Can’t believe May is over? Neither can we. Get out and enjoy the first weekend of June at the 25th installment of this community festival, this science themed carnival, or this arts fest in its new location. But that’s not all. Scroll on for the rest of our top event picks!

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Little Hands Arts and Crafts
These little artists will dive deeper into more in depth art techniques and projects all while in a fun environment with lots different activities each session to keep them interested. Finish each class with a fun dance party to get the wiggles out! Fri. Event Details.

Harold Hunter Weekend
In its 13th year, the annual series of skateboarding-related events will take place in New York City. Weekend long programming includes parties, skate jams, and contests. Sat.-Sun. Event Details.


Free Fridays at the Intrepid
Experience engaging exhibits and enjoy a variety of free after-hours programming including lively conversations, exciting performances, telescopes for viewing the night sky and more! Fri. Event Details.

Sew a Lace Crop Top
This lace crop top is not only wearable, it’s perfect for summer! Ages 6-13 can learn to make this fab top. This workshop will begin with a lesson on how to sew with Singer Sewing machines, beginners and advanced students welcome. Sat. Event Details.


10th Annual NYC Multicultural Festival
Join thousands of New Yorkers to celebrate New York City and its diverse cultural traditions. This cultural explosion will showcase over 100 countries with giveaways, face painting, different activities for children including age appropriate concerts and more. Sat. Event Details.


Peter and the Starcatcher
A young orphan and his mates are shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They know nothing of the mysterious trunk in the captain’s cabin, which contains a precious, otherworldly cargo. Find out what happens next in this unique show performed by middle school kids. Sat. Event Details.

Red Hook Fest
For over 25 years, the scenic harbor-side neighborhood of Red Hook, Brooklyn has come together to celebrate their community with a stunning lineup of NYC’s most powerful, family-friendly performers. With dozens of pre-professional youth groups performing on the Red Hook Fest stage, many fun and free activities, and some of Brooklyn’s most delicious food vendors, Red Hook Fest 2019 will be the can’t-miss family event of the summer with fun for all ages. Sat. Event Details.


Figment Festival 2019
Figment Fest 2019 is a two-day participatory arts event held on Roosevelt Island, showcasing art that encourages participants to play, dance, sing, create, engage, experiment, and explore their environment. Sat.-Sun. Event Details.

Saturday Sculpture Workshop
This weekly workshop will challenge kids to tap into their inner artist. The theme changes every week. Sat. Event Details.


International Dinosaur Day
Celebrate the biggest dino weekend yet with free events and programming on Astor Court, like parades, crafts, and more. Sat. Event Details.

Staten Island

Carnival & Science Spectacular
This old fashioned festival will include carnival rides and games, Mad Science and the Circus Science Spectacles shows, STEAM demonstrations and activities, robots, lasers, and entry to the museum. Sat. Event Details.


–Jesseca Stenson