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, pop-ups, free public art and outdoor adventures.

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40s & 50s - TO DO

Kaws, Channel Gardens & Art in Focus

Build sand castles and lounge on colorful chairs at a mini beach/sandbox in the Channel Gardens of iconic Rockefeller Center. 

Look for Hilary Pecis vibrant still life paintings and three-dimensional mixed media installations throughout the plaza.

Jim Rennert: in New York

Look for 10 of Jim Rennert’s colossal bronze figures throughout midtown Manhattan, plus see mid-sized bronze sculptures, drawings, and studies for his monumental sculptures in the colossal bronze sculpture. Positioned throughout the bustling city streets, one figure pauses to look at his watch, considering the importance of timing, while another raises his hand to signal…

Rockefeller Center Shops

THE LEGO STORE (11 am – 6 pm)

Take photos with taxis, subway stations, the Statue of Liberty and other NYC icons built out of LEGOS and the recently relocated LEGO Store (630 Fifth Avenue at 51st Street). Engage in play 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).

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.

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…

Art CAMP

Experiential toy store Camp’s new location features interactive and immersive art experiences. Color, craft & play with Slime, Splatter Paint, Spin Art, Ceramics, Tie Dye and more. Ticket holders enter on the 3rd floor and apply the value of your ticket to any art-themed experiences or merchandise.

Also play and shop on the 2nd floor…

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.

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 expereinces 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…

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…

Showstoppers! Spectacular Costumes from Stage & Screen

Enter an immersive maze featuring more than 100 of theater’s most beautiful and complex garments.  See up close the detail and craftsmanship typically only seen far away on stage or screen. Costume makers and experts will be on-site demonstrating their techniques and skills and interacting with guests, and multimedia elements will provide a rare opportunity…

Bryant Park Moves with Limón Dance

All levels and ages are invited to experience the joy of movement and dance in weekly free classes led by former and current members of the internationally renowned modern dance company Limón Dance accompanied by live drumming.

40s & 50s - EAT

Gotham West Market

Sample some of the best eats in the city including Ample Hills Creamery ice cream, Ivan Ramen Slurp Shop noodles, Jianbing Company’s Chinese seasoned pancake/omelet, Corner Slice’s square pizza, Choza’s vegetarian tacos and more in an indoor, weather-proof hall.

Momofuku Noodle Bar

Feast on a changing roster of inventive noodles, steamed breads, soft serve, and daily dishes from a midtown outpost of David Chang’s creative LES Asian fusion cult favorite. Friendly staff and flavorful food.

Get a quick bite (and watch the cooking action) at the kitchen counter or sit at tables lunch and dinner in the…

Robert

This modern American restaurant atop the Museum of Arts and Design has breathtaking views of Central Park and Columbus Circle with chic, colorful decor.

Kid-friendly options (at adult prices) include pasta, burgers & house-made ice cream.

Open 12 pm – 9 pm, closed Mondays.

Hearld Square/Hudson Yards

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 or sit down at full-service restaurants.

Currently only take-out and some outdoor dining available. Lots of places to sit for picnics around…

High Line

Take a stroll on the unique public park built on a historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side.

* Timed-entry passes required on weekends. On weekdays, the park is open at 7 am –7 pm without reservations.

* Lots of nature, art installations (including current group exhibition The…

Empire State Building

Play tourist – without the usual crowds – on New York’s most famous open-air observatory. Take advantage of 360° views & see all of NYC including the Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park, the Statue of Liberty and so much more.

Also learn about the construction and history of the building – and see King Kong –…