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Museum of the City of New York

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Sep 30, 2021 @ 10:00 am - Dec 31, 2022 @ 6:00 pm

Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue at 105th Street
New York, NY

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Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

$20, $14/students & seniors, free/ages 19 & under

Explore the greatest city in the world at this small museum with a big collection of theater artifacts, furniture, toys, paintings, sculpture and photos arranged into exhibits that entertain and educate all ages. Favorite spots include an extravagant Gilded Age dollhouse, a dangling light installation above the stunning spiral staircase and the fascinating multimedia New York at Its Core exhibition. Explore the drama of social activism in New York City from the 17th century right up to the present inActivist New York. Introduce kids to ancient artifacts like pneumatic tubes and telephone directories in Analog City: NYC B.C. (Before Computers).

Learn about NYC’s restaurants, street carts and other tasty delights in Food in New York: Bigger Than the Plate. Explore diverse 1980s musical artists—from Run DMC to the Talking Heads, from Madonna to John Zorn—and the broader music and cultural scene in New York, New Music: 1980-1986. Lots of awesome videos to watch and great music to discover. Watch the history of New York City unfold in the 28-minute film Timescapes.

Save 50%+ on admission at this link. See our complete guide to the Museum of the City of New York.

Thursday 10 am–9 pm
Friday–Monday 10 am–5 pm

Catch-and-Release Fishing

Borrow fishing poles for catch-and-release fishing at the Harlem Meer. Try to hook largemouth bass, pumpkinseed sunfish, bluegill sunfish, carp, and chain pickerel.

Poles plus instructions and bait (corn kernels) available at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, on the north shore of the Meer.

See our guide to Central Park.

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The DiscOasis

Central Park’s Wollman Rink transforms into a glittering roller-disco paradise with art installations, photo ops, and soundscapes curated by Groovemaster Nile Rodgers. Skate and dance on a beautiful rainbow rink among pretty trees (though unshaded; bring water & sunscreen).

From 10:00am-4:30pm, book one-hour or three-hour open skating sessions. From 5:30-10:00pm, enjoy dazzling lights, live DJs,…

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Discovery Walks for Families: The North Woods

Learn about the design of the largest of the Park’s woodlands, a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City, and how the plants and trees contribute to the health of an urban woodland community. Includes hands-on exploration and guided activities in a complementary Discovery Journal.

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Ancient Playground

This big playground invokes Egyptian themes with climbable pyramids, a large sand lot and a spray shower that represents Egypt’s Nile River in reference to the ancient Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art next door.  Lots of slides, tunnels and concrete bridges plus bucket, tire and strap swings are perfect for…

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Billy Johnson Playground

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.

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