Summer in the city definitely looks a little different this year, but don’t worry, there’s still plenty of things you and the kids can do. Boost your backyard fun with these tips and tricks, take one (or more) of these kid-friendly hikes, or sign the kids up for one of these awesome virtual summer camps. Besides summer officially starting this weekend, it’s also Father’s Day!  Scroll down for ways to celebrate dads this weekend and more!

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Feathers of Fire–The Movie

You can rent the video version of “Feathers of Fire,” the most elaborate shadow theater experience ever created, which was presented by BAM and other venues worldwide from 2016-2018.


Campers will experience virtual tours of museums and galleries, participate in Drawing Olympics, and learn to sketch with body movements, all while developing lasting friendships.

Ready, Set, Art

Painting, drawing, and household crafts come alive and teach us about the world and each other during this online art class.

LoveBug & Me Music Summer Music Series

Join LoveBug & Me Music as you dance the hula while learning some authentic Hawaiian songs. You’ll imagine that you’re on a beach vacation every week, playing instruments, singing traditional favorites and having fun!

At Home Adventure: The Abandoned Astronaut

Use your wits to navigate the map and solve the puzzles to return the astronaut to her dimension.

Live Coding Classes

Kids and families can join coding classes from home while school is out. Special guests will teach kids about coding and kids can ask questions online and show off their work.

Daddy & Me Karate & Fitness

Celebrate Father’s Day and take a class with your dad or someone you love to see who has the best moves.

NYC Kids Fest

In its 15th year, Kids Fest features loads of performing artists, storytelling workshops, contests, comedy, magic, music and dance. This festival will be live and children will have the opportunity to engage in real time in workshops with some of New York’s finest performing artists.

Father’s Day Bogus BBQ

Families will have a blast as they “grill” yummy treats. Children prepare “burger” cookies and fruit kebabs as they celebrate Dad!

Laurie Berkner Family Father’s Day Show

Legendary children’s musician Laurie Berkner is pulling out all the stops to bring families the real Laurie Berkner show experience, with lights, camera, and sing-along action in a LIVE, interactive Family Father’s Day performance on her website.


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


–  Jesseca Stenson


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