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


Whitney Museum of American Art

Current Events: Bronx Museum of the Arts | Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art

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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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

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

May Events - Spring 2016 Exhibitions Press Release | May - June Public Programs




How to be an Artist and Not Lose Your Mind
Friday, May 20, 6:30pm to 9:00pm

How to be an Artist and Not Lose your Mind is a one-night workshop run by artist William Lee (Master Lee) for artists, writers, musicians, actors, and performers. How to be an Artist… will address some of the creative being’s greatest concerns – how to make a living, how to find and express your character, how to deal with hecklers, how to manage the emotional strain of being an artist. Come to meet your fellow artists and keep your mind intact.

Senior Thursdays: CommuniTea with Movement of the People
Thursday, May 26, 12:00pm to 2:00pm

In celebration of Senior Citizen’s Month, join us every Thursday in May for a special presentation of CommuniTea, an interactive performance series by Bronx-based artist Michele Brody. Come to one or all of the four programs, each of which will feature a tea service, snacks, and a collaborative activity culminating on May 26th.
This week, Movement of the People will lead a dance performance to a live reading of the group poem created during the May 12th program.



Boogie on the Boulevard
Sunday, May 29, 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Get ready to Boogie! On May 29, June 26, July 31, and August 28, 2016, the last Sundays of each month, the center lanes of the Grand Concourse starting at 162nd Street will be closed to cars and open to a world of fun with free music, art and fitness programs hosted by organizations from the Bronx and beyond.

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June 1, 2016

Hop off The Bronx Trolley: First Wednesdays Arts & Culture Tour at the Bronx Museum for a free, guided tour by artist Valeri Larko of her exhibition Bronx Focus: Paintings by Valeri Larko  as well as free, guided tours of the current exhibitions by a Bronx Museum Teaching Artist, including Spotlight: John Ahearn and Rigoberto Torres and Martine Fougeron: The South Bronx Trades


Free admission and cash bar

Location: North Wing Lobby & Galleries

Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Thursday, June 2, 5:00pm to 7:00pm

The Bronx Museum of the Art’s Teen Council cordially invites you to attend the opening of Alienation and Acceptance, an exhibition of teen artwork. 


Free admission

Location: South Wing Lobby & Community Gallery


Friday, June 10, 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Celebrate the contributions of women who have carved a niche for themselves in the global urban culture at the launch of B-girl and director Ana “Rokafella” Garcia’s All the Ladies Say, Part 2, the second part of her documentary All the Ladies Say (2010) about women who break dance. Featuring performances by local MCs, live graffiti, and an epic b-girl battle.


Free admission and cash bar

Location: Lower Gallery




Saturday, June 11, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Discover art in the outdoors with The Bronx Museum of the Arts and New York Restoration Project! Join us for three summer Saturdays of family art activities at the Target Bronx Community Garden, located on Anderson Avenue between 164th St. and 165th St. For children 12 and under with parent/guardian.

Pre-register here.

Free admission

Location:  Target Community Garden, 1025 Anderson Avenue, Bronx, New York




Saturday, June 11, 5PM to 8PM

Join us for some fun in the sun at the Target Bronx Community Garden, just down the street from the Bronx Museum. Dancers from  Lorenz Latin Dance Studio will lead a FREE salsa class from followed by a performance by salsa band !Retumba!

Saturday, June 18, 12:00pm to 1:30pm

The Bronx Museum welcomes Emmy Award-winning actress and writer Sonia Manzano, formerly “Maria” of Sesame Street, for a special reading of her memoir,Becoming Maria: Love and Chaos in the South Bronx. Manzano will share personal anecdotes about her upbringing in the borough, read excerpts, and sign copies of the book.


Free admission for Bronx Museum members; $10 for non-members

Lunch by David Greco’s Arthur Avenue Caterers is included.


If you are a Bronx Museum member, or would like to become a member, please email to reserve your ticket.

If you would like to purchase a ticket without becoming a member, please click here.


Tuesday, June 21,2016 Gates Open: 5:00PM; First Pitch: 7:05PM

Enjoy a New York Yankees game in style while supporting The Bronx Museum of the Arts!


Join fellow Yankees fans for a special Benefit Ballgame in a Party City Party Suite on the SAP Suite Level of Yankee Stadium on Tuesday, June 21st. Each ticket includes unlimited food, beverages and spirits, as well as the opportunity to enjoy the private suite and seats overlooking the outfield.


All proceeds from this Benefit Ballgame will support the Bronx Museum's education programs.  Tickets are Members: $350 each ($225 is tax-deductible); Non-Members: $375 each ($250 is tax-deductible). For additional information contact Allison Grandy at or  718-681-6000 x174.


Sunday, June 26, 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Get ready to Boogie! On May 29, June 26, July 31, and August 28, 2016, the last Sundays of each month, the center lanes of the Grand Concourse starting at 162nd Street will be closed to cars and open to a world of fun with free music, art and fitness programs hosted by organizations from the Bronx and beyond.

China Institute Exhibition Official Website

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

2016 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.

2016 Events: See Events Calendar.

Tai Chi: Tai Chi Class With Bob Murphy.
Date/Time: Saturday, March 19th, 4:00 PM

Tai Chi Resumes this Saturday and will be held each Saturday at 4:00PM in the Museum's garden. Please wear layered clothing and sneakers.
Admission: $12/$10 for Members.

Special Event: Tibetan Buddhism, Karma and Reincarnation -- A Lecture by Professor Annabella Pitkin.
Date/Time: Saturday, April 2nd, 1:30 - 2:30 PM

Dr. Pitkin is Assistant Professor of Buddhism and East Asian Religions at Lehigh University, where she is also a core faculty member in the Asian Studies Program. Her current research focuses on Tibetan Buddhist modernity, Buddhist ideals of renunciation, miracle narratives, and Buddhist biographies.
Admission: Free with Regular Admission. Light Refreshments will be served.
Film: Two Short Documentaries: Searching for the Sacred Mountain and Shielding the Mountains.
Date/Time: Sunday, April 3rd and Sunday, April 17th at 2:00 PM.

Both of these short films (20 minuted each) focus on the relationship between Tibetan Buddhism and the Environment.
Admission: Free with Regular Admission.
Film: Mystery Monkeys of Shangri La.
Date/Time: Sunday April 10th and Sunday April 24th, 2:00 PM

This film is the true story of a family of snub-nosed monkeys living in the highest forests in the world. This is a unique monkey society, formed in response to the hardships of the Himalayas.
Admission: Free with Regular Admission..
Special Event: Lecture by His Holiness Sakya Trizin on The Relationship Between Buddhism and the Environment.
Date/Time/Place: Friday, April 29th, 4:00 PM, College of Staten Island, Center for the Arts.

His Holiness the 41st Sakya Trizin is the is the supreme head of the Sakya School, which is one of the four main schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Born in Tibet in 1945, His Holiness belongs to the ancient and distinguished Khön family, whose history extends back over 1500 years. The Sakya Order is one of the four major traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. Since its establishment nearly 1000 years ago, it has produced a long line of great scholars and spiritual masters. The Sakya doctrine includes the full range of the enormous variety of the Buddha’s teachings.
Admission: Tickets are $20/$10 for students and may be purchased in advance by calling 718-987-3500 or emailing

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:

Sou Fujimoto's Designs: Rethinking Boundaries

phone: 212-715-1258, email:

Architect Sou Fujimoto’s radical designs make us re-think the way we relate to space. Characterized by open layouts, experimentation, and the blending of nature and design, his buildings may feature tiny trees emerging from the walls or staggered platforms in place of floors and furniture. His first major overseas commission, a summer pavilion for London’s Serpentine Gallery in 2013, skyrocketed his career, leading to a string of prestigious projects around the world. He has also been an active participant in Home-for-All, a project to build vibrant community spaces for the people affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster in Japan’s Sendai region. Join him at Japan Society for a discussion on his novel approach to architecture and the exciting ventures ahead. Followed by a reception.
Chef's Choice: Culinary Masters on their Japanese Influences

phone: 2127151258, email:

Just as New Yorkers have developed a deep appreciation for Japanese cuisine, from hearty noodle dishes like ramen and udon to multi-course kaiseki dinners, New York chefs have found inspiration in Japan’s culinary traditions. Saori Kawano, author of Chef’s Choice and founder of the Tribeca-based Korin Japanese Trading Corp, talks with culinary masters Michael Anthony, Chef and Partner at Gramercy Tavern and Executive Chef and Managing Director of Untitled and Studio Cafe at the Whitney Museum, and Marcus Samuelsson, Chef and Owner of Red Rooster and Streetbird, about how Japanese ingredients, concepts and flavors have shaped their cooking styles. Followed by a reception and book-signing for Chef’s Choice.

Tickets: $13 / $10 Japan Society members, seniors & students


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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