• Dressing Room Finale

    Sat, Apr 30

    Join costume curator Phyllis Magidson for a talk during this special closing event for our midcentury fashion photo project.

  • Fashioned in Time: Costume Design

    Sat, Apr 30

    Create a 3-dimensional costume sketch using fabric. Explore costumes in "New York's Yiddish Theater: From the Bowery to Broadway" to get started!

  • Satchmo the Great!

    Sat, Apr 30

    Join us for a screening of this ultra-rare theatrical documentary on Louis Armstrong, which has not been commercially available since its original theatrical release in 1956.

  • Comics, Cartoons, and Tunes

    Sun, May 01

    Listen to music while you sketch New York-themed cartoons and comics inspired by illustrations in the exhibition "Roz Chast: Cartoon Memoirs"!

  • New York Activism Today

    Tue, May 03

    Explore the newly launched features of "Activist New York" and take stock of activism in the city today with a panel of prominent activists, authors, and filmmakers.

  • The Golden Bride Returns

    Wed, May 04

    The creative team behind the smash-hit revival of the 1923 operetta "The Golden Bride" performs select songs from the show during this program.

  • Cinco de Mayo Celebration

    Thu, May 05

    Join us for a hands-on celebration of Mexican heritage. Listen to traditional music, decorate a maraca, create a picado banner, and enjoy a tasty snack!

  • An Evening with Roz Chast

    Fri, May 06

    Award-winning cartoonist Roz Chast shares some of the personal stories that have shaped her prolific career and her unique take on life in New York. 

  • Ready, Set, Design!

    Sat, May 07

    Discover the art of set design through Yiddish theater sets that inspired theater culture in New York City. Create a 3-dimensional set model!

  • Frames fit for a Mother

    Sun, May 08

    Every day is Mother’s Day! Create a special gilded frame for a supermom in your life. Bring a photo to go along with your personalized gift.

  • The Clara Lemlich Awards

    Mon, May 09

    Join LaborArts and the Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition as we honor five extraordinary women who have been working for the larger good all their lives.

  • For Teachers: Protest & Urban Spaces

    Wed, May 11

    During this free lecture, explore the long history of protest surrounding NYC's public spaces, including events famously associated with Tompkins Square Park, Marcus Garvey Park, Union Square, and Zuccotti Park.

  • Sketch & Sip | Making Faces

    Wed, May 11

    Ages 21 & up. Put pencil to paper and relax with drinks at the Museum of the City of New York as you learn the techniques of sketching portraits and see how early American painters captured the likenesses of New York’s elite.

  • Face-to-face: The Hamiltons

    Thu, May 12

    Join curator Bruce Weber to take an in-depth look at the two of the most well-known portraits in "Picturing Prestige", featuring Alexander and Elizabeth Hamilton.

  • Book Talk: Gowanus

    Thu, May 12

    Join us for a conversation about how the post-industrial Gowanus neighborhood is yet again transforming as gentrification brings upscale residences and businesses to this dynamic and troubled urban landscape.

  • Pysanky Egg-spressions

    Sat, May 14

    Visit the exhibition "Roz Chast: Cartoon Memoirs" and find Chast’s painted pysanky eggs. Design a paper egg using the pysanky wax resist method, a Ukrainian crafts tradition!

  • New York City Tots: People and Art

    Sun, May 15

    Toddlers will explore objects, stories, and songs in the Museum to learn about people in art and then create a collage inspired by the people we’ll see!

  • New York Prohibitions

    Tue, May 17

    Join two leading scholars to discuss the role of the state in regulating alcohol in the early twentieth century and illegal substances today

  • Sketch & Sip | Cartoons

    Wed, May 18

    Ages 21 & up. Put pencil to paper and relax with drinks as you explore the work of New Yorker regular Roz Chast and learn how to capture the quintessential elements of figure and scene in your own line drawings.

  • From the Bowery to Broadway

    Wed, May 18

    Join us for a performance and panel discussion about the New York City roots of Yiddish theater and musical theater.

  • Teaching Social Activism Conference

    Sat, May 21

    Educators are invited to present and participate in this free full-day conference, which highlights the various tools and techniques used by teachers to engage their students in the history and practice of social change.

  • Powerfully Painted

    Sun, May 22

    Visit Portraits of "Picturing Prestige: New York Portraits, 1700-1860" to learn about notable New Yorkers then use a mirror to paint a powerful portrait of yourself!

  • Excavating City Hall Park

    Sun, May 22

    Archaeologist Alyssa Loorya leads a walking tour to reveal the hidden history of City Hall Park and shares insights related to her work excavating beneath Manhattan's bustling streets.

  • Sketch & Sip | Inside/Outside

    Wed, May 25

    Ages 21 & up. Put pencil to paper and relax with drinks as a professional artists guides you through the techniques of sketching the Museum’s Colonial-Revival building.

  • Painting Miniatures

    Sat, May 28

    Explore original miniature paintings in "Picturing Prestige: New York Portraits, 1700-1860". Make your own watercolor miniature featuring someone important to you!

  • Memorial Day Family Picnic

    Sun, May 29

    Join us for a Memorial Day picnic! Share stories on our pop-up memory mural, create an American Flag, and enjoy read-alouds commemorating our heroes.

  • Spring Symposium & Luncheon

    Wed, Jun 01

    Featuring internationally renowned designer Jacque Grange.

  • The Bowery Boys' Adventures

    Thu, Jun 02

    Join The Bowery Boys’ Greg Young and Tom Meyers for an unconventional exploration of Manhattan’s past.

  • Yiddish Theater Walking Tour

    Sun, Jun 05

    Join historian Elissa Sampson for a walking tour along historic Second Avenue, the birthplace of New York’s Yiddish theater scene.

  • Book Making Fun

    Sun, Jun 05

    Explore books in the exhibition "Roz Chast: Cartoon Memoirs", then learn book binding techniques to design and create a personalized book to take home.

  • Unearthing History

    Wed, Jun 08

    Archaeologists, historians, and public officials discuss excavations focused on the city’s African American ancestors, as well as present-day efforts to bring their untold stories to the public.

  • For Teachers | Art & Activism in NYC

    Thu, Jun 09

    Join us on Chancellor's Day for a full-day program exploring NYC’s identity as a site of activism and a fostering ground for art, though exhibition tours, lectures, and hands-on activities.

  • Chairman's Leadership Award Dinner

    Thu, Jun 09

    Join us as we present the annual Chairman’s Leadership Award to Fortress Investment Group LLC and Wesley R. Edens,Founder and Co-Chairman of the Board, at a gala dinner.

  • Caribbean American Heritage Fashion Show

    Sun, Jun 12

    Celebrate Caribbean culture with a fashion show highlighting local designers whose works are inspired by their heritage, and enjoy music, snacks, and more!

  • Museum Mile Festival

    Tue, Jun 14

    Don't miss this annual open house stretching along Fifth Ave. from 105th to 82nd Streets.

  • Face-to-face: Brooks Brothers

    Thu, Jun 16

    Join curator Bruce Weber to take an in-depth look at some of the most significant portraits of the Brooks family (of Brooks Brothers clothing) in the "Picturing Prestige" exhibition.

  • Ready, Set, Design!

    Sat, Jun 18

    Discover the art of set design through Yiddish theater sets that inspired theater culture in New York City. Create a 3-dimensional set model!

  • Frames fit for a Father

    Sun, Jun 19

    Create a special gilded frame for a father figure in your life. Bring a photo to go along with your personalized gift!

  • Yiddish Theater: A Musical History

    Tue, Jun 21

    Join stars of today's Yiddish theater scene for a musical telling of its history featuring songs and anecdotes.

  • Memoirs of Activism

    Wed, Jun 22

    Join Eunice Lipton as she discusses her recently released memoir, "Distant Heartbeat", which explores how history can both haunt and mobilize families across generations.

  • LGBTQ Family Day Celebration

    Sat, Jun 25

    Get ready for the Pride Parade at the Museum! Join us for a day of gender non-binary play, poster making, storytelling, gallery visits, and a self-love activity.

  • Fashioned in Time: Costume Design

    Sun, Jun 26

    Create a 3-dimensional costume sketch using fabric. Explore costumes in New York's Yiddish Theater: From the Bowery to Broadway to get started!

  • Elizabeth Hamilton’s Legacy

    Sun, Jun 26

    Join Phillipa Soo, the actress who plays Elizabeth Hamilton in Hamilton, and Morgan Marcell, the show’s Assistant Dance Captain, for a conversation about Elizabeth’s lasting impact.

  • Funny Ladies: Four Cartoonists

    Wed, Jun 29

    Join Liza Donnelly, Liana Finck, Marisa Acocella Marchetto, and Barbara Smaller to hear their views on working in the traditionally male-dominated cartooning profession and to discuss the creative process and the origins of their distinct brands of humor. 

  • Yiddish Theater’s Legacy

    Mon, Jul 18

    Join us for a conversation with acclaimed Jewish performers about how being Jewish leads to "performing Jewish" and the ways that performers still connect to traditions built on the Lower East Side more than a century ago.

  • Bob Mankoff on New Yorker Cartoons

    Thu, Sep 08

    Join us for a lively evening with Bob Mankoff, Cartoon Editor of “The New Yorker”, as he muses on the subjects that make us laugh.