Hey, New York City kids! Ready for movies, music, and theater? This weekend, The Jim Henson Exhibition, with loads of Muppet movies and artifacts, launches in Queens, while the new That Chemistry Show brings to Manhattan what That Physical Show did, but maybe messier. Erin Lee and the Up Past Bedtime Band hit Bryant Park, and Fort Greene Park gets jazzy.
That's not all. Staten Island's biggest outdoor festival of the summer, Back to the Beach, runs all weekend, and on Saturday Governors Island hosts the time-travel fun of Come Out and Play Family Day. Need to cool off? See our guide to the best water theme parks near NYC, as well as our 50 ways to cool off in NYC with kids this summer.
Save money with our 100 FREE Things to Do this Summer list, or head over to our brand-new local DEALS page! We've created a spot for some of our favorite NYC businesses to give you a deal on their services. How about 15% off camp apple seeds? Or save $100 at Play On! musical theater and drama camps? There are even discounts on birthday party packages. Check it out, and check back often as we're constantly adding new ones.
For more fun, see our July GoList, our Summer Fun Guide, and our equally action-packed Event Calendar.