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The Jewish Museum

Scenes from the Collection

August 1 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, Monday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 30, 2022

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Thursday, repeating until September 30, 2022

The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street
New York, NY

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Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

$18/adults, free/ages 18 & under

Explore the global Jewish experience through works of fine art, Judaica, antiquities, folk art, ceremonial objects, and broadcast media intelligently organized in gorgeous galleries.

* The ongoing Scenes From the Collection features nearly 600 works from antiquities to contemporary art, a unique mix of artworks and ceremonial objects, including hundreds of stunning menorahs, presented in thematic “scenes” weaving together centuries.  Print out a Kids Gallery Guide at home and bring a pencil for interactive exploration and creative inspiration.

* New York: 1962-1964 explores a pivotal three-year period in the history of art and culture in New York City, examining how artists living and working in New York responded to their rapidly changing world, through more than 150 works of art.

🍽 Yura on Madison a few blocks North has great savory and sweet take-out plus outdoor tables.

🛍 Shop for delightful toys and books as well as housewares and high-design Judaica in the gift shop.

🌳 See our guide to Central Park, across the street.

Thursday 11 am – 8 pm
Friday-Monday 11 am – 6 pm
Free admission on Saturdays – the shop and parts of some exhibits are closed for the Sabbath

The DiscOasis

Central Park’s Wollman Rink transforms into a glittering roller-disco paradise with art installations, photo ops, and soundscapes curated by Groovemaster Nile Rodgers. Skate and dance on a beautiful rainbow rink among pretty trees (though unshaded; bring water & sunscreen).

From 10:00am-4:30pm, book one-hour or three-hour open skating sessions. From 5:30-10:00pm, enjoy dazzling lights, live DJs,…

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Central Park Conservancy Film Festival

See screenings of documentary films on a big screen in Central Park. Presented by by National Geographic.

Tuesday, August 16: The Territory (premiere screening)

Wednesday, August 17: America’s National Parks

Thursday, August 18: Fire of Love

Friday. August 19: JANE

Gates open at 6:30 pm. Pre-show programming and music from 6:30 pm until film…

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Free Shakespeare in the Park: As You Like It

Public Works’ joyful musical production of Shakespeare’s As You Like It is a treat for all ages. Catchy songs by Shaina Taub interspersed with abridged , well-acted excerpts from Shakespeare’s play tell the story of (modern-dress) aristocrats banished to the Forest of Arden, where they discover a community of acceptance and transformational love. A diverse…

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Catch-and-Release Fishing

Borrow fishing poles for catch-and-release fishing at the Harlem Meer. Try to hook largemouth bass, pumpkinseed sunfish, bluegill sunfish, carp, and chain pickerel.

Poles plus instructions and bait (corn kernels) available at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, on the north shore of the Meer.

See our guide to Central Park.

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Ancient Playground

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…

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Billy Johnson Playground

This rustic playground hosts an amazing 45-foot granite slide nestled into a rocky hill, bucket and tire swings, and an amphitheater and miniature stone bridge made of natural materials like plants, stone, and wood at a child’s scale.

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