Preschoolers can bounce the day away at The Big Bounce America. Photo courtesy of The Big Bounce America
Preschoolers can bounce the day away at The Big Bounce America. Photo courtesy of The Big Bounce America

Best Summer Events for NYC Preschoolers

The days are (finally) starting to feel like summer, and if you have a toddler or preschooler who calls NYC home, we're guessing you'll appreciate a little help planning your days. From free concerts and festivals, to swimming and art-making, not a week goes by without outings and activities that will help make this summer stand out in your family memories.

With this list of our best picks for summer fun with your preschooler or toddler-age kid, you’ll find yourself wanting to stay in town to take advantage of it all. Best of all? Many of the events are FREE.

Be sure to check out our Summer Fun Guide for NYC Kids for more fun things to do for every age in every borough.

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Unisphere in Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Queens, NY

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

Pier 17, South Street Seaport
89 South Street
New York, NY 10038

Midland Beach
Midland Beach
Staten Island, NY

Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk
Beach 17th Street and Seagirt Boulevard
Queens, NY

Central Park SummerStage
Rumsey Playfield Central Park
New York, NY 10021

22 East 60th Street
22 East 60th Street between 5th and Lexington Avenues
New York, NY

Manhattan Bridge Archway Plaza
Brooklyn, NY

Rubin Museum of Art
150 West 17th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues
New York, NY 10011

Queens County Farm Museum
73-50 Little Neck Parkway
Floral Park, NY 11004

Aviator Park
3159 Flatbush Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11234

The High Line
Between 15th and 16th Streets
New York, NY

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

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

Highland Park
Jamaica Avenue and Elton Street
Queens, NY

Highland Park
Jamaica Avenue and Elton Street
Queens, NY

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

Historic Richmond Town
441 Clarke Avenue
Staten Island, NY

Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre
W 79th Street in Central Park
New York, NY 10023

Puppetworks Inc
338 Sixth Avenue (at 4th Street)
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Riverside Park South
West 61st Street Locomotive Lawn, Riverside Park South
New York, NY

Crispus Attucks Playground
1030 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Brooklyn Bridge Park-Pier 3
Granite Terrace
Brooklyn, NY

Fort Greene Park
Prison Ship Martyrs Monument Myrtle Ave., De Kalb Ave. bet. Washington Park and St. Edward's St
Brooklyn, NY

Coney Island
37 Boardwalk West Beach and the Boardwalk
Brooklyn, NY

Fort Greene Park
Myrtle Ave., De Kalb Ave. bet. Washington Park and St. Edward's St
Brooklyn, NY

Madison Square Park
Farragut Lawn on 26th Street between Madison and Fifth Avenues
New York, NY

Hudson River Park
Pier 46 Cross at Charles St.
New York, NY