NYC Things To Do & Places to Visit
This week head to Long Island and visit the Noguchi Museum. A modern art museum solely dedicated to the works of Japanese American Artist Isamu Noguchi. The museum is housed in Noguchi's former studio and rotates his work through out the year. Although, for many his name goes unrecognized he was one of the America's most influential 3D artists. You can find his work throughout the Unites States including Rockefeller Center. The facility is quiet and tranquil, much like his work. Although not a first tier thing to do, it most certain is a second tier item.
9-01 33rd Road (at Vernon Blvd), Long Island City, NY 11106 / noguchi.org
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Belvedere Castle is in the middle of Central Park, New York City. It is one of the four original structures designed into the park. The castle sits on the highest natural elevation on Manhattan Island. Within the castle is a visitor center, a look out onto the city and a weather station. The Central Park Rangers often conduct programs from here so check the central park website for more information.
79th St NY, NY, 10021 (bet 83rd & 85th St) / centralparknyc.org
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St. John the Divine
This weekend we think you should head to a church! St. John the Divine is one of the most spectacular churches in New York but it is rarely visited by tourists due to it's location way up at 112th Street on the Upper West side. This magnificent structure is huge and caverness. Plan to spend at least an hour exploring this church. If you are wanting to take photographs bring a tripod or steady your camera against one of the pews.
1047 Amsterdam Ave, NY, NY 10025 / stjohndivine.orgInfo provided by NYC Photo Safari
New Kam Man Store!
This has probably never made a top ten things to do list anywhere but we're recommending that you stop by the New Kam Man market in Chinatown Flushing. This store is an all in one Emporium. From restaurant to take out to grocery store to home goods! Everything is Chinese Chinese Chinese! It is an amazing cultural event all on it's own. Stop in, go downstairs and look at all the trinkets and things you can buy. If you are looking for tea, this is definitely the right place to go with over 50 to choose from! You won't find any Bigelow Tea here, that's for sure. You will however find things you would never find in a modern western grocery store.
200 Canal and Mulberry St / newkamman.comInfo provided by NYC Photo Safari
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Perhaps the best place to be when it's cold out side is inside. The Metropolitan Museum of Art has enough art to keep you occupied for a week! It's warm and there's even restaurants inside so you don't have to leave - well not until closing time. Please note that the museum is open late on Fridays and is now open 7 days a week. This week's noteworthy exhibition? The Power of Prints The Legacy of William M. Ivins and A. Hyatt Mayor now through May 22 http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2016/power-of-prints
Upper West Side 5th Ave. @ 81st St / metmuseum.orgInfo provided by NYC Photo Safari
Bryant Park Winter Village
It's still cold out so why not head to the Bryant Park Winter village and get on a slick of ice? Sure why not? It's great fun for everyone. The Bryant Park Winter Village is NYC's only FREE ice skating rink, if you bring your own skates that is. If you don't have your own skates you can rent them. And if you don't know how to skate you can rent a penquin helper for $15/half hour! This is a family friend and date friendly thing to do. And if you discover it's too cold for your taste? Well there's plenty of hot chocolate around.
through March 6 / Bryant Park / wintervillage.orgInfo provided by NYC Photo Safari
NYC Fire Museum
New York City is not a city which lacks museums. This week why not take a look at the NYC Fire Museum. It's definitely family friendly. You'll get a chance to see what it's like on the inside of NYC Fire Department rhough the ages! The museum has all kind of fire house memorabilia as well ask actual fire trucks from days past. Located in a former fire house in lower Manhattan.
278 Spring Street btwn Varick & Hudson / nycfiremuseum.orgInfo provided by NYC Photo Safari
Brooklyn Bridge Park special exhibit
There are always art installations throughout NYC. From now until April 2016 at the Brooklyn Bridge Park you'll find "Please Touch the Art" by Jeppe Hein. You can view some of these pieces from the Brooklyn Bridge but why not get up close and personal. You can even have your photos taken with one. These are definitely worthy of Instagram. Do be sure to walk around the park to find more of these wacky orange benches.
Through April 2016 / Brooklyn / publicartfund.orgInfo provided by NYC Photo Safari
Museum of Sex
For something a little more off beat, why not visit the Museum of Sex in Manhattan this weekend? "Dedicated to the exploration of the history, evolution and cultural significance of human sexuality, advocating open discourse and striving to present to the public the best in current scholarship unhindered by self-censorship." Clearly, those under 18 will not be welcomed at this museum and it is not family friendly, although great for a date! The museum does host special events and exhibitions, perhaps they are not X rated but they are definitely not G rated either! For more information please visit their website.
233 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10016 / museumofsex.comInfo provided by NYC Photo Safari
El Barrio Museum
The El Barrio Museum is a small but hidden treasure within the city. The museum celebrates both ancient and modern Latin artists from the Americas. We all know about Diego Rivera and Frida Khalo but since their work debuted world wide not many Latin artist have not had much attention. This museum aims to highlight these artist's achievements in both historic and modern times. The museum is located on the Upper East side across from the Conservatory Garden - also worth a stop.
1230 5th Ave, NY, NY 10029 / elmuseo.orgInfo provided by NYC Photo Safari