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Saturday, April 1

Connected Worlds

April 1, 2017 @ 10:00 am - December 31, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
New York Hall of Science
Flushing Meadow-Corona Park Queens

Explore a fantastical animated world where your actions – gestures, movements, and decisions – impact how well the world is kept in balance. Six magical, computer generated habitats: jungle, desert, wetlands, river valley, reservoir, and grasslands -have their own trees, plants, and animals, but they share a common supply of water. The habitats are fed by a central waterfall that is projected 38-ft high in the exhibitions and flows out across an interactive floor that spans 2,300 square feet. As…

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Chow: Making the Chinese American Restaurant

July 1, 2017 @ 8:00 am - December 31, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
The Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD)
62 Bayard Street Brooklyn

This exhibit celebrates the birth and evolution of Chinese American restaurants, tracing their nearly 170-year history and sparking conversation about food culture, immigration, and what it means to be American. See a timeline of Chinese menus from 1910 to the present, enjoy tastings created by the country’s most talented Chinese American chefs, and try a treat from a continuously operating 1,500-pound fortune cookie machine.

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Let’s Dance!

July 1, 2017 @ 10:00 am - December 31, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM)
212 West 83rd Street between Broadway & Amsterdam Upper West Side

Bounce, glide or leap in an exciting exhibition/dance space designed to introduce children and families to the delights of dance as an art form, as an expression of diverse cultures and traditions, and as a healthy physical activity. Interact with an immersive video projection dome dance portal to learn with professional, community, and student dance companies from New York and abroad. Create multi-color shadow dances on the “stage” while exploring lighting design with a child-friendly lighting box. Choreograph a series…

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MoMA Art Lab: Nature

January 1, 2018 @ 10:30 am - December 31, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
4 West 53rd Street Midtown

Visitors of all ages can discover how artists and designers are inspired by the natural world in a new multisensory installation. Beautiful discovery boxes contain creative activities related to seashells, grass, butterflies, etc. inspired by works in the galleries. Also lots of gorgeous books, building toys and multimedia projects that appeal to all ages (including this mom – I made a cool flower-inspired chair prototype). Great play spot for bad weather days (or good weather – it’s right next to…

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Friday, March 9

Color Factory

March 9, 2018 @ 9:00 am - August 31, 2019 @ 10:00 am
Hotel Manisses
251 Spring Street Soho/Tribeca/LES

Truly interactive colorful pop-up with fun activities and sweet treats in sixteen unique rooms designed by different artists was recently refreshed with new paint and new balls in the giant ball pit. Lots of bright fun for all ages including a conveyor belt of rainbow colored macarons, a high-tech room for disco dancing, colorful drumming and a giant blue ball pit. My daughter especially enjoyed an activity where we drew each other with our eyes closed and picked the colors of…

$38, free/ages 2 & under
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Monday, March 12

Unseen Oceans

March 12, 2018 @ 10:00 am - August 18, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
American Museum of Natural History
West 81st Street & Central Park West Upper West Side

Explore the alien world lies hidden beneath the sunlit surface of the ocean in a fascinating, interactive exhibition. Encounter giant sea creatures on a life-size screen, go on on a vertical journey through marine environments at different depths, sit inside a scale model Triton submersible, and learn about new technologies and research.

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Friday, April 20

Hive

April 20, 2018 @ 12:00 am - December 31, 2019 @ 11:59 pm
Broadway-Lafayette Subway Station
Broadway & Lafayette

Watch rainbow lights dance across hexagonal honeycomb shapes on the ceiling of the Bleecker Street Station in a light installation by Leo Villareal.

FREE
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Friday, April 27

Dolce & Gabbana ‘Clubhouse for Millennials’

April 27, 2018 @ 11:00 am - December 31, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Dolce & Gabbana
155 Mercer Street Soho/Tribeca/LES

Dolce & Gabbana painted the bricks of a restored 19th-century fire station gold and pastel rainbow in honor of colorful NYC kids. Also find lots of leopard print, graffitied sofas, see-through stairs and other fine decor and clothes.

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Monday, April 30

Mural Outside Fluevog

April 30, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - December 31, 2019 @ 6:59 pm
Fluevog New York
250 Mulberry Street Soho/Tribeca/LES

Colorful florals decorate the wall outside a shoe store with fun funky shoes. A poster with a shoe telling us to ‘Choose Love’ might lead to philosophical questions about the emotional ability of footwear.

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Tuesday, May 1

The Peace Fountain & Children’s Sculpture Garden

May 1, 2018 @ 5:00 am - December 31, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Avenue at West 112th Street Upper West Side

See charming small bronze animal sculptures created by K-12 students from NYC and tri-state area around a 40-foot high bronze sculpture by Cathedral Artist-in-Residence Greg Wyatt that weaves together several representations of the conflict between good and evil. Also look for peacocks roaming around the lovely grands of the grand Cathedral.

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Saturday, June 2

Art, Artists & You

June 2, 2018 @ 6:00 am - December 31, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM)
212 West 83rd Street between Broadway & Amsterdam Upper West Side

In a dynamic, hands-on environment, watch, follow, collaborate with, and take inspiration from working contemporary artists in studio workspaces. Explore the work of a diverse set of artists who work with materials and techniques such as assemblage/collage, fiber arts, technology/new media and paper.

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Wednesday, June 20

WTC Street Murals

June 20, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - December 31, 2019 @ 6:59 pm
World Trade Center
Fulton & Greenwich Lower Manhattan

Street artists from around the world vibrantly transformed the streets surrounding the newly-opened 3 World Trade Center with fun, colorful murals, bringing love and joy to a place of mourning.

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Wednesday, June 27

Jim Henson’s World

June 27, 2018 @ 10:00 am - June 27, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
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Museum of Moving Image
36-01 35th Avenue at 37 Street

Explore Jim Henson’s groundbreaking work for film and television and his transformative impact on popular culture and learn how Henson and his team of builders, performers, and writers brought to life the enduringly popular worlds of The Muppet Show, Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock, The Dark Crystal, and Labyrinth. Among the nearly 300 objects on view are 47 puppets—including Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Rowlf, The Swedish Chef, Statler, Big Bird, Elmo, Cantus Fraggle, and other popular favorites—character sketches, storyboards, scripts,…

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Sunday, July 1

Vandal Gummy at 4WTC

July 1, 2018 @ 5:00 am - December 31, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
4 World Trade Center
150 Greenwich Street Lower Manhattan

Wonder at how a giant gummy bear ended up in a prison mugshot, gripping an identity placard in between his gelatin paws in this lobby installation by WhIsBe.

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Vandal Gummy

July 1, 2018 @ 8:00 am - December 31, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Castle Fitzjohns Gallery
98 Orchard Street Soho/Tribeca/LES

Wonder at how beloved sugary treats ended up in a prison mugshots, gripping identity placard in between gelatin paws in WhIsBe’s striking work sculptures and prints. Also take a photo with a mirror with a neon ‘Guns don’t kill people, selfies do.’

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Tuesday, July 3

Ocean Wonders: Sharks!

July 3, 2018 @ 6:00 am - December 31, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
New York Aquarium
Surf Avenue & West 8th Street Brooklyn

See over 115 marine species, including 18 different kinds of sharks and rays, in a new immersive exhibition with hands-on educational features. (The sharks are safely behind glass!)

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Tuesday, July 31

Dubuffet Sculpture

July 31, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - December 31, 2019 @ 6:59 pm
Fosun Plaza
28 Liberty Street Lower Manhattan

An office tower plaza features a dynamic Jean Dubuffet sculpture and a peaceful Noguchi rock garden fountain.

FREE
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Wednesday, August 1

World Brooklyn

August 1, 2018 @ 6:00 am - December 31, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Brooklyn Children’s Museum
145 Brooklyn Avenue Brooklyn

Play in kid-sized shops based on the real ones you find in neighborhoods across Brooklyn. Be a shopkeeper, baker, grocer, shopper, designer, performer, and builder in diverse communities. We really liked serving Italian pizza and assembling African style chairs.

Free with museum admission
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Wednesday, August 8

The Winky Lux Experience

August 8, 2018 @ 6:00 am - December 31, 2019 @ 2:30 pm
The Winky Lux Experience
430 West Broadway Soho/Tribeca/LES

Enter seven transportive rooms celebrating Winky Lux magical beauty moments including an infinity room, tea party table, life-size zen gardens and a tiny yellow ball pit. Very small but fun and the staff is super friendly. Redeem your admission fee for an almost sheer Flower Balm that’s perfect for young lips.

$10, can be used as a credit towards a product purchase
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Friday, August 31

Kobra Street Art Gandhi & Mother Teresa Mural

August 31, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - December 31, 2019 @ 6:59 pm
18th Street & Tenth Avenue
West 18th Street & Tenth Avenue Chelsea/Meatpacking

Humanitarians Mother Teresa and Mahatma Gandhi Brazilian are depicted facing each other in street artist Eduardo Kobra’s colorful harlequin-pattern mural.

FREE
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