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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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

January 23 through June 7, 2015
Lincoln Speaks: Words That Transformed a Nation

This exhibition focuses on Abraham Lincoln’s mastery of language and how his words changed the course of history. Today, nearly 150 years after the end of the Civil War, he remains an exemplar of exalted leadership in a time of great crisis and people the world over continue to look to him as a standard-bearer for principled governance. Lincoln Speaks explores Lincoln as a writer and public speaker whose eloquence shaped the nation and the world, in his time and in ours. More....

The Bronx Museum of the Arts Official Website

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

Wednesday, June 3
Readings & Conversations: Author Marcus Baram

5:30pm to 7:30pm
The Bronx Trolley: First Wednesdays Arts & Culture Tour stops at the Bronx Museum where author Marcus Baram reads excerpts from Gil Scott-Heron: Pieces of a Man, followed by a Q&A.
Free admission and bar (donations suggested)
Thursday, June 4
1040 Fitness! Salsa

7:00pm to 8:30pm
Warm up in series of five fitness classes at the Bronx Museum! Get a lesson on culture, movement, and style, and break a sweat while you’re at it. This week, Ashley Nicole of Lorenz Latin Dance Studio-Bronx will lead visitors through a salsa class.
Free admission and bar (donations suggested)
Friday, June 5
First Fridays! Bronx StorySLAM

7:00pm to 10:00pm
Join us for a Bronx StorySLAM in collaboration with The Moth. Arrive by 7pm for the opportunity to put your name in The Moth “hat” and take the stage. Register early for this popular and well-attended event!
$10 General Admission tickets will be available online Friday, May 22 on Seating is first come, first served. A limited number of tickets are available for FREE to guests with a Bronx address.
Thursday, June 11
1040 Fitness! Get Bodied

7:00pm to 8:30pm
Warm up in series of five fitness classes at the Bronx Museum! Get a lesson on culture, movement, and style, and break a sweat while you’re at it. This week, Yadira Suazo of Body By Yadi, will lead visitors through Get Bodied 2015, a strength-building total body workout.
Free admission and refreshments (donations suggested)
Friday, June 12
Bronx Stories: PRIDE

6:30pm to 9:00pm
What makes you proud? Join us for an evening of storytelling, poetry and music inspired by the Bronx, the works of art on view at the Museum, and the theme for the night: PRIDE. Make your voice heard in our open mic. Hosted by Simply Rob and Monica Martinez. Performances by John “Chance” Acevedo, Vanessa Ferreira, and Marilyn Torres. Produced in collaboration with poet, author, and Bronx Museum Community Advisory Council member Monica Martinez and Tantalizing Productions.
Free admission and bar (donations suggested)
Sunday, June 14
The Bronx’s Main Street: Walking the Grand Concourse with Sam Goodman

Meet at 11:00am in the North Wing Lobby of the Bronx Museum
Bronx native Sam Goodman, an urban planner in the Office of the Bronx Borough President, will lead a tour of the Grand Concourse, the borough's major thoroughfare on which the Bronx Museum is located. While visiting key sites along this major thoroughfare, Goodman will provide a brief history of the Grand Concourse and explain the development of its diverse neighborhoods and communities.
Free admission
Sunday, June 14
Bronx Lab

2:00pm to 4:00pm
Journalist David Gonzalez, co-editor of the New York Times Lens Blog, will lead an engaging lecture and photography workshop on documenting the South Bronx.
Free admission
Thursday, June 18
Arts in the Gardens: Screening of From Mambo To Hip Hop: A South Bronx Tale

7:30pm to 10:00pm, Target Community Garden, 1025 Anderson Avenue, Bronx, New York
Join us for an outdoor screening of From Mambo To Hip Hop: A South Bronx Tale. Henry Chalfant’s energetic documentary shows how the South Bronx was a cauldron of musical creativity from the 1940s through the 1970s. Music preceding the film by DJ Medina. Produced in collaboration with the New York Restoration Project. Film produced by Elena Martínez and Steve Zeitlin, directed by Henry Chalfant. 56 minutes.
Free admission
Tuesday, June 23
Bronx Museum Benefit Ballgame: New York Yankees vs. Philadelphia

Gates Open: 5:00PM; First Pitch: 7:05PM
Join fellow New York Yankees fans for a special Benefit Ballgame in a Party City Party Suite on the SAP Suite Level of Yankee Stadium. 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 $375 each ($250 of which is tax deductible). For additional information contact Allison Grandy at or 718-681-6000 x174. To purchase tickets please click here or download the reply form.

China Institute Exhibition Official Website

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

Mao's Golden Mangoes and the Cultural Revolution
September 18, 2014 – April 26, 2015

Around half a century ago during the Cultural Revolution (1966 – 1976), China was in a political “mango-fever.” In 1968, after receiving a gift of mangoes from the visiting Pakistani foreign minister, Mao Zedong sent the fruit to the “Worker-Peasant Mao Zedong Thought Propaganda Teams.” It coincided with a turning point in the Cultural Revolution from student-leading to worker-peasant-leading. Mangoes, an unfamiliar fruit at that time in China, became a temporary political symbol of Chairman Mao’s benevolence and love for the people. Illustrations and photos of mangoes appeared in publications, paintings, posters and badges, as well as on everyday objects such as mirrors, quilt covers and enamelware. Wax mango models were displayed in glass boxes to express respect for Mao, along with circumstances of the gift printed in red on the cases. By showcasing over 80 mango-related objects, Mao’s Golden Mangoes and the Cultural Revolution will explore the interaction o f material culture and politics during this period.

China Institute Gallery is open daily from 10AM - 5PM, and stays open with FREE ADMISSION until 8PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Regular admission cost is $7 for adults, $4 for students and seniors, and children under 12 are free.

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.

June 2015 Events.

Friday, June 5th 7:00 PM

Musical Chairs Chamber Ensemble will present a springtime concert featuring the work of Hilary Purrington, winner of MCCE's Annual Composer’s Search. Tickets are $20 General, $17 (Museum Members) and $5 Students (22 and under with Student ID). For additional information and to purchase tickets, please visit their website.
Tibetan-Himalayan Craft Fair
Saturday, June 6th 1:00 – 5:00 PM

Please join us at the Museum for an afternoon exhibition and sale of traditional Tibetan Crafts. Gelmu Sherpa (formerly of the Tibet-Himalayan Shop) will be selling items and jewelry from Nepal and Tibet, and Tibetan artist Tserring Phuntsok will have a display and sale of his thangka paintings and artworks. There will be guided tours of the Museum at 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM. The event is free with regular Museum admission of $6 Adults/ $4 Students and Seniors.
Film Screening,
Sunday, June 7th 2:00 PM

Please join us for a screening of Shielding the Mountains, Cultures of Nature in Tibet. “Why have Tibetans have become environmentalists?" “How do Tibetan concepts of nature differ from Western ones?” This film explores these questions through a narrative that features Rinchen Samdrup, the leader of a Tibetan community organization in a remote area (Gonjo, Chamdo) in the eastern Tibetan Autonomous Region, and Tashi Dorje, a leading Tibetan environmentalist in China who first become interested in conservation after the death of good friend at the hands of Tibetan antelope poachers. The film is free with regular Museum admission, $6 Adults/$4 Students and Seniors.
Evening Event:Tibetan Twilight
Thursday, June 11th, 6:30 PM
Enjoy light refreshments, shop for Tibetan jewelry and crafts, and view the exhibition Fearsome Gazes: Wrathful Deities from the Collection of Jacques Marchais. Tickets are $65 and may be purchased on the website.
Our on-going class schedule is:

Tai Chi - Thursdays 10:00AM
Tai Chi - Saturdays 4:00 PM
Meditation - Saturdays, 11:30 AM beginning on Saturday May 2nd.
Public Programs at the Museum are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Additional support is provided, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and New York City Council members Vincent Ignizio, Steven Matteo, and Debi Rose. Our programs are also made possible by you, our friends, members and visitors.

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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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