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Sunday, December 8

Making Marvels: Science and Splendor at the Courts of Europe

December 8, 2019 @ 10:00 pm - March 1, 2020 @ 5:30 pm
Metropolitan Museum Of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street

Explore the complex ways in which the wondrous items collected by early modern European princes, and the contexts in which they were displayed. Features approximately 170 objects—including clocks, automata, furniture, musical instruments, jewelry, paintings, sculptures, print media, and more—from The Met collection and over fifty lenders worldwide are featured including cool inventions plus lots of gold and gems.  

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Wednesday, January 1

New York at Its Core

January 1, 2020 @ 8:00 am - December 31, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue at 105th Street+ Google Map

Follow the story of NYC’s rise from a striving Dutch village to today’s “Capital of the World,” and consider its future in a changing world through more than 400 objects as well as interactive digital experiences. Framed around the key themes of money, density, diversity, and creativity, New York City’s history comes alive through the stories of innovation, energy, struggle, and the vision of generations of immigrants, politicians, tycoons, dreamers, master builders, and ordinary New Yorkers. Save 60%+ on admission…

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DiMenna Children’s History Museum

January 1, 2020 @ 10:00 am - December 31, 2021 @ 6:00 pm
New-York Historical Society
70 Central Park West at 77th Street+ Google Map

Ride an orphan train, play a newsies video game  nd explore lots of other interactive exhibits on a entire floor devoted to kids. Pick up a printed scavenger hunt or just explore the many installations covering centuries of New York history. Lots to learn for older kids and lots to touch including a train table for tots. Find tales of New York City past and present in a cozy Children’s History Library with a great selection of history-themed books, maps and…

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Rachel Feinstein: Maiden, Mother, Crone

January 1 @ 11:00 am - March 22 @ 5:45 pm
The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street+ Google Map

Enter a bizarro fairytale by New York-based artist Rachel Feinstein. See sculpture, painting, and video, panoramic wallpaper referencing religion and fairy tales, high European craft and low American kitsch, her needs as an artist and the needs of her family. Kid favorites include a clock-face assemblage and rainbow cinderella.

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Wednesday, January 22

The Fullness of Color: 1960s Painting

January 22 @ 10:00 am - August 2 @ 5:30 pm
Guggenheim
1071 5th Avenue at 89th Street+ Google Map

In the 1960s a group of avant-garde painters began to push abstraction in new directions, leading to the emergence of several Paintings with bold colors and geometric forms chart the varied and complex courses nonrepresentational art followed in the 1960s and into the 1970s. TAke inspiration for at-home painting from divergent styles of avant-garde artists - Helen Frankenthaler applied thinned acrylic washes to the unprimed cotton canvas; Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland, and Jules Olitski methodically poured, soaked, or sprayed paint…

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Thursday, January 23

Inside Art

January 23 @ 10:00 am - December 31 @ 5:00 pm
Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM)
212 West 83rd Street between Broadway & Amsterdam Upper West Side

Assemble, create, peek into, crawl under, and walk through one of a kind sculptures and installations. Interactive artworks by eleven contemporary artists include a cylindrical sculpture that encourages pint-sized visitors to crawl under and peek through a panorama of three-dimensional leaves, a hanging imaginary beehive, a massive tabletop mystery puzzle, groundhog burrows built to human scale, illustrative portraits of extraordinary U.S. women of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries and giant clusters of colorful cylinders that encourage peeks into mirrored…

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Friday, February 14

Superpowered Metropolis: Early Learning City

February 14 @ 10:00 am - December 31 @ 5:00 pm
Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM)
212 West 83rd Street between Broadway & Amsterdam Upper West Side+ Google Map

Step into a playful, comic book version of New York City with a lively team of pigeons, Zip, Zap, and Zoom.  Climb to the top of a magical two-story Treehouse Headquarters equipped with a map, telescope, periscope, and slide to plan your adventures.  Navigate colorful tunnels, tracks, and waterways at a multi-level Supercharged NYC Train Table. Create original city sounds with one-of-a-kind instruments in the Musical Subway Car. Chase the floating scarves at the Whimsical Wind Blowing Fountain. The 1,500…

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Saturday, February 15

City/Game: Basketball in New York

February 15 @ 10:00 am - September 1 @ 6:00 pm
Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue at 105th Street+ Google Map

Explore the excitement and evolution of urban basketball – in schoolyards, street corners, gymnasiums, and packed arenas – and the energy of the diverse New Yorkers who play it and love it. Relive historic highs and lows, and revisit legendary players like Knicks legend Walt “Clyde” Frazier, Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, WNBA trailblazer Nancy Lieberman, as well as current stars such as Queens-born Liberty star Tina Charles and the city’s latest headline player, Kevin Durant. From Rucker Park to…

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Monday, February 17

Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution

February 17 @ 10:00 am - August 26 @ 8:00 pm
New-York Historical Society
70 Central Park West at 77th Street+ Google Map

Explore the rock & roll world of Bill Graham (1931–1991), one of the most influential concert promoters of all time who worked with the biggest names in rock music—including the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Led Zeppelin, and the Rolling Stones—and launched the careers of countless music luminaries at his famed Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco and the Fillmore East in New York City. Showcasing more than 300 objects—including rock memorabilia, photographs, and concert posters—the New-York Historical presentation highlights…

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In the Company of Harold Prince: Broadway Producer, Director, Collaborator

February 17 @ 10:30 am - August 5 @ 6:00 pm
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
40 Lincoln Center Plaza Upper West Side

See original costumes, set models, and archival video from shows created Harold “Hal” Prince including West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret, Company, Sweeney Todd, and Phantom of the Opera. Borrowing from the aesthetic of immersive theatre, visitors to can pick up, examine, and interact with reproductions of documents and objects. Facsimiles of the paperwork for Pajama Game and Damn Yankees will be scattered over a recreation of Prince’s desk. Digital replicas of stage manager Ruth Mitchell’s scripts will be linked to thousands of never-before-seen photographs…

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Tuesday, February 18

T. rex: The Ultimate Predator

February 18 @ 10:00 am - 5:45 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until August 9, 2020

American Museum of Natural History
West 81st Street & Central Park West+ Google Map

Learn about entire tyrannosaur superfamily and the amazing story of the iconic dinosaur through stunning life-sized models, fossils and casts, and engaging interactives. Visitors ages 12 and up can enjoy an immersive multiplayer virtual reality experience developed exclusively for this exhibition.

$28/adult, $16.50/ages 2-12, $22.50/senior & student
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The Met Cloisters

February 18 @ 10:00 am - 5:15 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating indefinitely

The Cloisters
99 Margaret Corbin Drive Harlem/Upper Manhattan

We love exploring this castle-like museum overlooking the Hudson River in northern Manhattan’s Fort Tyron Park. A branch of the Met dedicated to the art, architecture, and gardens of medieval Europe has secret passages, peaceful gardens, golden treasure, fabulous family programs on select weekends and lots of depictions of animals including intricate unicorn tapestries (warning, the unicorn gets killed).

Pay-what-you-wish for NYC residents, suggested $25/adults, free/kids under 12
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Relative Values: The Cost of Art in the Northern Renaissance

February 18 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until February 28, 2020

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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2120: An Art Experience

February 18 @ 1:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Saturday, repeating until February 29, 2020

Portion Gallery
2307 Broadway between 83rd & 84th Street+ Google Map

Imagine the future in blockchain enabled immersive art exhibition featuring work by artist Jacob M Fisher in collaboration TG Agency and  Portion.i. The work imagines an art world 100 years into the future, a world that emphasizes fractional, shared ownership and blockchain transactions. Lots of rainbow colored fringe and cool digital projections.

$12/adults, $/students & seniors, free/ages 2 & under
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American Museum of Natural History Discovery Room

February 18 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Monday–Thursday 1:30 pm –5:10 pm Saturday & Sunday 10:30 am–5:10 pm
American Museum of Natural History
West 81st Street & Central Park West

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 40-minute timed tickets are available at the Discovery Room entrance (first floor by West 77th Street); they sometimes fill out and you'll need to come back later.

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Saturday, May 30

Art, Artists & You

May 30 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating indefinitely

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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Tuesday, December 1

Scenes from the Collection

December 1 @ 11:00 am - December 31 @ 5:45 pm
The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street+ Google Map

The Jewish Museum's rotating collection exhibition features nearly 600 works from antiquities to contemporary art, a unique mix of artworks and ceremonial objects. Selected works are presented in thematic “scenes,” weaving together centuries of art and Judaica. Pick up a free Kids Gallery Guide at the front desk for some interactive exploration. Closed Wednesdays.

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