Krispy Kreme Times Square Flagship

Krispy Kreme Times Square Flagship 1601 Broadway at West 48th Street, New York, NY
FREE

Get hot, fresh addictively delicious doughnuts 24/7 at Krispy Kreme's Times Square Flagship store. The 4,500 square-foot shop features a doughnut-making theater, a Glazed Waterfall with digital projection, a giant conveyor belt that runs throughout the store and and a doughnut themed seating area. Choose from a variety of flavors, including an exclusive Big Apple…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

Angelina Paris NYC

Angelina Paris NYC 1050 6th Ave at West 40th Street, New York, NY
$4+

Travel to Belle Epoque France at an outpost of  an iconic Parisian tea room and dessert café founded in 1903. Get pastries, macarons, the iconic Angelina hot chocolate and the signature Mont-Blanc (meringue, light whipped cream, chestnut cream vermicelli) to go, or sit in the gorgeous dining room for brunch (served all day), afternoon tea,…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

Gotham West Market

Gotham West Market 600 11th Avenue between 44th & 45th Streets Midtown, New York, New York
FREE

Sample a mix of some of best eats in the city including Blue Marble ice cream, Corner Slice’s square pizza, La Palapa's fresh tacos and more in an indoor, weather-proof hall with some patio seating. Monday-Sunday 11 am–9 pm

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog

American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog 101 Park Ave at West 41st Street, New York, NY
$15, $5/ages 11 & under

Dog-lovers can explore canine-related artwork with cutting-edge technology and interpretation, plus items from the library, archives and collection of the American Kennel Club headquarters. HIGHLIGHTS: 🐶 See canine-related paintings, ceramics and other fine art & artifacts 🐕‍🦺 Explore AKC registered breeds at an interactive table 🐩 Discover which dog breed looks most like you through…

Suggested Ages: All

The New York Public Library’s Treasures

New York Public Library 476 Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, NY
FREE

See some of the most extraordinary items from the 56 million in the New York Public Library's collections of the last 125+ years. Encounter manuscripts, artworks, letters, still and moving images, recordings, and more that bring vividly to life voices of the past. Highlight's include the stuffed inspiration for Winnie-the-Pooh and Thomas Jefferson’s handwritten copy…

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

RiseNY

RiseNY 160 West 45th Street, New York, NY
$28/ages 13+, $24/ages 3-12

Take a spectacular soaring ride for a unique bird’s-eye view tour of the Big Apple. Hang suspended 30 feet in the air and glide over NYC’s iconic skyline and landmarks while inside a 180-degree, 40-foot projection dome featuring 8K aerial footage that creates the sensation of flight. Also see a film by award-winning documentarians Ric…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

Urbanspace @ Vanderbilt

Urbanspace @ Vanderbilt East 45th Street & Vanderbilt Avenue, New York, NY
FREE

Urbanspace brings their popular outdoor markets indoor  two blocks from Grand Central in a cool historic space (with bathrooms). Sample 20 vendors including Robertas pizza, La Palapa tacos and Dough around a seating area with lots of tables. Monday - Friday 6:30 am - 8 pm Saturday 7 am - 5 pm

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

Top of the Rock

Rockefeller Center 45 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY
$40, $34/ages 6-12, free/ages 6 & under

Experience incredible views from 70 floors up. Three indoor and outdoor viewing decks offer breathtaking 360-degree views of the city - you start on the lowest deck, then head up to the better, higher views so plan your photos accordingly.

One of the best places to take in Central Park.

Learn about the fascinating history of Rockefeller Center  in the lobby and take a green screen photo on a constriction beam (optional $27 to purchase).

The decks are mostly glass enclosed so visit toward dawn or dusk for better photos with less glare.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Pier 86, West 46th Street & Twelfth Avenue, New York, NY
$36, $26/ages 5-12, free/ages 4 & under

Explore interactive exhibits, examine original artifacts, view historic video footage and more aboard an actual 1943 aircraft carrier. Lots of indoor and outdoor space to roam with tons to explore. A must for plane lovers and history/military buffs. HIGHLIGHTS: 🚁 Hands-on, interactive Exploreum 🚀 Go inside a real submarine and see a space shuttle ✈️…

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The Phantom of The Opera

Majestic Theatre 245 W 44th St, New York, NY
$38-$268

Catch the longest-running show in Broadway history before it closes in February. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s gothic mega-musical based on Gaston Leroux’s horror novel tells the story of the disfigured Phantom, who haunts the stage of the Paris Opera, obsessed with a beautiful young soprano. Elaborate sets & costumes, thrilling spectacle and an unforgettable musical score.…

Suggested Ages: 8 to 14+

Wonderland Dreams

Wonderland Dreams 529 5th Avenue at 44th St, New York, NY
$36/weekdays, $46/weekends, free/ages 2 & under

Enter the story of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland through whimsical painted art installations that play with perspectives of art and reality. Fall down the rabbit-hole into a world of giant playing cards, secret rose gardens, and multicolored mushrooms. Sit on the Queen of Hearts' throne. Ride a rocking horse in a golden field as giant…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

The Rink at Winter Village

Bryant Park 42nd Street & Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
FREE

Skate on the city's only free rink or just watch and enjoy a festive winter vibe. Online advance reservations required to skate, reservations roll out daily two weeks before skate time. * Skate rentals are $15-$45; discounted during off-peak hours and dates. Helmets also availble ($6).  Penguin skate aids available for younger kids ($22,…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

The Rink at Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller Center 45 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY
$21-$38/ages 6+ $11-$19/ages 5 & under, $11/skate rental

Take a spin on the world's most famous ice rink. This urban rink is one of the smallest and most expensive in the city, but the iconic location is pure magic.

Register for timed tickets in advance, online. Admission varies widely by day and time, so go early in the day, week and…
Suggested Ages: 3 to 14+, Adult Friendly

Cozy Igloos

Bryant Park 42nd Street & Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
$200-$500

Enjoy festive food and drinks in personal heated igloos, just steps from the iconic ice skating, surrounded by midtown skyscrapers. Family Packages ($215/up to 4 guests, $430/up to 8 guests) include a carafe of hot chocolate or salted caramel hot apple cider, chicken fingers or hot dogs or Bavarian pretzel, crispy French Fries with…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

& Juliet

Stephen Sondheim Theatre 124 W 43rd St, New York, NY
$89-$338

Romeo's Juliet ditches her famous ending for a fresh beginning in a funny, feminist take on Shakespeare featuring iconic pop anthems by hitmaker Max Martin. Songs from the ‘90s through today - including hits from Backstreet Boys, Bon Jovi, Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Kesha, Ariana Grande and The Weeknd - are woven into a clever…

Suggested Ages: 6 to 14+

NYC Must-See Week

Various Locations Throughout NYC, New York, NY
FREE

Jan 17-Feb 12, snag 2-for-1 tickets to many of NYC's iconic attractions, museums, tours and performing arts. Use promo code  MSW23 online for most venues; see nycgo.com for details. Save on these family faves - click on links for more info. MUSEUMS * Cooper Hewitt * Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

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

Museum of Broadway

Museum of Broadway 145 W 55th St, New York, NY
$39, $29/students

Explore Broadway's rich history, the behind-the-scenes and its game changers at a new interactive and experiential museum. 🎭 Travel through the timeline of Broadway from its birth to present day with costumes, props and memorabilia 🎭 Pose in recreated sets from favorite Broadway shows 🎭 Get a behind-the-scenes look at all the jobs that make a…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

 Summit One Vanderbilt

Grand Central Terminal 87 East 42nd Street Midtown, New York, New York
$34+/adults, $28+/ages 6-12, free/ages 5 & under

Closed through Feb 1 Visit the highest viewing point in midtown Manhattan at am immersive observatory experience featuring multiple unique experiences. Experience a trippy mix of transparency and reflectivity in mirrored observatory 'Air,'  an immersive art experience designed by Kenzo Digital. Sort of like an infinity room with cityscapes. See yourself above the clouds -…

Suggested Ages: All

Furry Friday with The Play That Goes Wrong

American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog 101 Park Ave at West 41st Street, New York, NY
$20/human, $5/dog

Roam the galleries with fellow dog owners and lovers during American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog's pet friendly hours. Help off-Broadway production The Play That Goes Wrong look for their canine actor, Winston. Enter to win free tickets to the production, dress up as their favorite characters, and explore the history of dogs…

Suggested Ages: All

Hip Hop Cinderella

The New Victory Theater 209 West 42nd Street, New York, NY
$20-$45

A constellation of rapping styles—melodic, braggadocio, battle rap— and a sassy robot sidekick tell the timeless classic with a cheeky, inventive, time-warping twist. The galaxy has lost its groove, and so has Cinderella! Growing up on Planet Centra, she felt as limitless as the stars, but now her jealous stepmother and two selfish stepsisters have…

Suggested Ages: 7 to 14+

Bumper Cars on Ice

Bryant Park 42nd Street & Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
$20-$25
Glide, bump and spin on inflatable bumper cars on a portion of the Rink at Winter Village. Can be a high speed dizzy thrill depending on how you use your joysticks. Rides are only 10 minutes but still lots of fun.
Riders must be 7…
Suggested Ages: 7 to 14+
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Watson Adventures’ Grand Central Scramble Family Scavenger Hunt

Grand Central Terminal 87 East 42nd Street Midtown, New York, New York
$24, $17.50/ages 7-17

Kids and adults work together to uncover the secrets of this amazing train station. Go nuts in the Whispering Gallery, spot surprises in the stars in the “sky,” find TV celebs in the fabulous food court, stand on fish under an upside-down tree in the Grand Central Market, learn the arrival time of a “ghost”…

Suggested Ages: 7 to 14+
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Ice Theatre of New York Pop Up Concerts

Bryant Park 42nd Street & Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
FREE

Watch innovative ice dance at free performances by Ice Theatre of New York at the Bryant Park ice rink. Reserve your own skate time, shop, eat and more at Winter Village.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

Stuffy Storytime

American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog 101 Park Ave at West 41st Street, New York, NY
$15, $5/ages 11 & under

Join American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog for a storytime program on Wednesday mornings before opening. Bring a favorite stuffed dog along for a fun adventure listening to a dog themed story, learning about different dog breeds, and completing a dog related art activity. Designed for 2-8 year olds and an adult learning partner,…

Suggested Ages: All

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Baobab

The New Victory Theater 209 West 42nd Street, New York, NY
$20-$45
A percussion-filled fable about a boy’s heroic quest to save his village from drought features music from Mali and Senegal, puppets large and small, one naughty monkey and a witch with an itch to dance. Hear the djembe drums dance and the ngoni’s strings sing as the griots tell you a…
Suggested Ages: 4 to 7
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Intrepid Early Morning Openings

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Pier 86, West 46th Street & Twelfth Avenue, New York, NY
FREE

The Intrepid Museum opens its doors early for autistic children (ages 3-18) and their families so they can experience the Museum in a sensory-friendly environment. Educators lead short, interactive tours designed for all learners, as well as drop-in art activities and structured social/play opportunities. Register online in advance. See our guide to the Intrepid…

Suggested Ages: 5 to 14+

Intrepid Access Family Program

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Pier 86, West 46th Street & Twelfth Avenue, New York, NY
FREE

In a monthly program for kids ages 5-18 with learning and developmental disabilities, families take a guided, interactive tour of the Museum and participate in art-making activities that everyone can enjoy. Register online in advance. See our guide to the Intrepid Museum.

Suggested Ages: 5 to 14+