family fun in nyc this weekend

New York Kids Weekend Fun – June 10 & 11

We are sharing some fabulous events below, all taking place this weekend in NYC.

Discovery Garden Early Opening for Children and Families of All Abilities
Saturday June 10
Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 990 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225

Brooklyn Botanic Garden invites you to make a special morning visit to the Discovery Garden with your family before BBG opens to the public. Explore the garden at your own pace and participate in multisensory activities at facilitated stations.

  • Create a craft using natural materials
  • Use real tools to explore plants
  • Read stories

Second Saturdays Trailwork Party + Bike Share at Highbridge Bike Park
Saturday June 10
BMX Jump Park in Highbridge Park, Highbridge Bike Park is located 200 feet northeast of 131 Ft George Ave, NY 10040

Dig, then ride with us on NYCMTB’s monthly welcome days at Highbridge Park in Manhattan!

Bring your friends and family for a day of fun in the woods and learn what it takes to build, maintain, and ride the most progressive urban bike park in America! There will be light trail maintenance tasks for all ages from 10:00 a.m. to noon. All participants, NYCMTB members, or anyone with logged volunteer hours, receive a free 20-minute clinic and a guided ride throughout the trails from 12:30 p.m to 3:00 p.m. Bikes and helmets provided!

Boogie Down Storytime
Saturday June 10
Urban Farm in Randall’s Island Park, Manhattan

Boogie Down Storytime is a family-friendly experience that cultivates early literacy awareness through joyful reading experiences. Join us for an interactive story hour that incorporates mindful breathing, which helps build social-emotional skills, along with question and discussion activities that build community. Movement will be inspired by the week’s book selection led by a children’s yoga teacher. Hosted by Boogie Down Books.

Nature Walks with Bradley Klein: Reproduction in the Temperate Zone
Sunday June 11
Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 990 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225
Free with Garden admission, no registration necessary. Meet on Magnolia Plaza by building steps.

Birds, mammals, insects, and plants all have one goal during the warm summer months: providing for their next generation. Join naturalist Bradley Klein to observe the birds and the bees!

Family Art Project: Magical Mushroom Caps
Saturday June 10 & Sunday June 11
Wave Hill, 4900 Independence Ave, Bronx, NY 10471
Free with admission, registration not required

Design your own Mushroom “cap” (literally) to shed light on the important decomposers we can find in New York during the spring and summer. Feel inspired by big and bold turkey tails, bright chanterelles and the pleasing puff ball. Wear your unique caps loud and proud on your heads just like these fruiting bodies!

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