Fun Ways To Spend President’s Day Weekend In NYC

A family observing a planet display at a planetarium museum

As President’s Day weekend approaches, there are so many different ways to spend your long weekend with friends or family in NYC. If you want to attend a sporting event, music concert, museum or other great NYC activities, we have great suggestions for you! Keep reading to find out more below.

A child spinning the basketball with a Harlem Globetrotter
Image courtesy of Harlem Globetrotters website

Harlem Globetrotters

The Harlem Globetrotters are an amazing basketball touring group that is making its way to Barclay Center Sunday, February 16th at 1pm and 6pm! The Harlem Globetrotters are full of incredible basketball talents and tricks that will leave you shocked and cheering for more! Tickets range from $30- $200. This is a great way to spend your Sunday of President’s Weekend with you family or friends. It is a fun filled show for all ages! This event is worth the quick cab, train or car ride from your Glenwood building.



A young child observing a butterfly through a magnifying lens at a museum
 Image Courtesy of American Museum of National History website

A Museum Day With The Family

The American Museum of Natural History is always a family favorite museum! If your kids like dinosaurs or animals- they will have countless hours of amusement here! Don’t forget to go to the whale room and see the enormous scaled whale above your heads! There is currently the Butterfly Conservatory open through May 2020 that will allow your little ones to get up very close to observe butterflies! Is your child into space? Then go visit the Planetarium- there are tons of interactive ways for your kids (or you) to learn more about space here! The Natural History Museum is located at  200 Central Park West and is located close to Glenwood’s Westside and Upper East Side buildings.


The Children’s Museum of Manhattan located at 212 W 83rd Street is a great place to spend your day with your children. On top of great exhibits, this month, the museum opened Superpowered Metropolis, which is an interactive exhibition where you are one of three mighty pigeons exploring and going on missions across NYC! This is close to Glenwood’s Westside and Upper East Side buildings.


Sloomoo Institute is located at 475 Broadway. If your child is currently on the slime obsessed ban-wagon, then this is the place for you! You can make personalized slime, interact with slime games and exhibits, and get slimed yourself! This is a fun way for you kid to express creative choices in making their own slime picking out their own texture, color, scent, and sparkles without having them make a mess at home! Tickets are available online at and you need to reserve a time slot online before you go. This institute is located closest to Glenwood’s downtown residents.

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A closeup shot of a bowling alley lane with a ball rolling towards the pins


Bowling is a great fun filled family activity for a winter weekend day! These are some of the best bowling alleys to check out!

  1. Bowlmore Lanes at Chelsea Piers closest to Glenwood’s downtown and westside residents.
  2. Brooklyn Bowl if you are looking to get out of Manhattan for the day, check this bowling alley out!
  3. Lucky Strike Lanes & Lounges has two locations 660 W 42nd Street (westside) and 59 Grand Street (downtown). These alleys are very vibrant and fun – but be aware that after 7pm its 21 and over.


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The Lumineers Concert

If you are a fan of The Lumineers who have huge hits like Ho Hey, they will be preforming at the Barclay Center this Friday at President’s Day at 7pm as part of their current World Tour. They are an American Folk Rock Band that is talented beyond belief and has amassed an enormous following over the years. If you are looking for something fun to do leading into the long weekend- check out the Lumineers concert!

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