What's on for kids this weekend in NYC

Family Fun in NYC this Weekend

August 7 & 8

Have a look at some fabulous family events taking place this weekend in the city. Below are our picks for making this weekend one to remember for your family.

In Person
Hindu Lamp Ceremony
Saturday August 7, 4pm – 7pm
Brooklyn Bridge Park

The 9th annual Hindu Lamp Ceremony returns to Pebble Beach on Saturday, August 7 from 4:00-7:00pm! Led by Aeilushi Mistry, this ceremony is traditionally performed along India’s rivers, to convey gratitude to mother river, reflect on community, and remember loved ones. After a year of loss, please join us to decorate palm leaf lamps and release them along the East River.

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In Person
Uptown Bounce (Back) 2021
Saturday August 7, 2pm
104th Street and 5th Avenue, NYC

El Museo del Barrio, the Museum of the City of New York, and The Africa Center are delighted to invite our Uptown neighbors and friends to join us for a free community celebration on Saturday, August 7 from 2 – 6pm, as we “Bounce Back” from a deeply challenging year. Uptown Bounce 2021 will be dedicated to celebrating Black Music and Culture from the 1970s to present day.

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Weekend Manga Workshop for Teens: Basic Pen and Marker Techniques
Saturday August 7 & Sunday August 8, 10am – 12pm
Online, hosted by Japan Society

Take the next step in your manga art career with pen and marker!  Through demonstrations and individual advice, an experienced manga artist will introduce some must-have skills for teenage students including handling of tools, various line techniques and methods, crosshatching for shading, and more.  By the end of the course, you will be equipped with new skills to draw manga characters with a more professional finish.

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In Person
Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Sunday Programs
Sunday August 8, 9:30am – 1pm
Alley Pond Adventure Course, Alley Pond Park, Oakland Gardens, NY 11364

Alley Pond Adventure Course is an outdoor adventure that fosters trust, problem-solving, and team-building right in your own backyard at beautiful Alley Pond Park. Our Adventure Course programs are designed for you to have fun outdoors while learning team-building skills. The Adventure Course is fun and free for everyone age 8 and older.

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In Person
Bug Club: High Rock Pond Dip
Sunday August 8, 10am
High Rock Park, 200 Nevada Ave, Staten Island, NY 10314

Discover the complex world of pond life and why stoneflies, mayflies, and diving beetles play critical roles in sustaining healthy aquatic ecosystems. We will record and monitor a variety of freshwater invertebrates that call the Greenbelt home.

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*Please always check with the venue before setting off to attend an event

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