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U.S. Open Kids Day, Soap Box Derby & More Weekend Fun!


You guys, there is no emoticon sad enough for how I feel about the end of August right now. Although a trip to the U.S. Open would probably perk me up! If anybody out there has an extra ticket to a Serena Williams match, feel free to hook this mama up. Those of you with tiny tennis fans in the house should see if you can still snag tickets to tomorrow's Arthur Ashe Kids Day. Not into tennis? Head to Green-wood Cemetery for the Commemoration of the Battle of Brooklyn. There will be parades, cannon fire, horse rides, re-enactments and more cool stuff. Finally, Brooklyn families should definitely check out the Soap Box Derby. Don't expect a Batmobile sighting, but you will see lots of fun, funky, eco-friendly contraptions race down 17th Street.

Events We Love This Week!
Events for Tuesday, September 1st
  • Little New Yorkers

    Little New Yorkers

    Each class includes time with historic toys, a special Little New-Yorkers hello song, story readings, and a related craft project.

    Ages: For ages 3 to 5
    Cost: Free to $15.00
    When: Tuesdays & Fridays, 3:30 PM-4:15PM
  • Story Hour @ Bank Street Books

    Story Hour @ Bank Street Books

    A free story hour series for toddlers, featuring award-winning children's storytellers.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: Free
    When: Daily @ 10:30AM (Yup, seven days a week).
  • Life at the Limits

    Life at the Limits

    Explores the diverse and sometimes jaw-dropping strategies animals and plants employ to find food, fend off predators, reproduce + thrive in habitats many would find inhospitable, even lethal.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: $16.00 to $27.00
    When: April 4, 2015 - January 3rd, 2016. Timed entry only.
  • Hunger Games

    Hunger Games

    Immersive themed environments, hundreds of authentic costumes and props, and highly interactive digital and hands-on experiences will invite visitors to step inside and explore the world of Panem.

    Ages: For ages 3 and up
    Cost: $16.00 to $20.50
    When: July 1st-January 3, 2015. See listing for times.
  • Family Swim

    Family Swim

    Parents and kids can free-swim together all year round in this indoor half-Olympic sized pool!

    Ages: For ages 5 and up
    Cost: $10.00 to $15.00
    When: Monday,Tuesday & Wednesday: 3:00PM-7:00PM Thursday & Friday: 3:00PM-8:45PM
  • Science Playground

    Science Playground

    Slides, seesaws, sand pits, a giant lever, wind pipes, a climbing net, slides, sand boxes, metal drums, fog machines screw and a water play area!

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: $4.00
    When: March 1-November 30th. See museum hours. Weather permitting.
  • Spiders Alive!

    Spiders Alive!

    Explore spiders' anatomy, diversity, venom, silk + behavior including little-known defensive mechanisms such as mimicry and noise-making.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: $16.00 to $27.00
    When: July 4, 2015 - November 29, 2015. Timed entry only.
  • Soccer for Ages 5-7

    Soccer for Ages 5-7

    Kids kick, run and learn the basics of soccer.

    Ages: For ages 5 to 7
    Cost: Free
    When: Tuesdays, 3:30PM-4:15PM (Thru 10/27)
  • Young Sprouts Gardening

    Young Sprouts Gardening

    Simple gardening projects, garden-themed lessons + nature books for children 3 to 5 years old.

    Ages: For ages 3 to 5
    Cost: Free
    When: Tuesdays @ 3:15PM-3:45PM (May 6-Oct 28)
  • Preschool Play

    Preschool Play

    Join other parents, caregivers and toddlers for interactive play with imaginative toys.

    Ages: For ages 2 to 4
    Cost: Free
    When: Mon. - Wed. @ 10:00 AM-12:00PM (Thru 10/26)
  • Storytime in Nolen Library

    Storytime in Nolen Library

    Start with a book, then learn to look! Toddlers look, listen, and have fun with picture books in Nolen Library.

    Ages: For ages 1 to 3
    Cost: Free
    When: Monday - Friday 10:30AM + 3:00PM; Sunday @ 2:00PM.
  • Play at the Park House

    Play at the Park House

    Drop by the Rockefeller Park House and have fun playing in the park! Adults and children can borrow toys and play equipment to use free of charge.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: Free
    When: August 1 - October 10, 11:00AM - 6:30PM
  • Toddler Tuesdays

    Toddler Tuesdays

    Start your Tuesday with an action-packed morning of toddler only skate time on the rink.

    Ages: For ages 2 to 3
    Cost: $15.00
    When: Tuesdays @ 9:30AM-12:00PM (thru October 6)
  • The Collectivity Project for Kids

    The Collectivity Project for Kids

    Build, play, and dream about cities using LEGOs and your imagination.

    Ages: For ages 4 and up
    Cost: Free
    When: Every Tuesday + Thursday @ 4:00 to 6:00 PM (June through September)
  • Reading Rangers

    Reading Rangers

    Storytelling and hands on activity in the park for children of all ages!

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: Free
    When: Tuesdays and Fridays from June 2 to Sept 29th @ 10AM
  • Come Play in Washington Square Park

    Come Play in Washington Square Park

    Games, crafts, and sports for the park's youngest visitors.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: Free
    When: Open daily through 9/25 @ 10:00AM-6:00PM
  • NYPL Storytimes

    NYPL Storytimes

    A shortcut to finding the story times at your local public library.

    Ages: For ages infants to 4
    Cost: Free
    When: Typically, at least once a week at your neighborhood NYPL branch. See enclosed.
  • New York City Beaches

    New York City Beaches

    Find your spot amongst 14 miles of beaches. Pack light and escape to the coast.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: Free
    When: Open daily thru September 13th, 10:00AM-6:00PM.
  • Wee Arts Drop-In

    Wee Arts Drop-In

    Music time! Story time! Art time! Join CMA's WEE teaching artists for an art-filled drop-in session before they open their doors to the public.

    Ages: For ages infants to 5
    Cost: $25.00
    When: Monday-Friday, 10:45AM-12:00PM
  • Victorian Gardens

    Victorian Gardens

    Victorian Gardens is an amusement park perfect for the 2-12 year old set that lasts all summer long.

    Ages: For ages 2 to 12
    Cost: $7.50 to $16.00
    When: Opens May 23. Operates daily thru September 13th.
  • City Splash

    City Splash

    Launch boats down a winding stream, splash in the puddle patch, and paint with water on slate.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: Free to $11.00
    When: Open daily 11:00AM-4:00PM. Weather permitting.
  • Summer Scavenger Hunt

    Summer Scavenger Hunt

    Escape the heat this summer and go on an adventure in the great indoors!

    Ages: For ages 4 and up
    Cost: $6.00 to $19.00
    When: June 13th-Sept 6th.See listing for times. (Every day except Monday!)
  • Summer Art Camp (Ages 4-11)

    Summer Art Camp (Ages 4-11)

    Your child will thrive in this warm, nurturing and FUN creative summer art camp at New York's #1-Rated art program, The Art Studio NY! *Sponsored.

    Ages: For ages 4 to 11
    Cost: $90.00 to $699.00
    When: July 20 - September 4. Half-day, full-day, and weekly availability. See listing for a detailed schedule.
  • Go Swimming!

    Go Swimming!

    Cool off in one of the city's outdoor pools when the city really starts to sizzle.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: Free
    When: Opening Day is June 27th. Daily, 11:00AM-7:00PM with a break for pool cleaning between 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Early bird and night owl lap swim hours are also available at select sites.
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