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 Mandala Lab

 Mandala Lab

October 1, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - December 31, 2021 @ 4:00 pm

Rubin Museum of Art
150 West 17 Street
New York, NY

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Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

$19, $14/students & seniors, free/ages 12 & under

A new interactive space for social, emotional, and ethical learning invites curiosity about emotions. Consider how complex feelings show up in your everyday life and imagine how you might have the power to transform them

Inspired by Buddhist principles, the Mandala Lab features five thought-provoking, playful experiences—including videos, scents, a sculpture that invites synchronized breathing, and artist-curated gongs—that guide you along an inner journey focused on self-awareness and awareness of others. See, smell, touch, and breathe your way through the space where emotions can turn to wisdom.

The Mandala Lab welcomes guests of all ages.

See our guide to the Rubin Museum.

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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, including catchy sing-alongs from favorite kindie musicians like Divi Roxx Kids and Kid Ace, workshops with Mazarte Dance Inc. and Drag Story Hour NYC.

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MakeInspires STEAM Makerspace

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A great perfect activity for kids 6 and up while the family explores Chelsea Market; kids under 6 are welcome with adult supervision.

All activities can be completed in 15 minutes. Book more time for more exploration. Across from…

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Little Island

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…

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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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