Gilded Lady Mural

236 Fifth Avenue 236 Fifth Avenue at West 28th Street, New York, NY
FREE

The myriad of details in this colorful 97 by 40-foot mural by famed street artist Tristan Eaton on the side of a residential building on Fifth Avenue in reference the rich history of the NoMad neighborhood from the Gilded Age onward. The woman’s face is based on early 20th-century model, chorus girl and catalyst for…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

Police Officer Moira Ann Smith Playground

Madison Square Park Madison Avenue & 24th Street, New York, NY
FREE

Toy soldiers welcome kids to this brightly colored playground featuring water fountains, tire-swings, water-spouting alphabet blocks, turrets, slides, and a large water wheel in the northeast corner of charming Madison Square Park..

Named after Officer Moira Ann Smith, the only NYPD policewoman to be lost on September 11, 2001, the playground stands as a loving tribute to this community hero and mother.

Suggested Ages: All

Dominique Ansel Workshop

Dominique Ansel Workshop 17 East 27th Street, New York
FREE

Pastry legend Dominique Ansel's newest shop is a celebration of croissants,  located inside the pastry production kitchens in Flatiron. Stop in for a taste of all different types of croissants and breakfast viennoiserie - pain au chocolat, ham & Gruyère, Chocolate Hazelnut S’mores Danishes, Pistachio Swirls, Raspberry Riz au Lait Cubes, Brown Sugar DKA…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

Eataly Chocolate & Gelato

Eataly Flatiron 200 Fifth Avenue at West 24th Street, New York, NY
FREE

Try rich Italian hot chocolate and/or some of the best gelato in the city in a range of flavors. Shop by weight from bins of colorful Venchi bon-bons or pick up artisanal chocolate made in Italy with raw ingredients in a variety of shapes and textures according to traditional recipes, from smooth spread to crunchy…

Suggested Ages: All

Poster House

Poster House 119 W 23rd Street, New York, NY
$12/adults, $8/students, seniors & educators, free/ages 18 & under

Explore the impact, culture, and design of posters, both as historical documents and methods of contemporary visual communication through temporary exhibitions, a growing permanent collection, and educational event. The first poster museum in the United States provides a space for inquiry for all those interested in design, advertising, and public interventions.

Current exhibitions include Freak Power, about Hunter S. Thompson's plan to become Sheriff of Aspen, Vera List & The Posters Of Lincoln Center and Julius Klinger: Posters for a Modern Age.

The museum's café offers coffee, tea, other beverages, baked goods, and snacks with indoor seating Friday-Sunday, 11am-5pm.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

Harry Potter New York

Harry Potter New York 935 Broadway, New York, NY
FREE

Shop for the largest collection of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts products in the world from pocket money items to rare collectibles. Find exclusive lines, magical photo opportunities and lots more over three floors and over 20,000 sq. ft. Lots of fun photo ops; strike a pose inside a London phone box as if transporting yourself to the Ministry of Magic or step into Hagrid’s boots. Get one of a kind personalization including engraving a wand, embossing a journal and embroidering a house robe with your name. Guests at least 48 inches tall and 10+ years old can sign up for one of two (or both) virtual reality experiences: Chaos at Hogwarts & Wizards Take Flight

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

Eataly Flatiron

Eataly Flatiron 200 Fifth Avenue at West 24th Street, New York, NY
FREE

This large Italian marketplace has restaurants, food counters, mozzarella making, Italian groceries, housewares and a nutella bar. We love the delizioso pizza, prosciutto, pasta, rotisserie chicken…really just about everything. One of our favorite spots for chocolate and gelato. The always-lovely rooftop greenhouse restaurant SERRA by Birreria changes seasonally and is always lovely. Seating…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath)

National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) 11 East 26th Street, New York, NY
$18, $15/students, seniors, ages 2-12, free/kids under 2

Dynamic exhibits and programs stimulate inquiry, spark curiosity and reveal the wonders of mathematics. Learn about the math in patterns and structures all around us while interacting with 30-plus hands-on displays.  Fun for all ages, though many of the concepts will go over younger kids' heads HIGHLIGHTS: ✨ Play with light 🚲 Try to ride…

Suggested Ages: Adult Friendly to Adult Friendly, Adult Friendly

Disney Encanto x CAMP

Camp 110 5th Ave at E 17th St, New York, NY
$30-$48

Explore La Familia Madrigal's real-life Casita, complete with secret passages, interactive magic, live music, and surprises behind every magic door in the world’s first immersive Disney Encanto experience. A CAMP Counselor guides families through a narrative-driven adventure with games, live music, and a treasure hunt. Climb, slide, bounce, and dance through Antonio’s rainforest, Isabela’s floral…

Suggested Ages: 2 to 10

Recurring

Poster Kids: Grow It!

Poster House 119 W 23rd Street, New York, NY
FREE

In this food-focused  program, look at propaganda and advertisements from around the world featuring food. Share memories, plan meals, and write recipes in the galleries, then plant take-home gardens. For children 5–11 years old and their adults (siblings are welcome).

Suggested Ages: 4 to 12