Cue the fireworks, because July is here, bringing with it tons of 4th of July fun, plus plenty more family-friendly things to do in New York City.
Of course, July brings Independence Day, with fireworks all over town—including the big Macy's 4th of July display—but we have found tons more amazing things to do with kids in New York City all month long.
The Big Umbrella fest welcomes kids with (and without) sensory differences at Lincoln Center. Goats get their due with a festival in Riverside Park, and City of Water Day, Sprinker Day at Asphalt Green, and the Randall's Island's Waterfront Fest are all getting our calendar delightfully damp.
Keep an eye on our lists of FREE outdoor movies and summer concerts, as they're updated frequently, and find more top July fun on our list of 100 FREE things to do this summer in NYC and our Ultimate NYC Kids Summer Vacation Guide.
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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, times, and recommended ages. And keep in mind: In NYC, really cool things to do with kids often get booked quickly, so buy your tickets ASAP.
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Places featured in this article:
Lincoln Center Damrosch Park
Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk
Nathan’s Famous Restaurant
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church
95th St Compost Compound
Brooklyn Children's Museum
Marcus Garvey Park Amphitheater
Pier 17, South Street Seaport
King Manor Museum
Madison Avenue from 59th to 63rd Streets
Lucille Lortel Theater
Randall's Island Park
Garden of Hope
Socrates Sculpture Park
Soldiers and Sailors Monument, Riverside Park