Activities for a Rainy Day in New York City

What to Do in New York City When it Rains

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  • Mario A
    Sonoma, CA180 contributions
    We signed up for the 9 am guided tour "before the public" - and it did not disappoint. They have done a tremendous job on this museum and it is hard not to get teary eyed when visiting this memorial. Well worth the visit
    Written 1 July 2022
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  • Maddie E
    1 contribution
    Museums have paved the way in education to remember and persevere our history. With that being art from the middle ages, sarcophagus from Egypt, or cloths from the 1800s.
    The culture shock you get when you walk from one exhibit room to the next is bizarre.
    Museums are important because without them we can’t experience life from other centuries. Experiencing life from other centuries educates us. Without the education from other countries and learning from the past we are bound to make mistakes so it’s important that we open our minds, shut our mouths and listen to what history has to say
    we are able to see the past, and actually visualize it we can sensitize with it. In the Met you can see armor they used in the middle ages, you can see the gate they had to hold in the castle to keep the royal family safe from battle. Seeing that, you can vizualise it and put yourself in their shoes
    You need to experience the temperature change when you go from the Egyptian section with a wall of windows to the downstairs basement with historical Met gala dress and fashion.
    Being able to stand at the main entrance, people bustling around everywhere like bees, looking up and seeing famous mosaics I only had seen in pictures in person is a holy experience.
    The Met has incredible things that reach over 6,000 years and span over the entire globe. From Egypt, China, France, Syria, and more. The widely diverse collection in the Met helps a student not only go back in time but also to travel across the world without leaving the state.
    With this kind of education, we get to learn so much about other countries.
    like the Met, museums help us understand people from all over the world.
    I believe museums should be celebrated more. We need museums to preserve our history, remember it, and educate us.
    To sum up, the Met is astronomically helpful to the community and to the future to help persevere and educate us as we move forward.
    Written 30 June 2022
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  • Pablo U
    Punta Arenas, Chile22 contributions
    I recommend visiting it at least twice, once when its rush hour to get in the real mood of Grand Central and its beautiful chaos with the crowds trying to leave Manhattan, and another time when its off-peak hours, to see the building and its beautiful architecture.
    Written 1 July 2022
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  • ExploreWorld9732
    Saint Paul, MN78 contributions
    Beautiful surroundings for a fabulous museum! This is a treasure trove of medieval art. We spent the better part of a day there. Pack a bag lunch, as we found the little restaurant expensive & not very good—& we aren’t hard to please!
    Written 12 June 2022
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  • Sarah P
    21 contributions
    Never been to RCMH before. I loved it. The inside of the building was a iconic and beautiful as the outside. Went in April to see Olivia Rodrigo there and what a show!
    Written 2 May 2022
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  • widesmile
    Blooming Prairie, MN29 contributions
    We were joyfully surprised and raptured by a host of historical treasures on display at the library. While we did not take the paid tour, our experience here was unforgettable. Something in this well curated collection will stir your passion of history, cultural awakening. and science. Thank you to the the staff and benefactors. It was my mini Smithsonian in New York.
    Written 25 June 2022
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  • Asil12
    Long Island, NY77 contributions
    This is an amazing piece of architecture. Such a great space to walk around, and even relax a bit. The shopping is great too. Lots of pop-ups too. I think it's a must see!
    Written 21 June 2022
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  • Jan W
    Canton of Vaud, Switzerland529 contributions
    The building itself is very beautiful and full of history.
    The museum is certainly very interesting but a lot of things to read and that in English, you need a good level of English and time.
    Written 1 July 2022
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  • Michael L
    Hermosa Beach, CA75 contributions
    Easy access, beautiful interior. Masses maybe three times a day. Across the street from Rockefeller Plaza.
    Written 29 June 2022
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  • Mike I
    Sherborne, UK341 contributions
    Went to watch the Rangers , amazing venue , had bridge seats in 313 , great view and sounds , facilities superb. A must visit , very expensive though but so much fun
    Written 29 June 2022
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  • Jan W
    Canton of Vaud, Switzerland529 contributions
    Gigantic and instructive museum equivalent to the Museum of Man in Paris

    A huge collection dedicated to nature with a superb presentation. one has the impression to observe real animals.
    Very beautiful scenography and a lot of explanation.
    Of course, the museum is very busy because many groups and schoolchildren visit.
    To be privileged by rainy or hot weather.
    Written 1 July 2022
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  • Hungryhorse80
    29 contributions
    Must visit food market. We found it half way through our stay in NYC then went every day! Hand made sushi was the favourite and the chowders…. Wow!
    Written 26 June 2022
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  • AlanP00le
    Cricklade, UK402 contributions
    I enjoyed this Museum - especially the top floor galleries but I was a bit disappointed that there were not Banksies, Lowries, or Mondrians when I visited
    Written 29 June 2022
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  • Shabbaranks1
    Darlington, UK137 contributions
    Recommended by a friend prior to our trip to New York. Excellent Christmas show that we thoroughly enjoyed. Medium priced tickets but still had an excellent view on the bottom floor. Well worth a visit and will go again in future. Only negative is drinks etc are very expensive
    Written 22 January 2022
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia10,756 contributions
    The Frick Collection consists mainly of Old Masters collected in Europe by Henry Clay Frick (1849-1919). Frick was an immensely wealthy industrialist, who rose to the top of New York society during the Gilded Age. Frick donated his collection and the mansion that houses it to the people. Anyone visiting New York City who is interested in art should view the Frick Collection. By the way, the Frick Collection is currently housed in a temporariy gallery while the historic mansion is undergoing renovation.
    Written 22 April 2022
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