Is it just us, or is this summer pretty awesome so far? Every week has been a total blast! And Week 5 should be no exception. From Shark Week to carousels to movies for a buck, it’s definitely gonna be another good one.
Thursday, July 19
Ride the Carousel
Go for a whirl! You can ride the Carousel for All Children in Willowbrook Park every day in July and August from 11am to 5:45pm! Okay, you probably wont go EVERYday, but they are open seven days a week, so go whenever you want! There’s also a super cool big-themed one at the Staten Island Zoo (admission rates apply). If you feel like venturing off the Island to explore some of the city’s merriest go-rounds, you can check out our list of the top 10 carousels within the five boroughs here.
Friday, July 20
The best thing about scavenger hunts is that you can do them anywhere – inside, outside, home or on vacation — they are fun for all ages and a great way to keep kids busy for a little while. For some super cool ideas for your hunt, you can print over 30 different scavenger hunt ideas here for free.
Saturday, July 21
Special Trip Saturday – New York Aquarium
Have you heard about the shark-tastic new exhibit at the New York Aquarium in Coney Island? With 18 different species of the world’s scariest sea creatures, the “Ocean Wonders: Sharks!” exhibit measures a vast 57,500 square feet and stands at three stories high! It’s a can’t-miss for your summer bucket list. Click here for more info from the New York Aquarium, including hours, location, and how to purchase tickets.
Sunday, July 22
Celebrate Shark Week
You’re probably pretty pumped about sharks after checking out that cool exhibit at the aquarium, which is great because you are just in time for the 30th Anniversary of Shark Week. Discovery Channel’s biggest week of the year features shark movies all day, all week long, both new and classic. Settle in for night — a full week, really — of JAW-dropping undersea adventures. Click here for info on Shark Week programming and more from the Discovery website.
Monday, July 23
Michael’s Craft Stores hosts crafting workshops for kids every Saturday morning, and in the summer, most Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays as well. Most classes are offered for ages 3+ for just $2 per child, and ages 6+ for $5 per child, at 10am and 11am, at all three Michaels locations in Staten Island. Check our Family Calendar to see which classes are offered and when!
Tuesday, July 24
They’re everyone’s favorite summertime staple. And they are so easy to make, a kid could do it. So make some together. Here’s a bunch of healthy popsicle recipes from Baby Foodie to keep it light and refreshing. If you’re looking to indulge, Nutella Cool Whip Popsicles will surely hit the spot. And these Vanilla Greek Yogurt Funfetti Popsicles are just too fun not to mention. Enjoy!
Wednesday, July 25
$1 Movie Afternoon
Beat the heat for just a buck! The Regal Summer Movie Express features different family-friendly films at the United Artist on Forest Avenue every Tuesday and Wednesday in July and August for only a dollar! Click here to see this summer’s movie lineup.