New York City Museums of Science, History, Culture & Arts

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New York City Museums, Arts and Cultural Choices

Alice Austen House Museum & Garden
American Folk Art Museum
American Museum of Natural History
Asia Society and Museum
Avery Fisher Hall
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
Bronx Museum of the Arts
Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservation Park
Brooklyn Children's Museum
Brooklyn Museum
Central Park Conservancy
Central Park Zoo
Children's Museum of Manhattan
Children's Museum of the Arts
China Institute Gallery
Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum
Dia Art Foundation
Dyckman Farmhouse Museum
El Museo del Barrio
Fisher Landau Center for Art
Forbes Magazine Galleries
Fraunces Tavern & Museum
Frick Collection
Green-Wood Cemetery
Ground Zero Museum Workshop
Harbor Defense Museum
International Center of Photography
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art
Japan Society Gallery
Jewish Children's Museum
John A. Noble Museum for Maritime History
King Manor Museum
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc.
Louis Armstrong House Museum
Lower East Side Tenement Museum
Maritime Industry Museum at Univ of NY
Merchant's House Museum
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Metropolitan Opera House
Morgan Library & Museum
Morris-Jumel Mansion & Museum
Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
Museum at Eldridge Street
Museum for African Art

Museum Mile
Museum of Arts and Design
Museum of Biblical Art / American Bible Society
Museum of Chinese in the Americas
Museum of FIT
Museum of Jewish Heritage
Museum of Mathematics
Museum of Modern Art
Museum of Sex
Museum of the City of New York
Museum of the Moving Image
National Academy of Design Museum/School of Fine Arts
National Museum of the American Indian
National September 11 Memorial Museum
Neue Galerie New York
New Museum of Contemporary Art
New York Aquarium
New York City Fire Museum
New York City Opera


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Museum Events-Exhibits

The Morgan Library & Museum Official Website

29 East 36th Street, New York, NY 10016
Phone: (212) 685-0008


The Bronx Museum of the Arts Official Website

1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10456
phone: 718-681-6000

December Events

Wednesday, December 2, 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Hop off The Bronx Trolley: First Wednesdays Arts & Culture Tour at the Bronx Museum for free, guided tours of Martin Wong: Human Instamatic.
Friday, December 4, 6:00pm to 10:00pm

The Bangladeshi American Creative Collective (BACC) presents a night of traditional and contemporary song and dance by local performers and a conversation exploring Bangladeshi histories in the diaspora today. In conjunction with the exhibition Transitions: New Photography from Bangladesh. Join us before the event for tours led by Transitions curator Ayesha Akhtar! Tours will begin in the Community Gallery at 3:30pm, 4:30pm, and 5:15 pm.
Saturday, December 5, 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Celebrate the holiday season at The Bronx Museum of the Arts! Join us for an afternoon filled with art activities for the entire family. Pre-register here.
For children 12 and under with parent/guardian.
Thursday, December 10, 6:30pm to 9:00pm

As part of the 14th Annual Coquito Masters competition, contestants bring in their version of coquito, a traditional coconut-based Puerto Rican holiday drink, and you become the judge to see who goes on to the 2015 New York finals! ID required to taste and vote. Presented by the International Coquito Federation.
Saturday, December 12 and Sunday, December 13, 11:00am to 6:00pm

Save your holiday shopping for the Bronx Museum’s Holiday Market Weekend! In collaboration with, The South Bronx Farmer’s Market, THE POINT, and The Bronx Beer Hall, the Bronx Museum welcomes more than 20 local artists, artisans, farmers, bakers, brewers, and more for a holiday market that is not to be missed.
Saturday, December 12, 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana II presents Navidad Flamenca as part of the 7th annual Flamenco in the Boros Tour.
Saturday, December 12, 2015, 3:00pm

Filmmaker Charlie Ahearn and painter Jane Dickson, both of whom were close to Martin Wong during his lifetime, will lead a tour of the Martin Wong: Human Instamatic exhibition.
Wednesday, December 16, 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Co-Curator of Martin Wong: Human Instamatic Serigo Bessa will moderate a discussion between Arnaldo Cruz-Malave, Chris Daze Ellis, Yasmín Ramirez, and John Yau, exploring Wong's self-identification as a Chino-Latino and how that hybrid identity fostered his vision of America.

China Institute Exhibition Official Website

125 East 65th St, New York, NY 10065
Phone: 212-744-8181

2015 Events

Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art Official Website

338 Lighthouse Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10306
Phone: 718-987-3500

The Museum is open every Wednesday – Sunday from 1:00 – 5:00 PM. Our upcoming events include:

The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art will celebrate the 70th Anniversary of its incorporation with a Gala event on Friday, September 25th, 2015 at the Excelsior Grand, 2380 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island. The event will honor Beverly Garcia-Anderson, Immediate Past President of the Board of Trustees and the Staten Island Foundation. Tickets are $150 per person and can be purchased by calling 718-987-3500. The event will include dinner, cocktails, music, dancing, and raffles. The dress is Black-tie optional.

All film screenings are free with regular Museum admission of $6 Adults/ $4 Students and Seniors. We are pleased to continue the Saturday morning meditation classes each Saturday at 11:30 AM. For additional information, please visit our website. The fee for the class is $12/$10 for members. See complete events calendar.

November-December Events: See Events Calendar.

November 14 – December 20, 2015
Special Exhibition: Tsering Phuntsok: The Art of Thangka

The Museum is pleased to exhibit a selection of thangkas from master artist Tsering Phuntsok. Thangkas are scroll paintings on cloth, usually sewn into a stronger fabric to enhance safety and stability. Thangkas are easily portable, store-able paintings that have been created in the Himalayas for centuries.

Sunday: November 22nd and Sunday, November 29th, 2:00 PM
Sunday Afternoon Film Series: The Search
, [Fiction Film by Pema Tseden. 104 minutes, Amdo Tibetan with English Subtitles.]

Tibetan Opera is an integral part of traditional culture and seasonal celebrations. This modern film indirectly introduces the art through a director’s quest for actors to film the opera Drime Kundun (based on the Jataka tale: Prince Vessantara.)

Saturday, December 5th 2:00 -5:00 PM
Himalayan Holiday Fair

Please join us for a Himalayan Holiday Fair and shop for unique, one of a kind, Holiday gifts. Himalayan craft vendors Mountainside Crafts will also be on-site to sell Himalayan jewelry. Free with regular Museum Admission.

Saturday, December 5th 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Holiday Fair and Wine Tasting

Shop for Himalayan Holiday crafts and enjoy a wine tasting with Honor Wines and Kristen Anderson of Martin Scott Wines who will explain wine pairings that will compliment your holiday celebrations, $20 per person. RSVP Requested via email or by calling 718-987-3500.

Sunday, December 6th 1:00 – 5:00 PM
Meet the Artist: Tsering Phuntsok

Tsering Phuntsok is a third generation thangka painter who learned the traditional art of thangka painting from his father, Jampa Kalsang. He began studying in 1981 and he has created works for monasteries and individuals around the world.

Sunday, December 13th , 2:00 PM
Sunday Afternoon Film Series, Tantric Yogi
[English Narration and Subtitles, directed by Dorje Tsering Chanaktsang.]

In 2005, a group of tantric yogis seek to attend a gathering of ‘ngakpas’ in eastern Tibet. The film follows the preparations and the journey from the filmmaker’s home village.

Sunday, December 20th, 2:00 PM
Sunday Afternoon Film Series, Yangs
i, [80 minutes, English Narration and subtitles.]

Jigme Lhundrup is “Yangsi” the reincarnation of a revered Buddhist master. His training and responsibilities begin at the age of four. How does the tradition work in modern global life? Filmmaker Mark Elliot follows this development for 14 years.

Public Programs at the Tibetan Museum are sponsored, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and by Councilman Steven Matteo and Councilwoman Debi Rose. Additional support for programs is from the New York State Council on the Arts with Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Events are also made possible by our supporters and members.

Museum of the City of New York

1220 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029
phone: 917-492-3492,


Japan Society Official Web Site

333 East 47th Street, New York, NY  10017
phone: 212-715-1258, email:


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Ground Zero Museum Workshop ToursGround Zero Museum Workshop
Images & Artifacts from the Recovery by Gary Marlon Suson, the Official Photographer at Ground Zero
"RARE PHOTOS" - The New York Times
Open Monday-Sunday; Daily Tours
420 West 14th Street, Floor 2
New York City, New York 10014
Tickets: Call Zerve (212) 209-3370
The museum features stunning images, artifacts and video from the Recovery at Ground Zero.

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