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Taking a Thread for a Walk

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January 28 @ 10:30 am - April 19 @ 5:30 pm

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

4 West 53rd Street
New York    + Google Map

Free with museum admission

Suggested Ages:

Explore woven art including ancient textile traditions, early-20th-century design reform movements, and industrial materials and production methods. See adventurous combinations of natural and synthetic fibers, spatially dynamic pieces machinery, video of artists at work and complex machinery.

Haegue Yang: Handles

Six These sculptures by Korean artist Haegue Yang make the atrium sparkle with dazzling geometries, Listen for faint birdsong, recorded at a tense political moment in the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea during the historic summit in 201. Everyday at 4 pm performers activate the sculpture,  generating a…

MoMA First Floor & Sculpture Garden

No ticket is needed to visit MoMA’s first floor including a lovely Sculpture Garden with a range of interesting statues (and a Paris Metro station). Wander across marble stairs and bridges, throw a penny in the fountain, and bring a picnic or get ice cream and snacks from a stand…

Family Art Lab: Line, Shape, Color

Kids and adults can draw, work with wire, design emoji, engage in light-box play, and more in a small hands-in space. All ages welcome to drop in. Make art, play with gorgeous toys, read arty books and more with a view of the sculpture garden. Saturday–Thursday 10:30 am–5:00 pm, Friday…

Terrace Café

Slightly fancier than Cafe 2, this sit down café doesn’t have a kids menu but the seasonal American small plates and shareable snacks are delicious and include cheeseburger sliders. Sit at a mix of tables and casual counter seating, plus seasonal outdoor seating on the terrace. Look for dinosaurs among…

Heckscher Playground

Central Park’s largest playground features a shaded area with swings and slides, a large, maze-like climber, lots of water features with tunnels, ramps and slides plus giant rocks to climb…

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The Rink at Rockefeller Center

This urban rink is one of the smallest and most expensive in the city, but the iconic location is pure magic. Only 150 skaters are allowed on the ice at…

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Family Art Lab: Line, Shape, Color

Kids and adults can draw, work with wire, design emoji, engage in light-box play, and more in a small hands-in space. All ages welcome to drop in. Make art, play…

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Dylan’s Candy Bar

Candy lovers go bonkers at a whimsical Willy Wonka factory with an oversized lollipop tree, candy cane columns, dripping chocolate shelves, kaleidoscopic candy wallpaper and candy-embedded staircases – it even…

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Momofuku Noodle Bar

Feast on a changing roster of inventive noodles, steamed breads, soft serve, and daily dishes from a midtown outpost of David Chang’s creative LES Asian fusion cult favorite. Friendly staff…

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Burger Joint

This cultish and tiny eatery is hidden behind a curtain in a hotel lobby. Limited menu – just tasty burgers, fries, beer & brownies. Cash only, some seating if you…

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William Greenberg – Plaza Food Court

Pick up the famous black and white cookies (and more colorful variations), cupcakes, fruit tarts, pies and cakes, rugelach, linzer tarts, schnecken, babka, hot cross buns and hamantaschen, brownies and…

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Jean-Marie Appriou: The Horses On View

Walk by, under and through massive equine sculptures  by French sculptor Jean-Marie Appriou. These surreal silvery sentinels at the entrance to Central Park, inspired by the carriage horses  and gilded…

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Haegue Yang: Handles

Six These sculptures by Korean artist Haegue Yang make the atrium sparkle with dazzling geometries, Listen for faint birdsong, recorded at a tense political moment in the demilitarized zone between…

More info

MoMA First Floor & Sculpture Garden

No ticket is needed to visit MoMA’s first floor including a lovely Sculpture Garden with a range of interesting statues (and a Paris Metro station). Wander across marble stairs and…

More info

Family Art Lab: Line, Shape, Color

Kids and adults can draw, work with wire, design emoji, engage in light-box play, and more in a small hands-in space. All ages welcome to drop in. Make art, play…

More info