On the first, official weekend of summer, events for New York City kids include scores of outdoor options, from Pollinators Weekend in the Bronx at Wave Hill to the Hydrangea Hurrah in Manhattan's Madison Square Park. The Backlot Arts Festival gets going in Astoria with fun stuff held both indoor and out. In Chelsea, kids can check out the first installment of the free "Make It!" series on The High Line.
If the humidity is still through the roof, check out our guide to nine play fountains where NYC kids can get totally soaked, or you can always swipe for a subway ride to the beach. Heck, take 'em whale watching! There are plenty of festivals and fairs going on, too, and of course, FREE outdoor movies.
New York City also loves a great parade, and the New York City Pride March is a great one, running from Midtown to Greenwich Village on Sunday. It's one of the highlights of our June GoList, which is reaching its final weeks of utility before we unveil our packed July GoList.
As always, our event calendar grows and grows, and our Summer Fun Guide is packed with events for your longer-term planning needs, including what's in store for Macy's July 4th fireworks show.