5th Annual "Where-To" Guide to NYC

photo by Sophia Hantzes; Accomplice NY

Where to Play:

Looking for something new to do? Get thinking, moving, or both with these innovative attractions.

Sony Wonder Tech Lab 550 Madison Ave (@ 56th St), sonywondertechlab.com. Geek out with all-ages interactive exhibits, testing your techno prowess with audiovisual labs and robot programming.

Bronx Zoo Bronx River Pkwy (@ Fordham Rd), Bronx, bronxzoo.com. Home to 6,000+ critters, and a great place to get lost for a day. Bring your walking shoes!

NY Liberty Madison Square Garden, 7th Ave (@ 32nd St), wnba.com/liberty. Whether you go for the sportsmanship or the eye candy, the New York ladies of the WNBA are sure to provide enough of both.

Flushing Meadows/Corona Park Flushing, Queens, 718-760-6565. Queens’ largest park, name-checked in The Great Gatsby, is home of Shea Stadium, plus art and wildlife centers, and time capsules of the 1939/40 and 1964/65 World’s Fairs.

Wave Hill W. 249th Street (@ Independence Ave), Bronx, wavehill.org. This Bronx non-profit embraces its earthy side with fantastic gardens and environmental education for the kids.

Chelsea Piers 23rd St (@ the Hudson River), chelseapiers.com. “Sporty” is the name of the game, with classes offered in everything for all ages at this enormous West-side fitness factory.

The Dog Run 136 9th Ave (btwn 18th & 19th Sts), thedogrun-nyc.com. Swim Therapy heals old dogs in the drink, with standard daycare, grooming, and nutrition also available.

Accomplice: New York See website for booking information, accomplicenewyork.com. This avant-garde NYC walking tour stages a faux crime, drops clues, and sends you to pick them up during one marvelous and mysterious afternoon!

Bluestockings 172 Allen St (btwn Stanton & Rivington Sts), bluestockings.com. It’s a one-stop bookshop for caffeine, erotica readings and knitting sessions with fellow feminists.

TKTS See website for booth locations, tdf.org. Discounted same-day seats at Broadway shows? Sometimes it pays not to plan ahead.

Liberty Island See website for directions, nps.gov/stli. Uninhabited except for tall, green, Ms. Liberty herself, cruising to this island on the ferry is a must.