Fleet Week New York, now in its 26th year, is the city’s time-honored celebration of the sea services. It is an unparalleled opportunity for the citizens of New York and the surrounding tri-state area to meet Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen, as well as witness firsthand the latest capabilities of today’s maritime services. The week-long celebration has been held nearly every year since 1984. It is anticipated that nearly 1,500 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen will participate.
The Trust for Governors Island (The Trust) has announced its 2014 public season. Visitors to Governors Island will enjoy 30 new acres of extraordinary park that open for the first time. Additionally this season, visitors will enjoy more arts, cultural, recreational and educational programs than ever before. Governors Island opens to the public on Saturday, May 24 and will be open every day through September 28.
FUN FOR YOUR LITTLE ONES THIS WEEKEND
Saturday May 17
Hands-On Science with Dr. Leonisa Ardizzone @ Highbridge Park | read more
Spring Kids Fest @ Madison Square Park | read more
Family Gardening @ Fort Totten Park | read more
Children’s Book Week Character-palooza! @ The Scholastic Store | read more
Movie Night: Monsters University @ Police Officer Edward Byrne Park | read more
CALLING All KIDS & TEENS!
The Library is bubbling with excitement this summer! Take The New York Public Library’s Summer Reading Challenge from June through August and EXPERIMENT with new ideas, BUILD new skills, and EARN prizes and achievements.
FUN FOR YOUR LITTLE ONES THIS WEEKENDSaturday May 10
Patchwork Day @ CMA | read more
Saturday Morning Storytelling @ Scandinavia House | read more
Kite Flight @ Socrates Sculpture Park | read more
Dry Dock Discovery! @ Brooklyn Navy Yard Center | read more
MOCATALKS: Celebrating Mothers @ MOCA | read more
City Parks Foundation has announced the SummerStage 2014 program. With so many things going on, we have highlighted below the family events - they are all FREE. SummerStage Kids events celebrate a day dedicated to engaging young audiences and their families through thrilling performances!
On May 10, 2014, Socrates Sculpture Park will launch a free summer shuttle bus service to promote and connect Long Island City’s cultural institutions, while linking the Western Queens waterfront to a major transit hub at Court Square.
The LIC Art Bus will be free of charge.
Saturday May 3 Autism Awareness Event @ Prospect Park Zoo | read more Learn to Ride @ Brower Park | read more Randall’s Island Cherry Blossom Festival @ Randall's Island Park | read more Storytime Safari – Trees @ Alley Pond Environmental Center | read more Red Hook Family Festival @ PS 15 | read more
Join thousands of New Yorkers who come together each It's My Park Day season to volunteer and celebrate their neighborhood parks and public spaces throughout the five boroughs! It's My Park Day, presented by Partnerships for Parks, works with hundreds of community parks groups to lead clean up events in neighborhood parks all across the city.
Partnerships for Parks is a public-private partnership led by NYC Parks and the City Parks Foundation.
[caption id="attachment_22981" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Image Source: NYC Parks"][/caption]
Saturday, May 3
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo will host Autism Awareness Month activities in collaboration with Autism Speak’s nation-wide Zoos Go Blue event on Saturday, May 3, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.