This Weekend's Highlights from NEW YORK LOVES KIDS
Saturday June 16
Animals After Dark: A Flashlight Adventure @ Liberty Science
Little Miss Muffet's Monster-Sitting Service @ The Swedish
Cottage Marionette Theater
Monkey King Puppet @ Children's Museum of Manhattan
Identification Day @ AMNH
Nature Activities For All Ages @ Battery Park
Four Fold Monster Book @ Children's Museum of Manhattan
Rocket Park Mini Golf @ New York Hall of Science
Mario the Magician @ Space on White
NYC Kids Fest @ Morningside Park
Hoops to Halo: Centuries of Games Kids Play @ DiMenna
Children's History Museum
The above is just a snippet of the family fun happening this
weekend - for full events listings see here.
Well Father's Day is this weekend, and what better way to
spoil your Daddy than join him in some family fun. There is lots going on but why not look at these specific
Father's Day events for some inspiration: Designing for Dad @ Long Island
Children's Museum, Father's Day Scavenger Hunt @ DiMenna Children's History
Museum, Moomah's Father's Day Workshop, Family Art Project - T's For Dad and Me
@ Wave Hill or Celebrate Father's Day @ Children's Museum of Manhattan.
Enjoy an afternoon of free performances by the Bindlestiff
Family Variety Arts Cavalcade of Youth, the Twisted Balloon Company, Lava and
more at the Atlantic Avenue Extravaganza. FREE
Kids can boogie to the beat of tropical drums, show off
their hula hoop skills, play a game of limbo and meet the famous Big Red Dog
himself at Clifford's Summer Beach Party, at the Bryant Park Reading Room.
Meet the resident rabbits, play bunny-themed games and go on
a nature walk at Alley Pond Environmental Center's Bunny Bonanza. $21.
Learn to step dance, then check out a stepping showcase
performance featuring step teams from all over New York City at the Step to the
High Line Festival. FREE
Learn about contemporary African culture at the Brooklyn
Children's Museum's new exhibit "Humble Village and Juneteenth History
Quilt." Free with museum admission.
Create Father's Day cards from recycled materials at the
Prospect Park Audubon Center, then head into the park for a walk along the
natural trails. FREE
Young jazz enthusiasts can check out local Brooklyn acts
like the Max Johnson Trio, Hot Cup Chili Pepper 7 and the Rick Parker
Collective at the Fifth Annual Red Hook Jazz Festival in the Urban Meadow.
Suggested donation of $10, kids under 13 free.
Listen to tunes by mambo master Orlando Marin at Central
Park's Harlem Meer Performance Festival, held at the Charles A. Dana Discovery
Try out the best food trucks the city has to offer—all in
one place—at the Prospect Park Alliance Food Truck Rally in Grand Army Plaza.
Free admission; food costs extra.
Check out music from around the globe at the Bang on a Can
Marathon, opening the River to River Festival at the World Financial Center
Winter Garden. FREE
Participate in races, try ethnic dishes like pastéis de nata
(Portugese custard cakes) and listen to lively tunes by Nathalie Pires at
Portugal Day in Central Park. FREE
Participate in a musical tribute to Louis Armstrong by
musician Joey Morant at the Brooklyn Children's Museum's 2nd Annual Brooklyn's
Best Jumpin' Jazz Fest. Free with museum admission.
Use repurposed, recyclable and found materials to invent new
objects at the New York Hall of Science's GeekDad Day. Free with museum
Check out performances by the Story Pirates and the National
Double Dutch League at NYC KidsFest in Morningside Park. FREE
The multi-cultural family arts festival is packed with face
painters, dancers, sports and performances by the National Double Dutch League
and Striking Viking Story Pirates.
When: Sun. 6/17, 12-5pm; Free.
Where: Morningside Park, Manhattan Ave. & West 113th
Daddy and Me Cake Decorating
In this special clas, make a beautiful confection with
edible sports and animal decorations and other fun tools.
When: Through Sun. 6/17, $40.
Where: Make Meaning, 1501 Third Ave. bet. 84th & 85th
St., and 329 Columbus Ave. bet. 75th & 76th St., makemeaning.com.
Treat your DH to a strong Belgian-style ale, roasted beet
salad and black sea bass — or pick up a 64 oz. growler of craft beer.
Where: 508 Greenwich St. at Spring, 212-219-2444.
The perfect Father’s Day meal, steak and a stiff drink: Try
the 18 oz. grass-fed New York sirloin and a cocktail made from a 200-year-old
Where: 339 East 75th St., jbirdny.com.
The new clothing collection for dads includes cozy, comfy
hoodies, tees and hats.
The lightweight men’s hybrid board shorts come in five cool
designs — the patented technology means they dry quickly for action in and out
of the water (no more wet tush).
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