Best Summer Activities for Preschoolers in NYC

Suzi Shelton performs during the Hudson RiverKids series in Chelsea. Photo courtesy of Hudson River Park
Suzi Shelton performs during the Hudson RiverKids series in Chelsea. Photo courtesy of Hudson River Park

The days are (finally) starting to feel like summer, and if you have a little one to entertain, we're guessing you'll appreciate this roundup of the best summer activities for preschoolers in NYC. From FREE concerts and festivals, to NYC's best swimming pools, and more, these are the best things to do with preschoolers in NYC this summer.

With this list of summer activities for preschoolers, you’ll find yourself wanting to skip vacation in favor of staying in town to take advantage of the fun things to do NYC has to offer. Best of all? Many of the summer events are FREE.

Be sure to check out our Summer Fun Guide for NYC Kids for more things to do for kids at every age and stage across NYC's five boroughs.

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Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Brooklyn Bridge Park

Bushwick Inlet Park - Soccer Fields

Pier 25 at Hudson River Park

Pier 26 of Hudson River Park
Blessing of the Animals and the Feast of Saint Francis
Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine - 10:00 AM Pick
The Medieval Festival at Fort Tryon Park
Fort Tryon Park - 11:30 AM Pick
Art Sundae with Arghavan Khosravi
Rockefeller Center - 11:00 AM Pick
47th Annual Atlantic Antic
Atlantic Avenue - 12:00 PM Pick
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