Indoor Family Entertainment for the Holidays

Finding yourself unimpressed with the weather? Need some entertainment for you and the kids during the holiday season? Looking to be warm and indoors – but outside your home?

We have a few options for you – great for little and big kids alike:

In the Neighborhood:

IMAX VR

This is a can’t-miss for kids and eager-for-adventure adults:

“Prepare for a completely immersive VR experience—with stunning visuals and 360-degree sound—that will launch you and your friends into virtual worlds more realistic than anything you’ve ever imagined. Shoot, soar, save the day and play to win in a state-of-the-art environment with IMAX VR at AMC Kips Bay 15. Welcome to the future.”

Eagle Flight game - at IMAX VR Kips Bay

(“Eagle Flight” – from imaxvr.imax.com )

Modern Pinball

This arcade features a huge collection of pinball machines from the 70s to today!

“All ages are invited to experience the wonderful pastime that has captivated audiences for decades. Located in beautiful Kips Bay Manhattan, this family-friendly and social environment focuses on clean, safe and innocent fun. In the words of the founders, “We’re so excited to bring our passion for pinball to New York City. It is our mission to bring back pinball in a big way and hope to see it re-emerge throughout the country and beyond. “

 

Beyond Kips Bay

The Museum of Food and Drink (in Brooklyn)

Learn about food and culture, through this innovative and interactive museum:

“MOFAD is a new kind of museum that brings the world of food to life with exhibits you can taste, touch, and smell. We inspire public curiosity about food, what it means, and how it connects with the world around us.”

The New York Transit Museum (in Grand Central)

More than the thing that gets you from point A to B, New York City’s Subway system has a wealth of history:

“Housed underground in an authentic 1936 subway station in Downtown Brooklyn” and “founded in 1976, the New York Transit Museum is dedicated to telling and preserving the stories of mass transportation – extraordinary engineering feats, workers who labored in the tunnels over 100 years ago, communities that were drastically transformed, and the ever-evolving technology, design, and ridership of a system that runs 24 hours a day, every day of the year.”

Vintage NYC Subway Car, Interior - New York Transit Museum

(From nytransitmuseum.org )

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema (in Brooklyn)

Not just in Austin anymore, this movie theater boasts food, some reclining seats – and utmost respect for movies and the moviegoer experience.

It serves up:

“Cold beer, hot movies, and delicious snacks and meals; The Alamo Drafthouse is dinner, drinks, movies and events, all under one roof. Our attention to detail in film presentation and programming has made us a second home to movie fans all over the planet and earned accolades from the likes of Entertainment Weekly (#1 theater in America), Wired.com (Coolest Movie Theater in the World) and Fandango.com (One of the Best Theaters in the Country).”