MIDTOWN

Enjoy iconic city sights without the usual workday and tourist bustle. Take a break from the skyscrapers at nearby Central Park.

Also see what's happening in the rest of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and beyond NYC plus guides to museums and pop-ups.

We'll keep updating as more places open; sign up for our email list and follow our insta for the latest.

EVENTS

Forever and Forever

For the first time since 1940, the skating at Rockefeller Center foes year round with a reincarnation of the legendary family owned and operated roller rink Flipper’s Roller Boogie Palace (originally in LA 1979-1981).

The roller rink will be about half the size of the ice rink, with room on the plaza for tables and chairs for eating (lots of diverse food options in the center) and skater-watching.

Programming includes “meditative” early morning skate sessions, disco nights and gospel music on Sundays.

Retro ankle-height four-wheel “quads” that were worn at the original Flipper’s available for rent and purchase. Note that rental skates sizes start at 8C.

U.S. Navy Dive Tank

U.S. Navy divers will dive in the Navy Dive Tank right in Times Square throughout the day. Come by and play tic-tac-toe, see their gear, take photos and learn about the U.S. Navy. Part of Fleet Week.

MoMA UNIQLO NYC Nights Released

Visit MoMA for free the first Friday of every month. Tickets must be reserved in advance (up to two adults, unlimited kids) and are released one week before each event. Proof of residency required.

See our guide to MoMA.

Juggling

Join free juggling lesson with the Bryant Park Jugglers.Try for a few minutes, stay for the whole time, or just enjoy watching them put their skills to the test.

All skill levels welcome. Equipment is provided. See our guide to Bryant Park.

The Visionary Universe of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds & PaleyGX

An immersive exhibition celebrates the latest incarnation of the groundbreaking Star Trek franchise, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, and the many acclaimed series in the Star Trek universe, which has captivated audiences across decades. See Starfleet and Vulcan uniforms, set pieces including the USS Enterprise, artwork, video clips, and more. Have a seat in one…

Piano in Bryant Park

Visit the Bryant Park Upper Terrace to hear New York City’s finest ragtime, stride, and jazz pianists. Different musicians featured weekly.

See our guide to Bryant Park.

Manhattan Kayak

Rent single and tandem kayak and paddle boards for boat rides with magnificent midtown views (and maybe some dead fish). Kid sized equipment available for easier maneuvering. Life jackets and Ziplock baggie for face covers and phones provided. BYO water bottle and lock for lockers.

All rentals stay in the supervised cove. To go into…

Intrepid Museum Astronomy Night

Enjoy free admission to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum plus fun-filled and educational experiences for the whole family. Join talks from leading scientists and activities from the Museum’s education department.

Local astronomers will be on hand with high-powered telescopes to help visitors navigate the night sky and answer questions about astronomy and stargazing.…

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 Carnegie Hall, Jazzmobile, New York City Opera, Classical Theatre of Harlem, Joe’s Pub, Emerging Music Festival, Accordion Festival, Asian American Arts Alliance, Steinway Artists and more.

Limited capacity on…

Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

On a rainy day in Stamps, Arkansas, Maya Angelou has returned to the now-abandoned general store where she grew up and came of age. While inside, the room conjures memories, and she reminisces out loud the events and lessons learned on her tumultuous, painful, beautiful, and extraordinary journey into womanhood.

Adapted by award-winning playwright Idris…

Disney’s Mickey & Friends x CAMP

Climb, zip, slide, bounce, dance, and work together to save the day in an immersive world celebrating Disney’s Mickey Mouse & Friends. Kids will be been ‘shrunk’ to about the size of a crayon and need to collaborate with Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Pluto, and Goofy to get things back to…

Spring Fling Day Cruise

Take a 30-mile cruise up the mighty Hudson River to 800 foot-tall Hook Mountain, across from the famed Sing Sing Prison, while enjoying vernal sights and a spring-themed experience, including food specials, special beers (available for purchase) and live music.

Enjoy spring sun, fresh air and 360-degree views from large outdoor decks. Cruise north under…

Fleet Week at the Intrepid

Celebrate Fleet Week at the Intrepid Museum with a variety of displays, activities and demos including the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, USO and even some antique military vehicles. All activities on the pier are free.

See our guide to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.

MoMA Art Lab: Line, Shape, Color

Heyman Family Art Lab is open for spring break! Work with wire, design emoji, engage in light-box play, and more in this all-ages, hands-on space. Drop in and choose the activities that interest you.

To get to The Heyman Family Art Lab, walk across the Sculpture Garden, or down the corridor on the second floor…

New York Yoyo Show

Join Brian Kilmowski (the yoyo guy) each week on the Fifth Avenue Terrace for a unique performance combining the singing and dancing of Broadway Theater with jaw-dropping yoyo skills and free yoyo lessons. Enjoy advanced yoyo demos, broadway-style musical numbers, modern yoyo magic, and the grand finale, featuring the World’s Longest Yoyo String.

For all…

Navy Band Concert – Times Square

Navy Band Northeast’s “Rhode Island Sound” will perform a concert at Military Island in Times Square. Part of Fleet Week.

Vital’s Wizard of Oz

Rediscover the joy of following the yellow brick road with Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion, and even munchkin puppetry, as they travel through a re-imagined world of Oz.

Ribbon Dancing

Instructor Margaret Yuen of the Red Silk Dancers guides visitors in the ways of finely flowing traditional Chinese art of ribbon dancing Classes will take place in the heated space of the Overlook and feature music to set the tone.

All are welcome and encouraged to participate. Ribbons are provided, but you are welcome to…

First Friday at Poster House

Get free admission to this unique museum first Friday of every month. See current exhibitions including The Utopian Avant-Garde: Soviet Film Posters of the 1920s and Ethel Reed: I Am My Own Property and join activities, workshops, and performances throughout the day (reserve in advance).

Pick up a scavenger hunt and find interesting items…

MoMA UNIQLO NYC Nights

Visit MoMA for free the first Friday of every month. Tickets must be reserved in advance (up to two adults, unlimited kids) and are released one week before each event. Proof of residency required.

See our guide to MoMA.

Leonardo! A Wonderful Show About a Terrible Monster

See a cinema-sized story about fright, feelings and friendship with puppets, projections, live music and a silly yet clever story by Mo Willems. Leonardo tries so hard to be scary. But… he just isn’t. When he searches far and wide for a friend to frighten, he discovers Sam, who is scared of anything and…

Studio Sunday: Silk Flowers

Join an intergenerational Flower Craft workshop for learning how to upcycle silk flowers into wearable statement pieces, led by the community-based, nonprofit BloomAgainBklyn and guest floral designers.

See our guide to MAD.

Poster Kids: From Photomontage to Collage

Join Poster House for a family-friendly, interactive, poster tour and a related art-making experience. Available in-person and virtually.

This month, look at posters that use photomontage and paste-up techniques, and then create own collaged story cubes inspired by gallery explorations.

Rock And Roll Playhouse at Rockefeller Center: Beach Boys

Get ready for summer by dancing to the music of The Beach Boys, played live on on the plaza of Rockefeller Center (Radio Park between 50th and 51st/5th and 6th Avenues).

Part of a monthly series. Hot drinks and treats will be available. See our guide to Rockefeller Center.

40s & 50s - EAT

Krispy Kreme Times Square Flagship

Get hot, fresh addictively delicious doughnuts 24/7 at Krispy Kreme’s Times Square Flagship store. The 4,500 square-foot shop features a doughnut-making theater, a Glazed Waterfall with digital projection, a giant conveyor belt that runs throughout the store and and a doughnut themed seating area. Choose from a variety of flavors, including an exclusive Big Apple…

Angelina Paris NYC

Travel to Belle Epoque France at an outpost of  an iconic Parisian tea room and dessert café founded in 1903.

Get pastries, macarons, the iconic Angelina hot chocolate and the signature Mont-Blanc (meringue, light whipped cream, chestnut cream vermicelli) to go, or sit in the gorgeous dining room for brunch (served all day), afternoon tea,…

Schmackary’s

Try dozens of creative cookie flavors, brownies, bar, Krispie Treats and ‘Schmackaroons’ at ‘Generation Y’s answer to the Old Time Bake Shop.’ Flavors rotate daily; look for Maple Bacon, Key Lime and Schmackaroni & Cheese along side classic Chocolate Chip and Cookies & Cream. Ice cream shakes and (humongous, messy) sandwiches also availble.

Shop…

Läderach

Choose from two dozen types of chocolate bark (FrischSchoggi) sold  by the pound and in photogenic assortments- with nuts, dried fruits, honey, caramel, mini m&ms, cornflakes and more – at the 2,500-square-foot NY outpost of a family-run Swiss chocolatier.

Bonbons and truffles available individually or in pretty heart-shaped boxes. Admire a huge, rotating cocoa-bean sculpture…

Neuhaus

The 160-year-old inventor of pralines serves an array of quintessential Belgian Chocolate, crafted entirely in Belgium and imported fresh weekly. Many pretty varieties of milk, dark and flavored bon ons, plus bars and seasonal treats.

Also at Lexington & 51st Street, Grand Central, Hudson Yards, Westfield World Trade Center, Soho (160 Spring Street).

Monday–Friday 10…

La Maison du Chocolat

Choose from two types of hot chocolate at the US outposts of this Parisian legend – kid-friendly milk chocolate and the super rich Caracas. Shop gorgeous bon-bons and bars, all made by hand in an Atelier in Nanterre, on the outskirts of Paris with the finest raw ingredients. Pastries, macarons and ice cream also available.

Gotham West Market

Sample a mix of some of best eats in the city including Mikey Likes It pop culture inspired ice cream, Corner Slice’s square pizza, La Palapa’s fresh tacos and more in an indoor, weather-proof hall.

BLACK TAP

Kids go crazy for these world famous Crazy Shakes topped with candy, cookies, fruit pebbles and more ($15-$18 and humongous). Also get award-winning New York style burgers, fries, wings, craft beers, mason jar cocktails, salads and sides in a fun retro setting.

Also in Soho at 529 Broome Street.

Monday-Thursday 12pm – 10pm
Friday-Saturday…

Tuescher

Extravagant seasonal flowers and decor surround all natural chocolates flown weekly from Zurich. Shop for all sorts of solid chocolate shapes and bonbons featuring marzipan, fruits, nuts and more by the pound or pick up cute packaged collections including unique character boxes. Located in the lovely Channel Gardens of Rockefeller Center.

Monday – Saturday…

Hershey’s Chocolate World

Lovers of Hershey’s Kisses, Kit-Kats, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and other classic candy faves can shop Hershey’ merch (including giant candy bars), try giant s’mores served from an authentic camper and get more sweets from Hershey’s Kitchens Bakery treats featuring candy-filled milkshakes, cookies, cookie dough cups, and seasonal cupcakes.

Food at Bryant Park

To-go kiosks feature favorite savory and sweet treats in one lovely location. Choose from bureks and chocolate Babka from Bread Bakery, salad and mint lemonade from Le Pain Quotidien and wafels and ice cream from Wafel and Dinges (or all of the above). Lots of tables and chairs available or picnic on the lovely lawn.

Bryant Park Reading Room, Games & Art Cart

* Read books, newspapers, and magazines for all ages in the Reading Room open-air library among pretty flowers.

* Borrow chess, Connect Four, Sorry and other board games on the Fifth Avenue Terrace and play on ping pong tables, pétanque courts and putting greens.

* Get inspired by the urban life, flowers, and monuments of…

Rock Center Food

Find lots of fast-casual food options at the concourse level of 30 Rockefeller Plaza include lots of outposts of popular NYC shops. Choose from middle-eastern Samesa, Black Seed Bagels, global rice bowls at FIELDTRIP, Dough Doughnuts, Van Leeuwen ice cream and many more. S

Bring food to tables and chairs around the disco roller rink and watch skaters while you eat. For indoor table service, try kid-friendly Bill’s Bar & Burgers.

Pick up cupcakes and banana pudding at Magnolia Bakery and delicious chocolates at floral explosion Tuescher or classy La Maison du Chocolate.

40s & 50s - TO DO

The Drama Book Shop

A mainstay of the New York theatre scene and a cultural institution for theatrical works is at a new location with new owners (and Hamilton creators) Thomas Kail and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Designed by “Hamilton” scenic designer David Korins and his team, the new store pays homage to twentieth century European cafes and reading rooms with…

Rock Center Shops

FAO SCHWARZ (10am – 9pm)

Salute the live toy soldier as you enter this iconic three-story toy store with high-end toys, life-sized stuffed animals, giant Transformers, lots of demos and crazy candy. Dance on the giant piano made famous in the movie Big.

AMERICAN GIRL (11am – 7pm)
Explore immersive environments for historical and contemporary high-end dolls including a 1970s pod chair, 1980s arcade and a surfboard on waves. Shop tons of dolls and accessories, design you own doll or visit the salon for girl & doll hair styling, manicures & ear piercings.

NINTENDO (11am- 6pm)
Explore two-levels of everything Nintendo. Say hi to life-size Mario, Luigi and Bowser, see the newest Switch games, shop games, accessories, apparel, and other items featuring everyone’s favorite Nintendo characters and see historical items including original systems and game boys and cute figurines.

The LEGO Store Fifth Avenue

Take photos with taxis, subway stations, the Statue of Liberty and other NYC icons built out of LEGOS and the recently relocated, multi-floor LEGO Store (630 Fifth Avenue at 51st Street). Engage in hands-on, minds-on play. Make mosaics, create a custom Minifigure, look for hidden treasures in the enormous Tree of Discovery and shop for exclusive sets, hard-to-find bricks and elements that you can select by hand at the rainbow Pick A Brick wall.

Go on a 20-minute interactive, immersive journey into the LEGO Brick Lab with innovative technology that brings walls, floors and ceilings to life with light, sound and music. Build a creation with an exclusive set of bricks, scan and watch it become a living part of the Brick Lab ($15, includes brick set, reserve online). Choose from outer space or NYC themes in a trippy digital experience with signature LEGO wit.

Hershey’s Chocolate World

Lovers of Hershey’s Kisses, Kit-Kats, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and other classic candy faves can shop Hershey’ merch (including giant candy bars), try giant s’mores served from an authentic camper and get more sweets from Hershey’s Kitchens Bakery treats featuring candy-filled milkshakes, cookies, cookie dough cups, and seasonal cupcakes.

American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog

Dog-lovers can explore canine-related artwork with cutting-edge technology and interpretation, plus items from the library, archives and collection of the American Kennel Club headquarters. Interactive experiences include Discover Your Look-Alike – take an image of yourself and, through visual recognition software, see which dog breed looks most like you.

Current exhibit Top Dogs takes a…

Disney Store – Times Square

The largest Disney store ever has in Times Square has character toys, clothes, collectibles & more over two floors. Ride the tall escalator under Rapunzel Floating Lantern to a princess castle, life-size Storm Troopers and more mouse magic.

Sunday-Thursday 10 am – 8 pm
Friday-Saturday 10 am – 9 pm

Bryant Park Reading Room, Games & Art Cart

* Read books, newspapers, and magazines for all ages in the Reading Room open-air library among pretty flowers.

* Borrow chess, Connect Four, Sorry and other board games on the Fifth Avenue Terrace and play on ping pong tables, pétanque courts and putting greens.

* Get inspired by the urban life, flowers, and monuments of…

Rock Center Food

Find lots of fast-casual food options at the concourse level of 30 Rockefeller Plaza include lots of outposts of popular NYC shops. Choose from middle-eastern Samesa, Black Seed Bagels, global rice bowls at FIELDTRIP, Dough Doughnuts, Van Leeuwen ice cream and many more. S

Bring food to tables and chairs around the disco roller rink and watch skaters while you eat. For indoor table service, try kid-friendly Bill’s Bar & Burgers.

Pick up cupcakes and banana pudding at Magnolia Bakery and delicious chocolates at floral explosion Tuescher or classy La Maison du Chocolate.

Flower Craft

Celebrate the creative visions of botanical artists working at the forefront of contemporary floral design. Inspired by nature’s ephemerality and its inimitable palettes, these artists are investigating all stages of the plant life cycle, from seed to germination to decay, to interpret nature in sculptural form. As they expand the boundaries of materials and creative…

Top of the Rock

Experience incredible views from 70 floors up. Three indoor and outdoor viewing decks offer breathtaking 360-degree views of the city – you start on the lowest deck, then head up to the better, higher views so plan your photos accordingly.

One of the best places to take in Central Park.

Learn about the fascinating history of Rockefeller Center  in the lobby and take a green screen photo on a constriction beam (optional $27 to purchase).

The decks are mostly glass enclosed so visit toward dawn or dusk for better photos with less glare.

Spyscape

Learn a variety of spy skills in an interactive museum and experience for all ages.

* Test code-making and code-breaking skills in digital Encryption Challenge, lying and lie-detection skills in a Deception Challenge, observation skills in 360° degree Surveillance Challenge and  strategy and agility in a cool laser tunnel Special Ops Challenge. Scores are recorded in an online spy profile, resulting in an assignment to a spy role like Hacker or Special Ops.

* Also explore the history of spying with artifacts like Edward Snowden’s telepresence robot, a U2 spy plane camera and flight suit, micro bugging devices and lots more. Learn about the FBI Double Agent who sold secrets to the Russians for 22 years, and the young Spycatcher who brought him down. Encounter an original Enigma from WWII and tap out messages on a replica. Learn about the fascinating world of hacking (including a deceptively cute rainbow kitty).

* Several rooms are dedicated to James Bond with close looks at gadgets and filming secrets.

*All ages are welcome and there is lots to touch and explore, though younger kids won’t understand much of it. Lots of sanitizing going on throughout the museum, space for social distancing and new disposable touch pens make it a safer indoor option.

Museum of Arts & Design (MAD)

Explore contemporary art and design through a craft lens in a gorgeous building with stunning Central Park views. Find artworks in clay, fiber, glass, metal, and wood thoughtfully displayed.

* Celebrate the creative visions of botanical artists working at the forefront of contemporary floral design in Flower Craft. Evocative arrangements and installations change…

RiseNY

Take a spectacular soaring ride for a unique bird’s-eye view tour of the Big Apple. Hang suspended 30 feet in the air and glide over NYC’s iconic skyline and landmarks while inside a 180-degree, 40-foot projection dome featuring 8K aerial footage that creates the sensation of flight.

Also see a film by award-winning documentarians Ric…

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

History/military buffs and plane lovers can examine original artifacts, view historic video footage and explore interactive exhibits aboard an actual 1943 aircraft carrier. Lots of indoor and outdoor space to roam with tons to explore.

* Climb in an actual Bell 47 helicopter, navigate through an interactive submarine and steer the wings of an airplane…

MoMA UNIQLO NYC Nights Released

Visit MoMA for free the first Friday of every month. Tickets must be reserved in advance (up to two adults, unlimited kids) and are released one week before each event. Proof of residency required.

See our guide to MoMA.

MoMA

Always exciting and decidedly kid-friendly, the Museum of Modern Art has spacious galleries and engaging exhibits.

* Feel the joy of the rainbow Sol Lewitt murals, relax in the lovely sculpture garden, find a helicopter in a stairwell and see modern masterpieces including paintings by Claude Monet, Henri Matisse, Piet Mondrian, Pablo Picasso and Vincent…

Juggling

Join free juggling lesson with the Bryant Park Jugglers.Try for a few minutes, stay for the whole time, or just enjoy watching them put their skills to the test.

All skill levels welcome. Equipment is provided. See our guide to Bryant Park.

The Visionary Universe of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds & PaleyGX

An immersive exhibition celebrates the latest incarnation of the groundbreaking Star Trek franchise, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, and the many acclaimed series in the Star Trek universe, which has captivated audiences across decades. See Starfleet and Vulcan uniforms, set pieces including the USS Enterprise, artwork, video clips, and more. Have a seat in one…

Manhattan Kayak

Rent single and tandem kayak and paddle boards for boat rides with magnificent midtown views (and maybe some dead fish). Kid sized equipment available for easier maneuvering. Life jackets and Ziplock baggie for face covers and phones provided. BYO water bottle and lock for lockers.

All rentals stay in the supervised cove. To go into…

Intrepid Museum Astronomy Night

Enjoy free admission to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum plus fun-filled and educational experiences for the whole family. Join talks from leading scientists and activities from the Museum’s education department.

Local astronomers will be on hand with high-powered telescopes to help visitors navigate the night sky and answer questions about astronomy and stargazing.…

Fleet Week at the Intrepid

Celebrate Fleet Week at the Intrepid Museum with a variety of displays, activities and demos including the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, USO and even some antique military vehicles. All activities on the pier are free.

See our guide to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.

MoMA Art Lab: Line, Shape, Color

Heyman Family Art Lab is open for spring break! Work with wire, design emoji, engage in light-box play, and more in this all-ages, hands-on space. Drop in and choose the activities that interest you.

To get to The Heyman Family Art Lab, walk across the Sculpture Garden, or down the corridor on the second floor…

MoMA UNIQLO NYC Nights

Visit MoMA for free the first Friday of every month. Tickets must be reserved in advance (up to two adults, unlimited kids) and are released one week before each event. Proof of residency required.

See our guide to MoMA.

Studio Sunday: Silk Flowers

Join an intergenerational Flower Craft workshop for learning how to upcycle silk flowers into wearable statement pieces, led by the community-based, nonprofit BloomAgainBklyn and guest floral designers.

See our guide to MAD.

40s & 50s - EAT

Krispy Kreme Times Square Flagship

Get hot, fresh addictively delicious doughnuts 24/7 at Krispy Kreme’s Times Square Flagship store. The 4,500 square-foot shop features a doughnut-making theater, a Glazed Waterfall with digital projection, a giant conveyor belt that runs throughout the store and and a doughnut themed seating area. Choose from a variety of flavors, including an exclusive Big Apple…

Angelina Paris NYC

Travel to Belle Epoque France at an outpost of  an iconic Parisian tea room and dessert café founded in 1903.

Get pastries, macarons, the iconic Angelina hot chocolate and the signature Mont-Blanc (meringue, light whipped cream, chestnut cream vermicelli) to go, or sit in the gorgeous dining room for brunch (served all day), afternoon tea,…

Schmackary’s

Try dozens of creative cookie flavors, brownies, bar, Krispie Treats and ‘Schmackaroons’ at ‘Generation Y’s answer to the Old Time Bake Shop.’ Flavors rotate daily; look for Maple Bacon, Key Lime and Schmackaroni & Cheese along side classic Chocolate Chip and Cookies & Cream. Ice cream shakes and (humongous, messy) sandwiches also availble.

Shop…

Läderach

Choose from two dozen types of chocolate bark (FrischSchoggi) sold  by the pound and in photogenic assortments- with nuts, dried fruits, honey, caramel, mini m&ms, cornflakes and more – at the 2,500-square-foot NY outpost of a family-run Swiss chocolatier.

Bonbons and truffles available individually or in pretty heart-shaped boxes. Admire a huge, rotating cocoa-bean sculpture…

Neuhaus

The 160-year-old inventor of pralines serves an array of quintessential Belgian Chocolate, crafted entirely in Belgium and imported fresh weekly. Many pretty varieties of milk, dark and flavored bon ons, plus bars and seasonal treats.

Also at Lexington & 51st Street, Grand Central, Hudson Yards, Westfield World Trade Center, Soho (160 Spring Street).

Monday–Friday 10…

La Maison du Chocolat

Choose from two types of hot chocolate at the US outposts of this Parisian legend – kid-friendly milk chocolate and the super rich Caracas. Shop gorgeous bon-bons and bars, all made by hand in an Atelier in Nanterre, on the outskirts of Paris with the finest raw ingredients. Pastries, macarons and ice cream also available.

Gotham West Market

Sample a mix of some of best eats in the city including Mikey Likes It pop culture inspired ice cream, Corner Slice’s square pizza, La Palapa’s fresh tacos and more in an indoor, weather-proof hall.

BLACK TAP

Kids go crazy for these world famous Crazy Shakes topped with candy, cookies, fruit pebbles and more ($15-$18 and humongous). Also get award-winning New York style burgers, fries, wings, craft beers, mason jar cocktails, salads and sides in a fun retro setting.

Also in Soho at 529 Broome Street.

Monday-Thursday 12pm – 10pm
Friday-Saturday…

Tuescher

Extravagant seasonal flowers and decor surround all natural chocolates flown weekly from Zurich. Shop for all sorts of solid chocolate shapes and bonbons featuring marzipan, fruits, nuts and more by the pound or pick up cute packaged collections including unique character boxes. Located in the lovely Channel Gardens of Rockefeller Center.

Monday – Saturday…

Hershey’s Chocolate World

Lovers of Hershey’s Kisses, Kit-Kats, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and other classic candy faves can shop Hershey’ merch (including giant candy bars), try giant s’mores served from an authentic camper and get more sweets from Hershey’s Kitchens Bakery treats featuring candy-filled milkshakes, cookies, cookie dough cups, and seasonal cupcakes.

Food at Bryant Park

To-go kiosks feature favorite savory and sweet treats in one lovely location. Choose from bureks and chocolate Babka from Bread Bakery, salad and mint lemonade from Le Pain Quotidien and wafels and ice cream from Wafel and Dinges (or all of the above). Lots of tables and chairs available or picnic on the lovely lawn.

Bryant Park Reading Room, Games & Art Cart

* Read books, newspapers, and magazines for all ages in the Reading Room open-air library among pretty flowers.

* Borrow chess, Connect Four, Sorry and other board games on the Fifth Avenue Terrace and play on ping pong tables, pétanque courts and putting greens.

* Get inspired by the urban life, flowers, and monuments of…

Rock Center Food

Find lots of fast-casual food options at the concourse level of 30 Rockefeller Plaza include lots of outposts of popular NYC shops. Choose from middle-eastern Samesa, Black Seed Bagels, global rice bowls at FIELDTRIP, Dough Doughnuts, Van Leeuwen ice cream and many more. S

Bring food to tables and chairs around the disco roller rink and watch skaters while you eat. For indoor table service, try kid-friendly Bill’s Bar & Burgers.

Pick up cupcakes and banana pudding at Magnolia Bakery and delicious chocolates at floral explosion Tuescher or classy La Maison du Chocolate.

40s & 50s - SEE

The Drama Book Shop

A mainstay of the New York theatre scene and a cultural institution for theatrical works is at a new location with new owners (and Hamilton creators) Thomas Kail and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Designed by “Hamilton” scenic designer David Korins and his team, the new store pays homage to twentieth century European cafes and reading rooms with…

MoMA First Floor & Sculpture Garden

No ticket is needed to visit MoMA’s first floor including a lovely Sculpture Garden with a range of interesting statues (and a Paris Metro station entrance). Wander across marble stairs and bridges, throw a penny in the fountain, and bring a picnic or get ice cream and snacks…

The New York Public Library’s Treasures

See some of the most extraordinary items from the 56 million in the New York Public Library’s collections of the last 125+ years. Encounter manuscripts, artworks, letters, still and moving images, recordings, and more that bring vividly to life voices of the past. Highlight’s include the stuffed inspiration for Winnie-the-Pooh and Thomas Jefferson’s handwritten copy…

Zoo on Park Avenue

Look for colorful, polygonal shaped animal sculptures by world-renowned artist Idriss B. including Rexor the Tyrannosaurus Rex, Mojo the Gorilla, Baloo the Bear, Manny the Mammoth, and more, on Park Avenue between 34th and 38th Streets.

Peter Kuper’s INterSECTS: Where Arthropods and Homo Sapiens Meet

Explore a homage to the tiny, underappreciated creatures that touch everything people do. Look for bees, ants and butterflies in graphic novelist Peter Kuper’s drawings of insects in the grand rooms of the Library’s interior in bugs-eyes views drawings, plus individual winged creatures scattered throughout the exhibit and library.

Bring headphones to listen to entomologists…

The Broadway Grand Gallery

Walk through larger-than-life Playbills are on display in Times Square, celebrating 21 currently running Broadway productions.

MASA: Intervención/Intersección 

See work by Mexico-based artists, architects, and designers, alongside significant historical works that complicate and extend the Mexican canon as well as a public installation by Mexican artist Pia Camil on the flagpoles surrounding The Rink.

The Rink Gallery is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10am-6pm. Enter through the Channel Gardens, into into the 620 Lobby and down the steps to the Rink Level. The exuberant clotheslines n the flagpoles are always open.

Forever and Forever

For the first time since 1940, the skating at Rockefeller Center foes year round with a reincarnation of the legendary family owned and operated roller rink Flipper’s Roller Boogie Palace (originally in LA 1979-1981).

The roller rink will be about half the size of the ice rink, with room on the plaza for tables and chairs for eating (lots of diverse food options in the center) and skater-watching.

Programming includes “meditative” early morning skate sessions, disco nights and gospel music on Sundays.

Retro ankle-height four-wheel “quads” that were worn at the original Flipper’s available for rent and purchase. Note that rental skates sizes start at 8C.

Hearld Square/Hudson Yards

Moynihan Train Hall

 In the new entrance to historic Pennsylvania Station, large-scale, site-specific artworks that reflect broadly on notions of past, present, andfuture. In this renovation of the 1912 James A. Farley Post Office, the distinguished sister building to the sadly destroyed original PenStan Douglas has mined the history of the original Penn Station, giving…

Camp Hudson Yards

Past a secret magic door in a toy and clothing store find an immersive retail experience that celebrates the wonders of nature and evokes the feeling of summer camp with hands-on installations.

Sign up for free daily free activities plus singalongs, performances, classes and art workshops ($25-$35).

Mercado Little Spain

Experience the delicious diversity of foods and drinks from all corners of Spain. Get a quick bite from the food kiosks around tables in a bustling area inspired by Spain’s historic market halls, go tot he plaza for a picnic or sit down at full-service restaurants.

Zoo on Park Avenue

Look for colorful, polygonal shaped animal sculptures by world-renowned artist Idriss B. including Rexor the Tyrannosaurus Rex, Mojo the Gorilla, Baloo the Bear, Manny the Mammoth, and more, on Park Avenue between 34th and 38th Streets.

Roar! Collection of Mighty Women

Admire Ashley Longshore’s pop art portraits featuring legendary stateswomen, artists, and notable women from all over the world.

See our guide to Hudson Yards for more food and fun.


Monday-Saturday 10am-9pm
Sunday 11am -7pm

Here by Santi Flores

Fourteen oversized sculptures with raised hands provide a warm welcome to New Yorkers and visitors as part of the Garment District Alliance’s latest public art exhibit. Created by artist Santi Flores, Here symbolizes unity, diversity and individuality, and will be dedicated to all New Yorkers and visitors passing through the neighborhood.

Crafted from steel, concrete…

Candytopia

Candy Land comes to life in a 24,000 square feet interactive art installation made of candy. Find favorite sugarcoated delights throughout over 17 colorful environments including a confetti room with candy-farting pigs, a zipline, New York-inspired candy artwork, an infinity mirror room, Sugar High Theater and a marshmallow pit. The marshmallows are not edible, but…

Empire State Building

Play tourist at New York’s most famous open-air observatory. Take advantage of 360° views on the 86th Floor; see all of NYC including the Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park, the Statue of Liberty and so much more.

For an extra $33, take a glass elevator to the reimagined 102nd floor with unmatched, floor-to-ceiling views stretching up…

Disney’s Mickey & Friends x CAMP

Climb, zip, slide, bounce, dance, and work together to save the day in an immersive world celebrating Disney’s Mickey Mouse & Friends. Kids will be been ‘shrunk’ to about the size of a crayon and need to collaborate with Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Pluto, and Goofy to get things back to…

The Morgan Library & Museum

Explore the stunning former private library of Gilded Age financier Pierpont Morgan, joined with other historic buildings and modern steel-and-glass pavilions.

* See illuminated, literary, and historical manuscripts, early printed books (including some children’s favorites), and old master drawings and prints.

* Three magnificent rooms straight out of of the Beast’s castle with wall-to-ceiling books,…