CHELSEA

This hip cobblestoned neighborhood has lots to explore, from the unique High Line to cool gallery shows. Note the blocks are wide so wear (your most fashionable) walking shoes. Head north for more art & food adventures at Hudson Yards.

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EVENTS

John “CRASH” Matos: Shape of Things to Come

Nov 10, 12:00 pm

See colorful new works Bronx-born graffiti artist CRASH spray painted on custom-made, shaped canvases. Emphasizing silhouette and the external form, he presents new dynamic compositions that meld the versatility of his canvas medium with the layered depth of sculpture. Wrapping around the edges as if spilling on to the wall, vibrant pigment and decisive lines…

Winter Lights

Dec 3, 9:00 am

Enter a captivating light display with hourly light shows and a nightly grand finale at 6 pm on the High Line between 15th and 16th Streets.⁠ The light show takes inspiration from the vehicle-to-load (V2L) capabilities found on Genesis electric vehicles, which will be on display, and the roof line of the Electrified GV70.

Live Music at Chelsea Market

Dec 3, 5:00 pm

Enjoy live music from local musicians outside Chelsea Market, which also has great food options.

Book Reading with Nat Geo Author Dr. Gabby Wild

Dec 4, 10:00 am

Join a book reading and creative STEM workshop with Dr. Gabby Wild, award winning National Geographic author, and author of the book How To Speak Animal. Turn the studio into a world of animals with so much to say. Make a diorama of a tropical jungle with colorful animals, go on a safari in…

Rubin Family Sundays: Crowing Attributes

Dec 4, 1:00 pm

Use the bodhisattvas, which embody compassion, love, power, wisdom, at the Rubin as inspiration to create an artwork that symbolizes your own positive attributes do you want to bring to the world or share with others

Pre-registration is required for either the 1 pm or 2 pm. Free tickets include access to the Museum galleries. Each month…

Whitney Museum Open Studio

Dec 10, 11:00 am

All ages are invited to get creative in the Laurie M. Tisch Education Center. Make art inspired by works on view in the collection and current exhibitions. Each week is a different artmaking project.

See our complete guide to the Whitney Museum.

Pusteblume’s Nikolausfeier, Weihnachtsbasar & Posadas

Dec 10, 12:00 pm

Join Pusteblume International Preschool for am international holiday event with music, food, arts & crafts, piñata games, Posadas Activities and a visit from St. Nikolaus.

light refreshments and goodie bags included. Traditional holiday foods available for purchase plus shop a holiday market.

The Joyce Theater Family Matinees

Dec 10, 2:00 pm

Enjoy family-friendly matinees in an intimate theater built by dancers for dance. See emerging and established dance artists from acclaimed domestic and international companies including  Camille A. Brown & Dancers, COMPLEXIONS Contemporary Ballet and Dorrance Dance.

⏱ 1 hour 10 minutes with no intermission

😷 Masks required

 

 

Chelsea Symphony

Dec 14, 4:30 pm

Enjoy a free concert by The Chelsea Symphony in the main concourse of happening Chelsea Market.

TO DO

Little Island

Explore nature and art on a unique floating green space on the Hudson River.

* Enjoy diverse horticulture, welcoming seating lawns, winding paths leading to spectacular views, and a variety of spaces for performing arts, relaxation and play. Make music on a variety of percussion installations and play with a spinning optical illusion.

* Restrooms…

High Line

Take a stroll on the unique public park built on a historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side.

* Lots of nature, art installations & cool design incorporating elements of the original rail line.

* Look for interesting architecture and watch taxis and pedestrians below the 10th Avenue overlook at 17th…

Chelsea Waterside Playground

The newly designed play area features a giant, multi-colored, one-of-a-kind, Robinia wood pipefish plus water features incorporating limestone cattle head sculptures reclaimed from historic meatpacking district business New York Butchers’ Dressed Meat Company.

Near the new must-see Little Island and Pier 62 Carousel.

The FRIENDS Experience: The One in New York City

Step inside the world of TV show FRIENDS With two floors of immersive experiences. Pose on the iconic orange couch, sit at Monica & Rachel’s kitchen table, kick back and relax in Joey and Chandler’s comfy chairs, and much more. Dance in front of the fountain, ride Pat the Dog and explore dozens of props…

Museum of Illusions

Walk on walls, put your head on a platter and play with size and perspective in over a dozen interactive illusions. A small museum that can be explored in less than an hour. Blows most young minds.

Special $62 family ticket covers 2 adults & 2 children. Free kids under 2.

 

Titanic. The Exhibition

A selection of personal artifacts never before seen in America that tell touching stories of the doomed ship’s passengers and crew. Embark on a narrative experience describing the events aboard the famous ship on that fateful day in 1912. Unravel the true story of the ship through old photographs, personal belongings and other relics from…

Spectacular Factory: The Holiday Multiverse

Embark on a dazzling journey where the imaginary world of a gift factory comes alive. Traverse immersive digital multiverses filled with dreamlike yet familiar holiday themes, from floating giant swinging bells to thousands of nutcrackers, train rides through wreaths, spinning candy cane carousels and more.

Save 20% with code KID20 from @littlekidbigcity_newyork. Save $5…

BUMP!

Ride bumper cars on glice (a synthetic ice-like service) in an outdoor nostalgic ode to 80s punk culture. Spin and bump with a pedal and joystick during ab 8-10 minute ride.

Safety pins, mohawks and other renegade symbols along with hot pink “Barbiecore” uniforms suffuse the hip space with a downtown, DIY attitude.

🍽 Dine…

Winter Lights

Enter a captivating light display with hourly light shows and a nightly grand finale at 6 pm on the High Line between 15th and 16th Streets.⁠ The light show takes inspiration from the vehicle-to-load (V2L) capabilities found on Genesis electric vehicles, which will be on display, and the roof line of the Electrified GV70.

Book Reading with Nat Geo Author Dr. Gabby Wild

Join a book reading and creative STEM workshop with Dr. Gabby Wild, award winning National Geographic author, and author of the book How To Speak Animal. Turn the studio into a world of animals with so much to say. Make a diorama of a tropical jungle with colorful animals, go on a safari in…

TO SEE

Kobra Street Art Gandhi & Mother Teresa Mural

Humanitarians Mother Teresa and Mahatma Gandhi Brazilian are depicted facing each other in street artist Eduardo Kobra’s colorful harlequin-pattern mural.

Kobra Street Art Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein is a NY-loving graffitist in street artist Eduardo Kobra’s colorful harlequin-pattern mural.

DVF x Ashley Longshore Gallery

See Ashley Longshore’s paintings of inspirational women including Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Jackie Kennedy, Marlene Dietrich, Cleopatra, Oprah, Gloria Steinem, Nina Simone, Amelia Earhart, Rosa Parks and Jane Goodall in a photogenic gallery at the Diane von Furstenberg store. Good stop for International Women’s Month.

Whitney Museum of American Art

See bold modern and contemporary American art in a very cool building.

* Find works by American icons Georgia O’Keeffe, Jacob Lawrence, Edward Hopper and the charming Calder’s Circus in The Whitney’s Collection: Selections from 1900 to 1965. Discover works by women and artists of color in At the Dawn of a New…

Rubin Museum

This serene museum connects the arts and cultures of the Himalayas to contemporary life, exploring universal themes like happiness, consciousness, and the cosmos.

* Lots of vivid paintings and statues of animals and interesting demons  – and maybe your kid will pick up some zen vibes.

* Don’t miss the interactive, multi-sensory Mandala Lab.

Shoes: Anatomy, Identity, Magic

Explore our physical, social, and psychological relationship with shoes through more than 300 pairs of shoes, boots, sandals, and sneakers.

The exhibition begins with a pair of baby shoes, indicating how shoes accompany us on the journey of life and explores themes like anatomy, identity and magic.

Wednesday–Friday 12 pm–8 pm
Saturday–Sunday 10 am–5…

Lux and Lumen

See new and recent works by Spencer Finch in dialogue with a 16th-century stained glass window by the Renaissance master Valentin Bousch, The Creation and the Expulsion from Paradise. Immersive installation Painting Air transforms the Hill Art Foundation’s double-story gallery into a lightscape inspired by Claude Monet’s garden at Giverny. Close to 100 sheets of…

Winter Lights

Enter a captivating light display with hourly light shows and a nightly grand finale at 6 pm on the High Line between 15th and 16th Streets.⁠ The light show takes inspiration from the vehicle-to-load (V2L) capabilities found on Genesis electric vehicles, which will be on display, and the roof line of the Electrified GV70.

TO EAT

Citycakes Bakery

Get some of city’s best cookies – signature half pound size treats can be covered in frostings with sprinkles, halved and filled with two scoops of gelato for an amazing ice cream sandwich, or stacked 3x high to make a unique little cookie cake. No on-site seating available.

The Standard Biergarten

A street-level beer garden serves traditional German fare including sausages, pretzels and beer. Swing by Happy Hour Wed-Fri from 4pm-6pm for 25 cent wings. A children’s menu is available every Sunday, and tots under 12 eat free.

Also play Ping-Pong in the open air courtyard plus fuseball, pool and other games in an indoor gameroom.

Food at Chelsea Market

Choose from doughnuts, tacos, hand-pulled noodles, lobster rolls, gelato and many more delicious options at this indoor market housed in a former factory. Covered outdoor tables available along 15th and 16th Streets.

Shopping options include books, chocolate and fun Chinese merchandise & snacks at Pearl River Mart.

Look for art installations among twinkling lights and…

BUMP!

Ride bumper cars on glice (a synthetic ice-like service) in an outdoor nostalgic ode to 80s punk culture. Spin and bump with a pedal and joystick during ab 8-10 minute ride.

Safety pins, mohawks and other renegade symbols along with hot pink “Barbiecore” uniforms suffuse the hip space with a downtown, DIY attitude.

🍽 Dine…