Join local merchants throughout the Financial District, as they celebrate another year of success of the various merchants throughout FiDi. Enjoy complimentary champagne at Downtown Cellars, stop by the Andaz Hotel to enjoy bar specials or make your way to Tiffany to browse the new Tiffany Leather Collection. There is something for everyone at Luxury Night Out. To learn about all of the merchants participating, go to www.fidiny.org and invite your friends to join you for a fun night out in FiDi.
South Street Seaport Museum
Established to promote the preservation of ships, this museum offers a display of historic ships, changing exhibits, tours, films, and harbor sails aboard 19th-century schooners. There is also a Children’s Center, which offers a wide variety of activities for kids that range from learning to tie knots and raise sails to going on an overnight sailing trip.
South and Fulton Streets at Pier 16
Phone: (212) 748-8600
Hours: Winter hours, Friday through Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; summer hours, Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $8; seniors and students with IDs, $6; children five to 12, $4, children under five, free
The Imagination Playground at Burling Slip has announced their hours for the Fall, now that the summer is officially over (boo). Fall hours are from 9am – 6pm, daily as of September 17, 2012. When the weather is unseasonably warm, the staff will try to extend the hours. They have a friendly and patient staff on site to facilitate play.
Imagination Playground provides a flexible environment for many types of play, rather than prescribed activities, through three key components: an open multi-level space with large sand and water features; a huge array of loose parts, essentially a variety of toys and tools; and trained staff on-site who maintain and manage the site.
When the sun is shining bright – bring your sunscreen since there isn’t a lot of shade at this playground. There is both a sand and a water feature so get ready for some cleanup before you head home. The great feature about this playground…a bathroom on site! Imagine that – a bathroom within potty-training distance.