New York Family Magazine
Contests & Giveaways

*There's nothing cuter than these Giraffe Zoo Packs from Skip Hop--a must-have for back-to-school preparations. To get our readers ready for the new academic year, we have 5 Zoo Packs and Lunchies to give away! For information on how to enter, click here.

Weekend Plans & More

Have you heard? Capoeira is the next big thing in martial arts, and the Global Carnival & Capoeira Adventures at McCarren Park will be pairing it with Brazilian music, dancing, and other outdoor fun. See why it's all the rage. (Friday)


Tear up the summer sky at Riverside Park's FlyNY Kite Festival, where you'll be able to make your own kite like a pro. Let's fly! (Saturday)


For kids, by kids: Story Pirates, the hilarious children's troupe that transforms student-written stories into professional acts, is bringing two mini-musicals to El Museo del Barrio. Here's what's to love. (Saturday)


Squeeze in another summer festival while you still can. You'll find it all at Harlem Week's Summer in the City, a 60,000-person celebration of exotic cuisine, crafts, music and dance acts, and more. Woohoo!


Fill up your Saturday with food tastings, a Double Dutch performance, and the best of local shopping in Prospect Heights. More highlights here. (Saturday)


Ever wonder what comes alive when the sun goes down? A traveling exhibit at Liberty Science Center will introduce you to glowing green scorpions, super stealthy owls, and other creatures of the night. Be brave, friends.  (Saturday-Sunday)


Flapper fashion, Charleston dancing, vintage cars, and tug-o-wars harken back to a festive past era at the Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governors Island. Enjoy the spectacle!  (Saturday-Sunday)


Those who prefer behind-the-scenes magic to the public limelight can zip over to CMOM and design their very own miniature Broadway set. Get creative! (Sunday)


Calling all aviation geeks: It's Air Force Week at The Intrepid. Say thanks to our airborne heroes by cheering on their musical and drill performances and checking out the Supercar and Command Center exhibits. Get the scoop here. (Sunday)


End the weekend on a sweet note at Ice Cream Sunday, where a ticket for eight gourmet tastings helps the New Amsterdam Market in the Financial District support our favorite local vendors. Satiate your tummy and your heart.( Sunday)

Bonus Tip

Looking for more icy treats? We've got the inside scoop on ice cream shops around the city. Check out these 20 cool places to enjoy gelato, sorbet, and frozen yogurt during August's steamy stroll. 

August 17-19, 2012

East River Ferry
Bike MS
March New York Family

April cover   New York Family