Attractions

Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Museum

This college museum presents educational exhibitions and public programs devoted to Jewish history, spirituality and cultural heritage.

Hours: M-Th 9 am-5 pm, F 9 am-3 pm

Admission: Free

Hispanic Society of America

Housed in a landmark Beaux Arts building, this museum and library’s primary focus is the art, literature and culture of Spain, Portugal and Latin America. Paintings from Spain’s Golden Age are particularly well-represented and include works by El Greco, Zurbarán, Ribera, Murillo, Velázquez and Goya, whose 1797 portrait of the Duchess of Alba is a highlight.

Hours: Tu-Su 10 am-4:30 pm

Admission: Free

Historic Richmond Town

Located on a 100-acre site on Staten Island, this village of restored homes and commercial buildings offers insights into the domestic, political and business lives of New York dwellers in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Hours: W-Su 1-5 pm

Guided tours: W-F at 2:30 pm, Sa & Su at 2 & 3:30 pm Closed New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

Admission: $8 adults, $6 seniors/students, $5 children ages 4-11, under 3 and active military free, F free.

Hornblower Cruises

A luxury cruise line offers a variety of sightseeing cruises. Launching from Pier 40 in the West Village, dinner and Sunday jazz brunch cruises are complete with iconic sights along the Hudson River, cocktails and dancing. Launching from Pier 15 in South Street Seaport, happy hour, lunch and late-night party cruises feature views of the New York Harbor, a live DJ and a wide range of libations and savory bites. Multilingual sightseeing cruises and private charters are also available. Prices/dates/times/lengths vary. $$$

Houdini Museum of New York

Vaudeville performer and storied magician, Harry Houdini is the focus of this museum, where visitors tour exhibits that encompass his childhood through his rise to fame; on display are personal affects and professional paraphernelia.

Hours: M-Sa 11 am-6 pm, Su 11 am-5 pm

Admission: Free

Hudson River Park

This five-mile, 550-acre stretch of land is a haven for bikers, in-line skaters, strollers, joggers and picnicking families. The largest section of open space is the two-acre Chelsea Cove (W. 24th St. & 12th Ave.), which features a skate park, carousel, rock garden and expansive lawn.

ICP Museum

As its name suggests, ICP (the International Center of Photography), founded in 1974, is devoted to photography and visual culture. ICP’s archive, which is housed in Jersey City,  New Jersey, contains more than 150,000 photographs, dating from 1839 to the present, by as many as 1,000 internationally recognized photographers. Temporary exhibitions in the museum’s space in Manhattan reflect the past, present and future of image-making and the role images play in society. Exhibitions are accompanied by public programs, lectures and workshops.

If Only

This app offers visitors a variety of experiences and tours in categories that include food, beer, wine and spirits, fashion, photography and more.

Imagination Playground

This contemporary, David Rockwell-designed, multilevel wonderland features movable building blocks that allow kids to create their own play spaces, professional Play Associates, and much more. Daily 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Free.

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

A national historic landmark, the USS Intrepid aircraft carrier offers access to several decks featuring historic aircraft, multimedia presentations, interactive exhibits and flight simulators, plus the guided missile submarine USS Growler, the British Airways Concorde and the space shuttle Enterprise.

Hours: April 1-Oct. 31: M-F 10 am-5 pm, Sa & Su 10 am-6 pm

Nov. 1-March 31: Daily 10 am-5 pm

General admission: $33 adults, $31 seniors (65+), $24 children 5-12, children 4 and under, vetrans and active-duty personnel free.

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