Located on the banks of the East River in Long Island City, Queens, and with the Manhattan skyline as its backdrop, this family-friendly public park is home to an ever-changing selection of large-scale contemporary sculptures and installations.
Hours: Daily 10 am-sunset
New York City’s history as a world port and place of commerce is explored through photographs, paintings, historic ship models and a variety of other sea-related memorabilia. In the summer months, visitors can go fishing on the museum’s Pioneer schooner and learn maritime skills.
Hours: W-Su 11 am-5 pm
Admission: $12 adults, $8 seniors/students, $6 children 6-17, under 5 free
The interactive experience includes a museum of spy artifacts, such as an original Enigma machine from WWII, and immersive spy challenges, such as encryption, deception, surveillance, hacking and special ops. Through testing their spy skills (risk-tolerance, brainpower and personality), visitors are assessed as to which spy role best suits them, from agent handler to cryptologist to intelligence analyst to spymaster.
A typical visit lasts approximately 1.5-2 hrs, and is recommended for adults and teens.
Open: M-F 10 am-9 pm, Sa & Su 9 am-9 pm, last entry 7:30 pm
Known as the spiritual home to New Yorkers and rescue workers in the months following Sept. 11, 2001, this historic chapel, completed in 1766, is where President George Washington worshipped on his Inauguration Day in 1789. Episcopal Church services on Sunday.
Church and churchyard: Daily 10 am-6 pm
Located just two blocks from the Staten Island Ferry terminal, this museum showcases exhibits of local artists, history and natural science.
Hours: M-F 11 am-5 pm, Sa 10 am-5 pm, Su noon-5 pm
Recommended admission: $5 adults, $1 seniors (65+)/students, children 12 and under free