UPPER EAST SIDE AGENDAS

Russ & Daughters

Nosh on smoked fish platters, bagels and bialys, knishes, egg creams and more Jewish-American classic foods plus modern salads (and babka french toast!) at the Jewish Museum outpost of iconic Lower East Side appetizing shop. Take it to go to eat in Central Park or relax in the lovely cafe (limited hours). Museum admission not…

Drop in on Design

Join hands-on design workshops with artists and museum educators. Look for inspiration around the fascinating museum with gallery bingo. Head to the second floor to design your own digital wallpaper.

William Greenberg

Pick up the famous black and white cookies (and more colorful variations), cupcakes, fruit tarts, pies and cakes, rugelach, linzer tarts, schnecken, babka, hot cross buns and hamantaschen, brownies and more classic treats and new creations at this UES Kosher bakery around since 1946.

Ancient Playground

This big playground invokes Egyptian themes with climbable pyramids, a large sand lot and a spray shower that represents Egypt’s Nile River in reference to the ancient Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art next door.  Lots of slides, tunnels and concrete bridges plus bucket, tire and strap swings are perfect for adventurous…

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.

Little Guggs

Children ages 2-4 years old and their parent/guardian hear a short story, explore one or two works of art in the galleries, and then make a work of art in the studio. One of our favorite preschool programs. Register in advance; slots fill up quickly.

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.

Garden Court Café at Asia Society

Lunch on brunch on seasonal dishes that reflect elements of the diverse cultures of Asia in the modern, glass-enclosed space filled with light, flowering vines, trees, and art. Gorgeous bento boxes. Tuesday—Sunday, 11:30 am—3 pm