The first month of summer brings a slew of incredible outdoor activities. While FREE festivals, fairs and parades abound, there are only a handful of truly special ones that are worthy of your family calendar. And you'll find them all in our June GoList, our carefully curated roundup of the absolute best things to do with kids throughout the month in NYC.
Many of our favorite FREE annual events take place this month, including Coney Island's Mermaid Parade, the Lower East Side's Egg Rolls & Egg Creams fest, Museum Mile and Governors Island's Figment arts festival. Plus we've got the scoop on some new happenings like the opening of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's new Discovery Garden, and three SummerStage Family Days in Brooklyn, one featuring Laurie Berkner.
As always, if an event piques your interest, be sure to click through to our listing for all the details, including address and time. And remember: In NYC, really cool things to do with kids often get booked up quickly. So buy your tickets ASAP or, in the case of FREE events, arrive as early as possible to try to beat the crowds.
Now get your calendars ready! Here are the top 14 things to do with kids in New York City this June.