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

Winter Thaw
April 1, 2016

Don’t miss the 6th annual Winter Thaw, a benefit party hosted by our Young Members Circle for guests ages 21-39, featuring dancing, cocktails, snacks, and private access to all of the Museum's exhibitions! Stay tuned for further details!

Hosted by the 2016 Young Members Circle Leadership Committee

2016 Program Highlights

Private Tour of Martin Wong: Human Instamatic at the Bronx Museum

Thursday, February 11th 2016 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Join us for an insider's guided tour of the Bronx Museum of the Arts' celebrated retrospective of the work of Chinese-American painter Martin Wong (1946-1999). The exhibition gains momentum from recent exhibitions (including the Museum of the City of New York's own 2014 exhibition, City as Canvas) examining Wong as a collector and source of inspiration for contemporary artists, such as Chris "Daze" Ellis whose work is currently on display at the Museum of the City of New York in The City is My Muse. Space is limited so reserve your spot early. 


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 917.492.3328 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.