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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.

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Live Music at Chelsea Market

Enjoy live music from local musicians at Chelsea Market, which also has great food options and decor throughout the historic spot.

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Explore with Street Labs

Explore urban nature and draw what you see at a hands-on science exhibit located outside Chelsea Market on 10th Ave, between 15th and 16th streets, Featuring local specimens of all kinds.

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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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