10:00 am–5:30 pm
Metropolitan Museum Of Art (1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street)
Pay-what-you-wish, suggested $25, free/ages 12 & under
A vivid eighteenth-century Neapolitan Nativity scene adorns a candlelit spruce. Gorgeous 18th Century Baroque creche angels hover over an Italian village filled with animals and interesting characters. Look for a monkey, elephant and more. Everyday at 4:30 pm, recorded music accompanies a dramatic lighting ceremony. Also see one of the largest silver Hanukkah lamps in the world, an ornate late 19th-century silver Menorah from Ukraine with elaborate motifs.
Eats & Treats: Inside the museum, the American Wing Cafe has soups, salads, sandwiches and a gorgeous view of Central Park. 'the cafeteria' in the basement is less scenic but has more selection - pasta, sushi, hot entrees, a frozen yogurt sundae bar and kids' meals that come in cardboard taxis. The Roof Garden has some snacks (and you can bring your own and nosh with a view). Or head to Shake Shack (86th between Lexington & Third) or the chill Pizza Beach (81st & Third). Pick up one of the city's best black-and-white cookies at William Greenberg (1100 Madison between 82nd & 83rd).
- Relative Values: The Cost of Art in the Northern Renaissance Thursday, October 25–Sunday, June 23 10:00 am–5:30 pm
- Jewelry: The Body Transformed Monday, November 12–Sunday, February 24 10:00 am–6:00 pm
- Celebrating the Year of the Pig Tuesday, February 5–Sunday, July 28 9:30 am–5:30 pm
- The Wizard School Scavenger Hunt at The Met Friday, February 22 10:30 am–12:30 pm
- Discoveries—Darkness and Light Sunday, February 24 11:00 am–12:30 pm
- Metropolitan Museum Of Art Storytime Sunday, February 24 2:00 pm–2:30 pm
- Metropolitan Museum Of Art Storytime Tuesday, February 26 3:00 pm–3:30 pm
- Metropolitan Museum Of Art Storytime Wednesday, February 27 3:00 pm–3:30 pm
- Metropolitan Museum Of Art Storytime Thursday, February 28 3:00 pm–3:30 pm
- Start with Art at the Met/Art Trek Thursday, February 28 3:30 pm–4:30 pm