L’Arte Del Gelato Stands

Artisanal Sicilian/Chelsea Market gelato shop sets up carts in the summer in front of cultural destinations across NYC including Lincoln Center, Alice Tully Hall and the Guggenheim. Gelato and sorbet flavors vary; if you’re lucky they’ll have Nocciola delle Langhe (hazelnut).


See twenty-one quilts with cool patterns gifted from Werner and Karen Gundersheimer. Gathered over a period of decades from eastern Pennsylvania, the Midwest and Southern United States. Monumental compositions in color, pattern, geometry and representation made (mostly) by women over more than three centuries are colorful and mesmerizing for all ages.

Sprinklers at American Museum of Natural History

On warmer days, frolic in the large spraying sprinklers on the mezzanine next to the American Museum of Natural History Planetarium facing 81st Street. Look for steps to the right of the space center or enter from the museum – just ask a guard. Shady benches and trees to rest around the perimeter.

Discovery Walks for Families: The Ramble

Explore how the Ramble, a carefully planned woodland, provides habitat for a variety of wildlife. Discover who calls the forest floor, the Lake shoreline, and the treetops their home  through hands-on exploration using kid-friendly binoculars, field guides, hand lenses, and a complementary Discovery Journal. Space is limited; advance online registration required.

Meet Clifford the Big Red Dog

Enjoy special storytimes and photo-ops featuring friendly Clifford the Big Red Dog. Storytimes happen at 11:30 am, 12, 3:30 & 4:30 pm.

Dynamic H2O

Cool off at a splashy water exhibit with 800 sq. ft. of of hands-on interactives and colorful graphics. Children can trace the path of New York City’s water as they play and explore. Learn about the water cycle, pretend to fish, pump water to the top of a skyscraper, create a 92 mile aqueduct and…

Uptown GRANDSCALE mural project

Uptown artists transformed three blocks of fencing located adjacent to the 125th Street Metro-North station into a canvas for murals that support and uplift the community.

Fiesta en México with Bilingual Birdies Band

Join a multi-cultural, musical program by Bilingual Birdies Trio, three Latin musicians who are pioneers in the family music scene. IA group of friends goes to a tropical dance party in Oaxaca, Mexico as young audiences learn new Spanish words and heart-warming life lessons. The sounds of huapango, ranchera, cumbia, and samba celebrate the rich…

The Met Cloisters

We love exploring this castle-like museum overlooking the Hudson River in northern Manhattan’s Fort Tyron Park. A branch of the Met dedicated to the art, architecture, and gardens of medieval Europe has secret passages, peaceful gardens, golden treasure, fabulous family programs on select weekends and lots of depictions of animals including intricate unicorn tapestries (warning,…

New Leaf Restaurant

This upscale yet friendly sit-down restaurant features farm-to-table American food served inside and on the tented patio of a fieldstone cottage nestled in gorgeous Fort Tryon Park. Designed by the famous Olmsted Brothers, the classic structure has a cobblestone exterior, granite archways and a slate roof, with massive oak trusses supporting the dining room’s 18-foot…

Parent and Me Yoga

Join free yoga for children and their parents/caregivers with Christina Shablak, a certified children’s instructor. All children are welcome with a parent or caregiver. Please arrive early, and bring a towel or yoga mat. Please note: The ground is sloped and there are uneven spots. Rain or wet ground cancels.

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