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.

Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock and Roll

See approximately 130 instruments of rock legends (including Prince, Lady Gaga and Jimi Hendrix) alongside posters and costumes in a ground-breaking exhibition is co-organized with the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Prep by rocking out with the online audio-video guide.

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 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…

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…

SUPER SÁBADO: Pa’ Puerto Rico de Corazon

Celebrate the resilience and valuable contributions of Puerto Rican and Nuyorican artists, activists and educators with a day of art-making, storytelling, and guided tours. Features an installation by multidisciplinary visual artist Adrián “Viajero” Román, a movement workshop with Milteri Tucker Concepción and the Bombazo Dance Company, and an interactive workshop with Valor y Cambio, a…

Tales from the Shed

Children take the lead in this vibrant, interactive theatre shows. Performers and audience share the same space – children are always encouraged to participate and their imaginations help the story unfold. Sing, dance and laugh with colorful puppets and live music. Reserve tickets for 3 shows in advance and get a $5 discount for the…

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