For the Kids: The Haute 5 Family-Friendly Venues in NYC

Dylan’s Candy Bar

Nothing like a sugar rush at the largest candy store in the world for a fun filled kids summer! Dylan’s Candy Bar is a must haute kids event.

This Candy Bar is not your average five and dime stand. Featured in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, and Town & Country, Dylan’s Candy Bar offers over 5,000 selections of candy. Even Oprah   had something to say… “quickly becoming an American icon” and a “must see destination” when visiting New York City. There is something for everyone in this 15,000 square foot sweet tooth haven.

Dylan’s Candy Bar is located at 1011 Third Ave New York, NY 10021 646.735.0078

Central Park

The fields of plush green grass of NYC’s backyard has endless kid-friendly activities. Central Park has over 21 playgrounds and an abundance of kid friendly fun. Pack a frisbee and a picnic basket for Sheep’s Meadow. Follow with a spin on the Carousel and a walk through Shakespeare Garden.

The Central Park Zoo and Wildlife Center is a perfect activity for animal lovers. Be sure to bring a camera for kids reactions at the sea lion’s feeding time.

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American Museum of Natural History

The American Museum of Natural History is the perfect hotspot for kids and adults: educating, inspiring and enchanting. Who wouldn’t love a day of dinosaurs, elephants, giant whales and a walk through the rainforest?

From a night at the museum sleepover to celestial highlights and 3 or 5 day summer camps The Museum of Natural History has fun engaging programs for children of all ages. Kids with a fascination with reptiles will love to take the Lizards and Snakes Camp, on August 2-6. Check their online calendar to register for programs.

The American Museum of Natural History is located 79th St. and Central Park West, New York, NY 212 .769.5100

Chelsea Piers Sports & Entertainment Complex

Kids love the active energy and fun activities at Chelsea Piers Sports & Entertainment Complex. The under-3 set can play under safe supervision at the Little Athletes Exploration Center. Ages 5 to 16 will love the Rock-n-Roll Sessions on the climbing wall.

Teenagers can sail and mom can enjoy a relaxing respite at the Spa. Just some of the many offerings of Chelsea Piers. Check the website for more information about the golf center, sky rink, bowling, field house and more.
Chelsea Piers is located at 62 Chelsea Piers New York, NY 10011 212.336.6666

Serendipity 3

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. Ice cream with sprinkles or a root beer float is perfect for a kid’s fun filled day. Serendipity 3 is the premiere ice cream destination for NYC. Known for it’s A-list clientele and leading in children’s birthday parties.

Andy Warhol once declared it his favorite sweet shop and thousands of dedicated customers do too. For the kid who has everything treat him/her to a Golden Opulence Sundae for $1,000.00. Must reserve 48 hours in advance.

Serendipity 3 is located at 225 East 60th Street New York, NY 212.838.3531