Conservatory Gardens

Conservatory Garden Fifth Avenue between 104th & 105th Streets Upper East Side, New York, New York
FREE

Enter the magnificent 1894 Vanderbilt Gate to Central Park’s only formal garden, a six-acre oasis within an oasis with European charm. Climb onto the wisteria pergola in the Italianate Center Garden overlooking a yew hedges-bordered large lawn and 12-foot jet fountain. To the north, the French-style garden offers spectacular seasonal displays of tulips and Korean…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

Museum of the City of New York

Museum of the City of New York 1220 Fifth Avenue at 105th Street, New York, NY
$20, $14/students & seniors, free/ages 19 & under

Explore the greatest city in the world at this small museum with a big collection of theater artifacts, furniture, toys, paintings, sculpture and photos arranged into exhibits that entertain and educate all ages. HIGHLIGHTS: ✨ Dangling light installation above the spiral staircase 🌆 Multimedia New York at Its Core 🪧 Inspiring Activist New York

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

Cooper Hewitt Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum 2 East 91st Street, New York, NY
$16/adults, free/ages 18 & under

Explore innovative design through the centuries, play designer on high resolution touchscreen tables with very cool electronic 'pens,' in a stunning 19th-century mansion turned into a high-tech, interactive dream for all ages. HIGLIGHTS: 🎨 Create and go inside digital wallpaper in the Immersion Room 🌀 Rock around in the Spun chairs in the basement CURRENT EXHIBITS:…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

The Jewish Museum

The Jewish Museum 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, New York, NY
$18/adults, free/ages 18 & under

Explore the global Jewish experience through works of fine art, Judaica, antiquities, folk art, ceremonial objects, and broadcast media intelligently organized in gorgeous galleries. HIGHLIGHTS: ✡️ Centuries spanning, thematically grouped Scenes From the Collection CURRENT EXHIBITS: 🏙  Pop-art & groovy fashion in New York: 1962-1964(closes Jan 8) ⭐️ Pick up Kids Gallery…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

Food in New York: Bigger Than the Plate

Museum of the City of New York 1220 Fifth Avenue at 105th Street, New York, NY
$20, $14/students & seniors, free/ages 19 & under

Explore NYC's raucous restaurant scene; its ubiquitous street food; the current activist efforts to source food locally; the world's largest food market in Hunts Point; and the artists, thinkers, and designers who are imagining new sustainable ways to relate to food. Anchored around issues of sustainability, labor justice, and equitable access to food, the show…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

Immersion Room

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum 2 East 91st Street, New York, NY
$18/adults, free/ages 18 & under

Go inside your design in the kid-favorite Immersion Room (formerly Margaret Carnegie’s bedroom). Create digital wallpaper  – or chose from an amazing assortment in the museum’s collection covering hundreds of years and a range of styles – and project them onto the wall from floor to ceiling—for a vibrant, impactful, immersive experience. Experiment with scaling,…

Suggested Ages: All
Recurring

Reynier Leyva Novo: Methuselah & DOMESTICANX

El Museo Del Barrio 1230 Fifth Avenue at E 105th St, New York, NY
$9/adults, $5/students & seniors, free/ages 11 & under (suggested)

Butterfly fans can virtually follow the transnational migratory journey of a single monarch butterfly in Reynier Leyva Novo: Methuselah, a digital artwork by the Cuban-born and Houston based artist Reynier Levya Novo. Tracking its travel from southern Canada across the United States to Mexico Find familiar items like beds, flowers and portraits in the paintings,…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

El Museo Del Barrio

El Museo Del Barrio 1230 Fifth Avenue at E 105th St, New York, NY
$9/adults, $5/students & seniors, free/ages 11 & under (suggested)

This lively museum focuses on the art and culture of Puerto Ricans and all Latin Americans in the United States. Small and friendly with great family programming and interesting artworks in a range of genres. HIGHLIGHTS: 🖼 Vibrant Latino art organized into six thematic sections: Urban Experiences, Expanded Graphics, African and Indigenous Heritages, Craft Intersection,…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

Deconstructing Power: W. E. B. Du Bois at the 1900 World’s Fair

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum 2 East 91st Street, New York, NY
$16/adults, free/ages 18 & under

See  innovative data visualizations that W. E. B. Du Bois created for the 1900 Paris World’s Fair alongside decorative arts from Cooper Hewitt’s permanent collection. For the Exhibit of American Negroes, Du Bois and his Atlanta University students made 63 hand-drawn diagrams that used shape, line, and color to showcase the success Black Americans had achieved…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

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

Celebration of Math presented by the Russian School of Mathematics

RSM Upper East - 1st Ave 1745 First Avenue at e 91st St, New York, NY
FREE

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.…

Suggested Ages: All

Kindness Crafting Club

The Craft Studio 1657 Third Avenue at E 93rd St, New York, NY
$62.50

Make tie dye party shirts to cheer up kids fighting cancer - and shop for your own tie dye apparel with The Craft Studio in partnership with Tie Dye For A Good Cause. The cost for participants will help cover supplies and staffing but The Craft Studio will be proud to donate any leftover funds…

Suggested Ages: All

Coquí Club: Honoring Black & Afro-Latinx Artists

El Museo Del Barrio 1230 Fifth Avenue at E 105th St, New York, NY
FREE

Join an interactive, bilingual program facilitated by El Museo museum educators with storytelling, discussion and an art making project. February is an opportunity to honor and highlight the accomplishments of many Black leaders in the community. Learn bout special Black and Afro-Latinx artists and explore a little more about their identities as Black and Latino.…

Suggested Ages: 3 to 5
Recurring

Family Concert: Brady Rymer and The Little Band That Could, + Studio Art Session

The Jewish Museum 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, New York, NY
$18, free/ages 18 & under

Groove with Grammy-nominated Brady Rymer and The Little Band That Could. Dance to rootsy, accordion-laced pop and rock music, as well as songs from the albums Under The Big Umbrella and Love Me For Who I Am where individuality is celebrated across abilities and kindness wins the day. From 11:30 am-3 pm, drop into Studio Art Session to…

Suggested Ages: All