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Hello, New York!

Time Out editors have been seeking out the best of the city since 1968. We know that New York is nothing without its restaurants, bars, theaters, music venues, nightclubs, cinemas, art galleries—and all the other local, independently run places where people come together to eat, drink, laugh and think.

We’re determined to help. That's why we launched our Love Local Awards in 2021 to support local food, drink, culture and entertainment in New York. The awards let New Yorkers decide the city's favorite restaurant, bar, club, theater, gallery, coffee shop, bakery and independent store. (We had over 60,000 votes!) You can see the winners here.

You can follow us on Facebook and Instagram to hear more about our campaign. We’re continuing to support local independent venues and the people that bring them to life. Keep scrolling to see Time Out’s Love Local campaign in action and consider supporting a New York business today.

Shaye Weaver
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An architectural masterpiece full of opulent details within its 20,000 square feet just went on the market on the Upper East Side—for $80,000,000. Yes, you read that right: $80 million.  A listing for The Benjamin N. Duke House, located at 1009 Fifth Avenue across from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, calls it “the rarest opportunity to acquire a piece of history and make a bold statement in your portfolio.” A bold statement indeed.  RECOMMENDED: NYC is officially the most expensive city in the world The mansion was built around 1899-1901 in Italian Renaissance palazzo style with strong Beaux Arts elements—"one of the last remnants of the luxurious mansions along Fifth Avenue facing Central Park that remain in private hands," the listing states. Benjamin Duke, who racked up lots of cash leading the American Tobacco Company, lived there in the building's early days.  Photograph: Courtesy of COMPASS The eight-bedroom, 10-bathroom home features high ceilings, curved windows, ornate moldings, lots of natural light, a grand staircase and two statues guarding the front door. There’s also a terrace and rooftop with views of Central Park and the city skyline. It’s even designated as a New York City Landmark. COMPASS real estate’s Jorge Lopez is the listing agent; he declined to comment. The mansion was built with a trio of others; the other three have been demolished, the blog Ephemeral New York explained. The homes weren't universally beloved with one critic complaining about the

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Dining out in New York City can be a labor of love. There are thousands of new and old restaurants to choose from, making reservations can seem like a sport or a game of chance and most of us want and need to spend our eating and drinking money wisely. That’s why Time Out New York spends days and nights haunting the city to highlight the very best in hospitality right now, and gently divert from the less-best. Peruse on through to choose your next favorite destination, and play along to see which newcomers become 2022’s top options.  RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best restaurants in NYC

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The hip-hop we know today—the kind that sells out arenas, racks up Grammy awards and gets major radio airtime—grew from DJing and breakdancing in New York City.  A new exhibition at Fotografiska, the photography museum in the Flatiron District, traces the genre’s evolution from its early days to today through 200 powerful photos by 57 photographers. “Hip-Hop: Conscious, Unconscious," which opened today, runs through May 21. The exhibition celebrates hip-hop as the influential genre turns 50 years old. RECOMMENDED: Celebrate hip-hop History Month with this exhibit in the Bronx "There was a time when hip-hop wasn’t conscious of itself. There was a time when it was conscious of itself where we started to see ourselves and understand ourselves through the video and photography and everything else and that's what this show represents," said Sacha Jenkins, CCO of the entertainment company Mass Appeal, who co-curated the exhibit with photography expert Sally Berman. "What hip-hop is, is a reflection of itself and a reaction to the environment. ... Through hip-hop you can learn a lot about what's going on in our communities and what needs to change."  Photograph: By Charlie Ahearn | Grand Master Flash, Debbie Harry, Fab 5 Freddy, Chris Stein of Blondie and friend (1981) / Courtesy of Fotografiska New York and copyright of the artist Fifty years ago on August 11, 1973, Kool Herc (aka Clive Campbell) threw a back-to-school celebration at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx; many call i

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Go ahead and make a racket because ping pod pods—appropriately called PingPod—are coming to several more locations throughout NYC this year. PingPod will open locations in Downtown Brooklyn on February 15, on East 95th on the Upper East Side during early April and on the Upper West Side sometime in April. Like PingPod's current NYC locations, they'll be open 24/7.  RECOMMENDED: The best gyms and health clubs in New York Here's how it works: You pick your location, reserve a time online and then get access to your table. The whole process is totally autonomous for some futuristic fun. Balls and paddles are provided, and you can even buy some drinks and snacks while you're there. Photograph: Jordan Rathkopf Everybody's welcome, from beginners to experts. You can even bring a few friends with you to cheer on the match. While there are no on-site employees, you can sign up for table tennis coaching or classes, from social meet-ups to advanced lessons.  Inside these airy, street-level spaces, you'll find about four or five tables, some even include a private pod that you can reserve. Pricing ranges from $15-$50/session, depending on demand and your preferences. A security firm monitors each pod 24/7, the company says.  PingPod's leaders said they wanted to provide space for play that's often lacking in urban centers. Their motto: "For fitness, for fun, for everyone." The company's leaders include a sports management expert, a finance pro and a table tennis champion.  Photograph

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Tourism takes a dive after the holiday season, but the city's tourism bureau has a solution for that: Deep discounts on hotels, theater, things to do and dining. We've parsed through the best NYC Winter Outing deals, which run through February 12, to create itineraries for New Yorkers of all stripes.   Before we dig in, a few important notes: When making reservations, make sure your discount actually goes through and double-check the dates to ensure your venue is participating in deals that day. Restaurant Week pricing is not in effect on Saturdays, so prepare to pay the full rate; Sunday participation is optional. If you’re looking for cheap eats specifically, though, don’t worry: We've got a list for that. No matter the day of week, be sure to tip well. Finally, be kind. Remember that these venues are offering great deals and may be serving extra customers because of it.  RECOMMENDED: Let me tell you—NYC holds the key to conquering your New Year’s resolutions  Photograph: By Donna Dotan / Courtesy of Grayson Hotel For the out-of-towner If you’re just visiting (or if you’re a New Yorker acting as a tour guide for visitors), you’ll want to hit the highlights.   Stay: Whether you took a train, flew or drove, travel can feel exhausting, so you'll want to head to a hotel that rejuvenates. Grayson Hotel is just the spot. It’s centrally located in midtown just steps from Bryant Park with spectacular views. Plus, the hotel is brand new, having just opened late last year, so it's

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Whether you love it or you’re still deciding which way to swipe, Valentine’s Day raises feelings like heart-shaped mylar balloons escaping to their destiny in the sky. For some, it evokes notions of romantic restaurants and big candy boxes. For others, it inspires a hasty run in the direction of the closest dive bar. In any case, the big day will arrive before you know it, and reservations fill up fast on February 14. These are the best places right now to book an evening to remember or an incidentally festive Monday night out.    RECOMMENDED: Full guide to Valentine’s Day for NYC

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If NYC’s restaurant reservation-making obstacle course—staking out platforms at midnight a number of days in advance of your desired date; strategically coordinated notification settings; calling on the phone—has simply become too easy to slake your competitive streak, a new spot opening in the East Village might reignite your dining rivalry desires.  The Office of Mr. Moto, which is scheduled to open on Tuesday, January 24, requires aspiring visitors to decode a cipher to enter seatings at 6pm or 8:30pm (Wednesday-Sunday) for a multi-course, $185 per person edomae-style omakase, limited to 14 people per session. Executive chef Toshio Matsuoka sources seafood from Tokyo’s Toyosu Fish Market. A beverage pairing is also available for $75-$115, if, of course, you can crack the code. The hospitality professionals behind the same neighborhood’s TabeTomo and Tomokase have created the Mr. Moto character as “a gourmand and art connoisseur, who traveled aboard the USS Susquehanna,” per a press release. Prior to arrival, guess will receive a letter from “Moto” via email that serves as both an invitation, and a challenge. Woven within: clues to a code that will ultimately unlock a Victorian-era mailbox right outside the restaurant, which, when solved, allows entry to the intimate space adorned with an “extensive collection of rare Japanese antiques.”  At the evening’s conclusion, guests can retire to the adjacent Library bar for further libations. They’ll also receive yet another advent

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Statues of nine men from history and religion perch atop the courthouse near Madison Square Park. Now, for the first time, the representation of a woman has joined their noble rooftop plinths.  "Havah…to breathe, air, life," an exhibition by artist Shahzia Sikander focusing on themes of justice, has brought stunning golden sculptures to Madison Square Park and the nearby courthouse at 27 Madison Avenue (officially called the Courthouse of the Appellate Division, First Department of the Supreme Court of the State of New York). The statues, unveiled this week, will be on view through June 4.  RECOMMENDED: Calming new artwork at Penn Station brings the outside in Inside Madison Square Park sits "Witness," a monumental female figure measuring 18 feet tall and wearing a hoop skirt inspired by the courtroom’s stained-glass ceiling dome. The figure's twisted arms and legs suggest tree roots, referencing what the artist has described as the "self-rootedness of the female form; it can carry its roots wherever it goes." You can even use your smartphone to bring the figure to life through AR technology.  Photograph: By Yasunori Matsui / Shahzia Sikander's sculpture "Witness" in Madison Square Park Adorning the nearby courthouse, “NOW,” an 8-foot-tall female figure resembles the park sculpture, but a lotus symbolizing wisdom replaces the hoop skirt. Her horns indicate sovereignty and autonomy. A delicate collar nods to the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who often wore

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Inside the busiest train station in America, taking a moment to slow down can feel unnatural. But new artwork inside Penn Station combats that feeling by bringing the natural world inside.  As part of the Art at Amtrak program, Brooklyn-based artist Derrick Adams created oversized installations throughout the train station featuring leafy trees, lush landscapes and mosaic-style images of the New Yorkers. Taking over pillars, walls and ceiling panels, it's impossible not to look and feel a sense of awe.  RECOMMENDED: You can walk under this giant colorful archway in downtown Manhattan right now With roots in Baltimore, Adams often travels between the two cities using Amtrak, so he's deeply familiar with experiencing Penn Station as a commuter. Noticing the train station's gray and blue palette, he wanted to bring some earthy tones into the space with brown and green hues.  Photograph: By David Plakke Media NYC | A portrait of artist Derrick Adams. He knows the artwork has just a second to make an impression as commuters rush to their next destination, so he wanted to make an impression quickly, trying to simplify complex ideas into attention-grabbing art.  “It’s the outside of the city reflected indoors,” Adams tells Time Out. "I'm thinking about that in a whimsical way that is really more about my interpretation of how I see the city." While he says it’s not a photorealistic depiction of the city, he wanted the piece to evoke the complementary energies of motivation and sec

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As New Yorkers gear up for the holidays in NYC, Time Out Market New York is gearing up with a busy schedule to keep the fun rolling through the chillier months. The market has had an ongoing happy hour from 4 to 7pm during the week (what’s not to love about $6 select draught beers, $9 specialty cocktails and $8 select wines?), but there’s much more going on this winter. Below is the current schedule of recurring events at Time Out Market New York: Mondays: Big Game Mondays Take your Monday night football ritual to Time Out Market New York, where Monday’s NFL games will be projected on the big screen and happy hour lasts all night! Head up to the market’s fifth floor to enjoy the game and happy hour prices all night from 4pm to close, including $35 Brooklyn and Coney Island IPA Pitchers and a specialty cocktail, the Gridiron Rum Punch ($12). Of course, game night wouldn’t be complete without good finger food—Pat Lafrieda will be selling its masterful burgers, sliders and tots while Fornino will have its unmatched Margherita pizza, arancini and meatballs for purchase. Tuesdays: Love Local Tuesdays Visitors to the Market receive 20% off drinks all day long if they’re a resident, first responder or worker in Dumbo. (Just a heads up: the deal is not valid during Happy Hour.) Just be sure to bring some proof of identification to take advantage of the neighborhood-focused deal. Thursdays: Salsa Thursdays Every Thursday from 6-9pm on the fifth floor of the Market, instructor Marlene

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Brownstone Brooklyn's newest attraction is a win-win for kids and parents.  While you're sipping a hot chocolate (perhaps with a shot of Bailey’s Irish Cream), your kiddos can whip around Court Street Tavern's debut ice skating rink. The newly opened Carroll Gardens restaurant has taken outdoor accommodations and upped the ante; while most eateries have opted for heated tents, this South Brooklyn spot has created its own destination for winter fun.  Meet the Court Street Ice Rink. Photograph: Time Out / Danielle Valente Photograph: Time Out / Danielle Valente Photograph: Courtesy Emily Bartlett Perfect for ages 13 and under, the super-cute "glice" rink from Matt Shendell of Paige Concepts is open daily from 12:15–7:15pm for $25 per child (including skate rentals). Parents can make reservations on Resy for 45-minute sessions and walk-ins are welcome. For an additional $10, moms and dads can rent a skate aid seal—an adorable buddy looking to help your little skaters keep their balance. Note that lockers are not available, so be prepared to hang onto those winter boots.  Plus, there's more good news. TVs are stationed right above the rink, so you can have your eyes on the game, your lil' winter Olympian and that tasty Hot Toddy. We told you this would be a win-win for everyone! Court Street Tavern is located at 449 Court St in Carroll Gardens.  Most popular on Time Out - Awesome things NYC families can’t miss in 2021- New kids’ movies coming out in 2021 that you can’t miss

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Are your little ones missing their favorite reading circle? Don’t worry, Mom and Dad: We have the perfect solution! Time Out is partnering with the New York Public Library to present digital storytimes for pint-sized bookworms. Beginning August 10, families can tune in Monday through Thursday at 10am—right here—for a remote read-aloud. Curious about the lineup? The Time Out New York Kids newsletter will reveal forthcoming story time schedules on Fridays, so sign up today! Monday, January 4 Susan Burkhardt from Van Cortlandt Library in The Bronx The Completed Hickory Dickory Dock by Jim Aylesworth and I Just Ate My Friend by Heidi McKinnon Tuesday, January 5 Dana Keddy from Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library in Staten Island I Went Walking by Sue Williams and Boo! by Ben Newman Wednesday, January 6 Ruth Guerrier-Pierre from Kips Bay Library in Manhattan Bear Sees Colors by Karma Wilson Thursday, January 7 Nanette Rivera from Mulberry Street Library in Manhattan Perfect Square by Michael Hall Friday, January 8 Katie Loucks from Mosholu Library in The Bronx Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush and Rock-a-bye Baby by Jane Cabrera

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Update: The completely redesigned Allison and Roberto Mignone Halls of Gems and Minerals will now open in spring 2021 as opposed to February 2021. An exact date has not been revealed. We'll be sure to update you as soon as we know more.  Looks like we're going to have to be patient.  The Museum of Natural History's completely redesigned Allison and Roberto Mignone Halls of Gems and Minerals will now open in 2021 as opposed to this fall. But judging from the details, we have a feeling it'll be well worth the wait. On Feb 17, 2021, the family attraction will welcome visitors to the 11,000 square-foot space that house roughly 5,000 pieces from 95 countries. Guests can catch a glimpse of a 3,000-pound block of iridescent green and blue labradorite, the Singing Stone from the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago and the new "Beautiful Creatures" exhibit, which will celebrate historic and contemporary jewelry inspired by animals. Patrons will be able to find it in halls’ first temporary exhibition space. Plus, as an added bonus for the little learners in your crew, the Allison and Roberto Mignone Halls of Gems and Minerals will be the perfect spot for children with an interest in earth science, as it promises to be an invaluable resource for schools and camps.  Courtesy AMNH “Generations of New Yorkers have loved the Museum’s mineral and gem halls, storing up memories of family visits and marveling at the glamorous displays of utterly spectacular minerals and gems,” Ellen V. Futter, Pre

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A library card goes a long way in New York City.  Today, the New York Public Library, Queens Public Library and Brooklyn Public Library announced that Culture Pass will resume for 25 attractions—with limited capacity—on Nov 1. This program provides New Yorkers with library cards free access to their favorite family attractions.  The 25 institutions participating:  Alice Austen House Museum American Museum of Natural History Asia Society Museum Brooklyn Museum The Drawing Center Dyckman Farmhouse Museum Fraunces Tavern Museum International Studio & Curatorial Program The Jewish Museum King Manor Museum Kingsland Homestead The Metropolitan Museum of Art Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) MoMA PS1 Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum of Arts and Design Museum of the City of New York National Lighthouse Museum New Museum New York Botanical Garden The Noble Maritime Collection The Noguchi Museum Poster House The Rubin Museum of Art SculptureCenter How to snag a freebie:  Beginning Nov 1, in-person passes can be reserved up to one month in advance on culturepass.nyc. (Learn more about Culture Pass rules.)  More good news:  Additionally, Culture Pass is rebroadcasting virtual arts and cultural programs for all ages from NYC's favorite institutions through Nov 21.  Besides mapping out your Culture Pass plans, be sure to check out the best new and upcoming exhibits at our go-to kids' museums, sit in for virtual storytimes from the New York Public Library every Monday through Friday and see what el

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November 3 is quickly approaching, and the New York Public Library is in a political state of mind.  In honor of the upcoming election, the NYC institution has released a 2020 Election Reading List for three age groups: children, teens and adults. The selections focus on voter issues such as climate change, foreign policy and healthcare, among many others.  If your little bookworms are curious about this historical moment in our nation's history, have a look at some of the inspiring kids' books below that have landed on the ballots!   2020 Election Reading List for Kids Around America to Win the Vote by Mara Rockliff  Dreamers by Yuyi Morales Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson Out of the Ice: How Climate Change Is Revealing the Past by Claire Eamer Ruth Objects: The Life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Doreen Rappaport Courtesy: NYPL 2020 Election Reading List for Teens Banned Book Club by Kim Hyun Sook & Ryan Estrada Displacement by Kiku Hughes Dissenter on the Bench: Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Life & Work by Victoria Ortiz Election Manipulation: Is America's Voting System Secure? by John Allen It's Getting Hot in Here by Bridget Heos Courtesy: NYPL For the full list for each age group, visit nypl.org/election2020. While you're at it, be sure to check out Time Out's daily virtual storytimes with the NYPL and get homework assistance with the NYPL's free virtual tutoring—a game-changer for parents.   Most popular on Time Out - NYC schools closed: a running list of building shutdowns

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Milk & Cream is at it again!  After the success of the limited-edition Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle treats (ice cream pizza!), the Instagrammable dessert spot is continuing the fun with a second installment of the Nickelodeon flavor takeover (#NICKFLAVORTAKEOVER). This time, the focus is on Blue's Clues.   Show one of your favorite TV shows for kids some love by stopping in for a snack. Now through Oct 25, the shop will offer Blue's Snack Time Treat, an ice cream sammie with cookie dough, chocolate chips and dark chocolate-covered pretzels and Josh's Ultimate Ube Surprise, a purple yam ice cream sandwiched between two chocolate wafers and dusted off with chocolate crunchies.    Courtesy: Milk & Cream Cereal Bar   Of course, the ice cream hotspot will be decked out in all-things Blue's Clues, so make sure there is room in your camera roll. (We did tell you this was an Instagrammable dessert spot, after all.) Plus, temporary tattoos will be given out with your Blue's Clues purchase.    Courtesy: Milk & Cream Cereal Bar   If all of these dreamy desserts have given you a hankering for the Nickelodeon of yesteryear, check out where you can stream the coolest old-school cartoons (Doug, Hey Arnold, Ren and Stimpy, etc.).  Most popular on Time Out - NYC DOE reaches a new decision about the return to school- The NYC School Calendar for 2020-2021- A drive-thru fair food festival headed to New York this fall- The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze is opening a second location this year- The

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Sleeping is overrated when there is a good book to finish.    Now that the New York Public Library has released its list of "125 Books We Love for Teens," a good night's rest will likely be few and far between. This brand-new collection of YA goodness joins the ranks of the Library's 125 favorite books for adults and children, both of which are in celebration of the attraction's milestone anniversary.  Now readers 12-18 (and the young at heart, of course) can enjoy tales of identity, self-discovery and love. (It's not all about unrequited crushes and the cool clique in homeroom, though there's plenty of that.) Curious what books made the list? Have a look at some of our favorite selections:  Go Ask Alice Anonymous The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier The Giver by Lois Lowry The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams Bronx Masquerade by Nikki Grimes You can take a gander at the full list on the NYPL website and download your favorite selections (aka everything) on the SimplyE app.  Have younger readers in your crew? Check out daily storytimes from Time Out New York Kids and the New York Public Library, where you can sit in on a digital read-aloud of your favorite kids' books.  Most popular on Time Out - NYC DOE reaches a new decision about the return to school- The NYC School

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Museums in New York City were given the green light to reopen at limited capacity on Aug 23. Although family attractions such as The Museum of Natural History and The Met started welcoming back visitors, most of our favorite children's museums only remain active online. However, the Children's Museum of the Arts just announced its plans in a Sept 18 newsletter.  "After evaluating options to reopen safely, we have made the difficult decision to stay closed for the remainder of the year," the note read. "Though our doors remain shut, we are more dedicated than ever to pursuing our mission of providing transformational and accessible arts opportunities through online content and programs." There are still plenty of ways to enjoy the best of the attraction: Art pods, parent workshops and virtual kids' classes are some of the offerings that'll keep the creative juices flowing this fall. No matter your little artist's interest, CMANY has the perfect fit, from its graphic novel club to animation and character design, among other cool after-school programs. Check them out! You can stay up-to-date on kids' museum reopening plans at Time Out New York Kids.  Most popular on Time Out - NYC DOE reaches a new decision about the return to school- The NYC School Calendar for 2020-2021- A drive-thru fair food festival headed to New York this fall- The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze is opening a second location this year- The best apple picking NY kids and families love Get us in your inbox! Sign

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Summer vacation is practically in the rearview mirror, so now is the time for kids to soak up that last bit of freedom.  Plus, there are a few end-of-season perks to enjoy. Some of NYC's best family attractions are offering free and discounted admission for students before the first day of school on Sept 21. Count us in! “Arts and culture are a critical part of New York City’s social fabric, and we thank these organizations for providing our kids with safe, educational activities before schools open next week,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said during his Sept 14 press briefing.  Making day trip plans? Here are the participating institutions, according to the city's website:  American Museum of Natural History: The museum welcomes NYC schoolchildren and their caregivers back, with a hall to visit for every grade and every age. Tickets are pay what you wish for NYC residents. Reserve on their website: https://ticketing.amnh.org/#tickets. Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Met is welcoming students and caregivers back to both their main building on Fifth Avenue, and to The Cloisters. For NYC residents, admission is pay what you wish. Closed to the public Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Reserve a timed ticket on their website: https://engage.metmuseum.org/reservation. Morgan Library and Museum: The Morgan Library & Museum is providing free tickets to school-aged kids aged 18 and younger and their caregivers on September 16, 17 and 18. Advance reservation required. Families can email tickets@th

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Update: You can snag 50 percent off a child's ticket (with the purchase of one adult ticket) when children where their costumes to Boo at the Zoo. Use "COSTUME" at checkout to claim the offer.  In a spooky state of mind? You're not alone.  Tickets have just gone on sale for the Bronx Zoo's annual Boo at the Zoo festival, and this year's celebration is chillingly wicked—in a good way!  Thursday through Sunday from Oct 1 to Nov 1 is your chance to revel in the Halloween fun, from magic shows and pumpkin carving demonstrations to mind reading and trips through the spooky extinct animal graveyard. Each day, animal-themed costumed stilt walkers and Halloween animal puppets will put on a "MASKerade" while the Wildlife Theater will pull out all the stops with performances in Astor Court.    Photograph: Courtesy Julie Larsen Maher   Like other family attractions, the Bronx Zoo had to make some adjustments to this year's festivities, but that certainly doesn't mean Halloween is canceled—far from it. All guests 3 and up are required to wear a mask and social distance when on the grounds. Additionally, advanced tickets are required before attending and reentry is not permitted. A full list of health and safety guidelines is available on the zoo's website.  You can snag tickets online ($39.95 adults, $29.95 children ages 3–12) and map out your other fall activities. We suggest apple picking, checking out Six Flags' new HALLOWFEST and, of course, marveling at the pumpkin artistry on dis

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