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WTC Street Murals & Memorial

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World Trade Center
Fulton & Greenwich Lower Manhattan
New York, New York

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Suggested Ages: All

FREE

Street artists from around the world vibrantly transformed the streets surrounding 3 World Trade Center with fun, colorful murals, bringing love and joy to a place of mourning.

At the 9/11 Memorial, two 1-acre pools with the largest man-made waterfalls in the United States comprise the footprints of the Twin Towers, symbolizing the loss of life and the physical void left by the attacks. The waterfalls mute the sounds of the city, making the site a contemplative sanctuary with more than 400 swamp white oak trees. Find the names of the 2,977 people killed in the terror attacks etched in granite around the fountains

Older interested kids can visit the 9/11 Museum to learn more (open Thursday to Monday from 10 am to 5 pm, $15-$26).

Lots of shops, food options and cool architecture inside the Oculus/Westfield World Trade Center.

New York Theatre Ballet Nutcracker

See a ticketed performance of New York Theatre Ballet’s kid-friendly, one-hour version of the Tchaikovsky’s beloved holiday ballet The Nutcracker in the Winter Garden benefitting Brookfield Place’s charitable partner, City Harvest. Set in Art Nouveau-style circa 1907 with innovative choreography by Keith Michael, this production features clockwork imps, an owl that flies above the audience,…

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Gingerbread Jamboree

Join PS 150 for a festive downtown community gingerbread house decorating event filled with fun, creativity, music and surprises. Enjoy gingerbread decoration, live music performances, raffle prizes, light snacks and drinks, bake sale and toy drive.

Ticket includes 1 gingerbread house kit, warm drinks and light refreshments. Every admission ticket is automatically counted as one…

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Sea Chanteys and Maritime Music

Join South Street Seaport Museum in person or virtually for a round-robin of shared sea songs, featuring members of The New York Packet and friends. Listen in, lead or request a song, and belt out the choruses.

See our guide to the Seaport.

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Roaming Carolers @ The Oculus

Look for roaming carolers performing on the festively-decorated Oculus floor and the South Concourse balcony. Rotating singers include The Songful Artists, The Mistletones, Sing for Hope Piano & String Quartet  and faculty and students from Church Street School for Music and Art.

Also shop local artists at The Oculus Holiday Market.

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imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Solve puzzles, perform experiments, play state-of-the-art computer simulations and find out how corn is like a dog in this interactive, family-friendly space. Explore scientific principles behind Native innovations and technologies that are so ingenious, many remain a part of our daily lives.

See our complete guide to National Museum of the American Indian –…

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Battery Playscape

Explore a new playground with five ecology zones—Bluff, Marsh, Dune, Meadow, and Riverbed– in resilient design, post-Superstorm Sandy when the park survived the full force of the 15-foot storm surge and became a focal point of sea level rise. Lyrical patterns of water illuminate the portal, fence, and custom seating. Daylight filters through the punctuated…

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Nelson A. Rockefeller & Teardrop Park

Frolic on wide waterfront lawns and explore multiple playgrounds plus gardens, public art pieces, and a sheltered pavilion.

In Rockefeller Park, climb large jungle gyms with swinging bridges, netting, slides, poles and more. Ride a pedal-powered merry-go-round and dig in multiple sandboxes and a handicapped-accessible sand table. In warm weather, be sprayed by an elephant…

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Gov­er­nors Island Win­ter Vil­lage

Enjoy sea­son­al activ­i­ties, fes­tive win­ter lights, games and food and drinks along­side warm­ing fire pits. Explore win­ter arts and cul­tur­al pro­gram­ming amid a sparkling dis­play of hol­i­day lights and a his­toric Coast Guard-era fire truck photo-op. Play lawn games like corn­hole, can jam and giant Jen­ga.

⛸ Spin on a 5,000-square foot outdoor skat­ing rink…

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