It's all about the kids at Kids Rule Weekend. Photo courtesy of Lehman Stages
It's all about the kids at Kids Rule Weekend. Photo courtesy of Lehman Stages

Weekend Fun: Summer Streets, Dragon Boats, Kids Rule Fest

And just like that, it's August! But summer is far from winding down for New York City kids. Proof? Two words: Summer Streets. For three straight Saturdays beginning August 3, Manhattan blocks traffic on an unbroken route from the Brooklyn Bridge to the Upper East Side and replaces it with fun outdoor activities—even a climbing wall and a zip line—at stops along the way. See our full lowdown on Summer Streets.

Kids Rule Weekend returns to Lehman College in the Bronx with pony rides and water slides for the toddler and preschool set. The Lincoln Center Out of Doors Family Day kicks off with World Roots music. The Rockaways' Water Fest is wet and wild as ever. Theatro SEA's Arts for All Fest pops up on the Lower East Side with a weekend-long celebration of Puerto Rican plena. And Hong Kong Dragon Boats race through Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

There's lots happening on NYC's riverfronts this weekend, too: Light a lantern for peace at the Hindu Lamp Ceremony in Brooklyn Bridge Park, or show off your dance moves at the Sweet Spot Festival at West Harlem Piers Park. Grab an oar and try your hand at Community Rowing, or learn to kayak or canoe at Hallets Cove.

Our August GoList has all the must-do events for families coming up this month, and don't forget the Summer Fun Guide, bursting with cool stuff to do, including how to get to the beach in a hurry, water park day trips, and even FREE splash pads.


Lehman College
Bedford Park Boulevard West and Goulden Avenue
Bronx, NY

Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Meadow Lake North
Queens, NY

La Plaza at The Clemente
114 Norfolk Street
New York, NY 10009

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

Lucille Lortel Theater
121 Christopher St
Manhattan, NY

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

25 Kent Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11249

Soldiers and Sailors Monument, Riverside Park
W. 89th St and Riverside Dr
New York, NY

New York Transit Museum
corner of Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, NY

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

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Hearst Plaza
New York, NY

Brooklyn Bridge Park
Pebble Beach
Brooklyn, NY

Rockaway Beach Boardwalk
Beach 108th Street Roller Rink
Rockaway, NY 11693

West Harlem Piers Park
West 125 Street
New York, NY

University Eye Center
33 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036

Coney Island Beach
West 10th Street Boardwalk Entrance
Brooklyn, NY

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, NY

The High Line
Between 15th and 16th Streets
New York, NY

Socrates Sculpture Park
32-01 Vernon Boulevard
Queens, NY

Fort Greene Park
Prison Ship Martyrs Monument Myrtle Ave., De Kalb Ave. bet. Washington Park and St. Edward's St
Brooklyn, NY

Museum at Eldridge Street
12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002

Morris-Jumel Mansion
65 Jumel Terrace
New York, NY 10032

Sugar Hill Children's Museum
898 St. Nicholas Avenue
New York, NY 10032

Socrates Sculpture Park
Hallet's Cove Beach
Queens, NY