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Battery Playscape

Opening of Battery Playscape in Lower Manhattan, Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021, which offers an array of play choices over 1.5 acres for children of all ages and abilities. Battery Playscape was imagined by The Battery Conservancy and NYC Parks post-Hurricane Sandy to serve as an exemplar for playgrounds located in flood zone landscapes across the globe. (Diane Bondareff/AP Images for The Battery Conservancy)

Jan 1, 2022 @ 7:00 amDec 31, 2023 @ 9:00 pm

Battery Park
Battery Place (State Street & Whitehall St)
New York, NY

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FREE

Suggested Ages: All

Explore a new playground with five ecology zones—Bluff, Marsh, Dune, Meadow, and Riverbed– in resilient design, post-Superstorm Sandy when the park survived the full force of the 15-foot storm surge and became a focal point of sea level rise. Lyrical patterns of water illuminate the portal, fence, and custom seating. Daylight filters through the punctuated surfaces to showcase Manhattan island’s tides and currents. A unique portal to the 1.4-acre playground ensures children’s safety as they wander and explore among 40,000 square feet of gardens.

Next to the enchanting Seaglass Carousel. See our guide to Fidi.

Pulse Portal

Explore Davis McCarty’s iridescent installation, Pulse Portal, on the Waterfront Plaza at Brookfield Place. Walk around the gemstones or through the dichromatic archway and view the rainbow palette of colored shadows that move throughout the day powered by sunlight.

Pulse Portal is built from NASA developed materials where colors transform as the angle of the…

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Celebration of Math presented by the Russian School of Mathematics

RSM invites all to a math action-packed day across all 5 RSM NYC branches. Free activities include musical performances by students, a Math & Art exhibit, inspiring talks with artists on how Math & Art are connected, New York scholars sharing their love for math, school tours, games, math puzzles, competitions, sample lessons and more.

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The Skyscraper Museum Family Program: Shapes & Skyscrapers

Engage with a Skyscraper Museum educator to explore the principles of urbanism, architecture, and engineering through fun hands-on activities. Explore different themes each session.

Free, but online registration required. Walk-in spots sometimes available if sold out.

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Winter Blast: A Family Day of Native Games

Play Native games from across the Western Hemisphere. Try your hand at Inuit yo-yo, ring and pin, Hawaiian chess, hoop throwing, and more.

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imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Solve puzzles, perform experiments, play state-of-the-art computer simulations and find out how corn is like a dog in this interactive, family-friendly space. Explore scientific principles behind Native innovations and technologies that are so ingenious, many remain a part of our daily lives.

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Gov­er­nors Island Win­ter Vil­lage

Enjoy sea­son­al activ­i­ties, fes­tive win­ter lights, games and food and drinks along­side warm­ing fire pits. Explore win­ter arts and cul­tur­al pro­gram­ming amid a sparkling dis­play of hol­i­day lights and a his­toric Coast Guard-era fire truck photo-op. Play lawn games like corn­hole, can jam and giant Jen­ga.

⛸ Spin on a 5,000-square foot outdoor skat­ing rink…

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The Rink at Brookfield Place

Skate on a small rink overlooking New York Harbor with incredible views. Uncovered and windy so dress accordingly.

Skate aids and pushable sit-down sleighs for small beginners available for $15 ($20 on weekend). Sign up for one hour sessions. Private and group learn to skate and hockey lessons available.

Eat at an array of yummy…

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