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Events for Kids in New York City This Weekend - July 13-July 15

July 9, 2018 - by CG Directory Editor
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While New York City is often thought of as a playground for adults, there's still plenty of fun activities with children. From museum specials to readings to musical performances, City Guide's collection of weekend events for kids in New York City will have your little ones never wanting to leave the concrete jungle.

Passport to Eataly: Tours for Kids - Eataly
July 14, 2018 - New york

In New York City, kids are always eager for adventure! Enter the Passport to Eataly tour, a journey around our marketplace for kids ages 8-12.

Watson Adventures’ Wizard School Scavenger Hunt for Harry Potter Fans - Metropolitan Museum of Art
July 14, 2018 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt for Harry Potter fans ages 10 and up! Follow in the footsteps of young wizards on a field trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in search of art that echoes characters, places and enchanted objects in the famed Harry Potter books and movies. Keep your trusty wand handy as you track down a powerful sorceress, a Snape-like potions master, Hagrid-like giants, and cloaked and masked figures as scary as any Death Eater or Dementor. The hunt is not an addition to or variation on Harry’s adventures, but instead references to the books will provide a surprising bridge to many strange and wonderful works of art. Kids must be accompanied by an adult, but all-adult teams can compete separately. Advance purchase is required.

July 2018 Drop-In Play at Spark by BCM! - Spark by Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through July 31, 2018 - Brooklyn

July 2018 Drop-In Play Join in the following drop-in art projects and play opportunities taking place on July weekends in our Studio. We are feeling the summer vibes at Spark and cannot wait to play with more unusual materials to get our creative juices flowing. SPARK Independence! Saturday, July 7 – Sunday, July 8 Flower wreaths After spring has come and gone, welcome summer with a bright flower wreath! Saturday, July 14 – Sunday, July 15 Fluttering Butterfly collage Design your mixed media flying butterfly diorama and watch your butterflies take flight! Saturday, July 21 – Sunday, July 22 Tinted Binoculars Make your binoculars and have fun peering through the colorful lenses to see a tinted world. Saturday, July 28 – Sunday, July 29 Sunny Day Visors Protect your skin from summer rays and decorate a bright and colorful sun visor! All programs subject to change. Wednesday, 1:00-5:00PM Thursday, 1:00-6:00PM Friday, 1:00-5:00PM Saturday, 1:00-5:00PM Sunday, 1:00-5:00PM We are closed Mondays & Tuesdays.

Pay-what-you-wish Thursdays July 2018 Drop-In Play at Spark by BCM! - Spark by Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through July 31, 2018 - Brooklyn

Pay-what-you-wish Thursdays July 2018 Drop-In Play Join in the following drop-in art projects and play opportunities taking place on July weekends in our Studio. We are feeling the summer vibes at Spark and cannot wait to play with more unusual materials to get our creative juices flowing. SPARK Independence! Saturday, July 7 – Sunday, July 8 Flower wreaths After spring has come and gone, welcome summer with a bright flower wreath! Saturday, July 14 – Sunday, July 15 Fluttering Butterfly collage Design your mixed media flying butterfly diorama and watch your butterflies take flight! Saturday, July 21 – Sunday, July 22 Tinted Binoculars Make your binoculars and have fun peering through the colorful lenses to see a tinted world. Saturday, July 28 – Sunday, July 29 Sunny Day Visors Protect your skin from summer rays and decorate a bright and colorful sun visor! All programs subject to change.

Camp Léman - Léman Manhattan Preparatory School
Through August 03, 2018 - New York

Camp Léman is Lower Manhattan’s premier summer program that provides children with unforgettable experiences. At Camp Léman, campers from ages 3 to 5th grade participate in a plethora of enriching activities, including theater, cooking, basketball, magic, science, and swimming. It is the ideal place for your child to make friends, foster their imagination, and develop socially and educationally. Each of our age-based groups is led by a Head Counselor who is a certified teacher, and all of our highly-trained staff are committed to nurturing a fun, safe, inclusive, and supportive environment for every camper. With theme weeks, special outings, and a “Big Buddy Little Buddy program,” every day brings something new. Camp Léman takes place from 8:30am from 3:30 pm. 3 year old children have the option to stay for a half-day from 8:30am to 1pm, and children ages 4 and up have the option to stay for an extended day until 5:30pm from Mondays to Thursdays. Léman Manhattan also offers week-long specialty camps for children entering 4th-8th grades. Camp Léman runs from June 25 - August 3, 2018. Register at http://www.lemanmanhattan.org/camp_leman.html or e-mail summercamp@lemanmanhattan.org.

Summer Theatre Academy | Theatre Camp for Ages 6-15 - White Plains Performing Arts Center Theater
Through August 30, 2018 - White Plains

Unlock your inner performer with the Summer Theatre Academy! Productions include: DISNEY’S SLEEPING BEAUTY, ANNIE, DISNEY’S WINNIE THE POOH, SEUSSICAL, and DISNEY SONGBOOK. Join us and let your imagination soar! In the Summer Theatre Academy you can choose from FIVE one or two week sessions for ages 6-12 and 8-15 and every session ends in performance for family and friends. Spend your days learning about acting, singing and dancing while rehearsing your production and learn to apply theatre techniques towards your performance. Our Summer Theatre Academy Schedule: DISNEY’S SLEEPING BEAUTY | June 25-29 | Ages 6-12 ANNIE | July 9 – July 20 | Ages: 9-15 DISNEY’S WINNIE THE POOH | July 30 – August 3 | Ages: 6-12 SEUSSICAL | August 13 – 24 | Ages: 9-15 DISNEY SONGBOOK | August 27 – August 30 | Ages: 6-12

NYC Scavenger Hunt - Central Park
Through December 30, 2018 - New York

Join Big City Hunt on an Epic Scavenger Hunt Tour of Central Park. This scavenger hunt is great for kids, families, and friends. You'll learn a ton about your city and Central Park! New York's Central Park stretches across 843 acres of land. It is larger than independent city-states Monaco and Vatican City combined. Bethesda Fountain, Belvedere Castle, and The Dakota are just a few of the landmarks you’ll discover on this exciting two-hour hunt. Explore Central Park's rich history through this fun and engaging hunt through this iconic park using your smartphone. Check out this page for more information: https://www.scavengerhunt.com/locations/central_park_nyc_scavenger_hunt.html

Connected Worlds - New York Hall of Science
Through January 31, 2020 - Flushing Meadows, Queens

The New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) will open Connected Worlds, its exciting and groundbreaking new exhibition on environmental sustainability, on June 27, 2015. Presented in NYSCI's iconic Great Hall, Connected Worlds is a fully immersive, digitally rendered interactive experience where visitors are encouraged to explore the interconnectedness of different environments, learn about the importance of keeping systems in balance, and see how our individual and collective actions can have widespread impact. Through their gestures and movements, visitors interact with animated creatures, plants, trees and other objects, and see how human decisions affect the environment. "Connected Worlds reflects what NYSCI is all about – a playful hands-on activity, a focus on problem-solving, and deep engagement with a topic. Connected Worlds gives visitors confidence in their ability to effect change, and empowers them within a larger environment," said Margaret Honey, president and CEO of NYSCI. "This leads to passionate learners – a hallmark of the NYSCI experience." Connected Worlds features gesture-based technologies that generate and project images onto seven massive screens. Six... (read more)

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