Sticking around the city this Labor Day weekend and looking for stuff to do? Obviously, we’ve got ideas! Check out these 8 NYC-area activities perfect for a long weekend below!
Art with Indi
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!
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!)
Hands on Hoops
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 a weekend morning sessions at Riverside or St. Catherine’s Park!
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!
River Tubing in the Navesink River
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 / 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!
Sensory Fun in the Sun at Cunningham Park
Fresh Meadows / 2 ½ – 7 years old
These fun-filled sensory groups will stimulate children’s 5 senses. Your child will navigate obstacle courses, explore various textures and exercise their muscles to increase strength, stability and mobility. These groups also offer opportunities for peer interaction, team building and increased self-confidence, all while enjoying the outdoors.
SwimUrban Aquatic School
Brooklyn / 0 – 6 years old
You’re only one swim away from a good mood! At SwimUrban Aquatic School, water safety instructors offer an enjoyable training swimming experience. They take pride in creating a comfortable and safe environment for learning. Among their specialties is special education for children with learning disabilities. One last chance to swim outside before summer ends!