New York, Free for All

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Budding artists aged 3 to 14 contributed paintings, collages and sculptures to a show of international children's art at the Jardin Galerie. Animals, Alexander, age 3.8, USA. (Photo: courtesy of Jardin Galerie)
Trees, Sasha, age 7, Russia. (Photo: courtesy of Jardin Galerie)
Local artist Jim Conti's festive installations light up all four entrances to Brooklyn's Prospect Park. On weekend evenings, trolleys make free half-hour trips through the park. (Photo: courtesy Prospect Park)
Columns and trees aglow in Prospect Park. (Photo: courtesy Prospect Park)
Ice skating in Bryant Park. (Photo: courtesy Kose Luis)
Lessons are available, for a fee. (Photo: courtesy The Pond at Bryant Park)
A three-gauge multifaceted model railroad exhibit, containing a variety of mini-scenes from New York City to upstate New York, is a big draw at the Citigroup Center Atrium. (Photo: courtesy Dunham Studios)
A carnival scene, set in the Adirondack Mountains, includes an operating Ferris wheel and hand-painted rides and midway booths. (Photo: courtesy Dunham Studios)
Charmin's 20 public restrooms in the heart of Times Square are so clean and well-supplied, you'll actually want to use them. (Photo: courtesy of Charmin)
Attendants wearing a smile--and unfortunate uniforms--inspect the restrooms after every use. (Photo: courtesy of Charmin)

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