Brainstorming ideas for some spring activities in New York City? Check out this list of things to do:
Madison Square Garden and Barclays Center
Barclays Center (home of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets and the NHL’s Islanders), and the world-famous Madison Square Garden (home of the NBA’s Knicks and the NHL’s Rangers), are both wheelchair-accessible venues, making them ideal places for visitors with disabilities to attend events. You can check out Barclayscenter.com for their extensive Disabled Services Guide. For Madison Square Garden, get started with a look at the arena’s FAQ sheet for visitors with disabilities at thegarden.com.
Get away from your usual surrounding to be inspired by amazing art exhibits from famous artists at one of the oldest museums in the United States. The building is fully wheelchair accessible and offers wheelchairs upon request. Across the five floors, you’ll find exhibits, a library, auditorium, café, restaurant, a gift shop and an outdoor sculpture garden.Visitors with disabilities should also know that free admission is offered to their companions.
For three decades, SummerStage has given the City a string of outstanding outdoor concert events. A number of high-profile benefit shows fund more than 100 free events, including live music performances by popular artists from around the world, readings by famous authors, kid-friendly shows, dance and theatrical productions. The festival has expanded from its original location of Rumsey Playfield in Central Park—to locations in all five boroughs!
New York Hall of Science
Have any kids? This is an ideal place to entertain kids of all ages. New York Hall of Science offers over 450 interactive, hands-on exhibits that encourage visitors to explore science, technology, engineering, and math. All of NYSCI’s exhibits, the 3D theater, playground and mini-golf course are accessible via wheelchair, and chairs are available for guests who need them. For further information, you can call 718-699-0005.