This weekend's big event is the highly-anticipated opening of the Ocean Wonders: Sharks exhibit at the New York Aquarium. With 100+ marine species and 18 different kinds of sharks and rays (in a transparent shark tunnel!), plus a new roof deck with a spectacular view of Coney Island and the Atlantic, it'll be a madhouse, but worth it. Plus, we have the inside scoop on how to best enjoy the day at Coney.
If sharks (and crowds) aren't your family's thing, the High Line's monthly kids' fest has art, storytelling, movement, and surprises in store Saturday. Or check out the Brooklyn Children's Museum's brand new exhibit, New England Tribal Families. BargeMusic's FREE concerts for kids are in full swing, with a performance and Q&A, and the PuppetMobile is out and about too, bringing their FREE puppet show to parks in Queens and Brooklyn.
Don't forget that as of this week, NYC pools are officially open for cool, splashy fun, not to mention NYC beaches and all our favorite splash pads and water parks. This weekend there are also dozens of movies in the parks (seven and counting on Saturday alone, including three screenings of The Black Panther!) and other fun options packing the MommyPoppins calendar.
And while July 4th doesn't fall on a weekend this year (it's smack dab in the middle of the week!), we STILL have a comprehensive guide to seeing the Macy's Fireworks, and more sparkling sky shows. Celebrate safely, and enjoy!