If you’re looking for some fun in the sun (or at the very least outside of your house), these outdoor activities are a great place to start. If you’re feeling adventurous, these NYC beaches are open! Plus, there’s still a ton of virtual events you can choose from. Scroll down and check out our faves happening this weekend below!

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Rockness Music Virtual House Party

Real rock-n-roll musicians create inclusive and interactive virtual music classes for kids via Facebook Live on weekdays.

Minecraft Coding Intro Class

In this class, kids are introduced to the platform for coding on Minecraft. They will also start building their very first mod and have it run inside Minecraft!

Mikey the Rad Scientist Show

Join Mikey the Rad Scientist for live science and music shows via Facebook. Plan to catch him all summer long so kids can keep learning and having fun!

Lincoln Center Broadway Fridays

The New York Philharmonic presents a stunning staged production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel, an iconic American work, featuring a star-studded cast.

Magic Happy Hour with Dennis Watkins

Famed third-generation magician, Dennis Watkins, is taking his one-of-a-kind magical experience The Magic Parlour online for a completely new virtual offering dubbed “The Magic Parlour at Home.”

Hans Christian Andersen Virtual Stories

On Saturdays all summer long since 1956, New York children have gathered around Hans Christian Andersen’s statue at the Conservatory Pond in Central Park to hear his tales told by a fine ensemble of storytellers. This season, the stories have moved online! Catch your favorites or hear new fairy tales every week.

Digital Crafters Club

Kids will use natural and recyclable resources at home to engage children with craft projects to keep their creativity flowing!

Live Special Story Time: Gabrielle Union

Enjoy a special story time with Gabrielle Union, who will be reading from her new picture book Welcome to the Party!

Virtual Homemade Cooking Class

During this 45-minute class, you will make homemade goldfish crackers! If you don’t have goldfish cutters, you can make square crackers similar to Cheez-Its. These can be made gluten-free and/or vegan.

Pop-Up Lefferts: CaribBEING

Hear a selection of wise and witty Caribbean stories, as told by beloved storyteller Tammy Hall, then join in a moderated conversation with Hall about the inspiration for these stories.


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


–  Jesseca Stenson


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