CHELSEA/MEATPACKING

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 arty adventures at Hudson Yards.

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TO DO

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.  

The Musical Brain

Nine artists approach music through different lenses—historical, political, performative, and playful—in new installations and soundscapes installed throughout the High Line.

Sit next to human shaped sculptures made with colorful musical instruments, explore what stories discarded objects tell when played and hear what happens when a railway spike becomes a bell. Daily at dusk, see…

High Line Nine: AloneTogether

Explore a collection of sky-lit galleries with a rotating cross-section of culture. Watch resident artists create (behind glass) and see finished work in a variety of mediums.

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 (including current group exhibition The Musical Brain throughout and a giant marble retainer at 23rd Street) & cool design incorporating elements of the original rail…

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.

* Crafty kids can get inspiration from striking oversized works using weaving, sewing, textiles, thread, clay,…

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.

Trust

Step into am immersive data driven, audiovisual exhibition that elaborates on the multiple meanings and implications of the concept of trust through high-resolution projection, hyperreal immersive sound technology and custom made software.

Historical and current indicators of trust in our society, such as historical news and economic indexes, transform into stunning visuals in three ‘chapters,’…

TO EAT

The Forest at The Standard Grill

Dine in a lush, coniferous woodland outside of The Standard, High Line. Enjoy new American breakfast, brunch, lunch & dinner hot toddies, fondue, and warm cookies to share over a board game or cards.

Everything is safely spread out and spruced up outdoors, with little enclaves of trees to for privacy and plenty of heaters.

EVENTS

NYC Must-See Week

Through Feb 13, snag 2-for-1 tickets to many of NYC’s iconic attractions, museums, tours and performing arts. Save on these family faves – click on links for more info.

MUSEUMS

* Cooper Hewitt
* Guggenheim
* Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
* Museum of Modern Art
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Chelsea Symphony

Enjoy a free concert by a nine person string group of musicians from The Chelsea Symphony in the main concourse of sparkly Chelsea Market.

Open Studio To Go

All ages are invited to swing by the Laurie M. Tisch Education Center and pick up an Open Studio To Go Art Kit with everything you need to explore the galleries and make artworks. On your way out, show educators what you created to receive a special Whitney Kids gift. Come back each week for…

Pix on the Plaza

Watch favorite films in the Forest at Standard Grill, snuggled up under outdoor heaters with small bites, popcorn and cocktails.

Family-friendly choices include The Goonies and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

There is a minimum spend of $20 per person not including tax + gratuity.