New York Family Magazine
Contests & Giveaways

*It's Radio Flyer's 95th birthday! And to celebrate, we're giving away one Radio Flyer NJ Camp Fair Datesbuild-a-wagon. For the first time ever, you can choose your favorite body style, wheels, accessories, fabrics and customize a nameplate for a one-of-a-kind toy. To enter this giveaway, post on our Facebook page telling us about your favorite part of summer. Then, email and put "Radio Flyer" in the subject line. Deadline is Friday, June 22.    


*Here's your chance to visit Hersheypark and discover your family's ultimate rush! Just three hours from NYC, Hershey has 12 roller NJ Camp Fair Datescoasters (including the newest, Skyrush!), more than 20 kiddie rides and 9 distinct water attractions at The Boardwalk at Hersheypark. And one lucky family of four will win a 2-night and 2-day stay at the park and lodge. For details on how to enter, click here. Deadline is Friday, June 29.

Weekend Plans & More 

Transform into a drop of water as you go through a maze of waterways in the A-MAZE-ING Water exhibit at the New York Aquarium. All ages will love learning about this all-important liquid while engaging their imagination. (Friday-Sunday)


Unleash your inner astronaut at the Armory during a simulation trip to Mars! Help little ones be a part of the "live mission" or stick back and work the mission control center. (Friday-Sunday)


Twinkle toes unite! The Manhattan Youth Ballet is performing with guests from the New York City Ballet for their June show. A dance choreographed by the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company will be premiered! (Friday)


Art, interactive exhibits and games combine to make FIGMENT NYC on Governors Island fun for all families. Make sure you hang out at the larger-than-life tree house and the mini golf course! (Saturday-Sunday)  


Barney and The Magic School Bus will be at the Bronx Zoo this weekend to sing songs and tell stories of their adventures. Kids will love Avenue Zoo performances and Rainforest Creature Parades. (Saturday-Sunday)


Cop cars from every decade will be on display at the NYC Police Museum's annual car show. Parents and kids alike will love seeing both new and vintage models. (Saturday)


Explore the great outdoors while learning about the environment during the Staten Island Museum's NatureFest--with nature walks, arts and crafts, and much more for all ages to enjoy! (Saturday)


Brooklyn musician--and NYC kid favorite--Suzi Shelton will be performing at the final BYOK concert at 92YTribeca. The songs from her latest CD, Tomboy in a Princess Dress, are sure to have everyone dancing and singing along. (Sunday)


Little foodies ages 5 and up can snack on fruit at CMOM as  authors Bill and Claire Wurtzel demonstrate how to make crazy, fun and edible designs based on their new book, Funny Food. (Sunday)


Get ready to rock with your mini-me alongside Dan Zanes and Bari Koral as they perform at the Peter Cooper Village / Stuyvesant Town oval. Their upbeat hits will have you dancing the whole time. (Sunday)


Roll on over to the EggNJ Camp Fair Dates Rolls and Egg Creams Festival in the Lower East Side--an event celebrating the Jewish and Chinese communities of the neighborhood. When else can kids learn Yiddish while eating an egg roll and watching acrobats? (Sunday)


Happy Birthday! Celebrate 100 years with the Prospect Park Carousel. There will be free carousel rides, birthday cake, crafts and games for all ages. (Sunday)


There is something for everyone at Brooklyn Family Day, with circus performers, musical acts ranging from a DJ to an African music group, sports lessons and other free activities for all ages. (Sunday) 


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

Bonus Tips  

*A few years ago, the Speyer Legacy School began as a bold experiment: a private school with the mission of nurturing exceptional learners in the hope that our society will benefit from their future achievements and successes. If you want to learn more about the Speyer Legacy School for your children, or want to support their special mission, join their community for an amazing concert-fundraiser on Wednesday, June 13, with one of the world's great classical pianists--Vladimir Feltsman--at Merkin Concert Hall. For more info, contact Daniel Brewer, at 212-581-4000 (ext. 13), or


*A night in Central Park can be magical for children. Add to that a carnival and a special charity event and you've got something for the whole city to enjoy. The Carnival Night For Kids on Wednesday, June 13 is a fun-filled evening with rides, games, raffles, food, live music and more--and all proceeds benefit the Coalition for the Homeless' youth programs. For more information, click here

June 7-13, 2012

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