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Monday, July 1
Walk though multiple blocks of 100+ murals by artists from around the corner and around the world, providing new arrays of visual experiences that change how people interact with their environment. Mural map available online.
This rustic playground hosts an amazing 45-foot granite slide nestled into a rocky hill, bucket and tire swings, and an amphitheater and miniature stone bridge made of natural materials like plants, stone, and wood at a child’s scale.
The downtown outpost of Italian marketplace Eataly is focused on bread, but you can also find delizioso pizza, fresh mozzarella, prosciutto, pasta, rotisserie chicken, chocolate, gelato and weekend kids cooking classes.
Chef Daniel Boulud's casual outpost is one of our favorite stops before or after Lincoln Center shows. My daughter gets a gourmet hot dog, I have a tasty salad or quiches, my son gets a hearty sandwich, we all end with colorful macarons. Counter service with limited seating; we like to go across the street to Dante Park (which usually has interesting public art) on sunny days - then come back for the artisanal gelato.
This recently upgraded park has cool design, a big includes a big jungle gym with monkey bars atop rubber matting, lots of shaded seating area, a basketball court (with two hoops), checker board tables and sprinklers.
Find a vast selection of bon bons and bars from historic Italian chocolatier plus gelato in a a variety of chocolate and other delicious flavors. Make it even yummier with creamy base of Suprema chocolate spread or a cone dipped in seasonal sprinkles like granules of Piedmont Hazelnuts, Nougatine, Chocaviar or Raspberry. Some seating in the back surrounded by a chocolate waterfall wall or enjoy it in nearby Union Square.
Gorgeous bonbons in an array of colors and artisanal flavors taste as good as they look in this small Nolita chocolate shop.
Argentinean-style small-batch ice cream and sorbet comes in traditional and adventurous flavors including sweet potato with brie cheese, yerba mate and the popular sweet corn with cinnamon.
Sunday, October 13
Take a free ferry ride from Whitehall Terminal in Lower Manhattan to Staten Island and back for great views of The Statue of Liberty and the Mnahattan & Brooklyn skylines. 25 minutes long trips (1 hour round trip) depart every half hour (every fifteen minutes during rush hour).
Kehinde Wiley’s monumental public sculpture of a young, African-American urban streetwear sitting astride a massive horse in a striking pose visits Times Square before its installation in Richmond, Virgina on a nationally landmarked boulevard lined with Confederate statues, including monuments to Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, and Stonewall Jackson. An interesting update on these controversial monuments and good way to talk to kids about race and history (and/or just say hi to the big horse if they're not ready for…
Humanitarians Mother Teresa and Mahatma Gandhi Brazilian are depicted facing each other in street artist Eduardo Kobra’s colorful harlequin-pattern mural.
Albert Einstein is a NY-loving graffitist in street artist Eduardo Kobra’s colorful harlequin-pattern mural.
Splash in fun fountains and find lots of cool details at this waterfront playground designed by the artist Mark Reigelman. Features like spinning valve wheels cast from Domino Sugar originals and a 26-foot-high silo with ladders, webbing and slides pay homage to the manufacturing process of the former nearvy Domino Sugar refinery.
See bold geometric forms in the first major exhibition of outdoor sculptures by New York-based abstract painter Carmen Herrera. Compare what you each see in the large-scale monochromatic sculptures.
Explore over a dozen interactive illusions including an infinity room, head on the plater and more.
Fuel up with custom cereal bowls with unlimited toppings, play board games and swing in hammocks in a sunny space featuring murals of favorite cereal box characters.
Splash beneath the iconic Unisphere from the 1939 World's Fair in recently renovated sprinklers showers and mist rising from the reflecting pool .
Elevators climb 102 stories in 47 seconds to the 102nd floor of the Freedom Tower, the tallest building in America at a symbolic 1,776 feet. Incredible views plus lots of interactive and digital features including immersive audiovisual experiences, a 14-foot wide circular glass disc with high definition footage of the streets 100 floors below and friendly city experts with info about NYC landmarks, neighborhoods, history, and culture.
Choose from an array of premium Asai shaved ice desserts with snow flake toppings based on all 100% natural ingredients such as red beans, berries, and an assortment of fruits
To-go kiosks feature some of our favorite savory and sweet treats in one lovely location. Choose from bureks and chocolate Babka from Bread Bakery, salad and mint lemonade from Le Pain Quotidien and wafels and ice cream from Wafel and Dinges (or all of the above). If the weather is not cooperative with al fresco dining, head to the leave-covered lobby of the Citibank on the northwest corner of 42nd Street & Sixth Avenue.
This family owned and operated orchard in northern Westchester has lots of apples to pick, gorgeous views, a hay ride, a cute farm shop and a large corn maze. Use the map to find the hidden clues among the stalks to solve a puzzle and learn facts about apples (tip: use the bathroom before you enter the maze). Pick from a wide selection of pumpkins and gourds in the (vine-free) pumpkin patch and pose by fun Halloween decorations and sunflower…
This spacious family farm features scenic tractor drawn wagon rides, pick your own apples & pumpkins, brilliant sunflowers, a giant "Adventures in Chester" corn maze, pony rides, moon bounce and so much more. Visit with friendly farm animals, navigate the maze nighttime by flashlight at a harvest moon hayride, enjoy live entertainment, freshly baked pies and cider donuts, fresh pressed apple cider and homemade seasonal ice cream. Plus wine tasting provided by Tomasello Winery. Pet-friendly. Approx. 1 hour drive or…
Explore exhibition highlights through creative interactive projects in the galleries then head to the Studio Art Lab in the basement to make art inspired by themes and materials seen in the museum. Led by great teachers and friendly teen volunteers, fun for all age (including grown ups).
In a collectively authored dynamic sculptural “book” project by artist Rafael Domenech, scaffolding and construction mesh, provisional materials emblematic of the changing urban landscape, comprise the two semicircular towers of an outdoor piece. The mesh “pages” hanging from the scaffolding feature graphically dynamic laser-cut texts that rotate throughout the exhibition.
Play real life Angry Birds with giant sling shots. Also build and race handheld vehicles, learn about the creation of the Angry Birds games, and discover real bird characteristics such as egg sizes and wingspan lengths. Explore different concepts in science, tech, engineering, arts, and math in an extreme hands-on environment.