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The Week Ahead: July 28 - August 3

The Week Ahead: July 28 - August 3

It’s the last week of July. NYC Parks continues to host several great, free family-friendly events. While there are tons of outdoor summer activities to check out, we also hope you take some time to visit one of the great arts programs going on in the city. Two great dance and performance programs are closing at the Tada! Theater and New Victory. Also, be sure to swing by the New York Hall of Science to join Mosa Mack for some summer science activities. Now, here are our picks for the week ahead.

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Weekend Family Events - July 26 and July 27

Weekend Family Events - July 26 and July 27

This weekend is filled with great events that make NYC an interesting cultural wonderland. Taking place at Governor's Island all weekend long is the New York City Poetry Festival celebrating poetry and encouraging kids to express themselves. The 36th Annual Thunderbird American Indian Mid-Summer Pow Wow is also happening all weekend long at the Queens County Farm Museum. There's also family field day and race events, dance parties and the Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival. Have a great weekend exploring and enjoying all the different genres of family fun! Here are this weekend's picks.

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First Visits: Museum of the Moving Image

First Visits: Museum of the Moving Image

Rather than sitting around and watching television or a movie on a rainy day with the kids, perhaps try this interesting alternative. The Museum of the Moving Image is an immersive and comprehensive institution that showcases the history and production of the mediums of film and television. Its vast collection of artifacts and hands-on activities make this the perfect place to teach kids that creating these mediums is way more extensive than just pushing a button on a remote control.

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The Week Ahead: July 21 - July 27

The Week Ahead: July 21 - July 27

This is the last full week of July and there’s plenty to do in NYC. From a Mid-Summer PowWow to a Poetree Forest on Governor’s Island, this week is all about dancing and the arts. There’s also a cool free theater series, featuring Poseidon’s favorite son, Percy Jackson. Check out our picks for the week ahead below and let us know how you are spending your summer in NYC.

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Weekend Family Events - July 19 and July 20

Weekend Family Events - July 19 and July 20

This weekend is filled with science, art, culture and ... some crazy big dinosaurs. Betcha didn't see that one coming! This weekend Walking with Dinosaurs is stomping into the Barclays Center. The Brooklyn Children's Museum also has events to highlight the show coming to town. The Rubin Museum of Art, The New Museum, and the Whitney Museum of American Art are all having family friendly events and there are outdoor concerts and parties galore all over NYC. Let the good times Roar! Here are this weekend's picks.

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Marvel Universe Live Invades Brooklyn this August

Marvel Universe Live Invades Brooklyn this August

If there was a hole in your heart after “Spider-Man Turn off the Dark” closed on Broadway, have no fear. Marvel is bringing a smorgasbord of super-powered characters to Brooklyn this summer in Marvel Universe Live.

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Carousels, Kiddie Rides, and More: Summer Amusement Park Fun in New York City

Carousels, Kiddie Rides, and More: Summer Amusement Park Fun in New York City

Ask any kid to tell you their favorite part of summer, and there’s a good chance they’ll joyfully exclaim “going on rides!” Anything that spins, zips, flips, glides, soars, swings, or zooms is likely to draw even the most timid child in. Although there are some great amusement parks in New York City’s neighboring states and towns, you don’t need to travel very far to find fun rides for the kids. Here’s a roundup of awesome amusement parks and carousels right here in New York City that you can visit all summer long.

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The Week Ahead: July 14 - July 20

The Week Ahead: July 14 - July 20

What do you get when you mix dinosaurs, steel drums, Bugs Bunny, time travel and a new science detective? I don’t know, but you can check them all out this week in NYC. This week, New York gets infused with science, history and animation. You can stop by Governor’s Island for a day of family play, have a space-traveling slumber party at the Intrepid or watch dinosaurs come to life at the Barclays Center. There is pretty much something for everyone, including a delightful new exhibit on Chuck Jones at the Museum of the Moving Image. So don’t miss out an activity filled week in NYC starting right now.

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