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.
* 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.
Wednesday–Monday 10 am – 6:00 pm
Pay What You Wish 5 – 6 pm
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,…More info
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…More info
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…More info
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.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