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July 4th In The Big City!

2015-06-29

Alright, let's stop pretending this week is about anything other than counting down to the long weekend. We've got the scoop on everything from the Macy's fireworks to a historic ship docked at South Street Seaport for a couple of days. Here's my annual statement on hauling small children out into the chaos of July 4th fireworks in the city: Take a pass. Babies and toddlers are going to freak out at the sounds + the crowds. The only exception I can think of is Sunset Park in Brooklyn. It's a decent view, and the crowd is completely manageable + family friendly. If you have some magical spot nobody else knows about, then do the smart thing. KEEP IT TO YOURSELF!!! Have a fun holiday everybody!!!

 
Events We Love This Week!
Events for Monday, July 6th
  • Children's Basketball: Age 7 and Up

    Children's Basketball: Age 7 and Up

    Adjustable-height hoops for kids of all sizes, plus fun drills to improve skills.

    Ages: For ages 7 and up
    Cost: Free
    When: Mondays, 4:30PM-5:30PM (Thru 10/26)
  • Children's Basketball: Age 5-6

    Children's Basketball: Age 5-6

    Adjustable-height hoops for kids of all sizes, plus fun drills to improve skills.

    Ages: For ages 5 to 6
    Cost: Free
    When: Mondays @ 3:30PM-5:00PM (May 5-Oct 27)
  • Venetian Carnival Masks

    Venetian Carnival Masks

    Inspired by the fanciful costumes depicted in Meghan Boody's work on display in the gallery, young artists will create their own versions of classic Venetian carnival masks

    Ages: For ages 5 and up
    Cost: $25.00
    When: July 6, 2:30PM-5:00PM
  • Storytime in Nolen Library

    Storytime in Nolen Library

    Start with a book, then learn to look! Toddlers look, listen, and have fun with picture books in Nolen Library.

    Ages: For ages 1 to 3
    Cost: Free
    When: Monday - Friday 10:30AM + 3:00PM; Sunday @ 2:00PM.
  • Masterpiece Mondays

    Masterpiece Mondays

    Explore the galleries with sketching, art activities, and more in this fun afternoon series.

    Ages: For ages 4 to 7
    Cost: Free to $15.00
    When: Every Monday, 3:30PM-4:30PM
  • Hudson River Kids

    Hudson River Kids

    Hudson River Park brings out all of your favorite New York City family performers each Monday evening.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: Free
    When: Mondays @ 6:30PM (thru 8/17)
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