The igokids blog
Get ready for a fantastic week in NYC. And, that’s not just because the Fantastic Four is coming to theaters this Friday. This week, we’re excited to head out to Flushing Meadows Parks to enjoy the 25th Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in the city. We’ll also learn about several “Rad American Women,” enjoy more theater in the park and listen to cowboy songs in Brooklyn. Did we also mention there’s a Siamese cat and an evil dragon? You’ll just have to read on to find out. Here are our picks for the week ahead.Read more
This weekend is what summer is all about, outdoor fun! Take to the streets this weekend (literally) at Summer Streets in NYC. There are nearly 7 miles packed with biking, walking, activities and fun for all from Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park on Saturday. Also on Saturday is the Get Up and Go Family Adventure Race in Staten Island. Get a chance to run, jump, throw and compete as a family team. There are outdoor street festivals happening in Queens and the Bronx filled with arts and crafts, performances, fitness demonstrations and more. You can top off the outdoor fun this weekend on Sunday with SummerStage in Staten Island. Here are this weekend's picks.Read more
New York City parents sometimes find themselves uttering, “Why am I raising my kids here?” The stress and the commotion can sure take its toll. But sometimes we find places in this city where you stop and look and say, “This is why I am raising my kids here.” Brooklyn Bridge Park is one of those special places where you find yourself pushing your three-year old on a swing set with the entire skyline of downtown Manhattan in front of you.Read more
New York City may be gearing up for a brutal week of heat and humidity. However, that weather can’t stop this city from venturing outdoors and enjoying the warm weather. This week, we’re stopping by Pier 46 to see cinema under the stars, enjoying more Broadway performers for free, learning about YA books based in NYC, checking out a PuppetMobile featuring Brier Rabbit and jamming to Mother Goose. Here are our picks for the week ahead.Read more
Roses are red, violets are blue, summer is here and it's calling you. Like my poem? If you think you can do better then head to the New York City Poetry Festival happening all weekend long at Governors Island. Also happening all weekend long is the 37th Annual Thunderbird American Indian Mid-Summer Pow Wow at the Queens County Farm Museum. Intertribal Native American dance competitions will take place and you also enjoy a large selection of Native American art, crafts, jewelry and food. On Saturday you can celebrate the historic reopening of the High Bridge, NYC's oldest standing bridge on both the Manhattan and Bronx sides of the Harlem River. Or spend your day running through the sprinklers at Asphalt Green's Sprinkler Day. That's the end, that's all I have to say, now get ready, get set and go play! Here are this weekend's picks.
One of the best purchases a New York City family can make is a Wildlife Conservation Society Membership. Not only does this allow families unlimited admission to the four main New York City Zoos and Aquarium, but every month members receive a mailer detailing the upcoming events at these amazing facilities. Needless to say, we were all excited by the news of the finished renovations to the Children’s Zoo section of one of our favorite destinations, the Bronx Zoo.Read more
The summer is heating up – quite literally. We’ve got some great selections for our families this week as we head into the final weeks of July. This week, we’ll be enjoying multiple Shakespeare performances, an American Indian Pow Wow, a rich roster of dance at the New Victory, a magical train ride that would make Harry Potter jealous, a mask and puppet show, a day of Caribbean culture just for kids and a very special young-adult book launch. Here are our picks for the week ahead.Read more
This weekend celebrate all things water. Taking place on Governors Island is the City of Water Day Festival with boat tours, waterfront activities music and more. At Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City you can create and then sail your own boat. Watch some professional volleyball matches and enjoy family friendly activities at the AVP New York City Open on the West Side in Manhattan. Or take a vintage train ride down to Coney Island as part of the kick-off to the New York Transit Museum’s annual summer of Nostalgia Rides and splash around for the day at the beach. So be sure to grab your flippers this weekend! Here are this weekend's picks.