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Little Island

Little Island

Jan 1 @ 6:00 am - Dec 31 @ 9:00 pm

Pier 55
Hudson River Greenway at West 13th Street
New York, NY

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Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

FREE

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 are on the southern edge by The Glade.

* No playgrounds on the island, but colorful Chelsea Waterside Playground and Pier 62 Carousel are both short walks away. Lots of art & food to explore in nearby Chelsea/Meatpacking.

* Free seasonal programming includes art, music, theater, storytime and more for kids at weekday Creative Breaks  and Sunday family shows.

🍽 From May to October, fresh, locally-sourced food available throughout the day, from local baked goods with coffee in the morning, salads or sandwiches throughout the day, and evening  signature drinks and snacks for sharing. Gluten-free & vegan options availble; see menu.

Daily 6 am to 9 pm
Reservations no longer required

John “CRASH” Matos: Shape of Things to Come

See colorful new works Bronx-born graffiti artist CRASH spray painted on custom-made, shaped canvases. Emphasizing silhouette and the external form, he presents new dynamic compositions that meld the versatility of his canvas medium with the layered depth of sculpture. Wrapping around the edges as if spilling on to the wall, vibrant pigment and decisive lines…

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Winter Lights

Enter a captivating light display with hourly light shows and a nightly grand finale at 6 pm on the High Line between 15th and 16th Streets.⁠ The light show takes inspiration from the vehicle-to-load (V2L) capabilities found on Genesis electric vehicles, which will be on display, and the roof line of the Electrified GV70.

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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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Book Reading with Nat Geo Author Dr. Gabby Wild

Join a book reading and creative STEM workshop with Dr. Gabby Wild, award winning National Geographic author, and author of the book How To Speak Animal. Turn the studio into a world of animals with so much to say. Make a diorama of a tropical jungle with colorful animals, go on a safari in…

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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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