NYC Parents: FREE stuff to do with kids this weekend July 27-28

Saturday, July 27
Lincoln Center Out of Doors Family Day
Soak up world-class music en plein air with a day of live performances at the Lincoln Center plazas. Manhattan.

Roosevelt Island Outdoor Summer Movie Series
Get a killer view of Manhattan’s skyline and escape into the Scottish Highlands with Brave’s redheaded heroine. Roosevelt Island. FREE | READ MORE 

4th Annual Coney Island Talent Show
Find a spot along the boardwalk to watch amazing entrants compete for prizes in this all-ages contest. Brooklyn

Recycle-To-Art: 2-4pm

Have fun turning discarded materials into usable works of art. For kids and adults. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Wear clothes that can get messy. Poe Park, 2640 Grand Concourse, Bronx, New York. FREE.

History in Your Hands: Pulling Weeds on the Farm, 2-4pm
Visitors of all ages can come and help Lefferts staff take care of the potato farm plot, medicinal and herb gardens, and berry patches by pulling weeds and helping to water. Bring a hat and a bottle of water and we will provide the tools and gloves. FREE. Lefferts Historic House in Prospect Park. Brooklyn.

Sunday, July 28
Hip Tot Family Day
Embark on an “underwater adventure” with storytime, bubble-wrap octopus crafts and Mil’s Trills at a South Slope beer garden. BrooklynFREE | READ MORE 

Designing for Flight
Head to Governors Island, where kids can build (and fly!) their own kites, then try piloting a Brooklyn Aerodrome glider. Governors Island. FREE | READ MORE 

GoGo squeeZ Mobile Playground
Catch the traveling playground in Union Square to scale a giant tumble tower, fly down a slide, work on a photo project and score giveaways. ManhattanFREE | READ MORE 

Bike NY: Learn to Ride Kids: 10am-12pm.
Learn to Ride – Kids is a free group class for children who are ready to ditch their training wheels and ride a two-wheeler for the first time. Through a safe, easy, effective method, Bike New York’s experienced instructors help parents teach their kids how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bicycle. Most kids get it in one session, but even if they don’t, parents leave knowing an easy, crash-free, low stress technique that will have their kids riding independently in a short amount of time. Brooklyn Bridge Park. 334 Furman Street, Brooklyn, NY 334.

Break out the shovels for the sandcastle contest at Rockaway Beach, then don't forget surfing fun and boardwalk snacks after. Click: All right!

The Children's Day Extravaganza full of crafts, live music, rides, and carousel time is a perfect excuse to hop aboard the Staten Island Ferry to Willowbrook Park. Click: Why not? 

All weekend
Writopia Children's Poetry Festival
Get inspired by free poetry workshops, a balloon forest and a teepee village, then take part in an open mike. Governors Island. FREE | READ MORE 

Pogopalooza 10
Cheer on extreme pogo pros, test out your skills and browse pogo sticks at this tenth annual fest. 1pm. Union SquareFREE | READ MORE 

SOURCE: Time Out Kids; New York Loves Kids (com); New York Family Magazine. 

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