Dia's Top 10 NYC Event Picks of the Week (8/20-8/27)

August 20 - August 27

By #nyciswhereit'sat! August 20, 2021

Check out the full event calendar here but below are my Top 10 picks for events and activities happening in and around the Upper East Side this week. Don't miss out on all the fun, and please be sure to let them know you saw it in Macaroni Kid NYC Upper East Side! Events are subject to change or cancellation. Please confirm events before attending.


TOP 10 for the Week

Friday, August 20th

1. Family Camping: Manhattan (Riverside Park) - We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping allows us to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families. The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping and we look forward to welcoming your family. 

2. Baand Together Dance Festival - Lincoln Center presents an unprecedented week of outdoor dance performances as part of Restart Stages. Ballet Hispánico, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, and Dance Theatre of Harlem come together on one stage—with dancers and works from across the companies.

Saturday, August 21st 

3. Beam Center’s Inventgenuity Festival on Governors Island - Beam Center's Inventgenuity Festival 2021 is back on Governors Island with a wide array of creative activities and a celebration of its latest youth-built public artwork, Constellation. This year's activities include ceramics, astronomy, bell making, storytelling, and electronics.

4. Brooklyn Comic Con 2021@ Brooklyn Navy Yard Bldg77 - Brooklyn Comic-Con is BACK, this August 21-22, 2021 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard! Please visit our website for full info. Ticket sales are limited. The event will be outdoors and covid-safe.

5. Italian Children Cooking Class with SPEAKITALY NYC - This class will give your child the chance to have fun by getting their hands dirty while learning how to cook basic Italian recipes. From cookies to pizza, kids will love learning traditional cooking and baking methods, building memories, and learning recipes to share with friends and family for years to come.

Sunday, August 22nd

6. Tinikling Filipino Folk Dance @ Socrates Sculpture Park - The Queensboro Dance Festival presents a family-friendly class series led by Karesia Batan, who leads families through the steps of a popular national dance of the Philippines where dancers gracefully hop through bamboo poles to mimic the tinikling bird. 

7. Nu Jewish Storylab @ Museum of Jewish Heritage - Tracy Einstein and Richie Barshay, two music and theater artists with a passion for arts education, perform a rhythm and movement exploration of Jewish children’s stories, from traditional to cutting edge. This program is held live in the Museum’s Edmond J. Safra Hall.

Monday, August 23rd

8. Arts, Culture & Fun: Drawing and Watercolor Workshops @ Robert McNair Playground - Join us for a drawing and watercolor workshop series in partnership with Seeds of the League. Artist Amberrose Venus-Gordon will lead a workshop teaching you how to draw and paint people and nature.  All levels from beginners to advanced are welcome.

Tuesday, August 24th

9. International Fairytale Hour! @ 53rd Street Library -  Join us for an afternoon of songs and stories for all ages! Do you have a favorite songs to share with us? Is there a story you'd like us to hear? Show and tell with us!  This storytime is for children of all ages and their caregivers. This is a ticketed event limited to 10 tickets for children. These tickets include their caregivers.

Wednesday, August 25th

10. Tumble & Dance II/III @ New York Kids Club 67th Street - Tumble & Dance allows our students ages 3-7 years old to develop their gymnastics, tumbling, and dance skills while focusing on technique in a fun and enriching environment. The program takes place in the state-of-the-art gym where students will love working on the trampoline, bars, trapeze, balance beam, and mats. This program also gives children an introduction and understanding of the performance aspects of gymnastics and dance using props such as ribbons, rings, and hoops. The program develops both gymnastics and dance skills, encourages socialization, builds confidence and creativity, and gives students a great workout!