January 26, 2010 1:53 am at 1:53 am #591157plaidMember
Hi, I’m looking for ideas of activities to do in Manhattan – family friendly, relatively inexpensive
Thanks!January 26, 2010 4:04 am at 4:04 am #673647youdontknowmeMember
It’s hard to recommend something without knowing the makeup of your family and what they’re interested in but there are a few of the many possibilities.
Empire State Building: Observations Deck, Simulator Ride (I’m not sure if this is still around), also has a kosher pizza shop.
Ice Skating: Central Park, Bryant Park and Rockefeller Center
Statue of Liberty
Lots of Museums and Art Galleries (not all family friendly)
Lots of parks, central park alone can take up an entire day
Shopping, I wouldn’t recommend actually buying anything in Manhattan but there are lots of cool storesJanuary 26, 2010 5:19 am at 5:19 am #673648smartcookieMember
Sky ride in empire state bldg. I love it. But don’t think its too cheap though…January 26, 2010 7:09 am at 7:09 am #673650January 26, 2010 2:29 pm at 2:29 pm #673651dunnoMember
how about in brooklyn? whenever i get together with friends there’s always a question of what to doJanuary 26, 2010 2:42 pm at 2:42 pm #673652PosterMember
Brooklyn – FOOD FOOD FOOD go from one eatery to the next to the next – you will not be bored!January 26, 2010 3:40 pm at 3:40 pm #673653dunnoMember
Poster: lol that’s exactly what we end up doing. But there’s a limit as to how much you can eatJanuary 26, 2010 7:01 pm at 7:01 pm #673654bptParticipant
Not really the go-to-guy for things to do in NYC, but if I had visitors from out of town (not EY; places like middle america), I’d take them to see Shomer Shabbos, 770, bobov, satmar, (does’nt matter which).
If they’ve never seen a tish (and not all folks have) they might find that ineresting. If that’s too much to handle, the “balagan” of 13th avenue, Lee Ave,or Kingston Ave is also a real eye-opener.
Or just let them watch dismissal at a major yeshiva / BY. That still fascinates me (and I live here!)January 27, 2010 1:55 am at 1:55 am #673655youngbutnotstupidMember
battery park just opened an ice skating rink. i was just on their website and theres a coupon for for free rentals until jan 28, so hurryJanuary 27, 2010 2:28 am at 2:28 am #673656goody613Member
ESPN Zone, Dave and Busters, Ripleys believe it or not- all on a two block radiusJanuary 27, 2010 3:11 am at 3:11 am #673657youngbutnotstupidMember
i 4got about dave and busters!!!!! i love that place!!!!!! also jeepers. i went two yrs ago with my bros and we had a BLAST!!!!January 27, 2010 3:33 am at 3:33 am #673658ilovecoffeeMember
you can go to the jewish childrens museum it is really cool its in crown heights u can take the subway there (the 3 train till kingston avenue stop and your right there or the b43 it also takes you right there)January 28, 2010 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm #673659nnnnnnMember
check out the huge toys R usJanuary 29, 2010 12:32 am at 12:32 am #673661word of the wiseMember
the apple storeJanuary 31, 2010 3:38 pm at 3:38 pm #673662charliehallParticipant
See the show “Circumcise Me!” at the Bleeker Street Theater. It is a one-man autobiographical show where the actor Yisrael Campbell describes his path from growing up an Irish Catholic alcoholic to being a frum Jew! There are no performances on Shabat :). Tickets are available through telecharge.com. And you will be supporting a frum Jew in a field that has not in the past been friendly to frum Jews because of the perceived need to perform on Shabat. (Cantor Dudu Fisher has turned down many opportunities because of his commitment to Shabat.)January 31, 2010 6:28 pm at 6:28 pm #673663BOSDParticipant
I wrote a post about this on my blog. I went into Saks and asked the lady in Feragamo where the sales rack is. Her face was priceless. Totally free, super entertaining. 😉February 1, 2010 12:43 am at 12:43 am #673664shtarkbocherMember
you have to check out the ‘F.A.O. Shwartz’February 1, 2010 5:01 am at 5:01 am #673665oomisParticipant
Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum (there IS one in NY, isn’t there?)February 1, 2010 8:39 pm at 8:39 pm #673666seeallsidesParticipant
free day –
take bus to central park zoo / Walk down to FAO Schwartz
M & M store – 1600 Broadway
Toys R Us
Eat at Jerusalem II
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