The Statue of Liberty
Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
Take a ferry to Liberty Island, home of the iconic statue. After a lovely 15-minute boat ride with amazing views and no crowds. Walk among paved, stroller-friendly paths and relax in shady grassy areas.
At the Statue of Liberty Museum, explore the story of the Statue’s creation, her history, and her evolving meaning to people across the world. See Lady Liberty’s original torch and visit the vista roof to take in the spectacular 360 degree view of New York Harbor
Snack stands, restrooms and souvenirs shops are also open.
Take another short boat ride to Ellis Island for self-guided tours of the National Museum of Immigration. The library, interactive exhibits and theaters remain closed.
Stop by the American Family Immigration History Center to research your family’s immigration to America with access to more than 65 million passenger records from ship arrivals in the Port of New York from 1820 – 1957 (records availble for purchase). Face masks mandatory
Ferries depart from Battery Park, NYC and Liberty State Park, NJ from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm daily; the islands are open until 5:00 pm. The free Staten Island Ferry is also an option for pretty close views.
Complimentary audio tours are available or hire a tour guide – we’ve heard great things about Amy at [email protected]
Try to figure out what’s virtual and what’s real in Brooklyn-based artist Anne Vieux’s large-scale vinyl luminous hyperreal “painting.”
Also see Colombian visual artist Tatiana Arocha’s trasnformed flora and fauna that recreates and reimagines endangered ecosystems in a monochromatic palette of black, white, and grey with occasional shimmers of gold
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Oasis-with-a-view Governors Island opens for the season. Lots of room to roam and play on this 172 acre former military post.
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