Halloween & Dia de Muertos

This year has been plenty scary, but Halloween is still happening, with socially distanced options for spooky fun for NY families, plus Dia de Muertos commemorations.

Plus lots of nearby pumpkin patches.

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Manhattan

Geometric Properties

Chelsea

Enter an immersive audio-visual installation by artist Julius Horsthuis and embark upon a cinematic journey where the sheer beauty of mathematics, nature and architecture coincide to inspire introspection and awe. Explore our recent past and Horsthuis’s ideal future, one that returns to the intersection of nature and math as…

The Jewish Museum

Central Park

Explore the global Jewish experience through works of fine art, Judaica, antiquities, folk art, ceremonial objects, and broadcast media intelligently organized in gorgeous galleries.

* The ongoing Scenes From the Collection features nearly 600 works from antiquities to contemporary art, a unique mix of artworks and ceremonial objects, including hundreds of stunning menorahs, presented…

Mother’s Day Paint Date

Upper West Side-Lincoln Center

Paint with mom and create a beautiful masterpiece and colorful memories together. Discounted studio fee of $15 for 2 people and complimentary gift for mom with reservation. Additional painters can be added for an additional $5 studio fee. Pottery is additional; choose from a variety of ceramics – plates, picture frames, mugs, wine…

Eye Spy from the Start of the Empire State Trail

Fidi

Eye spy something tall and clad in glass. Join Skyscraper Museum educators at the start of the Empire State Trail to discuss the new bicycle/walking path and learn about shapes and materials in Battery Park City.

Bronx

Bronx Night Market

Celebrate the Bronx’s diverse culture and cuisine and try up-and-coming food concepts. Support small & local businesses including 20+ food vendors. Family and pet friendly.

Reserve a two-hour time slot online in advance.

Brooklyn/Queens

Luna Park

Brooklyn

Visit Coney Island’s iconic seaside amusement park, home of the historic Cyclone and Thunderbolt roller coasters, dozens of family-friendly and thrill rides, dining, shops and more.

Admission is now by timed-entry, unlimited-ride 2-hour wristbands

The park is limited to 33% capacity with social distancing on rides and in eating areas.

Afterwards play on the beach…

Family Movies at Skyline Drive-In

Brooklyn

Watch favorite family movies including The Greatest Showman,  Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and more from your car in Greenpoint with killer views of the Manhattan Skyline.

Parking spaces are first-come-first-serve basis so come early. Bring chairs/blankets etc if you want to sit outside your car (outdoor seating for those without…

Beyond NYC

Mohonk Mountain House

New Paltz

Explore an iconic Victorian castle resort surrounded by 40,000 acres of pristine forest.

* Tons of family-friendly activities to try including hiking, boating, archery and an indoor pool.

* Dine on delicious farm-to-table cuisine in the historic dining room with gorgeous Catskill Mountain views or in the privacy of your room.

* Most activities and…

American Dream

East Rutherford

This indoor mega-mall hosts a range of over-the-top, entirely indoor activities among pretty seasonal decor. Prices vary by day. Gets crowded so go early and mask up.

* Ride thrilling roller coasters and family-friendly rides plus meet favorite characters like Dora The Explorer, SpongeBob SquarePants and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at indoor theme park…

Virtual

From Simple Shapes to Skyscrapers

Simple shapes and basic numbers are at the core of all tall towers. Join The Skyscraper Museum for a deep dive into the floor plans and facades of supertall skyscrapers as we find their hidden shapes and count their floors.

Ballet Breaks

Join New York City Ballet artists via Zoom for a series of lively Saturday morning movement activities. Each 30-minute workshop taught by a NYCB dancer includes a warm-up and choreography inspired by a beloved ballet from the repertory. Stretch, twirl, leap and explore basic ballet concepts.

No prior dance training needed. Designed for ages 3…

Mount Vernon Hotel Virtual Museum Storytime

Join historic Mount Vernon Hotel for a monthly virtual museum storytime. Read picture books and learn about life in the 19th century. Everyone welcome, but designed especially for children 6 and under.

Skyscraper Museum Family Program: Where in the World

Where in the world are supertall skyscrapers located? Through an educator-led tour of The Skyscraper Museum’s  SUPERTALL! 2020 exhibition, kids will compare cities from New York to Kuala Lumpur. After looking at models and floor-to-ceiling posters of the tallest skyscrapers around the world, kids can design their own…

Vasthy’s Friends Free to Be Me: Autism Awareness

Join Vasthy’s Friends and Broadway Performers  from Hamilton, Sponge Bob The Musical and other Broadway shows for an online autism-friendly performance.  Experience joy, art, dance, and fun with special guests Christopher Jackson, Kaylin West, Lauren Molina, Rob Morrison, Abby C. Smith, and Mike Messer.

Donations will go to help Ramapo for…

Rubin Family Sundays

Join the Rubin Museum live on Zoom every first Sunday of the month to explore the stories and symbols of Himalayan art and create art as a family.