Ah, summer in the city. The longer days of summer have adventure written all over them. Tap into that possibility this weekend by tackling this one-of-a-kind course, take a drive to celebrate your fav comic book characters, or marvel at the history and wonder of magicians. But that’s definitely not all. Keep scrolling for the rest of our top weekend event picks!

Photo: Joshua Bright


Kidding Around Family Pride Picnic
Join The LGBT Community Center for a celebration of LGBTQ families and Pride! This special summer in the city themed Family Pride Picnic will feature games, face painting and a Kidding Around Concert. Sat. Event Details.

Inti Raymi: Festival of the Sun
Inti Raymi is one of the most important traditional celebrations in the Andean countries of Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia. Presented in collaboration with the organization Kichwa Nation, the Museum celebrates the Festival of the Sun with an afternoon of music and dance. Sat. Event Details.

Dragon Boat Family Festival
Celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival with an afternoon of family fun! Sat. Event Details.


Le Carrousel’s Puppet Shows
Puppets, puppets, and more puppets bring whimsy and fun to the line-up. WonderSpark Puppets perform Fox Fables, Goldilocks & The Three Bears, The Lion & The Mouse, Princess Petunia and the Dragon, to name but a few. Sat. Event Details.


Summer of Magic at New-York Historical Society
Throughout the summer, families can meet magicians, escape artists, fortune-tellers, and more marvelous illusionists from the past—all brought to life by Living Historians from the present. Fri-Sun. Event Details.


DREAM, Abundantly
Inspired by the hit movie “Dreamgirls,” “DREAM, AbunDantly!” tells the story of four African American girls who follow their dreams to become top performers, while using their platform to champion the fight against racism: segregation, police brutality and cultural appropriation. Sun. Event Details.

Tuffy Tiger’s Puppetry Festival in Park Slope
This a free community event for the whole family is filled with arts and crafts and Tuffy Tiger! Local and National businesses will host free activity booths and tons of giveaways! Free gift bags for first 200 kids. Sat. Event Details.

Lavender Blues Summer Party
A fun, free, outdoor summer launch party for toddlers and babies with live music from Lady B (Alex), and movement and music instruction for families. Plus bring a bathing suit and towel for sprinkler fun! Fri. Event Details.


Alley Pond Park Adventure Course
Alley Pond Adventure Course is an outdoor adventure that fosters trust, problem-solving, and team-building right in your own backyard at beautiful Alley Pond Park in Queens. Be sure to check out the website before you go, and dress for an adventure. Sun. Event Details.


Family Art Project: Butterfly Habitat Hats
Learn about the life cycle of local butterfly species and the conditions they need in order to survive. Then make a richly textured butterfly-habitat hat filled with flowers and insects in an active landscape. Sat.-Sun. Event Details.

Worth the Drive

The Cradle of Aviation is proud to present its own Cradle-Con, Long Island’s brand new comic, collectible, and pop culture event featuring innovative local comic book artists, favorite comic book and collectible vendors, and the most creative cosplayers, all carefully curated and organized into one of the most dynamic spaces on Long Island. Sat.-Sun. Event Details.


–Jesseca Stenson