Keep the summer family fun going with our top picks for kid-friendly events happening this weekend in NYC! Catch this one-of-a-kind live show, gaze at cool art at this family day, add some ice cream to story time, or cool off at this popular sprinkler event. Need more options? Scroll down for the rest of our top event picks!

Photo: Harlem Grown


Whitney Kids Summer Family Day
Bring your family to Whitney Kids Summer Family Day and engage with this summer’s exhibitions. You can also participate in art workshops, gallery activities outdoors and indoors, and pick up a free Kids Activity Sheet or audio guide. Sun. Event Details.

“Savage Force” Original Live Production
SAVAGE FORCE is an original, live production inspired by the work of legendary Arctic explorer Fridtjof Nansen. The show blends digital projection with live action, and features dancers from the New York City Ballet and Bolshoi Ballet Academy. Fri.-Sat. Event Details.

Yogi Tales
Yogi Tales is a 30-min live music yoga class for preschool-aged children that enhances physical flexibility, refines balance and coordination, and boosts self- esteem and confidence through an exciting interactive storytelling format. Fri. Event Details.


Pop Up Maker Space
Tinker, test, and learn by constructing solutions to marine-focused challenges at this outdoor Maker Space. Sun. Event Details.

Ice Cream Story Time
Celebrate National Ice Cream month at this fun story time. Listen to ice cream-themed stories and afterward pretend to make ice cream like New Yorkers did in the 19th century, using objects from the Touch Collection. Fri. Event Details.


Healthy Summer Party
Enjoy wellness activities like yoga, fitness workouts, nutritious food demonstrations, and healthy snacks at the 134th Street Farm. The best part? It’s all free! All ages are welcome to participate, get your hands dirty in fun farm tasks, and learn more about what Harlem Grown is doing for the youth in the community. Sun. Event Details.

Asphalt Green’s Free Sprinkler Day
For the first time, the nonprofit will host two Sprinkler Day events, so even more kids and adults can play in high-powered sprinklers on the turf field at the nonprofit sports and fitness organization’s Upper East Side campus. Sun. Event Details.


Fad Market: Midsummer Pop-Up
The Midsummer Pop-up at City Point in Downtown Brooklyn will feature a specially curated lineup of over 50 independent designer makers. Browse art, jewelry, apparel, bath and body care, tableware and home furnishings. Sun. Event Details.

Hot Summer Nights Outdoor Concert Series
On Stage At Kingsborough, a leading performing arts presenter located on the campus of Brooklyn’s Kingsborough Community College, presents its Free Outdoor Concert series, featuring concerts under the stars. Sat. Event Details.


Saturday Sculpture Workshop
Drop into this hands-on workshop where kids will work with a different artist each week to create their own masterpieces based on different techniques, mediums, and inspiration. Sat. Event Details.

Cyril the Sorcerer Presents ‘Water Wizard’
Invited to learn about the magical qualities of water by Cyril the Sorcerer, the audience is swept up in the mission the wizard has about the challenges facing modern society and ways to conserve and preserve “the magic of water.” Fri. Event Details.


Nature Center Adventures
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with some of the nature center’s animals. Fri.-Sun. Event Details.

–Jesseca Stenson