Arthur Ashe Kids' Day Festival. Photo courtesy of the USTA
Arthur Ashe Kids' Day Festival. Photo courtesy of the USTA

Best Summer Festivals for NYC Kids This August

We've rounded up over a dozen mostly-FREE, family-friendly festivals happening throughout the Big Apple in August to help you get the most out of NYC with kids during the last month of summer. Many families flee the city in August for end-of-summer vacations, but it's actually one of my favorite months to be in NYC. With summer staples like swimmingplay fountains, and Governors Island, plus hundreds of free summer activities and only-in-August favorites like Summer Streets and Arthur Ashe Kids' Day, there's plenty to do if you stick around.

Be sure to click through to the listings for all the details, including times, locations and recommended ages.


Lehman College
Bedford Park Boulevard West and Goulden Avenue
Bronx, NY

La Plaza at The Clemente
114 Norfolk Street
New York, NY 10009

West Harlem Piers Park
West 125 Street
New York, NY

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Hearst Plaza
New York, NY

Brooklyn Bridge Park
Pebble Beach
Brooklyn, NY

Rockaway Beach Boardwalk
Beach 108th Street Roller Rink
Rockaway, NY 11693

Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Meadow Lake North
Queens, NY

NYC streets
Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park, along Park Avenue and connecting streets
New York, NY

West 234th Street
Broadway and Bailey
Bronx, NY

West Harlem Piers Park
125th Street and Marginal Street
New York, NY

Brooklyn Children's Museum
145 Brooklyn Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11213

Central Park
Charles A. Dana Discovery Center and Harlem Meer 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues
New York, NY

Robert F. Wagner Park
Battery Place and West Street
New York, NY

Riverside Park South
Pier I, West 70th Street
New York, NY 10069

Fosun Plaza
28 Liberty Street
New York, NY 10005

Harlem (See listing)
New York, NY

Wave Hill
West 249th Street and Independence Avenue Ecology Building
Bronx, NY

Arthur Ashe Stadium
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
New York, NY

The High Line
Between Gansevoort and 16th Streets
New York, NY

Governors Island
New York, NY

Governors Island
Governors Island
New York, NY

Historic Richmond Town
441 Clarke Avenue
Staten Island, NY