Circle of Dance

Tuesday, April 1–Tuesday, April 30, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
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.

Transformer: Native Art in Light and Sound

Friday, November 10–Sunday, January 6, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
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.


Thursday, April 19–Sunday, March 31, 7:00 am–10:00 pm
High Line 14th Street Passage (Tenth Avenue & West 14th Street)

Nine artists share their experiences inhabiting, speaking out of, and challenging the assumed boundaries of public space, where different voices can be heard, addressing important topics such as women’s rights, mass incarceration, the environment, and immigration.

Swale: Floating Food Forest

Saturday, May 5–Sunday, July 1, 12:00 pm–6:00 pm
Brooklyn Army Terminal (Pier 4 at 58th Street)

Explore a floating food forest built atop a barge that travels to piers in New York City, offering educational programming and welcoming visitors to harvest herbs, fruits and vegetables for free.

Saturdays & Sundays 12–6 pm
Through July 1

Dragon Curve

Friday, June 1–Friday, July 27, 12:00 am
LMAKbooks+design (298 Grand Street)

Explore an immersive installation of objects, wall pieces and home goods by Ellen Van Dusen. The walls and floors are covered with the designer’s pattern, “Arc,” which is inspired by an infinite fractal pattern first described by NASA physicist John Heighway in the 1960s known as the “Dragon Curve.” Kids love the patterns, mirrors, and bright bold colors.

Wednesday–Sunday 11 am–6pm through July 27

Sing for Hope Pianos

Tuesday, June 5–Sunday, June 24, All Day

Visit – and play – Sing for Hope’s brightly colored pianos throughout NYC parks and public spaces including Lincoln Center and Central Park. Fifty pianos – each a unique art piece created by a different artist or designer – host impromptu concerts by professionals and amateurs alike. See ten at once in Chase Plaza in the Financial District and download the free SFH Pianos iphone app to find one near you. Later the instruments are donated to NYC public schools, where they will become hubs for Sing for Hope’s ongoing creative programs.

Camp Cookie Do

Friday, June 8–Sunday, September 2, 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
Chefs Club Counter (62 Spring Street at Lafayette Street)

Try safe-do-eat cookie dough in summer camp-themed concoctions like the Dirty Worm (ice cream, chocolate pudding and gummy worms) and Camp Fire (ice cream, chocolate and crumbled graham crackers ) at cookie dough shop D?’s pop-up. Eat your treats on  log seats, adirondack chairs and even a tire swing.


Manhattan Color Walk

Friday, June 15–Sunday, July 15, 8:00 am–6:00 pm
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum ( 2 East 91st Street)

At Cooper Hewitt’s new (free) outdoor installation celebrating their exhibition , every color in the rainbow road corresponds to a specific moment encountered by the Color Factory creative team while walking and exploring 265 streets – from the uppermost part of Manhattan at West 220th Street down to Battery Park.

Inka Chakana

Thursday, June 21–Saturday, June 23, 6:00 pm–7:00 pm
National Museum of the American Indian – New York (One Bowling Green)

Celebrate the Summer Solstice with members of the Kichwa Nation community as they create an Inka Chakana, a symbol carrying great significance to the Quechua people. Learn how the Inka Chakana is made, as well as its meaning, and listen to a live presentation of Andean music.

Hudson River Nature Walk

Saturday, June 23, 9:00 am–10:00 am
Pier 40 (353 West Street at Houston)

Enjoy a meandering waterfront walk while viewing and learning about Hudson River Park flora and fauna, including some of the 85 different species of birds. Peek into gardens to discover butterflies, dragonflies and other interesting insects. Get to know the native plants that thrive in unexpected places in and around the river’s edge.

Parent & Me Yoga

Saturday, June 23, 9:00 am–9:45 am
Fort Tryon Park (Margaret Corbin Drive & West 196th Street)

Children of all ages and their parents/caregivers are invited to practice outdoor yoga with a certified children’s instructor. Meet on Abby’s Lawn in Fort Tryon Park, just north of the David Rockefeller Linden Terrace. Bring a towel or yoga mat.

Through August 25.

Discovery Walks for Families: Statues and Monuments

Saturday, June 23, 10:00 am–11:30 am
Central Park, Samuel F. B. Morse Statue (East 72nd Street & Fifth Avenue)

Discover the secrets and mysteries of Central Park’s most beloved children’s sculptures. Learn about some of the Park’s most popular statues for children; Balto, Alice in Wonderland, Hans Christian Andersen, and more through guided activities in a complementary Discovery Journal.

Family Art Project: Butterfly Habitat Hats

Saturday, June 23, 10:00 am–1:00 pm
Wave Hill (West 249th Street & Independence Avenue)

See and sketch butterflies flying among the meadow grasses or in Wave Hill’s lovely Flower Garden. Learn about the life cycle of local butterfly species and the conditions they need in order to survive. Then make a richly textured butterfly-habitat hat filled with flowers and insects in an active landscape.

Also on Sunday.

Figment Festival

Saturday, June 23, 10:00 am–6:00 pm
Governors Island (Governors Island)

Touch, smell, write on, talk to, dance with, play with, and learn from dozens of art experiences including large-scale sculptures, music, dance, crafting, social experiments, and other celebrations of free expression among the greenery of Governors Island including a “dreamlike celebration of the human body and brain.”

Rockstock And Barrels Festival

Saturday, June 23, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Beach 90 Boardwalk (Beach 90, Far Rockaway)

Enjoy surf contests, a local arts and crafts shopping village, skateboard demos, and live music at an NYC beach reachable by ferry or subway/bus.

Solstice Saturday at Cooper Hewitt

Saturday, June 23, 10:00 am–9:00 pm
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum ( 2 East 91st Street)
Free for outdoor activities; Museum admission $16, $10/seniors, free/ages 17 & under

Celebrate the summer solstice at Cooper Hewitt with a Solstice Scavenger Hunt in the galleries and ping pong, corn hole and yoga in the garden. Check out the super cool Manhattan Color Walk.

Shababa Saturday Mornings

Saturday, June 23, 10:30 am–12:00 pm
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.

Barnes & Noble (86th & Lexington) Storytime

Saturday, June 23, 11:00 am–11:30 am
Barnes & Noble 86th & Lexington (150 East 86th Street)

Join in stories, songs, coloring and activities led by a bookstore employee.

Books Of Wonder Storytime

Saturday, June 23, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
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.

Hester Street Fair

Saturday, June 23, 11:00 am–6:00 pm
Hester Street Fair (Corner of Hester & Essex Streets)

Founded in 2010 by three Lower East Side locals, this food and flea market draws from the diversity of the neighborhood and New York City at large. Shop a curated selection of NYC’s artisanal fashion, art, jewelry, crafts, music, and food vendors including cutting edge entrepreneurs and under-the-radar brands.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10