With 29 miles of books, The Strand has an enormous collection of more than 2 million volumes at discounts, and the store is made even more overwhelming by its chaotic, imposing shelves and grumpy staff. Discounts for critics are in the basement, while rare volumes are hidden upstairs. It also hosts a wide variety of animated readings by fiction writers, graphic novelists, biographers and political analysts. The bookstore also offers weekly stories directed by staff, readings by popular children's writers, and visits by book characters.
The One World Observatory at the World Trade Center allows visitors to enjoy panoramic views of New York from the top of the tallest building in the United States. Kids will love arriving at their destination Jetsons-style on the Sky Pod elevators (some of the fastest in the world), which lead to a two-minute video presentation with gorgeous images of the city on the 102nd floor. Check out City Pulse, on the 100th floor, where HD videos of notable New York sights and neighborhoods are shown, and then the most reckless children (and their parents) can face the Sky Portal, where a 14-foot-wide circular disc provides real-time, high-definition images of the streets below. Look for the big yellow roof to find this Crown Heights favorite, which when it opened in 1899 was one of the first museums in the country dedicated specifically to children.
However, it's also an ode to the district, with permanent exhibits such as “World Brooklyn,” a pint-sized urban landscape where kids can shop at fake Mexican bakeries and international wineries, or “Neighborhood Nature,” which explores the creatures and plants found in Brooklyn's backyards every day. In addition, every day there are a large number of walk-in workshops that will keep them entertained. When the Empire State Building was completed in 1931, it was the tallest in the world. Since then, other impressive buildings have been built, but the Empire State still comes first in our hearts.
Take some time to enjoy the scene from the 86th floor, then head to the recently renovated observatory on the 102nd floor, where children will enjoy a breathtaking view and feel like they float above the city. If you're looking for ways to keep your creative kids engaged, take a trip to Chelsea. This is an innovation space for little New Yorkers with big dreams. The center is aimed at visitors aged 3 to 12 who are curious about STEM studies and art classes for children.
Arguably, one of the main attractions of the space is the blank canvas, where participants help organize a new monthly exhibition for The GIANT Room gallery. Interesting workshops are also offered, including storytelling, animation and character design, and design and manufacturing. Since Sweden in 1876, this place has been the most welcoming place in all of New York. Using handmade puppets and beautiful decorations, the resident company sets up citizen versions of well-known stories.
Prospect Park's all-in-one recreation center effortlessly goes from being an icy paradise in the winter to a summer fun spot for Brooklyn families, whether it's pedaling along the park's shady trails or gliding on the 16,000 square foot skating rink. Rent equipment on site and move at your own pace with the kids, or improve your skills in a roller skating or roller hockey class. Wear a swimsuit, because you can't go out without running through the 20 water jets of the impressive Splash Pad water park at the LeFrak Center (for children under 1 year old). Behind the New York Public Library is Bryant Park, a well-maintained haven that offers a dizzying schedule of free entertainment during the summer, including the popular outdoor movies on Monday nights.
The park offers weekly programs for children, such as story time in the reading room and social games in the Plaza on 40th Street. Children interested in the circus can learn to juggle in juggling classes held Monday through Friday at The Lawn or in the plaza on 42nd Street. Families can go for a ride at Le Carrousel, which has 14 different carousel animals to ride. In winter, the park is transformed into a paradise where you can find an ice skating rink and temporary tents for the holidays.
When it comes to carousels, the one in New York undoubtedly takes the cake, both in quantity and complexity. There's the Bronx Zoo's insect carousel, which swaps traditional horses for huge insects, the Central Park carousel, one of the largest in the country, and Le Carrousel in Bryant Park, which, as its name suggests, is a nod to the French-speaking style of the park with cabaret melodies at full volume. But the best of the bunch could be Jane's Carousel, the renovated 1922 structure that has 48 hand-carved horses and that, since it is protected inside a huge glass enclosure in Brooklyn Bridge Park, rotates all year round. The Holiday Train Show, a tradition of more than 20 years at the New York Botanical Garden, is the dream of every curious child.
They'll be at eye level with more than 150 iconic New York buildings recreated with bark, leaves, and other natural materials, and they'll see G-scale choo choo trains tour the Statue of Liberty, Rockefeller Center and even cross the Brooklyn Bridge on a quarter of a mile of track at the Conservatory. While you're there, visit the other indoor exhibits in the garden or walk through parts of the 250-acre grounds. New York is famous around the world for its over-the-top dedication to the Christmas holidays every December, and few places in Gotham better sum up the city's love for the season than this annual show. Since 1933, the Rockettes have been cheering the public on with every high shot in unison with their fabulous, shiny costumes.
The enormous scenography and new technology are mixed with classic elements such as dancing Santa Claus and wooden soldiers to create an experience that both nostalgic and first-time spectators will enjoy equally. Afterwards, be sure to take a photo of yourself in the back of the gigantic Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. This is an essential addition to your holiday to-do list. An incredibly fun activity for the whole family in New York with children is the Rockefeller Center.
This iconic area of Manhattan is home to many successful NBC shows, such as Saturday Night Live, The Today Show %26, Jimmy Fallon. Locals know that New York's children have access to an incredible variety of playgrounds, and visitors will discover that the city has plenty of kid-friendly attractions and museums. It's an incredibly important part of the history of New York and the world, and I'm glad that the museum was done well and that younger children can understand it better as well. New York's most recognizable structure, which connects Manhattan and Brooklyn, is a great thing to do with New York's kids.
The children went with their father to a Knicks game at Madison Square Gardens (also home of the New York Rangers). Located on Coney Island Beach, the New York Aquarium is home to more than 500 species of marine fauna, ranging from playful penguins and adorable sea otters to sharks, often misunderstood, sharks. If you find your way to the 250 acres of the New York Botanical Garden, kids will find activities that are perfect for them, such as workshops for beginners. To begin with, there is a scaled model of the five boroughs of New York called Panorama of New York City.
Whether you're near Grand Central Terminal (satellite location) or in Brooklyn, you can check out the New York Transit Museum for a touch of history. Children will want to go straight to Pier 6 to explore a playground with beautifully landscaped play spaces, including the Water Lab, a stone-covered area with water under their feet for splashing around, and the largest sandbox in New York. Here you'll find some of the best food trucks in the city, and that's a New York experience to savor. If you're a local history buff, learn about New York during the Revolutionary War or about the very localized history of your neighborhood, such as Chelsea or the Lower East Side, check out a walk with the most informed guides from Big Onion Tours.
The Lincoln Center also hosts the Lincoln Center Kids, the New York Philharmonic's youth concerts and the Metropolitan Opera's family performance of jazz with magic flute at Lincoln Center, and the venue of the Very Young People's Concerts are nearby. .