Top of the Rock
Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
Experience incredible views from 70 floors up. Three indoor and outdoor viewing decks offer breathtaking 360-degree views of the city – you start on the lowest deck, then head up to the better, higher views so plan your photos accordingly. The decks are mostly glass enclosed so visit toward dawn or dusk for better photos with less glare.
One of the best places to take in Central Park.
Learn about the fascinating history of Rockefeller Center in the lobby and take a green screen photo on a constriction beam (optional $27 to purchase).
Using only cardboard and glue, Chinese American artist Warren King captures in exquisite beauty and detail everyday moments in nearby Chinatown. Distinctive life-sized sculptures, as well as smaller scale and wall-hanging pieces, depict local residents: women engaged in lively conversation, a hardworking fish vendor, players and spectators of an intense game of Chinese chess, and…More info
Meet the winter birds of Governors Island with NYC Audubon. Nearly 240 bird species have been spotted on the island, which provides excellent habitat all year round. Discover all of the bird life the island has to offer this winter.
The group will meet at 3pm at Soissons Landing. Free with registration; More info
Join an exciting afternoon of live ice carving from skilled ice artists. Enjoy everything the Winter Village has to offer and help choose the winner at the end of the event.
Food available for purchase includes Little Eva’s seasonal menu, with warm drinks and new takes on classic comfort food like brats, vegan chili,…More info
Look 100 stories down from the highest outdoor sky deck in the Western Hemisphere with with 360-degree views of the Statue of Liberty, Central Park and beyond. Lean out over the city on angled glass walls and relax in a large lounge with food and drinks available for purchase.
Brave teens & adults can scale the outside of the building, more than 1,200 feet above the ground with City Climb (ages 13+, $185).More info
Ice skate outside on a small rink in courtyard 5/6 of this public art & high design hub ($15, $10/skate rentals). Penguin skate aids available for $10/half hour. Bag check is $5.
Enjoy candy coated hot chocolate, hot toddies, cider and other festive treat rinkside at The Frying Pan’s Wheel House Bar.
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