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Antigravity Fitness for Teens

Asphalt Green Antigravity Aerial Yoga

$12 for members / $24 for non-members

Asphalt Green, 555 East 90th Street @ York Ave

Thursdays at 7pm

www.asphaltgreen.org

(646) 981 2247

It can be difficult finding ways to keep a teenager active if they aren’t going away to camp this summer, but Asphalt Green offers this fun and challenging yoga class for teenagers 13 and older. Antigravity Aerial Yoga is designed to help athletes of all levels stretch and strengthen their bodies while discovering new abilities with the AntiGravity Hammock, made of structural fabric connected from two overhead points like a swing. It makes more challenging poses more fun, and easier to practice yoga in a new way.

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Afternoon Tea with Eloise at the Plaza Hotel

Rawther Fancy Tea Parties

$100 includes one child and one adult ($50 per additional child)

Reservations Required

The Plaza Hotel, 5th Ave @ Central Park South

Every Friday from 4PM – 5PM

www.theplazany.com

(212) 546 5460

In celebration of the best-selling children’s book and movie, you can bring your kids to experience their own afternoon at the Plaza Hotel. During the Rawther Fancy Tea Party, kids will receive pink lemonade, water, and a variety of hot teas. There are also cucumber and cream cheese, jelly and cream cheese, and egg salad sandwiches, fruit kabobs, and a variety of desserts to enjoy. Each child will receive a favor bag which includes a $10 gift card to the Eloise gift shop.

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Crossfit for Kids

Upper East Side EVF Crossfit Kids Program

Ten-Class Pack $350

EVF Upper East Side

1623 York Ave btwn 85th St and 86th St

Mondays and Wednesdays

www.evfperformance.com/programs/kids

(212) 288 8045

Founded by acclaimed New York City fitness coach Eric Von Frohlich, EVF gyms are now offering a crossfit program over the summer. The coaches at EVF make all kids feel comfortable by developing individual goals based on their current fitness level. Getting in shape for fall sport tryouts, or just getting your kids active this summer are great reasons to look into this crossfit program. Classes are separated into two groups, with 8-12 year olds at 4 p.m. and 13 and older at 4:45 p.m.

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An Arcade Perfect for Rainy Days

Chinatown Fair

Prices Vary per Game

8 Mott St @Worth St

Open 7 days a week @ 11AM

www.chinatownfair.biz

(212) 964 1001

The Chinatown Fair is a great family option on a rainy afternoon. A variety of games are open to all different ages, including basketball, air hockey, and the latest dancing and racing games. It is also available for summer birthday parties; just contact their party specialist at (551) 697 5549. They offer a blend of both classic arcade games and the newest video games to appeal to every generation. Chinatown Fair is also a great place to have an unconventional date night, leaving the kids at home.

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Celebrate the History of Children’s Literature

“The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter” Exhibit

Free

New York Public Library @ Bryant Park

Stephen A. Shwarzman Building

Monday – Sunday
through September 7

www.nypl.com

(917) 275 6975

This charmingly curated, interactive exhibit offers both parents and children an examination of why children’s books are so important: what and how they teach children, and what they reveal about the societies that produce them. There are free 45-minute docent-led tours offered every day except Sunday at either 12:30 p.m. or 2:30 p.m. On Sunday, the tour begins at 3:30 p.m. The exhibit walks viewers through important books of the past and present, with related objects that reveal hidden historical contexts and connections. The selection is inspired by the W.H. Auden quote, “There are no good books which are only for children.”

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Trapeze Lessons on the hudson

Trapeze School of New York

$50 / class

Pier 40 @ West St. and Houston / Pier 16 @ South Street Seaport

www.newyork.trapezeschool.com

(212) 242 8769

In addition to trapeze classes, kids can also sign up for a trampoline, balancing acrobatics, Spanish web, static trapeze, Lyra, or a silks class. Both locations are open only during the summertime to offer students an outdoor trapeze experience. This is a great activity for thrill seekers, and can work as a trust-building exercise if parents take the class with their kids. Instructors offer opportunities for students at all levels the chance to push the boundaries and experience new things, no matter what class you end up taking.

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Family Astronomy in the Dome

American Museum of Natural History

$12 ($10 for members)

Hayden Planetarium Space Theatre Saturday June 14 @ 6:30PM

www.amnh.org

Take your family to this interactive event at the American Museum of Natural History. The space theater is an amazing place to get your kids excited about science, and at this event you will learn constellations that you can see in the night sky this summer and compare those to how people in other times and places viewed the same patterns. This is a great alternative to watching another cartoon movie this summer, and it is perfect for large groups.

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Celebrate the Anniversary of Madeline

“Madeline in New York: The Art of Ludwig Bemelmans” Exhibit

$40 for Children $50 for Adults

New York Historical Society

170 Central Park West @ 77th St

July 23, August 20, September 10, October 8

Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the classic children’s books with the New York Historical Society’s new exhibit that honors the beloved school girl and her creator, Ludwig Bemelmans, with a display of more than 90 of his original artworks. In addition to the exhibit, you can attend a series of afternoon tea times that feature a Parisian-inspired menu while listening to different Madeline books read aloud.

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Learn the Fundamentals of Tennis

Community Center at Stuyvesant High School

$180/ 6 sessions $165 for members or $35/ class $32 for members

345 Chambers St @ West St

Saturdays through June 21

3PM – 5:30PM

www.ccshs.org

(646) 210 4292

The Battery Park City Parks Conservancy is offering beginning and intermediate tennis lessons for kids, taught by instructor Kim Champion at Stuyvesant High School every Saturday through the end of June. There are three levels being offered: Beginner Level 1, Beginner Level 2, and Intermediate Level 1 so it is a great place to get kids involved in tennis at a young age.

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Kid-Friendly Activities at the US Open

Arthur Ashe Kid’s Day 2014

Free Admission to Festival

USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center

Saturday August 23

www.arthurashekidsday.com

While attending the US Open make sure to bring your kids along to enjoy a day of family activities, tennis, and a ticketed concert to celebrate the life and values of tennis legend and humanitarian Arthur Ashe. Activities include face painting, juggling workshops, 10 and under tennis, hair beading and braiding, storytelling, balloon artists, and a Coca-Cola Active Healthy Living Challenge. Admission to the general festival is free, but you must purchase tickets to the concert at www.arthurashekidsday.com. Past performances include Rihanna, Ariana Grande, and The Wanted.

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Downtown Singing Circle

Sunset Singing Club

Free

Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Park

20 Battery Place @ Little West St

Fridays 7PM-8:30PM (except June 20)

Enjoy this free singing circle for children of all ages led by folk singer Terre Roche. Singers of all levels are welcome, no experience necessary. Singers are encouraged to bring one of their favorite songs to sing, and each week you will learn a new folk song. This is a beautiful way to encourage children who show an interest or talent in singing and music.

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Gardening for the Whole Family

Young Sprouts Gardening – Battery Park City Parks Conservancy

Free

Children’s Garden at Nelson A. Rockefellar Park

Tuesdays 3:15PM-3:45PM

www.bpcparks.org

(212) 267 9700

Bring your little ones to Battery Park City to participate in simple, organic gardening for children 3-5 years old with accompanying adults. Water the garden, plant seeds, and create nature projects. With limited outdoor space available, this gardening class is a great way to expose your child to playing in the dirt and gardening at a very young age.

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