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Cooper Hewitt


November 13 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until November 29, 2021

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY

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Suggested Ages: All


See gorgeous historic and contemporary design in a stunning 19th-century mansion turned into a high-tech, interactive dream for all ages.

* Go inside your design in the kid-favorite Wallpaper Immersion Room. Create digital wallpaper  – or chose from an amazing assortment in the museum’s collection – and project them onto the walls at full scale. My kids could do this all day.

* Explore iconic Floridian prints in Suzie Zuzek for Lilly Pulitzer: The Artist Behind an Iconic Fashion Brand, 1962-1985. Look for lots of colors, flowers, and creatures  in 35 original watercolor and gouache design drawings by Zuzek, alongside finished screen-printed textiles and some of the fashions that made them famous.

* No tickets needed to lounge on high-design, kid-friendly furniture (including super-fun spinning chairs) in the tranquil garden & terrace, get pizza, panini, salads and biscotti in the museum’s cafe Tarallucci e Vino or browse the cool gift shop.

* Yura on Madison a few blocks north has great savory and sweet take-out plus outdoor tables. Across the street from the fascinating Jewish Museum and Central Park.

* Admission is free for all through Nov 29; timed-entry tickets required. A limited number of tickets also available for walk-ins.

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