School's out for summer! NYC kids start summer vacation this week (Tuesday, June 28 is the last day of the school year), and we have ideas to help kick off summer break. The National Museum of Mathematics is hosting three days of complimentary admission, Father Goose is getting down with the kids in Madison Square Park, the PuppetMobile is touring parks and playgrounds with its production of Puss in Boots, and you can celebrate Pride Month in a meaningful way by dropping a note into the giant acrylic LOVE WINS structure at Brookfield Place. Plus, a cool new Ghostbusters attraction is debuting in Times Square.
Our Summer Guide lists lots of warm weather things to do and ways to have fun in NYC this season including outdoor pools, splash pads, local water and amusement parks, and lots more! We just published our annual roundup of free activities for NYC kids—one for each summer day straight through their return to school in September, so you can enjoy the season on a budget! If the beach is beckoning, many are just a MetroCard swipe away. Heading to the Jersey Shore or the Hamptons? We've got you covered there, too.
With school wrapping up, don't forget to read 20 minutes a day (it's a great way to take a breather between play at the beach or park). For more tips and other stimulating ways to engage the kids this summer, peruse our new Summer Slide Busters Guide. And if you're still looking for a week of camp here and there, check out our list of camps that still have openings.
You can find plenty of other ideas for family fun in our Event Calendar and Summer Fun Guide.