Spend an afternoon looking at art in Long Island City, Queens! Start at the SculptureCenter where the basement gallery is always fun to explore with kids. Jesse Wine's odd fusion of body parts and furniture is currently installed downstairs and Tishan Hsu's technology-inspired three-dimensional works occupy the main floor. Just a short walk along Jackson Avenue is MoMA PS1 where "Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration" is not to be missed. Bring the kids! There are plenty of teachable moments throughout this exhibition, which is thoughtfully curated and engaging for all audiences. The kids will also love speaking into the microphones of Rashid Johnson's interactive installation in the courtyard.
After looking art (and if you are feeling adventurous), take the G train from the nearby Court Square Station one stop to Greenpoint Avenue (or it's a 30 minute walk over the Pulaski Bridge if you're looking for a stroll). For authentic Polish home cooking and friendly service, go to Karczma where one can feast on homemade pierogis, potato pancakes, white borscht served in bread, a full selection of adult beverages, and plenty of options for kids.
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