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Little Island

Little Island

January 1 @ 6:00 am - December 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 a new immersive experience with nature and art on a 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.

* There are no playgrounds on the island, but colorful Chelsea Waterside Playground and Pier 62 Carousel are both short walks away.

* Restrooms are on the southern edge by The Glade.

* Bikes and scooters are not allowed.

* The park is open from 6 am to 9 pm, online timed entry reservations required for entry on weekend after 12 pm.

* Lots of art & food to explore in nearby Chelsea/Meatpacking.

🍽 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.

Live Music at Chelsea Market

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

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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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Hudson Riverkids: Pier 63

Sing and dance on a scenic pier overlooking the Hudson River (Mondays at HRPK’s Pier 25, Thursdays at Pier 63). This free family-friendly series brings together interactive activities and live entertainment, from hands-on learning to catchy sing-alongs from favorite kindie musicians.

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Potions & Planting

Enjoy an enchanting day of potions and planting in a lovely rooftop garden. Admission includes a traditional English high tea platter, refreshing pink lemonade, and hands-on lessons in gardening and making magic. Bring along a favorite doll, teddy  or stuffed friend. A special experience for the whole family. Reserve in advance as most dates sell…

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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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