You know what they say: The days are long, the years are short. Still—2017 in NYC managed to pack in a lot of cool stuff! Sadly, some high points and places have moved on (we hope you milked that eclipse), but plenty are here at least for a little while longer, and some are here for the long haul. Take a look back at our greatest hits of the past year, and take notes for 2018!
pictured: Books are Magic in Cobble Hill
pictured: Fairy Tale Island in Bay Ridge
pictured: ARTech in the Meatpacking District
pictured: Coming to Our Senses/ photo:AMNH
Brooklyn Owl unicorn horns/photo: Brooklyn Owl
The world’s first unicorn horn store opened on Flatbush Avenue.
Dale Cihuly’s magnificent glass sculptures made the New York Botanical Garden even more magical by day, or night.
Eloise got the attention she so deserves (and demands) with a museum exhibit dedicated to her.
photo: Jim Henson Company
The long-awaited Jim Henson exhibit took up permanent residence at the Museum of the Moving Image.
photo: Lincoln Center
Double Dutch returned to Lincoln Center.
pictured: City Point
photo: National Geographic
National Geographic took us into the deep in Times Square with Ocean Odyssey.
And miniature extravaganza Gulliver’s Gate took us around the globe—also in Times Square.
The Bronx Zoo its doubly-fun zip-line and tree canopy course Treetop Adventure. (Plus a separate course just for little visitors.)
photo: Little People Party/Kid Focus
The Little People Party now rages all week long!
photo: Rick Feinberg
New York City looked up—and learned!—together during the eclipse.
Where did you have the most fun as a family in 2017? Tell us in the comments!