Explore New York City’s past, present and future with the Museum of the City of New York’s Young Member Circle. Young Members are rising professionals, ages 21-39, interested in learning more about the vibrant city in which we live and in supporting the Museum of the City of New York. Get a first look at our exhibitions, join us at free programs and exclusive events, and meet fellow New Yorkers who share your interests in everything from architecture and design to graffiti and activism.

See our Young Members featured in the Crain’s New York SNAPS section!

Membership Benefits

Young Members Circle: $100

  • Invitations to special members-only evenings, including all of our exhibition openings
  • Access to our network of rising professionals at tours, receptions and other young member curated outings
  • Savings of over 30% on tickets to the end-of-summer Big Apple Bash and annual Winter Thaw
  • Free and discounted tickets to Museum Public Programs, including lectures, performances, and walking tours.
  • 20% discount at the Museum Shop and 10% off at Chalsty's Café
  • Invitations to a series of special events and programs designed for young professionals.
  • 365 days of FREE admission
  • $80 is tax deductible.

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Upcoming Special Events

Big Apple Bash
September 18th, 2015 7:00-10:00 PM Ages 21-39

Don’t miss the 8th annual Big Apple Bash, a benefit party hosted by our Young Members Circle, a membership group for rising professionals ages 21-39. Enjoy a specially curated cocktail, dancing on our Fifth Avenue Terrace overlooking Central Park, and private access to all of the Museum's exhibitions!

Hosted by the 2015 Young Members Circle Leadership Committee

  • $50/Member
  • $75/Non Member
  • $140 Ticket + YMC Membership


Note: Member Tickets are limited to two (2) per Young Members Circle member.

2015 Program Highlights

Uncovered NYC: Walking Tour of Soho & Nolita
Saturday, August 8th 11:00am - 2:00pm

Join Folk City exhibition curator Stephen Petrus for a walking tour through the neighborhoods of Soho and Nolita. Learn about the transformation of the district from manufacturing to artists’ enclave to gentrified commercial area. The two-hour tour will conclude at a neighborhood establishment for an afternoon pick-me-up! Advance registration is required. FREE for Young Members

Uptown Bounce
Wednesday, August 12, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join the Museum of the City of New York and El Museo del Barrio for our second annual Uptown Bounce summer series, a festival taking place four consecutive Wednesday evenings featuring music, gallery talks, art workshops, breakdancing, summer drinks, and local food. Admission is free and open to visitors of all ages but advanced registration is required for each event. Presented in conjunction with Hip-Hop Revolution. Advance registration is required. FREE


Sketch and Sip
Tuesday, August 11th, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Put pencil to paper and relax with drinks on our elegant Fifth Avenue terrace, overlooking the Central Park Conservatory Gardens. Simon Levenson, professional artist and instructor of last year's popular sold-out series, will guide you through the techniques of sketching, with each Tuesday session featuring a different theme in conjunction with new special exhibitions such as Hip-Hop Revolution: Photographs by Janette Beckman, Joe Conzo, and Martha Cooper and Saving Place: Fifty Years of New York City Landmarks. Open to participants ages 21 & up. Includes two drinks (wine, beer, and soda will be served) and drawing materials for use during class time. Reservations are required.

Use special YMC code "SIP20" to get 20% off your ticket!


Have an idea for an upcoming event? Interested in hosting? Email youngmembers@mcny.org with suggestions.


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Email youngmembers@mcny.org or call 917.492.3321 with questions or for more information about the Young Members Circle. 

Please note that Memberships are not refundable or transferable. Categories and benefits are subject to change.