Red Hook Fest returns Friday, June 4 bringing three nights of live performances, family-friendly activities and more. Photo courtesy of Hook Arts Media
Red Hook Fest returns Friday, June 4 bringing three nights of live performances, family-friendly activities and more. Photo courtesy of Hook Arts Media

Best Things To Do in NYC in June With Kids

Get your calendars ready! Here are the top things to do with kids in New York City this June, and many are FREE. The first month of summer brings a slew of incredible outdoor activities—and this is the month we celebrate Juneteenth, Pride, and Father's Day.

Festivals making a comeback include the Red Hook Fest and Drums Along the Hudson. Proof that you can never have too much of a good thing: There are not one, but two immersive Van Gogh exhibits to explore. One on Vesey and one at Pier 36.

Want more? Harry Potter New York makes its debut in the Flatiron District. The NY Philharmonic performs in Bryant Park. And, in addition to the new Creatures of Light exhibit, the Hall of Gems is reopening at the American Museum of Natural History with a pair of huge amethyst geodes.

Find more great happenings this June on our Event Calendar and Summer Fun Guide for NYC families.

As always, if an event piques your interest, be sure to click through to our listing for all the details, including addresses and times. And keep in mind: In NYC, really cool things to do with kids often get booked up quickly, especially these days, so buy your tickets ASAP.

Be sure to sign up for our FREE newsletter so you can get our weekend picks delivered to your inbox.

OUR LATEST VIDEOS

Places featured in this article:


Harry Potter Store NYC

Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling

Various locations in Red Hook

Jamaica Performing Arts Center

Poe Park Visitor Center

The Red Steps in Times Square

Greenwich Village

Online
Carols, Calypso and Cocoa! Dumbo Tree Lighting
The Archway Under The Manhattan Bidge - 4:00 PM Pick
25th Annual Central Park Holiday Lighting
Charles A. Dana Discovery Center - 5:30 PM Pick
Annual Seaport District Tree Lighting
South Street Seaport - 5:00 PM Pick
Broadway Under The Stars
The Shops at Columbus Circle - 5:00 PM Pick
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides