NYC Weekend Events: Jul 30 – Aug 1

We’ve got a great roundup of kid-friendly events happening this weekend! Don’t miss your chance to see Eric Carle’s World of Wildlife at the Bronx Zoo, learn about the bats in Central Park firsthand, or check out an outdoor movie in Brooklyn. All that, and so much more. Scroll down to check out the rest of our fun weekend event picks for kids below!

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Harry Potter Virtual Reality Experiences

The ground-breaking experiences are exclusively at the newly opened Harry Potter New York flagship store and will give fans of the Wizarding World and thrill seekers the chance to explore the magical world as never before! Event Details.

Eric Carle’s World of Wildlife

Beloved books by legendary children’s author Eric Carle come to life at the Bronx Zoo this summer with live performances, music, games, and other activities. Event Details.

The Happiness Habits Dance Lab

The Happiness Habits Lab is a space to sample practices that have been found to increase some people’s happiness. Use the time and space provided to consider how these activities impact your mood and feelings and determine if they are something you might like to add to your life. Event Details.

Building Back Better With BCAP

Make your mark with sidewalk chalk or create your own watercolor ice-cube art, the perfect way to cool off on a summer day. Registered participants also get an activity kit to take home, which includes materials to make zines, a scavenger hunt, a family pass to the Museum, and more! Event Details.

To-Go Picnic & Play

Bring a picnic and your family out for a socially-distant night of outdoor fun! There will be art project kit and games as you enjoy an evening outside and watch the beautiful sunset. Event Details.

Sunset Jam on the Hudson

Maguette Camara leads a weekly sunset drumming circle in the tradition of West African rhythm and dance. Drums provided. Event Details.

SummerStarz Movies 2021

SummerStarz is a series of free, family-friendly movies at Transmitter Park presented by Town Square, a local nonprofit organization. Also a great idea for date night! Event Details.

Catching Light With Camera Obscuras

Collaborate with the sun, shadow and the ever-changing light to create your very own camera obscura. Using upcycled and natural materials construct a camera to then use to document nature in motion. Event Details.

Trains, Buses, Ferries, Oh My

Kids will take a walk around the neighborhood and discover different forms of transportation around Battery Park City. Following a read-aloud of Subway by Christoph Niemann, kids will design their own train cars. Event Details.

All About Bats

Join the Urban Park Rangers for an evening of fun-filled facts about these amazing mammals. Event Details.


There are tons more events on our calendar – be sure to check them out all week long!


–  Jesseca Stenson


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