July 4th Weekend Events for Families!

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Saturday, July 4th

Urban Farm Exploration Days


Location: Randall’s Island
Cost: Free
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Come discover Randall’s Island Urban Farm – all are welcome at these free events! An urban farm expert will be on site to answer questions. You can discover a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, meet the chickens, and learn about the rice paddies.

Socrates Sculpture Park

socrates sculpture park
Location: Queens (Long Island City)
Cost: Free
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Saturday Sculpture Workshops are organized for kids ages 5- 13 and their families. Workshops are free and offered in the park’s education area on a drop-in basis.

Sunday, July 5th

Pier Kids – Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 6

pier kids brooklyn bridge park
Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 6
Cost: Free
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Activities vary each week and are accompanied by arts and crafts and an outdoor pop-up reading room from the Uni Project.

Pop-Up Audubon II: Fishing Fun

fishing fun
Time: 1pm – 6pm
Location: North End of Esplanade, Prospect Park
Cost: Free
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Family Fishing Clinics, 1–2 pm & 3–4 pm: This popular summer program offers kids 15 & under the opportunity to fish. Participants learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety and will even get to collect their own bait. First come, first serve. Family Bird Watching, 4:30–6 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.