Attractions

When I commute on the subway, I always notice people with bicycles. At first I think, that’s great exercise and I should probably get a bike. On second thought, it crosses my mind how difficult it must be to carry a bike up and down subway stairs while trying not to bump other commuters.

This past evening, I went to an event at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan on the Upper West Side. The sprawling space is full of interactive activities and exhibits geared towards newborns all the way to 10-year-old children—think corridors of wooden puzzle games, to teach kids how to apply spatial logic and explore vertical symmetry; and large pictures mounted on the walls with hidden images for them to find.

I recently went to the Whitney Museum of American Art on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. I always wanted to go to the museum and after I recently learned that Hopper Drawing—the first major museum exhibition to focus on the drawings and creative process of Edward Hopper—was on display, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to check it out.

A host of craft demonstrations, plus more than 35,000 one-of-a-kind uniquely designed original creations will be on display at The 37th Annual American Crafts Festival at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

Taste of Times Square is headed to The Crossroads of the World on Monday, June 3 from 5 to 9 p.m. This outdoor food and music festival, which will take place on W. 46th St., btw Broadway & Ninth Ave. (including historic Restaurant Row), will feature international cuisine from top restaurants and an eclectic mix of street performers.

Last week, I got the chance to tour the New York Harbor aboard the Zephyr as part of New York Water Taxi’s Hidden Harbor Tours. The latest series of tours, called Beyond Sandy, explore the areas surrounding the Harbor that were affected by Hurricane Sandy.

I really admire people that are good at science. When I was in high school, I loved doing experiments in chemistry and biology class, but I will admit I wasn’t the best student. So, maybe my luck will change when I head to the World Science Festival, which starts today.

Memorial Day is a day to remember the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces—and several attractions and events are being held throughout the city today to honor these individuals. Enjoy a number of activities at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum—a military and maritime history museum with a collection of museum ships in Manhattan’s Midtown West neighborhood.

Everyone knows that Manhattan is home to some of the most diverse cuisine in the world, but keep in mind that the other four boroughs also boast plenty of great eats. You can find out what Queens has to offer at Queens Taste 2013.

If you’ve never heard of roller derby, get ready to learn about your new favorite sport. New York City’s league Gotham Girls Roller Derby includes four teams: Bronx Gridlock, Manhattan Mayhem, Queens of Pain and Brooklyn Bombshells.

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