NY – Looking for something creative to do with the kids during a school break, bad weather or just for fun? Then MAKE your way uptown to one of the city’s coolest art spaces, Make Meaning. With locations on the Upper East and West side of town, it couldn’t be easier to explore a host of cool activities from ceramics, cake decorating, candle, jewelry, glass, paper and soap making. And the best part is these activities aren’t just geared at the three foot tall bunch, they’re just as much fun for adults who can create with as much simplicity or complexity as they desire. You can get a membership or pay a day rate, choose to just walk-in, make a reservation (recommended), attend classes or even plan your own event (bday and bachelorette parties, corporate/team building events, etc.).
If all the creativity makes you hungry you can find snacks at Make and on certain evenings, adults can even work over a bottle of wine, but if you want a hearty meal, head on over to Danny Meyers’ Shake Shack (note: you will find one Upper East and Upper West). It’s one of the most popular food chains in Manhattan, known for what they call “modern day roadside burgers,” hot dogs, shakes, frozen custard, beer and wine. Everything is fresh and delicious, hence, there’s always a line, but somehow tables clear quickly.
If you’ve got a hankering for chocolate and you’re on the Upper West Side, it’s beyond worth it to make your way over to Jacques Torres on Amsterdam for a little gourmet hot cocoa. You’ll feel like you’ve escaped into a little European Cafe — talk about a perfect way to make a perfect day.