New York Family Magazine
Bonus Tips  

Get ready to rock this summer! The hottest names in kid music are taking the stage in and around the city. Warm up your feet and vocal cords because these catchy groups will keep you moving and grooving all summer long.


We're happy to share some good news from our friends at Super Soccer Stars! SSS coaches will be heading back to Africa this summer to provide rural youth with equipment, knowledge and a passion for soccer. How can you help? Donate your outgrown Super Soccer Stars t-shirts to the children in Zimbabwe by bringing it to your coach or to a Super Soccer Stars drop-box throughout the city between now and June 10. For more info, click here

Weekend Plans & More 

Head to the HOWL! Festival At Tompkins Square Park this weekend to catch live poetry, music and more. Don't miss the Origami and mini golf at the kid's carnival on Saturday. Free fun for all! (Friday-Sunday)


Spark an interest in science with your kids at the 2012 World Science Festival. Sunday's extraordinary street fair in Washington Square Park will have shows, exhibits and games that all types of families will love. (Friday-Sunday)


An arts and culture event for all, the 19th Annual Red Hook Fest promises two days of culture, dance, music and art. Live performances, art projects, even kayaking are all available free of charge! (Friday-Saturday)


Take a trip around the world with your toddler at FIAF's Bon Voyage Workshop at the Jacadi Madison Avenue Boutique. Create a colorful map using landmarks while learning French. (Friday)    


Join Puppetry Arts for their very first festival! Rain or shine, puppet performances and hands-on crafts projects will have kids feeling sunny and bright. Plus, the first 200 participants will receive a gift bag! (Saturday) 


Your mini-artists will love CMOM's Shape of Nature: Still Life Drawings workshop where they'll get to draw plants and flowers with textured paper. (Saturday)


Looking to relax? Head to Canal Park Playhouse to see the film The Red Balloon. Go early to enjoy brunch and Casper the Friendly Ghost and Popeye cartoons. (Saturday-Sunday)


Snag some swag at the Albee Baby Trunk Show. There will be raffles, giveaways and the entire 2012 Quinny and Maxi-Cosi collections to shop from. (Saturday-Sunday)


All aboard! Sitters Studio presents Help Wanted: Pirates! an interactive musical where everyone's recruited to become swashbucklers and help Captain Squid escape the enemy. (Saturday-Sunday)


All fashion-loving kids will have the chance to show off their favorite looks during the Zoe Gets Ready reading and runway show at the Scholastic Store. (Saturday)


If you love hearing Dan Zanes on the stereo at Fishs Eddy, this is your chance to catch him there live! Along with Sonia De Los Santos, Zanes will be throwing a dance party to celebrate his new collection of dishes. (Saturday) 


Get some shopping in while your kids learn about nutrition at the Healthy With Super Sprowtz event in Milly NYC's boutique. It's a win-win situation! (Saturday)


Explore the natural beauty of Swindler Cove Park with NYRP's Family Day. You can hang out with the park's animals, create your own birdhouse, go on nature walks and much more. (Saturday)


Celebrate Brooklyn Botanic Garden's new Visitor Center and summer exhibits at Amble, their June Jubilee. Littlest ones can take part in wiggly worm and lemon balm plant workshops. (Saturday) 


Break out the overalls: Farm in the City Festival is back! The 14th Street Y invites the whole fam for carnival rides, petting zoos, live music and a playroom for the littlest ones. (Sunday)


Help your kids turn lemons into lemonade (literally) by opening a lemonade stand! During NYC Lemonade Day, they'll learn about money management, charity and savings while becoming little entrepreneurs. (Sunday)


This Sunday's performance of Skippyjon Jones at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center is sure to get your family laughing. Little ones 4-8 years old will love this kitten's antics and musical-based performance. (Sunday)


Contribute to a carnival for charity at the Williamsburg Pier Festival! Aside from rides, BBQ and sweets, attendees will take in performances by Suzi Shelton and AudraRox. Proceeds go to the Camp Brooklyn fund. (Sunday)


Skits, story-telling and songs make for a lively performance of the children's book Jewish Books Cooking at The Center for Jewish History. Performed by young actors and best for children up to age 10! (Sunday)   


For even more events this weekend and beyond, check out our Family Calendar.  

Contests & Giveaways

Get a crash-course in 20th century music at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Family Matinee: Sweet & Low Down on Sunday, June 10. Audiences will join musician Michael Feinstein in the Allen Room as he introduces interested ears to some of the greats like Duke Ellington and Cole Porter. And we have a family four-pack of tickets to give away! To enter, post on our Facebook page telling us about your favorite song. Then, email us at with "Sweet & Low Down" in the subject line. Deadline is Wednesday, June 6.  

May 31-June 6, 2012

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