OPEN IN NYC - BROOKLYN & QUEENS

While we've been loving trying out online events and exploring educational websites and virtual culture, we are so ready for some in-person (socially-distanced) adventures.

We've got more specific guides if you're looking for museums or beaches (two of our favorite things).

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

BROOKLYN

Prospect Park Zoo

Brooklyn-Prospect Park/Park Slope

This former menagerie is designed to allow up-close animal viewing, perfect for families with young children who want to learn about wildlife. Explore a Discovery Trail and encounter 400 animals of 150 species including red panda, dingo, and a host of beautiful birds. Visit unique small cats, sea lions and Chinese-big headed turtles. Advance online…

Winter at Industry City

Brooklyn-Sunset Park

The public art & high design at this innovative hub gets holiday makeover, with cute photo-ops throughout (in addition to tons of great international food options).

Ice skate in outside in courtyard 5/6 ($12, $10/skate rentals). Penguin skate aids available for $10/half hour.

Or roller skate indoors at the vibrant Dreamland Roller Rink by Lola…

Brooklyn Children’s Museum

Brooklyn-Williamsburg

This beloved children’s museum re-opens with two options.

In 90-minute Play Sessions, explore BCM’s signature exhibits including World Brooklyn, Neighborhood Nature, Totally Tots, Collections Central and The (outdoor) Nest. Space is limited to ensure that families can distance. Explore world cultures, visual arts, nature, animals and more in well-designed, interactive exhibits.

In ColorLab Sessions (10:30…

QUEENS

Queens County Farm Museum

Queens

Visit 47-acres of the longest continuously farmed site in New York State (since 1697). See historic farm buildings, a greenhouse complex,  farm vehicles and implements, planting fields, an orchard and herb garden and livestock including cattle, sheep, chickens and llamas.

Also visit floral pop-up The Fall Escape (separate timed ticket required).

Queens Zoo

Queens-Corona

This intimate zoo in Flushing Meadows houses wildlife native to the Americas including more than 4,000 Puerto Rican crested toads, Andean Bear Cubs, American bison and rare breeds of domestic animals including Flemish giant rabbits, Texas longhorn cattle, and Jacob’s four-horned sheep.

Some food and shopping available but only accepting credit card/apple pay. Only outdoor…

Queens Botanical Garden

Queens-Corona

Explore lovely gardens in a 39-acre oasis in one of New York City’s most bustling and diverse neighborhoods. Look for site-specific art throughout the garden including ocean conservation-focused exhibition With Every Fiber of Our Being with hand-embroidered portraits of underwater life on upcycled canvases.

The Winter Escape

Queens

Stroll through a series of immersive, multi-sensory floral filled installations. Pose for photo-ops in  a   Gingerbread Village, stop by smell a Candy Cane Rose Garden or snap an ‘elfie with Santa in his Jolly ‘olly, throne chair.

Also explore 47-acres of the longest continuously farmed site in New York State with a pumpkin patch, historic…