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EVENTS

Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction

Hunt for Broadway-themed treasures, unique experiences and theater magic at this annual fundraiser for Broadway Cares. Theater lovers of every kind will have the opportunity to take home one-of-a-kind mementos and autographed collectibles and bid on exclusive Broadway items including props, costume pieces, opening night theater packages and more. Shop tables on West 44th and…

The Project Liberty Experience

Step into a future-forward spectacular to explore and interact with the technologies, art, organizations, and ideas that are actively working together to shape a better future. A provocative and fully immersive environment that actualizes a society where people hold the power and control over their personal data.

Hosted at The Shed during Unfinished Live,…

MoMA Art Lab: Line, Shape, Color

Work with wire, design emoji, engage in light-box play, and more in this all-ages, hands-on space. Drop in and choose from a variety of activities. Make your own emoji, weave paper patterns, browse beautiful picture books, build with unique toys, follow fun drawing prompts and more creative fun.

To get to The Heyman Family Art…

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…

$5 Harry Potter Movies

See all 8 Harry Potter films on the big screen for only $5 each. The films will be released in chronological order in theaters and run for a few days each through Sept 27, timed so all-day marathons are possible.

At Regal theaters nationwide, in Manhattan – (E-Walk, 247 W 42nd St), Essex Crossing (129…

Explore This! Latin American Artists

Discover the artwork of contemporary artists from Brazil, Colombia, and El Salvador through drawing, movement activities, and games. Choose the artworks and activities that interest your family and move at your own pace.

Activity prompts are available in English and Spanish. Participants sit on the floor in front of artworks during this program. Folding stools…

2-for-1 Broadway Week

Get 50% off tickets for select Broadway shows  through September  25 (minimum two tickets purchase required, but it doesn’t have to be an even number). Kid-friendly options include Aladdin, Into the Woods, Lion King, MJ, Six, Wicked and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Prices vary by show.

Little Amal Walks NYC: High Bridge, Harlem & Bryant Park

Little Amal, a giant puppet of a 10 year old Syrian refugee girl who has travelled over 9,000km with her message of hope and solidarity for displaced people everywhere, explores all five boroughs of New York City, meeting artists, civic leaders, community groups, and young New Yorkers of all backgrounds.

At 11 am, Amal wants…

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.

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.

Poster House Free Fridays

Get free admission to this unique museum every Friday of every month. See colorful current exhibitions including Air-India’s Maharaja: Advertising Gone Rogue and Masked Vigilantes On Silent Motorbikes featuring art made from found, re-configured, and shredded posters.

Pick up a scavenger hunt and find interesting items throughout the museum to get a…

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.…

The Lightning Thief: TYA Edition

See the new Theaterworks USA 60 minute TYA edition of the Broadway musical adapted from the bestselling book The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan.

Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school. Again. And that’s the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to…

Family Music & Storytime with Kardemimmit Bill Gordh

Join Scandinavia House for a live family storytelling and musical podcast performance with World Music Institute. Acclaimed folk storyteller Bill Gordh joins Finnish folk music group Kardemimmit for a series of Finnish folk stories, and modern folk music, including a special podcast recording for the WMI Folktales Podcast series.

Musicians Maija Pokela, Jutta Rahmel, Anna…

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.

Family Art Talk and Workshop: G. Peter Jemison

Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day with painter, mixed media artist, and video artist G. Peter Jemison (Seneca, Heron Clan). Hear how Jemison’s work connects tradition and history with the contemporary Indigenous experience, then tap into your own creativity in a collaborative workshop inspired by Jemison’s art-making process.

Kids and adults participate.

Advance registration required. Registration opens…

Cookin’

An explosive percussion show that sliced, diced and banged its way across the globe is back at the New Victory. Working against the clock to prepare a wedding feast, four zany chefs make a manic menu of nonstop, high-speed action that whips up into an all-you-can-eat frenzy of martial arts and Korean samul nori drumming.…

MoMA Family Gallery Talks

Discover art together through engaging discussions and activities with new themes monthly. Look closely at modern masterpieces and cutting-edge contemporary art and make your own art. One time we discussed why Mark Rothko paintings are like sandwiches then made our own Rothkos from pre-cut paper.

There are multiple groups roughly divided by age. Kids and…

Poster Kids

Join Poster House for a family-friendly, interactive, poster tour and a related art-making experience. Available in-person and virtually. For children 5–11 years old and their adults (siblings are welcome).

See our guide to Poster House.

Intrepid Early Morning Openings

The Intrepid Museum opens its doors early for autistic children (ages 3-18) and their families so they can experience the Museum in a sensory-friendly environment. Educators lead short, interactive tours designed for all learners, as well as drop-in art activities and structured social/play opportunities.

Register online in advance.

See our guide to the Intrepid…

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 is…

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 Blue Marble ice cream, Corner Slice’s square pizza, La Palapa’s fresh tacos and more in an indoor, weather-proof hall with some patio seating.

Monday-Sunday 11 am–9 pm

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…

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.

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.

Hershey’s Chocolate World: REESE’S Stuff Your Cup

Lovers of Hershey’s Kisses, Kit-Kats 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.
New in June, create a one-pound REESE’S Peanut Butter…

Bibble & Sip

Try sweet treats based in French confectionery and inspired by Asian flavors. Choose from cute macarons, gourmet coffee, espresso, and pastries and more. All baked goods are freshly house made, even the granola on the yogurt and marshmallow on the hot chocolates.

Some indoor seating.

Monday-Friday 9 am – 7:30 pm
Saturday-Sunday 10…

Urbanspace @ Vanderbilt

Urbanspace brings their popular outdoor markets indoor  two blocks from Grand Central in a cool historic space (with bathrooms).

Sample 20 vendors including Robertas pizza, La Palapa tacos and Dough around a seating area with lots of tables.

Monday – Friday 6:30 am – 8 pm
Saturday 7 am – 5 pm

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.

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 Find Your Match – take an image of yourself and, through visual recognition software, see which dog breed looks most like you.  Special exhibition The AKC Museum of…

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…

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…

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.

Hershey’s Chocolate World: REESE’S Stuff Your Cup

Lovers of Hershey’s Kisses, Kit-Kats 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.
New in June, create a one-pound REESE’S Peanut Butter…

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

Explore spacious galleries and engaging exhibits in a modern, kid-friendly building.

No tickets needed for the first floor and Sculpture Garden. Feel the joy of the rainbow Sol Lewitt murals, see Pac-Man in Never Alone: Video Games and Other Interactive Design, lounge on Eames chairs, and make wishes from the fountain bridge

Van Gogh’s…

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.

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 a Bell 47 helicopter, navigate through an interactive submarine and steer the wings of an airplane in fully…

 Summit One Vanderbilt

Visit the highest viewing point in midtown Manhattan at a new immersive observatory experience featuring multiple unique experiences.

Experience a trippy mix of transparency and reflectivity in mirrored observatory ‘Air,’  an immersive art experience designed by Kenzo Digital. Sort of like an infinity room with cityscapes. See yourself above the clouds – literally and figuratively…

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.

* Explore the use of clothing as a medium of visual art, Garmenting: Costume as Contemporary Art with live performances and activations involving five of…

Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction

Hunt for Broadway-themed treasures, unique experiences and theater magic at this annual fundraiser for Broadway Cares. Theater lovers of every kind will have the opportunity to take home one-of-a-kind mementos and autographed collectibles and bid on exclusive Broadway items including props, costume pieces, opening night theater packages and more.

Shop tables on West 44th and…

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.

MoMA Art Lab: Line, Shape, Color

Work with wire, design emoji, engage in light-box play, and more in this all-ages, hands-on space. Drop in and choose from a variety of activities. Make your own emoji, weave paper patterns, browse beautiful picture books, build with unique toys, follow fun drawing prompts and more creative fun.

To get to The Heyman Family Art…

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…

Explore This! Latin American Artists

Discover the artwork of contemporary artists from Brazil, Colombia, and El Salvador through drawing, movement activities, and games. Choose the artworks and activities that interest your family and move at your own pace.

Activity prompts are available in English and Spanish. Participants sit on the floor in front of artworks during this program. Folding stools…

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.

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.…

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.

Family Art Talk and Workshop: G. Peter Jemison

Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day with painter, mixed media artist, and video artist G. Peter Jemison (Seneca, Heron Clan). Hear how Jemison’s work connects tradition and history with the contemporary Indigenous experience, then tap into your own creativity in a collaborative workshop inspired by Jemison’s art-making process.

Kids and adults participate.

Advance registration required. Registration opens…

MoMA Family Gallery Talks

Discover art together through engaging discussions and activities with new themes monthly. Look closely at modern masterpieces and cutting-edge contemporary art and make your own art. One time we discussed why Mark Rothko paintings are like sandwiches then made our own Rothkos from pre-cut paper.

There are multiple groups roughly divided by age. Kids and…

Intrepid Early Morning Openings

The Intrepid Museum opens its doors early for autistic children (ages 3-18) and their families so they can experience the Museum in a sensory-friendly environment. Educators lead short, interactive tours designed for all learners, as well as drop-in art activities and structured social/play opportunities.

Register online in advance.

See our guide to the Intrepid…

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 is…

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 Blue Marble ice cream, Corner Slice’s square pizza, La Palapa’s fresh tacos and more in an indoor, weather-proof hall with some patio seating.

Monday-Sunday 11 am–9 pm

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…

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.

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.

Hershey’s Chocolate World: REESE’S Stuff Your Cup

Lovers of Hershey’s Kisses, Kit-Kats 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.
New in June, create a one-pound REESE’S Peanut Butter…

Bibble & Sip

Try sweet treats based in French confectionery and inspired by Asian flavors. Choose from cute macarons, gourmet coffee, espresso, and pastries and more. All baked goods are freshly house made, even the granola on the yogurt and marshmallow on the hot chocolates.

Some indoor seating.

Monday-Friday 9 am – 7:30 pm
Saturday-Sunday 10…

Urbanspace @ Vanderbilt

Urbanspace brings their popular outdoor markets indoor  two blocks from Grand Central in a cool historic space (with bathrooms).

Sample 20 vendors including Robertas pizza, La Palapa tacos and Dough around a seating area with lots of tables.

Monday – Friday 6:30 am – 8 pm
Saturday 7 am – 5 pm

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…

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.

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…

Changing Spaces

Interact with a water-based sculpture Changing Spaces by renowned visual artist Jeppe Hein. The social sculpture and “liquid architecture” inspires visitors to interact playfully with the artwork and their surroundings and offer a peaceful respite within this iconic city center. Move within circular walls of water shooting up from the ground.

See our guide to…

Ancestor

Artist Bharti Kher connects New Delhi and New York City with this nearly eighteen-foot-tall bronze universal mother figure, an enlargement of a miniature assembled by recomposing broken clay figurines. This colossal sculpture reflects Kher’s cross-cultural identity and her appreciation for India’s rich material culture. Every meaning-laden detail and distressed surface of the original hand-crafted object…

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…

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.

* Lots of nature, art installations & cool design incorporating elements of the original rail line.

* Look for interesting architecture and watch taxis and pedestrians below the 10th Avenue overlook at 17th…

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.

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…

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,…

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…

The Project Liberty Experience

Step into a future-forward spectacular to explore and interact with the technologies, art, organizations, and ideas that are actively working together to shape a better future. A provocative and fully immersive environment that actualizes a society where people hold the power and control over their personal data.

Hosted at The Shed during Unfinished Live,…