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Free Summer Activities for Kids

Looking for places you can drop your kids off for a few hours during the summer—where there’s supervision? Here's a list of free facilities and programs around New York City where kids can learn new things and have fun in a safe environment: 

Have some fun in the sun! Bring the kids to one of our 55 free outdoor pools, with lifeguards and Parks staff on duty.

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We're offering free meals to children under 19 years of age at most of our parks, playgrounds, and pools. An ID is not required.

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Our staff lead four to seven hours of free activities for children each day, including organized sports, games, and fitness demos.

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Want to get the kids outside? This program offers free, intensive sports lessons for kids of all ages at select parks across New York City.

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During the summer we offer free Learn to Swim classes in all five boroughs. Experienced swimmers can join a swim team at a rec center.

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Our free digital arts program teaches teens helpful tools and professional software for multimedia, arts, and digital technology.

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