New York Event Roundup


GetInline Welcome to New York! Lan Nguyen is the New York Family and Kid’s Events Editor bringing the event roundup so you can get the scoop on what’s happening for kid’s entertainment and family activities in New York! For more information on Lan, see her bio below.

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From Lan:
Friday-Sunday, August 7-9
Just a few weeks left of summer. Enjoy:

A special storytelling session on Saturday with Constance Vidor of Friends Seminary and the Yippee Skippy puppeteers at Bank Street Bookstore.
Where: Bank Street Bookstore, 2879 Broadway
When: August 9, starting at 1 pm
Cost: Free; go to

Decorating Madison Square Park with your chalk drawings on Saturday with guidance from summer playground assistant Annie. Adults supervision is required.
Where: Madison Square Park
When: August 9, 2 pm to 4:30 pm
Cost: Free; go to

The Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival this weekend for the awesome boats as well as live music, tap dancing, martial arts, and more.
Where: Flushing Meadows Park
When: August 9-10
Cost: Free; go to

Hanging out with Clifford the Big Red Dog on Saturday at the Scholastic Bookstore.
Where: Scholastic Bookstore, 557 Broadway
When: August 9, starting at 3 pm
Cost: Free; go to

A sneak peek at Dora and Friends, the new Nickelodeon series, at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan all weekend. Come for advance screenings, story times and meet and greets with Dora and Friends creator, Valerie Walsh-Valdes and Fátima Ptacek, the voice of Dora (Sunday).
Where: Children’s Museum of Manhattan, 212 West 83rd St.
When: August 9-10
Cost: Free with price of admissions; go to

Brooklyn Bridge Park for the pop-up pool! Enjoy a swim in a 30’x50’ pool, a sandy beach and play area. Swim lessons are also available. Stop by Sunday and catch Mister G playing music from around the world from 11 am to 1 pm at Pier 6.
Where: Brooklyn Park Bridge, Pier 2 Uplands
When: Through Labor Day, 10 am to 6 pm
Cost: Free; go to

Prospect Park for the start of carousel season. The famed 102-year-old carousel will be open as of Thursday through November.
Where: Prospect Park
When: Through Nov. 11
Cost: $2 per ride; go to


Meet your New York Family and Kid’s Events Editor,
Lan is a freelance writer living in New York City with her husband Dan and daughter Emma. Ever since she was little, she had wanted to be a journalist, so after graduating from Harvard College, she packed up all her worldly possession and drove her rented U-Haul to the Big Apple. Since moving to Manhattan, she has fact-checked, reported and written for many outlets, including People magazine, Worth magazine, the New York Daily News and With the arrival of her daughter and son, she has also added class parent, Auction catalogue editor, and Halloween fair co-chair to her resume. She loves how much Manhattan has to offer families and is thrilled to share her recommendations on how to keep kids active.

To contact Lan, email


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