Spy Week Family Day
Sep 21, 2019 @ 1:00 pm– 4:00 pm
Fraunces Tavern Museum
Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
Learn how to be a member of the Culper Spy Ring with author Claudia Friddell at a colonial-era tavern. Visit interactive spy stations to learn how to write with invisible ink, use a clothesline to send secret messages like patriot Anna Smith Strong, and use a cipher to crack a code from Benjamin Tallmadge’s code book. Explore the history of Revolutionary spies including tools of the trade for a spymaster, the creation of America’s very first spy ring, and some of the men and women who put their lives in danger for their cause- Nathan Hale, Benjamin Tallmadge, and Lydia Darragh. Free admission as part of Smithsonian Museum Day.
Destination Cosmos: The Immersive Space Experience
Go on a gripping digital, immersive voyage across the universe through a maze of stars, planets, nebulae, and supernovae. Composed of 13 sequences and a prologue, the unique journey of discovery begins at Cape Canaveral and ends in the universe’s outer reaches. After departing from Earth, travel over Martian canyons alongside rovers, dive into the…More info
Optik & Roseaux
The Downtown Alliance’s Art Is All Around campaign returns with two newly installed interactive art pieces — “Optik” and “Roseaux.”
“Optik,” on display at Cortlandt Way, was created by the Urban Conga in collaboration with Serge Maheu. Rotate 10 movable gyroscope-like rings, each producing its own sounds and a spectrum of reflective colors, to create…More info
Global Architecture III: Mosques
Learn about the features of Islamic architecture and designs that migrated from the mosque, even into skyscrapers. Look at interiors with beautiful domes and intricate patterned designs inspired by repeating geometric shapes, then design original patterned tiles.
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Jazz Age Lawn Party
Time travel to the twenties with dance lessons and performances, picnicking, vintage motorcar exhibitions, and carnival games all set to live jazz age music. A fun event for grown-ups and junior gents and flapperettes. Tickets sell out, so buy in advance.
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imagiNATIONS Activity Center
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.More info
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
play:groundNYC’s The Yard
Get creative at a 50,000 square-foot adventure playground stocked with loose parts, tools and space for kids to play, imagine and dream big.More info