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Museum of Arts & Design (MAD)

MAd museum

August 19 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Recurring (see all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 30, 2022

Museum of Arts and Design (MAD)
2 Columbus Circle
New York, NY

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Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

$18/adults, Free/ages 18 & under

Explore contemporary art and design through a craft lens in a gorgeous building with stunning Central Park views. Find artworks in clay, fiber, glass, metal, and wood thoughtfully displayed.

* Explore the use of clothing as a medium of visual art, Garmenting: Costume as Contemporary Art with live performances and activations involving five of the exhibit’s artists presented on-site.

* See chairs, sofas, lighting and mirrors in strange, unfamiliar forms suggesting coral reefs, extraterrestrial worlds, and artifacts from ancient civilizations in Chris Schanck: Off-World.

* Peek in on resident artists’ and designers’ studios on the sixth floor. During open studio hours (Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 10:30 am – 5:30 pm), ask questions, view works in progress, and gain firsthand exposure to the creative process.

* Get 50% off admission ($9) on Thursday evenings from 4 to 7 pm.

🛍 Stop by the well curated, colorful gift shop for homeware, toys, books for all ages, jewelry and more.

🍽 Dine at Robert, the chic (but kid-friendly) top-floor restaurant with amazing Central Park views.

🍽  Get delicious dessert at Italian Venchi Chocolate & Gelato (1796 Broadway) across the street. Also lots of food options at Shops at Columbus Circle and creative fun at Art Camp.

MoMA Art Lab: Line, Shape, Color

Work with wire, design emoji, engage in light-box play, and more in this all-ages, hands-on space. Drop in and choose from a variety of activities. Make your own emoji, weave paper patterns, browse beautiful picture books, build with unique toys, follow fun drawing prompts and more creative fun.

To get to The Heyman Family Art…

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2-for-1 Broadway Week Tix On Sale

Get 50% off tickets for select Broadway shows Sep 5-25 (minimum two tickets purchase required, but doesn’t have to be an even number). Kid-friendly options include Aladdin, Into the Woods, Lion King, MJ, Six, Wicked and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Prices vary by show.

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Summer Streets

For three Saturdays, nearly seven miles of NYC streets between Brooklyn Bridge and Central Park are car-free so all ages can play, run, walk and bike along Park Avenue and its connecting streets between the Brooklyn Bridge and East Harlem.

Lots of cool activities at the rest stops along the way including art projects, performances,…

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Rock And Roll Playhouse at Rockefeller Center

Sing, dance and play with a live band on the plaza of Rockefeller Center (Radio Park between 50th and 51st/5th and 6th Avenues) playing kid-friendly versions of iconic rock songs.

Enjoy special treats and experiences from Rockefeller Center retailers and restaurants, Watch disco roller skaters, ride rainbow unicorns and try not to get…

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Heckscher Playground

Central Park’s largest playground features a shaded area with swings and slides, a large, maze-like climbers, seasonal water features, sloped turf, a large sandbox area, low monkey bars, tunnels, ramps and (our favorite) giant rocks to climb. Plus a spacious bathroom.

Face painters, musicians and giant bubble makers often congregate at the entrance.

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