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Monday, July 1

10th Annual Welling Court Mural Project

Welling Court Mural Project

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.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Uptown GRANDSCALE Mural Project

Harlem Metro-North Station

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.

Suggested Ages:
FREE
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Color Factory Circle Game

Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA)

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…

Suggested Ages: All
FREE
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Dubuffet Sculpture

Fosun Plaza

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

Suggested Ages: All
FREE
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Hive

Broadway-Lafayette Subway Station

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

Suggested Ages: All
FREE
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Mural Outside Fluevog

Fluevog New York

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.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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WTC Street Murals

World Trade Center

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.

Suggested Ages: All
FREE
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Vandal Gummy at 4WTC

4 World Trade Center
5:00 am–12:00 pm

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.

Suggested Ages: All
FREE
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Friday, November 22

Samsung 837

Samsung 837
11:00 am–9:00 pm

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.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Sunday, December 1

Barbie Beauty Pop-Up

Macy’s Herald Square
4:00 am–6:00 pm

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.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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The Peace Fountain & Children’s Sculpture Garden

Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine
9:00 am–5:00 pm

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.

Suggested Ages: All
FREE
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East Village/Lower East Side Street Art

The Lower East Side

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.

Suggested Ages:
FREE
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Kobra Street Art Gandhi & Mother Teresa Mural

18th Street & Tenth Avenue

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

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Kobra Street Art Albert Einstein

West 21st Street & Eighth Avenue

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

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Industry City Art

Industry City
7:00 am–9:00 am

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.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Unisphere

Flushing Meadows Corona Park
8:00 am–8:00 pm

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.

Suggested Ages:
FREE
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New York at Its Core

Museum of the City of New York
8:00 am–5:00 pm

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…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
Free with museum admission
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imagiNATIONS Activity Center

National Museum of the American Indian – New York
10:00 am–4:30 pm

Explore Native scientific discoveries and inventions so ingenious many continue to affect the modern world in a family-friendly, interactive space. Solve puzzles, perform experiments, and play state-of-the-art computer simulations.

Suggested Ages: All
FREE
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OFF THE WALL

Hudson Yards
10:00 am–9:00 pm

Interact with site-specific large-scale art within the new Hudson Yards. Comb yarn puppies, draw on sequined walls and activate pieces by 13 different artists that relate back to the site’s past, present or future.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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MoMA First Floor & Sculpture Garden

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
10:00 am–5:00 pm

No ticket is needed to visit MoMA's first floor including a lovely Sculpture Garden with a range of interesting statues (and a Paris Metro station). Wander across marble stairs and bridges, throw a penny in the fountain, and bring a picnic or get ice cream and snacks from…

Suggested Ages: Adult Friendly to Adult Friendly, Adult Friendly
FREE
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DiMenna Children’s History Museum

New-York Historical Society
10:00 am–6:00 pm

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…

Suggested Ages: All
Free with museum admission
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Family Art Lab: Line, Shape, Color

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
10:30 am–5:00 pm

Kids and adults can draw, work with wire, design emoji, engage in light-box play, and more in a small hands-in space. All ages welcome to drop in. Make art, play with gorgeous toys, read arty books and more with a view of the sculpture garden. Saturday–Thursday 10:30 am–5:00 pm, Friday 10:30 am–6:30 pm

Suggested Ages: All
Free with museum admission
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10 Corso Como

Fulton Stall Market
11:00 am–7:00 pm

Find striking modern design among historic cobblestones at former editor and publisher Carla Sozanni’s visionary concept store. Atriking interiors designed by American artist Kris Ruhs, host a quirky store, gallery, bar and Italian restaurant.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Thursday, January 23

Inside Art

Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM)
10:00 am–5:00 pm

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…

Suggested Ages: All
Free with museum admission
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Friday, February 14

Superpowered Metropolis: Early Learning City

Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM)
10:00 am–5:00 pm

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…

Suggested Ages: Babies to 6-7
Free with museum admission
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Wednesday, February 26

Making Knowing: Craft in Art, 1950–2019

Whitney Museum of American Art
10:30 am–6:00 pm

Crafty kids can get inspiration form this survey of visual artists using the materials, methods, and strategies of craft. Some expand techniques with long histories, such as weaving, sewing, or pottery, while others experiment with textiles, thread, clay, beads, and glass, among other mediums. Lots of striking, oversized work to ignite imaginations (and future projects).

Suggested Ages: All
Free with museum admission
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Sunday, March 1

Meet the Presidents 

New-York Historical Society
10:00 am–6:00 pm

Sit behind a version of the President’s Resolute Desk in a detailed re-creation of the White House Oval Office (circa President Ronald Reagan’s second term with a famous jar of jelly beans and a bronze sculpture of a rugged cowboy). Hear audio recordings of presidential musings and trace, through artwork and objects, the evolution of…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
Free with museum admission
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Cards For Seniors

Online

Make cheerful cards for isolated seniors. Use big print (not cursive) so the card is easy to read. Provide stickers and stencils to help the younger kids. Adults can make cards too. A great use for all the artwork kids bring home. Join the NYC-based Caring By Card Nursing Home Project, donate through Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

FREE
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DAYS WITH GREY

Online

An educator and mom to 3 shares daily 'Breakfast Invitations,' easy-to-set-up sensory and art activities for preschoolers and toddlers.

Suggested Ages: Toddlers to 6
FREE
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#DISNEYMAGICMOMENT

Online

Experience the magic of Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, Marvel, and National Geographic with stories, videos, and activities to inspire imagination and discovery. Includes drawing tutorials. storytimes, and recipes for Disney park favorites.

Suggested Ages: Toddlers to 14+
FREE
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NEW YORK CITY CHILDREN’S THEATER

Online

Lovely local kids theater company provides entertaining and enriching activities for little ones inspired by past productions including art projects, theater games, storytimes, downloadable activity books and video sing-alongs.

Suggested Ages: Toddlers to 9
FREE
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VIRTUAL MUSEUM TOURS

Online

Take virtual journeys to over 1,200 museums around the world via Google Arts & Culture. See collections and gallery views of  Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum, Florence’s Uffizi Gallery, Mexico City's Museum of Anthropology, Paris's Musée d'Orsay and more (plus NYC faves like the Whitney, Guggenheim and MoMA).

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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New-York Historical Society Online

Online

This fascinating historic  museum (now partially open for visits) hosts engaging live educational programs for all ages, audio and video resources (including the inspirational We Rise) and interactive 360 degree tours drawing on its world-renowned collections. Excellent educator resources including videos,  remote lesson plans, and media-rich curriculum website Women…

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FREE
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MOMI Moving Image Studio

Online

Find tutorials and interactive ways to collaborate and make media art with Astoria's Museum of Moving Image educators. Create Jim Henson-inspired puppets, learn about film editing and apply to have your media art shared on their YouTube channel.

Suggested Ages: 4 to 14+, Adult Friendly
FREE
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MoMA Families At Home

Online

MoMA provides resources and ideas—from art-making activities to books and films—to spark creativity and fun at home. Explore artworks in MoMA’s collection through activities (available in English and Spanish), watch favorite kid-friendly short films with prompts to spark discussion, dig deeper into Dorothea Lange: Words & Pictures, find favorite Children’s Books about Art, listen…

Suggested Ages: 3 to 14+
FREE
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Wave Hill Family Art Projects

Online

Join nature-themed storytelling and artmaking at home from historic garden Wave Hill. Create with educator-led videos based on previously planned thematic projects but made relevant to the current situation. New video posted each Saturday.

Suggested Ages: All
FREE
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CMA HOW-TO TUESDAYS

Online

Children's Museum of the Arts' blog features videos and detailed instructions for art projects like Paper Chains of Kindness and Collaborative Drawing Games. Projects can be adapted for different ages and made with materials around the house.

Suggested Ages: All
FREE
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Experience The Tenement Museum From Home

Online
Learn about former residents of two historic Lower East Side buildings and find out what life was like in a tenement. Browse reading and writing activities, listening and watching activities, online exhibit exploration guides interactive games and more. Hear the American stories not shared in your standard history book on episodes…
Suggested Ages: 5 to 14+, Adult Friendly
FREE
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The Paper Bag Players At Home

Online

Watch short sketches from The Paper Bag Players, an acclaimed NYC troupe that makes stories out of cardboard and paper, paired with questions and/or activities that will help children think more about what they’ve watched and provide opportunities for them to create and imagine on their own. Play games and make cars, crazy faces, and…

Suggested Ages: Toddlers to 9
FREE
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Jewish Museum At-Home Art Projects

Online

Explore hands-on art activities inspired by works of art in the Jewish Museum’s diverse collection and exhibition. Activities like Abstract Stamp Print and Found Object Sculpture, eachaccompanied by information on the artist, are designed for kids and adults to create together at home.

Suggested Ages: 3 to 13
FREE
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