This weekend: travel to the beach in style, hang out on a renovated rooftop, or become friends with a puppet!

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Make the most of the last weekend in July with a vintage train ride to Coney Island, an interactive puppet show, or an outdoor concert with an urban cowboy! Have a great weekend, and be sure to tell your friends to subscribe to SkipKid!
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South Slope Summer Strolls, 12th-18th Streets
FREE outdoor block party from 12th to 18th Streets on 5th Avenue. Bouncy house, climbing wall, pop up park, face painting, vintage cars, ping pong, and music.Paint & Play, Brooklyn Children’s Museum, Crown Heights
Parents and Caregivers aren’t celebrated enough! Hang out on the BCM’s newly renovated rooftop for a paint and play event! Paint live portraits of your kids and make a print to take home while jamming out to music, and drinking an iced cold lemonade in the shade.

Beach Bound: Coney Island, New York Transit Museum, Brooklyn Heights
Travel aboard the Museum’s vintage Train of Many Metals for its first ride on the Second Avenue line, led by the R-11 prototype originally built for that line in the 1950s. We will ride the length of the Q-line, above and below ground for a two-hour jaunt to Coney Island. Once we arrive at our seaside destination, brave the rides at Luna Park, check out the action on the legendary Boardwalk, or nosh on one of Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs.

Music in the Grove Kids Concert, Fort Greene Park.
Come listen to some upbeat, urban cowboy tunes brought to you by Hopalong Andrew, a former Central Park Ranger! Bring your blanket and set it down by the trees just south of the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument for this free concert catered to children 0-8 years old.

Family Weekend: Double Dutch, Lincoln Center
All weekend
After a 30-plus year hiatus, Double Dutch returns to the plazas of Lincoln Center. Join us for a historic two-day event celebrating Double Dutch and the women of color who’ve contributed to the cultural fabric of NYC through this competitive sport turned art form. Featuring demonstrations, jump-ins, panel discussions, a film screening and exhibition, and the Double Dutch Summer Classic.39th Annual Thunderbird American Indian Mid-Summer Powwow, Queens County Farm
All weekend
New York City’s oldest and largest powwow will feature three days of intertribal Native American dance competitions to which the public is invited. Over 40 Indian Nations are represented at this spectacular event held in the apple orchard on the farm grounds. A large selection of unique Native American jewelry, art, crafts, and food will be available for sale.

Kids Rock, Rockefeller Center
Children of all ages are welcome to enjoy a variety of activities ranging from face painting, giant foosball and Connect 4® games, a popsicle stand, mini LEGO® build stations, a photo booth, and live music, all taking place throughout the iconic Rockefeller Plaza. All activities are free and open to the public.
Puppet Playtime, Connect the Dots OT, Midtown
An interactive musical puppet show perfect for little ones – and their adults! We’ll tell stories, sing songs, and play games with lots of tactile props (musical instruments, rainbow scarves, parachute, etc.). Everything will be sensory and special-needs friendly designed to make everyone feel included. And best of all, there will be lots of meet-and-greets with new puppet friends!

Rally HealthFest NYC, Nelson A. Rockefeller Park, Battery Park City
Comedian and actor Kevin Hart along with TV host Maria Menounos present a day of healthy activities, fun, and self-improvement. The day includes free fitness bootcamps, a photo booth, massage, spin classes, a kids’ area, and much more.

So, no need to worry about mac and cheese after all?
New York MagazineHow to be present and even mindful when your kids are fighting.
New York Times

Turns out there’s no such thing as a gifted child.
The Guardian

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