Memorial Day Weekend 2022: Best Things To Do in NYC With Kids

Watch the Parade of Ships, enjoy boat tours, see special exhibits, take in military band concerts, and more during Fleet Week 2022. Photo courtesy of Fleet Week
Watch the Parade of Ships, enjoy boat tours, see special exhibits, take in military band concerts, and more during Fleet Week 2022. Photo courtesy of Fleet Week

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

Memorial Day weekend heralds the return of Fleet Week, and NYC is looking positively ship-shape. In addition to visiting some super cool vessels, families can trek to Jones Beach for the Bethpage Air Show, hop in a rowboat for FREE in Hunts Point, and reserve a spot on the W.O. Decker tugboat. Memorial Day parades are back in Brooklyn and Queens. And 14 miles of NYC beaches open up to welcome sandcastle builders, waders, and body surfers.

The Lower East Side Festival of the Arts is creative nirvana with a pile of FREE performances, The Barber of Seville hits all the high notes in Bryant Park, Encanto is playing on a big outdoor screen in Brooklyn. Mickey Mouse is also bringing a big dose of Disney fun to CAMP! This weekend is sold out, but be sure to snag some tickets for June while you still can.

Bookmark our Family Activity Calendar to see what else NYC has up its sleeve. It's going to be an epic summer.

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 time. Check with each venue for COVID guidelines before heading out to any event.

Taikoza
Alley Pond Park - 1:00 PM Pick
Cymbeline
Brooklyn Commons at Metrotech - 7:00 PM Pick
Movies under the Stars: Cars (G)
Harris Brothers Park - 8:30 PM Pick
Amazing Race/Creature Creator Robotics Camp
The Afterschool Collective Company - 8:30 AM
TAWCS C.A.M.P. [Combining Art and Math with Purpose]
The Art of Words Community School (TAWCS) - 9:00 AM
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