Kick off your flip-flops and enjoy free outdoor play in the high-powered sprinklers at Asphalt Green's Sprinkler Day. Photo courtesy of Asphalt Green
Kick off your flip-flops and enjoy free outdoor play in the high-powered sprinklers at Asphalt Green's Sprinkler Day. Photo courtesy of Asphalt Green

Things to Do This Weekend: Harlem Fest, Sand Castles, Kites, Math Fest, Honey

We're counting on having a great time at the fourth annual Math Festival hosted by MoMath on Saturday, with laser cutting, giant mazes, music, and roller coaster design to make STEM irresistible.

Also this Saturday: Watch the colors fly at the Upper West Side's annual Kite Flying Festival. Scoot down to the third (and final) Summer Streets Fest. Skip through the sprinklers at Asphalt Green's second splashy free-for-all. Or head down to Coney Island to enjoy the sunshine and artistry at the annual Sand Sculpting Contest.

Harlem Week romps through uptown all weekend long, with a children's festival on Saturday and daily performances that run from hip hop to poetry to tap dance. And Wave Hill is literally buzzing—it's Honey Weekend again, and that means candle-making, sweet treats, and the traditional Be a Bee workshop and parade.

All this, plus over a hundred other events (50+ each day) are baked into the Mommy Poppins Calendar. Check out our list of the 50 best places to cool off this summer, and don't forget the fun-packed August Go List. And the outdoor movies that were canceled due to all the rain earlier this summer are now being scheduled through September—bookmark our Free Outdoor Movie page to see what's playing (for free!) near you.


Harlem (See listing)
New York, NY

Wave Hill
West 249th Street and Independence Avenue Ecology Building
Bronx, NY

New York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024

Lefferts Historic House
Intersection Ocean & Flatbush Aves. and Empire Blvd.
Brooklyn, NY

Riverside Park South
Pier I, West 70th Street
New York, NY 10069

Coney Island
Beach and the Boardwalk, West 10th to West 12th Streets
New York, NY

Fosun Plaza
28 Liberty Street
New York, NY 10005

NYC streets
Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park, along Park Avenue and connecting streets
New York, NY

Asphalt Green
555 East 90th Street Asphalt Green Upper East Side Field
New York, NY

Museum of Chinese in America
215 Centre Street
New York, NY 10013

Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art
26 Wooster Street
New York, NY 10013

Citywide. See locations in text above
, NY

Wyckoff House Museum
5816 Clarendon Road
Brooklyn, NY 11203

Brooklyn Children's Museum
145 Brooklyn Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11213

Charles A. Dana Discovery Center
110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues
New York, NY 10029

Randall's Island
New York, NY 10035

92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street
New York , NY 10128

Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn
445 Albee Square West
Brooklyn , NY 11201
The Shows Must Go On
Youtube - various times Pick
A Hamilton Read-Along
- various times Pick
Summer Nights at Home
- various times Pick
Monuments Now
Socrates Sculpture Park - 9:00 AM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides