• Designing Better Affordable Housing

    Tue, Dec 01

    Join a distinguished panel of developers, architects and professors, as they explore both ambitious and achievable ideas for public and below-market housing in New York.

  • Cards for the HoliDaze

    Sat, Dec 05

    After exploring the exhibition Chris “Daze” Ellis: The City is My Muse, experiment with some of the artist's techniques to design your own holiday cards.

  • Singalong Folk City Tour

    Sun, Dec 06

    Meet in the gallery's anteroom for a 45-minute gallery tour plus a singalong session with one of our museum scholars.

  • A Victorian Christmas Magic-Lantern Show

    Sun, Dec 06

    Travel back to the time of Jacob Riis with an authentic Victorian-era magic-lantern show!

  • The Children's Holiday Party

    Tue, Dec 08

    A beloved New York City tradition.

  • The City Is My Muse: Artists in Conversation

    Tue, Dec 08

    Join three contemporary artists—Christopher “Daze” Ellis, Jane Dickson, and Lee Quinones—as they discuss how New York City has inspired their work.

  • Preservation through Transformation

    Thu, Dec 10

    Introduced fifty years ago to protect historically-significant buildings in New York City, the Landmarks Preservation Law has preserved and transformed countless landmarks through adaptive reuse.

  • Big City Ornaments

    Sat, Dec 12

    Visit Saving Place: Fifty Years of New York City Landmarks to learn about some of New York’s famous buildings. Afterwards, create an ornament inspired by what you saw.

  • Season of Song

    Sun, Dec 13

    Join us for a singalong featuring seasonal folk songs after decorating sleigh bells to help you keep the beat!

  • Civic Grandeur: Preserving Public Buildings

    Mon, Dec 14

    Join us for a talk about New York's civic and public buildings, and how these symbolic landmarks project the image of a majestic metropolis to New Yorkers and the world.

  • Winter Tales

    Sat, Dec 19

    Enjoy a cup of cocoa as you listen to Maeve Montalvo, an illustrative storyteller, share winter tales from around the world.

  • Home Sweet Home

    Sun, Dec 20

    Explore the 3D housing models in Affordable New York: A Housing Legacy, then design your own using gingerbread!

  • Singalong Folk City Tour

    Sun, Dec 20

    Meet in the gallery's anteroom for a 45-minute gallery tour plus a singalong session with one of our museum scholars.

  • Flower Power: Holiday Bouquet

    Sun, Dec 27

    Social reformer Jacob Riis inspired others to send flowers to children living in tenement housing. Visit our Riis exhibition to see photos of these children with their flowers, then make a paper poinsettia bouquet.

  • Watercolors of the Season

    Mon, Dec 28

    Join us for festive watercolor painting.

  • Snow Globes

    Tue, Dec 29

    Capture this holiday spirit by making your very own city snow globe.

  • New Year, New City

    Wed, Dec 30

    Create your own 2016 journal as a special place to record the memories you’ll make and your own visions for change!

  • Housing a Growing City

    Tue, Jan 19

    Join a panel of leaders in New York City urban planning -- including housing advocates, community leaders and city officials -- to discuss these changes in our urban fabric and the potential solutions to ensuring the city remains a leader in affordable housing.

  • Run this City: The Highs and Lows of Running in New York

    Thu, Jan 21

    Join journalist and author Liz Robbins for a conversation about the New York runner’s soul with Mary Wittenberg, president and chief executive of New York Road Runners for over a decade.

  • Affordable Housing and Communities

    Thu, Feb 04

    Join a panel of city officials, developers, and community advocates to discuss how to create more equitable neighborhoods through zoning, economic development, community engagement, and prioritization of tenants’ rights.

  • Urban Art Legends

    Tue, Feb 09

    Join us for a conversation and book launch with DAZE, Alan KET & Nick Walker, three renowned street artists, to consider the contentious position of graffiti as an art form.

  • Make the City Your Gym

    Mon, Feb 22

    Make the City Your Gym
    Monday, February 22 at 6:30 pm

  • Venue Rentals

    Hold your next special event in the Museum’s landmark building.