Best Summer Events for NYC Preschoolers

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

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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Places featured in this article:


Unisphere in Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Pier 17, South Street Seaport

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Crispus Attucks Playground

Brooklyn Bridge Park-Pier 3
Retumba
St. Mary's Park - 12:00 PM Pick
The Butterfly Conservatory at the American Museum of Natural History
American Museum of Natural History - 10:00 AM
Claire's Creative Mini-Art Adventures
All Souls Church - 12:00 PM
Claire's Creative Art Adventures
All Souls Church - 4:15 PM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides