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9 Things To Do In and Around NYC This Weekend

It’s going to be a beautiful weekend in NYC—why not head outside and take advantage of some of the things your fair city and its surroundings have to offer? Below are our top summery picks for things to do in and around the city for kids of all ages this weekend!


Art with Indi
­July 14th, 11:30 AM / Brower Park / 2 – 6 years old

Every child loves music—and they also love making a mess! Come to this fun outdoor class where these two things are combined. Your child will work on an art project as well as have the chance to explore a musical instrument. Make some art, make a mess, all while rocking out to some music in the park!

Brooklyn Cyclones
July 14th, 6:00 PM / Coney Island / 4 – 17 years old

Want to take your little one out to the ballgame? The Brooklyn Cyclones, a Minor League affiliate of the New York Mets, are on KidPass! Booking includes two tickets to a Brooklyn Cyclones game for an adult and child 4 and up. (Children 3 and under are free.) And this Saturday, don’t miss the TYE-DYE Baseball Giveaway for the first 2,000 fans!

Hands on Hoops
July 14th& 15th, 9:30 – 11:15 AM / Riverside Park / St. Catherine’s Park / 2 – 6 ½ years old

Hands On Hoops (HOH) is a program where children can develop new basketball and life skills without feeling the pressure to be perfect. Coaches understand that kids need to be free to make mistakes, so they can learn through trial and error in a safe, empowering, and supportive environment. Join them for one of their weekend morning sessions at Riverside or St. Catherine’s Park!


Liberty Cruise
July 14th, 10:30 AM / Midtown West / 3 – 12 years old

Cruise on over to pay Lady Liberty a visit! This hour-long boat ride leaves from Pier 83 on the West Side. You’ll feel the breeze on your face, take in some fantastic views, as well as learn all kinds of cool stuff about The State of Liberty, Ellis Island, and many other famous sights and landmarks along the harbor. Book your tickets now!

Mamafit Outdoors
July 14th, 9:45 AM / Central Park / 1 month – 6 years old

A total body workout combining cardio, strengthening and toning exercises, this class is designed to “get it all in” for the busy mom. Bring your little one and have an opportunity to meet other moms in Central Park while getting in a great workout.

River Tubing in the Navesink River
July 14th& 15th, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM / Red Bank, NJ / 10 – 17 years old

Get out of the city and onto the river! Northeast Mountain Guiding provides premium outdoor experiences and professional services for little outdoor enthusiasts. Enjoy a relaxing float down a flatwater river in Red Bank, New Jersey. Trip will take 1.5 to 2 hours, depending on the tides that day.


Rock Climbing 101 at Allamuchy Mountain State Park
Stanhope, NJ / July 14th & 15th, 8:00 – 2:00 PM / 8 – 17 years old

 For an outdoor adventure your child won’t forget, head to Stanhope, New Jersey and Ultimate Outdoor Adventures. Professional guides and staff will provide an amazing, unforgettable experience where safety is first priority and adventure and thrill follow. This weekend, learn the basics of outdoor rock climbing during this 7-hour course. Guides will show you everything you need to know to get into this rewarding sport!

Swimming at SwimUrban Brooklyn
July 14th, 9:00 – 11:30 AM / Flatbush / 6 months – 17 years old

You’re only one swim away from a good mood! SwimUrban Aquatic School takes pride in creating a comfortable and safe environment for learning. This Saturday, choose from one of the group swim classes for beginner, intermediate, or advanced swimmers. There are also Me and My Shadow Lessons for children 6 months to 3 years. Something for everyone in the family!

Water Park Splash
July 14th, 11:00 AM / Rockaway Beach / 8 – 17 years old

If you and the fam are looking to cool down this weekend, head to Rockaway Beach for this water park experience unlike anything else in the city! Jump, swing, dive, and swim your way through the hot day, all while having a blast!

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