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Wonderland Children’s Literary Festival

Attend a literary festival featuring children’s literature from India and by authors of Indian origin. featuring award-winning authors, book fair, workshops, story times and cultural shows. Include bookreadings and discussions by a slew of authors, including award winning authors Veera Hiranandani and Roopa Pai, a puppet show based on the mythology of the epic Ramayana,…

Family Day: Build a Lego City

Explore architecture, design and construction with everyone’s favorite building material—Lego bricks! Create a Lego masterpiece and work together to create buildings to add to a model city inspired by New York City. Designed for children ages 5–13 years old, accompanied by an adult. Drop in anytime.

Dog Day Halloween Costume Party and Parade

Washington Square Park gets a spooky (and furry) makeover. Celebrate Halloween by dressing your best furry buddy up in costume at the Washington Square Park Fountain. Big prizes  for best costume for dogs and owners,

Jefferson Market Garden Children’s Harvest Festival

Celebrate fall in a pretty community garden with pumpkin painting, food, games, Dave the Worm Guy! and more. Rain date is Sunday, October 20.

Watson Adventures’ Ghosts of Greenwich Village Scavenger Hunt

Kids and adults work together to uncover the stories of creepy places and the ghosts that have haunted them. As a team, follow clues in search of answers to tricky, humorous questions about hidden cemeteries, looming skeletons, the haunted homes of Edgar Allan Poe and Mark Twain, bats on a building, Dickensian door knockers, Harry…

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 ball pit. Designed by artist…

Holiday x House of SHOWFIELDS

Experiential retail store SHOWFIELDS’ immersive experience gets a holiday update. Find a hidden slide, then touch smell, eat, and test products and artwork led by actots with a story. Book (free) timed slots in advance online.

Dolby Soho Experience: Island Records 60th Anniversary

Experience the cultural, cool, and independent ethos of Island Records through the lens of iconic music, milestone albums, and game-changing artists. This immersive installation features engaging newly-remastered music and videos, artist appearances and a gallery of Island’s most celebrated album art. Hear music in Dolby Atmos from Island artists like Bob Marley, Shawn Mendes, Demi Lovato,…

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.

The Haas Brothers: Madonna

Meet quirky beaded sculptures, small and big, as well as two large-scale sculptures made with Portuguese Pele de Tigre marble. Find fantastical animals and odd hybrids among seemingly rare tropical plants, connected into a cohesive environment through undulating platforms.

You Are Light

This site-specific installation in CMA’s Bridge Space by artist Rico Gatson, represents light pictorially as a metaphor for positive energy, power, and hope for a better future.

CIVICKIDS Celebration

Celebrate a year of CIVICKIDS, CMA’s monthly digital challenge to create a project based on themes of civic engagement including leadership, sustainability, and kindness. Create in interactive workshops inspired by a year of amplifying children’s voices and catching them in action. Highlights include Story Time with Senator Julia Salazar, documentary screenings with filmmaker Pablo Herrera, a…

Mozart for Munchkins: Let’s Dance!

Dance to music for the piano, violin, and french horn at a relaxed, interactive concert inspired by dance. Wiggle, move and groove to waltzes, klezmer, stompin’ fiddle tunes and more.

Pumpkin Point on Governors Island

Pick from thousands of pumpkins in historic Nolan Park surrounded by beautiful fall foliage and the village-like atmosphere of former officer’s homes. Enjoy live music, pumpkin painting and costume-making with the Children’s Museum of the Arts, a fall beer garden and tasty treats including warm cider, mini pumpkin pies, “ghoulash” by Island vendor Little Eva’s,…

Bentley’s Centenary Concours

Celebrate Bentley’s Centenary with an extraordinary line-up of historic Bentleys displayed concours-style along the Brookfield Place waterfront plaza in Lower Manhattan. See both the EXP 100 GT – which debuted as part of our Centenary Celebrations in the UK – and the new Flying Spur, the definitive four-door grand tourer. Head to Hudson Eats for…

Exploring Art + Technology Labs: Investigating Native Corn

From pupusas to piki bread and from fuel to fashion, explore the diverse knowledge and innovation for processing corn. Create your own puzzle as you learn more about corn technology and its versatile applications through multisensory activities such as masa making, tortilla tasting, guessing games, and more. Part of a bi-monthly series of hands-on workshops…

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 and bathrooms.

10 Corso Como

Find striking modern design among historic cobblestones at former editor and publisher Carla Sozanni’s visionary concept store. Atriking interiors designed by American artist Kris Ruhs, host a quirky store, gallery, bar and Italian restaurant.

Taste of the Seaport 2019

This annual fall festival celebrates the vibrant food & beverage scene of Financial District and the Historic South Street Seaport. Enjoy musical entertainment, children’s activities, storytimes and treats from more than 40 food & beverage purveyors. Proceeds benefit arts and enrichment programs at two local elementary schools, PS 343 Peck Slip School and PS 397…