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Toy Lab Camp

110 5th Ave Gramercy/Flatiron
New York, New York 10023 US

Lucy Sparrow: Delicatessen on 6th

45 Rockefeller Plaza Midtown
New York, New York 10023 US

Samsung 837

837 Washington Street
New York, NY

OFF THE WALL

10th & 12th Avenues from West 30th to West 34th Streets
New York, NY United States

Leonardo Drew: City in the Grass

Madison Avenue & 24th Street Gramercy/Flatiron
New York, NY 10023 US

School of Style STORY at Macy’s

151 West 34th Street Midtown
New York, New York 10023 US

En Plein Air

Tenth Avenue & West 14th Street Chelsea/Meatpacking
New York, New York 10023 US

Machine Hallucination

75 9th Avenue Chelsea/Meatpacking
New York, New York US

Holiday Under The Stars

10 Columbus Circle Midtown
New York, New York 10023 US

Broadway Snow Globes

Times Square between 44th and 45th Streets
New York, NY United States

Rumors of War

Broadway between West 46th & West 47th Streets Midtown
New York, New York US

Kobra Street Art Gandhi & Mother Teresa Mural

West 18th Street & Tenth Avenue Chelsea/Meatpacking
New York, New York US

Kobra Street Art Albert Einstein

292 West 21st Street Chelsea/Meatpacking
New York, New York US

Walead Beshty

456 W 18th Street
New York, NY 10011 United States

Jason Rhoades: Tijuanatanjierchandelier

525 West 19th Street
New York, NY United States

Richard Hughes: The Great Perhaps & Chris Martin: 1979-1994

16 East 55th Street Midtown
New York, New York US

Yayoi Kusama: EVERY DAY I PRAY FOR LOVE

537 West 20th Street
New York, NY 10011 United States

Ziggy

E23rd St
New York, NY 0010 United States

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Monday, July 1

10th Annual Welling Court Mural Project

July 1, 2019 - December 31, 2020

Walk though multiple blocks of 100+ murals by artists from around the corner and around the world, providing new arrays of visual experiences that change how people interact with their environment. Mural map available online.

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Eataly NYC Downtown

October 1, 2019 @ 7:00 am - December 31, 2020 @ 11:00 pm
Eataly NYC Downtown
101 Liberty Street, Floor 3 Lower Manhattan+ Google Map

The downtown outpost of Italian marketplace Eataly is focused on bread, but you can also find delizioso pizza, fresh mozzarella, prosciutto, pasta, rotisserie chicken, chocolate, gelato and weekend kids cooking classes.

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Épicerie Boulud

October 1, 2019 @ 8:00 am - December 31, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
Épicerie Boulud
1900 Broadway at West 64th Street Upper West Side+ Google Map

Chef Daniel Boulud's casual outpost is one of our favorite stops before or after Lincoln Center shows. My daughter gets a gourmet hot dog, I have a tasty salad or quiches, my son gets a hearty sandwich, we all end with colorful macarons. Counter service with limited seating; we like to go across the street to Dante Park (which usually has interesting public art) on sunny days - then come back for the artisanal gelato.

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Cones

October 1, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - December 31, 2020 @ 11:00 pm
Cones
272 Bleecker Street+ Google Map

Argentinean-style small-batch ice cream and sorbet  comes in traditional and adventurous flavors including sweet potato with brie cheese, yerba mate  and the popular sweet corn with cinnamon.

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Uptown GRANDSCALE Mural Project

November 1, 2019 - December 31, 2020
Harlem Metro-North Station
101 East 125th Street at Park Avenue+ Google Map

Uptown artists transformed three blocks of fencing located adjacent to the 125th Street Metro-North station into a canvas for murals that support and uplift the community.

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Dubuffet Sculpture

November 1, 2019 - December 31, 2020
Fosun Plaza
28 Liberty Street Lower Manhattan

An office tower plaza features a dynamic Jean Dubuffet sculpture and a peaceful Noguchi rock garden fountain.

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Mural Outside Fluevog

November 1, 2019 - December 31, 2020
Fluevog New York
250 Mulberry Street Soho/Tribeca/LES

Colorful florals decorate the wall outside a shoe store with fun funky shoes. A poster with a shoe telling us to ‘Choose Love’ might lead to philosophical questions about the emotional ability of footwear.

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WTC Street Murals

November 1, 2019 - December 31, 2020
World Trade Center
Fulton & Greenwich Lower Manhattan

Street artists from around the world vibrantly transformed the streets surrounding 3 World Trade Center with fun, colorful murals, bringing love and joy to a place of mourning.

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Eataly Chocolate & Gelato

November 1, 2019 @ 6:00 am - December 31, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Eataly Flatiron
200 Fifth Avenue at West 24th Street Gramercy/Flatiron

Shop by weight from bins of colorful Venchi bon-bons or pick up some artisanal chocolate made in Italy with raw ingredients in a variety of shapes and textures according to traditional recipes, from smooth spread to crunchy bars to elegant cigars. Or sample some of the best gelato in the city in a range of flavors.

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Levain Bakery UES

November 1, 2019 @ 7:00 am - December 31, 2020 @ 8:30 pm
Levain Bakery UES
1484 Third Avenue between 84th and 83rd Streets+ Google Map

Everything is baked on-site throughout the day at the UES outpost of legendary bakery, from an array of rustic breads to the world-famous six-ounce chocolate chip walnut cookie. We are constantly debating the merits of these versus the equally giant dark chocolate peanut butter chip cookies, and the whole wheat walnut raisin rolls are also yummy (and a little healthier). Off-the-menu ice cream sandwich - two three-ounce cookies surrounding vanilla ice cream from Ample Hills - available on occasion, follow…

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Industry City Art

November 1, 2019 @ 7:00 am - December 31, 2020 @ 9:00 am
Industry City
220 36th Street Brooklyn

High design Industry City has cool, touchable art (plus lots of yummy food options) throughout the indoor-outdoor complex of buildings and courtyards. The (non-working) elevators by the food court always have fun surprises.

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Noglu

November 1, 2019 @ 7:30 am - December 31, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
Noglu
1266 Madison Avenue at East 91st Street+ Google Map

Everything is 100% gluten-free and organic at this cozy French import featuring gourmet meals, pastries and coffee. The menu changes with the seasons  but you can always find classic signature dishes such as burgers (classic or vegetarian) and quiches. First floor is take-away counter service, the second floor is casual sit-down table service.

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Heavenly Rest Stop

November 1, 2019 @ 7:30 am - December 31, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

Enjoy excellent pastries, sandwiches, salads and breakfast dishes plus Melbourne-style coffee) nestled among the limestone arches of what was once a side chapel of a 1929 art-deco church, or pick up provisions for a Central Park picnic.

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Chelsea Waterside Park Play Area

November 1, 2019 @ 8:00 am - December 31, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Chelsea Waterside Park Play Area
West 23rd Street & Eleventh Avenue Chelsea/Meatpacking+ Google Map

The newly designed play area features a giant, multi-colored, one-of-a-kind, Robinia wood pipefish plus water features incorporating limestone cattle head sculptures reclaimed from historic meatpacking district business New York Butchers’ Dressed Meat Company.

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Heckscher Playground

November 1, 2019 @ 8:00 am - December 31, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Central Park, Heckscher Playground
Sixth Avenue & Central Park South+ Google Map

Central Park's largest playground features a shaded area with swings and slides, a large, maze-like climber, lots of water features with tunnels, ramps and slides plus giant rocks to climb (and a bathroom). Face painters, musicians and giant bubble makers often congregate at the entrance. Closes at dusk.

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Chocolat Michel Cluizel

November 1, 2019 @ 8:00 am - December 31, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Chocolat Michel Cluizel
199 Madison Ave at East 35th Street+ Google Map

Indulge in world renowned gourmet chocolate in a French-style café. Enjoy baked-on-site French pastries,  freshly brewed specialty coffees and an assortment of chocolate bonbons and bars with a fair-trade focus. Counter service with a small, stylish seating area.

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Greek From Greece Bakery &Cafe

November 1, 2019 @ 8:00 am - December 31, 2020 @ 9:00 pm

Feast on authentic Greek pastries both sweet (backlava, kataifi, walnut cake) and savory (spinach pies & a variety of cheese pies) plus soups, salads, sandwiches, house-made Greek yogurt and more at this friendly bakery/cafe.

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Alice’s Tea Cup

November 1, 2019 @ 8:00 am - December 31, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
Alice’s Tea Cup
102 West 73rd Street at Columbus Avenue+ Google Map

Enjoy scones in rotating flavors as magical as the decor, sandwiches, salads and treats with optional fairy wings and glitter at a whimsical tea house inspired by Alice in Wonderland. Choose from hundreds of teas served in charming mismatching pots and cups. Fairy wings and glitter avaialble. Gets crowded on weekends and reservations only available for groups 6+, call ahead or go early to beat the crowds (or take the scones to go for a Central Park picnic).

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Alice’s Tea Cup Chapter II

November 1, 2019 @ 8:00 am - December 31, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
Alice’s Tea Cup Chapter II
156 East 64th Street at Lexington Avenue+ Google Map

Enjoy scones as magical as the decor, sandwiches, salads and treats with optional fairy wings and glitter at a whimsical tea house inspired by Alice in Wonderland. Choose from hundreds of teas served in charming mismatching pots and cups. Gets crowded on weekends and reservations only available for groups 6+, call ahead or go early to beat the crowds (or take the scones to go for a Central Park picnic).

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Orwashers UWS

November 1, 2019 @ 8:00 am - December 31, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Orwashers UWS
440 Amsterdam Avenue @ 81st Street Upper West Side+ Google Map

Choose from salads, sandwiches, amazing healthy artisanal bread and not-so-healthy pastries at the new UWS outpost of the 100+-year-old Orwashers Bakery with counter service and seating.

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Cafe Lalo

November 1, 2019 @ 9:00 am - December 31, 2020 @ 11:30 pm
Cafe Lalo
201 West 83rd Street+ Google Map

The extensive cheesecake-heavy dessert menu and charming Belle Époque decor lure locals to this cash-only tourist favorite. Dine on salads, sandwiches, pastries and all-day waffles, quiches and omelets or choose from exquisite desserts including 20+ cheesecake flavors, dozens of pies tarts and cakes (including 10 gluten-free options) and jumbo cookies a al a mode. So Parisian and pretty it was in a Meg Ryan/Tom Hanks romantic comedy.

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Levain Bakery

November 1, 2019 @ 9:00 am - December 31, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Levain Bakery
167 West 74th Street at Amsterdam+ Google Map

Everything is baked on-site throughout the day at this cozy bakery, from an array of rustic breads to the world-famous six-ounce chocolate chip walnut cookie. We are constantly debating the merits of these versus the equally giant dark chocolate peanut butter chip cookies, and the whole wheat walnut raisin rolls are also yummy (and a little healthier). Tourists sometimes line up down the block at original location on West 74th Street, but this new nearby outpost is less crowded with…

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Dylan’s Candy Bar

November 1, 2019 @ 10:00 am - December 31, 2020 @ 9:00 pm
Dylan’s Candy Bar
1011 Third Ave at East 60th Street+ Google Map

Candy lovers go bonkers at a whimsical Willy Wonka factory with an oversized lollipop tree, candy cane columns, dripping chocolate shelves, kaleidoscopic candy wallpaper and candy-embedded staircases - it even has a candy-themed soundtrack. Shop over 7,000 confections, including Dylan's Candy Bar (private label) products, a large assortment of rare American nostalgic favorites, novelty items, imported specialty sweets and candy-inspired lifestyle product from stationery to technology, toys to plush, jewelry to handbags, scented body lotions to sweaters. Seated dining avaialble…

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DiMenna Children’s History Museum

November 1, 2019 @ 10:00 am - December 31, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
New-York Historical Society
70 Central Park West at 77th Street+ Google Map

Ride an orphan train, play a newsies video game  and explore lots of other interactive exhibits in the awesome hands-on DiMenna Children's History Museum. Search for items on printed scavenger hunt or just explore the many installations covering centuries of New York history. Lots to learn for older kids and lots to touch including a train table for tots. Find tales of New York City past and present in a cozy Children’s History Library with a great selection of history-themed books,…

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Arepas Cafe

November 1, 2019 @ 11:00 am - December 31, 2020 @ 10:00 pm

Indulge in Venezuelan fried yumminess (and passion fruit sangria) at the casual Arepas Cafe, small and friendly with wooden tables, string lights on the windows, flags and masks adorning the walls, and soccer playing on the tv by the bar. We recommend the tasting platter.

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