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…

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, 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 cream and snacks…

Refik Anadol’s Unsupervised

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

See what a machine might dream about after seeing the art in MoMA's collection in a trippy, vibrant large-scale  digital video in the museum's lobby produced by artificial intelligence.Artist Refik Anadol trained a sophisticated machine-learning model to reimagine more than 200 years of arts. Site-specific input from the environment —changes in light, movement, acoustics, and…

Taylor Swift: Storyteller

Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) 2 Columbus Circle,

Take a career-spanning look at the artistic reinventions of the 12-time GRAMMY Award–winning artist who is one of the most prolific songwriters in history. Highlights include the cheerleader and ballerina ensembles from the award-winning music video for “Shake It Off”; the red wedding dress and bellhop uniform from “I Bet You Think About Me (Taylor’s…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
🎟 $25.00

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

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

Wicked

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

Hamilton

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

Back to the Future: The Musical

Winter Garden Theatre 1634 Broadway at W 50th St,

Expect lots of fun, spectacle, and '80s nostalgia in this fast-paced new musical based on the 1985 blockbuster. Features new music and lyrics alongside songs from the film including "The Power of Love" and "Johnny B. Goode" and astounding special effects - the Delorean is onstage and unforgettable. Great for all ages who can understand…

Suggested Ages: 6 to 14+, Adult Friendly
🎟 $79-$299

Once Upon A One More Time

Marquis Theatre 210 W 46th Street,

Powered by the chart-topping hits of the Princess of Pop, fairy tale princesses go on a quest to rewrite their stories and redefine “happily ever after.” 23 of Britney Spears’ smash singles—including “Crazy,” “Oops!…I Did It Again,” “Lucky” and “Toxic” are woven into dance party musical with a fluffy feminist message. Cinderella, Rapunzel, Snow White,…

Suggested Ages: 9 to 14+, Adult Friendly
🎟 $69-$299

Le Carrousel

Bryant Park 42nd Street & Fifth Avenue,

This small, charming carousel, specially created to complement Bryant Park’s French classical style, is an homage to both European and American carousel traditions. Its 14 delightful animals, replicas of classic…

Suggested Ages: All
🎟 $4/ride

Life Cycles: The Materials of Contemporary Design

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

Explores the regenerative power of design as it shifts its focus towards a more collaborative rapport with the natural world.  See examples of design that is thoughful of materials' life…

ED RUSCHA / NOW THEN

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

See over 200 of pop artist Ed Ruscha's works—in mediums including painting, drawing, prints, photography, artist’s books, film, and installation—that make use of everything from gunpowder to chocolate. Explore Ruscha’s…

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

Sesame Street: The Musical

Theater 555 555 W 42nd Street,

See Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, Grover, Rosita, Bert, Ernie, Oscar the Grouch, The Count, Gabrielle, and a whole host of Sesame Street favorites in a new Off-Broadway musical. This all-new stage show features live puppetry and classic Sesame Street songs, plus new numbers by Broadway's brightest songwriters (including Tony Award winner Tom Kitt) and…

Suggested Ages: All
🎟 $49+

Fashionable Dogs

American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog 101 Park Ave at West 41st Street,

Learn about the rise and fall of dogs in fashion through paintings, fashion photography, and accessories this exhibition. Over centuries specific breeds of dog have gone in and out of fashion as the ultimate accessory from nobility to the runway. Track the arc of popularity of several breeds through recent history, diving deep into such…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
🎟 $15, $5/ages 11 & under

Roosevelt Island Tramway

Manhattan Tramway Plaza E 59th St & 2nd Avenue,

Cross the East River in the most modern aerial tramway in the world, running every 7-15 minutes from 60th Street and Second Avenue in Manhattan to Tramway Plaza on Roosevelt…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
🎟 $2.90