OPEN IN NY

NYC is coming alive! While we've been loving trying out online events and exploring educational websites and virtual culture, we are so ready for some in-person  adventures. Masks, social distancing and advance timed tickets required for most.

We've got more specific guides if you're in the mood for museums, pop-ups or apple picking.

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MANHATTAN-DOWNTOWN

Peace, Love & Happiness

Seaport

Come together and heal through art with this sculpture at the Seaport by Scott Gerber, artist and founder of Tube Dude. The “Peace Sign” is a signal to viewers to bring calm to one’s mind when distracted not only by…

The Statue of Liberty

Fidi

Take a ferry to Liberty Island, home of the iconic statue. After a lovely 15-minute boat ride with amazing views and no crowds. Walk among paved, stroller-friendly paths  and relax in shady grassy areas. At the Statue of Liberty Museum,…

Governors Island

Fidi

Oasis-with-a-view Governors Island opens for shortened, socially distanced summer season. Lots of room to roam on this 172 acre former military post plus biking (rentals available), hiking, outdoor dining, birding, lounging in shady hammocks, giant slides, art installations, historic architecture…

New Museum

Noho/Nolita

Always something interesting to see – or interact with – at Manhattan’s only dedicated contemporary art museum in a geometric building in a cool neighborhood. * Exhibits are always changing – currently check our large scale portrait paintings in Jordan…

Museum of Ice Cream

Soho

Explore a sweet pop-up with 13 interactive installations across 3 floors, a big sprinkle pool, a three-story slide and lots of ice cream to try. The first few rooms are not that exciting, but kids love the later rooms, especially…

Pier 25 Mini-Golf

Tribeca

Manhattan’s only 18-hole miniature golf course features waterfalls, streams, a pond, foot bridges, sand traps and even a cave plus a stunning location on Hudson River Park’s Pier 25. Lemonade, ice cream & other snacks available or purchase. Also on…

The Greens

Seaport

Book your own 14 ft. x 14 ft. mini-lawn at a new socially distanced dining destination on a rooftop overlooking y the East River.  Features food & beverage for on-site purchase, cabana-style lounge chairs, sun umbrellas and an amazing view….

South Patch Kids NYC

Noho/Nolita

Celebrate the 35th Anniversary of Sour Patch Kids with a Sweets Bar serving  with waffles to cake shakes more crazy desserts featuring the candy (take-out only), create-your-own candy mix station, fun NYC-themed photo ops and limited-edition merchandise. Masks & social…

Sloomoo Institute

Soho

Explore a sensory playground centered around slime. * Walk through a vat of slime, enter a glow-in-the-dark cove, take photos with slime-inspired art, play with a slime catapult and more. * Make custom slime at a 150-yard-long DIY bar. Choose…

Tall Ship Wavetree

Seaport

Visit the 130-year-old tall ship Wavertree. Self-guided tours along a set route include access to the outdoor areas, including main deck and quarter deck. Gaze up at the towering masts and miles of rigging and down into the vast cargo…

CHELSEA/MEATPACKING

Museum of Illusions

Walk on walls, put your head on a platter and play with size and perspective in over a dozen interactive illusions. A small museum that can be explored in less than an hour. Blows most young minds. Special $62 family…

Intangible Forms

Take an audio visual journey into both the known and unknown by Japanese multi-media artist Shohei Fujimoto. This multi-sensory experience features five separate installations including kinetic laser modules set in a hazy soundscape.

Chelsea Market

Eat doughnuts, tacos, hand-pulled noodles, lobster rolls, gelato and more at over 115 socially-distanced outdoor tables along 15th and 16th Streets. Order take-out from Creamline, L’Arte del Gelato, Buon’Italia, Doughnuttery, Filaga, Los Tacos No. 1, Mokbar, Seed + Mill, Tings…

High Line

Follow the green dots for a socially-distanced stroll on the unique public park built on a historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side. Book timed-entry passes online; new times released each Monday. Enter only at…

Whitney Museum of American Art

See bold and modern contemporary art in a very cool building. * Crafty kids can get inspiration from striking oversized works using weaving, sewing, textiles, thread, clay, beads, and glass. Making Knowing: Craft in Art, 1950–2019. Be awed by detailed…

MIDTOWN

Krispy Kreme Times Square Flagship

Midtown-40s

Get hot, fresh addictively delicious doughnuts 24/7 at Krispy Kreme’s new 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…

Frieze Sculpture at Rockefeller Center

Midtown-50s

Explore major new site-specific sculptural works in open, public locations throughout Rockefeller Center. Enjoy work by leading artists Ghada Amer, Beatriz Cortez, Andy Goldsworthy, Lena Henke, Camille Henrot, and Thaddeus Mosley. This year’s edition takes reference from the natural and…

Intrepid Reopens

Midtown-40s

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 touch, climb and explore. * Walk…

American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog

Manhattan: Midtown

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. Current exhibit Presidential Dogs looks back on the different breeds of dogs that have lived at…

MoMA

Midtown-50s

Always exciting and decidedly kid-friendly, MoMA has spacious galleries and engaging exhibits. Feel the joy of the rainbow Sol Lewitt murals, relax in the lovely sculpture garden, see the very cool Donald Judd exhibit, explore the trippy world of Félix…

Vessel

Midtown-30s

* Climb 154 intricately interconnecting flights of stairs — almost 2,500 individual steps and 80 landings -to incredible views of the city, the river and beyond. Not for those averse to physical exertion or heights. Elevator available only for disabled…

SERRA FIORITA by Birreria at Eataly

Gramercy

Dine at Eataly’s “flowering greenhouse,”a rooftop restaurant with a blooming Italian summer atmosphere inspired by 3D pop-up books. Dine on vibrant seasonal plates infused with traditional flavors of the Italian countryside and featuring top local, seasonal produce. Online reservations recommended;…

Edge

Midtown-30s

Look 100 stories down from the highest outdoor sky deck in the Western Hemisphere with with 360-degree views of the Statue of Liberty, Central Park and beyond. Lean out over the city on angled glass walls and relax in a…

Manhattan Kayak

Midtown-40s

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…

Top of the Rock

Midtown-50s

Experience the incredible views from 70 floors up in Rockefeller Center without the usual crowds. indoor and outdoor viewing decks offer breathtaking 360-degree views of the city. Also check out the Rockefeller Center Flag Project around the rink and a…

MANHATTAN-UPTOWN

Sam Moyer: Doors For Doris

Central Park

Try to open massive stone doors in a massive three-part sculpture on the southeastern edge of Central Park. Moyer’s hybrid sculpture unites imported stone with rock indigenous to the New York region with beautiful inlaid marble fragments. The title pays…

Field of Sunflowers

Roosevelt Island

Walk through a field of (printed) sunflowers, suffragette symbols, on FDR Four Freedoms State Park monumental staircase honoring commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. About a 15 minute walk from the always fun Roosevelt Island Tramway (East 60th…

The Met Cloisters

Inwood

Explore a castle-like museum overlooking the Hudson River in northern Manhattan’s Fort Tyron Park. * This branch of the Met dedicated to the art, architecture, and gardens of medieval Europe has secret passages, peaceful gardens, stunning terraces with river views,…

American Museum of Natural History

Upper West Side-70s

Lovers of dinosaurs, sea creatures, outer space and more can get their animal & nature fix at this giant (45 fascinating halls) treasure trove of wonders. * Online advance timed ticket purchase required, even for members. * Coat check, drinking…

Central Park Zoo

Central Park

Visit sea lions, snow monkeys, red pandas, turtles, bears and other animals at the cozy Central Park Zoo. Currently only outdoor exhibits are open, including the interactive children’s zoo. Free admission for healthcare workers. Some food and shopping available but…

New-York Historical Society

Upper West Side-70s

Learn about the layered, diverse history of NYC at this fascinating museum. * Although the interactive Children’s Museum is sadly closed, there are kid-friendly objects throughout. Look for a Noah’s Ark toy and historical fire fighting equipment, dragonflies in gorgeous…

The Met

Upper East Side-80s

Explore a vast collection that spans millennia and continents. You might get lost searching for iconic favorites in the grand halls and you’ll definitely discover fascinating art that appeals all ages. * Advance timed tickets required. Temperature checks on entry…

American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection

Upper West Side-Lincoln Center

See more than seventy stellar works of folk and self-taught art at the cozy, always free American Folk Art Museum. Vibrant works are organized into four sections—Founders, Travelers, Philosophers, and Seekers—that respond to such themes as nationhood, freedom, community, imagination,…

Guggenheim Reopens

Upper East Side-80s

** Opens Sept 30 for members, Oct 3 for all ** See exciting, well-designed exhibits in the striking Frank Lloyd Wright–designed rotunda of this landmark modern museum. * So much to see – autonomous robots, oversized collages, hanging haybales, Kermit…

Classes & Camps

Little Jay Music and Play Central Park

Central Park

Make music and learn in outdoor, socially distanced singalong music classes that incorporate music theory through play. Bring your own props (shakers, scarves, tambourine/drum and a puppet or stuffed toy) and blanket. Only 5 families/ class to ensure social distancing. Mondays at 9:30am & 10:30am at E 76th street, Fridays 9:30am & 10:30am at W…

Mozart For Munchkins Prospect Park

Brooklyn-Prospect Park/Park Slope

This beloved relaxed classical concert series for kids returns with outdoor, socially distanced interactive music in the field Across from Garfield Tot Lot. Attendance is very limited. Bring your own blanket and park it 6 feet from your neighbor, wear a mask (under 2 excluded), and get ready to dance, clap, and sing.

Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn-Prospect Park/Park Slope

A hipper version of the Met features a huge, diverse permanent collection categorized by culture, as well as thoughtful visiting exhibitions from all over the world. * Only the 1st and 5th floors are open featuring African Art, Indigenous Americas Art, American Art and the must-see photograph/street art exhibit JR: Chronicles with an epic mural…

Mind Body Music in Central Park

Central Park

Sing engaging new and old songs, dance to popular music, enjoy story time and much more in outdoor classes that combine play, music education and mindfulness. Various times and locations throughout Central and Riverside Park.

Juliette and Ella’s Play Date

Central Park

Professional artists lead play-based music & ballet class for babies and toddlers with a splash of sign language. Socially distanced in Central Park. Multiple time options.

Mozart For Munchkins UWS

Central Park

This beloved relaxed classical concert series for kids returns with outdoor, socially distanced interactive music. Attendance is very limited. Bring your own blanket and park it 6 feet from your neighbor, wear a mask (under 2 excluded), and get ready to dance, clap, and sing. Also at 10 am.

Little Jay Music and Play Carl Schurz Park

Upper East Side-80s

Make music and learn in outdoor, socially distanced singalong music classes that incorporate music theory through play. Bring your own props (shakers, scarves, tambourine/drum and a puppet or stuffed toy) and blanket. Only 5 families/ class to ensure social distancing. Also in Central Park Monday & Friday.

Free Fall Music at Waterline Square Park

Upper West Side-Lincoln Center

Enjoy free music performances will take place at a lush new three-acre green space located at Freedom Place South between West 59th Street and West 61st Street. Hear local musicians playing jazz, Bach, string trios and bluegrass.