New York Public Library
The city’s oldest library is grand, gorgeous and welcoming to all ages with engaging rotating exhibits. Say hello to the original Winnie the Pooh and friends on display and the marble lions Patience and Fortitude out front.42nd Street & Fifth Avenue Midtown
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Poet Scott Raven and artist Josefina Hernandez join forces to tell multi-level, interactive “Storied Stories” with words and pictures. Together they look through windows, open doors, and climb the rooftops of our imaginations to bring heARTfelt tales of family fun and adventure. With wit, humor and wonder, these carefully woven tales will bring the Museum’s exhibits to life.
This twice weekly program includes the reading of a NY-themed book, related craft project, playtime with historic toys and a special Little New-Yorkers hello song. Past projects have included iphone ‘books’ and construction paper teapots – and it’s never been crowded.
Read animal or ecology based story books, then meet animals related to the story. Children are encouraged to pet or hold the animals and ask lots of questions.
Nosh on smoked fish platters, bagels and bialys, knishes, egg creams and more Jewish-American classic foods plus modern salads (and babka french toast!) at the new Jewish Museum outpost of iconic Lower East Side appetizing shop. Take it to go to eat in Central Park and relax in the lovely cafe. Museum admission not required.