It’s another jam-packed weekend full of things to celebrate. We’re talking Juneteenth celebrations, Father’s Day (get a last-minute gift here), and the first official day of summer. There are tons more happening around the city. Scroll down to check out the rest of our fun weekend event picks for kids below!



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Dino Safari

See more than 40 of your favorite dinosaurs as you drive through the fictional “Pangea National Park,” listening to an informative audio tour that plays through your car’s audio system, and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime. Event Details.

Ribbon Dancing

Combine cardio with artistry as you wave long ribbons in the air to create rainbows, waterfalls, dragons and ocean waves. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Event Details.

Young Chefs “Pasta Primavera”

For June’s Young Chefs’ class, kids will prepare a simple yet delicious pasta dish with fresh vegetables from the local farmer’s market. APEC’s sous-chefs will be able to choose which sautéed veggies they would like to enhance their individual dish. Event Details.

Journey to the Stars

On select Friday nights starting in June through August, members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York will set up hi-powered telescopes for stargazing sessions that are free and open to the public. Event Details.

Chosen Family Trees

Celebrate Pride and commemorate the Stonewall Uprising by creating your own chosen family tree!  Event Details.

Free Family Art-Making in Hudson Square

Join CMA Teaching Artists to create your own art inspired by Jackson’s work, and have a chance for it to be included on this building! Event Details.

NYC Lavender Festival and Ju-Bee-Lee

The NYC Lavender Festival and Ju-Bee-Lee offers 2 days of tours, maker workshops, harvesting opportunities, demonstrations, and fun family activities, all connected with Earth Matter’s Lavender Field and The Bee Conservancy on Governors Island. Event Details.

FAD Market at Governors Island

Featuring a rotating lineup of over 30 of the city’s best emerging makers, designers, artists, and small businesses each month. Event Details.

Juneteenth Celebration

To honor the Juneteenth emancipation holiday, Concerts For Kids presents Coming Together, a joyous celebration of Black culture through music, dance, and poetry. Event Details.

NYC Kidsfest 2021

This festival will be LIVE and children will have the opportunity to enjoy and engage in performances and workshops with some of New York’s finest performing artists! Event Details.


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


–  Jesseca Stenson


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