Visit the Museum of the City of New York for “I ♥ City Museum Weekend,” a special long weekend of fun activities that celebrate love—and the pursuit of love—in New York City.

Our Valentine’s Day gift to you is a free Keith Haring “Love” pin when you bring that special someone to see the Museum’s new exhibition, City as Canvas: Graffiti Art from the Martin Wong Collection. Pins are free with the price of admission and available while supplies last.


The weekend’s activities include:

In Love in New York: From Wharton and Whitman to Craigslist
Saturday, February 15, at 1 pm, 2 pm, and 3 pm

Prepare to be swept off your feet and charmed by a short program of dramatic readings illuminating New Yorkers’ quest for love over the ages. Actors from Pleiades Productions will bring to life an eclectic mix of New York love literature—from novel excerpts and poems, to private letters and even Craigslist ads—in the Museum’s intimate Quinson Library. Free with the price of admission. Advance registration is now closed. However, visitors may sign up in person if space allows.



Printmaking with Love
Sunday, February 16, at 11:00 am

Bring your kids to a family-friendly printmaking workshop inspired by the dazzling costumes and jewelry on display in Gilded New York. Create your own designs, then print them on a handkerchief for a loved one. Free with the price of admission. No advance registration required.


"Gilded New York" Gallery Tours
Saturday, February 15, at 3:30 pm and 5:00 pm

Learn about love in the Gilded Age during a guided tour with guest curator Jeannine Falino. Tours are free with the full price of admission. Advance registration is closed. However, visitors may sign up in person if space allows.


"City as Canvas" Gallery Tours
Friday, February 14 through Monday, February 17 at 1:00 pm and 2:45 pm daily

Get an insider's look at City as Canvas: Graffiti Art from the Martin Wong Collection. Tours are free with the full price of admission. Advance registration by 8PM the day before the tour is recommended.  Visitors may sign up on the day of the tour if space allows.


Art of Graffiti
Saturday, February 15, at 2:00 pm

Sign your name—or your sweetheart’s name—in style! Get an introduction to the stylized writing that grew out of the street art movement with New York graffiti artist George “SEN ONE” Morillo. This event is now sold out.


Museum Highlights Gallery Tours
Friday, February 14, and Sunday, February 16, at 2:00 pm

Explore the Museum's exhibitions with a docent. Tours are free with the full price of admission. Advanced registration by 8PM the day before the tour is recommended.  Visitors may sign up on the day of the tour if space allows.