Ten ways to beat the heat and get out of your breakfast rut. Plus weekend fun for the whole fam!

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WEEKEND ROUNDUP: August 5-6
It’s hard to believe that August is already here! This weekend go fishing, enjoy a unity parade, or go on a boat ride! Have a great weekend, and be sure to tell your friends to subscribe to SkipKid!
BEAT THE HEAT!
Ten ways to keep cool at Brooklyn Bridge Park this summer!
SPONSORED POST Starting this fall, Giocare will have a preschool alternative playgroup at the Play Spot. Children 18 months and up are eligible to enroll. This is a great program for families who are looking for a playgroup/preschool experience without the longer day. Come hear more about the program at an Open House: Friday, August 4, 11, and 18, from 10-11:30am. RSVP at playspot@giocareplayschool.com.
BROOKLYN THIS WEEKEND
Rooftop Celebration and Senegalese Dance Workshop with Papa Sy, BCM, Crown Heights
All weekend
Help BCM launch its new roof terrace and park with a celebration of Senegalese culture. Join Papa Sy for a dance workshop and story time. Use your imagination to gather around the baobab tree, and use your ears to hear authentic Senegalese music! This program is offered in collaboration with Cumbe: Center for African and Diaspora Dance.Hindu Lamp Ceremony, Brooklyn Bridge Park
Saturday
Decorate your own palm leaf lamp and release it in the East River as part of the traditional Aarti ceremony for peace and harmony. Presented with Brooklyn Arts Council.

Pop-Up Audubon I: Gone Fishin’ Macy’s Clinic, Prospect Park
Saturday
This popular summer program offers kids 15 & under the opportunity to fish.  Participants learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety and will even get to collect their own bait. First come, first serve.

FAD Market: Coney Art Walls, Coney Island
Sunday
Summer’s here and FAD Market is heading to the beach for our first-ever outdoor adventure! Bask in the glorious sunshine and salty ocean air while you browse the best of New York’s artists and designers against the vibrant backdrop of the Coney Art Walls. Discover a specially curated selection of over 40 independent makers offering jewelry, apparel, bath & body care, tableware, and art

Brooklyn’s 4th Annual International Day of Friendship, Brooklyn Borough Hall
Sunday
Enjoy a Unity Parade of Flags, cultural performances, a global village, international cuisine and more!

BEYOND BROOKLYN THIS WEEKEND
Summer Streets, multiple locations, Manhattan
Saturday
Annual celebration of New York City’s most valuable public space—our streets. Summer Streets provides space for healthy recreation and encourages New Yorkers to use more sustainable forms of transportation.Moon Shot, Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum, Midtown West
Saturday
To re-create the early days of the Space Race, seven actors squeeze onto a stage nearly as tight as the original Mercury capsules—about 21 square feet. Using only their bodies and their voices, the actors bring to life a thrilling time in the history of human exploration. Ages 5+

 Pier 11, Downtown,Family Fun Day Boat Tour

Saturday
For an exciting, fun-filled family adventure, go behind the scenes of the NY & NJ’s bustling working waterfront on a narrated Hidden Harbor® “Maritime Scavenger Hunt” Tour! You’ll see  Giant Container Ports Close-up Plus Ships, Tugboats, Cranes, a Lighthouse, and the Statue of Liberty! At the end of the tour, a maritime expert on board will sign the booklet to “certify” the child has been made an “Honorary Captain.”

GOOD EATS!
Mix it up with these 10 toddler breakfast ideas!
PARENTING IN THE NEWS
Money may be able to buy happiness after all.
The Washington PostPerhaps flexible bedtimes are actually okay.
New York Magazine 

Goofing off promotes learning.
The Atlantic

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