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Connected Worlds

April 1, 2017 @ 10:00 am - December 31, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
New York Hall of Science
Flushing Meadow-Corona Park Queens

Explore a fantastical animated world where your actions – gestures, movements, and decisions – impact how well the world is kept in balance. Six magical, computer generated habitats: jungle, desert, wetlands, river valley, reservoir, and grasslands -have their own trees, plants, and animals, but they share a common supply of water. The habitats are fed by a central waterfall that is projected 38-ft high in the exhibitions and flows out across an interactive floor that spans 2,300 square feet. As…

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Chow: Making the Chinese American Restaurant

July 1, 2017 @ 8:00 am - December 31, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
The Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD)
62 Bayard Street Brooklyn

This exhibit celebrates the birth and evolution of Chinese American restaurants, tracing their nearly 170-year history and sparking conversation about food culture, immigration, and what it means to be American. See a timeline of Chinese menus from 1910 to the present, enjoy tastings created by the country’s most talented Chinese American chefs, and try a treat from a continuously operating 1,500-pound fortune cookie machine.

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Let’s Dance!

July 1, 2017 @ 10:00 am - December 31, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM)
212 West 83rd Street between Broadway & Amsterdam Upper West Side

Bounce, glide or leap in an exciting exhibition/dance space designed to introduce children and families to the delights of dance as an art form, as an expression of diverse cultures and traditions, and as a healthy physical activity. Interact with an immersive video projection dome dance portal to learn with professional, community, and student dance companies from New York and abroad. Create multi-color shadow dances on the “stage” while exploring lighting design with a child-friendly lighting box. Choreograph a series…

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Jim Henson’s World

January 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am - December 31, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
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Museum of Moving Image
36-01 35 Avenue at 37 Street

Explore Jim Henson’s groundbreaking work for film and television and his transformative impact on popular culture and learn how Henson and his team of builders, performers, and writers brought to life the enduringly popular worlds of The Muppet Show, Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock, The Dark Crystal, and Labyrinth. Among the nearly 300 objects on view are 47 puppets—including Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Rowlf, The Swedish Chef, Statler, Big Bird, Elmo, Cantus Fraggle, and other popular favorites—character sketches, storyboards, scripts,…

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MoMA Art Lab: Nature

January 1, 2018 @ 10:30 am - December 31, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
4 West 53rd Street Midtown

Visitors of all ages can discover how artists and designers are inspired by the natural world in a new multisensory installation. Beautiful discovery boxes contain creative activities related to seashells, grass, butterflies, etc. inspired by works in the galleries. Also lots of gorgeous books, building toys and multimedia projects that appeal to all ages (including this mom – I made a cool flower-inspired chair prototype). Great play spot for bad weather days (or good weather – it’s right next to…

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Color Factory

March 9, 2018 @ 9:00 am - August 31, 2019 @ 10:00 am
Hotel Manisses
251 Spring Street Soho/Tribeca/LES

Truly interactive colorful pop-up with fun activities and sweet treats in sixteen unique rooms designed by different artists was recently refreshed with new paint and new balls in the giant ball pit. Lots of bright fun for all ages including a conveyor belt of rainbow colored macarons, a high-tech room for disco dancing, colorful drumming and a giant blue ball pit. My daughter especially enjoyed an activity where we drew each other with our eyes closed and picked the colors of…

$38, free/ages 2 & under
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Unseen Oceans

March 12, 2018 @ 10:00 am - August 18, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
American Museum of Natural History
West 81st Street & Central Park West Upper West Side

Explore the alien world lies hidden beneath the sunlit surface of the ocean in a fascinating, interactive exhibition. Encounter giant sea creatures on a life-size screen, go on on a vertical journey through marine environments at different depths, sit inside a scale model Triton submersible, and learn about new technologies and research.

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Hive

April 20, 2018 @ 12:00 am - December 31, 2019 @ 11:59 pm
Broadway-Lafayette Subway Station
Broadway & Lafayette

Watch rainbow lights dance across hexagonal honeycomb shapes on the ceiling of the Bleecker Street Station in a light installation by Leo Villareal.

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Dolce & Gabbana ‘Clubhouse for Millennials’

April 27, 2018 @ 11:00 am - December 31, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Dolce & Gabbana
155 Mercer Street Soho/Tribeca/LES

Dolce & Gabbana painted the bricks of a restored 19th-century fire station gold and pastel rainbow in honor of colorful NYC kids. Also find lots of leopard print, graffitied sofas, see-through stairs and other fine decor and clothes.

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Mural Outside Fluevog

April 30, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - December 31, 2019 @ 6:59 pm
Fluevog New York
250 Mulberry Street Soho/Tribeca/LES

Colorful florals decorate the wall outside a shoe store with fun funky shoes. A poster with a shoe telling us to ‘Choose Love’ might lead to philosophical questions about the emotional ability of footwear.

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The Peace Fountain & Children’s Sculpture Garden

May 1, 2018 @ 5:00 am - December 31, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Avenue at West 112th Street Upper West Side

See charming small bronze animal sculptures created by K-12 students from NYC and tri-state area around a 40-foot high bronze sculpture by Cathedral Artist-in-Residence Greg Wyatt that weaves together several representations of the conflict between good and evil. Also look for peacocks roaming around the lovely grands of the grand Cathedral.

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MoMA Lounge

May 31, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - December 30, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
4 West 53rd Street Midtown

The Museum of Modern Art’s recently renovated lobbies and lounge are open for all who want a rainbow fix with Sol LeWitt oversized mural and the original rainbow flag.

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Art, Artists & You

June 2, 2018 @ 6:00 am - December 31, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM)
212 West 83rd Street between Broadway & Amsterdam Upper West Side

In a dynamic, hands-on environment, watch, follow, collaborate with, and take inspiration from working contemporary artists in studio workspaces. Explore the work of a diverse set of artists who work with materials and techniques such as assemblage/collage, fiber arts, technology/new media and paper.

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WTC Street Murals

June 20, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - December 31, 2019 @ 6:59 pm
World Trade Center
Fulton & Greenwich Lower Manhattan

Street artists from around the world vibrantly transformed the streets surrounding the newly-opened 3 World Trade Center with fun, colorful murals, bringing love and joy to a place of mourning.

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Mom-and-Pops of the L.E.S.

June 30, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - June 19, 2019 @ 7:59 pm
Seward Park
Canal and Essex Soho/Tribeca/LES

See life-size images of a bodega, a coffee shop/luncheonette, a vintage store, and a newsstand which used the Lower East Side but are no longer in business and have disappeared from the streetscape.

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Vandal Gummy at 4WTC

July 1, 2018 @ 5:00 am - December 31, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
4 World Trade Center
150 Greenwich Street Lower Manhattan

Wonder at how a giant gummy bear ended up in a prison mugshot, gripping an identity placard in between his gelatin paws in this lobby installation by WhIsBe.

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Vandal Gummy

July 1, 2018 @ 8:00 am - December 31, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Castle Fitzjohns Gallery
98 Orchard Street Soho/Tribeca/LES

Wonder at how beloved sugary treats ended up in a prison mugshots, gripping identity placard in between gelatin paws in WhIsBe’s striking work sculptures and prints. Also take a photo with a mirror with a neon ‘Guns don’t kill people, selfies do.’

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Ocean Wonders: Sharks!

July 3, 2018 @ 6:00 am - December 31, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
New York Aquarium
Surf Avenue & West 8th Street Brooklyn

See over 115 marine species, including 18 different kinds of sharks and rays, in a new immersive exhibition with hands-on educational features. (The sharks are safely behind glass!)

Free with museum admission
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Dubuffet Sculpture

July 31, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - December 31, 2019 @ 6:59 pm
Fosun Plaza
28 Liberty Street Lower Manhattan

An office tower plaza features a dynamic Jean Dubuffet sculpture and a peaceful Noguchi rock garden fountain.

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World Brooklyn

August 1, 2018 @ 6:00 am - December 31, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Brooklyn Children’s Museum
145 Brooklyn Avenue Brooklyn

Play in kid-sized shops based on the real ones you find in neighborhoods across Brooklyn. Be a shopkeeper, baker, grocer, shopper, designer, performer, and builder in diverse communities. We really liked serving Italian pizza and assembling African style chairs.

Free with museum admission
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The Winky Lux Experience

August 8, 2018 @ 6:00 am - December 31, 2019 @ 2:30 pm
The Winky Lux Experience
430 West Broadway Soho/Tribeca/LES

Enter seven transportive rooms celebrating Winky Lux magical beauty moments including an infinity room, tea party table, life-size zen gardens and a tiny yellow ball pit. Very small but fun and the staff is super friendly. Redeem your admission fee for an almost sheer Flower Balm that’s perfect for young lips.

$10, can be used as a credit towards a product purchase
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Kobra Street Art Gandhi & Mother Teresa Mural

August 31, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - December 31, 2019 @ 6:59 pm
18th Street & Tenth Avenue
West 18th Street & Tenth Avenue Chelsea/Meatpacking

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

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Gulliver’s Gate

August 31, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - December 30, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Gulliver’s Gate
216 West 44th Street Midtown

Explore 25+ cities from 5 continents in a technologically advanced, interactive museum of miniatures. Explore the work of over 200 master craftsmen and artists from around the world including a functioning airport, naval locks and a lit-up New York City.

$49 for 2
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Kobra Street Art Michael Jackson Mural

August 31, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - December 31, 2019 @ 6:59 pm
1st Avenue & 11th Street
1st Avenue & 11th Street

Brazilian street artist Eduardo Kobra’s colorful mural depicts Michael Jackson split into the Jackson 5-era youth and mature King Of Pop.

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Kobra Street Art Albert Einstein

August 31, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - December 31, 2019 @ 6:59 pm
West 21st Street & Eighth Avenue
292 West 21st Street Chelsea/Meatpacking

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

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Intrepid A to Z

September 1, 2018 @ 6:00 am - December 31, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Pier 86, West 46th Street & Twelfth Avenue Midtown

Explore an alphabetized collection of objects selected by former crew members, veterans and curators to represent life on board the Intrepid aircraft carrier from 1943 until 1974. Most of them have never been on display to the public. Follow the alphabet for a glimpse into the experiences of daily life on this floating airfield.

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Museum of Illusions

September 22, 2018 @ 5:00 am - August 31, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Museum of Illusions
77 Eighth Avenue @ 14th Street Chelsea/Meatpacking

Explore over a dozen interactive illusions including an infinity room, head on the plater and more.

$19, $17/students & seniors, $13/ages 6–13, free/ages 5 & under, $53/family
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Viewfinding

October 1, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - August 31, 2019 @ 7:59 pm
Riverside Park
West 72nd Street & Riverside Drive Upper West Side

This large-scale public sculpture and queer poetry collaboration built from reclaimed lumber and cast-acrylic panels interacts with the sun setting over the Hudson River. In Riverside Park near 67th Street.

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Macy’s Beauty on Display

October 12, 2018 @ 6:00 am - December 31, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Macy’s Herald Square
151 West 34th Street Midtown

Chill in a flowery bathtub, play with Juicy Couture dollar bills and play with lots of make-up at a small pretty pop-up (on the ground level near the sunglasses department) at Macys Herald Square. Featured brands rotate every 6 weeks; currently sample Anastasia Beverly Hills, Juicy Couture, Winky Lux and Toofaced.

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Relative Values: The Cost of Art in the Northern Renaissance

October 25, 2018 @ 6:00 am - June 23, 2019 @ 1:30 pm
Metropolitan Museum Of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street

Explore the timeless question, how much is a piece of art worth, with sixty-two masterpieces of sixteenth-century northern European art and pricing data from sixteenth-century documents, including how many cows a work would cost. What did a tapestry cost in the sixteenth century? Goldsmith work? Stained glass? How did variables like raw materials, work hours, levels of expertise and artistry, geography, and rarity, affect this? Who assigned these values? Fun for kids interested in money and history.

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Justin Favela: Recuérdame

November 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - September 7, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling
898 St. Nicholas Ave at 155th street Harlem/Upper Manhattan

A new mural by Las Vegas-based artist Justin Favela, commissioned by Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling, celebrates Mexican history and culture through the lens of landscape. Explore the Mexican landscape in phantasmagoric piñata-cut tissue paper. From the imagery found in Jose Maria Velasco’s expansive 19th-century canvases, to Walt Disney’s 1944 live-action animation film The Three Caballeros and 2017 Pixar animated film Coco, Favela covers over 1,000 square feet of the Museum in a full array of chromatic…

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Eataly Chocolate

January 1 @ 5:00 am - December 31 @ 5:00 pm
Eataly Flatiron
200 Fifth Avenue at West 24th Street Gramercy/Flatiron

Shop by weight from bins of colorful Venchi bon-bons or pick up some artisanal chocolate made in Italy with raw ingredients in a variety of shapes and textures according to traditional recipes, from smooth spread to crunchy bars to elegant cigars.

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American Museum of Natural History Discovery Room

January 1 @ 5:00 am - November 30 @ 12:45 pm
American Museum of Natural History
West 81st Street & Central Park West Upper West Side

Explore artifacts and specimens, hang-out inside a giant tree, put together puzzles, build a dinosaur fossil and conduct scientific experiments in an enclosed hands-on space. Free timed tickets are available at the Discovery Room entrance (first floor by West 77th Street). And the rest of the Natural History Museum is pretty great for all-ages hands-on fun and lots of room to roam.

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Poets House Children’s Room

January 1 @ 6:00 am - December 31 @ 12:00 pm
Poets House
10 River Terrace Soho/Tribeca/LES

Experience poetry in a whimsical, light-filled space full of objects intended to promote thought and creative association. Compose poetry or prose on old-fashioned manual typewriters, explore a wooden card catalog filled with objects and related poems and read classic and contemporary poetry for children by such luminary authors as Lewis Carroll, A. A. Milne, Dr. Seuss, Langston Hughes, Shel Silverstein, Sylvia Plath, Roald Dahl, William Blake and many more. Enjoy songs and poetry readings for toddlers at Thursday morning storytimes.

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Heavenly Rest Stop

January 1 @ 7:30 am - December 31 @ 6:00 pm

Enjoy excellent pastries, sandwiches, salads and breakfast dishes plus Melbourne-style coffee) nestled among the limestone arches of what was once a side chapel of a 1929 art-deco church, or pick up provisions for a Central Park picnic.

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