SEAPORT/FIDI

 

Gorgeous harbor & bridge views complement the mix of playgrounds, public art & unique experiences in the oldest part of Manhattan.

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EVENTS

The Santa Clauses’ Winter Wonderland

Visit Santa Claus’ headquarters at the North Pole (on a scenic downtown pier), inspired by Disney’s The Santa Clauses. Step into Santa’s candy-cane-lined hallway, lined with  and follow it into a gingerbread house bar, stocked with seasonal treats and drinks. Settle into a cozy armchair in Santa’s living room, check out his toy workshop, find…

Seaport Museum Free Family Activity Weekends

Enjoy fun activities for the whole family on the main deck of the tall ship Wavertree. Hands-on activities and engagement stations for kids of all ages enhance the onboard experience. Join creative projects illuminating history and life at sea.

Also visit the hands-on Seaport Discovery: Exploring our Waters with Eric Carle.

No registration…

Chanukah at the Seaport

Join the Seaport’s annual Chanukah Menorah lighting hosted by the Jewish Learning Experience, Chabad of Wall Street, and the Howard Hughes Corporation. 

Come and enjoy festive music, ice skating, and performances by local artists and a children’s choir. Family-friendly activities include Chanukah crafts, face painting, an ice menorah carving and traditional treats.

The light…

HOLIDAY

Ice Rink at The Seaport

Ice skate in a free admission rink with spectacular views of the East River, the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan skyline, under a new overheard light installation Aurora emulating the Northern lights.

Chase Sapphire Preferred and Reserve cardmembers have exclusive access to the Sapphire Cabin, a heated bungalow located rink-side with complimentary…

Aurora by Ithaca Studios

Opens Nov 22

Over 4,000 individually-controlled overhead lights create spectacular effects inspired by the natural wonder of the Aurora Borealis, including swirling colors and shooting stars, all synchronized to music. Take a spin under the lights on the free admission Ice Rink.

Each month the theme of Aurora will change with different lighting concepts…

The Santa Clauses’ Winter Wonderland

Visit Santa Claus’ headquarters at the North Pole (on a scenic downtown pier), inspired by Disney’s The Santa Clauses. Step into Santa’s candy-cane-lined hallway, lined with  and follow it into a gingerbread house bar, stocked with seasonal treats and drinks. Settle into a cozy armchair in Santa’s living room, check out his toy workshop, find…

Seaport Tree

The historical cobblestoned Seaport District is decked out with pretty hanging lights and a 60-foot Norway Spruce. Check out cute shops and restaurants plus historic tall ships in the harbor. Admire new art installation Aurora over the free admission skating rink.

See our guide to the Seaport.

Chanukah at the Seaport

Join the Seaport’s annual Chanukah Menorah lighting hosted by the Jewish Learning Experience, Chabad of Wall Street, and the Howard Hughes Corporation. 

Come and enjoy festive music, ice skating, and performances by local artists and a children’s choir. Family-friendly activities include Chanukah crafts, face painting, an ice menorah carving and traditional treats.

The light…

ART

Peace, Love & Happiness

Cheerful sculptures by Scott Gerber, artist and founder of Tube Dude have been moved to the edge of the East River, framing dramatic views. Climb inside a giant Heart, Peace Sign and Smiley Face.

Ziggy

Lounge and climb on rainbow colored inventive seating options on vibrantly colored painted rebar and 27,000 feet of iridescent cord by Hou De Sousa.

Aurora by Ithaca Studios

Opens Nov 22

Over 4,000 individually-controlled overhead lights create spectacular effects inspired by the natural wonder of the Aurora Borealis, including swirling colors and shooting stars, all synchronized to music. Take a spin under the lights on the free admission Ice Rink.

Each month the theme of Aurora will change with different lighting concepts…

EAT

Mister Dips Seaport

Get inventive burgers, fries, milkshakes & soft serve ice cream dipped in candy shells at this Seaport outpost of a quirky Williamsburg fave.

Monday-Sunday 11:30 am-10 pm

See our guide to the happening Seaport District.

The Greens

Enjoy stunning views on a rooftop overlooking the East River. Indoor and outdoor seating available. Menu includes cheeseburgers, churros, shrimp rolls, salads and more.

See our guide to Seaport.

Tin Building by Jean-Georges

Explore an array of culinary experiences at acclaimed chef Jean-Georges sprawling culinary destination located in lower Manhattan’s historic Seaport. The two-story waterfront building offers houses multiple restaurants with open kitchens, innovative retail concepts including an exquisite candy and gelato shop and an impeccably stocked market. Browse stands specializing in cheese, crepes, butchery (look at for…

The Santa Clauses’ Winter Wonderland

Visit Santa Claus’ headquarters at the North Pole (on a scenic downtown pier), inspired by Disney’s The Santa Clauses. Step into Santa’s candy-cane-lined hallway, lined with  and follow it into a gingerbread house bar, stocked with seasonal treats and drinks. Settle into a cozy armchair in Santa’s living room, check out his toy workshop, find…

The Grinch & The Rudolph at Mister Dips

Mister Dips features two festive frozen treats in December. The Grinch soft serve cone comes with eggnog custard, holiday sprinkles and wintergreen dip; The Rudolph milkshake has candy cake ice cream and white chocolate.

Also get inventive burgers and fries at this Seaport outpost of a quirky Williamsburg fave.

See our guide to the happening,…

The Golden Girls Kitchen NYC

Pull up a chair to a custom, detailed dining experience inspired by the Golden Girls’ favorite iconic Miami hangouts, as well as other memorable moments from the beloved franchise. Be completely immersed in the world of The Golden Girls: snap a photo in Blanche’s Boudoir, complete with shag carpet and a palm print bedspread, or…

PLAY

Imagination Playground

This magical interactive, transformable playground lets kids create their own play space with sand, water, giant foam blocks, mats, wagons, fabric, and crates at their fingertips. Great view of the East River. Near lots of cool public art. Bathrooms available.

FIDI

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Solve puzzles, perform experiments, play state-of-the-art computer simulations and find out how corn is like a dog in this interactive, family-friendly space. Explore scientific principles behind Native innovations and technologies that are so ingenious, many remain a part of our daily lives.

See our complete guide to National Museum of the American Indian –…

Eataly NYC Downtown

The 40,000 square feet  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 (post-pandemic) weekend kids cooking classes.

Choose from five restaurants, nine take-away counters (including gelato), two caffès, and one wine bar. Shop more than 10,000 high-quality…

Staten Island Ferry

Take a free ferry ride from Whitehall Terminal in Lower Manhattan to Staten Island and back for great views of The Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan & Brooklyn skylines. 25 minute trips (1 hour round trip) depart every half hour (every fifteen minutes during rush hour). Masks required.

For a quicker trip, take the…

Dubuffet Sculpture

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

WTC Street Murals & Memorial

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.

At the 9/11 Memorial, two 1-acre pools with the largest man-made waterfalls in the United States comprise the footprints of the Twin Towers, symbolizing the loss of…

Battery Playscape

Explore a new playground with five ecology zones—Bluff, Marsh, Dune, Meadow, and Riverbed– in resilient design, post-Superstorm Sandy when the park survived the full force of the 15-foot storm surge and became a focal point of sea level rise. Lyrical patterns of water illuminate the portal, fence, and custom seating. Daylight filters through the punctuated…

Greek From Greece Bakery &Cafe

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.

Art Walk at Brookfield Place

Look for works ranging from oil on canvas to handmade ceramics throughout the 40-foot palms and glass atrium in this shopping and office complex.

In addition to a permanent collection on view, new artists exhibit their work throughout the year. Right now see vibrant oversized geometric landscapes by artists Jessie and Katey and nine photographs…

Nelson A. Rockefeller & Teardrop Park

Frolic on wide waterfront lawns and explore multiple playgrounds plus gardens, public art pieces, and a sheltered pavilion.

In Rockefeller Park, climb large jungle gyms with swinging bridges, netting, slides, poles and more. Ride a pedal-powered merry-go-round and dig in multiple sandboxes and a handicapped-accessible sand table. In warm weather, be sprayed by an elephant…

Le District

Mangez on freshly made croissants, crepes, frites and more delicious treats in a French shopping district within happening Brookfield Place. Take your treat to the terrace for a view of the French-in-origin Lady Liberty.

Adrienne’s Pizza Bar

Eat thin-crust square pies (plus classic round pies, salads, pastas and more) on indoor and outdoor seating overlooking historic, cobbled Stone Street at this casual yet classy pizzeria.

The Statue of Liberty

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. Reserve tickets in advance to guarantee access to the Statue of Liberty Pedestal (crown tours not currently available)

At the Statue…

One World Observatory

Elevators climb 102 stories in 47 seconds to the 102nd floor of the Freedom Tower, the tallest building in America at a symbolic 1,776 feet. Incredible views plus lots of interactive and digital features including immersive audiovisual experiences, a 14-foot wide circular glass disc with high definition footage of the streets 100 floors below and…

Governors Island

Oasis-with-a-view Governors Island is just a short ferry ride away. Lots of room to roam, bike and play on this 172 acre former military post with historic architecture. Look for public artworks plus rotating arts, culture and science programs in and around the historic houses of Nolan Park and Colonels Row.

Relax in Hammock Grove’s…

Wall Street: Fearless Girl & Charging Bull

Historic sites and high finance mingle on the narrow cobblestone streets of Manhattan’s original neighborhood, named after wall that erected by the Dutch in the mid-1600s to mark the northern boundary of their settlement.

Find the bronze Charging Bull statue just north of Bowling Green, on Broadway, below the intersection at Morris Street. On the…

Hudson Eats

Choose from over a dozen fast-casual chef-driven eateries including Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar, Umami Burger and Dos Toros Taqueria at this upscale foodcourt on the second floor of Brookfield Place (upstairs from French market Le District).

Counter service; eat at fancy-feeling seating throughout the 30,000-square-foot space featuring soaring ceilings and window walls with…

Fraunces Tavern

Get a pot pie (one of George Washington’s favorite meals) and other traditional and modern American dishes at New York’s oldest and most historic bar and restaurant. Established in 1763, this favorite drinking spot of Alexander Hamilton and the site of Washington’s famous farewell address to soldiers after the Revolutionary War now is part restaurant,…

Wyatt Kahn: Life in the Abstract

Seven monumental sculptures fabricated in Cor-Ten steel by New York artist Wyatt Kahn juxtaposes components abstract forms with “readymade” items like eyeglasses, clock, comb, hand, foot and other elements from domestic life. The artist translated seventeen line drawings into large welded steel blocks and arranged them in ways that suggest imaginative narrative compositions. Good for…

Gustav Klimt: Gold in Motion

Take a multi-sensory journey through the golden, sensuous and revolutionary art of the Viennese painter Austrian painter Gustav Klimt. Be immersed in his iconic works, projected on marble walls, towering columns, stained glass skylights and coved ceilings of a historic former bank using unique, cutting-edge mapping technology, synchronized to an original soundtrack.

The first exhibit…

Monet’s Garden

Take an immersive 360-degree journey through the history and works of one of the greatest artists of the past century. Through state-of-the-art multimedia technology, enter the world famous artworks of the Impressionist painter Claude Monet.

Elaborate installations and projections, combined with music, create rushing worlds of color and make the paintings come alive. Explore Monet’s…

Gov­er­nors Island Win­ter Vil­lage

Enjoy sea­son­al activ­i­ties, fes­tive win­ter lights, games and food and drinks along­side warm­ing fire pits. Explore win­ter arts and cul­tur­al pro­gram­ming amid a sparkling dis­play of hol­i­day lights and a his­toric Coast Guard-era fire truck photo-op. Play lawn games like corn­hole, can jam and giant Jen­ga.

⛸ Spin on a 5,000-square foot outdoor skat­ing rink…

The Rink at Brookfield Place

Skate on a small rink overlooking New York Harbor with incredible views. Uncovered and windy so dress accordingly.

Skate aids and pushable sit-down sleighs for small beginners available for $15 ($20 on weekend). Sign up for one hour sessions. Private and group learn to skate and hockey lessons available.

Eat at an array of yummy…

Luminaries

Dance on giant stairs underneath a canopy of 650 ever changing rainbow hanging lantern in the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place. See cool choreographed light shows set to holiday songs at the top of every hour.

Illuminate your holiday wish by sending a motion-activated wish into the glowing lanterns above. For each wish made, Brookfield…

New York Stock Exchange Christmas Tree

The 78-foot pine tree and the iconic columns of the New York Stock Exchange are lit in red and green. A tradition since 1923 when President Coolidge presided over the first national tree lighting, organized to promote the use of electricity and electric Christmas lights as a safe alternative to candles on trees.

Not far…

Oculus Holiday Market by Brik + Clik

Find gifts for everyone in our adorable holiday market trailers which feature Gifts for Home, Gifts Under $25, Gift for Them, Gifts for Kids, Wellness Gifts, and Pantry Gifts, all curated by presenting partner, Brik + Clik.

The striking architecture gets festive with “cobblestoned” paths, light projections, shiny snowmen,  glistening garlands and cute photo-ops. Look…

ONEderland at One World Observatory

The already stunning One World Observatory at the top of the Freedom Tower is transformed into a magical mountaintop-inspired experience with unforgettable views and cheer-filled moments.

Find one-of-a-kind holiday photo ops, cozy chalet lounges and a holiday marketplace set against the awe-inspiring backdrop of the world’s most iconic skyline. Catch a lift to the…

Roaming Carolers @ The Oculus

Look for roaming carolers performing on the festively-decorated Oculus floor and the South Concourse balcony. Rotating singers include The Songful Artists, The Mistletones, Sing for Hope Piano & String Quartet  and faculty and students from Church Street School for Music and Art.

Also shop local artists at The Oculus Holiday Market.