holiday. Don’t miss this festive afternoon of French food, wine, culture, and entertainment! Sun. Event Details.


Art for Lunch
Cultivate a more creative approach to healthy eating this summer. In this one-hour class, children engage with fruits and vegetables in fresh and exciting new ways, using visual art and hands-on crafts to explore science and nutrition topics and foster healthy habits. Fri. Event Details.

FAD Summer Market
FAD Market – a curated fashion, art and design pop-up marketplace – is back for its summer season. Support small business and spend the weekend browsing the region’s best emerging designers, makers and artists. Sat. Event Details.


Create Your Own Horticulture
Go for a garden walk to collect photographs and specimen for collage material to create your own nature-inspired runway looks! Sat. Event Details.

Queens Boardwalk Children’s Carnival
There will be prizes for the best costume in the parade! Enjoy a fun-filled event featuring a bounce house castle, music, and entertainment. Sat. Event Details.


Family Art Project
Take a walk around Wave Hill to collect natural materials that remind you of home, and add them to your constructions of cardboard, foamcore and wood. Turn your memories into small sculptures that intertwine the ideas of outside/inside and past/present. Sat.-Sun. Event Details.

Staten Island

Tavern Terrace Outdoor Concert Series
Bring a blanket and have a picnic at Staten Island’s biggest backyard party. Enjoy classic outdoor games and cool down at Egger’s Ice Cream Parlor with a sweet treat while you listen to live music each week! Sat. Event Details.

Patio Parties With MakerPark Radio
Enjoy lawn games, classic tunes played live by MakerPark Radio DJs, and great conversation with friends and family. Sun. Event Details.


–Jesseca Stenson