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Wednesday, May 25
Oasis-with-a-view Governors Island is just a short ferry ride away. Lots of room to roam and play on this 172 acre former military post. * Relax in Hammock Grove’s cozy hammocks (and say hello to sheep), find breathtaking 360-degree views in The Hills and camp out in Adirondack chairs at Picnic Point. Throughout the island…Suggested Ages: All
Join educator-led apartment tours inside two historic tenement buildings and walking tours within the Lower East Side neighborhood to learn about immigrant experience in the United States. Explore historically restored apartments and discover how immigrants and migrants lived on the Lower East Side in the 19th and 20th centuries. Glean insights from educators who offer…Suggested Ages: 5 to 14+, Adult Friendly
Learn about African American foundational and ongoing contributions to the nation’s culinary culture in an immersive exhibit from the Museum of Food and Drink. Look for countless African American food and drink producers who have laid the foundation for American cuisine honored in an awe-inspiring 14 feet by 30 feet Legacy Quilt. Take an immersive…Suggested Ages:
Take a spectacular soaring ride for a unique bird’s-eye view tour of the Big Apple. Hang suspended 30 feet in the air and glide over NYC’s iconic skyline and landmarks while inside a 180-degree, 40-foot projection dome featuring 8K aerial footage that creates the sensation of flight. Also see a film by award-winning documentarians Ric…Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
Dynamic exhibits and programs stimulate inquiry, spark curiosity and reveal the wonders of mathematics. Learn about the math in patterns and structures all around us - and try to ride a bike with square wheels. See nine rare works by renowned artist M.C. Escher in new art exhibition, Alternative Perspectives along with three-dimensional sculptures by…Suggested Ages: Adult Friendly to Adult Friendly, Adult Friendly
Shop for the largest collection of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts products in the world from pocket money items to rare collectibles. Find exclusive lines, magical photo opportunities and lots more over three floors and over 20,000 sq. ft. Lots of fun photo ops; strike a pose inside a London phone box as if transporting yourself to the Ministry of Magic or step into Hagrid’s boots. Get one of a kind personalization including engraving a wand, embossing a journal and embroidering a house robe with your name. Guests at least 48 inches tall and 10+ years old can sign up for one of two (or both) virtual reality experiences: Chaos at Hogwarts & Wizards Take FlightSuggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
Explore contemporary art and design through a craft lens in a gorgeous building with stunning Central Park views. Find artworks in clay, fiber, glass, metal, and wood thoughtfully displayed. * Celebrate the creative visions of botanical artists working at the forefront of contemporary floral design in Flower Craft. Evocative arrangements and installations change…Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
Explorers up to 5 years old (and their caregivers) can pot up a plant, create a craft, read a story, and use senses to explore nature at special Discovery Garden activity stations designed for toddlers. Activities rotate weekly. Drop-in. Free with Garden admission. All programs are outdoors and canceled in inclement weather. Check the website…Suggested Ages: Babies to Adult Friendly, Adult Friendly
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…Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
Explore the stunning former private library of Gilded Age financier Pierpont Morgan, joined with other historic buildings and modern steel-and-glass pavilions. * See illuminated, literary, and historical manuscripts, early printed books (including some children's favorites), and old master drawings and prints. * Three magnificent rooms straight out of of the Beast's castle with wall-to-ceiling books,…Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
Explore a sweet pop-up with 13 interactive installations across 3 floors. Eat as many ice cream treats as you want in 5 different shapes and forms, plus play with a three-story slide, hula hoops, a game room with mini golf and jungle gyms, a rainbow sprinkle pool with a slide and platforms and more interactive…Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
See paintings, sculpture, photography and mixed media works by artists with background in advertising and design displayed on huge digital advertising screens around the Oculus (though May 31). In the legendary Strangers Project, read thousands of hand-written and deeply moving anonymous stories about love, loss, joy, fear, and life. Then write yours to add to…Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
Ride exquisitely carved horses (and two chariots) on this charming carousel with a view, created in 1922 in Ohio and recently restored and relocated to the edge of the East River. The carousel is covered, but the line to enter is entirely outdoors.Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
Learn about the layered, diverse history of NYC at this fascinating museum. * In the interactive Children's History Museum, explore 350 years of New York and American history through character-based pavilions, interactive exhibits and digital games, and a charming library. Try cross-stitch, see historic baseball gear, ride an Orphan Train, play a newsies video game…Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
Explore Jean-Michel Basquiat’s contributions to the history of art and his explorations of multifaceted cultural phenomena––including music, the Black experience, pop culture, Black American sports figures, literature, and other sources–– in immersive environments providing a unique insight into the late artist’s creative life and his singular voice. Organized and curated by the family of Jean-Michel…Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
Ride single or double kayak and pedal boat to explore 55 acres of waterfront in Prospect Park ($16-$36/hour). Lightweight, synthetic clothing & water bottles suggested. Choose from an array of bike rentals from traditional two wheels and kids trailers to a four-wheeled, 6-person double surrey ($13-$38/hour). Half-day, full-day and season pass rentals also available.…Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
Head to the LeFrak Center at Lakeside in Prospect Park for roller skating daily in an outdoor, covered rink and the Dreamland Roller Disco every Friday night. Light fare and drinks available at rinkside Bluestone Cafe, plus a variety of bike & boat rentals.Suggested Ages: 3 to 14+, Adult Friendly
Play tourist at New York’s most famous open-air observatory. Take advantage of 360° views on the 86th Floor; see all of NYC including the Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park, the Statue of Liberty and so much more. For an extra $33, take a glass elevator to the reimagined 102nd floor with unmatched, floor-to-ceiling views stretching up…Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
An expansive open light-filled space (formerly home to two world fairs) on the edge of Flushing Meadows Corona Park hosts ambitious exhibitions, educational initiatives, and community-minded programming, * Look for favorite NYC spots in miniature at the famous Panorama of the City of New York, created by urban mastermind and World’s Fair President Robert…Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
Craft edible candy art while immersed in a variety of candy-themed activities including Edible Slime Studio, Candy Kitchen, Lickable Fingerpaint Gallery, Chocolate Chamber and Accessories Arcade. Come home with five creative candy creations. The experience takes approximately 60 minutes. Wednesday-Friday 12 pm–6 pm Saturday- Sunday 11 am–6 pmSuggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
Through May 29th, get $20 tickets to participating Off Broadway plays and musicals at the box office twenty minutes prior to curtain. Cash only. Kid-friendly options include Gazillion Bubble Show, STOMP, Vital's Wizard of Oz, Romeo & Bernadette, Sistas The Musical and The Play That Goes WrongSuggested Ages: 5 to 14+, Adult Friendly
An immersive exhibition celebrates the latest incarnation of the groundbreaking Star Trek franchise, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, and the many acclaimed series in the Star Trek universe, which has captivated audiences across decades. See Starfleet and Vulcan uniforms, set pieces including the USS Enterprise, artwork, video clips, and more. Have a seat in one…Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
This Lego extravaganza located in a nice outdoor mall features two rides, LEGO car racing, LEGO models of NYC landmarks, Star War lands, a NINAJO climbing area, a 4D cinema, karaoke and more. * Much much smaller than theme parks, but still lots of opportunities building and playing. * Be prepared to exit through the…Suggested Ages: All
Kids and adults play together in a 1 hour video game escape room with a signature paint bomb ending. With hazmat suits, paint, lasers and smoke machines, take on Hack Attack, Laser Maze, Echo Chamber and Floor Grid, before reaching the bomb room game Cyberbot where you must drive a bomb-disposal robot through a maze…Suggested Ages: 8 to 14+, Adult Friendly
For the first time since 1940, the skating at Rockefeller Center foes year round with a reincarnation of the legendary family owned and operated roller rink Flipper’s Roller Boogie Palace (originally in LA 1979-1981).
The roller rink will be about half the size of the ice rink, with room on the plaza for tables and chairs for eating (lots of diverse food options in the center) and skater-watching.
Programming includes “meditative” early morning skate sessions, disco nights and gospel music on Sundays.
Retro ankle-height four-wheel “quads” that were worn at the original Flipper’s available for rent and purchase. Note that rental skates sizes start at 8C.Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
See American art of the 20th century, traditional African art and contemporary art in the tree-filled campus of Purchase College. In Then and Now: Modern and Contemporary Selections from the Permanent Collection, the museum celebrates the return of some of its most precious treasures after being on national tour across the country for over…Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
Explore a large scale, multi-sensorial journey through underwater worlds, fantasy lands, and inspirational art installations. Powered by augmented reality, virtual reality, projection mapping, and interactive environments, learn how small lifestyle changes can have a massive impact on the future of our planet. Interact with holograms in every room with HoloLens, Microsoft's augmented reality headset. For…Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
Learn a variety of spy skills in an interactive museum and experience for all ages.
* Test code-making and code-breaking skills in digital Encryption Challenge, lying and lie-detection skills in a Deception Challenge, observation skills in 360° degree Surveillance Challenge and strategy and agility in a cool laser tunnel Special Ops Challenge. Scores are recorded in an online spy profile, resulting in an assignment to a spy role like Hacker or Special Ops.
* Also explore the history of spying with artifacts like Edward Snowden's telepresence robot, a U2 spy plane camera and flight suit, micro bugging devices and lots more. Learn about the FBI Double Agent who sold secrets to the Russians for 22 years, and the young Spycatcher who brought him down. Encounter an original Enigma from WWII and tap out messages on a replica. Learn about the fascinating world of hacking (including a deceptively cute rainbow kitty).
* Several rooms are dedicated to James Bond with close looks at gadgets and filming secrets.
*All ages are welcome and there is lots to touch and explore, though younger kids won't understand much of it. Lots of sanitizing going on throughout the museum, space for social distancing and new disposable touch pens make it a safer indoor option.Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
Play an 18-hole golf course on the Williamsburg waterfront showcasing problems and solutions for climate change issues facing our planet. Each of the 18 holes has been designed by a community partner, including artists and designers, community and school groups, environmental advocacy organizations and public agencies. The designs focus on a broad range of climate…Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
Skate on a world-class roller and inline skating rink with a waterfront view and a top 40 soundtrack. Skate rental available ($7). Wrist Guards Required for all skaters; rentals are provided free of charge.
Advanced ticket sales are no longer required/offered. All tickets can be purchased upon entry at the admissions windows. Sessions are 3 hours each.Suggested Ages: 3 to 14+, Adult Friendly
Join Lincoln Center for concerts with artists from across the globe in genres ranging from swing to Afro-Peruvian to opera. Performers change nightly; some are more kid-friendly than others, but the vibe is usually relaxed with space to walk and dance in the back. The indoor space is weather proof but with fountains and plant-covered…Suggested Ages: 5 to 14+, Adult Friendly
Thursday, May 26
Lots to explore throughout this large, interactive museum. * Step inside a giant microscope lens, create your own engineering challenge using foam blocks and wooden shapes, get creative with a giant wall installation made of 952 pixel dials and try more hands=on science. * Explore multiple routes in the massive suspended Infinity Climber (surrounded by…Suggested Ages: All
Instructor Margaret Yuen of the Red Silk Dancers guides visitors in the ways of finely flowing traditional Chinese art of ribbon dancing Classes will take place in the heated space of the Overlook and feature music to set the tone. All are welcome and encouraged to participate. Ribbons are provided, but you are welcome to…Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
See over 200 species representing animals from around the world including tigers, lions, exotic birds and many more. Indoor areas like Reptile House, Touch Tank, Sea Turtle Recovery, and Penguins are open with one-way traffic patterns and limited capacities. * Also ride an endangered species carousel, play Safari-themed mini golf ($10-$12), climb the Prehistoric Playground…Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
Visit a vibrant, interactive learning and play space for kids toddler to teen. Creative, energizing, unique STEAM programs and exhibits, wide open, sunny space, and a welcoming environment enable kids to make connections with ideas and each other; take risks and problem solve, and have fun. Exhibits include Toddler Beach, Wind Tunnel Design Challenge, Build…Suggested Ages: All
Join Moosiki Kids outdoor Musical Storytime that fosters a love of reading at a young age with musical stories, a mix of kid and rock songs and sing along encouragement on a comfy, danceable turf lawn right by the big locomotive.
The historic, cozy Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre is back in action with modern take on Sleeping Beauty. Marionettes and music tells the story of Daisy, a lively little girl living in the heart of New York City in an apartment overlooking Central Park. At Daisy’s much-anticipated birthday party, she encounters three special guests, known as…Suggested Ages: 3 to 9
Winnie the Pooh and friends come to life in an enchanting tale that teaches children about the importance of forests and the inhabitants that live there. Explore a storybook adventure featuring the original characters of A.A. Milne and art of E.H. Shepard, with an array of colorful flowers, plants and shrubs filling the Conservatory with…Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly