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The Plaza Hotel
Fifth Avenue at 59th Street Midtown
New York, New York

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Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly


Walk around 32 illuminated, animated animal sculptures, hand-crafted-in-Brooklyn by the artisans of Harlequin Designs, at the Pulitzer Fountain (764 Central Park South across from The Plaza Hotel) and look for giant toys sculptures along Fifth Avenue.

Jim Rennert: in New York

Look for 10 of Jim Rennert’s colossal bronze figures throughout midtown Manhattan, plus see mid-sized bronze sculptures, drawings, and studies for his monumental sculptures at Cavalier Galleries.

Positioned throughout the bustling city streets, one figure pauses to look at his watch, considering the importance of timing, while another raises his hand to signal a moment…

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Ellen Gronemeyer

See nineteen sparkling, densely painted paintings by Berlin-based artist Ellen Gronemeyer, with turbulent surfaces, dark yet luminous compositions. Look for a mermaid (or is it a merman?), a dog, a reclining youth, a snake, a drinker, a melting ice cube, and a couple of close-up faces with layers of heavy paint in byzantium purple, golden…

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Alexander Calder: Modern from the Start

Take a deep dive into the full breadth of Alexander Calder’s career and inventiveness win a survey of early wire and wood figures, works on paper, jewelry, mobiles in motion, and monumental abstract sculptures, the exhibition

Calder’s work was first exhibited at MoMA in 1930, just months after the Museum opened its doors. Throughout MoMA’s…

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Always exciting and decidedly kid-friendly, the Museum of Modern Art has spacious galleries and engaging exhibits.

* Feel the joy of the rainbow Sol Lewitt murals, relax in the lovely sculpture garden, find a helicopter in a stairwell and see modern masterpieces including paintings by Claude Monet, Henri Matisse, Piet Mondrian, Pablo Picasso and Vincent…

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The Radio City Christmas Spectacular

This truly spectacular show is back! A fun treat for all ages, even toddlers, with fabulous dancing by the talented Rockettes, dazzling costumes, special effects, camels, sheep and Santa Clause (many, many Santa Clauses in one of our favorite numbers). Includes a 10-minute Nutcracker section danced by giant bears that little kids love.

* The…

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Broadway Under The Stars

Enjoy live performances featuring the casts of Broadway shows under the colorful lights of Holiday Under the Stars. On the second floor.

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Heckscher Playground

Central Park’s largest playground features a shaded area with swings and slides, a large, maze-like climbers, seasonal water features, sloped turf, a large sandbox area, low monkey bars, tunnels, ramps and (our favorite) giant rocks to climb. Plus a spacious bathroom.

Face painters, musicians and giant bubble makers often congregate at the entrance.

Take a…

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