Things to Do With Kids: How to Survive the Last Few Weeks of Summer
August 26, 2019
Written by Donna Ladd
We all love the summer weather and the break from school that allows for lots of family time, but over two months of summer vacation is a long time. As summer camp comes to a close and your island getaways are over, you might be thinking: what are we going to do for these last few weeks of summer? Especially as you’re juggling work, back-to-school shopping and more. We don’t want you to stress about how to keep your kids entertained. We’re here to help with a round-up of things to do with kids! We’ve covered a wide range of activities: arts & crafts, sing-alongs, storytimes, family concerts, movies, active play, cooking and more. With a mix of classic opportunities for fun, like NYC outdoor pools — and ones you’re maybe not that familiar with — like Whole Foods cooking classes. You’re sure to find a few ideas that catch your eye. And the best part about these options for things to do with kids is that many are family-friendly, so everyone can enjoy these last few weeks of summer together!
The end of summer is always a tough time, because not only are you running out of ideas for fun activities, but there’s also the pressure of a new school year starting. Need some help with your back-to-school checklist? Check out our back-to-school labels and backpack guides!
Looking for kid-friendly August events? Check out our round-up of the top August events for kids!
5-37 51st Ave., Long Island City, Queens and 122 East 25th St., Gramercy Park, Manhattan.
Movies With A View 20th Anniversary at Brooklyn Bridge Park: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory on August 29 (1971)
Habana Outpost Movie Nights: Jurassic Park (1993) on September 1 and Fifth Element (1997) on September 8
Parklife Outdoor Cinema: Beetlejuice (1988) on September 4
Sunnyside Outdoor Movie Nights: West Side Story (1961) at Noonan Playground on September 6
Skyline Cinema at Hunters Point South Park: Mary Poppins Returns (2018) on September 7
NYC Parks Movies Under the Stars: Beauty and the Beast (2017) at Nathan Straus Playground on August 27, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) at Commodore Barry Park on August 27, The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) at Col Charles Young Playground on August 28, Star Wars Attack of the Clones (2002) at Wolfe’s Pond Park on August 29, Ralph Breaks the Internet(2018) at Grover Cleveland Park on August 29, and Incredibles 2(2018) at Bayside Fields on August 30.
Poe Park Visitor Center, 2640 Grand Concourse, Fordham Manor, Bronx Park Visitor Center, 2640 Grand Concourse, Fordham Manor, Bronx.
300 Kent Ave., Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
238 36th St., Industry City, Brooklyn, and 61 Wythe Ave., Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn.
Chelsea Piers Field House, 62 Chelsea Piers, Chelsea, Manhattan.