Best of June: 25 Things To Do in NYC With Kids

There's all-ages fun on display at the PrideFest Festival at month's end. Photo courtesy of the festival
There's all-ages fun on display at the PrideFest Festival at month's end. Photo courtesy of the festival

Get ready for summer vacation! June in NYC brings festivals for Juneteenth, Father's Day, ripe strawberries, and maybe even some early fireworks.

Summer festivals are making a splash this month, and we can't wait to celebrate with the Red Hook Fest, Figment Fest, Queens Traditions, Museum Mile, and Drums Along the Hudson.

If live performances are your thing, take note: Isaac Mizrahi is back at the Guggenheim with Third Bird, Battery Park's Playscape kicks off the season with a performance that includes handcrafted aerial puppets, and the Mermaid Parade is traipsing down Coney Island's boardwalk again!

Find more great happenings this June on our Family Activity Calendar and Summer Fun Guide for NYC families.

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

Places featured in this article:


Various locations

Louis Valentino Jr Park & Pier

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Delacorte Theater

Brooklyn Bridge Park

Josie Robertson Plaza at Lincoln Center

Jamaica Performing Arts Center

Greenwich Village
Extinct and Endangered: Opening Week
American Museum of Natural History - 10:00 AM Pick
Rock and Roll Playhouse Residency at Rockefeller Center
Rockefeller Center Radio Park - 11:00 AM Pick
Egg Rolls, Egg Creams and Empanadas Festival
The Museum at Eldridge Street - 12:00 PM Pick
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