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10 Ways to Celebrate National Parents’ Day in NYC

This Sunday is National Parents’ Day, so for one day, we want you to forget about all the work, chores, and day to day business that parents have to do. Instead, just get out there and enjoy those little people that gave you the best job title in the world—parent!

Whether you want to catch a cool concert, laugh at a comedy show, or dive in for a swim,  we’ve got tons of ways to spend some quality time with your mini-mes!

FunikiJam’s Totally Awesome Island Adventure Music Class
Sunday, July 28th, 9:30 AM & 10:30 AM / Upper East Side / Birth – 5 years old

The only dance-along, sing-along, play-along class that mixes high-energy award-winning songs and stories from FunikiJam founder Brian Barrentine with carefully curated international hits. Rhythms from across the globe encourage musical development, language skills, and imagination!

Pip’s Island: The Lighthouse Rescue
Sunday, July 28th, 10 AM / Midtown West / 4 – 10 years old

Worried about your kiddies sitting still for a show? You won’t have to worry at this one! Pip’s Island is a one-of-a-kind interactive theatrical adventure where kids are the stars of the show. Your little ones will navigate a series of challenges and games to save the Island from darkness with the help of live performers, puppets, and animated characters.


Family Painting Day at the Paint Place
Sunday, July 28th, 10:30 AM / Upper West Side / 4 – 8 years old

At this drop-in paint class, you and your little artists can create a family masterpiece on canvas worthy of a spot on your apartment wall! Talented instructors will help you in selecting paints and with techniques.

Family Yoga at Monkey Do! Yoga
Sunday, July 28th, 10:15 AM / Park Slope / 4 – 17 years old

Channel your inner zen together at family yoga!  Parents and yogis can take time to bond, get fit, and have fun in a class designed to make you laugh and stretch.

Music Together at City Treehouse
Sunday, July 28th, 10:30 AM / Chelsea / Birth – 4 years old

Spend some parent-kiddo time at this music class. Music Together is music education in a relaxed, fun, playful, non-performance-oriented setting, with activities that support and respect the unique learning styles of very young children.

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Me & My Shadow Swimming Lesson at SwimUrban
Sunday, July 28th, 9 AM& 10:30 AM / Midtown East / 6 months – 3 years old

Make a splash on Parents Day at a swim class with your little one! Try out this specialized fun learning program for parent and toddler, where your little fish will explore the water environment with games and songs.

Family Acro at The Muse Brooklyn
Sunday, July 28th, 11 AM / Bushwick / 5 – 9 years old

Looking for a creative way to spend some time with your little ones? How about family acrobatics! Learn how to work together, problem-solve, deepen bonds, and gain strength and flexibility together in a safe, fun environment.

Family Friendly Magic Show at LOL Times Square Comedy Club
Sunday, July 28th, 6 PM / Hell’s Kitchen / 5 – 17 years old

What better way to spend some time together than at a show! This family-friendly extravaganza features magic, mind-reading, juggling, illusions, and comedy!


Slime Factory at the Wishberry
Sunday, July 28th, every half hour from 1 PM to 3:30 PM / Greenwich Village / 3 – 17 years old

Glue, glitter, goo….become parent of the YEAR when you take your kiddos to this workshop—not to mention you keep the mess out of your house! Activity is good for 2 slimes and endless giggles and eeewwwwws!

The Little Mermaid at Galli Theater
Sunday, July 28th, 2 PM / Tribeca / 4 – 17 years old

Your kiddos may not be ready for broadway yet but that doesn’t mean you can’t introduce them to some theater! Take your little princess or prince to see this live-on-stage version of the Disney classic, The Little Mermaid!

Want to discover and book more new activities in NYC? Check out all upcoming activities across the NY Metro for more Big Apple fun! 

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