Still some time left to enjoy summer in the city -  groove at music and dance performances in pretty parks, see family-friendly shows, explore interactive pop-ups and so much more.

Check out fun museum exhibits that will be gone when summer ends - with playgrounds & ice cream nearby (plus great kids programs).

Click on the neighborhood agenda links (i.e. **All UPPER WEST SIDE Agendas**) for hyper-local itineraries with nearby playgrounds, food and more because less sweaty travel = more fun.

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See twenty-one quilts with cool patterns gifted from Werner and Karen Gundersheimer. Gathered over a period of decades from eastern Pennsylvania, the Midwest and Southern United States. Monumental compositions in color, pattern, geometry and representation made (mostly) by women over more than three centuries are colorful and mesmerizing for all ages.

Puss in Boots

See a classic story with a twist at historic, cozy Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre. Looking for a change, sly cat Puss dons a snazzy pair of boots and sets off on a magical journey, proving himself a caring friend to his owner Fergus Mundingle. Short and sweet and a good starter shows for toddlers –…

Charlie Parker Jazz Festival

NYC’s annual salute to legendary saxophonist Charlie “Bird” Parker celebrates the centennial of the Harlem Renaissance and highlights Harlem’s artistic and creative energy, while continuing to honor Parker’s work and legacy. Storied, veteran players and the next generation of jazz artists play a range of music from jazz to swing and blues to be-bop.

Camp: Notes on Fashion

This must-see for all ages explores camp’s exuberant, witty aesthetic from the seventeenth century to the present. Each of the 250+ outfits and accessories is a delight, from designer platform crocs to a minidress made of teddy bears. The first few galleries are narrow and scholarly, but then it opens into a larger, more kid-friendly…

The Met Roof Garden: Alicja Kwade’s ParaPivot

Walk through a miniature solar system by Berlin-based artist by Alicja Kwade, this year’s installation in the gorgeous Met Roof Garden, one of our favorite spots in the city. The view of Central Park is stunning and snacks are allowed (and available for purchase).

Start with Art at the Met/Art Trek

Fabulous museum educators engage children in conversations and activities related to a few works in the vast collection. Share ideas and enjoy stories, sketching, singing, and other gallery activities that bring works of art to life. The first Thursday of the month features music in the galleries.

Pip’s Island: The Lighthouse Rescue

In this immersive theatrical adventure, kids and their families to become part of an empowering journey to save a mystical Island and its inhabitants from darkness. Actors guide young explorers through extravagantly designed spaces featuring live performers, puppets, interactive set pieces and animated characters, where they face fun interactive challenges and help the story unfold.

Making Mrs. Maisel Marvelous

Step inside the technicolor world of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Amazon Prime Video’s comedy from Amy Sherman-Palladino. Take a magical summertime sojourn to the Maisel world of late-1950s New York. Enter B. Altman’s switchboard and Rose’s Paris apartment, the Stage Deli, the Catskills hair salon and the TV studio for the Arthritis Telethon where Midge…

FunikiJam’s TOTALLY AWESOME! Summer Show

When Agent Tina from rRgentina thinks she is going to have a “totally boring” summer, Captain Jam invites her on a one-of-a-kind musical vacation around the world – and back in time. Jam-along with the Agents of Jam to awesome vacation destinations like the Beach, the Islands, the 80’s, Australia, and America’s Birthday Jam. This…

En Plein Air

See freestanding, outdoor paintings by eight international artists that can be viewed in the round and in dialogue with the surrounding natural and industrial landscapes, expanding the tradition of outdoor painting.

Rockets of Awesome of NY

Shop for back-to-school at an over-the-top magical shopping experience by clothing brand Rockets. Try on flip sequin jackets and 3-D specs and jump in a marshmallow pool.

Dasher & Crank Pop-up

Wynwood ice cream mecca Dasher & Crank hosts a summer pop-up in front of the Gansevoort Meatpacking Hotel. Artisanal flavors for scoops and floats include Ube (vegan), Hazelnut Crunch, Lemon Speculoos and Babka n Cream, featuring chunks of babka by…

No Pool at the Standard Hotel

Chill at a pop colored urban take on the classic American pool club complete with chaise lounges, killer whale pool floats, a cabana and a Pétanque court. Play a game of cards on pop colored lounge chairs while enjoying lobster…

Cooking Camp

Past a secret magic door in a toy and clothing store find an immersive retail experience that explores the evolution of food; from farms to the kitchen table. Play in a giant freezer, jump on a mini trampoline silo, dig…

Rubin Family Sundays: Spinning Spirals

Create a spiraling wind wheel that will harness the air to sprinkle your thoughts, intentions, and reminders of what is important to you throughout your home inspired by

Marta Minujín: Menesunda Reloaded

Explore a colorful, multi-level labyrinth is full of surprises and interactive elements – neon tunnels, a bedroom with a married couple, a hallway lined with illuminated TVs, secret doors, a mini salon with makeup artists and manicures and more. A reconstruction of Argentinian artist Marta Minujín’s 1965 immersive installation La Menesunda perfect for our instagrammable pop-up era. A unique experience that is fun for all ages.

Pixinity NYC

Explore a a Pop-Futuristic art exhibition & playground inspired by the aesthetic of gaming, pop cultural imageries and visual languages and pixel.  This fairyland of pixels has 10 imaginative rooms with than 100 individual pieces of sculptures, pixel art, emoji-like characters, digital and gaming icons, computer-inspired imagery and the requisite…


Take a 45-minute multimedia journey through a series of large-scale, 360-degree multidimensional virtual realms that are nonsensical, grandiose, and mesmerizing. This immersive art experience adds a layer of reality to the real world with cutting-edge visual effects and pixel-precise projection mapping technology.

Dolby Soho Experience: Music Reborn

Explore 10 different exhibits showcasing songs by trailblazing artists on giant screens with Dolby immersive sound. From legends to modern-day icons, this immersive exhibition spotlights music innovators and showcases songs from artists breaking the status quo.

Dominique Ansel Kitchen Soft Serve Window

The seasonal soft-serve window of the outpost of legendary cronut source Dominique Ansel Bakery features watermelon ice cream in a real watermelon slice and other frozen treats. Indoor and outdoor seating available plus sophisticated pastries, sandwiches and salads.

Color Factory

Truly interactive colorful pop-up with fun activities and sweet treats in sixteen unique rooms designed by different artists and a giant blue ball pit. Lots of bright fun for all ages including a conveyor belt of rainbow colored macarons, a high-tech room for disco dancing, colorful drumming and a giant blue…

Chronos Cosmos: Deep Time, Open Space

This magical multi-artist installation transforms Socrates Sculpture Park into a gateway to the universe, presenting artworks that consider space, time, and matter in relationship to celestial entities and earth-bound processes. In the open-air environment of the Long Island City waterfront park, works of varying scale put the universe in context, creating connection points to space and time

Above and Beyond: The Ultimate Flight Exhibition

Explore the wonders of flight, space travel and aerospace innovation, design and technology through flight simulation, augmented reality, touch tables, design and skill challenges, virtual reality and more. An immersive, wraparound theater highlights the epic quest to challenge the limits of flight then learn more about flight through hands-on interactives. Step into a simulated space elevator, design and test a supersonic fighter jet and experience what it’s like to fly like a bird through a flying simulation with motion-sensing technology.

Dinosaur Safari

Visit the biggest, most realistic Dinosaur Safari ride in America. Travel back in time in a wagon on a guided tour to learn about dinos of the past and animals of the present. Spot the connections between animals at the zoo and ancient dinosaurs. Spend some time at the dig site uncovering fossils, meeting a…

Artes Brasileiras: Samba New York!

See performances by NYC’s largest team of samba musicians, dancers, and capoeira artists in conjunction with garden-wide exhibition Brazilian Modern: The Living Art of Roberto Burle Marx. In the Children’s Adventure Garden, learn about the native plants of Brazil and become inspired plant lovers and designer-artists.

Artes Brasileiras: Nego Gato

See an energetic, elaborately costumed troupe that reflects 500 years of African-Brazilian music and dance in conjunction with garden-wide exhibition Brazilian Modern: The Living Art of Roberto Burle Marx. In the Children’s Adventure Garden, learn about the native plants of Brazil and become inspired plant lovers and designer-artists.

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