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Egg Rolls Fest and 20 More Things To Do in NYC This Weekend With Kids

Mommy Poppins logo Mommy Poppins 3 days ago Drew Kristofik
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Looking for the best things to do in New York City this weekend? Here are some family-friendly events and activities to add to your list for this weekend.

Looks like this weekend might be on the warm side, so it's the perfect time to air condition the kids at the Natural History Museum and explore the new exhibit, Extinct and Endangered. Do a little dance to celebrate the solstice, learn some Kung Fu or Hip Hop moves at the NYC Kids Fest, or drink in some Americana Music (think folk, blues, bluegrass, and more) while a cool breeze wafts in from the East River.

This weekend is your last chance to see both Richard II and Richard III and ponder the fate of the House of Lancaster. The Egg Rolls, Egg Creams, and Empanadas Fest is finally back with fabulous food and its trademark mash-up of Jewish, Chinese, and Hispanic cultures. All that, and you can get in summer mode at Children's Museum of the Arts' Beach Block Party, too!

Are there any FREE outdoor movies, you wonder? OH yes.  As always, it is our civic duty to remind you that our Family Activity Calendar is always here to serve you. Take a peek.

More Things To Do in New York City This Week With Kids

Be sure to click through to each listing for all the details, including recommended ages and time. Check with each venue for COVID guidelines before heading out to any event.

Best Things To Do in NYC This Weekend With Kids

Upper West Side

Opens Wednesday, June 22

From bees to butterflies, insects help keep natural ecosystems healthy. But the evidence is clear: many insect species are in decline. AMNH's new Extinct and Endangered exhibit features the macrophotography of Levon Biss and specimens from the museum's collection. read more

Upper West Side–FREE

Thursday, June 23 - Sunday, June 26

The Hudson Classical Theater Company presents Shakespeare's Richard II live in Riverside Park. The protagonist is a naive, ambitious, and reckless young king who sets his own downfall in motion. read more

Flushing, Queens

Friday, June 24

Latin Grammy nominated artist Sonia De Los Santos brings the music of Latin America to Flushing Town Hall, sharing songs of hope and community in English and Spanish. read more

Battery Park–FREE

Friday, June 24

Robert F. Wagner Park is the setting for a unique celebration of the summer solstice. Learn traditional Swedish folk dances from Barnklubben Elsa Rix and join in lively dance around the Midsummer pole. read more

Upper East Side–FREE

Friday, June 24 | Space Jam: A New Legacy (PG)

Bring the whole family and spread a blanket on Litwin Field to enjoy an outdoor movie-going experience. Plus, munch on free popcorn while you watch! read more

Midtown West–FREE

Friday, June 24 | E.T. (PG)

Watch a movie on the ship’s flight deck, under the stars! Enjoy views of the Hudson River and city skyline while you watch some old and new favorites on the big screen. read more

Coney Island, Brooklyn–FREE

Fridays, starting June 24

Enjoy singing karaoke with family and friends on the Coney Island Boardwalk in front of Deno's Wonder Wheel, and then watch the fireworks illuminate the sky! read more

Midtown West–FREE

Saturday, June 25

Bogotá-born accordionist, bandleader, and singer Gregorio Uribe performs a concert set of jazz originals and traditional folk songs on Hearst Plaza, preceded by an all-ages, hands-on creative listening and beginning composition class. read more

Riverdale, the Bronx

Saturday, June 25 - Sunday, June 26

Cut nature shapes from multicolored tissue paper, then use a simple, papier-mâché method to transform your cut shapes into festive lanterns read more

The Rockaways, Queens

Saturday, June 25

Bring family and friends to enjoy music, games, amusement, giveaways, mechanical ride, arts and crafts, and refreshments. read more

Seaport–FREE

Saturday, June 25

As part of Pride weekend at the Seaport Museum, the LBTQ+ sailing club, Knickerbocker Sailing Association‘s “Rainbows on the Hudson” boat parade sails by Pier 16. The fleet of 30 vessels features sails designed by Gilbert Baker, who created the first pride flag. read more

Harlem

Saturday, June 25

Over 200 new to slightly used books are available to choose from at La’Dreamer, Daisy Helping Hands Foundation, and BLEXIT NYC's 1st Annual Children's Book Fair. Festivities includes storybook reading, refreshments, and more.  read more

Prospect Park, Brooklyn–FREE

Saturday, June 25

BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn's annual family show features the Montréal-based Cirque Kalabenté with an opening performance by Natu Camara. read more

Harlem | Two Locations–FREE

Saturday, June 25 - Sunday, June 26

The NYC Kids Fest takes over two locales: Lafayette Square on Saturday and Jackie Robinson Park on Sunday. No matter the date or location, expect an event jam-packed with an eclectic lineup of performing artists, storytelling workshops, raffles, kung fu, music, and dance. read more

Brooklyn Heights

Saturday, June 25 - Sunday, June 26

Over 30 women-identified Brooklyn and NYC Americana musicians perform original and traditional songs on fiddle, banjo, mandolin, upright bass, ukulele, and more, spanning a range of genres including country, folk, blues, old-time, bluegrass, and jazz. read more

Central Park–FREE

Tuesdays - Sundays, through July 17

Tony Award nominee Robert O’Hara brings his sharp wit and storytelling genius to The Delacorte with a bold new production of Richard III. This masterful dive into the muddy middle between political genius and violent power grab opens Shakespeare in the Park’s 60th season with piercing relevancy and electrifying drama. read more

Midtown West–FREE

Sunday, June 26

Rockefeller Center's new monthly live singalong series with The Rock and Roll Playhouse rocks outdoors at Radio Park. Dance, play, and rock out to tunes in the center of NYC.  read more

Lower East Side–FREE

Sunday, June 26

The Museum at Eldridge Street presents its 21st annual Egg Rolls, Egg Creams & Empanadas Festival, a joyous celebration of the diverse ethnic communities of the Museum's Lower East Side neighborhood. read more

SoHo–FREE

Sunday, June 26

Celebrate the arrival of summer with the Children's Museum of the Arts festive outdoor party, which promises arts and crafts, volleyball, a DJ spinning tunes, a merfolk march, and much more.  read more

Park Slope, Brooklyn–FREE

Sunday, June 26

BKCM hosts a free celebration featuring refugee performers from around the world, with music, dance, theatre and more. read more

Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Sunday, June 26

The Rock and Roll Playhouse, a weekly family concert series hosted at Brooklyn Bowl on Sunday mornings, allows kids to get-down to the sounds of music not intentionally made for kids. This week it features the music of Alanis Morissette. read more

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