Family Resources – Summer Fun for the Family

Thanks to Chana Fayershtayn for this great resource!

Summer is well underway, but it’s not too late to share activities ideas with the families in our network for fun, family-and-child-friendly summer activities to be found in NYC.

Fun 4 kids nyc
List of great things to do and see in NYC! IPhone viewable!


Museums List

NYC Street Fairs and Flea Markets for 2013 season!

Exhibits and education programs, library and art gallery open to all. Featuring Green Tween program. 148 West 37th Street, 13th floor.
851 6th Ave. Entrances on 29th and 30th St, NYC
Pier 46 Lawn at Charles Street, NYC
Free events! Including Syfy Movies With A View!
Call to reserve tickets now. Reservations can be made Monday – Friday, beginning two weeks prior to showing. 212-833-8100. (click here for schedule)
A public park located by the West Side Highway. Walk the walk, find all the wonderful art along the way. Open daily from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

City Parks Foundation Calendar

Calendar of events happening in city parks.
At the NY Public Library for the Performing Arts
A wealth of resource information from Nickelodeon
MTA free apps! App of the week! 
Easier in getting around town… MTA Fares

An Art Education Guide
for Kids and Adults

“Freedom in expressing oneself is one of the reasons why many people find art enjoyable…Whatever its story may be, the artist’s heart and soul is poured into it.”

At Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
155 W. 65th St, between Bway and Amsterdam Ave.
Art in the Park 10am to 12:30, Friendly Garden Snakes. Located in the Flatiron District at East 23 St. between Madison and Fifth Ave.


Brooklyn Flea 

DeKalb Flea Market 

Wonderful homemade creations! Brooklyn
free Hester Street Fair is back for its 4th Season! Opening Day event on April 27th from 10am-6pm. best line-up of vendors from fashion, crafts, arts, food and even a Mobile Vintage Camper.
Wednesdays at 11am, Babies admitted Free!
143 East Houston Street on the Lower East Side / (212) 260-7289 NYC
25 minutes each way. Located at the very bottom of Manhattan. Take a free round trip water ride! NYC
Federal Reserve Bank of New York Tours 
Advance reservations required.
Tour the Fed’s gold vault and learn about the Federal Reserve’s central banking functions. Also on exhibit, “The History of Money” and “Fedworks”. Free!
Free admission (grounds only) on Wednesdays & Thursday – Deals, Bronx
Photo gallery from a day at the gardens…
Museum listing: List of free days! A list of the best museums to take your kids too, and free or pay what you like days!
Educational fun! Green girls, coastal classroom & seeds to trees programs.
Fun parks to explore all around the city!
The New York Public Library 
Locations… Baby story time, exhibitions, programs and classes!
Free art shows, books of course, big lions, and perfect people watching steps to rest on. Public bathrooms around back. 5th Ave at 42nd Street. NYC
Free galleries for all ages to experience.
* Top Chelsea galleries
* Gallery listings
Educational sites
Music of the didgeridoo on you tube.
Colorful, brilliant and engaging! My favorite artist.
A wonderful free resource for all things art in history! Brought to you by Madi T.
Art, science, ecotarium, amazon, and questacon!
Wonderful educational sites for kids, very resourceful!
For the emerging artist. Idea suggestion by Danielle.
For Color Theory, click here!
Summer fun with clay! Drop in Saturdays. 654 10 Ave at 46th St.
Spanish immersion for Preschool. At 22 East 88th St, NYC

Get Outside on Governor’s Island
10k runners, come 7am or 7:30 a.m.

June 23rd, at 8:15 a.m. Kids ages 5 – 15 yrs old.
Registration required $35.
New York Hebrew’s After School Program!
Open House on April 30th, from 5- 6:30pm
Give your child the gift of an outstanding after-school Jewish and Hebrew Education. 51 Cooper Square, NYC
(between 6th and 7th street)
Shows / Musicals / Theatre
The Little Orchestra Society’s 2013 Season!
Summer Camp!
BRIC announces the lineup for its 35th Anniversary Celebrate Brooklyn!
at The Canal Park Playhouse
Sat.’s and Sundays at 1 pm & 4 pm . Laugh-out-loud physical comedy. Ticket price $20(508 Canal Street, between Greenwich and West Streets in Tribeca)
Up to half off tickets.
Directions and hours. Pier 86, 12th Ave at 46th Street $28
Creatures of Light introduces visitors to the astonishing variety of bioluminescent organisms on earth. Great fun and interactive.
Over 10,000 archived items. 278 Spring Street, NYC
For Your Teenagers Only! 
A combination performance space–art gallery–suburban-basement-style hangout.
Conceived by teachers at Tribeca’s Church Street School of Art and Music. 74 Warren St., nr. Church St. No parents allowed. OK’d by helicopter parents!
The Jewish Museum Art Workshop + Gallery Tour for Kids with Special Needs. Workshops are free, but space is limited.

Summer Family ActivitiesArchaelolgy Zone. 1109 Fifth Ave at 92nd St, NYC.

Great ways for kids to exercise
Urban Golf Academy for kids 4 and up!
Kate Tempesta’s Urban Golf Academy is a unique program that introduces children to the game of golf as early as age four. Class locations throughout the city.
Manhattan Movement & Arts Center
Developed by Rose Caiola, home of the Manhattan Youth Ballet
A graded, pre-professional ballet academy and performance company. Studio Maestro at 48 W. 68th Street. NYC
The club is entirely Non-Membership, so everyone is able to come and enjoy indoor tennis in NYC-15 Vanderbilt Ave at 42nd Street.
The Circus Warehouse in Long Island City
Join the circus, take a class! Or go and watch the show. Kids and teens classes.
Offers classes in flying trapeze, static trapeze, silks, rope & more. We also produce unique parties, events & team-building workshops.
Imagine Swimming
Students in a 50-foot-long pool heated year-round to 90 degrees.
Weekly classes average four kids to each swim coach. 40 Harrison St., nr. Greenwich Ave. NYC 212-253-9650
Education Program sparks interest in Japan through a suite of family, school and educators programs.
333 East 47th St (at First Ave, NYC)
Every Sat. from 10 to 6pm, 194 – 20th Street, between 4th and 5th Ave. Wiliamsburg, Brooklyn

While in Williamsburg, check out the art gallery scene. 9th St. and Bedford, Wiliamsburg, Brooklyn

Tribeca Cinemas Kids Club
Every other Saturday, the program screens two movies
One for kids ages 3 to 6, the other for kids 7 and up—each with accompanying performances, workshops, and craft sessions. 54 Varick St., at Laight St. 212-941-2001

Wednesday–Sunday, 10 am–6 pm, $10 (free for children under age 9. 12 Fulton Street (between Water and South Streets), NYC

Visit the Butterfly Conservatory, alive all Winter! Central Park West, at 79th St. NYC

Accepts metro cards, you only pay one way. 59th St. at Second Ave The secret: sit toward the back for best views.

Eat Sleep Play: Family Programs.
212 West 83rd St. NYC

Sat. & Sunday, Noon – 6pm. $5
1208 Surf Street, at 12th Street
The Exhibition allows you to look deep inside the systems of your body: Skeletal, Muscular, Nervous, Respiratory, Digestive, Urinary, Reproductive, Circulatory and the Treated Body.
New 4th floor events and project room. Wonderful events and happenings for kids! 792 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn
Family art fun and activities.
On line, interactive site for teenagers. Make art, share art, hear podcasts about art, audio by teens!
Dialog in the Dark 
Thurs. – Sundays!
Fun experience for older kids. Leads visitors through a series of New York City environments, highlighted by city-centric scents, sounds, temperatures, and textures, in complete darkness.
Freshmade delivers throughout New York City; prices start at $10 per child.
Located in Chelsea and the East Village. 114 Tenth Ave., (at 17th St), and 328 E 14th St (between 1st & 2nd Ave) Yummy!
Largest, yummiest home made macarons in NYC! 284 Mulberry St, New York, NY (212) 334-3943

A list of farmer’s markets around NYC!

Union Square Greenmarket

Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Sat. 8am – 6pm
New York City’s first, largest and most famous Greenmarket year-round.

Children do the creating! Spring Art Colony for kids and teens, over 30 classes to choose from! 103 Charlton Street, NYC
NY City Explorers 
Innovative and educational classes and activities.
Offering unique enrichment classes designed to create a strong foundation for learning in a fun and organic environment. Playspace at preschool (110 Schermerhorn) and playspace (186 Underhill), Brooklyn.
Two fully interactive and hands-on exhibitions for families with children ages 5-12 and schools serving children between second and sixth grade.
Trapeze School It is a wild experience! For people of all ages.
Experienced teachers. 518 West 30th Street and at Pier 40 off the West Side Highway.Outreach program.
Art Making Events! Become a member for such fun events as museum sleepovers and adventures. NYC
Little Ustaads – An Indian Classical music program for
Children from the age of 6 months – 4 years.
The Little Ustaads program helps children discover and appreciate the world of Indian classical music through rhythmic tunes, rich vocals and vibrant visuals. Various locations in NYC – East Side, West Side & Downtown.
Parents also learn massage and yoga positions for babies. 104 West 14th St between Sixth and Seventh Aves.
1,001 Inventions! Limited enagement,
debut in from London and Istanbul.
47-01 111th Street, Queens
Admission by donation all day on Wednesday
1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY. # 718-367-1010
Bryant Park is situated behind the New York Public Library, between 40th and 42nd Streets & Fifth and Sixth Avenues.

120 Spring Street / 11am – 7pm / Open every day!

Free story telling Tuesdays! The Bronx. For directions
CSI: The Experience
Larger than lifeGo wild for dinosaurs at the American Museum of Natural History. (Central Park West at 79th St) shines the spotlight on the gargantuan dinosaurs called sauropods.
Tapes on the ground floor at the corner of West 49th Street and Rockefeller Plaza. Fans gather outside on the plaza to watch. At 30 Rockefeller Plaza (bet. Fifth and Sixth Aves. and W. 49th and W. 50th Sts.) The show tapes Monday – Friday from 7 to 11am.
To receive tickets, submit your request online. For groups or parties larger than 15 people, contact the audience coordinator at 212-930-7855. For standby tickets, arrive by 6:45am. Times Square (at Bway and West 44th St)
To request tickets, visit the Rachael Ray Show website. For standby tickets, arrive at 10:15am for the noon taping or 2:15pm for the 4pm taping. You must be 16 or older to be an audience member.
SNL, Martha Stewart…for older kids!
Science Playground! 
47-01 111th Street, Queens

Dozens of playground elements like slides, seesaws, sand pits, and fog machines, visitors of all ages and abilities can explore the scientific principles of motion, balance, and sound. Admission to the Science Playground / $4 per person / $3 for groups (reservations), Chaperones: 1 free with 5 children.

Over 400 permanent exhibits! After-School Science Clubs 47-01 111th Street, Queens, NY # 718-699-0005
A creative arts school. 240 West 98th Street.
An endeavor to revolutionalize family time.

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