POP-UPS & PUBLIC ART

NYC's innovative, interactive pop-ups are back with reduced capacity and intensive sanitizing.

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POP-UPS

Museum of Illusions

Chelsea

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…

Color Factory

Soho

Truly interactive colorful pop-up with fun activities and sweet treats in twelve unique rooms designed by different artists and a giant blue ball pit. An all-ages adventure for babies to grown-ups. More well designed, thoughtful and…

The Fall Escape

Queens

Stroll through a series of immersive, multi-sensory floral filled installations. Pose for photo-ops with fall favorites imagined with blossoms including a life size pumpkin spice latte cup topped with a floral swirl, a giant floral…

Celestial

Chelsea

Submerge yourself in the sights, sounds and sensations of PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue in an immersive digital installation. Inside Chelsea Market, also home many delicious food options (and new outdoor seating).

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…

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…

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…

SHOWFIELDS

Noho/Nolita

The self-proclaimed “most interesting store in the world” features cool direct to consumer brands and rotating interactive art exhibits & brand-pop ups. Find a hidden slide to a floor with cool lighting and comfy seating….

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…

The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze

Upper Westchester

Meander through an 18th-century landscape ablaze with more than 7,000 illuminated, hand-carved jack o’ lanterns forming amazing sculptures and settings. Tour the brand-new Museum of Pumpkin Art, where classic paintings get the gourd treatment, listen for the Headless Horseman—and watch out for swooping jack o’lantern bats. See the Pumpkin Carousel twirl and the Pumpkin Windmill whirl and step inside the Pumpkin Planetarium for a unique star show. Features synchronized lighting and an original soundtrack. Fun for all ages.

PUBLIC ART

Pumpkin Arch

Seaport

Take a photo with a cool pumpkin arch framing a great river view. Frighteningly excellent drinks for grown-ups available at the Heineken Riverdeck Garden Bar and grab a bite to eat at Malibu Farm, The Fulton, or Cobble & Co. All restaurants are offering indoor and outdoor dining, with a selection of seasonal dishes.

King Nyani

Midtown-30s

Nestle in the hand of King Nyani, a 23 ft long bronze gorilla sculpture by world-renowned public artists Gillie and Marc Schattner. Nyani will lounge in Bella Abzug Park, already a colorful, engaging place to play, near Hudson Yards for 11 months to bring awareness and raise funds for the critically endangered gorilla species through…

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 homage to Public Art Fund founder, Doris C. Freedman (1928-1981)

Photoville

Brooklyn-DUMBO, Downtown & Heights

This annual photography festival socially distances this year with 63 smaller outdoor exhibitions throughout Brooklyn Bridge Park and beyond to Times Square and parks across New York City’s five boroughs. All exhibitions are designed to be viewed and enjoyed at a safe social distance.

Peace, Love & Happiness/Ziggy

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. By crafting the “Heart”, Gerber urges the viewer to be kind and spread love to those who are suffering. The…

Monster by Tin & Ed

Fidi

See a new inflatable sculpture by  New York based artists Tin&Ed of  a newly imagined hybrid flower whose gigantic bloom is over 20 feet high and 25 feet wide. For one week only, come face to face with this strange new life form which is inspired by carnivorous and parasitic plants and fungi. Monster will be…

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 visitors. * Same day tickets available at onsite interactive kiosks on a first come, first…

AnkhLave Arts Alliance at Queens Botanical Garden

Queens-Corona

Find site specific art installations by six female Queens-based artists of color in lovely gardens in a 39-acre oasis in one of New York City’s most bustling and diverse neighborhoods. Masks required.