BEST OF NYC THIS WEEK

Who needs vacation when we've got NYC's glorious parks to visit? Explore playgrounds, enjoy live performances, see cool public art and so much more.

See our jam-packed guides to iconic Central Park; Brooklyn's Prospect ParkBrooklyn Bridge Park, Queen's Flushing Meadows Corona Park and the Bronx's Pelham Bay Park.

For even more space, see our guide to day trips beyond NYC.

⛳️ In the mood for mini-golf? Putt-putt with a view at Putting Green, an 18-hole golf course on the Williamsburg waterfront showcasing climate change issues (near the fun fountains at Domino Park).

⛳️ Play Pixar Putt, 18 interactive holes inspired by belovedPixar films like Toy Story and The Incredibles.

⛳️ Play a NY themed course at Industry City, which also has live music throughout the week & Saturday rock concerts for kids (and so many food options).

⛳️ In case of rain/heat, mini-golf indoors at Shipwrecked in Brooklyn, featuring special effects & pirate plots (and separate escape rooms) or try an Angry-Birds-themed course at American Dream in Jersey which also has a water park, roller coasters, aquarium & more.

☀️ More golf-with-a-view plus zip lines, climbing & so much more at spacious Governor's Island.

☀️ On smaller but attraction-packed Little Island, enjoy a storytelling contest and weekday Creative Breaks.

☀️From the island head to the High Line and look for musical sculptures on the way to Hudson Yards & a magical citrus garden.

☀️See live music & dance at scenic spots around town, from Mexican Dance in happening Flushing Meadows Corona Park to classical concerts in Bryant Park.

✨Stay cool & dry at immersive, multi-media, interactive pop-ups.

✨ Play with giant balloons in Superreal in the gorgeous Cipriani  building downtown.

✨ Interact with the rainbow at the The Nature of Color at the American Museum of Natural History. Plus learn about bioluminescence in Creatures of Light and be dazzled in the new Halls of Gems and Minerals.

✨ Be immersed in mathematics and architecture at Geometric Properties (near yummy Chelsea Market & the High Line).

✨ Explore underwater worlds & nature-inspired fantasy lands at interactive Arcadia Earth.

✨ Enter a kaleidoscope at the trippy Happy-Go-Lucky or become the disco ball at Light Leaks.

🎨 Go inside paintings at dueling digital exhibitions - Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience in FiDi (has VR & a kids drawing studio) and Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit New York on the LES (more sophisticated graphics).

🎨See the original inspirations at the Met (17 Van Gogh paintings + Big Bird on the roof) & MoMA (Starry Night + colorful mobiles in the sculpture garden).

🎨 Learn about 80s music in interactive exhibits at the Museum of the City of New York  across the street from Central Park's splendid Conservatory Garden.

🎨 Also visit the interactive children's floor at the New-York Historical Society, fascinating MoMath, hands-on  New York Hall of Science and many more kid-friendly museums.

And so much more...see our events calendar and have fun!

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