UPPER EAST SIDE AGENDAS

Billy Johnson Playground

This rustic playground hosts an amazing 45-foot granite slide nestled into a rocky hill, bucket and tire swings, and an amphitheater and miniature stone bridge made of natural materials like plants, stone, and wood at a child’s scale.

Phenomenal Nature: Mrinalini Mukherjee

Try to guess the titles of giant, colorful abstracted fiber forms, ceramic and bronze by Indian artist Mrinalini Mukherjees – kings, queens, squirels, peacocks and more. A stunning exhibition by a sculptor inspired by nature as well as Indian historic sculpture, modern design, and local crafts and textile traditions.

Hans Christian Andersen Storytelling

Storytellers from the Hans Christian Andersen Storytelling Center bring to life fairy and folk tales and fantastic adventures from Scandinavia and the far north around the charming Ugly Duckling/Hans Christian Andersen statue. A beloved summer tradition since 1956.

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.

Nature—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial

Explore nature-inspired experimental prototypes, consumer products, immersive installations and architectural constructions by sixty-two international design teams. Collaborations by scientists, engineers, advocates for social and environmental justice, artists, and philosophers engage with nature in innovative and ground-breaking ways, driven by a profound awareness of climate change and ecological crises as much as advances in science and…

Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything

Explore beloved musician/poet/cultural icon Leonard Cohen through the lens of contemporary art with large-scale installations, interactive artworks, and a multimedia sound gallery that pay tribute to Cohen’s vibrant creativity.

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