Feeling sporty? Even city kids can play basketball, tennis & more at these stores & events

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The Greens

Pier 17

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.

Wilson NYC Flagship

Wilson Soho

Play in a 6,400-square-foot atrium in the new Wilson NYC Flagship store. Hit tennis balls, shoot hoops on an indoor court and test out products among cool design.

In-store services include racket stringing, leather ball customization, and glove personalization.

Monday-Saturday 11 am – 8 pm
Sunday 11 am – 6 pm

The Rink at Winter Village

Bryant Park

Skate on the city’s only free rink or just watch and enjoy a festive winter vibe. Online advance reservations required to skate, reservations roll out daily two weeks before skate time.

* Skate rentals are $15-$45; discounted during off-peak hours and dates. Helmets also availble ($6).  Penguin skate aids available for younger kids ($22, free before 11 am on weekends, and noon on weekdays).

* Shoe check is complimentary for all skaters, as no bags are allowed on the ice.  Leave personal items at home, or check them at the skating pavilion ($5 per item, $15 per oversized item – eg: stroller or piece of luggage).

* Ages 7+ can try Bumper Cars on Ice during certain hours.

See our guide to eating, shopping and more fun in Bryant Park’s Winter Village.

Ice Rink at The Seaport

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 lockers and phone chargers.

🎟 Skate rental prices vary by day & time Residents of zip codes 10002, 10004, 10005, 10006, 10007, 10038, or 10280 save $3 on skate rentals.

Mon–Thu 3 pm – 10 pm
Fri 12 pm – 11 pm
Sat & Holidays 10 am – 11 pm
Sun 10 am – 10 pm

Valentine’s Day at the Jackie Robinson Museum

Jackie Robinson Museum

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a special look a the loving partnership between Jackie and Rachel Robinson and the Robinson family.

See items from the Robinson Family collection not regularly on display. Join story time at 1 pm & 2 pm and hands-on activities for children (ongoing between 12 pm & 3 pm).

How Did They Do That?—3D Imaging

Metropolitan Museum Of Art

Peek at technique and learn—through handling tools and materials—how works of art were created. Join gallery demonstrations that reveal the intersection of art and science. Demonstrations repeat every 30 min. For visitors of all ages.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Chroma: Ancient Sculpture in Color.

Bumper Cars on Ice

Bryant Park
Glide, bump and spin on inflatable bumper cars on a portion of the Rink at Winter Village. Can be a high speed dizzy thrill depending on how you use your joysticks. Rides are only 10 minutes but still lots of fun.
Riders must be 7 years old and 42” or taller. One rider per car.
Tickets are released two weeks in advance and often sell out; walk-in slots usually available.
Mon-Thu 2 pm–8 pm
Fri-Sun 12 pm–6 pm

Watson Adventures’ Grand Central Scramble Family Scavenger Hunt

Grand Central Terminal

Kids and adults work together to uncover the secrets of this amazing train station.

Go nuts in the Whispering Gallery, spot surprises in the stars in the “sky,” find TV celebs in the fabulous food court, stand on fish under an upside-down tree in the Grand Central Market, learn the arrival time of a “ghost” train in the “Kissing Room,” see where a missile pierced the ceiling, count creepy critters trying to invade a “ship,” and find funny details in the latest exhibit inside the Transit Museum Gallery.

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