Even though summer is drawing to a close, there are still plenty of child-friendly activities to take advantage of during the fall months.
One recent addition to the New York City activity scene is Fly High. Located in Staten Island, Fly High is NYC’s first indoor trampoline park. From the Main Fly Court to sports related pursuits such as basketball and dodgeball, Fly High offers children the opportunity to get a good work-out while ensuring that they enjoy themselves. The park welcomes walk-ins, except during the busy weekend and holiday season, and if you are looking for something out of the box, it can also be booked for private or birthday events. Safety is of the utmost importance at the facility. Parents must watch their children at all times as well as sign a waiver.
If you’re unable to visit Staten Island, there are plenty of things to do in the other boroughs. The Children’s Center at 42nd Street in Manhattan is well-known for their daily activities, including a magic show, story time, and various workshops for children ranging from infancy to school age. The Center is a good way for parents and children to interact with other neighborhood residents who share similar interests and hobbies. Space is limited so we do advise that parents arrive early to obtain tickets.
Family Activities Around NYC
There are also numerous free and low-cost activities to enjoy around the city. Please see below for more information:
- Brooklyn Children’s Museum: Thursday afternoons, 2pm to 6pm
- The Children’s Museum of Manhattan: Every first Friday of the month, 5pm to 8pm
- Brooklyn Botanical Gardens: Children under 12 years are free, Tuesdays are free, Saturday mornings: 10am to 12pm
- New York Hall of Science: Friday afternoons, 2pm to 5pm and Sunday mornings, 10am to 11am
- Bryant Park holds free juggling lessons during the year. Please see their calendar for more details.
Additional fun-filled activities for the family include Movie Night Under the Stars, which take place throughout the five boroughs as well as in New Jersey. Families can pack a picnic and grab a blanket to watch film classics or the latest blockbuster. Please see their calendar for more details.
Brooklyn Bridge Park is hosting a Kite Festival on Saturday, September 10th, 2016 between the hours of 11am and 3pm. Families can purchase a kite or bring their own. Make sure to grab your camera to take some scenic shots.
Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens is also hosting free workshops until September 24th. Participants will work with a different artist each week. Please see the following for further information.
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