Riverside Park

Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted on a verdant hillside overlooking the Hudson River, this four mile stretch of land along the West Side includes baseball and softball fields, basketball and tennis courts, playgrounds and more. Ulysses S. Grant’s tomb is also located here. 

Rockefeller Center

Famous for its gilded statue of Prometheus and home of NBC-TV studios and Radio City Music Hall, this Midtown Art Deco landmark spans approximately 22 acres and includes commercial office buildings, restaurants, a seasonal ice-skating rink, Top of the Rock Observation Deck and more than 100 shops for men, women and children.

Rose Center for Earth and Space

Home to the Hayden Planetarium Space Theater, Heilbrunn Cosmic Pathway, Cullman Hall of the Universe and Scales of the Universe Walkway.

Hours: Daily 10 am-5:45 pm

Museum Admission: Suggested $22 adults, $17 seniors/students, $12.50 children 2-12

Museum & Space Show Admission: $27 adults, $22 seniors/students, $16 children 2-12

Royal Egypt Tour With Dr. Zahi Hawass

Discover the secrets of Egypt with a tour company unlike any other. Visit the Land of the Pharaohs with the world’s most famous archaeologist, Dr. Zahi Hawass, who has held the keys to all Egyptian antiquities for more than 20 years. Meet distinguished guests including Dr. Mostafa Waziri, Egypt’s Head of Antiquities, and former First Lady Mrs. Jehan Sadat, in the residence of Egypt’s late president Anwar Sadat. “No one can tour Egypt like this. Except for you—when you come and join me,” says Dr. Hawass.

Rubin Museum of Art

Paintings, books, artifacts, textiles and more from the Himalayas and the surrounding regions, including Nepal, Bhutan, India, China and Mongolia. Featured events include jazz and acoustic concerts, lectures and film series.

Hours: M & Th 11 am-5 pm, W 11 am-9 pm, F 11 am-10 pm, Sa-Su 11 am-6 pm

Admission: $19 adults, $14 seniors (65+)/students, children under 12, F 6-10 pm and seniors (65+) first M of the month free.

Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America

A wide range of programs and exhibitions featuring visual arts, music and literature from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

Hours: Tu-Sa noon-6 pm, W noon-7 pm


Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

This division of the New York Public Library specializes in art, books and artifacts relating to African-American, African Diaspora and African experiences.

Hours: M, F-Sa 10 am-6 pm, Tu-Th 10 am-8 pm, Sa 10 am-5 pm

Admission: Free


The internationally recognized cultural organization is New York’s only nonprofit institution to champion contemporary sculpture in all its forms. While there is no permanent collection, the center commissions new works and stages temporary exhibitions of works by emerging and established artists from the United States and abroad throughout the year. 

Hours: Th-M 11 am-6 pm Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

Admission: $5 suggested donation, $3 students

SeaGlass Carousel

Battery Park was the original home of the New York Aquarium (now located in Coney Island), and the park honors that history with its newest family-friendly attraction, a $16 million carousel that blends art, architecture and music into a magical underwater environment and experience. Within a monumental glass and steel pavilion, shaped like a nautilus shell, 30 fiberglass fish, lit by LED lights and as large as 9.5 feet wide and 13.5 feet tall, spin and swim. Each ride lasts approximately 3.5 minutes.

Hours: M-F 11 am-7 pm, Sa-Su 10 am-8 pm

Summer 2019: Daily 10 am-10 pm

Shady Ladies Tours

This tour group offers two tours: the Shady Ladies Tours and the Nasty Women tour. While the Shady Ladies tour looks at art that focused on courtesans and royal mistresses (covering the period from Ancient Greece to belle epoque Paris), the Nasty Women tour highlights art that included feisty, path-breaking women in history who became a subject of fascination for artists, which runs the gamut from a female pharaoh of Ancient Egypt to Georgia O’Keeffe and Gertrude Stein.


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