National Museum of the American Indian – New York (One Bowling Green)
This awesome five-year exhibit featuring videos and gorgeous costumes of ten Native American social and ceremonial dances from throughout the Americas with plenty of floor space to dance along.
National Museum of the American Indian – New York (One Bowling Green)
Ten artists use light, digital projection, and experimental media to reflect on their place in and between traditional and dominant cultures. Through innovative sound art, digital media, and installation, the exhibition demonstrates the continuity of Indigenous cultures and creativity in the digital age.
High Line 14th Street Passage (Tenth Avenue & West 14th Street)
Striking work from nine diverse artists challenging the assumed boundaries of public space include oversized murals, neon signs, and movable sculptures.
Museum of the City of New York (1220 Fifth Avenue at 105th Street)
Get two rickets for $15 (usually $36) to the family-friendly Museum of the City of New York. Explore the interactive New York at Its Core and drop in to family activities.
Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (Seventh Avenue at 27 Street)
Admire ensembles in pink, perhaps the most divisive of colors from the 18th century to the present, with examples by designers and brands such as Elsa Schiaparelli, Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Alessandro Michele of Gucci, Jeremy Scott of Moschino, and Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons. Explore the varied stereotypes and symbolism of pink throughout world history. Also see a fascinating diorama of pink toys and dress-up clothes for girls, dating from the 1950s to the present, including dolls, “princess” costumes, My Little Pony and other beloved objects.Tuesday–Friday 12 pm–8 pm
Saturday 10 am–5 pm
Through Jan 9, 2019
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (40 Lincoln Center Plaza)
Explore choreographer Jerome Robbins’ life and dances alongside the history of New York, his muse and home. In diaries, drawings, watercolors, paintings, story scenarios, poems—and, especially, in dance—Robbins reimagined the world around him, especially New York where he was born one-hundred years ago and where he lived his entire adult life. From Fancy Free—his breakout hit ballet in 1944—to the musical West Side Story on stage (1957) and screen (1961) and the ballets N.Y. Export: Opus Jazz (1958) and Glass Pieces (1983), Robbins explored the joys, struggles, grooves, routines, and aspirations of New York.
American Folk Art Museum (2 Lincoln Square (Columbus Avenue at 66th Street))
See paintings from the 1930s and 1940s and carved wood and stone figurative sculptures by one of Jamaica’s most important artists, John Dunkley including many landscapes and animal portraits. Find a few cute bunnies.
Bryant Park (42nd Street & Fifth Avenue)
Shop at over 100 boutique-style booths offering a wide array of handmade gifts and food – including 5 top-notch chocolatiers. Warm up in the rink-side Danny Meyer restaurant Public Fare or enjoy a selection of games, chess, and art supplies at the second floor Overlook as you watch the ice skating at the city’s only free-admission rink (or skate yourself). After the tree-lighting ceremony on Dec 1, check out the dazzling 50-foot Norway Spruce by the library.
Grand Central Terminal (87 East 42nd Street)
Watch models of the MTA’s vintage and current trains and subway cars travel depart from a miniature replica of Grand Central Terminal to Santa’s workshop at the North Pole in this small yet charming display full of delightful details. This year’s exhibition showcases Lionel Metro-North, Polar Express, and vintage subway train set against a new artwork designed by New York City-based artist Ebony Bolt. Shop in the charming train/subway themed gift shop or visit the nearby Grand Central Holiday Fair.
Time Warner Center (10 Columbus Circle)
14-foot stars hanging from the 150-foot tall ceiling light up in an array of colors in time to holiday tunes by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Peek into the festively decorated Williams-Sonoma for free samples of holiday candy and hot apple cider. See cast members of Broadway shows perform on Mondays 5-6 pm.
Daily Harvest Refueling Station (446 Broadway)
Sample smoothies, harvest bowls, cookies, and more, with select eats available for purchase at the pop-up by healthy food subscription service Daily Harvest. Also get free swag, try Cookies + Lattes from 3-4 pm and ride on a giant avocado.
Brookfield Place (220 Vesey Street)
At 10am, enjoy an Astrograss concertsfeaturing sing-a-longs, dance contests and high-energy fiddle hoedowns. At 11 am, join storyteller LuAnn Adams as she relates her vivid tales.
Central Park, Dana Discovery Center at the Harlem Meer (Central Park at 110th Street between Fifth & Lenox Avenues)
Take a hike through the North Woods and learn how to tell a maple from an oak. Discover how trees—from seeds and leaves to logs—contribute to the health of an urban park woodland community. Learn about the landscapes and ecosystems of the Park through hands-on exploration using kid-friendly binoculars, field guides, hand lenses, and complementary Discovery Journal. Space is limited; advance online registration required.
West End Secondary School (227 West 61st Street)
Kids can create animated versions of themselves and learn how to composite animation with live-action footage to make a mini movie.
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) (4 West 53rd Street)
Ages 4 to 16 can engage in lively discussions and fun activities while looking closely at modern masterpieces and cutting-edge contemporary art. One week we discussed why Mark Rothko paintings are like sandwiches then made our own Rothkos from pre-cut paper. Each month a new theme is introduced.
Tickets available at the information desk in the Education and Research building (4 West 54 Street) starting at 10 am; programs often fill up so arrive early. Includes free museum admission for up to two accompanying adults.
92Y (1395 Lexington Avenue)
Sing, dance and celebrate Shabbat as a community. Families with babies, toddlers and older children enjoy traditional and non-traditional music, creative prayer, art, movement and more in a relaxed and playful environment. No prior experience celebrating Shabbat necessary.
Bank Street Bookstore (2780 Broadway at 107th Street)
Author Raakhee Mirchandani and Illustrator Tim Palin lead a special storytime featuring their new picture book Super Satya Saves the Day about a precocious Indian-American superhero.
Industry City (274 36th Street, Courtyard 1/2 )
Shop a range of products from innovative brands. Explore flavors from across the globe and learn more about the makers behind favorite brands among a community of tastemakers.
Books Of Wonder (18 West 18th Street)
Employees from NYC’s largest and oldest children’s bookstore read several books from the shelves (based on the age of the children attending) among delightful literary prints and decor.
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum ( 2 East 91st Street)
Design an accessible intersection for different users and explore an engaging, interactive museum.
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