NYC Weekend Events: Jun 11-13

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This weekend is all about music and movies! Don’t miss your chance to see a family favorite on the beach as part of the Tribeca Film Festival, grab a blanket to claim your spot at the return of this jazzy lawn party, or experience NYC’s brass band community first-hand at this summer kickoff festival. Scroll down to check out the rest of our fun weekend event picks for kids below!

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Worlds Beyond Earth

Featuring immersive visualizations of distant worlds, groundbreaking space missions, and breathtaking scenes depicting the evolution of our solar system, Worlds Beyond Earth, the newest Hayden Planetarium Space Show at the American Museum of Natural History, explores the unique conditions on Earth that make life possible. Event Details.

New York Yoyo Show

Song and dance meet Yoyo magic in this family-friendly exhibition! Event Details.

Happy Hour Concert Series

On Fridays in the Archway, Jan Bell of the Brooklyn Americana Music Festival curates a Happy Hour Concert Series, featuring Americana, folk, bluegrass, country blues and jazz acts. Event Details.

Trailwork Party & Bike Share

Bring your friends and family for a day of fun in the woods and learn what it takes to build, maintain, and ride the most progressive urban bike park in America! Event Details.

Jazz Age Lawn Party

This is the original, and official Jazz Age Lawn Party, founded and hosted by Michael Arenella & His Dreamland Orchestra. All ages are welcome for music, dancing, food, and fun!  Event Details.

Summer on the Hudson: Play Dates

This fun family-friendly event features a children’s entertainer, grab-and-go arts and crafts kits, and neighborhood fun! Event Details.

Tribeca Film Festival in Rockaway

For the first time, enjoy the Tribeca Film Festival on the beach in Rockaway. They’re screening the family favorite Moana in their Borough to Borough series! Event Details.

Movie Nights at the Garden

Experience big screen magic with the beautiful backdrop of golden hour in the evening. In addition to enjoying seasonal, movie-themed food and refreshments and exclusive after-hours access to the Garden, participate in a hands-on craft activity or enjoy a live performance (varies based on featured film). Event Details.

Drag Queen Story Hour

Through storytelling and creativity, Drag Queen Story Hour teaches children about gender diversity and all forms of difference to build empathy and give kids the confidence to express themselves however they feel comfortable. Event Details.

Brass Bands Festival

Enjoy a brand-new summer kickoff event that will feature both roving and stationary live musical sets by a diverse and energetic range of NYC’s brass band community. Event Details.


There are tons more events on our calendar – be sure to check them out all week long!


–  Jesseca Stenson


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