• Sun, May 03

    Landmark Legacy

    Choose your favorite New York landmark and create a model of it, then make a label for it that explains when the building was built, when it was landmarked, and why it is architecturally or historically important.

  • Sun, May 10

    A Treasure Trove

    Discover the jewelry and clothing worn by New York’s rich and famous in the late 19th century on view in Gilded New York. Create your own accessory to glam up your visit to the City Museum.

  • Tue, May 12

    In Search of “Authentic” New York: A Conversation

    Join writer Ian Frazier and historian Elizabeth Bradley for a lively conversation about the myth and meaning of the "authentic" city.

  • Thu, May 14

    Aids Activism as American History

    Join Dr. Claire Potter in examining the role that New York City activists played in the national response to the AIDS epidemic.

  • Thu, May 14

    The Birth of Hip Hop in New York

    Join Photographer Joe Conzo and MC Grandmaster Caz as they sit down with Dr. Joseph Schloss to discuss the fabled world of early hip hop.

  • Sat, May 16

    B-Dancin’ and Folk Singin’: Celebrating New York’s Music History

    Get inspired by the works on view, and then join us for one or all of the upcoming series of dance and music workshops. The programs will feature lyric writing workshops, break dancing lessons, and musical performances by special guests.

  • Sun, May 17

    Ad It

    How would you sell a bagel? How would you describe what makes New York pizza so delicious? Follow in Paul Rand’s footsteps by creating an advertisement for some of your favorite New York foods.

  • Wed, May 20

    Crossing Broadway: Washington Heights and the Promise of New York City

    Join historian Robert W. Snyder and journalist Ray Suarez to discuss the struggles and triumphs of life in Washington Heights, one of New York's most distinctive neighborhoods.

  • Sat, May 23

    bRand Yourself!

    Graphic designer Paul Rand was known for creating some of the most successful corporate logos, using only the letters in the company name. Learn about his designs; then create a logo that expresses something about you and add it to a t-shirt (provided)!

  • Sun, May 24

    All About that Album

    Use elements of the works on view and your own imagination to create an album cover that matches your own musical style.

  • Mon, May 25

    Recycle, Re-paint, and Re-plant!

    Celebrate the 45th anniversary of Earth Day by exploring Activist New York and learning about the holiday’s local roots. Bring an empty plastic bottle to create a recycled planter, decorate it, and then plant–the soil and plants are on us!

  • Tue, May 26

    Preserving the Fabric of Our Neighborhoods

    Join a group of leading experts as they explore the intersections between historic preservation and affordable housing.

  • Wed, May 27

    Hip-Hop Dance Party

    Join the Museum of the City of New York for a dance party with legendary DJ Grandmaster Caz and hip-hop lessons for all ages.

  • Sun, May 31

    Landmark Legacy

    Choose your favorite New York landmark and create a model of it, then make a label for it that explains when the building was built, when it was landmarked, and why it is architecturally or historically important.

  • Mon, Jun 01

    You Can Tell a Book by its Cover

    Join a distinguished panel of speakers as they trace the lineage and influence of Paul Rand and his contemporaries’ designers to practices and trends found in book cover design today.

  • Wed, Jun 03

    2015 Spring Symposium & Luncheon

    Join us at this year’s Luncheon, where we will be inaugurating the City of Design Awards, to be presented annually by the City Museum.

  • Wed, Jun 03

    Hip Hop's Visual Style: A Look Behind the Scenes

    Janette Beckman, Cey Adams, and Bill Adler discuss the all-important relationship between sound, image, and design, and their contributions to shaping the brands of various major hip-hop artists.

  • Thu, Jun 04

    Activist New York: Engaging Students

    Explore primary sources and pedagogical strategies with Facing History and Ourselves, a leader in the field of history, civics, and social-emotional education.

  • Sat, Jun 06

    B-Dancin’ and Folk Singin’: Celebrating New York’s Music History

    Get inspired by the works on view, and then join us for one or all of the upcoming series of dance and music workshops. The programs will feature lyric writing workshops, break dancing lessons, and musical performances by special guests.

  • Thu, Jun 11

    Chairman's Leadership Award Dinner

    Join us as we present the annual Chairman’s Leadership Award to Scott L. Bok, Chief Executive Officer of Greenhill & Co., Inc., at a gala dinner, which will take place at the Museum on Thursday, June 11th.

  • Mon, Jun 15

    Design as Discipline: From the Drafting Table to the Academy

    Join a group of graphic design professors for a discussion of Rand’s pioneering and still relevant approach to the design discipline.

  • Thu, Jun 18

    The Reach of the Landmarks Law: A Balancing Act

    Join a group of preservation experts as they will explore the possibilities, limitations, and challenges of the landmarks law.

  • Sun, Jun 21

    B-Dancin’ and Folk Singin’: Celebrating New York’s Music History

    Get inspired by the works on view, and then join us for one or all of the upcoming series of dance and music workshops. The programs will feature lyric writing workshops, break dancing lessons, and musical performances by special guests.

  • Mon, Jun 22

    Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, and Lead Belly’s New York Folk Scene

    Join us for a spirited hootenany, as David Amram, Josh White, Jr., Tom Chapin, Happy Traum, and a special guest sing the songs of Woody, Pete, Lead Belly, and others and swap stories about them.

  • Sat, Jun 27

    Full of Pride

    Visit the exhibition Activist New York to learn how New Yorkers have fought for change. Afterwards, create a banner to champion a cause you believe in, like marriage equality, which you can bring to the 45th annual Gay Pride Parade in NYC.

  • Tue, Jun 30

    Hot Summer in the City!

    Decorate a free tote bag, print your own cityscape on the bag inspired by the exhibition Cityscapes: Highlights from the Permanent Collection. Then take a little bit of the Museum home with you by decorating a picture frame, and filling it with a reproduction of a photograph in our archives.

  • Tue, Jun 30

    Modern Architecture: The New Frontier

    Join this panel as it explores the complexity of -- and controversies over – potential landmarks from this era, as well as evolving concepts about the presentation and interpretation of history and context in urban architecture.

  • Mon, Jul 20

    Is Preservation Elitist?

    Join a panel of community activists, preservationists and architects as they discuss the challenges of preserving these unique neighborhoods, whose greatest asset lies in the histories they contain, rather than the quality of their buildings.

  • Thu, Aug 06

    The Politics of Preservation

    Join a panel that will explore the broad issues that bring the political process to bear on the operations and execution of the Landmarks Law.

  • Thu, Sep 10

    Preservation in Global Cities: New York/ Mexico City/ Paris/ Shanghai

    Join an international panel of architects, planners, and academics to explore the contrasting approaches and strategies of preservation faced by global cities in Europe, Asia, and America.