Hello, June! This weekend is the perfect time to get outside, like with these super fun outdoor events. Did you ever think you’d be able to roller skate at JFK? Well, you can at roll-a-rama! Want to get a jumpstart on Father’s Day gifts? Then check out this popular market that’s back in person after a year off for COVID. There’s so much more happening, so be sure to scroll down to check out the rest of our fun weekend event picks for kids below!

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The Nature of Color

The Nature of Color, now open at the American Museum of Natural History, reveals how color carries information in nature—where organisms use it to find food, warn off predators, and conceal or reveal themselves—and across cultures. Come explore the vibrant world of color in this illuminating exhibition. Event Details.

Little Library at Little Island

Borrow a book and take a literary break with one of the partner organizations, including Free Black Women’s Library, Women in Comics NYC, and Teatro SEA. Event Details.

Roll-A-Rama

It’s BYOS (bring your own socks) for this one of a kind opportunity to skate on the tarmac at JFK! Each skating session includes skates (which are disinfected after each use) and a 50-minute spin on the skate floor. Event Details.

Puppetry Premiere: Bill’s 44th

Bill’s 44th is an original comedic show that brings two puppeteers together to create one (very worried) protagonist. Many styles of puppetry, raucous balloons, and a cheeky piece of crudité all collide to examine the pitfalls of impatience and the wonder of loneliness. Event Details.

Sugar Hill Children’s Museum Reopens

Visit and explore art exhibitions like But No Elephants!, create art in the Studio Labs and read a book in the Reading Nook. Event Details.

FAD Market and Industry City

Bring the family and support small businesses and spend the weekend getting to know the region’s best emerging designers, makers and artists. Event Details.

Piers of the Past Workshop

After you consider life above and below the piers, kids will make a group drawing on a large roll of paper of an imaginary pier and enliven it with fish and boats they will make of colored paper and popsicle sticks. Event Details.

Commonpoint Queens Sunday Market

Commonpoint Queens is excited to host their first Sunday Market with vendors and fun for the whole family! Event Details.

Scandinavian Music Festival

The Scandinavian Music Festival in Fort Tryon Park, now in its 16th season, is a unique series of three outdoor summer concerts performed by musicians of the New York Scandia Symphony and guest artists. Event Details.

New Victory LabWorks

The New Victory Theater hosts New Victory LabWorks, a space where emerging BIPOC artists experiment and create work. This series provides a behind-the-scenes look at how artists create and develop family programming for the stage. 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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