The Oculus at the World Trade Center
185 Greenwich Street Lower Manhattan
New York, New York
Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
Sample creative global treats from 10 vendors at an open-air food market flanked by colorful murals.
Playscape Performs continues with puppetry throughout Battery Playscape. “Cardboard Explosion!” by Paper Heart Puppets brings four original stories to life using nothing but cardboard and the power of your imagination. On Saturday, witness a classic style of marionette puppetry when Bruce Cannon presents “The Magic of Music.” On Sunday, enjoy West African music, games,…More info
Race around Governors Island (which was instrumental in American Independence, serving as lookout in the New York Harbor). Take a whirlwind tour of Governors Island including old military outposts, bunkers, and even a Castle with amazing views. Compete for the three awards for ages 9 and under, 10-14 and other age groups.
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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
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…More info