NYC is slowly opening up! You’ll have the opportunity to get back to your normally scheduled weekend activities – sort of.  The zoos are reopening this weekend, you can head out to Governor’s Island, or sing along to The Greatest Showman at the Skyline Drive-In – all while socially distancing and wearing masks, of course. If you prefer to keep your fun virtual, there’s a ton of online events happening, too. Scroll for our pick of events happening this weekend below!

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Bronx Zoo Reopening Weekend

It’s reopening weekend for the Bronx Zoo (and the Queens, Central Park, and Prospect Park Zoos, plus the NY Aquarium!) Plan your visit to see your favorite animals in person. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Be sure to check out their Know Before You Go section so you’re ready.

Virtual CAMP Field Day by Scotts

CAMP has teamed up with Scotts to host the world’s biggest virtual Field Day with head counselor, Jerry Harris! Families from across the country are invited to join from their homes and backyards for dodgeball, sack races, capture the flag, and more.

Camp Creativity from Michaels

Families are invited to join these free online crafting class from 3-4pm CT that will highlight and walk little ones through a different project from start to finish.

Hopalong Andrew’s Summer TV Special

NYC’s favorite singing urban cowpoke, the award-winning family musician Hopalong Andrew, is premiering his made-for-TV special! The Special is a special edition of his campy, retro-toned, 1-man variety show.

Comic-Con at Home

Enjoy Comic-Con from home this year. Comic-Con at Home will feature over 350 panels spread out over the five days of the event. Once the daily schedules go live, you’ll be able to read the descriptions and decide which ones you’d like to see.

Rituals for New Earth Resiliency

Join artist Tattfoo Tan virtually 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 resilience in yourself and your environment.

Music Together-Mixed Ages

Bring your at-home instruments to sing, dance, and play with Music Together in the City virtually! For the Summer Semester, Music Together and Canta y Baila Congmigo classes “zoom” into your living room every day.

Virtual Drag Queen Story Hour

Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH) is just what it sounds like—drag queens reading stories to children in libraries, schools, and bookstores. And now you can watch it online from your home!

Family Concert: Marita and Her Heart’s Desire

Written specifically for young audiences new to chamber music, Bruce Adolphe’s Marita and Her Heart’s Desire tells the magical, mysterious, and funny story of a girl who believes the moon can grant her heart’s desire.

The Greatest Showman Drive-In Movie

Skyline Drive-In NYC is a unique drive-in cinema experience with killer views of the Manhattan Skyline. This weekend enjoy the sights and sounds of the super popular musical, The Greatest Showman!


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


–  Jesseca Stenson


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