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Weekend Plans & More   

It's the time of year we've all been waiting for: Traffic on Park Ave is giving way to a 160-foot-long zip line, 25-foot-tall climbing wall, and other active adventures in the sports galore known as Summer Streets. Get moving! (Saturday)


Get your groove on at DUMBO's Family Festival, which is transforming a local restaurant into an epic kiddie rock hall. Jam with favorite members from AudraRox and New Trad Trio, then meet the queen of the hula hoop. (Saturday) 


Speaking of jamming, this month's Target First Saturdays means a free Caribbean-themed dance party at the Brooklyn Museum--complete with Haitian music, dance workshops, and carnival headdress-making. (Saturday)


For a serene and scenic Saturday, join the Coastal Classroom's Family Day by the Coney Island Creek for hands-on fun in exploring the city's lush water ecosystem. (Saturday)


Continue the outdoor fun by snuggling up in a blanket for an al fresco screening of "The Lion King" on Roosevelt Island. It's a classic movie for a classic NYC summer tradition. (Saturday)


Looking for an out-of-this-world weekend?  Search no further than Operation Slumber on The Intrepid. Kids will have a blast training like a real astronaut, getting an up-close glimpse of the Enterprise, and getting a taste of outer space in an other-worldly scavenger hunt. (Saturday)


Those who just can't sit still will love boogie-ing all day and all night at The Brooklyn Lyceum's Roller Skate and Disco Dance, a '70s- and '80s-themed skate fest and dance party with a "Saturday Night Fever" screening and delicious pizza. (Saturday)


Get ready, get set, go! If you've loved watching the Olympics on TV, how about seeing 170 boats race down Meadow Lake in real life at the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival? Enjoy the colorful spectacle with a side of yummy ethnic cuisine, deadly martial arts workshops, and breezy kite flying. (Saturday-Sunday)


What's traditional is hilarious again at Puppetworks, which is putting a lively, puppetry twist on the three favorites of "The Three Wishes," "The Ugly Duckling," and "The Three Little Pigs." (Saturday-Sunday)


If you want even more laughs, be sure to also catch the Gotham Comedy Club's Camp Kids 'N Comedy Graduation Show--the participating little jokers will be presenting their original stand-up routines in front of a public audience for the first time ever. (Sunday)


Calling all aspiring illustrators: WORD Bookstore in Greenpoint is giving you the chance to create a collaborative comic book masterpiece under the guidance of artist Michel Levesque. Sharpen those pencils! (Sunday) 


Get your delicious fill of culture on the Lower East Side Nosh and Stroll, a food and history tour of what was once one of the world's largest Jewish populations. Sample treats like egg creams and rugelach alongside factual tidbits about The Forward Newspaper Building and other landmarks the family will love. (Sunday)

Bonus Tip 

*Go fly a kite! What better excuse to get out of the city than a day of soaring kites over Hamptons waters? Dan's 40th Annual Kite Fly this Sunday will have your fam flying high. 

August 3-5, 2012

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