Art Walk at Brookfield Place

Brookfield Place 220 Vesey Street,

Look for works ranging from oil on canvas to handmade ceramics throughout the 40-foot palms and glass atrium in this shopping and office complex. In addition to a permanent collection on view, new artists exhibit their work throughout the year: Impactful photographic series “Mineral Matter,” by artist Brooke Holm that explores the interplay between Iceland’s…

The New York Public Library’s Treasures

New York Public Library 476 Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street,

See some of the most extraordinary items from the 56 million in the New York Public Library's collections of the last 125+ years. Encounter manuscripts, artworks, letters, still and moving images, recordings, and more that bring vividly to life voices of the past. Highlight's include the stuffed inspiration for Winnie-the-Pooh and Thomas Jefferson’s handwritten copy…

Seaglass Carousel

Battery Park & Playscape State Street & Battery Place,

Spin under the sea in an aquatic carousel in historic Battery Park. Sit within iridescent fiberglass fish that glide through a (covered) spiraling nautilus of glass and steel. LED color-changing lighting combined with “water effect” light projectors and oceanic music create a magical underwater atmosphere for kids of all ages. Near new destination playground Battery…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
🎟 $6

MoMA Sculpture Garden

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) 4 W 53rd Street,

Explore a small, lovely Sculpture Garden with a range of interesting statues including an oversized surreal Miro, an all-weather snowman, a monumental geometric sculpture by Picasso, a colorful Calder structure and a Paris Metro station entrance. Wander across marble stairs and bridges, throw a penny in the fountain, and bring a picnic or get ice…

Boundless: 10 Years of Seeding Black Comic Futures

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture 515 Malcolm X Boulevarrd,

Celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture’s Black Comic Book Festival with photographs, memorabilia, creator highlights, comic book reading stations, and clips from past festival programs. Drawn from the Schomburg Center’s archival collections, this exhibition illuminates the long history of Black comics and sequential art creators and their motivations…

High Line Art

High Line The High Line,

See world-class art projects on and around the High Line, in dialogue with the nature and city scape of the unique parkCurrent highlights include:* You know who I am (16th St), the Statue of Liberty recreated by Paola Pivi, wearing a playful emoji-inspired masks that changes every few months.* NYC LOVE (22nd St) a new…

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

National Museum of the American Indian - New York One Bowling Green,

Solve puzzles, perform experiments, play state-of-the-art computer simulations and find out how corn is like a dog in this interactive, family-friendly space. Explore scientific principles behind Native innovations and technologies that are so ingenious, many remain a part of our daily lives.

Central Park Carousel

Choose from 57 horses and two chariots on a charming carousel built in 1908 (but installed in the park in 1951). Look for fun art throughout including silly clowns. Covered by a lovely brick structure with side openings but still closed on rainy days. Interesting history: the current carousel is the fourth in this location.…

Suggested Ages: All
🎟 $2.50

MoMA Art Lab: Line, Shape, Color

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) 4 W 53rd Street,

Work with wire, design emoji, engage in light-box play, and more in this all-ages, hands-on space. Drop in and choose from a variety of activities. Weave paper patterns, browse beautiful picture books, build with unique toys, follow fun drawing prompts and more creative fun. To get to The Heyman Family Art Lab, walk across the…

Suggested Ages: All
🎟 $25/adults, $18/seniors, $14/students, free/ages 16 & under

This Is New York: 100 Years of the City in Art and Pop Culture

Museum of the City of New York 1220 Fifth Avenue at 105th Street,

Explore the many ways NYC has inspired storytelling across art forms. See both famous and lesser-known depictions of New York in film and television, visual and performing arts, music, poetry and literature, and even fashion. The full-floor exhibition is organized around the types of urban spaces where the stories of New York are told. “Tempo…

1885 Tall Ship Wavertree & 1908 Lightship Ambrose

South Street Seaport Museum 12 Fulton Street,

Visit the 130-year-old tall ship Wavertree with self-guided tours along a set route include access to the main deck and quarter deck. Learn how people worked and lived aboard a 19th century cargo sailing vessel, from the captain to the ship’s officers, cooks, and crew. Then visit the cargo hold and stand atop the viewing…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
🎟 Pay-what-you-wish

Tea Around Town

Bryant Park 42nd Street & Fifth Avenue,

See the sights of New York in a double-decker bus transformed into a mobile tea room with a glass roof offering a wide field of view, and a bright, floral interior. Relax in a plush moving sanctuary amidst the city hustle and enjoy teas with 3 tiers of scones, desserts and finger sandwiches. See New…

Suggested Ages: 3 to 14+, Adult Friendly
🎟 $69

Blue Man Group

Astor Place Theater 434 Lafayette Street,

Experience a unique, imaginative, multi-sensory worldwide hit where it all began, in an intimate downtown theater. Three bizarre bald blue men make music with innovative instruments and interact with each other and the audience without words in a fusion of comedy, theater, rock concert and dance party. Hard to explain and thoroughly entertaining for all…

Suggested Ages: 3 to 14+, Adult Friendly
🎟 $54.50-$102

Gazillion Bubble Show

New World Stages 340 W 50th Street,

Bubble lovers can get their fix at this long-running show that combines spectacular light and laser effects with masterful bubble artistry. Great first show with only 60 minute running time and casual atmosphere. Fun photo-ops include the chance to go inside a giant bubble. Some kids get selected to go on stage. 💧 Warning, front…

Suggested Ages: All
🎟 $59-$99.50

The Lion King

Minskoff Theatre 200 W 45th Street,

Puppets and live actors create a magical world to tell the story of Simba’s rise to the throne in this worldwide sensation and winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Direction and Best Costume by Julie Taymor. Based on the beloved 1994 movie, but very much a new re-imagining based on South African…

Suggested Ages: 6 to 14+
🎟 $109-$252


Gershwin Theatre 222 W 51st Street,

This mega-hit musical take on The Wizard of Oz tells the backstory of the the misunderstood, green-skinned Wicked Witch of the West and bubbly popular Glinda. Their initial rivalry turns in an unlikely friendship as they discover that the labels good and evil can be misused. Memorable pop-sounding songs, a large cast in spectacular costumes and extravagant…

Suggested Ages: 7 to 14+, Adult Friendly
🎟 $105-$232

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Lyric Theatre 214 W 43rd Street,

19 years after Harry, Ron, and Hermione saved the wizarding world, they’re back as overworked parents. A sequel centered around Harry and Draco’s teen sons; best for those who have read/watched the whole series to avoid confusion and spoilers. Expect exciting time travel, spectacular spells, epic battles and reckoning with family legacies with excellent acting,…

Suggested Ages: 9 to 14+, Adult Friendly
🎟 $59-$199


Richard Rodgers Theater 226 W 46th Street,

This Tony/Grammy/Pulitzer Prize winning hip-hop musical phenomenon lives up to the hype – and is a great way to get the young, scrappy and hungry who can sit still for almost 3 (action-packed) hours, excited about US history. See our tips and resources for learning more about the moment and movement. ⏱ 2 hours and 45…

Suggested Ages: 9 to 14+, Adult Friendly
🎟 $159-$399

Little Shop of Horrors

Westside Theatre 407 W 43rd Street,

A man-eating plant sings retro rock in an award-winning Off-Broadway revival of the 1982 horror-sci-fi-musical comedy by Disney legends Alan Menken and Howard Ashman.  A hapless resident of 1950s Skid Row discovers a fascinating, blood-thirty plant and figures out how to feed him. Current cast features talented screen stars Corbin Bleu & Constance Wu.  2…

Suggested Ages: 6 to 14+
🎟 $69-$139

The Play That Goes Wrong

New World Stages 340 W 50th Street,

In this hilarious hybrid of Monty Python and Sherlock Holmes, the opening night of a murder mystery play-within-a-play quickly goes from bad to utterly disastrous. A play (not a musical) full of slapstick, physical comedy. ⏱ Two hours with one intermission – lots of action and no time to be bored. ❤️ Some (silly) innuendo…

Suggested Ages: 6 to 14+
🎟 $79-$99