It may be August, but summer is far from winding down for New York City kids. Proof? Two words: Summer Streets. For three straight Saturdays beginning August 4, Manhattan blocks traffic on an unbroken route from the Brooklyn Bridge to the Upper East Side and replaces it with fun outdoor activities—even a climbing wall and a zip line—at stops along the way. See our full lowdown on Summer Streets.
Up in the Bronx, Kids Rule Weekend returns to Lehman College with pony rides and water slides for the toddler and preschool set. The annual Great Jazz on the Great Hill dance party in Central Park on Saturday is always a hit for kids of all ages. And Sunday's International Day of Friendship in Brooklyn is a great choice to cap off the weekend, complete with cultural performances, a global village, and international cuisine.
There's lots happening on NYC's riverfronts this weekend, too: Light a lantern for peace at the Hindu Lamp Ceremony in Brooklyn Bridge Park, or show off your dance moves at the Sweet Spot Festival at West Harlem Piers Park.
Our August GoList has all the must-do events for families coming up this month, and don't forget the Summer Fun Guide, bursting with cool stuff to do, including how to get to the beach in a hurry, water park day trips, and even FREE splash pads.