Kids can sharpen their aim at an arcade-themed mini-golf course, check out an interactive sculpture garden, get their faces painted and participate in sculpture-making sessions at Figment NYC on Governors Island. FREE |
Learn about H20's importance by riding a zipline through pollutants, putting together puzzles that explain the water cycle and spinning a wildlife-themed wheel of facts at the New York Aquarium's "A-Maze-Ing Water" exhibit. Free with aquarium admission.
Fill a plate with NYC's best barbecue, enjoy free music, and participate in cooking demos at Madison Square Park's Big Apple Barbecue Block Party. Free admission, food costs extra. FREE
Watch a steampunk-influenced show where performers fly, bounce, flip, balance, twist and turn with ease in Cirque du Soleil's Zarkana at Radio City Music Hall. $52–$125.
Coast around a designated area in wind-inflated cat-, bubble- or raindrop-shaped wind-inflated suits at the Aeolian Kids Inflatable Bike Ride at Governors Island. FREE
Fifth Annual LIC Bike Parade
To prep for the parade, kids and families can repair their wheels with Recycle-a-Bicycle, get free helmets and fittings with the Department of Transportation, decorate their bikes with local artists and stop by educational workshops.
Sat. 6/9, 11am repairs/helmets/workshops, 3pm parade.
Socretes Sculpture Park, starting at Vernon Blvd. at Broadway entrance gate, Long Island City, Queens, socratessculpturepark.org
Life on a Desert Island
Imagine Manhattan as a desert island, and join Robinson Crusoe’s adventures of surviving the wilderness in this family play.
Sat. 6/9, 5pm; Free.
Central Park, lawn next to Heckscher Playground at 61st St. & 7th Ave.,theatreplayground.com
Big Apple Barbecue Block Party
Sample brisket, pulled pork and other dishes from the best BBQ joints around the country, listen to cool country and soulful pop live music, and get family recipe ideas to try to at home.
Sat.-Sun., 6/9-6/10, 11am-6pm.
Madison Square Park, bigapplebbq.org
Suzi Shelton Band
The Brooklyn-based kiddie rocker showcases tunes from her latest release, Tomboy in a Princess Dress
, which was written with her 7-year-old daughter in mind.
Sun. 6/10, 11am; $15 and up.
92YTribeca, 200 Hudson St., 92y.org