26 – New York for Piccolas and Piccolos : Chelsea Piers

Children who patiently behave well through all sightseeing – many of it interesting for their parents only – deserve a reward. It’s Chelsea Piers time! Once defunct piers on the Hudson River, the piers have been transformed into a 27-acre riverfront sports complex that can be a welcome break.


Aerial view of Chelsea Piers complex. image @chelseapiersnyc


Activities include a bowling alley and indoor ice skating in winter and a summer skate park. The Field House, which serves many leagues and classes, offers a selection of Drop-In Programs for its facilities between scheduled sessions. These include batting cages, soccer fields, basketball courts, a gymnastics area, and a rock wall. Children age 4 and under have their own indoor play area.


How to get here

Call to find out what is available on the day you want to visit. The 23rd Street crosstown bus headed west brings you right to the entry.


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