Plan Your NKY Weekend 6/14 – 6/16

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Happy Father's Day to all of the NKY Dads out there! Check out some great activities this weekend, including making some cool "discoveries" at Big Bone Lick...

 

Friday, June 14

FREE ART IN THE PARK WITH CINCINNATI ART MUSEUM

Get fresh air and get the creative juices flowing with a wonderful outdoor storytime and art extravaganza! Each week, kids will enjoy a themed story that will pair with a fun art project.  Goebel Park, 501 Philadelphia St., Covington; 10 – 11 a.m.; 859-962-4077 or kentonlibrary.org.

SHARK SUMMER DEAL AT NEWPORT AQUARIUM

Summer is for the sharks at Newport Aquarium. Walk through a tunnel surrounded by sharks, see a baby shark (doo doo doo doo), watch a dive show, bravely conquer Shark Bridge… and even pet sharks, too! Newport Aquarium , 1 Aquarium Way, Newport; 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.; 1 free child per paying adult from 4 – 7 p.m., Sun- Fri.; 18004063474 or newportaquarium.com/.

 

Saturday, June 15

FREE DADDY DANCE CLASS

Dad’s can come move and groove while learning a few new steps with their kiddos at the library; babies can be worn in a sling, wrap, etc. Scheben Branch, 8899 U.S. 42, Union; 2 p.m.; 859-342-2665 or bcpl.org.

FREE DISCOVERY DAY AT BIG BONE LICK

Make discoveries about the Ice Age, Native American culture and Pioneer life through hands-on activities, demonstrations and crafts. Big Bone Lick State Park, 3380 Beaver Road, Union; 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.; 859-384-3522 or parks.ky.gov/calendar/details/big-bone-lick-discovery-days/76229/.

 

FREE JANE’S SADDLEBAG KIDS FESTIVAL

This fan favorite festival is back by popular demand for the weekend. Head to Jane’s Saddlebag Saturday and Sunday for free inflatables, free kid’s Play Land and free hay rides (weather pending). There will also be more outside amenities this year like a food tent and vendors.  Jane’s Saddlebag, 13989 Ryle Road, Union; 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.; 859-384-6617 or janessaddlebag.com.

 

FREE SENSORY SCIENCE STORY TIME: SPACE

Children of all ages are invited to use all of their senses to explore stories, songs and hands – on STEAM activities. Kids will enjoy space themed story time that integrates movement and song and end with hands – on STEAM exploration. This program is designed for children with sensory integration challenges but is open to children of all abilities. Newport Branch , 901 East 6th Street, Newport; 11:30 a.m.; 859-572-5035 or cc-pl.org.

 

Sunday, June 16

FREE FATHER’S DAY AT BEHRINGER – CRAWFORD MUSEUM

Fathers, Step-fathers and grandfathers will enjoy free admission to Behringer – Crawford Museum today. Happy Father’s Day!  Behringer – Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Covington; 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Free admission for Fathers, Step – Fathers and Grandfathers; 859-491-4003 or bcmuseum.org.

 

FREE FATHER’S DAY AT JUMP! ZONE

Dad’s can enjoy free jump time for Father’s Day! Jump! Zone, 5765 Constitution Drive, Florence; 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Free admission for all Dads; 859-283-5867 or http://jumpzoneparty.com

Amanda Ciani lives in Northern Kentucky with her husband and their three terrific sons. She enjoys writing haiku parenting poems for her Instagram account (@cinciciani), and Twitter account (@haikuciani).

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