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UPPER EAST SIDE AGENDAS

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…

Design Fest

Cooper Hewitt concludes National Design Week with a day of hands-on activities led by National Design Award winners and guest designers. Audiences of all ages are invited to play designer and tackle design challenges in workshops, learn new design skills, and explore the museum. Join ongoing workshops in product design, architecture, fashion, landscape and create…

Super Sabado: Día de los Muertos

Celebrate Mexico’s beloved 3,000 year-old tradition commemorating friends and relatives who have passed away with a procession led by Danza Azteca Chichimeca x Las Calaveras Callejeras and Trio Jarocho Canto Veracruz, a community altar by multidisciplinary artist Cievel Xicohtencatl in collaboration with LSA Family Health Service, an art-making workshop, face painting and a special concert…

Picture This! Gallery Tour, Art Workshop & Concert: Dan + Claudia Zanes

Create art, share ideas, listen to storybook readings, and enjoy live music as a family. A 10 am gallery program includes interactive activities, art viewing, and a PJ Library collection book reading. At 10:45 am head to the art studio to create original art and enjoy a snack. The program ends with an 11:30 am…

Sukkah Decorating Party

Learn about the joyous festival of Sukkot and help to bring the 92nd Street Y’s rooftop sukkah to life. Create unique craft projects (geared towards all ages), sing, and celebrate with family and friends. Pizza lunch is included. Led by Rebecca Schoffer, Director of Jewish Family Engagement and Shababa.

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).

Griffins, Goblets, and Gold: A Wizarding/Halloween Tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Have you seen the bust of the Voldemort look-alike at the Met? Discover connections like this in an interactive ‘wizarding’ tour in the magical Metropolitan Museum inspired by the Harry Potter books. See spaces, places and objects similar to those in the books, from part of an actual castle to depictions of mythical creatures like…

Halloween Howl & Healthy Hound Fair

Dogs get to dress up too. Over 200 creatively costumed pups strut their stuff before a blue-chip fashion industry coven of judges.

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.

Vija Celmins

Soak in the peaceful magic on over 114 paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures by American artist Vija Celmins. Paintings that look like photographs of Pacific Ocean, star-studded night skies, the surface of  moon’s surface, a spider’s web, the craters inside a seashell and more natural wonders invite closer looks and lots of questions.

LOS Kids: Mozart – The Magic Flute

Meet Mozart and learn what makes him and his fascinating operas. Hosted by the hilarious Professor Treblemaker with dancers, young musicians, video and short pieces of music performed by the excellent Little Orchestra Society. Includes audience participation during the show and pre-concert activities in the lobby. A favorite of our family. Program also includes Marriage…