Best Things to Do with NYC Kids: August 2013 Go List
August is traditionally the month when native New Yorkers skip town. But if you're planning a NYC August staycation like we are, you're in luck! There's plenty of must-experience summer fun throughout the month, and we've got the scoop on the absolute best things to do with kids in this brand-new edition of our NYC Go List.
This month brings many of our big annual favorites like Manhattan's car-free but activity-filled Summer Streets, the incredible Sand Sculpting Contest in Coney Island, Historic Richmond Town's old-fashioned County Fair on Staten Island and the colorful Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in Queens' Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Plus, our very own Mommy Poppins Family Cruise Series with Manhattan by Sail kicks off this month with four fun excursions on New York Harbor.
As always, if an event piques your interest, be sure to click through to our listing for all the details, including address and time. And keep in mind: In NYC, really cool things to do with kids often get booked up quickly. So buy your tickets ASAP or, in the case of FREE events, arrive as early as possible to try to beat the crowds.
Now get your calendars ready! Here are the top 11 things to do with kids in New York City this August, seven of which are FREE.