Free Things for the Kids to do This Summer in NYC

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Make your kids day and take them out to see what New York City has to offer for free this summer! No need to take out your wallet, we came up with a few activities that will be entertaining and fun for the whole family.

Fun in the Water

Typical but still exciting! We all know it’s too hot to not make any plans to head the pool this summer. This weekend why not hop-off at Brooklyn Bridge Park, John Jay Park, or Lasker Pool on 110th and Lenox Ave. Just remember to bring a combination lock for your belongings.

Get Creative!

Try something new and take the kids to Ancient Playground, it’s Egyptian-style with stone pyramids, tunnels, sandbox, and water features great for the heat. Catch-and-Release Fishing is fun too, and the best part is all of this is free when you hop-off in Central Park.

Expand their imagination and go to Kids Create! This is another free activity that will be exciting on weekends at Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Sweet Music to the Ears

If you want to keep the kids entertained all summer long take them to the music festivals and concerts this year. Pick any Wednesday in July through August, and check out the Music in the Grove at Fort Greene Park. For even more excitement, hop-off with the kids at our flatiron stop for Madison Square Kids Summer Concert Series. Just remember to bring the blanket to sit on, and get ready to dance and sing-a-along!

Where do you plan on taking the kids in NYC before the summer is over?

Photo Credit: Flickr / juhansonin

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Top Places to Watch Free Summer Outdoor Films in NYC

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I’m sure you saw the typical movie scene where the couple on the date was watching a movie outside from their car. Then you thought to yourself, I would like to try that one day. Believe it or not there are many places to watch outdoor films for free this summer in New York City! We came up with some of our favorite places that you might like to choose from for the family, friends, and of course your dream date at sunset.

South Street Seaport

What’s better than being able to shop, eat great food, listen to live music, and still being able to watch a film for free! Pick any Wednesday starting July 10th and watch movies like Ice Age, Ghostbusters, Finding Nemo, Star Trek, Young Frankenstein, and more all summer long!

HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival

Are you into classic films? Then you should check out the free films at Bryant Park every Monday. Grab a friend and a blanket and come at 5:00pm for a good spot and then enjoy your film at sunset.

Central Park Conservancy Film Festival

Free popcorn, free movie, and a free romantic date? Central Park Conservancy Film Festival starts August 22nd to August 26th and each day features a different genre such as classics, family, romantic comedy, horror, and adventure. The gates open at 6:30pm and your film will start at 8pm.

Brooklyn Bridge Park

Swing by Brooklyn Bridge Park for one of the best views in NYC and all the SyFy you can handle this summer. Every Thursday at sundown beginning July 11th, SyFy will host one of our favorite movie night in the city.

So where are you going to watch movies this summer? What films are you excited to see?