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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.
Ten oversized sculptures of New York City birds in danger of extinction roost on the UWS Broadway malls. Brookyln-based artist Nicolas Holiber painted but did not weatherproof reclaimed lumber, allowing for the city’s natural forces to affect it, highlighting the environmental challenges faced by each species.
Experience Little Italy in the Bronx with a variety of food vendors, filled-to-order cannolis and old-school atmosphere. We love the prosciutto, fresh mozzarella, eggplant parm and roasted peppers at Mike's Deli; order in advance by phone to skip the often long line. Eat at indoor tables next to elderly gentlemen hand-rolling (but not smoking) cigars or take a picnic to the nearby New York Botanical Garden or Bronx Zoo.
For the month of June, find a cake batter shake dreamed up in honor of Pride, topped with rainbow glitter sprinkles at all Shake Shack (excluding ball parks & airports). Order on the ;Shake Shack App to skip the line.
Explore nature-inspired experimental prototypes, consumer products, immersive installations and architectural constructions by sixty-two international design teams. Collaborations by scientists, engineers, advocates for social and environmental justice, artists, and philosophers engage with nature in innovative and ground-breaking ways, driven by a profound awareness of climate change and ecological crises as much as advances in science and technology.
Explore the wonders of flight, space travel and aerospace innovation, design and technology through flight simulation, augmented reality, touch tables, design and skill challenges, virtual reality and more. An immersive, wraparound theater highlights the epic quest to challenge the limits of flight then learn more about flight through hands-on interactives. Step into a simulated space elevator, design and test a supersonic fighter jet and experience what it’s like to fly like a bird through a flying simulation with motion-sensing technology.
Visit the biggest, most realistic Dinosaur Safari ride in America. Travel back in time in a wagon on a guided tour to learn about dinos of the past and animals of the present. Spot the connections between animals at the zoo and ancient dinosaurs. Spend some time at the dig site uncovering fossils, meeting a walking, roaring dino, and taking photos.
Immerse yourself in lush gardens and vibrant art of Brazilian legend Roberto Burle Marx, whose powerful modernist vision produced thousands of gardens and landscapes, including the famous curving mosaic walkways at Copacabana Beach in Rio and the beautiful rooftop garden at Banco Safra in São Paulo. Feel his artistic energy and love of plants during a Garden-wide exhibition of bold gardens; paintings, drawings, and textiles; and the sights and sounds of Brazil that inspired his life and work.
Sample yummy selections from Grand Central Market vendors , get enjoy special full-size market items for only $2 each, from Bien Cuit croissants to half pounds of Murray's Cheese.
Design light installations, music instruments and art pieces using responsive technology. Solar panels, electronics, programmable LEDs, building materials, and inspiration provided. Starting with a blank canvas, kids and their families will transform the gallery into an enchanted space where music and light showcase imagination. For an additional fee, join a variety of afternoon workshops focused on coding, robotics, arts, design and communication skills, thought by exceptional artists, educators, and TED speakers.
Read animal or ecology based story books, then meet animals related to the story. Children are encouraged to pet or hold the animals and ask lots of questions.
This twice weekly program includes the reading of a NY-themed book, related craft project, playtime with historic toys and a special Little New-Yorkers hello song. Past projects have included iphone ‘books’ and construction paper teapots – and it’s never been crowded.
Meet Riverside Park's furry weed-whackers. A brief talk by goat farmer Larry Cihanek and one of the Conservancy's Gardeners will be followed by a Q&A and a chance to meet the goats plus activities for children. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on, or come prepared to stand. Seating will not be provided.
Award winning Cellist Christopher James and violinist Jon Block perform classical solos and duets rom the Baroque to romantic periods in a historic garden. Museum tour and complimentary beverages included.
Wednesday, June 19
Take an interactive ‘wizarding’ tour in the Metropolitan Museum inspired by the Harry Potter books. See spaces and places that might remind you of those in the books, from part of an actual castle to mythical creatures that resemble those in the story. Participate in activities, explore the museum from a wizard’s perspective and maybe even do a little magic. (Appropriate interactive wizarding gear is encouraged.) Advance reservations required.
Read stories and learn age-appropriate yoga poses at these free action-packed storytimes for yogis up to six years old, held in a gorgeous brick studio with pretty flower murals. Even at the age of 2, my kids loved trying handstands against the wall.
Open your eyes to the magical world of bubbles at a family-friendly weekly program with Bubble Man NYC. Blow a bubble big enough to stand inside or long enough to jump over.
Combine cardio with artistry as you wave long ribbons in the air to create rainbows, waterfalls, dragons and ocean waves. All ages and skill levels are welcome.Classes taught by Margaret Yuen from Red Silk Dancers.
Thursday, June 20
Celebrate the Summer Solstice with MoMath and the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership. Cast shadows to mark the time on a giant sundial, help create a large-scale human timepiece, and leave a personal mark on a jumbo sundial banner that will be displayed in the n Museum of Mathematics through the end of June.
Stretch and move to songs, rhymes, and more with Sacred Sounds Yoga. Foster creativity, cooperation, and confidence in a safe environment where all kids are perfect just the way they are. Please bring your own yoga mat.
Children from 0 to 36 months start learning Spanish in an immersive class that mixes story time, sing-along, dancing, games and a puppet show.
Celebrate Inti Raymi with a Native Sounds Downtown concert featuring Inkarayku. The band’s diverse line-up brings a musical and artistic experience resulting in Andean folk music that transcends cultural boundaries and seamlessly shares the stage with other folk traditions of the Americas.
Celebrate the longest day of the year Scandinavian-style. Fashion flower wreathes, learn traditional midsummer songs, and decorate the maypole. All ages welcome. Online advance registration for the craft activities required.
Friday, June 21
Park Slope Parents host Summer Fridays in the Prospect Park field near the picnic house with giant bubbles, rainbow face-paints and rotating musical guests. Bring a blanket/chair and some snacks and kick back.
Adults and children are invited to picnic in the grass, decorate the midsummer pole, learn folk dances, make flower wreaths, play traditional games and listen to authentic fiddle music. Food stands will offer delicacies from some of New York's finest Swedish restaurants and food purveyors.
Explore the celestial-terrestrial connection and otherworldly origins of expression and arm high-energy daylight to reflective starlit nighttime surround by installation Chronos Cosmos: Deep Time, Open Space. Enjoy Agostino Arts face-painting, tarot readings by Liz Nieves, lantern-making with Noguchi Museum, spaceship sculpture building with Free Style Arts Association, light-up inflatables with artist Tamar Ettun, solar observing and telescope tours of the sky with LaGuardia Community College’s Natural Sciences Department, performance and percussion with Secret Society Dance Company, Imamou, and powerhouse Afro-Caribbean…
Saturday, June 22
Join free yoga for children and their parents/caregivers with Christina Shablak, a certified children’s instructor. All children are welcome with a parent or caregiver. Please arrive early, and bring a towel or yoga mat. Please note: The ground is sloped and there are uneven spots. Rain or wet ground cancels.
Celebrate midsummer magic in the lovely Cloisters gardens and explore medieval traditions for this celebration. Make whimsical wreaths and learn about the meanings behind familiar and unfamiliar herbs associated with the summer solstice.
Work with fresh pasta dough, and create filled pasta with Eataly chefs. Learn how to make various filled pasta shapes, from tortellini to ravioli in this guided hands on experience. Learn the science behind the various techniques that go behind this rustic process and end the class enjoying a kids portion of Ravioli straight from the kitchens. Parents can enjoy Lavazza coffee and housemade Cantucci while the kids learn. Ages 8+.
Storytellers from the Hans Christian Andersen Storytelling Center bring to life fairy and folk tales and fantastic adventures from Scandinavia and the far north around the charming Ugly Duckling/Hans Christian Andersen statue. A beloved summer tradition since 1956.
Founded in 2010 by three Lower East Side locals, this food and flea market draws from the diversity of the neighborhood and New York City at large. Shop a curated selection of NYC's artisanal fashion, art, jewelry, crafts, music, and food vendors including cutting edge entrepreneurs and under-the-radar brands.
Stealth mode. Power up mode. Beast mode. Relive some of the Turtles’ biggest and baddest battles. In conjunction with interactive exhibition 35 Years of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, see episodes on a big screen. Sewer surf through a visual timeline of the evolution of the Turtles from the very first comics to the current series and express your inner Turtle with craft activities.
Celebrate Solstice Saturday with drop-in design activities in the lovelyArthur Ross Terrace and Garden. These beginner activities are appropriate for ages 5 and over; no previous design experience is required. Held rain or shine.
Explore the Bronx River aboard student-built wooden row boats, accompanied by staff who teach about the local waterways. Also identify and learn about local species with knowledgeable guides. Binoculars and field guides will be provided. This free program takes place every Saturday from Memorial Day to Labor Day.