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…

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…

Bryant Park Reading Room, Games & Art Cart

Bryant Park 42nd Street & Fifth Avenue,

* Read books, newspapers, and magazines for all ages in the Reading Room open-air library among pretty flowers. * Borrow chess, Connect Four, Sorry and other board games on the…

Flipper’s Roller Boogie Palace

Rockefeller Center 45 Rockefeller Plaza,

For the first time since 1940, the skating at Rockefeller Center foes year round with a reincarnation of the legendary family owned and operated roller rink Flipper’s Roller Boogie Palace (originally in LA 1979-1981).The roller rink will be about half the size of the ice rink, with room on the plaza for tables and chairs for eating (lots of diverse food options in the center) and skater-watching.Programming includes “meditative” early morning skate sessions, disco nights and gospel music on Sundays.Retro ankle-height four-wheel “quads” that were worn at the original Flipper’s available for rent and purchase. Note that rental skates sizes start at 8C.

Suggested Ages: 3 to 14+, Adult Friendly
🎟 $15-$22/BYO Skates, $25-$40 with rental skates

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…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
🎟 $25.00

Manhattan Kayak

Rent single and tandem kayak and paddle boards for boat rides with magnificent midtown views (and maybe some dead fish). Kid sized equipment available for easier maneuvering. Life jackets and…

Suggested Ages: 3 to 14+, Adult Friendly
🎟 $10-$13/45 minutes

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…

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

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…

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…

Suggested Ages: All
🎟 $59-$99.50

The Lion King

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…

Suggested Ages: 6 to 14+
🎟 $109-$252

Wicked

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…

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…

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

Hamilton

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…

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…

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)…

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…

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’…

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

The PAW Patrol Experience

The Shops at Columbus Circle 10 Columbus Circle,

Save the day with the beloved adventurous canines in an immersive, interactive play adventure inside always-fun toy store CAMP. Live out rescue team dreams through themed environments, games, and activities.…

Suggested Ages: All
🎟 $36-$40, free/ages 1 & under