Here are some of the best indoor things to do in NYC on a rainy or cold day. Browse the list below to find what suits your fancy, and enjoy while staying dry!
The New York Metropolitan Opera
For a delightful visual experience, stream the Metropolitan Opera's nightly shows for free while cozily tucked in bed. The vivid costumes, stages, and magical storylines will astound you as though you were watching at the theater.
New York Film Festival
Turn your laid-back Sunday into a cultural feast as you watch internationally-renowned cinematic chefs d'oeuvres online. Rent the latest motion pictures from across the globe and support talented artists for their perseverance and creativity.
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Maggie Cheung and Wong Kar Wai on the set of In the Mood for Love. ❤️ The new 20th anniversary restoration ends this Saturday at 8pm ET at #NYFF, along with Orson Welles’ resurrected Hopper/Welles & more! Tickets available nationwide.
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue, 82nd Street / Website
Get ahead of the game and book your tickets online for one of New York's most renowned cultural centers. Boasting historical and contemporary statues, and a wide variety of paintings and artifacts, this establishment never ceases to amaze. The Metropolitan Museum of Art welcomes you in person seven days a week, Saturdays through Mondays from 10 am to 5 pm, and Thursdays through Fridays from 12 pm to 7 pm.
Museum of Modern Art
11 W 53rd Street / Website
Colloquially referred to as the MoMA, this space is open to all contemporary, pop, and modern art lovers. Indulge in their displays of photography and witty exhibitions as you wander their wide corridors in search of inspiration.
Whitney Museum of American Art
99 Gansevoort Street / Website
For those curious to explore America's art scene, reserve your tickets online and stop by this hip downtown location. Among the latest exhibitions, the museum features In the Balance: Between Painting and Sculpture, 1965–1985, and Edward Hopper’s New York.
1071 Fifth ave. / Website
No virtual experience can truly replicate this gem's magnificent architecture. Visit the avant-garde Guggenheim in person and feed your creative senses with its radical art and unorthodox interior.
439 W 15th Street / Website
This novel hotspot is like no other in terms of its immersive digital experience. Step inside and dive into the otherworldly display of lights. On view now, the "MAGENTAVERSE" show is inspired by Pantone's 2023 Color of the Year, Viva Magenta. Stressful times call for reflection and pause; this space will distract you from the world's troubles and soothe your spirits with enchanting sights.
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Pier 86, W 46th Street / Website
Satisfy your curiosity and explore Intrepid's impressive complex. This non-profit museum promotes the awareness and understanding of history, science, and the sacrifice of thousands of heroes that served the country. Come admire real space shuttles, ships, aircrafts, and NASA equipment, and allow yourself to be transported into an adventure-filled world.
A Current Affair
Every October weekend, over 200 retailers gather in Brooklyn for an immense sale of vintage clothing. Colors, textures, and designs galore: come mix and match a one-of-a-kind outfit to dazzle the crowds. The market is held outdoors beneath large tents and, if you still fear getting wet, browse their vast selection online and keep up with the latest bargains!
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Making magic this weekend with exhibitors @jasoncampbellstudios and @funkanovanyc ✨ it’s been so wonderful connecting with you all in NY these past two weekends, but we’re only half done. We’re back in Brooklyn the next two weekends and we’ll also be hosting another virtual show this coming weekend for those who can’t make it to the show. Thank you to everyone who has come out to see us so far and we hope to see many more of you in the weekends to come.
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110 Delancey Street / Website
Who said adults can't have fun? Take a break, have a laugh, and come play with friends at this spot. Challenge your mates with Sour Mouse's pool tables, ping pong tables, foosball tables, or board games; a little competitive spirit may be just the right distraction. Guaranteeing endless fun, the club hosts local comedians and musicians seven nights a week which you can enjoy while tasting their sumptuous charcuterie menu.
1271 Avenue of the Americas / Website
Visit baseball's equivalent of a candy shop at New York's official MLB Flagship store where all fans and fanatics are welcome. Get your hands on must-have sports gear, rare collectibles, and signed artifacts from America's greatest baseball champions.
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