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The Musical Brain

The Musical Brain

October 7, 2021 @ 7:00 am - March 31, 2022 @ 10:00 pm

High Line 14th Street Passage
Tenth Avenue & West 14th Street Chelsea/Meatpacking
New York, New York

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Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

FREE

Nine artists approach music through different lenses—historical, political, performative, and playful—in new installations and soundscapes installed throughout the High Line.

Sit next to human shaped sculptures made with colorful musical instruments, explore what stories discarded objects tell when played and hear what happens when a railway spike becomes a bell. Daily at dusk, see screenings of two works by Song-Ming Ang that show the simple but magical ways that music activates social and material worlds.

Other art throughout the park includes a giant marble Retainer by Hannah Levy at 23rd Street and a large-scale fiberglass drone at 30th Street.

See our guide to visiting the High Line and more art, food & fun in Chelsea/Meatpacking.

MakeInspires STEAM Makerspace

Experience 3D Printing, Coding Video Games with Scratch, Robotics, and Artificial Intelligence hands-on with MakeInspires Instructors.

A great perfect activity for kids 6 and up while the family explores Chelsea Market; kids under 6 are welcome with adult supervision.

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Live Music at Chelsea Market

Enjoy live music from local musicians outside Chelsea Market, which also has great food options.

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Rubin Family Sundays: Coloring Outside the Lions

Contribute to a group project and explore how these feelings of envy might motivate you to be a team player.

Pre-registration is required for either the 1 pm or 2 pm. Free tickets include free access to the Museum galleries. Each month explores a new theme, with an art-making activity centered around that theme. A…

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Kids & Family Series on Little Island

Enjoy family-friendly performances atop the Hudson river featuring lively artists like The Acrobuffos, The Rock and Roll Playhouse, Spellbound Theatre, and more. Timed entry reservations required for park entry after 12 pm.

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Little Island

Explore a new immersive experience with nature and art on a floating green space on the Hudson River.

* Enjoy diverse horticulture, welcoming seating lawns, winding paths leading to spectacular views, and a variety of spaces for performing arts, relaxation and play.

* Make music on a variety of percussion installations and play with a…

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Chelsea Waterside Playground

The newly designed play area features a giant, multi-colored, one-of-a-kind, Robinia wood pipefish plus water features incorporating limestone cattle head sculptures reclaimed from historic meatpacking district business New York Butchers’ Dressed Meat Company.

Near the new must-see Little Island and Pier 62 Carousel.

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