Summer Streets and More Things To Do in NYC this Weekend with Kids

Carve out time in your schedule for the 30th Annual Coney Island Sand Sculpting Competition this Saturday, August 13th. Photo courtesy of Coney Island
Carve out time in your schedule for the 30th Annual Coney Island Sand Sculpting Competition this Saturday, August 13th. Photo courtesy of Coney Island

Looking for the best things to do in New York City this weekend? Here are some family-friendly events and activities to add to your list for this weekend.

When they talk about the dog days of summer, do they mean hyperactive puppies who can't stop racing around? Because that's how we're feeling about this weekend. From Harlem Week to the Clemente's Arte pa’ mi gente Festival (packed with puppet crafts and shows for kids) to the Brooklyn Beach Sports Fest and the Sand Sculpture Contest on Coney Island, we're off leash and running wild.

And that's not even including the return of the Hudson River Park's Blues BBQ Fest, Sprinkler Day 2 at Asphalt Green, and the 41st annual Battery Dance Fest. Our advice is to stay hydrated and enjoy!

Remember that MommyPoppins' Family Activity Calendar is chock-full of more summer fun, with new events added daily. And our Guide to Summer Fun in NYC for Kids is indispensable when it comes to cool things to do!

More Things To Do in New York City this Week with Kids

Be sure to click through to each listing for all the details, including recommended ages and times. Check with each venue for COVID guidelines before heading out to any event.

Places featured in this article:


Harlem (See listing)

National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath)

Hudson River Park - Pier 76

The Oasis at Josie Robertson Plaza

Staten Island Children's Museum
Groove NYC - Dance for Kids
Socrates Sculpture Garden - 11:30 AM Pick
Karma's World at FAO Schwarz
FAO Schwarz - 11:00 AM Pick
Hippo Playground Summer Concert Series
Hippo Playground - 3:30 PM Pick
Ballet Hispánico’s Latin Social Dance Workshop
The Oasis at Josie Robertson Plaza - 5:00 PM Pick
Boogie Woogie Wednesdays
Staten Island Children's Museum - 6:00 PM Pick
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