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Winter Jam

January 25, 2017

Head over to Central Park's Bandshell Area on Saturday from 11am-3pm for the annual Winter Jam. Enjoy snowshoeing, skiing, sledding, snowboarding, and more winter fun activities. The event is completely free and open to the public. Equipment is even provided if you don't have your own. Have fun!


West Side County Fair

September 02, 2016

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Go to the County Fair this weekend... right here in Manhattan! The annual West Side County Fair at Pier 1 in Riverside Park South is happening this Sunday from 1-6pm. Enjoy rides, games, performers, aerialists, reptile shows, cotton candy, and more. It costs nothing to enter and you don't even have to leave the city for it! 


Renaissance Faire

August 08, 2016

Weekends through October 2 head North of the city about an hour away to experience the Renaissance Fair. See knights jousting, costumes, shopping, games, food, and more. This weekend is Kid's weekend with a special parade and costume contest for the kids to enjoy. Visit the website for more information and other special events


Bryant Park

August 14, 2015

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Not sure what to do on a beautiful day? Head over to Bryant Park, there's always plenty going on. There's always an activity of some sort during the day in the summer, like ping pong, board games, putting practice, exercise classes, juggling classes, and so much more. There are also special activites and performances depending on the day of the week. You can also just enjoy sitting in the park with your lunch or a cold drink and people watching. Visit the website for more details on what's going on if you're looking for something specific, or just head over there when you have a moment and see for yourself!


Waterfight NYC

July 20, 2015

Bring your water guns and prepare to have a good old fashioned water fight, but on a much larger scale than the ones you had as a kid. This one is happening this Saturday at Central Park's Great Lawn at 2pm and it's free to join in. No water balloons are allowed, but you can definitely bring your old super soaker that you thought you'd never use again! Have fun!


9th Avenue International Food Festival

May 13, 2015

The annual Ninth Avenue International Food Festival is happening this weekend, so come hungry. As it's name suggests, it takes place on 9th Avenue from 42nd Street to 57th Street. Try food from all over the world, like Poland, India, Thailand, and more. When you're full, take a break and listen to some live music, look at some art, or bring the kids to the kiddie rides. The festival will be taking place on both Saturday and Sunday, so you have plenty of time to try lots of food.


Mother's Day Weekend Garden Party

May 04, 2015

Spend Mother's Day outside at the New York Botanical Garden with the whole family. Enjoy live music, picnicking, games, and more. Kids can enjoy crafting Mother's Day cards, watching a bubble show, or adding to giant chalk drawings. Tickets for adults start at $30 per person. The events are ongoing on both Saturday and Sunday from 10am-6pm. Happy Mother's Day!


Easter Egg Hunts

March 19, 2015

Easter egg hunts are a popular way for kids to celebrate Easter. There are a few in the city that are free, but these tend to be very crowded. If you want a much calmer experience, register your kid(s) for the Easter Egg Hunt in Riverside Park on Saturday, April 4. Today is one of the last days to register at a reduced price of $16 per child as opposed to $21. You'll also be able to take a picture with the Easter Bunny! Have fun!


Arthur Ashe Kids' Day

August 20, 2014

To help set the spirit for the US Open, take the kids to the Arthur Ashe Stadium on Saturday morning for some fun games and tennis activities. Some of the events include: watching the Pros practice, face painting, juggling workshop, balloon artists, 10 and under tennis, storytelling, and more! The majority of this is free, but there are some events that require paid tickets. For more information on all the events, visit the website.


Harlem "Week"

July 23, 2014

Harlem Week
began in 1974 as just a one day festival celebrating Harlem's rich culture and heritage. It's now evolved into a monthlong celebration of Harlem with many events throughout the month, especially on the weekends. Some things not to miss are a college fair, children's festival, dancing in the street party, fashion show, Motown concert, Amateur Night at the Apollo, and the Percy Sutton 5k run/walk. The celebration begins on July 27 and continues until August 23. Have fun!