Best of August: Top Things To Do in NYC with Kids

During Summer Streets, kids and adults take over seven miles of NYC streets to play, run, walk, and bike. Photo courtesy of NYC DOT
During Summer Streets, kids and adults take over seven miles of NYC streets to play, run, walk, and bike. Photo courtesy of NYC DOT

Summer is not over yet! August in New York City is a great time to enjoy outdoor movies and concerts, summer festivals, and the best beach days.

It's the final lap of summer with back-to-school season right around the corner. It's the perfect time to coast down traffic-free Summer Streets, hit the Arte pa’ mi gente Festival, and eat our weight in popcorn at all the FREE outdoor movies.

If you're feeling festive, light up the East River at the always lovely Hindu Lamp Ceremony, take in the Battery Dance Fest, and discover your inner Michaelangelo while making sand sculptures on Coney Island.

Our Summer Fun Guide is filled with entertainment across the five boroughs, and our list of 100 FREE summer to-do's extends through the first day of school, too.

We’re adding more events to our Family Activity Calendar every day, so don’t forget to check it frequently.

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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 quickly, especially these days, so buy your tickets ASAP.

Groove NYC - Dance for Kids
Socrates Sculpture Garden - 11:30 AM Pick
Hippo Playground Summer Concert Series
Hippo Playground - 3:30 PM Pick
Central Park Conservancy Film Festival
Central Park - 6:30 PM Pick
Boogie Woogie Wednesdays
Staten Island Children's Museum - 6:00 PM Pick
41st Annual Battery Dance Festival
Rockefeller Park - 7:00 PM Pick
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