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Emanu-El Downtown New Year Festival

Emanu-El Downtown New Year Festival

Sep 18 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Emanu-El Downtown
440 West 21st Street
New York, NY

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Suggested Ages: All

FREE

Join Emanu-El Downtown for a New Year Festival for kids and their grown-ups. Enjoy book reading and illustration workshop with author Ann Koffsky (Kayla and Kugel), some dancing with Ramblin’ Dan, the New York Bee Sanctuary, apples and honey tasting, arts and crafts, and more.

Admission is free, advanced reservation required. 5+ must have proof of vaccination. Open to all.

The Living Portrait of NYC

A 10,000 sq ft multi-media, multi-sensory experience that comes to life in four rooms filled with real New York stories all told through stunning film, music, and audio plus surprise live performances. Includes a diverse group of over a dozen performers from all boroughs, including subway artists, Moth storytellers, dancers, puppeteers, balloon artists, jazz musicians…

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Creative Breaks on Little Island

Visit  Little Island for weekly artmaking, dance, storytime music and more activities for all ages with teaching artists and guest organizations like The GIANT Room, Oye Group, Free Black Women’s Library, New Victory Theater, Alvin Ailey, Greenwich House Music School and Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art

Stop by the Art Cart for DIY…

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Live Music at Chelsea Market

Enjoy live music from local musicians outside Chelsea Market, which also has great food options.

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Explore with Street Labs

Explore urban nature and draw what you see at a hands-on science exhibit located outside Chelsea Market on 10th Ave, between 15th and 16th streets, Featuring local specimens of all kinds.

See our guide to Chelsea Market

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Little Island

Explore nature and art on a unique floating green space on the Hudson River.

* Enjoy diverse horticulture, welcoming seating lawns, winding paths leading to spectacular views, and a variety of spaces for performing arts, relaxation and play. Make music on a variety of percussion installations and play with a spinning optical illusion.

* Restrooms…

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Chelsea Waterside Playground

The newly designed play area features a giant, multi-colored, one-of-a-kind, Robinia wood pipefish plus water features incorporating limestone cattle head sculptures reclaimed from historic meatpacking district business New York Butchers’ Dressed Meat Company.

Near the new must-see Little Island and Pier 62 Carousel.

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