Beach at Rockefeller Center

Build sand castles and lounge under striped umbrellas at a mini beach/sandbox in the Channel Gardens of iconic Rockefeller Center. We could have stayed all day.

A Century of Football: Celebrating the NFL’s 100th Season

Celebrate a century of professional football, in partnership with the National Football League entering its 100th season) and the Pro Football Hall of Fame. See the famed Vince Lombardi Trophy, all 53 Super Bowl rings, and iconic items representing ten decades of America’s beloved professional sport from the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Also gaming…

Taco Dumbo

Eat innovative, healthy-ish tacos (vegan Impossible, truffles & mushrooms, wild salmon in a nori shell) in a spacious counter-service restaurant with a beachy, kid-friendly vibe, comfy chair swings and a (non-functioning) pink pay phone.

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.…

Bryant Park Moves with Limón Dance

All levels and ages are invited to experience the joy of movement and dance in weekly free classes led by former and current members of the internationally renowned modern dance company Limón Dance accompanied by live drumming.

That Chemistry Show

A candle that moves water, a paper cup that won’t burn, a firefly without fire. An atomic flash, weaponized sugar, a hydrogen bomb. Genie in a bottle, secret writing, elephant toothpaste. All these and more comprise 80 minutes of exploration led by long-time “mad scientist” Borislaw Bilash combining the worlds of chemistry and show business.…

Outdoor STORY at Macy’s

Celebrate outdoor summer living indoors at a narrative-driven retail concept shop inside Macy’s. Walk through a plant-filled playground, explore botanical and neon green scenes, play lawn games like giant Jenga and corn-hole, pretend in a lemonade stand, take photos in a giant picnic basket or vertical hammock and lounge on faux grass surfaces on the…

Vessel

Climb 154 intricately interconnecting flights of stairs — almost 2,500 individual steps and 80 landings -to incredible views of the city, the river and beyond. This interactive artwork was imagined by Thomas Heatherwick and Heatherwick Studio as a focal point where people can enjoy new perspectives of the city and one another from different heights,…

OFF THE WALL

Interact with site-specific large-scale art within the new Hudson Yards. Comb yarn puppies, draw on sequined walls and activate pieces by 13 different artists that relate back to the site’s past, present or future.

SERRA D’AUTUNNO by Birreria at Eataly

Dine ats Eataly’s “autumn greenhouse” with a lush, colorful atmosphere, an extensive fall cocktail menu (think: apple cider all’italiana), and vibrant seasonal plates infused with traditional flavors of Italian autumn and featuring top local produce. Online reservations recommended; eat at the bar if there’s a wait at the tables. Open rain or shine – the…

Leonardo Drew: City in the Grass

Pretend to be a giant and explore a topographical view of an abstract cityscape atop a patterned panorama. The over 100 feet long richly textured surface invites visitor engagement. Varied materials undulate across the lawn and crescendo into rising towers growing in and around a patterned surface made of colored sand that mimics Persian carpet…

Travel Camp

Past a secret magic door in a toy and clothing store find an immersive retail experience that transports off 5th Avenue to landmarks around the world and back. Hosts daily free activities plus singalongs, performances, classes and themed art workshops ($23-$30). S’mores ice cream cone and other treats (plus healthy packaged snacks) availble in the…

Curtains Up! Theatrical Design at the Morgan

Through the works of Maurice Sendak and Giuseppe Verdi, find out what it takes to put on a show—from sets and costumes to music, and more. After viewing the exhibition Drawing the Curtain: Maurice Sendak’s Designs for Opera and Ballet with composer and educator Ben Moore, construct a theater model while experiencing the music of…

Taste of Gramercy Neighborhood

All ages can sample an array of food from Gramercy restaurants. Proceeds from the event benefit healthy meal programs at local public schools, and all leftover food will go to feed the homeless via the Bowery Mission.

Machine Hallucination

Enter a mixed reality experiment deploying machine learning algorithms on architectural images of New York City, revealing the hidden connections between unique moments in the city’s iconic architectural culture and history. BY Turkish artist Refik Anadol. The inaugural installation of ARTECHOUSE, a space featuring immersive art exhibitions at the crossroads of art, science and technology.…

Snowy Village

Choose from an array of premium Asai shaved ice desserts with snow flake toppings based on all 100% natural ingredients such as red beans, berries, and an assortment of fruits

The Power of Intention: Reinventing the (Prayer) Wheel

Interact with digital art and see select examples of traditional and contemporary art illuminating the relationship between intentions, commitments, and actions. All ages can touch a disc crafted to feel like real skin to activate elements of air, water, earth, and fire (careful, it’s loud and freaked my son out), breathe into a sensor to…

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…

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