Attractions

Turnstile Tours

Enjoy two-hour walking tours of Manhattan’s Financial District or Midtown, and experience some of the finest street food the city has to offer. Each tour includes five to six generous tastings from trucks and carts that offer a rotating menu of dishes such as falafel and lamb off the bone, halal chicken and rice, Korean short ribs, Belgian waffles and other items. You will also learn what it takes to run and maintain a food cart in NYC. Prices/schedules/locations vary.

Ukrainian Institute of America

This cultural institution, housed in the imposing turn-of-the-last-century Fletcher-Sinclair mansion on Fifth Avenue’s Museum Mile, promotes the art, music and literature of the Ukraine through exhibitions, concerts, screenings and children’s programs. 

Hours: Tu-Su noon-6 pm

Suggested admission: $8 adults, $6 seniors, $4 students

Union Square

The three-acre park contains benches, winding paved walkways and a children’s playground. Notable sights include the bronze equestrian statue of George Washington, as well as the James Fountain and the Greenmarket.

Vander Ende-Onderdonk House

The Vander Ende-Onderdonk House is a Dutch-style farmhouse built in 1709 and is the oldest Colonial stone house in the city. The home is now a museum that is home to a permanent exhibit on the archaeology of the site and changing exhibits that showcase different arts, culture and history. Family-friendly events are also held on the grounds. A suggested donation for the tour is $3 for adults and $1 for children. Open Saturdays from 1 pm to 5 pm.

Victorian Gardens

(May 25-Sept. 22, 2019)

Pleasure seekers soar, spin, twirl, slide, fly, whirl, swing and race at this summertime, family-friendly amusement park in Central Park.

Hours: M-Th 11 am-7 pm, F 11 am-8 pm, Sa 10 am-9 pm, Su 10 am-8 pm

Park admission: $8.50 (weekdays), $9.50 (weekends and holidays).

$4 per ride, $5 per game, $17-$19 unlimited-ride wristband (games not included).

Washington Square Park

Known for its marble arch, which architect Stanford White modeled after the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, this historic park has been renovated to include expanded lawns and plantings, granite benches and playgrounds. The park, which stands at the southern end of Fifth Avenue, is the center of New York University’s campus.

Open daily

Free

Waterfront Museum

A 1914 barge, outfitted as a showboat and learning center, is docked in the East River and provides clear views of New York Harbor, the Statue of Liberty and Governors Island.

Hours: Th 4-8 pm, Sa 1-5 pm

Admission: Free

Wave Hill

This 28-acre public garden and cultural center in the Bronx overlooks the Hudson River and Palisades, and features the Marco Polo Stufano Conservatory, aquatic gardens and art exhibitions, plus stunning vistas.

Tu-Su 9 am-5:30 pm 

$8 adults, $4 seniors (65+)/students, $2 children 6 and up, children under 6 free

Whitney Museum of American Art

Designed by architect Renzo Piano, the museum’s building in the Meatpacking District and on the shore of the Hudson River, contains more than 50,000 square feet of indoor galleries and 13,000 square feet of outdoor exhibition space, allowing the museum to display more of its permanent collection, which numbers in excess of 19,000 works, than ever before.

Woolworth Building

Designed by architect Cass Gilbert (who built the United States Supreme Court building) between 1910 and 1912 as Frank W. Woolworth’ NYC headquarters, the landmarked Woolworth Building was once the tallest building in the world. Long closed to the public, tours of the magnificent vintage lobby are available. You can opt for 30, 60, 90-minute or custom tours.  A restaurant, The Wooly Public, offers a full-service menu on the ground floor. Prices for timed tours, $45. 

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