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Monday, July 1

10th Annual Welling Court Mural Project

July 1, 2019 - December 31, 2020

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.

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Uptown GRANDSCALE Mural Project

November 1, 2019 - December 31, 2020
Harlem Metro-North Station
101 East 125th Street at Park Avenue+ Google Map

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.

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Color Factory Circle Game

November 1, 2019 - December 31, 2020
Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA)
102 Charlton Street Soho/Tribeca/LES

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.

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Dubuffet Sculpture

November 1, 2019 - December 31, 2020
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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Hive

November 1, 2019 - December 31, 2020
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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Mural Outside Fluevog

November 1, 2019 - December 31, 2020
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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WTC Street Murals

November 1, 2019 - December 31, 2020
World Trade Center
Fulton & Greenwich Lower Manhattan

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.

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Vandal Gummy at 4WTC

November 1, 2019 @ 5:00 am - December 31, 2020 @ 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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The Socrates Annual 2019

November 1, 2019 @ 9:00 am - March 8, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Socrates Sculpture Park
32-01 Vernon Boulevard Queens+ Google Map

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.…

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Friday, November 22

Samsung 837

November 22, 2019 @ 11:00 am - December 31, 2020 @ 9:00 pm
Samsung 837
837 Washington Street+ Google Map

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.

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Sunday, December 1

Barbie Beauty Pop-Up

December 1, 2019 @ 4:00 am - January 14, 2021 @ 6:00 pm
Macy’s Herald Square
151 West 34th Street Midtown

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.

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The Peace Fountain & Children’s Sculpture Garden

December 1, 2019 @ 9:00 am - December 31, 2021 @ 5:00 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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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.  

Free with museum admission
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Tuesday, December 10

Winter Garden at The Standard East Village

December 10, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - April 10, 2020 @ 9:00 pm

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

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Wednesday, January 1

East Village/Lower East Side Street Art

January 1 - December 31
The Lower East Side
Orchard Street between Delancey and E. Houston Lower Manhattan+ Google Map

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.

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Jean-Marie Appriou: The Horses On View

January 1 - August 27
Grand Army Plaza
Fifth Avenue at 59th Street Midtown+ Google Map

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.

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Kobra Street Art Gandhi & Mother Teresa Mural

January 1 - December 31
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating indefinitely

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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Home Sweet Home: Is a Home a Sanctuary?

January 1 @ 5:00 am - April 29 @ 1:00 pm
Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA)
102 Charlton Street Soho/Tribeca/LES

This group exhibition offers a multiplicity of perspectives on the idea of home; shelter, protection, sacred ground, identity, sense of place, community and belonging.  

Free with museum admission
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National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey

January 1 @ 5:00 am - April 30 @ 6:00 pm
National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey
226 West 44th Street Midtown

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

$30, $24/ages 12 & under at this link
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Industry City Art

January 1 @ 7:00 am - December 31 @ 9:00 am
Industry City
220 36th Street Brooklyn

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.

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Unisphere

January 1 @ 8:00 am - December 31 @ 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.

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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…

Free with museum admission
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Museum of Illusions

January 1 @ 9:00 am - December 31 @ 10:00 pm
Museum of Illusions
77 Eighth Avenue @ 14th Street Chelsea/Meatpacking

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.

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

January 1 @ 10:00 am - December 31 @ 3:00 pm
The GIANT Room
550 West 28th Street+ Google Map

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

$25
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imagiNATIONS Activity Center

January 1, 2020 @ 10:00 am - December 31, 2021 @ 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.

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