DOWNTOWN AGENDAS

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 ball pit. My daughter especially…

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.

House of SHOWFIELDS

Go an an immersive theatre experience that bridges art and retail. Participate in experiential retail store SHOWFIELDS’ magic realism by touching, smelling, eating, and testing all products and artwork onsite. Book (free) timed slots in advance online.

Feast of San Gennaro

Celebrate Italian-American culture at the 92nd annual Feast of San Gennaro. Watch colorful parades, hear live music, try carnival style rides, cheer at meatball and cannoli eating contests and sample molto gustoso food including fried dough, torrone (a honey nougat candy usually flecked with almonds) and sausage-and-pepper sandwiches.

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 ball pit. My daughter especially…

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…

Summer of Love

Arlo Soho’s courtyard is groovy for the 50th anniversary of Woodstock with colorful flower power decor, a vintage beetle, love shack themed greenhouses a themed food & cocktail menu, and flower power themed events and activations happenin’ all summer long.

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.

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 rolls, sliders, ceviche or fruit popsicles and sip on ‘poolside’ cocktails like the Sneaky Tiki…

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Explore Native scientific discoveries and inventions so ingenious many continue to affect the modern world in a family-friendly, interactive space. Solve puzzles, perform experiments, and play state-of-the-art computer simulations.

Portal: Governors Island

See a giant colorful dog and play with larger-than-life bells at this free, large-scale, independent art fair. Explore over 80 full solo exhibits, side-by-side throughout the historic buildings and green spaces of Colonels Row. Presented by 4heads.

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.

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