Looking for Some Local Fun in NYC?

When it comes to great events and celebrations, New York is always prepared. The city is definitely a place for those who are willing to jump right in the middle of the action. People don’t come here to relax and rest, they come to the amazing metropolis to have fun, attend unique shows and admire the landmarks.

Bronx Zoo for the Animal Tales Extravaganza

Those who are in the town with their kids must visit the Bronx Zoo for the Animal Tales Extravaganza. This event lasts until June 30 and will be presented by the actress Kate Monster. The festivities include a storybook time, when the kids will listen to various stories, a concert with Alan Menken and the youth choir Music Ignites and a meeting with popular cartoon characters. For more information, visit http://apps.bronxzoo.com/animal-tales/ .

Art by the Ferry

A very interesting New York Festival is the Art by the Ferry. This event begins on June 8 and it will end on June 10. It is organized at the St. George Ferry Terminal by the Staten Island Creative Community. The reception on the opening night is paid, but the rest of the festival is free of charge. The celebration will feature sculptures, street performers, printmakers, musicians, painters, craftspeople, photographers, writers and story – tellers. For more information, visit http://www.statenislandcreativecommunity.org


Movie fans can go to the BamcinemaFest organized at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. The festival is all about repertory gems, international discoveries, and American independent movies. The event will include a North American premiere and 20 New York premieres. Some of the films presented will be “Sleepwalk with Me”, “Rock ‘n’ Roll Exposed” and “Beasts of the Southern Wild”. The event starts on June 20 and it will end on July 1. For more information, visit http://bam.org/.

Vintage Police Car Show

When we are young we all want to join the police. Therefore, NYC has prepared a great show for families with kids and youngsters alike. The exhibition will begin on June 11, and it will feature some of New York’s oldest and most staggering vintage police cars. The whole exposition will take place at the New York City Police Museum, and it will be a great opportunity for children to learn more about the law. For more information about the car show, visit http://www.nycpm.org/calendar/annual/index.html.

The Abracadabra Magic Show

The amazing 20-minute shows takes place every Sunday in Chelsea , on 19 W 21st Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. Cool tricks are presented to kids fascinated by magic. Wands, disappearing coins and colorful scarves will certainly catch the attention of your toddler. In addition, parents can buy funny hats and toys for their children at the end of the show. For more information about the Abracadabra Magic, visit http://abracadabrasuperstore.com/.
As you can see, there are plenty of New York events to choose from. Some might be puzzled by the huge number of festivals and celebrations, but the secret is to opt for the ones that match your preferences and tastes. However, no matter what event you will choose to go to, in NYC you’ll surely have a great time.
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