1109 5th Ave
Let’s Dress Up!
Try on all kinds of outfits while getting your nails and hair done! This is NYC’s only play space dedicated to dressing up and offers 'Princess Play' sessions as well as tea parties.
345 E 85th St.
Lexington Candy Shop
Upon arriving at the 93-year-old Lexington Candy Shop, stop and enjoy the historical Coca-Cola display that includes Coca-Cola toy trains and unusual bottles and cans. The luncheonette includes a 1940 vintage Hamilton Beach milkshake mixer and a 1948 vintage coffee urn. Thisquaint, old-fashioned dinerwill surely transport you back in time!
1226 Lexington Ave.
Loop of the Loom Kids Classes
Loop of the Loom offers classes and workshops to individuals and groups interested in self-discovery, healing, and having fun through weaving. It offers a “Growing Crafters” weekly after school program for children ages 7-12, and a project-based “Sprouting Weavers” class that empowers every child to create and express without the fear of making mistakes.
277 E 87th St.
Metropolitan Museum of Art’s “Start with Art” and “Art Trek” programs
This iconic Fifth Avenue museum’s art can be appreciated by members of the entire family and offers programs specifically for kids. Familes with children ages 3-6 can attend the “Start with Art” program, where all can enjoy stories, sketching, and other gallery activities that bring works of art to life. On the first Thursday of every month, explore art and music in the galleries while you look, move, and sing. The “Art Trek” program is offered for families with children ages 7-11, and allows participants totravel through time and around the world on a Museum adventure. You can discover favorite works of art and you look and learn together. All family programs are free with Museum admission and do not require tickets or reservations unless otherwise noted.
1000 Fifth Ave.
Sprinkles Cupcakes New York
This iconic Manhattan bakery features its own Walk of Fame and a facade adorned with Sprinkles’ trademark modern dots. Located near Central Park, department stores, and skyscrapers, you can get your sugar fix without having to break from the rest of your fun-filled day.
790 Lexington Ave.
The Sweet Shop NYC
Step back in time at this retro candy shop. Its specialize in candies, homemade chocolates, licorice, artisan ice cream, gelato, and delicious desserts. Who can experience the more intense sugar high: you or the kids?
404 E 73rd. St.
Tour of Gracie Mansion
The Mayor’s house offers free tours on Tuesdays. The art, architecture, furniture, and books all reflect an important chapter in the history of New York. The one-hour tour is led by executive director of the Gracie Mansion Conservancy and will focus on the architecture of this Federal-era building from 1799.
88 E End Ave.
Two Little Red Hens
This cozy, laid-back bake shop and cafe is known for their cupcakes and custom cakes. Try their famous Brooklyn Blackout cake and their cupcakes, with a perfect frosting to sponge ratio.
1652 2nd Ave.
96th Street Library
Enjoy life music, free movies, and children’s book readings! Throughout the week they offer different preschool story-times and coloring sessions. Your child can discover new worlds with the massive amounts of children’s books, while you grab a book or magazine from your section.
112 E 96th St.