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

The Morgan Library & Museum Official Website


The Bronx Museum of the Arts Official Website

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

September Events

Thursday, September 3, 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Join Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) Bronx Calling co-curators Laura Napier and Hatuey Ramos-Fermín, Bronx-based AIM artists Lucia Hierro and Tracie Hervy, and Christine Licata, Director of Performing and Visual Arts at Casita Maria, for a discussion about Bronx artistic production. Moderated by Danielle Jackson.
Free admission and refreshments (donations suggested)
Location: 2nd Floor North Wing
Thursday, September 10, 6:30pm to 9:00pm

“A Patient's Bill of Rights: Fighting for Community Health at Lincoln Hospital” will address the prominence of health issues in the activism of the Young Lords, and the relevance of these historical struggles to contemporary health care debates. Featuring panelists Walter Bosque, Felipe Luciano, Daniel Meyers, Carlito Rovira, and Cleo Silver, and hosted by Johanna Fernández. In conjunction with the exhibition ˇPresente! The Young Lords in New York.
Free admission and refreshments (donations suggested)
Location: 2nd Floor North Wing
Sunday, September 13, 3:00pm to 5:00pm

"Imagi/nation" will feature a panel of intergenerational artists who have worked with members of the Young Lords Organization on visual art and film projects from the 1970s to present. Hosted by ˇPresente! curator Yasmin Ramírez and featuring artists Sophia Dawson, Marcos Dimas, Yasmin Hernandez, Miguel Luciano, Juan Sánchez, and Caecilia Tripp. In conjunction with the exhibition ˇPresente! The Young Lords in New York.
Free admission and refreshments (donations suggested)
Location: 2nd Floor North Wing
Wednesday, September 16, 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Holly Block Executive Director and Friends of Artist in the Marketplace cordially invite you to The Bronx Museum of the Arts' Boogie Down Meets Downtown: The AIM Party! Please join the Bronx Museum for a preview and celebration of the new AIM space downtown.
Featuring Outernational Beats by DJ Lightbolt
Location: Santos Party House at 96 Lafayette Street, between White and Walker Streets
6:00 - 6:30PM Hard hat tours of the new AIM space at 80 White Street
RSVP to  or click through to purchase tickets.
Friday, September 18, 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Join us as we welcome contributors to the new poetry anthology The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop-- a multi-generational examination of life and poetry in the age of hip hop. The book features 78 poets, born between 1961-1999, who are creating the next and now movement(s) in American letters. Co-presented with Mosaic Literary Magazine and PEN American Center.
Copies of the book for sale during the event
Free admission and refreshments (donations suggested)
Location: 2nd Floor North Wing
Wednesday, September 30, 6:30pm to 9:00pm

St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble comes to The Bronx Museum of the Arts as part of its five-borough Subway Series, performing a free one-hour concert featuring music for winds and strings. Donate art supplies (colored pencils, water color sets and glue sticks) to Subway Series partner Cool Culture, a nonprofit that works with NYC's most under-served families.
Free admission and refreshments (donations suggested)
Location: North Wing Lobby

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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