This article on the best things to do in the Upper East Side is brought to you by the workers’ comp lawyers of The Disability Guys.
Sometimes you just need to try something new! Our legal team has put together a list of our favorite spots to visit in the Upper East Side. We hope you have as much fun as we have!
Visit John Jay Park
This peaceful community setting provides a place to swim (during warm weather), play basketball, go for a walk, play handball, and lets kids get their energy out in a great playground! The park sits next to the East River and gets its name from New York statesman John Jay, who was elected the President of the First Continental Congress in 1778.
John Jay also helped to negotiate peace with England and was elected Minister to Spain in 1783.
The park was created in 1902 and the first bathhouse was constructed in 1906. Since that time the park has continued to grow and has been refurbished multiple times.
The Met Breuer
The Met Breuer is an art museum that showcases over 5,000 years of art! Founded in 1870, the purpose of the Met is for “establishing and maintaining in said city a Museum and library of art, of encouraging and developing the study of the fine arts, and the application of arts to manufacture and practical life, of advancing the general knowledge of kindred subjects, and, to that end, of furnishing popular instruction.”
The museum has been doing exactly that for more than a century.
In addition to this, the museum works closely with scientists to study, preserve, and works of art.
Asia Society And Museum
The Asia Society and Museum is dedicated to “leading educational organization dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among peoples, leaders and institutions of Asia and the United States in a global context.” The museum regularly changes exhibits, so be sure to check out the website before going!
Visit Carl Schurz Park
This 14-acre park provides beautiful views of the East River, the Roosevelt Island Lighthouse, the Triborough Bridge, Randall’s and Wards Islands, and Gracie Mansion. Even though the park is in the city it provides such a peaceful setting that you’ll think you’ve left the city limits! Here you can play basketball, roller hockey, enjoy a walk with your dog, or keep your kids amused with the playground!
Park Avenue Armory
The Armory isn’t what most people expect. This amazing building provides a place for those involved in visual and performing arts. For example, in 2020, visitors can purchase tickets to Hamlet. Tickets sell out quickly so check the website to see what the schedule is!
Museum Of Comic And Cartoon Art
If you love illustration, comics, and cartoons, then this museum is the place to visit! The museum was founded in 1981 and provides year-round exhibitions, both permanent and temporary. Additionally, educational classes and competitions frequently take place!
Waterfall Mansion And Gallery
The goal of the Waterfall Mansion and Gallery is to provide a space that shows visitors “Artful Living”. You can see ceramics, mixed media, paintings, photographs, sculptures, and videos that are all part of the gallery. There are some exhibits that are temporary so check the website to learn more.
Go For A Walk
There are so many fun things to do and see in the Upper East Side! Take in amazing architecture and people watch while walking around this amazing neighborhood in Manhattan.
However you spend your time, enjoy it. You can learn more about the Upper East Side by reading our posts on the history of the neighborhood and the best places to eat in this neighborhood!