NYC with teenagers?
January 2, 2020 2:21 PM   Subscribe

I'll be in New York City with my two teenagers in a few weeks, for just two nights. What should we do? We'll be staying near Penn Station.

Based on this AskMe, last time we were in NYC we went to Puffs, the Tenement Museum, the High Line, and the Color Factory; it was perfect. What do you recommend we do this time?

I used to live in NYC and my kids have been there several times, so I'm looking for experiences that are newer and/or require advance planning.
posted by The corpse in the library to Travel & Transportation around New York, NY (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
If you liked the High Line, you may (or may not) enjoy visiting The Vessel if it's not too cold. You have to reserve tickets in advance. There are some decent restaurants at Hudson Yards that you can combine the trip over there with.
posted by Jahaza at 3:09 PM on January 2, 2020

I highly recommend a street art / graffiti tour with Bytegirl.
posted by missrachael at 10:43 AM on January 3, 2020

How do you feel about bumper cars on ice? There are some at Bryant Park in Manhattan or you could take a jaunt out to Prospect Park in Brooklyn. Also if you happen to be town on January 12th, and if you think your kids would get a kick out of it, you could join the Annual No Pants Subway Ride.
posted by Mender at 1:28 PM on January 3, 2020

Museum Of the Moving Image, in Queens is spectacular and easy to get to from midtown.

The Off-Broadway production of Little Shop Of Horror that is up right now is great.

This magic show, A magicienne amongst the spirits is *so* good and special, and would be very appropriate for high schoolers.

Also if the weather is crap the Alamo Drafthouse in downtown Brooklyn is easy to get to and a great place to see a movie and have food served at the same time.
posted by wowenthusiast at 3:16 PM on January 3, 2020

To followup on MoMI above, they're opening what looks to be an awesome Stanley Kubrick show on 1/18 if that works for your timeline
posted by TravellingCari at 9:49 AM on January 6, 2020

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