The following events are happening around New York the week of Aug. 6-Aug. 13, 2010.
There are so many great things to do with kids that it is hard to narrow down the choices. CBS New York is here to help by picking the best weekend happenings.
Target Free First Fridays
Children’s Museum of Manhattan
The Tisch Building,
212 West 83rd Street
New York, NY 10024
Young kids love this little museum which has exhibits that are focused on play and their favorite characters (i.e. Dora and Diego). The City Splash exhibit which allows kids to play a variety of water games is especially popular during the warm weather. Best of all, you can sample the museum from 5pm – 8pm on the first Friday of every month, courtesy of Target.
South, John & Front Streets
New York, NY 10038
The kids will enjoy a visit to the nation’s first permanent Imagination Playground which opened on July 27, 2010. Built and designed by the Rockwell Group along with the New York City Parks & Recreation Department, this innovative park is designed to please the hardest to impress kids. Basically, it is an open multi-level space that has large sand and water features and a variety of loose parts— so that kids can create and recreate their own playground. We have seen the site and it is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
The Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival
Meadows Lake, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Flushing, New York 11355
This free annual dragon boat racing competition draws over 100 world-wide teams and 1,000+ participants. Celebrating the “Year of the Tiger” this year, this event is bound to be a cultural event that all kids will love. In addition to the boat racing, there will be a variety of performances and ethnic food. It will take place on Saturday, August 7th – Sunday, August 8th.
Performing since 1973, the wildly popular Flying Karamazov Brothers’ 4Play has begun another run in the West Village. It is no small wonder since they combine music, juggling and comedy in their act. The tickets are a little pricey ($45 – $65), but we hear from past audience members that it is well worth the cost. A mixture of comedic silliness and juggling genius combine to make this performance an ideal outing for the entire family (ages 4 and up).
Kimberly Coleman is a blogger with Mom in the City.