Activities

Liberty Science Center

Inquisitive children and parents engage in hands-on discovery and fun with models and exhibits centered around such topics as the environment, health and invention. The facility also contains the Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium and LSC Giant Dome Theater and the Joseph D. Williams 3-D Science Theater.

Hours: M-F 9 am-4 pm, Sa-Su 9 am-5:30 pm

General admission: $22.75 adults, $18.75 children ages 2-12

Like a Local Tour

Visitors sample gourmet bites and libations on curated tours of beloved New York neighborhoods. Tours offered in both the Flatiron District and Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Dates/times/prices vary.

Lincoln Center Guided Tour

The tour is a 75-minute trip through up to three of the performing-arts complex’s theaters, including Alice Tully Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Vivian Beaumont Theater, David H. Koch Theater and the Metropolitan Opera House. The tour includes insider trivia and sneak peeks into rehearsals when possible. Tours leave from the David Rubenstein Atrium.

Several tours daily 

$25 adults, $20 seniors (60+) and students (with valid ID), free for children under 6. 

Lincoln Center Out of Doors

(July 24-Aug. 11, 2019)

Free alfresco music and dance events are on offer at the annual festival in the Lincoln Center campus. Highlights:

July 24: Lalah Hathaway Sings Donny Hathaway

July 25: Disney/Pixar’s “Coco” in Spanish with English subtitles

July 26: Jeff Tweedy and Helen Gillet

July 27: “Look at My Soul: The Latin Shade of Texas Soul”

July 28: Las Caras Lindas de Mi Gente Negra

Aug. 1: Blood Orange and Kelsey Lu

Linda Vista

(Previews began Sept. 19, 2019, opened Oct. 10, 2019, tickets on sale thru Nov. 10, 2019)

(2 hrs 40 mins)

Wheeler, 50 years old, divorced and in the throes of a midlife crisis, strikes out on his own to become the man he wants to be in Tracy Letts’ comedy for adults.

Schedule: Tu & Th 7 pm, W & F 8 pm, Sa 2 & 8 pm, Su 2 & 7 pm

Beginning Sept. 1, 2019: Tu & Th 7 pm, W & F-Sa 8 pm, W & Sa 2 pm, Su 3 pm

Tickets: $77-$99

Little Shop of Horrors

(Previews begin Sept. 17, 2019, opens Oct. 17, 2019, tickets on sale thru Jan. 19, 2020)

(2 hrs 15 mins)

The horror/comedy/rock musical—about a nerdy florist, the love of his life and a voracious human-eating plant—returns to its Off-Broadway roots in an intimate revival. Jonathan Groff, Tammy Blanchard and Christian Borle star.

Schedule: M-F 8 pm, Sa 2 & 8 pm

Beginning Oct. 18: Tu & Th 7 pm, W, F & Sa 8 pm, W & Sa 2 pm, Su 3 pm

Tickets: $69-$119

Louie's Skateboarding School

Both individual and group classes, single classes or packages are available at this skateboarding school for all levels (beginner, intermediate and advanced). Classes are offered in several locations in the city: Beginner classes are held at the Bandshell, in the middle of Central Park. Equipment rental $15.

Lower East Side Art Gallery Tours

Local artists take visitors to as many as 10 Downtown art galleries on a free three-and-a half hour tour on the last Sun of every month. Tours begin at 1 p.m. and meet at

Lower East Side Historic Tour

This free one-and-a-half-hour tour takes groups along historic Orchard Street and other neighboring blocks that played a vital role in the origins and development of the area. Excursions may also be tailored to architectural, historical or cultural interests. Tours depart Sun at 11 a.m. from

Lower East Side Walking Tour

Visitors are introduced to the merchants on Orchard, Grand and Delancey sts. on these tours that highlight the life and business of Downtown’s Lower East Side. Fri noon. $20 For details, call 347.465.7767.

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