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Wednesday, November 13
Pretend to be a giant and explore a topographical view of an abstract cityscape atop a patterned panorama. The over 100 feet long richly textured surface invites visitor engagement. Varied materials undulate across the lawn and crescendo into rising towers growing in and around a patterned surface made of colored sand that mimics Persian carpet designs. Note the Oval Lawn is only open on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday but the work can be viewed anytime.
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.
Dine ats Eataly's “winter greenhouse” with a cozy, snow-covered atmosphere, aan extensive themed cocktail menu ( coffee and truffle-inspired cocktails), and vibrant seasonal plates infused with traditional flavors of Italian Alps and featuring top local, seasonal produce. Online reservations recommended; eat at the bar if there's a wait at the tables. Open rain or shine - the roof is retractable.
Thursday, November 14
Shop by weight from bins of colorful Venchi bon-bons or pick up some artisanal chocolate made in Italy with raw ingredients in a variety of shapes and textures according to traditional recipes, from smooth spread to crunchy bars to elegant cigars. Or sample some of the best gelato in the city in a range of flavors.
Dynamic exhibits and programs stimulate inquiry, spark curiosity and reveal the wonders of mathematics. Learn about the math in patterns and structures all around us - and try to ride a bike with square wheels.
Saturday, November 16
Very simple objects can yield great mathematical richness. Join mathematician Paul Zeitz in this occasional series as he describes the surprising (and mathematical!) fun you can have with items as simple as strips of paper, business cards, and even toothpicks.
Employees from NYC's largest and oldest children's bookstore read several books from the shelves (based on the age of the children attending) among delightful literary prints and decor.
Cult dessert chain Milk Bar newest location in the Ace Hotel spans 4,000-square-feet with all of Christina Tosi's signature inventive treats plus some new menu items. Dine at cafeteria-style seating, grab and go from a “mini mart” for pre-packaged items and Milk Bar merchandise, design cookies, cakes, and pints of ice cream at stations or sign up to take a class. Plus gun neon signs for photos with your birthday cake truffles or blueberry corn cookie.
Celebrate picture books with authors and illustrators Matthew Forsythe (Pokko and the Drum), Melissa Sweet (How to Read a Book), Oge Mora (Saturday), Beth Ferry (The Scarecrow) and Elliot Kreloff (The Luckiest Snowball). They discuss their work, answer questions from the audience, and sign copies of all their books.
Thursday, December 5
Meet acclaimed children’s book author, David Schwartz, author of How Much Is a Million? and If You Hopped Like a Frog. With a wealth of visuals, David leads an exciting journey that combines math, science, writing, and books. His unique approach makes math relevant and fun as he explores the connections between math and literature.