NEIGHBORHOOD AGENDAS

Lots of options for adventures for the whole family. Visit museum exhibits closing soon like Phenomenal Nature: Mrinalini Mukherjee at the Met Breuer, interactive Marta Minujín: Menesunda Reloaded at the New Museum and the Whitney Biennial 2019 or explore new ones like the quirky World of Anna Sui. Check out photography in shipping containers under the Brooklyn Bridge and tons of other fun festivals.

See a family-friendly Off Broadway show for $20 or snag a 2-for-1 Broadway Week .

Take a mini-escape to tropical Brazil in the Bronx or super happening Governor's Island or stay close to home with our location-based neighborhood agendas.

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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…

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).

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.

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…

T. rex: The Ultimate Predator

Learn about entire tyrannosaur superfamily and the amazing story of the iconic dinosaur through stunning life-sized models, fossils and casts, and engaging interactives. Visitors ages 12 and up can enjoy an immersive multiplayer virtual reality experience developed exclusively for this exhibition.

The World of Anna Sui

See approximately one-hundred looks from the Anna Sui’s archive, featuring the twelve quirky archetypes that are staples of the Sui aesthetic. Wide-ranging materials and inspirations include papier-mâché mannequin heads; army surplus jackets; Japanese hankies qipao dresses and Minnie Mouse. A self-taught historian of culture, art, and fashion, Sui samples music, books, exhibitions, movies, time periods,…

Puss in Boots

See a classic story with a twist at historic, cozy Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre. Looking for a change, sly cat Puss dons a snazzy pair of boots and sets off on a magical journey, proving himself a caring friend to his owner Fergus Mundingle. Short and sweet and a good starter shows for toddlers –…

The Brownstone School Annual Fall Fun Fair

Enjoy bounce houses, rides & games, live music, food from local vendors, arts & crafts and much more at a community-based event open to all families. Join a scooter/bike parade at 12:30 pm. Ribbons and garland available for children to decorate their rides.

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…

Dance Safari

Join a guided walk in search for site-specific dances choreographed for Riverside Park South by local dance groups. Wear comfortable shoes. A family favorite of ours.

Beach at Rockefeller Center

Build sand castles and lounge under striped umbrellas at a mini beach/sandbox in the Channel Gardens of iconic Rockefeller Center. We could have stayed all day.

Pip’s Island: The Lighthouse Rescue

In this immersive theatrical adventure, kids and their families to become part of an empowering journey to save a mystical Island and its inhabitants from darkness. Actors guide young explorers through extravagantly designed spaces featuring live performers, puppets, interactive set pieces and animated characters, where they face fun interactive challenges and help the story unfold.…

Curtains Up! Theatrical Design at the Morgan

Through the works of Maurice Sendak and Giuseppe Verdi, find out what it takes to put on a show—from sets and costumes to music, and more. After viewing the exhibition Drawing the Curtain: Maurice Sendak’s Designs for Opera and Ballet with composer and educator Ben Moore, construct a theater model while experiencing the music of…

Carnegie Hall Fall Family Day: Bam! Crash! Pow!

Joyful noise and clamor reveal the versatility of percussion instruments through live performances and music-making activities. Build your own instruments, sing and dance with professional musicians, and celebrate fall as a family throughout the Carnegie Hall’s spacious Resnick Education Wing. Drop in anytime.

SERRA D’AUTUNNO by Birreria at Eataly

Dine ats Eataly’s “autumn greenhouse” with a lush, colorful atmosphere, an extensive fall cocktail menu (think: apple cider all’italiana), and vibrant seasonal plates infused with traditional flavors of Italian autumn and featuring top local produce. Online reservations recommended; eat at…

En Plein Air

See freestanding, outdoor paintings by eight international artists that can be viewed in the round and in dialogue with the surrounding natural and industrial landscapes, expanding the tradition of outdoor painting.

No Pool at the Standard Hotel

Chill at a pop colored urban take on the classic American pool club complete with chaise lounges, killer whale pool floats, a cabana and a Pétanque court. Play a game of cards on pop colored lounge chairs while enjoying lobster…

Travel Camp

Past a secret magic door in a toy and clothing store find an immersive retail experience that transports off 5th Avenue to landmarks around the world and back. Hosts daily free activities plus singalongs, performances, classes and themed art workshops…

The Power of Intention: Reinventing the (Prayer) Wheel

Interact with digital art and see select examples of traditional and contemporary art illuminating the relationship between intentions, commitments, and actions. All ages can touch a disc crafted to feel like real skin to activate elements of air, water, earth,…

Curtains Up! Theatrical Design at the Morgan

Through the works of Maurice Sendak and Giuseppe Verdi, find out what it takes to put on a show—from sets and costumes to music, and more. After viewing the exhibition Drawing the Curtain: Maurice Sendak’s Designs for Opera and Ballet…

Feast of San Gennaro

Celebrate Italian-American culture at the 92nd annual Feast of San Gennaro. Watch colorful parades, hear live music, try carnival style rides, cheer at meatball and cannoli eating contests and sample molto gustoso food including fried dough, torrone (a honey nougat candy usually flecked with almonds) and sausage-and-pepper sandwiches.

Color Factory

Truly interactive colorful pop-up with fun activities and sweet treats in sixteen unique rooms designed by different artists and a giant blue ball pit. Lots of bright fun for all ages including a conveyor belt of rainbow colored macarons, a high-tech room for disco dancing, colorful drumming and a giant blue…

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Explore Native scientific discoveries and inventions so ingenious many continue to affect the modern world in a family-friendly, interactive space. Solve puzzles, perform experiments, and play state-of-the-art computer simulations.

Marta Minujín: Menesunda Reloaded

Explore a colorful, multi-level labyrinth is full of surprises and interactive elements – neon tunnels, a bedroom with a married couple, a hallway lined with illuminated TVs, secret doors, a mini salon with makeup artists and manicures and more. A reconstruction of Argentinian artist Marta Minujín’s 1965 immersive installation La Menesunda perfect for our instagrammable pop-up era. A unique experience that is fun for all ages.

Pixinity NYC

Explore a a Pop-Futuristic art exhibition & playground inspired by the aesthetic of gaming, pop cultural imageries and visual languages and pixel.  This fairyland of pixels has 10 imaginative rooms with than 100 individual pieces of sculptures, pixel art, emoji-like characters, digital and gaming icons, computer-inspired imagery and the requisite…

House of SHOWFIELDS

Go an an immersive theatre experience that bridges art and retail. Participate in experiential retail store SHOWFIELDS’ magic realism by touching, smelling, eating, and testing all products and artwork onsite. Book (free) timed slots in advance online.

Pierre Cardin: Future Fashion

See bold, futuristic looks of the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s in a survey of Pierre Cardin’s decades-long career at the forefront of fashion invention. Explore an immersive environment inspired by Cardin’s unique atelier designs, showrooms, and homes containing over 170 objects drawn from legendary couturie atelier and archive, including historical and contemporary haute couture, prêt-à-porter, trademark accessories, “couture” furniture, lighting, fashion sketches, personal photographs, and excerpts from television, documentaries, and feature films.

Beyond The Streets

Explore a sprawling showcase of graffiti and street art by more than 150 artists from around the world. Numerous immersive installation bring the dynamic art forms off the walls into tactile experiences, including a special Beastie Boys installation featuring artifacts and ephemera from the band’s prolific 4-decade history, oversized sculptures by FUTURA and Cleon Peterson, a wall of Jenny Holzer’s truisms, a functioning tattoo parlor by Bert Krak & Alexis Ross, a room of puppets by Paul INSECT and BAST made of trash, works by Takashi Murakami, Guerrilla Girls and much more.

Photoville

Explore an immersive photography village populated by 55+ shipping containers repurposed into galleries underneath the Brooklyn Bridge. Programming includes numerous hands-on workshops, panel discussions, artist lectures and family activities on weekends.

Chow: Making the Chinese American Restaurant

This exhibit celebrates the birth and evolution of Chinese American restaurants, tracing their nearly 170-year history and sparking conversation about food culture, immigration, and what it means to be American. See a timeline of Chinese menus from 1910 to the…

Curious, Unusual, and Extraordinary

Quirky author and composer Michael Hearst, along with his band, presents songs about Unusual Creatures, Extraordinary People, and Curious Constructions geared to curious families, extraordinary children and their unusual friends. The show draws from Michael Hearst’s highly successful series of…

Unisphere & Fountain of the Fairs

Splash beneath the iconic Unisphere from the 1939 World’s Fair in recently renovated sprinklers showers and mist rising from the reflecting pool .

Connected Worlds

Explore a fantastical animated world where your actions – gestures, movements, and decisions – impact how well the world is kept in balance. Six magical, computer generated habitats: jungle, desert, wetlands, river valley, reservoir, and grasslands -have their own trees, plants, and animals, but they share a common supply of water. The habitats are fed…

Mozart For Munchkins: The Triumphant Trumpet

NYC trumpet extraordinaire Kate Amrine and The Hawaii Symphony’s JoAnn Lamolino play with music ranging from fanfares to dixieland, ballets to cartoons in a relaxed, fun concert for all ages (even babies). Includes an instrument patting zoo after the concert.

Dinosaur Safari

Visit the biggest, most realistic Dinosaur Safari ride in America. Travel back in time in a wagon on a guided tour to learn about dinos of the past and animals of the present. Spot the connections between animals at the zoo and ancient dinosaurs. Spend some time at the dig site uncovering fossils, meeting a…

Family Art Project: To Be a River

The historic Wave Hill House nestled among scenic forests and gardens overlooking the Hudson River hosts storytime and crafts inspired by the surroundings. Try to think like a river in an experiential workshop with exhibiting [email protected] artist Bahar Behbahani. Create a series of water monoprints, reflect on memories and write a flow of poetries to…

Artes Brasileiras: Silva Dance Company

Watch Bahia-based Silva Dance Company weave capoeira and Afro-Brazilian traditions with contemporary and modern techniques into a soulful style all its own. Presented in conjunction with garden-wide exhibition Brazilian Modern: The Living Art of Roberto Burle Marx. In the Children’s Adventure Garden, learn about the native plants of Brazil and become inspired plant lovers and…

Family Art Project: To Be a River

The historic Wave Hill House nestled among scenic forests and gardens overlooking the Hudson River hosts storytime and crafts inspired by the surroundings. Try to think like a river in an experiential workshop with exhibiting [email protected] artist Bahar Behbahani. Create a series of water monoprints, reflect on memories and write a flow of poetries to…

Playland Fall into Fun

This charming 1920s-era amusement park celebrate falls with corn stalks and hay bales, fall-themed face painting, a DJ and pumpkin picking and painting. Meet some of the characters from Playland’s new Halloween Attraction coming in October – Hudson Horrors on the Sound. Plus lots of cute rides for little ones and a few roller coasters…

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