NYC Parents: FREE (or free with general admission) to do this weekend in the City.



Saturday August 3
Summer Streets
Bike ride, rock-climb, zip line—anything but drive—when NYC streets turn into a pedestrian paradise. 
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LIC Block Party ** Our Top Pick
Head to Queens for a performance-packed day of carnival games, workshops and delicious food. 
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Front Row Cinema: The Muppets
Unwind with Kermit and the gang at a free outdoor screening at the South Street Seaport. 
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Target First Saturday
Celebrate Caribbean culture with calypso, a Jamaican film and a Cuban salsa-dancing workshop.
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Pirate School! Follow Your Compass
Go on a swashbuckling adventure with pirate professor Billy Bones at the hilarious one-man vaudeville show.
Suggested donation $5 | READ MORE 

Sunday August 4
Astoria Park Shore Fest
Sample local grub at the first of three Queens-themed block parties, complete with live music and a picnic.
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Rosh Hashanah Buzzz
Ring in the Jewish New Year early with honeybees, honeycombs and the shofar! 
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NYC Audubon Summer Eco-Cruise
Discover the city's offshore wildlife on the last Water Taxi cruise to the Brother Islands this summer.
$35, under 13 $25 | READ MORE 

Green-Wood as Green Space
Learn about the cemetery's role as a park (before Central Park was built) at the MCNY's family workshop.
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All weekend
Family Art Project: Handmade River Rafts
Make a tiny boat out of natural materials before sending it downstream at Wave Hill.
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The Kids Rule Weekend
Regale the kids with magic shows, theater, a water slide and pony rides at Lehman College.
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“Claes Oldenburg: The Street and The Store”
Introduce aspiring artists to the Pop Art sculptor’s early career before the MoMA exhibit closes on Monday.
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“Lightness of Being”
See the 11 whimsical (and super kid-friendly) works on view at City Hall Park, like a round bicycle.
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