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Weekday Picks for LI Kids: Movies on the Lawn, Friday Night Promenade, June 27-July 1

School's out for summer, and while some LI kids are starting camp right away, others have another week to go before it begins. So if you have plenty of free time this week, check out all of the events going on. From movies on the lawn and kids concerts at Jones beach to pre-4th of July fireworks and the launch of Garden City's Friday Night Promenade, many activities come at no cost to you!

There's even more going on this week, so be sure to take a look at our Long Island events calendar and our Summer Fun Guide. You can also get the best events of the week sent directly to your inbox each week if you sign up for our newsletter.

NY Kids Club to Open Three New Locations in 2017

NY Kids Club will open three new enrichment centers and three more of its accredited NY Preschools in January 2017, bringing to 15 the number of locations across NYC. These new tot learning spots will be situated in the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Dumbo and Cobble Hill, as well as Greenwich Village in Manhattan. Each will be equipped with state-of-the-art gymnasiums for ongoing enrichment classes and open play for members, as well as classroom space for the preschoolers.

The Dumbo location at 135 Plymouth Street in Brooklyn will house five classrooms contained within an 8,400-square-foot floor plan, while the two-story Cobble Hill location at 299 Court Street comes in at 6,000-square-feet with five classrooms. Greenwich Village's 11 Fifth Avenue location will be cozier at less than half that size and three classrooms. 

The Coop: Toddler-Friendly Cafe Opens in Bay Ridge

The Coop in Bay Ridge goes beyond high chairs and French fries to deliver a truly kid-friendly cafe that families adore. This cozy cafe has a bar-like vibe and friendly staff, delectable food and drinks, and plenty of space to sit back and relax. What really sets it apart from other cafes, though, is the kid-friendly play area in the back. The Coop welcomes parents to relax and dine while their children play in a safe and fun space—all within arm's reach. Peace for the parents, fun and games for the kids.

25 Places Families Can Take Mommy and Me Music Classes in Westchester

It's never too early to get started on music appreciation with your child. Taking a Mommy and me—or Dad and me, or Grandparent and me, or nanny and me—music class can boost your tot’s brain power, help develop social skills and foster creativity. It’s also the perfect excuse to let your guard down and boogie to your favorite kid tunes.

Here's our comprehensive list of the best music classes for babies and toddlers in Westchester. Looking for even more classes for kids? Consult our Classes Guide and sign up for our newsletters!

Weekday Picks for LI Kids: Strawberry Moon Hike, Family Fun Night, June 20-24

For many Long Island kids, this is the last week of school--and there's plenty of things to do before the summer season begins. Knock down some pins at after-school bowling, enjoy the nighttime sky with a hike in Quogue, play some retro video games at the Cradle of Aviation and pack a picnic for Family Fun Night at Planting Fields. 

There's even more going on this week, so be sure to take a look at our Long Island events calendar and our Summer Fun Guide. You can also get the best events of the week sent directly to your inbox each week if you sign up for our newsletter.

Father's Day Weekend for LA Kids: Pasadena Chalk, Bowl Opening, Rodeo Drive

Settle down, padre; we get it. It’s Father's Day. This weekend it’s all about you: Dad’s choice from sunup to sundown, make way for baseball (with and without the home teams), BBQ and buffetsMarx Brothers and Mario Brothers. Or, if you prefer, Irish dancing and movies about forgetful fish. As long as you’re happy, we’re happy. Yep, whatever it takes, no expense spared...

Psst: Moms and kids! Did you know there's a ton of cool stuff going on this weekend that you can take Dad to for free? Luxury cars on Rodeo Driveno-cost concertsclassic westerns by moonlightfestivals and celebrations. You can even make him a variety of from-the-heart gifts. All without dipping into the trust fund. There are also things you can do that cost money, if you're into that. (And we have a feeling some of it Dad will be very into!)

Speaking of being into things, no doubt you have some local faves you can't get enough of. Favorite kids museum, favorite playspace, favorite social media mom (or dad!). If you haven't already, make your picks in our Best of LA contest. Your favorites could end up winning... and so could you!

Keep reading for our votes for the best of this weekend...

Father's Day Weekend Fun for LI Kids: Daddy & Me Brunch, Painting, June 18-19

This Father's Day weekend make dad the center of attention. Whether it's a Daddy & Me Painting session, Daddy & Me Brunch, Building a Boat with Dad or celebrating Father's Day in Flight with an aviation craft, there's plenty to do, see, eat and create.

Remember, you can find even more options in our jam-packed Event Calendar and our Summer Fun Guide, plus great ways to celebrate dad in our Father's Day roundup. To receive our posts in your inbox, subscribe to our free newsletters.

25 Things To Do for Father’s Day Weekend in New York City

Here’s to celebrating the dads, grandpas and father figures in our lives! This year, Father’s Day is Sunday, June 19, and we think it’s an ideal excuse to plan a special day out with the kids. 

Of course, you know dad best; it’s possible that chilling on the couch is his dream come true. But if you’re looking for inspiration beyond home, we’ve rounded up 25 ideas for celebrating Father’s Day weekend in New York City.

Need a few more ideas? Take a look at our previous "for-NYC dads-by-NYC dads" recommendations for celebrating this special day.

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