There's plenty of adventure and athletics on tap for kids in New York City this final weekend in July. On Saturday, July 29, kids can take a free ride on the zip line at Alley Pond Park Adventure Course's 10th-Year Extravaganza, or enjoy a FREE hula-hooping event in Bryant Park. All weekend, Lincoln Center celebrates the art of double Dutch. If you can't make those, or just want unscripted, outdoor physical play, see our guide to the New York City playgrounds with the most shade.
If athletics isn't your thing but being outside is, check out the 7th Annual New York Poetry Festival on Governors Island on Saturday and Sunday, especially its Children's Festival. On Sunday, there's an art party on the roof of the Brooklyn Children's Museum, and on the same day, in Fort Greene Park, kids can learn how to make a glass mosaic.
Keep cool as we enter the dog days of the summer, aka August, with our Guide to Best Beaches, Pools, Splash Pads and Water Parks. Please continue to avail yourself of our packed Summer Fun Guide, and maybe even begin to peek at fall events via our Event Calendar.
Don't forget to check out our brand-new local DEALS page where you can score discounts on camps, classes, birthday party packages, and more for NYC kids. Check back often as we're constantly adding new ones.