Did you know August 16th is National Joke Day? Get the laughs started this weekend with this ultimate list of kids jokes. Then, keep cool at one of these sprinkler-equipped playgrounds or splashpads, or tap into your creative side with these easy sidewalk activities. Want to get out of the house? There are even more in-person events popping up around the city. Want to stay home in the AC? There are still virtual events happening, too. Keep scrolling for more fun weekend ideas for kids!

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Wyckoff From Home

Wyckoff House Museum is offering weekly activities for students and families of all ages to help enrich virtual learning and experience New York City’s oldest House from the comfort of home.

Food Craft Outdoor Classes

Kids ages 2-6 can enjoy outdoor cooking classes with Food Craft! With recipes on tap for color changing mint lemonade and vegetable sushi, it’s sure to be exciting! (Kids under 3 require adult participation).

Online Music Classes with LoveBug & Me

LoveBug & Me Music’s award-winning parent/child music program allows your lovebugs to beat the heat by singing & dancing online this summer!

Hope Wanted: NYC Under Quarantine

The New-York Historical Society is reopening with a free, outdoor exhibition called, Hope Wanted: New York City Under Quarantine, in their rear courtyard! It’s a special free outdoor exhibition documenting the experiences of New Yorkers across the five boroughs during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Test Out Your Skills with Nascar Kids

Test your skills on Nascar Kids. Learn all about NASCAR, play games or if you’re feeling inspired, design and drive your own!

SPARK! Creative at Home

Learn from artists, makers, musicians, chefs, and other cool people about their CREATIVE PROCESS and how they CREATE on a daily basis.

39th Annual Battery Dance Festival

The Battery Dance Festival is New York City’s longest-running free public dance festival. Each year, the Festival draws a combined audience of over 12,000 people. But now, it’s going virtual!

Queens Drive-In at NYSCI

The New York Hall of Science may be closed temporarily, but that doesn’t mean you can’t head over for some family fun. The Queens Drive-In will feature excellent views of the sunset over the park, the Hall’s famous rockets, and a variety of movies, ranging from new premieres to classics.

Show Up, Kids Online LIVE

Kids from all over the world will feel like they’re a part of this groundbreaking interactive live event as they hear their names, offer story suggestions, and are called on to help Pete put on a real live show from his NYC apartment. This interactive, semi-improvised, family show for kids 3-10 years old puts a wildly comedic twist on the traditional kids’ show.

Family Art Project

Join artist Tatfoo Tan in creating portable alters and survival kits, and sit in sastang for a sacred gathering to bring ritual that will help bring attention to cultivating resiliency in yourself and your environment.

 

There are tons more events on our calendar – be sure to check them out all week long!

 

–  Jesseca Stenson

 

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