High Line

Gansevoort Plaza Ninth Avenue at Gansevort Street, New York, NY
FREE

Take a stroll on the unique public park built on a historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side. * Lots of nature, art installations & cool design incorporating elements of the original rail line. * Look for interesting architecture and watch taxis and pedestrians below the 10th Avenue overlook at 17th…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

Smörgås Chef

Scandinavia House 58 Park Avenue at East 38th Street Midtown, New York, New York
FREE

Try a variety of farm-to-table Scandinavian sandwiches, salads, appetizers, entrées and pastries in a nature-inspired space brimming with hygge. No kids menu and a little serene (maybe go during off hours) but all ages love those breads and meatball.

Suggested Ages:

Mercado Little Spain

Hudson Yards 30 Hudson Yards, New York, NY
FREE

Experience the delicious diversity of foods and drinks from all corners of Spain. Get a quick bite from the food kiosks around tables in a bustling area inspired by Spain's historic market halls, go tot he plaza for a picnic or sit down at full-service restaurants.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

Zoo on Park Avenue

Murray Hill Park Avenue between 34th and 38th Streets, New York, NY
FREE

Look for colorful, polygonal shaped animal sculptures by world-renowned artist Idriss B. including Rexor the Tyrannosaurus Rex, Mojo the Gorilla, Baloo the Bear, Manny the Mammoth, and more, on Park Avenue between 34th and 38th Streets.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

Empire State Building

Empire State Building 20 West 34th Street, New York, NY
$42/adults, $38/kids

Play tourist at New York’s most famous open-air observatory. Take advantage of 360° views on the 86th Floor; see all of NYC including the Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park, the Statue of Liberty and so much more. For an extra $33, take a glass elevator to the reimagined 102nd floor with unmatched, floor-to-ceiling views stretching up…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

The Morgan Library & Museum

The Morgan Library & Museum 225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street, New York, NY
$22/adults, $13/students, free/ages 12 & under

The stunning former private library of Gilded Age financier Pierpont Morgan, joined with other historic buildings and modern steel-and-glass pavilions, houses rare manuscripts, books, drawings and prints. HIGHLIGHTS: 📚 J. Pierpont Morgan's magnificent Library, straight out of of the Beast's castle CURRENT EXHIBITS: 🌹 Original book art in  The Little Prince: Taking Flight ⛵️…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

Sky Skate at the Edge

Hudson Yards 30 Hudson Yards, New York, NY
$36/adults, $31/ages 6-12, free/ages 5 & under

Look 100 stories down from the highest outdoor sky deck in the Western Hemisphere with with 360-degree views of the Statue of Liberty, Central Park and beyond. Lean out over the city on angled glass walls and relax in a large lounge with food and drinks available for purchase.

Brave teens & adults can scale the outside of the building, more than 1,200 feet above the ground with City Climb (ages 13+, $185).

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

The Little Prince: Taking Flight

The Morgan Library & Museum 225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street, New York, NY
$22/adults, $13/students, free/ages 12 & under

The Morgan holds the original manuscript and art for one of the world’s most widely read and cherished books, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince (1943). Writing in exile during the second World War, Saint-Exupéry distilled his experience as a pilot into the unforgettable fictive landscape of The Little Prince—a world of wise creatures,…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

The Rink at Manhattan West

Manhattan West Plaza 401-397 9th Ave at West 31st Street, New York, NY
$20-$22/60-minute session, $5-$8/skate rental

Ice skate at a small outdoor rink in the public plaza situated of Manhattan West. Skate aids available for small beginners ($15-$18).  Private instruction from Olympians Melissa Gregory and Denis Petukhov available. Sessions are 1 hour and in designated time slots. Prices are higher on weekend & holidays. Near sparkly Hudson Yards and a…

Suggested Ages: 3 to 14+, Adult Friendly

Holidays at Candytopia

Candytopia 111 W 32rd Street at Sixth Avenut, New York, NY
$36/adults; $29/ages 4-12, free/ages 3 & under

Candy Land comes to life in a 24,000 square feet interactive art installation made of candy. Find favorite sugarcoated delights throughout over 17 colorful environments including a confetti room with candy-farting pigs, a zipline, New York-inspired candy artwork, an infinity mirror room, Sugar High Theater and a marshmallow pit. Remind your kids the marshmallows are…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

Living Lantern

Garment District Plazas Broadway between 39th & 40th Streets, New York, NY
FREE

An oversized, illuminating kinetic lantern infuses the Garment District's Broadway plazas with changing colors. As the wind fuels its movements, the lantern comes to life, with its outer membranes opening and closing, allowing light to filter from its core and animate light sequences to infuse the space with flowing colors. Standing at nearly 14 feet…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

Recurring

Family First Saturdays: Exhibition Tour and Storytime at the Morgan

The Morgan Library & Museum 225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street, New York, NY
$22/adults, $13/students, free/ages 12 & under

Leap off the page with this new family program geared towards younger readers. Enjoy a family tour of the exhibitions Ashley Bryan & Langston Hughes: Sail Away and The Little Prince: Taking Flight followed by a live picture book storytime. Recommended for families and children ages 4–8.

Suggested Ages: 4 to 8
Recurring

Lunar New Year Performances

Hudson Yards 30 Hudson Yards, New York, NY
FREE

Celebrate Lunar New Year with traditional lion dances and ribbon-twirling performances by The New York Chinese Cultural Center. Enjoy other Lunar New Year art and promotions any day.

Performances at 1 pm, 3 pm & 5 pm.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly