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Museum Events/Exhibitions

 
Featuring Lionel model trains traveling through a miniature NYC....

A Lighthouse in New York 
This exhibit commemorates 80 years since the founding of the Antigua and Barbuda Progressive Society, which has dedicated itself to the principle of cultivating and promoting social and intellectual a...

Brooklyn Abolitionists/In Pursuit of Freedom 
This major, long-term exhibit explores the unsung heroes of Brooklyn’s anti-slavery movement -- ordinary residents, black and white -- who shaped their neighborhoods, city and nation with a revolution...

Christmas Comes to Old New York 
Scenes of holiday preparation recreated throughout the House show how many of our modern holiday traditions originated in mid-19th century New York. From Christmas trees decorated with candles and h...

Documenting Sandy  
With the one year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy upon us, this exhibit of photographs taken by professionals and amateurs, on cellphones and slr’s, documents the aftermath of this devastating storm i...

Keep Your Eye Upon the Donut 
The delicious new exhibit Keep Your Eye Upon the Donut explores the key moments in the history of donut shops in Brooklyn and Manhattan, and the role New York City played in establishing and populariz...

Landmarks of New York 
Since 1965, when the New York City Landmarks law was instituted, more than 30,000 structures and environments have been protected from destruction through landmark designation. Explore the history of ...

Lights, Camera, Astoria! 
This exhibition traces the fascinating history of the Astoria studio, which has been at the heart of filmmaking in New York City since 1920. The site was the East Coast home of Paramount Pictures in t...

Pioneering Poet of Light: Photographer Florence Vandamm & the Vandamm Studio 
Perhaps the most widely published and least understood visual record of 20th century performing arts, the output of the Vandamm Studio has largely been utilized only as illustrative backdrop for the r...

The Line King's Library: Al Hirschfeld at The New York Public Library 
Al Hirschfeld’s career began at Goldwyn Pictures in 1920 across the street from the main branch of the New York Public Library, and over the next nine decades, Hirschfeld and the Library grew even clo...

Why We Fight: Remembering AIDS Activism 
Historically, the national and international response to the HIV epidemic lagged behind the passionate work of dedicated individuals who tended the sick, challenged prejudices against people living wi...

Special Events

Radio Theater: GHOSTS OF CHRISTMAS PAST 
Since the days of Dickens, it’s been a grand tradition to celebrate the Christmas season by gathering around the fire on a cold winter’s eve and listen to ghostly yarns guaranteed to run chills down y...

Walking Tours

Architecture of New York 
This three-hour walking tour traverses one of the world's greatest thoroughfares, 42nd Street, to discuss architecture in New York City. Stretching from the East River to the Hudson River and cutting ...

Historic Harlem 
At the center of African-American history and culture, Harlem is one of New York’s most significant neighborhoods. This tour explores the history of Harlem, from its origins as a Dutch village in the ...

SoHo and the Cast Iron District 
Since the 19th century, the neighborhood of SoHo (south of Houston) has housed the city’s upper class, its first red light district, luxury textile industries, some of the country’s most influenti...

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