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Weekend Plans & More 

It's getting hot in here! NY Hall of Science's scintillating Volcano Mine Ride is operating its last adventures this weekend. HD technology and Bose sound systems take you over, sideways, and under on a magic fiery ride. (Friday-Saturday)


You don't need to venture far to get your festival fixing this summer. The Astoria Park Festival will feature classic carnival games, rides, and snacks all weekend long. (Friday-Saturday)


Got some mini seafarers on your hands? The weekend-long North River Historic Ship Festival lets them set sail around the city on a 105-year-old ship along the Hudson River. Don't miss Sunday's circus featuring famed juggler Will Shaw. (Friday-Sunday)


The Animal Tales Extravaganza at the Bronx Zoo ends with a bang with Spider-Man Day, where kids can meet the comic book star and try spider-climbing up the new rock wall themselves. Extra: win exclusive movie giveaways and meet Avenue Q's Kate Monster! (Saturday)


SummerStage Kids is bringing a dance party, free sports lessons, and arts and crafts to St. Mary's Park in the Bronx. Be sure to catch performances from our all-time favorites: The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus and The Red Trouser show. (Saturday)


Who better to pick up essential life skills from than Robinson Crusoe? At Theatre-Playground's interactive family showyou'll 

identify edible plants, make a shelter, and build a boat as the desert island story unfolds in Central Park. (Saturday)


Experience the world without ever leaving the city at the Avenue of the Americas Summerfest. 500 booths of crafts, food, and entertainment representing over 100 cultures make for tons of cosmopolitan fun. (Saturday)


Calling all beach lovers: The Kiddies Caribbean Carnival is back at the Brooklyn Children's Museum. March in the colorful parade, munch on bites from the renowned chef Shorne Benjamin, and bang away at the steel pan workshop. (Saturday)


If you need a little magic in your weekend, whiz over to CMOM's Harry Potter-Inspired Magic Wand workshop--the opening event of the NYC Design Studio--and fashion your very own spell-caster. (Saturday)


Alternatively, you can conjure up some glow-in-the-dark enchantment at Wave Hill's Glow A Garden crafts workshop. Get creative, then see your project shine under a cool black light. (Saturday)


Get a head start in July 4th festivities at this weekend's edition of A Clearing in the Forest, where Symphony Space balladeer Linda Russell will perform fun historic stories with color and charm. (Sunday)


There's nothing that says Freedom Day like going back to the pre-Colonial times. Fashion your clothes in 19th century styles, then march proudly in the Freedom Strut at Lefferts Historic House in Prospect Park. (Sunday)


All aboard! The New York Transit Museum's Summer Nostalgia Train is taking us down memory lane--or shall we say "tracks"?--on a sweet 20th century subway ride between Grand Central, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden all day. (Sunday)

Bonus Tip

Let's get moving! This Monday marks the beginning of CityParks' annual Track & Field summer program, which gives kids the chance to jump hurdles, throw javelins, and run relays in parks all over the city. Training will conclude at an end-of-season meet at Icahn Stadium on Randall's Island, so be sure to show up weekly. All programs are free and divided into 5-7 and 8-16 age groups.

June 28-July 1, 2012

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