Bryant Park Picnic Performances
Enjoy live and in-person music, dance, and theater events produced in partnership with a diverse and storied lineup of New York City’s performing arts institutions including Greenwich House Music School, New York City Opera, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Steinway Artists and more – see the full schedule. Ample seating and free picnic blankets available (only…
Swans, sword fights, and toreadors take center stage at the grand Metropolitan Opera House in kid-friendly, bite-sized excerpts of works from ABT’s Summer Season including Swan Lake, Don Quixote, Romeo and Juliet and George Balanchine’s patriotic Stars and Stripes.
This narrated hour-long introduction to ballet for children ages 5-12 and their families hosted by ABT…
Sample a variety of food – Mexican, Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Caribbean, Vegan, Ice Cream and more – at more than dozen kiosks with a talented mix of minority- and women-owned businesses, outposts for beloved pop-up concepts, and seasoned operators’ bold creations.
Curated under the guidance and mentorship of The James Beard Foundation, the market is…
Industry City Food Hall
From Korean comfort food to an avocado-focused cafe, Industry City hosts a huge range of Brooklyn-based purveyors. BBQ, pizza, bao buns, French pastries, artisanal ice cream, tacos, Mediterranean mezzes – whatever you’re craving you’ll probably find it here. Most of the vendors or in a central Food Hall but other shops can be found…
Sample a range of delicious Japanese cuisine from sushi to smoothies in large food hall rooted in “omotenashi,” a Japanese approach to hospitality and mutual respect. Pick up noodles, dumplings, yakatori, Obanyaki stuffed with Nutella and more from variety of booths or sit down in a serene corner for omakase.
On the 20,000-square-foot second floor ‘The Loft,’ step into a representation of Japan with cool shops with items straight from the country as well as fun experiences like tea ceremonies and cultural classes. Shop for inexpensive toys, Hello Kitty and Sanrio home goods, crafting supplies, Japanese treats, items for the home and other kitschy stuff at Daiso. BookOff, an outpost of Japan’s largest chain of used bookstores, offers a wide range of anime-related products, including manga, novels, CDs, DVDs, video games, figures, apparel, and accessories.
play:groundNYC’s The Yard
Get creative at a 50,000 square-foot adventure playground stocked with loose parts, tools and space for kids to play, imagine and dream big.
This magical interactive, transformable playground lets kids create their own play space with sand, water, giant foam blocks, mats, wagons, fabric, and crates at their fingertips. Great view of the East River. Near lots of cool public art. Bathrooms available.