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Color Factory

color-factory

March 9, 2018 @ 9:00 am - August 31, 2019 @ 10:00 am

Hotel Manisses

251 Spring Street Soho/Tribeca/LES

Soho/Tribeca/LES

$38, free/ages 2 & under

Truly interactive colorful pop-up with fun activities and sweet treats in sixteen unique rooms designed by different artists was recently refreshed with new paint and new balls in the giant ball pit. Lots of bright fun for all ages including a conveyor belt of rainbow colored macarons, a high-tech room for disco dancing, colorful drumming and a giant blue ball pit. My daughter especially enjoyed an activity where we drew each other with our eyes closed and picked the colors of each other’s essences. The 1 year old we were with loved playing with ombre balloon balls by a giant fan.

An all-ages adventure for babies to grown-ups. More well designed, thoughtful and less crowded than many other pop-ups with activities, not just photo-ops (though plenty of those, and we love the strategically placed cameras with timers. You move though rooms sequentially in small groups so it’s easy to keep track of kids. Stop by anytime for a free neighborhood guide for self-guided adventures around the neighborhood including the so fun  Circle Game mural.

Storied Stories

Poet Scott Raven and artist Josefina Hernandez join forces to tell multi-level, interactive “Storied Stories” with words and pictures. Together they look through windows, open doors, and climb the rooftops of our imaginations to bring heARTfelt tales of family fun and adventure. With wit, humor and wonder, these carefully woven tales will bring the Museum’s exhibits to life.

Russ & Daughters

Nosh on smoked fish platters, bagels and bialys, knishes, egg creams and more Jewish-American classic foods plus modern salads (and babka french toast!) at the new Jewish Museum outpost of iconic Lower East Side appetizing shop. Take it to go to eat in Central Park and relax in the lovely cafe. Museum admission not required.

Kellogg’s NYC

Fuel up with custom cereal bowls with unlimited toppings, play board games and swing in hammocks in a sunny space featuring murals of favorite cereal box characters .

Levain Bakery

Everything is baked on-site throughout the day at this cozy bakery, from an array of rustic breads to the world-famous six-ounce chocolate chip walnut cookie. We are constantly debating the merits of these versus the equally giant dark chocolate peanut butter chip cookies, and the whole wheat walnut raisin rolls are also yummy (and a little healthier). Tourists sometimes line up down the block at original location on West 74th Street, but this new nearby outpost is less crowded with…