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Monday, July 1
Walk though multiple blocks of 100+ murals by artists from around the corner and around the world, providing new arrays of visual experiences that change how people interact with their environment. Mural map available online.
Uptown artists transformed three blocks of fencing located adjacent to the 125th Street Metro-North station into a canvas for murals that support and uplift the community.
Interact with colorful dots by following painted prompts such as ‘leap up’ and ‘reach for the sun.’ Right outside the Children’s Museum of the Arts, which has a jelly bean dispenser (bring quarters) encouraging more color exploration. Both can be found on the Color Factory’s neighborhood exploration map, availble for free at 251 Spring Street.
An office tower plaza features a dynamic Jean Dubuffet sculpture and a peaceful Noguchi rock garden fountain.
Watch rainbow lights dance across hexagonal honeycomb shapes on the ceiling of the Bleecker Street Station in a light installation by Leo Villareal.
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.
Street artists from around the world vibrantly transformed the streets surrounding 3 World Trade Center with fun, colorful murals, bringing love and joy to a place of mourning.
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.
Explore new commissions from 16 artists produced on-site that engage the Socrates Sculpture Park’s unique history, landscape, and surrounding community. Projects range from a soundscape conflating the sounds of animals and man-made objects to a monument to the invasive Ailanthus plant. Approaches vary among collaborative investigations of authorship and visibility, the re-contextualization of domestic motifs, and the examination of biological material, among many others. Ranging from fantastical to anecdotal to pedagogical, this year’s artists use a variety of narrative strategies.…
Friday, November 22
Experience cutting edge technology including virtual reality demos and an immersive, interactive digital art room in a spacious, high-design spot with a French cafe.
Sunday, December 1
Explore an immersive Barbie pop-up space with cute photo ops, including a life-sized Barbie box and Dream House vanity. Photo from aria_is_chicc.
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.
Sunday, December 8
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.
Tuesday, December 10
Hunker down in heated alpine yurts with spiked hot chocolate, gooey fondue and freshly baked cookies -- all made for sharing, plus plushy faux fur coat to wrap up in while you indulge
Wednesday, January 1
Look for lots of cool murals around this hip neighborhood, on walls, sliding metal gates and on the sidewalk. Current favorite include hearts at restaurant Ladybird & store Speigel and rainbow faces on Avenue A - see this guide for some tips but feel free to wander as it's always changing.
Walk by, under and through massive equine sculptures by French sculptor Jean-Marie Appriou. These surreal silvery sentinels at the entrance to Central Park, inspired by the carriage horses and gilded monument of William Tecumseh Sherman on horseback nearby, evoke fantastical beasts with hybrid characteristics and human qualities - a daunting gateway formed by an armor-clad warrior, a forest of legs of entwined lovers and a sphinx-like mystic seated on its haunches and draped in an embellished cape.
Humanitarians Mother Teresa and Mahatma Gandhi Brazilian are depicted facing each other in street artist Eduardo Kobra’s colorful harlequin-pattern mural.
This group exhibition offers a multiplicity of perspectives on the idea of home; shelter, protection, sacred ground, identity, sense of place, community and belonging.
Come face-to-face with (virtual) humpback whales and great white sharks, Humboldt squid and sea lions in an immersive experience that harnesses ground-breaking technology. Go on an underwater journey across the Pacific Ocean to interact with and encounter the ocean’s wonders and creatures. Save 30% at this link
Look for cool murals and sculptures throughout the courtyards and indoor retail spaces and design studios. Current faves include a squishy, climbable sculpture. Don't miss the seasonal elevators.
The iconic Unisphere from the 1939 World's Fair is the centerpiece of a lovely park with lots of green space, a skateboarding park, and some interesting structures to explore.
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…
Walk on walls, put your head on a platter (creepy) and play with size and perspective in over a dozen interactive illusions. A small museum that can be explored in less than an hour and blows young minds.
Build and contribute to Unseen Worlds, an interactive exhibit-in-making combining science, art, design, and tech. Inspired by tiny organisms living around us, families build projects, smart textiles, whimsical characters, and interactive artifacts using responsive technology, arts and crafts materials, and fabrication tools such as laser cutter, 3D printer and embroidery machines. Stay as long as you'd like; most families create for 2-3 hours. 10 am–6 pm on weekdays 10 am–3 pm on weekends