Plenty of outdoor fun is in store for NYC kids and families this weekend, starting with the first of three Summer Streets—fun, car-free Saturday mornings in Manhattan—and the exciting Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
Other weekend highlights include Kids Rule weekend in the Bronx, a kid-sized comic con in Bryant Park, and the Hindu lamp ceremony in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Plus, the Children's Museum of Manhattan is hosting a slew of Olympic-themed activities to celebrate the games, and history geeks will love seeing the New-York Historical Society's reenactment of the infamous Burr-Hamilton duel. Head to Prospect Park for an adorable Adoptapalooza.
If you're planning a day trip, the New York Renaissance Faire opens this weekend in Sterling Forest just north of the city. Or if you're hoping to skip town for a weekend getaway, we've got the scoop on exploring Mystic, Connecticut, with kids.
All of our best bets for weekend fun are below—11 of which are FREE. You can find additional options in our Event Calendar, Summer Fun Guide and just released August GoList.