Get ready for some fun at NYC’s Pier 57 as they recently announced they’ll host a wide range of fun programming beginning this spring.
Though the full calendar of events has not yet been revealed (it comes out at the end of this month), visitors can expect free, family-friendly program and events that are both fun and educational.
The events will take place in Pier 57’s community classrooms, which are designed to promote gathering, dialogue, and learning. The lineup includes:
Children’s Museum of the Arts
- A drop-in arts program that allows young people to forge bonds with artists and participate in material investigations
- Designed for children in grades 3-5
The Coding Space
- For children ages 6-13
Counseling in Schools
- A social services organization focused on supporting the emotional and social well-being of NYC school communities through activities including arts-based group activities like music and dance
- For children and adults
- An interactive, human-scale floor maze that will illuminate how math can be used to help understand complex structures in a simpler way
- Put on by the National Museum of Mathematics
- A series of art enrichment programs, including finger puppetry, pop-up card making for beginners, ukulele jam sessions for adults, and early childhood music development classes
- K-12 students
- Draw NYC – a drop-in drawing studio
- Build NYC – interactive building stations with Lego and more to introduce people of all ages to works of architecture, design, engineering, and construction
- Learn from the Experts – short demonstrations, workshops, and displays to promote small organizations
“Pier 57 has created welcoming, community-focused spaces where the public can relax, learn, eat and enjoy–our goal from the start when we began planning to revitalize the pier,” said Noreen Doyle, President & CEO, Hudson River Park Trust. “The diverse spaces and programs including Hudson River Park’s own environmental Discovery Tank will serve park-goers of all ages in state-of-the-art facilities housed within a historic pier, all within one of the largest waterfront parks in New York City.”
In addition to the community classrooms, visitors can also hang out at Pier 57’s 7,400-square-foot public gathering place—called the Living Room–which provides ample seating for people to connect with one another and take in stunning views of nearby Little Island, lower Manhattan, and the Hudson River.
This free programming isn’t the only thing to expect at Pier 57 this year, however.
The pier’s brand new 16,000-square-foot food hall is set to open some time this spring, and Manhattan will receive its very first beach once it opens at the Gansevoort Peninsula on the Hudson River later this year.
You can stay up to date with Pier 57’s full calendar of events here.