Museum of the City of New York
Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
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 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 (bring your own headphones or pick up disposable ones at the desk).
* Watch the history of New York City unfold in the 28-minute film Timescapes.
* Pick up coffee, sandwiches, pastries, quiches, sandwiches and other goodies served fresh from Amy’s Bread at Chalsty’s Cafe on the second floor, with tables & chairs overlooking the sparkly stairwell.
* Timed tickets required. Interactive components, such as touchscreens and the Future City Lab, are currently closed. Closed Monday-Thursday.
* Save 60%+ on admission at this link.
* Across Fifth Avenue from the magical Conservatory Garden in Central Park.
Visit sea lions, snow monkeys, red pandas, turtles, bears and other animals at the cozy Central Park Zoo.
* Most indoor areas are now open including the delightful penguins & sea birds exhibit and tropic zone. 4D Theater is closed.
* Climb, play and pet at the interactive children’s zoo across the path.
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Free high-energy, interactive youth basketball clinics cultivate skill development, team play, and sportsmanship both on and off the court.
Open to players of all levels. Saturdays & Sundays July 10–August 28. On-site registration each day on a first-come, first-served basis.
11:00 am–11:30 am: Check In
11:30 am–12:30 pm: Basketball Clinic
In-person performances are back at City Parks Foundation SummerStage. See renowned artists and rising stars with an important tie to New York City presenting distinctly New York genres including hip-hop, Latin, indie rock, contemporary dance, jazz, and global music. Highlights include the Metropolitan Opera on August 8 and Patti Smith on September 19.
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These festive weekly summer lakeside concerts series featuring multicultural music and dance and family-friendly entertainment are back. Audience members are welcome to dance along, chill on (limited) provided chairs or bring-your-own blanket. All ages are welcome.
Free, but tickets are required; pick them up in advance at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center or on…More info