Whitney Museum Open Studio
Suggested Ages: All
All ages are invited to get creative in the Laurie M. Tisch Education Center. Make art inspired by works on view in the collection and current exhibitions. Each week is a different artmaking project.
Yayoi Kusama: I Spend Each Day Embracing Flowers
Find oversized flowers, pumpkins and a whole lot of polka dots by legendary artist Yayoi Kusama, plus go inside a new rainbow-colored Infinity Mirrored Room. Lots of repetitions for kids who like to count. Presented across the gallery’s 519, 525, and 533 West 19th Street locations – one of her largest gallery presentations to date.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show
See faithful adaptations of author/illustrator Eric Carle’s Brown Bear, Brown Bear and The Very Hungry Caterpillar featuring fantastical larger-than-life puppets and audience participation.
VIP tickets ($110) include a swag bag, an Eric Carle plush, and a character meet and greet after the performance.
Lap seats are available at the door for children under one…More info
Hudson River Dance Festival
See four diverse dance companies against the backdrop of the Hudson River sunset. The outstanding line-up includes Ayodele Casel, The Missing Element, commissioned by Works & Process, Complexions Contemporary Ballet and Paul Taylor Dance Company.
Bring your own blanket.More info
New York City Pride March
Celebrate the LBQT+ community with over 110 festive floats and hundreds of marching contingents representing a vast array of nonprofits, marching bands, community organizations, corporate partners, small businesses and activists. The first March was held in 1970 and has since become an annual colorful civil rights demonstration. Expect rainbows, creative costumes (some sexual in nature),…More info
Explore nature and art on a unique 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 spinning optical illusion.
* Restrooms…More info
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.More info