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.
Celebrate Halloween with favorites by Bach and Grieg, plus spooktacular Halloween tunes, and sing-alongs. Costumes encouraged; little ghosts, goblins, and unicorns can march to Grieg’s “Hall of the Mountain King.”
Dance and clap at an outdoor, socially distanced, interactive concert curated for little ones and their grown-ups. Children of all ages are welcome to observe,…More info
Visit sea lions, snow monkeys, red pandas, turtles, bears and other animals at the cozy Central Park Zoo.
* Indoor areas are now open including the delightful penguins & sea birds exhibit and colorful tropic zone.
* See an Ice Age themed short film the 4D Theater, an immersive experience featuring the visual drama…More info
Celebrate Halloween in Central Park. Enjoy pumpkin carving, Halloween crafts, spooky stories, a costume parade, a festive pumpkin patch, and a Pumpkin Flotilla, which sets sail across the Harlem Meer at twilight. Drop off your carved pumpkin and find a spot along the edge of the lake to watch as the jack-o’-lanterns float byMore info
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…More info