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Friday 10th of June 2016

From baseball cards at the Met to public art to outdoor music, it's a fun week of cultural events for NYC kids and families. We've picked our favorite to hlep you plan. What are you craving? 

Are your kids baseball fans? The Old Ball Game is opening on Friday the Met Museum. It features NYC baseball cards from as far back as 1887.

Saturday, June 11 at 11 AM is the Community Opening Day of Mika Tajima’s Meridian (Gold), a new public art installation which will be on view through September. The installation is not specifically for kids, but it might appeal: it’s an illuminated plume of water vapor whose color shifts between magenta and pale cyan. The color of the vapor corresponds in real-time to the global sentiment for gold, reflected in the price fluctuation of the commodity. 

Do you and your kids love icky things? This Saturday and Sunday is IckyFest at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum. There’s a whole lineup of icky — from gooey substances to bugs.

This Saturday, June 11 is Six Bands, Six Genres, Six Sculptures at Storm King Art Center. There will be country, swing, jazz, world, oldies, and rock on Storm King’s 500-acre site starting at noon.   

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, based on Eric Carle’s classic, is coming back to NYC! Performances start on Saturday, June 11.

Sunday is the Nordic Cultural Festival at the Children’s Museum of the Arts. It’s created in partnership with the Hans Christian Andersen Storytelling Center. Expect stories and workshops all afternoon.

New York Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes starts on Wednesday, June 15 at Radio City Music Hall. It’s the story of one family’s day in New York with music and dancing.

The River to River Festival begins on Thursday, June 16. The festival includes 60 free events along the waterfront in Lower Manhattan and on Governors Island. Expect everything from art installations to dance to concerts to video installations. Find the full calendar here.