A city full of adventure, for children and their caretakers

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A city full of adventure, for children and their caretakers


  • The Tennis Club of Riverdale has a special “tennis bubble” — a spot where students learn the game. Photo courtesy of TCR

  • The New-York Historical Society DiMenna Children’s History Museum awaits summertime visitors. Photo: New-York Historical Society / Jon Wallen

  • “El Tigre” by Robert Hernandez is moved into the Children’s Museum of Manhattan during installation of “Art, Artists & You,” a new exhibit. Photo courtesy of CMOM

A city full of adventure, for children and their caretakers.

Cooling off

Sprinkler Day at Asphalt Green


July 21 and August 10, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Athletic field at 555 East 90th St., New York, NY 10128

If hot weather's back, then the kids will need another Sprinkler Day at Asphalt Green. Luckily, there are two slated for this summer — opportunities for youngsters to enjoy free outdoor play in high-powered sprinklers. And there's even another treat: a free frozen dessert on the way out.

Where creativity counts

“Art, Artists & You” exhibit

Children and adults: $14. Seniors: $11.

June 2 through Dec. 31, 2018

Children's Museum of Manhattan, 212 West 83rd Street

The art exhibit goes interactive in “Art, Artists & You,” a new experience that might just liven up the family summer. Running through the end of the year, the part-exhibit, part-art-studio event draws on the talent of four artists who will be in residence during the show. On hand this year: Sara Jimenez (assemblage/collage), Deborah Morris (fiber arts), Ezra Wube (technology/new media), and Yeon Ji Yoo (paper).

History comes alive

“Independence Day: Freedoms and Food in WWII”

Free museum admission for visitors under 17

Wednesday, July 4, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

DiMenna Children's History Museum, New-York Historical Society

170 Central Park West

To mark its exhibit “Rockwell, Roosevelt and the Four Freedoms,” the society celebrates July 4 with an immersive family event. Activities will emphasize the freedoms cherished, the daily lives of soldiers and food — for soldiers and on the home front. All that history and a treat too: all visitors will get M&Ms!

High Line happenings

Family Festival


June 30, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

On the High Line between 15th and 16th Streets

A chance to RSVP and a list of events for the family-oriented fun are listed on the High Line's website. Expect art, storytelling and hands-on experiences during the event, which will be held rain or shine. And you should expect a little New York sparkle too, since Drag Queen Story Hour is on the agenda.

Tennis, anyone?

Tennis, golf and varietal day camps for ages 4 through 17

Tennis Club of Riverdale

Cost: As low as $725 a week.

2600 Netherland Avenue, Bronx, N.Y.

Door-to-door transport is a convenience that Manhattan parents appreciate when they sign their kids up for day camps at the Tennis Club of Riverdale (TCR). Tennis camp includes air-conditioned tennis instruction. There are other options available at TCR, where there's a multi-sport approach and costs get less expensive the more weeks you sign up for.

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