NYC Parents: FREE stuff to do with kids this weekend July 4-7


Thursday, July 4

Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks
Claim your right as a New Yorker and watch the nationally broadcast pyrotechnics live and in person.
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Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest
See whether reigning champ Joey Chestnut can win the record for Most Consecutive Wins at Coney Island’s gut-busting showdown.
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Friday, July 5

Coney Island Fireworks
Skirt the crowds on the Fourth and celebrate Independence Day one night later with Coney’s weekly fireworks.
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42nd Annual International African Arts Festival
Catch nightly concerts from Motown to jazz, plus special family programs and dance performances, at this four-day fest. Also on Thursday, Saturday, Sunday.
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Saturday, July 6

Wave Hill Welcome Home Weekend
Say hello to the new-and-improved Bronx historic house with guided tours, live music and pineapple-hat making. Also on Sunday.
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Ezra Jack Keats Story Hour 
Honor the Brooklyn native by upholding Prospect Park’s summertime tradition at the statue of Peter and Willie.
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Target First Saturday: Remixing the American Story
Celebrate our nation’s unique diversity with animated shorts, concerts, artist talks and kid-friendly crafts.
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You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Watch the musical based on the comic strip classic outdoors, at the Old Stone House.
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Sunday July 7



Summerstage Global Family Day
Spend the day soaking up performances by folk singers, stilt-walkers and theater collectives on Central Park’s main stage.
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Macy's Fishing Clinic
Practice your catching (and releasing) techniques at this aquatic-themed, lakeside workshop. Also on Saturday.
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The Dirt on Dirt at SI Zoo
Make like a worm and learn the secrets of what’s really underneath our feet, then take home a compost kit.
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SOURCE: Time Out Kids

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