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Cooper Hewitt

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August 18 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 30, 2022

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

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Suggested Ages: All

$18/adults, Free/ages 18 & under

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.

* Designing Peace  features design projects from around the world that look at ways to create and sustain more durable peaceful interactions

* 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. Yura on Madison a few blocks north has great savory and sweet take-out plus outdoor tables.

🛍 Browse the cool gift shop for toys, books, housewares and more well-designed items.

🌳 Across the street from the fascinating Jewish Museum and Central Park.

Wednesday–Monday 10 am – 6:00 pm
Pay What You Wish 5 – 6 pm

Central Park Conservancy Film Festival

See screenings of documentary films on a big screen in Central Park. Presented by by National Geographic.

Tuesday, August 16: The Territory (premiere screening)

Wednesday, August 17: America’s National Parks

Thursday, August 18: Fire of Love

Friday. August 19: JANE

Gates open at 6:30 pm. Pre-show programming and music from 6:30 pm until film…

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Free Shakespeare in the Park: As You Like It

Public Works’ joyful musical production of Shakespeare’s As You Like It is a treat for all ages. Catchy songs by Shaina Taub interspersed with abridged , well-acted excerpts from Shakespeare’s play tell the story of (modern-dress) aristocrats banished to the Forest of Arden, where they discover a community of acceptance and transformational love. A diverse…

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Catch-and-Release Fishing

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.

See our guide to Central Park.

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The DiscOasis

Central Park’s Wollman Rink transforms into a glittering roller-disco paradise with art installations, photo ops, and soundscapes curated by Groovemaster Nile Rodgers. Skate and dance on a beautiful rainbow rink among pretty trees (though unshaded; bring water & sunscreen).

From 10:00am-4:30pm, book one-hour or three-hour open skating sessions. From 5:30-10:00pm, enjoy dazzling lights, live DJs,…

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Ancient Playground

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…

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Billy Johnson Playground

This rustic playground hosts an amazing 45-foot granite slide nestled into a rocky hill, bucket and tire swings, and an amphitheater and miniature stone bridge made of natural materials like plants, stone, and wood at a child’s scale.

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