Yes, so many new, cool family- and kid-friendly spots, activities and events opened up and went down over the past 12 months. Some, sadly, are gone. However, most were literally just getting started in 2015, and you still have time to catch all of them in the coming year. Click through for our recap of the best newcomers to the Big Apple this year and start drafting your list of the adventures you and the kids will take in 2016.


Star Wars: The Power of Costume

You may have heard that this little film called Star Wars (ok, The Force Awakens) came out recently. To mark the occasion, Discovery Times Square unveiled the comprehensive show "Star Wars and the Power of Costume," which should delight both the casual Star Wars fan and hardcore followers of The Force. Dedicated to the story of the design, creation and context of the costumes from the entire franchise (human, droid, wookie, etc.) it was, to be frank, one of the coolest things we saw all year. The show runs through September 5. Don't miss it!

Rebel, Jedi, Princess, Queen: Star Wars and the Power of Costume
Discovery Times Square
Through Sept. 5, 2016
Tickets: $27.50/adults; $20/kids 3-11

photo: Discovery Times Square


What Was Your Favorite Newcomer to the NYC Family Fun Scene in 2015? Tell us in the comments below!

—Mimi O’Connor