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Super Duper things to do this Weekend - June 30 & July 1  
Sunglasses? Check! Sunscreen? Check! Diaper wipes? Check! Superhero Cape? CHECK!

All moms, dads and families out there suit up and get ready to be super this weekend. There are many so fun activities in the big playground we call NYC. Can you dismantle the ticking time bomb of hungry, hot, bored family members? Of course you can! You've got your cape on, and this list of fun things to do. They involve a Super Coaster, Super Heroes, Super Dance parties and so much more...

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Summertime Yoga for Kids  
Fireworks! Soccer Games! Trips to the Beach! Run here! Run there! Now exhale…
Summer’s here and we all want our kids to get as much out of it as they possibly can. But we also need to remember to stop and enjoy the moment. What activity will keep our children entertained but also slow them down for a bit? Yoga. This noncompetitive and positive activity will strengthen your child’s mind and body, while they’re still having a blast! Your kid will learn some cool poses and have fun. Maybe even sneak in a class or two for yourself. Now inhale…

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Weekend Family Events - June 23 and June 24  
igokids is feeling the heat! And after the last few days of sun, we were wondering, are you craving more sun? Or do you already have yourself planted in front of the A/C until Labor Day? Well, whatever your vote is, there are some amazing indoor and outdoor family events happening in NYC this weekend. Here’s a few of our favorites:
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igokids Favorite Father's Day Events for this Weekend  
MAKE YOUR OWN FATHER’S DAY CARD at Children’s Museum of Manhattan

Um, did you forget to have the kids make something this week? Don’t worry, head on over to CMOM and have the kids make Dad a card he’ll never forget! They’ll provide all the supplies, and, better yet, they’ll clean up all the mess. Afterwards, they can take Dad to all the great hands on exhibits and make him feel like a kid again.

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Summer is Coming!  
Summer is coming! Summer is coming! Load up on sunscreen and sandbox toys. Get your water shoes and sunglasses. Find your kids earplugs for that never-ending army of ice cream trucks. And get them enrolled in some awesome classes that are especially designed for the summertime. Many places offer summertime specials and one-week camps. So get out of your routine and try something new! Here are five classes we highly recommend you check out.
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Weekend Family Events - June 9 and June 10  
High Line Kids: Second Saturdays with the Children’s Museum of the Arts

This great event teams up two amazing NYC institutions, the High Line and and the Children's Museum of the Arts, to offer a free drop in art workshop for kids. Using found objects and natural materials, kids craft their own High Line-inspired masterpieces under the guidance of the Children's Museum of the Arts Teaching Artists. The High Line Children's Work Yard Kit by Cas Holman will also be available for young builders of all ages to create one of a kind vehicles, forts, creatures, structures and machines for their custom-design wood planks, nuts, and bolts. All this and fresh air? A fantastic Saturday in the making!

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Explore Your Five Senses  
Kids of all ages love to explore their senses. Whether it's hearing a new song or licking your pediatrician's floor out of curiosity. They are never too young or too old to expose them to new experiences that use all their senses and, if you're lucky, keep their fingers out of their nose and have fun at the same time. Check out our list for some activities that allow them to HEAR, SEE, TOUCH, SMELL and TASTE:
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Weekend Family Events - June 2 and June 3  
The Canal Park Playhouse - The Red Balloon - The one and only classic, beloved, Academy award winning movie for all of your little thespians that are always rooting for the good guy. And anything that involves delicious waffles is a good event in our book! This is the last weekend for this film showing so don't miss out!

-- Screenings of Albert Lamorisse's film The Red Balloon (Le Ballon Rouge). The Red Balloon is the tale of a boy named Pascal and his adventures with the balloon that follows him though the streets of Paris. Cartoons from Popeye and Casper the Friendly Ghost will precede the screening. Brunch and dinner is available before or after the screenings at the Playhouse's Waffle Iron Cafe.

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