As a local New Yorker, one of my favorite things about NYC, is that there is always something to do at any time of the day, regardless of the weather. Even if it is raining, unbearably hot, or freezing cold. There’s an endless supply of indoor New York City activities and experiences to enjoy.
From creative workshops to a day of jazz hopping, here is my list of indoor things to do in NYC, including local hidden gems. Don’t let a cold or rainy day in NYC keep you cooped up inside!
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I. Best Indoor Activities in NYC + Places to Visit
1. Artshack Brooklyn ★
Artshack Brooklyn is a cafe, shop, and non-profit ceramics studio in Bed-Stuy that boasts a mission to make their classes and workshops accessible to everyone, regardless of their age or skill level. They offer several day and evening classes for adults, as well as fun clay parties! I loved the energy in this space. It felt so much more welcoming than most of the pottery studios in Brooklyn. And the location is close to so many other Bed-Stuy gems like Welancora Gallery, Brownstone Jazz, and Seed Brklyn.
2. New Yorker Curated Meet-Up Experiences
Did you know that loneliness is one of the biggest silent killers today? It’s akin to smoking dozens of cigarettes a day, according to the US surgeon-general. So if you’re not only battling the winter blues but want to know how to make new friends in NYC, these curated experiences below are a great way to get to know others living in NYC!
- City Senoras: Started by two Mexican-American women, this social club encourages participants to embrace self-care when stepping out of their comfort zones. Their events are super laid back and can be as simple as grabbing a coffee in Columbus Circle and going for a walk in Central Park together.
- Dinner with Friends NYC: This family-style dinner brings strangers together at a shared table in someone’s home for an evening of homemade food and intimate conversation. Indulge in a delicious, home-cooked meal at the host’s house, while getting to know your tablemates and making new friends!
- Reading Rhythms: Their tagline “not a book club, a reading party” says it all. Head to Williamsburg, Brooklyn to curl up with your favorite book and discuss it with fellow community members, while enjoying live music performances and curated playlists in the background.
- Girls That Gather ★: These monthly events offer a safe space for women to connect. The events change seasonally, so keep an eye out for the fun cozy, indoor gatherings that they have planned for NYC’s colder months!
3. Special NYC Bookstores ★
One of the best things to do on a rainy day in NYC is to pop into our special one-of-a-kind bookstores scattered throughout the city! What makes these NYC bookstores so uniquely special?
- The Ripped Bodice: Located in Brooklyn’s Park Slope, this woman and queer-owned bookstore is filled exclusively with romance novels. In addition to romance-focused books, they also sell several gift items made by other independent, woman-owned businesses.
- The Lit Bar: This black and woman-owned business was started by a Bronx native, and is currently the only independent bookstore in the entire borough! Check out their thoughtfully curated selection of books, and then chat about your favorites at their cozy wine bar.
- Cafe Con Libros: A welcoming community space is the mission of this tiny feminist bookstore and coffee shop in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Their selection of books is carefully curated, and they also host an ongoing Feminist Book Club.
- World’s Borough Bookshop: Situated in Jackson Heights, Queens, this Ecuadorian-owned, independent bookstore only sells BIPOC books. Their mission to amplify the voices of underrepresented communities in the literary world is also showcased through the many events they host throughout the year.
4. Indoor Farm One
This indoor neighborhood farm offers a unique opportunity to explore sustainable, vertical farming right in the heart of Brooklyn’s Prospect Heights. Through their tours, you can learn about the innovative cultivation of gourmet greens and herbs. Or, you can also just pop in to have a specialty botanical beverage. They also host live events (like the free comedy show pictured above) in their showroom.
The farm’s focus on sustainability and community involvement, including its use of renewable energy and commitment to zero pesticides, makes it not just a fun visit but an educational experience.
5. Creative Studios for Workshops (Hands-On Activities)
If you’re looking for fun indoor activities in NYC, then check out some of these creative workshops around the city!
- Brooklyn Brainery: With locations in both Prospect Heights and Park Slope, this community-led space offers affordable workshops every week. Classes span a wide range of subjects, from sourdough baking and charcuterie assembling to figure drawing and bookbinding!
- RecCreate Collective ★: This creative event space and art studio in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn utilizes arts and crafts to foster a sense of community, as well as strengthen our connection with ourselves. Some of their creative evenings include a knitting club, vision board making, and tin-wallet making. And they will ask you prompts to better connect with others around you!
- Handicraft Classes at Craftsman Ave: DIY workshops ranging from knife forging to leatherworking are held at this fun venue in Gowanus, Brooklyn. They also host special monthly events, like date night workshops for couples.
- UrbanGlass: For a completely unique experience, spend the afternoon trying your hand at glass blowing. Head to Fort Greene for multi-day workshops, where you’ll create your very own glass masterpiece!
- Happy Medium Art Cafe: At this laidback Lower East Side cafe, you order from a “menu” of art supplies, with options including painting a pot, sculpting clay, or making a collage. Stick to one activity or select as many as you’d like- the choice is completely yours!
- Studio 45: Located in Bushwick, Brooklyn, this community space is geared towards artists and creatives. Their gatherings include fun activities like terrarium parties, figure drawing, and classic dinner parties.
- Brooklyn Graffiti Lesson: Learn how to create your own graffiti masterpiece by taking this graffiti tour and lesson!
6. The Book Club Bar
Book Club Bar is a charming wine bar and bookshop in the East Village, known for their weekly events, including a book club, acoustic music nights, and literary-themed trivia nights. Their cozy bar is a nice place to unwind with a good book while sipping on one of their delicious cocktails or freshly roasted coffee in the company of other fellow nerds.
7. Seed Brklyn
This spot merges art, fashion, culture, and coffee. Upon entering, you’ll see vibrant installations of art and lights. After passing the coffee shop, you walk through a short artistic greenhouse. That section connects you to their two-floor shop, where you browse a carefully curated mix of clothes and accessories. I need to go back for some of those bags and sunglasses!
Seed also regularly hosts events in their Oasis space, so keep an eye on their schedule.
SEED Brklyn is a cultural hub that connects and inspires the community thanks to the founder, Christophe Roberts, an artist dedicated to uplifting the community and other artists.
8. Sports Lessons
For indoor New York City activities that will get your blood pumping, sign up for a fun lesson at one of these sports centers!
- Hudson Boxing Gym: Whether you’re a complete beginner or have years of experience in the ring, you’ll find your ideal boxing class at this Soho gym. Both group sessions and private lessons are available, along with injury rehab if you’re in need.
- Gotham Archery: With locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn, this is the best archery range in New York City. Sign up for a beginner’s class, rent an archery lane, or book the venue for a private event!
- VITAL Climbing Gym: Choose between their Brooklyn or Manhattan locations, where you can sign up for a variety of bouldering classes and workshops. All experience levels are welcome, and private classes are also available.
- Tennis at City Point: scroll below
9. Art Venues
Art venues and galleries are some of the best indoor places in NYC to spend a rainy afternoon, and these are some of my favorites in the city:
- Pace Gallery: At this stunning gallery in Chelsea, marvel at the works of some of the world’s most notable contemporary artists. Stroll through this modern space while admiring the works of legendary artists like Jeff Koons, David Byrne, and Mika Tajima.
- Artechouse NY: Mesmerizing displays of experiential and digital art are showcased at Chelsea Market’s interactive art center. Art, science, and technology seamlessly merge together to create an immersive, futuristic exhibit that’s unlike anything else.
- MOMA PS1: This community-focused space highlights experimental art and out-of-the-box creators. Located in Long Island City, Queens, the venue supports several grassroot initiatives and serves as a haven for alternative artists.
- Welancora: This private intimate art gallery is in someone’s Bed-Stuy home and focuses on contemporary artists from around the world. They host about 6 showing per year.
10. Jazz Bars ★
If you’re looking for cozy indoor things to do in NYC during the evening, make your way to one of the city’s charming jazz bars for an intimate night of live music.
- Lunatico: Run by three musicians, this charming cocktail bar in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn features nightly, live music performances, along with a full dinner menu. Reservations are not accepted, and monetary donations to the performers are strongly encouraged.
- Ornithology Jazz Club: Bushwick, Brooklyn’s inviting club aims to bring creatives together through jazz and cocktails. Talented musicians from across the globe perform each night, and the venue has a $10 cover.
- Brownstone Jazz: Housed in a Victorian Brownstone in Bedstuy, incredible jazz performances take place in this truly intimate setting. A fish-fry buffet is also available, along with open mic sessions.
- Parlor Jazz at Marjorie Eliot’s: Every Sunday for the past 10 years, Marjorie Eliot has sat at her piano and performed a free concert right from her living room in Harlem. Other musicians often accompany her, and while the performance is entirely free, donations are very much appreciated.
- The Last Word: Intimate jazz performances are held in this gorgeous space that was once a trendy speakeasy in Astoria, Queens. They’re renowned for their inventive, craft cocktails, which pair perfectly with the venue’s cozy atmosphere.
11. City Point Brooklyn
City Point Brooklyn, located in Downtown Brooklyn, serves as your one-stop shop for different NYC indoor activities for adults! If you’re feeling sporty, sign up for tennis classes or opt for a game of pickleball at Court 16.
If you prefer to shop, you’ll find plenty of boutiques, bookshops, mainstream stores like Lululemon and Target, pop up holidays markets, and even a supermarket!
12. Indoor Spas in NYC ★
One of the best indoor things to do in NYC is to treat yourself to a well-deserved spa day, and you’ll find plenty of luxurious spas to choose from in the city.
- AIRE Ancient Baths New York: Tucked away in an old textile factory from 1883, this is Tribeca’s most luxurious hidden gem. This space is filled with various baths at different temperatures, and utilizes ancient techniques from Roman, Greek, and Ottoman traditions.
- Shibui Spa: This tranquil oasis in the Greenwich Hotel offers a heated swimming pool and multiple treatments, including rejuvenating massages and facials. Due to its popularity, they recommend booking your spa day well in advance.
- Bathhouse: This converted factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn features multiple saunas, a steam room, thermal pools, and heated marble hammans. Several treatments are also available, and their on-site restaurant is a perfect spot to enjoy a decadent meal and cocktails before or after your spa day!
- World Spa: This Bensonhurst, Brooklyn spa spans three floors, and incorporates traditions and techniques from varying cultures around the world. Indulge in Finnish saunas, banyas, Moroccan hammams, Japanese onsens and more- all under one roof!
13. Tea Houses & Afternoon High Tea
Spending a relaxing afternoon at a tranquil tea house is one of my favorite things to do inside in NYC when it’s too chilly to sit outside!
- Floating Mountain Tea House★: At this Upper West Side tea house, take part in a traditional, 90 minute tea ceremony. Two different types of ceremonies are performed, both of which are completely silent and require advanced reservations.
- Té Company ★: This West Village tea shop offers a variety of loose leaf teas and snacks, as well as beautiful gift sets and teaware if you’d like to take home a souvenir! The shop also hosts special events, including tea tastings and an Introduction to Taiwanese Tea class.
- Lady Mendl’s Tea Salon: Treat yourself to a traditional afternoon tea at this elegant cafe in Gramercy Park. From a stunning, Victorian-style room, enjoy a prix fixe menu of teas, coffee, soup or salad, sandwiches, pastries, and sweets.
14. Unique Cafe Experiences
Whether you’re searching for board game companions or thinking of adopting a furry friend in NYC, indoor activities for adults can be found at many of the city’s unique cafes!
- Kolkata Chai Co: Not only do they serve the most authentic cup of masala chai in the city, but they also host amazing game nights! Their events are listed on their social media, and consist of numerous board games, a live DJ, and of course lots of chai.
- Cat Cafes: To play with (or possibly adopt) furry felines, head to the Lower East Side for Meow Parlour’s extensive coffee menu or visit Koneko, America’s first Japanese-inspired cat cafe. Otherwise, visit The Brooklyn Cat Cafe, an animal rescue and coffee shop in Brooklyn Heights where you can sign up for fun activities like cat yoga.
- Last Place on Earth: In Greenpoint, Brooklyn, this board game cafe offers an endless supply of games to choose from, along with a wide menu of snacks, coffee, and teas. They also have specific game nights for Dungeons & Dragons fans, though you’ll need to RSVP by email to take part.
15. Uniquely Special Art Performances ★
Instead of heading to a Broadway show, spend a magical evening in NYC indoors, taking in a captivating performance at one of these local gem theaters!
- Company XIV ★: Spread over two theaters in Bushwick, Brooklyn, this lavish venue puts on unforgettable burlesque performances. Their year-round Cocktail Magique is a variety show like you’ve never seen before, while their seasonal production of The Nutcracker Rouge is a risque retelling of the classic ballet.
- House of Yes ★: This repurposed ice factory is now Bushwick, Brooklyn’s most eclectic venue and nightclub! A variety of dance, theater, and cabaret performances are showcased on their stage, ranging from their on-going Dirty Circus spectacle to monthly drag show competitions!
- Lincoln Center: From operas to jazz ensembles and theatrical performances, you can find nearly any type of live show at this highly coveted, performing arts center. Popular performances often sell out quickly, so try to reserve tickets in advance if you have your eye on a specific show.
- Brooklyn Academy of Music: Located in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene neighborhood, this stunning venue showcases a wide range of performance genres, including dance, theater, opera, visual arts and independent films. They also host several special events as well as community programs that are worth checking out!
- Broadway shows: And of course, we have a ton broadway shows for you to choose from!
16. The Comedy Cellar ★
One of my favorite indoor New York City activities is spending the night at this legendary comedy club. The West Village’s iconic venue was founded in 1982, and has been hosting some of the biggest names in comedy ever since.
They’re also known for having surprise acts by big A-listers on their stage, so it’s worth checking out even if you’re not familiar with any of the listed comedians.
17. Visit Our Most Gorgeous Libraries
Wandering through one of the city’s breathtaking libraries is one of the most pleasant, free indoor activities in NYC, and these are some of my favorites:
- The New York Public Library: Founded in 1895, this iconic library is a New York City institution, known for its extraordinary architecture and historic treasures. Some of the top areas to visit include the Dewitt Wallace Periodical Room, Astor Hall, and the Rose Main Reading Room.
- The Morgan Library and Museum: Nestled in Murray Hill, this exquisite institution is renowned for its impressive collection of early children’s books, historic manuscripts, and old master drawings. The art collection throughout the museum is equally astounding, encompassing a wide mix of Renaissance paintings and ancient Egyptian art.
- Brooklyn Public Library: Brooklyn’s largest library has multiple locations scattered throughout the borough, and carries hundreds of books to peruse through. Community focused exhibitions and events are often held here, so it’s worth checking out if anything interesting is scheduled during your visit.
18. Other Pottery Studios
If you like working with your hands, then signing up for a class at one of these pottery studios is one of the best indoor activities NYC has to offer!
- BKLYN Clay: Head to this Prospect Heights studio where you can choose from a variety of workshops and classes, ranging from one-time lessons to semester-long courses.
- La Mano Pottery: This popular pottery studio in Chelsea offers a series of 8-week classes, with a range of options for all skill levels. If you don’t want to commit to more than an afternoon behind the pottery wheel, they also host tons of fun ceramic workshops
- MUGI Pottery: This ceramics gallery in the Upper West Side offers numerous wheel-throwing classes for all skill levels. Classes usually last two hours and often fill up quickly, so it’s best to reserve your spot in advance.
- Gasworks NYC: This community studio in Brooklyn’s South Slope welcomes all ceramicists, whether you’re a complete beginner or seasoned pro. In addition to a variety of workshops and weekly classes, they also host fun try nights on Friday evenings for anyone who doesn’t want to sign up for a long-term course.
19. SPECIAL Movie Theatres
There’s no better way to spend a rainy day in NYC than by going out to the movies, and that’s especially true when it comes to these special movie theaters!
- Alamo Drafthouse Cinema: Enjoy dinner and a show at this popular dine-in theater. With locations in both Brooklyn and Manhattan, this popular cinema books up quickly on weekends, so reserve your tickets online in advance.
- Nitehawk Cinema: Brooklyn’s most popular dine-in theater has locations in both Williamsburg and Prospect Park. While they always show new releases, the theater is known to screen old classics, as well.
- Metrograph: This Lower East Side theater boasts a glamorous, old-Hollywood ambiance, and features two bars along with a full dinner menu. Enjoy your meal while viewing a selection from their wide range of independent films and cinema-favorites.
- IPIC: Enjoy the incredibly comfy seats at this theater in the Financial District, where you can choose from a wide menu of cocktails and light bites during your film.
- Angelika Film Center: This beloved Soho arthouse is renowned for showcasing independent and international films. While they don’t have in-theater service, their cafe offers a range of snacks, along with craft wine and beer.
20. Shopping in NYC
One of the most common things to do inside in NYC is shopping, and these are some of the best areas to explore for a bit of retail therapy:
- Oculus: This large, indoor shopping complex in the Financial District features over 100 retails stores, ranging from high-end brands to specialty boutiques. The building itself is also a tourist-attraction and worth seeing even if you’re not a big shopper.
- SoHo: The narrow blocks of NYC’s trendiest neighborhood are brimming with a mix of high-end boutiques, mainstream shops, and department stores like Bloomingdales. Because all the stores are so close together, you can easily move from one to the other without spending too much time outside.
- Hudson Yards: This indoor mall along the West side contains over 100 stores, making it easy to spend a full day inside if the weather’s bad! The building also has plenty of options for food, in case you work up an appetite after all that shopping.
- Thrifting: For your best chance at finding vintage gems, head to L Train Vintage or Housing Works Thrift Shops– both of which have multiple locations throughout Brooklyn and Manhattan. In Bushwick, Brooklyn, Urban Jungle and Other People’s Clothes are also great places to find one-of-a-kind pieces!
21. Turkish Fortune Teller
If you’re looking for unique indoor things to do in New York City, head to the East Village to have your fortune read by Dr. Honeybrew. In a theatrical fashion, Dr. Honeybrew will read your coffee grinds, leaving you with brand new insight as to what your future holds! Book a session here!
While his process may be slightly different from the ancient coffee ceremonies of the Ottoman Empire, you’re guaranteed to walk out with a memorable experience.
22. Group Game Experiences
If you and your friends are looking for exciting things to do in NYC when it’s too cold to be outside, try out one of these fun shared experiences!
- Escape Rooms: Search for clues with your friends and put your puzzle-solving skills to the test at one of NYC’s many Escape Rooms! Both BrainXcape Escape Room NYC in downtown Manhattan and Escape the Room NYC in the Flatiron District are amazing spots to check out.
- Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club Brooklyn: With a year-round tropical theme and 20,000 square feet to explore, this Brooklyn locale is a great place to try your hand at shuffleboarding. Sign up for an hour of playing time when you arrive, and grab one of their delicious cocktails from the bar while you wait!
- Chinatown Fair Family Fun Center: Originally opened in 1944, this is the oldest video arcade in Chinatown. While it’s super family friendly, the space has plenty of games for adults and definitely makes for a fun night out with friends!
- Barcade: As the original creators of the bar-arcade concept, this beloved bar has now expanded to 9 locations, with 3 in the city. Head to Williamsburg, Brooklyn to visit the original location, where you’ll find dozens of vintage arcade games from the 80’s, along with an extensive beer menu!
- Poolhall: Spend a chilly night in NYC playing pool at the private Sharks Pool Club, where you reserve the space in advance via their app. Otherwise, head to Amsterdam Billiards, where you also have the option to play ping pong, foosball, or beer pong!
23. Visit the Classic NYC Museums
Last but not least, an NYC classic indoor activity: museums! And I’ve compiled the list of the very best ones for you to choose from.
- Metropolitan Museum of Art ★: As the biggest art museum in the country, the crowds and sheer size of the Met can be a bit overwhelming. I highly recommend this this private, 2.5-hour guided tour, which also includes skip-the-line tickets. You can also book this guided tour, which is cheaper. This is a great way to experience the top highlights of this iconic museum!
- Brooklyn Museum: Located just outside of Prospect Park, NYC’s second biggest museum houses an enormous collection of both contemporary and ancient art from around the world. In an effort to bring people together through art, the museum also hosts unique events each month.
- Frick Collection: Situated in a breathtaking building in the Upper East Side, this art museum houses an incredible permanent collection, filled with Old Master paintings and ornate, European art. Their impressive exhibitions include paintings and sculptures that range from the Renaissance Period to the early twentieth century.
- Tenement Museum: Learn the tumultuous stories of immigrants, migrants, and refugees who were once tenement residents at this moving, Lower East Side museum and National Historic Site. Visits include Tenement Apartment tours, digital exhibits, and optional neighborhood walking tours.
- Whitney Museum: Located in the Meatpacking District, this popular art museum focuses on American art, and primarily showcases works by living artists. Because of the museum’s popularity, it’s a good idea to purchase skip-the-line admission tickets in advance!
- New York Transit Museum: Step back in time as you wander through an old subway station from 1936 in Downtown Brooklyn. This fascinating station-turned-museum is filled with vintage subway cars, historic buses, and plenty of other artifacts from NYC’s transit system.
- El Museo del Barrio: Focused on preserving and celebrating the art and culture of Latin Americans in the United States, this is one of the best free museums in NYC. Located in the Upper East Side, their awe-inspiring exhibitions focus on showcasing works by Caribbean and Latin American artists, while also highlighting their history and rich heritage.
- American Museum of Natural History ★: Explore the natural wonders of the world as you explore the many historic exhibits and mystifying planetarium of this wildly popular museum, located on the Upper West Side. To make the most of your visit, purchase this full-day pass which includes access to the museum’s top attractions and exhibits. You can also take this private tour for a customized experience.
- Museum of Modern Art ★: A day at this popular modern art museum is one of the most common indoor things to do in New York City. Skip the massive line by purchasing these fast-pass tickets, which also grants you admission to any of the museum’s special exhibits, films, and gallery talks.
- Intrepid Museum: Book tickets to this NYC museum, an educational institution inside an aircraft. Here, you get to see history and innovation threaded in one. It features the first space shuttle and offers a submarine experience!
- World Trade Center Tour, Museum & Observatory: Take this guided tour to the World Trade Center complex and delve deeper into this history. Afterward, you can visit t he 9/11 Museum. You can end the tour at the One World Trade Observatory.
24. NYC Cooking Classes
NYC is the city of flavor. Communities from around the world live here, so you could get authentic tastes from Egypt to Puerto Rico. Here are some cool cooking classes in the city that you can sign up for and then feast on! This is an easy indoor activity for date night, friends, or a solo outing to meet new people!
- Puerto Rican Food: Maria Bido of La Cocina de Loisaida, is a talented local New Yorker, who shares her family’s Puerto Rican cuisine recipes through her cooking classes. I’ve already been to FOUR of her amazing cooking classes and I want to go back for more!
- Indian & Soul Food: Book this private NYC cooking class in East Harlem will walk you through connecting with Soul, Caribbean, and South Indian cultures by making their authentic dishes.
- Bagel Baking Workshop: Learn how to make your own authentic New York-style bagels by booking this hands-on bagel-making workshop! After this, you’ll see the difference between homemade and commercially sold bagels!
- Italian Cooking Class: With Italians having influenced so much of food and culture in NYC, Italian cuisine is iconic to NYC’s gastronomical fabric. Consider taking this italian cooking class in Lower Manhattan. You’ll be rewarded with a tiramisu experience at the end!
- Taste Buds Kitchen: Kids and adults alike can learn to cook at this Kitchen Studio in Chelsea. Their aim is for you to learn new cooking techniques and experience nice flavors while having fun! Curious about Italian food, Mexican fiestas, and sushi and dumplings? They got you!
25. New York City Dinner Cruise
Still want to spend time outside while staying indoors? Book a reservation to this evening cruise, for a satisfying 3-course dinner around the city. You will be in for a romantic night as you see the NYC skyline lights through the boat’s all-glass windows and listen to a pianist’s relaxing performance.
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III. Curator & Co-Author: Gerry Isabelle
Gerry is the editor and founder of Dominican Abroad, a popular travel and culture blog that shows people how to travel meaningfully, highlighting cultural gems and unique experiences. She is a born-and-raised New Yorker based in Brooklyn.
IV. About the Co-Author: Shea Glaser
Shea was born in NYC and has called the city home for most of her life. Her work as a travel-focused content creator has taken her around the globe, but her heart always brings her back home to New York City. You can usually find her drinking coffee in Brooklyn, hiking somewhere Upstate, or running up to pet a stranger’s dog. Follow her on Instagram @sheaglaser.