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…

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…

Taylor Swift: Storyteller

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

Take a career-spanning look at the artistic reinventions of the 14-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

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

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…

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

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…

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

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 carousel horses plus frogs, bunnies and and more, revolve to the sounds of French cabaret music. The rounding boards, inspired by  elegant barouque-style torchères along…

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 cycle.  Cow manure collected from the streets of Indonesia is transformed into casings for loudspeakers and lamps. Bricks made from crop waste and fungi mycelium…

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

How to Dance in Ohio

Belasco Theatre 111 W 44th St,

This new heart-filled Broadway musical based on the award-winning HBO documentary explores the need to connect and the courage it takes to step out into the world. Set in a…

Suggested Ages: 6 to 14+, Adult Friendly
🎟 $48-$518

The Rink at Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller Center 45 Rockefeller Plaza,

Take a spin on the world's most famous ice rink. This urban rink is one of the smallest and most expensive in the city, but the iconic location is pure magic.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
🎟 $21-$73/ages 6+, $11-17/ages 5 & under

The Rink at Winter Village

Bryant Park 42nd Street & Fifth Avenue,

Skate on the city's only free rink or just watch and enjoy a festive winter vibe. ⛸ Skate rentals are $15-$55, cheapest on weekday mornings. Free helmets also available. 🌀Glide,…

The Lodge at Bryant Park

This seasonal, covered food market alongside the Winter Village Ice Rink features sweet and savory treats including Mexican sandwich show El Pambazo and handcrafted cheese cake cones from SweetTooth. Warm…