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

There is something for everyone in the Big Apple, from a real aircraft carrier museum the Intrepid to the smaller more intimate 19th Century Frick Collection all the way up to the Grand Daddy of all New York museums the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Spend a little time on this section of the site and you can make your next visit a memorable one.

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Featured NYC Museums

Metropolitan Museum of Art 

Museum of Modern Art


Ground Zero Museum Workshop

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
View a monthly list of The Bronx Museum sponsored events, and other museums' events and exhibits.

Museum Events-Exhibits

The Morgan Library & Museum Official Website


The Bronx Museum of the Arts Official Website

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

August Events

Sundays, August 2nd, 9th and 16th, 12:00pm to 4:00pm

For three consecutive Sundays in August, the center lanes of the Grand Concourse from 161st Street to 167th Street will be closed to cars and open to a world of fun with free music, activities, and programs hosted by organizations from the Bronx and beyond, as well as local artists and performers.

Aug. 2nd:
Aug. 9th: 
Wednesday, August 5, 5:30pm to 7:30pm

The Bronx Trolley: First Wednesdays Arts & Culture Tour stops at the Bronx Museum where artist Danny Simmons will discuss his new book, The Brown Beatnik Tomes, which presents a collection of prose and paintings from the artist and entrepreneur.
Free admission and bar (donations suggested)

Friday, August 7, 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Grab a blanket and join us for a free, outdoor screening of the films Cuban Roots/Bronx Stories and Major Leagues?. Special performance by Chino Pons and Grupo Irek. Music by DJ Asho. Produced in collaboration with the African Film Festival and Asho Productions.
Free admission
Location: Joyce Kilmer Park, Grand Concourse between E 161 Street and E 164 Street
Thursday, August 13, 6:30pm to 9:00pm

What is the future of the Boulevard of Dreams? Join artists, activists, and advocates for the Grand Concourse for a community visioning session. Learn about ongoing efforts to improve walkability and bikeability and share your own ideas to make the Grand Concourse safer and more enjoyable for everyone. Presented in collaboration with Transportation Alternatives.
Free admission
Saturday, August 22, 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Bronx Borough Historian, professor, and author Lloyd Ultan and composer and author Shelley Olson join us for a signing of their new book The Bronx: The Ultimate Guide to New York City's Beautiful Borough. Ultan and Olson will share personal anecdotes about their experiences in the borough, read excerpts, and sign copies of the book. Lunch by David Greco’s Arthur Avenue Caterers is included in the ticket purchase.
Free admission for Bronx Museum members; $10 lunch for non-members

China Institute Exhibition Official Website

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


Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art Official Website

338 Lighthouse Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10306

The Museum is open every Thursday – Sunday from 1:00 – 5:00 PM during the month of February. Our upcoming events include:

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.

2015 Events

Museum of the City of New York

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

07/14/15, 07/28/15, 08/11/15
On the Terrace: Sketch and Sip

Put pencil to paper and relax with drinks on our elegant Fifth Avenue terrace, overlooking the Central Park Conservatory Gardens. Simon Levenson, professional artist and instructor of last year's popular sold-out series, will guide you through the techniques of sketching, with each Tuesday session featuring a different theme in conjunction with new special exhibitions such as Hip-Hop Revolution: Photographs by Janette Beckman, Joe Conzo, and Martha Cooper and Folk City: New York and the Folk Music Revival. Focus on drawing landscape on July 14, sketch architectural details of the Museum’s landmark building on July 28, and learn how to sketch people on August 11. Open to participants ages 21 and up; includes two drinks (wine, beer, and soda will be served) and drawing materials for use during class time.

Reservations and pre-payment required. Individual tickets: $40 per session for Museum members, students, and seniors; $50 per session for all others.

Featured NYC Museum

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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