The Museum of the City of New York's beautifully renovated landmark building on Fifth Avenue's iconic Museum Mile is the perfect place for special events–weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, corporate dinners, birthday, graduation, and holiday parties, and more.

Submit an Event Inquiry

Give us the details of your upcoming event here and a member of our venue rental team will respond to your inquiry within 1 business day.

Events Brochure

View the City Museum's Events Brochure here.

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Host an Event

Guests entering the Museum from Fifth Avenue step into the beautiful Rotunda, the highlight of our grand Georgian-style mansion. A stunning marble staircase leads to the second floor where a reception hall, complete with French doors, overlooks Central Park. The front courtyard and back terrace are delightful in the summer months and can be tented in any season.

  • Private viewings of special exhibitions enhance all occasions.
  • Great Performances is the Museum's in-house caterer.
  • In addition to the images featured on this page, additional photographs of our events can be viewed on the Events Flickr page.

To receive more information on holding an event at the Museum or to schedule a tour of our spaces, please contact the Museum's Event Sales Department, at 917.492.3402, or by email at

Location Shoots

The Museum of the City of New York is an ideal space for a location shoot. From its soaring galleries to its iconic Rotunda with marble staircase to beautiful outdoor terraces, the Museum is the perfect setting for television, movie, and still photography shoots.

For more information on film or photography shoots at the City Museum, please contact the Museum's Event Sales Department at 917.492.3402 or by email at

Children's Birthday Parties

The Museum of the City of New York has teamed up with Piece of Cake Parties to bring you innovative, exciting, and creative children's parties in a spectacular setting. Learn more here.