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Friday 17th of June 2016

This week is an exciting one for NYC’s tiny superheroes, dancers, and opera aficionados. We’ve picked our favorite events happening around town this weekend and in the days ahead to help you plan your family’s culture going. Enjoy!

This weekend, check out Game On — the newest exhibition at the Children’s Museum of the Arts. It presents work by contemporary artists who address issues of identity, power, heroism, nostalgia, popular culture, and gender. It’s on all summer.

It’s Superhero Weekend at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum this weekend. There’s a lineup of events and workshops starting at 10 AM, from costume making to “Up, Up, and Away,” a workshop that teaches young superheroes the basics of physics (which comes in handy when they're preparing to soar over the city).

Sunday, June 19 is NYC KidsFest at Morningside Park. There’s an afternoon lineup of dance, orchestra, face painting, and more.

This Sunday is the first in a series of eco-education and multicultural performances for families at the Great Hill — on the West Side of Central Park between 103rd and 107th Streets. The kickoff series is a Fathers Day musical dance party, starting at noon.

This Sunday is the first of this year’s Harlem Meer Performance Festival — which offers New Yorkers — young and old — a free lineup of local artists. The first concert is by Iroko La Banda. Expect traditional and contemporary Afro-Cuban dance music starting at 2 PM.

Craving romantic tragedy? ABT’s Romeo and Juliet is at Lincoln Center from Monday, June 20 through the 25th.

If your kids love music and dancing, Tuesday might be the best day of the year for your family. It's the longest day of the year. It’s also the 10th annual Make Music New York, a festival that includes more than 1,000 popup concerts from 10 AM to 10 PM across New York City. Perfect for a full-day music quest!

On Tuesday, 15 downtown museums — from The Anne Frank Center USA to the China Institute to the South Street Seaport Museum — are free to all from 4 PM to 8 PM as part of the third annual Night at the Museums.

Do you have a tiny opera craver in your family? The Met’s free concert series, Opera in the Park, begins on Wednesday, June 22 at 8 PM at Central Park’s SummerStage with an evening of arias and duets. Two nights later, see the opera at Brooklyn Bridge Park. 

Tuesday, June 21 is the Instrument Petting Zoo at the Kaufman Center. Children aged 4 and up can try out instruments — from cellos to flutes to saxophones — or take a sample dance class.

Thursday nights through September is Live at the Archway, a music series in DUMBO. This week’s concert for music lovers of all ages concert is by jazz vocalist and songwriter Beat Kaestli. The concert starts at 6 PM.