NYC has popularly been referred to as “a concrete jungle where dreams are made of,” and that sentiment most definitely follows through—even to its youngest inhabitants. The city is a concrete jungle gym of excitement and adventure. Here’s a kid’s dream NYC day as imagined by us here at Roger Smith.
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Start the day by really getting those creative juices flowing. The Children’s Museum of the Arts is a wonderful opportunity to let the little ones discover their unearthed talents and skills—or simply have a play! Children will be exposed to the transformative power of art by creating side-by-side with working artists.
Children’s Museum of the Arts: 103 Charlton St.
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A visit to the LEGO Flagship Store will inspire the kids to become the architects and builders of their very own plastic jungle. With tons of variety, extremely helpful and friendly staff, and a spacious and dynamic fit-out, it’s the perfect spot to indulge in a little gift giving.
LEGO Store: West 50th Street, 620 5th Ave,
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Get lost in the jungle. Dive deep in the ocean. Scoot round through the safari. Kids love adventure, and while you won’t find anything nearly as outrageous (we hope) on the streets of Manhattan, the city’s zoo and aquarium make for a healthier (and cheaper) alternative. It’s Snow Monkey season over at the Central Park Zoo, while sharks are all the rage over at the NY Aquarium in Coney Island.
Central Park Zoo: East 64th Street.
NY Aquarium: 602 Surf Ave, Brooklyn.
At some point the hunger will strike, and you’ve gotta be prepared. Ellen’s Stardust Diner in Midtown has you covered. The legendary Times Square eatery is home to a slew of singing waitstaff and some of the best diner food in the city. You’ll be fed and the kids, entertained. Magic!
Ellen’s Stardust Diner: 1650 Broadway.