If you live in the New York City area, you already know that this city offers an amazing array of free events and performances designed for kids, and few are on the level of Summerstage Kids Presented by Disney, part of the City Parks Foundation Summer Stage series. These events are presented at parks around the city and offer a wide variety of fun and games along with top-notch performers, all presented in the spirit that this is for kids. No silence is required here. In fact, performers encourage enthusiasm and participation from the junior audience members.
|Performers with the NY Chinese Cultural Center|
|Dancers with Ill Style & Peace|
|Hendrickson (left) and Hoskins|
You have two more chances to get in on the fun at a Summerstage Kids event. Queens Family Day will take place in Queens at Springfield Park on July 29th from 4 to 7 pm; and Uptown Family Day will be held at Marcus Garvey Park on August 12th from 4 to 7 pm. You can get more information at the City Parks Foundation website. And even though my little girl wouldn’t say it on camera, she had a blast at Summerstage Kids. I’ll let you know when she finally takes off her pirate kerchief.
All photos taken with permission. ©Maggie Hames 2012