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.
Borrow fishing poles for catch-and-release fishing at the Harlem Meer. Try to hook largemouth bass, pumpkinseed sunfish, bluegill sunfish, carp, and chain pickerel.
Poles plus instructions and bait (corn kernels) available at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, on the north shore of the Meer.
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Central Park’s Wollman Rink transforms into a glittering roller-disco paradise. with art installations, photo ops, and soundscapes curated by Groovemaster Nile Rodgers.
From 10:00am-4:30pm, book one-hour or three-hour open skating sessions. From 5:30-10:00pm, enjoy dazzling lights, live DJs, and a musical show with a cast of roller-skating performers. Tickets include 2 hours of skate time,…More info
The historic, cozy Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre is back in action with modern take on Sleeping Beauty. Marionettes and music tells the story of Daisy, a lively little girl living in the heart of New York City in an apartment overlooking Central Park. At Daisy’s much-anticipated birthday party, she encounters three special guests, known as…More info
The Public Theater’s Free Shakespeare in the Park returns with Richard III. One of Shakespeare’s most indelible villains, Richard is determined to be King. Following his lust for power and the throne, he manipulates, kidnaps, and kills all who stand between him and his throne, using brilliant words and dark charm to conceal his dismantling…More info
This big playground invokes Egyptian themes with climbable pyramids, a large sand lot and a spray shower that represents Egypt’s Nile River in reference to the ancient Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art next door. Lots of slides, tunnels and concrete bridges plus bucket, tire and strap swings are perfect for…More info