With school break upon us, my kid is singing about the 104 days of summer vacation he heard of in the Phineas and Ferb theme song. I’m not going to tell him that he only gets 75 or so days off—why bum him out? Especially when there are hundreds of things to do in NYC this season.
To get into the spirit of summer, we’ve found FREE things for families to do every single day of public school break in NYC, from Monday, June 29 through Tuesday, September 8. Many events occur on multiple dates so be sure to read through the entire listing. We’ve also rounded up a bunch of anytime activities your family can try all season long.
Of course this list isn't comprehensive. You can find many more cool seasonal activities and destinations in our Summer Fun Guide, our Event Calendar and our Free in NYC Guide. Whatever you end up doing this summer in the city, there's only one rule: Have fun out there!