Nelson A. Rockefeller & Teardrop Park
Jan 1 @ 8:00 am - Dec 31 @ 5:00 pm
Suggested Ages: All
Frolic on wide waterfront lawns and explore multiple playgrounds plus gardens, public art pieces, and a sheltered pavilion.
In Rockefeller Park, climb large jungle gyms with swinging bridges, netting, slides, poles and more. Ride a pedal-powered merry-go-round and dig in multiple sandboxes and a handicapped-accessible sand table. In warm weather, be sprayed by an elephant hippopotamus, three puppies and sprinklers. Babies can enjoy infant swings and a gentle dodo-bird sprayer
Nearby naturalistic Teardrop Park (tucked behind a Battery Park City high-rise) features a magnificent “Ice Wall,” artwork a children’s slide, rocks for climbing, one of the longest slides in the city and an impressive summertime water play area.
Lots of shade and picnic tables. Find restrooms and friendly BPC Parks staff at the Park House, plus lots of all-ages programming.
Look for roaming carolers performing on the festively-decorated Oculus floor and the South Concourse balcony. Rotating singers include The Songful Artists, The Mistletones, Sing for Hope Piano & String Quartet and faculty and students from Church Street School for Music and Art.
Also shop local artists at The Oculus Holiday Market.More info
Solve puzzles, perform experiments, play state-of-the-art computer simulations and find out how corn is like a dog in this interactive, family-friendly space. Explore scientific principles behind Native innovations and technologies that are so ingenious, many remain a part of our daily lives.
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Explore a new playground with five ecology zones—Bluff, Marsh, Dune, Meadow, and Riverbed– in resilient design, post-Superstorm Sandy when the park survived the full force of the 15-foot storm surge and became a focal point of sea level rise. Lyrical patterns of water illuminate the portal, fence, and custom seating. Daylight filters through the punctuated…More info
Enjoy seasonal activities, festive winter lights, games and food and drinks alongside warming fire pits. Explore winter arts and cultural programming amid a sparkling display of holiday lights and a historic Coast Guard-era fire truck photo-op. Play lawn games like cornhole, can jam and giant Jenga.
⛸ Spin on a 5,000-square foot outdoor skating rink…More info
Skate on a small rink overlooking New York Harbor with incredible views. Uncovered and windy so dress accordingly.
Skate aids and pushable sit-down sleighs for small beginners available for $15 ($20 on weekend). Sign up for one hour sessions. Private and group learn to skate and hockey lessons available.
Eat at an array of yummy…More info