• VoCA Talk: Henrietta Mantooth

    Mon, Oct 24

    Artist Henrietta Mantooth discusses her life’s work exploring social and economic justice.

  • MY CITY LAB: Fall for the City

    Sat, Oct 29

    Let autumn inspire your creativity. Discover paintings from the Museum’s collection and use seasonal crops to create artistic projects.

  • MY CITY LAB: Fall for the City

    Sun, Oct 30

    Let autumn inspire your creativity. Discover paintings from the Museum’s collection and use seasonal crops to create artistic projects.

  • Spooky City: Halloween at the Museum

    Mon, Oct 31

    “Trick or treat” on a haunted New York scavenger hunt for spooky tales throughout the Museum. Decorate a pumpkin and take it home along with treats that originated in the city.

  • The Future of Penn Station

    Wed, Nov 02

    Join a panel of experts as they discuss the rebuilding of Penn Station.

  • Educator Preview: New York at Its Core

    Tue, Nov 08

    Educators are invited to spend the November 8 professional learning day at the museum for a FREE preview of New York at Its Core and to learn about upcoming events for teachers, students, and families for the 2016-2017 academic year.

  • NYC Tales: Storytime with CC and Mallory

    Fri, Nov 11

    In a city as diverse as ours, there are millions of stories to tell! Join us for a comforting story circle and a snack as you listen to musical storytellers, CC and Mallory, share special tales of New York City!

  • Gotham Groove

    Sat, Nov 19

    Join us for this weekend-long event celebrating the opening of New York at Its Core, with special performances, activities, and free admission for all registrants!

  • Gotham Groove

    Sun, Nov 20

    Join us for this weekend-long event celebrating the opening of New York at Its Core, with special performances, activities, and free admission for all registrants!

  • Ailey Arts In Education Performance

    Sat, Dec 03

    Clap your hands, stomp your feet, and join us for a winter treat! Enjoy a live educational music and dance presentation featuring percussionists, performed by Ailey Arts In Education & Community Programs.

  • Educator Evening: Mastering the Metropolis

    Tue, Dec 06

    On the 100th anniversary of America’s first comprehensive zoning resolution, examine the history, debates, and effects of the evolving law during this curator-led tour.

  • Making the Queer Scene

    Tue, Dec 06

    Join a group of writers, performers, and activists as they discuss the historical and ongoing importance of queer nightlife in New York.

  • Zoning at New Heights

    Thu, Dec 08

    Join us for a conversation to consider whether the zoning regulations that were created to tame towers during the rise of the skyscraper have kept pace with our evolving skyline.

  • Seminar Day: Health and Fitness

    Sun, Dec 11

    Create, cook, stretch, and learn during this day co-sponsored by the NYC Department of Health that combines sessions on fitness, healthy eating, history, and policy planning initiatives.

  • Radiant City

    Wed, Dec 14

    Join us for a tribute to the late photographer Bill Cunningham and a screening of "Bill Cunningham New York."

  • I Love New York?

    Wed, Jan 11

    Join Marty Markowitz and Clayton Patterson as they consider the state of New York City’s creative soul.

  • NYC TOTS: Winter Class Series

    Thu, Jan 12

    Register for 7 classes that focus on exploration and discovery of the city through song, play, and hands-on experiences. Learn to look with guided gallery tours of the groundbreaking exhibition New York At Its Core. Work on special art projects inspired by the city.

  • Ungendering Fashion

    Thu, Jan 12

    Explore the blurring of conventional understandings of gender through the lens of fashion.

  • Activist New York Dr. Martin Luther King

    Mon, Jan 16

    Discover New Yorkers who have fought for freedom and equality over the past 350 years. Create a protest poster to inspire change for an issue that you wish to see improve.

  • New York Meets Havana

    Fri, Jan 20

    Join us for a house party inspired by Havana, and discover Cuba’s Afro-Caribbean rhythms and the indelible mark they have left on New York nightlife.

  • Keith Haring: Body Paint Workshop

    Sat, Jan 21

    Visit the exhibition Gay Gotham to learn about artists Keith Haring and Bill T. Jones. Work with a body painter to create designs for your very own hands and face!

  • Bridge and Tunnel

    Wed, Jan 25

    Join us for a screening of "The Witness" followed by a discussion with director James Solomon.

  • Zoning for Public Good

    Thu, Jan 26

    Join us for a conversation on how we can optimize zoning to achieve a more equitable and better functioning city.

  • Lunar New Year Performance

    Sat, Jan 28

    Gung Hay Fat Choy! Come ring in the Lunar New Year with the Museum of the City of New York as we celebrate the coming of the Year of the Rooster with a special Lion Dance performance.

  • Chancellor’s Day: Gay Gotham

    Mon, Jan 30

    Discover the artistic subcultures in New York during the 20th century and celebrate the queer creative networks whose radical ideas had lasting effects on the mainstream.

  • Queer Art at the Edge

    Wed, Feb 01

    Join us for a discussion about the ways in which LGBTQ identity and community shape artists’ work.

  • Andy Warhol: Printmaking Workshop

    Sat, Feb 04

    Learn about the work of artist Andy Warhol, featured in the exhibition Gay Gotham. Create your own reusable printmaking block inspired by Warhol’s iconic pop paintings and prints.

  • Seminar Day: Rhythm & Power

    Sat, Feb 11

    Learn the history of the city by embracing its many beats. Bring literacy, science, geography, and history into your classroom via gallery tours, and music, dance, and art workshops.

  • NYC Love Stories: Valentine’s Day

    Tue, Feb 14

    Love is all around the city. Join us for a special Valentine’s Day family scavenger hunt throughout the Museum. Then write a love letter using creative shapes inspired by what you find!

  • LGBTQ Teen Summit

    Mon, Feb 20

    Teens will celebrate, create, learn, and discuss themes around the intersections of LGBTQ culture, history and art in New York City! Join us for a full day experience of workshops, presentations and fun!

  • Hidden Bernstein

    Thu, Feb 23

    Explore Leonard Bernstein’s hidden personal life with scholars Carol Oja and Mark Horowitz.

  • Zoning to Scale

    Tue, Feb 28

    Zoning decisions have a profound impact on our neighborhoods. Join us to discuss some of their impacts on New York City’s most beloved streets.

  • Documenting LGBTQ Life

    Tue, Mar 07

    Rodney Evans, Michelle Memran, and Conrad Ventur consider film as a creative medium for preserving LGBTQ history.

  • Zoning & Public Participation

    Thu, Mar 16

    Join us for a discussion about empowering citizens to take part in the zoning process that shapes their neighborhoods.

  • Seminar Day: City Stories

    Sun, Mar 19

    Hear from the professionals who curated the first-ever exhibition on NYC’s history, get up close and personal with the material, and learn how we decide what sources to display and what descriptions go on our walls.

  • Herstory Day

    Sun, Mar 26

    Join us for an intergenerational celebration of women’s history in New York City, featuring performances, interactive quilting, book-making, and snacks

  • Zoning Worldwide

    Thu, Apr 06

    Join us for a conversation about how New York City’s recently overhauled zoning regulations compare to those of other peer cities today.

  • Earth Day Celebration

    Sat, Apr 22

    Celebrate the 47th annual Earth Day! Enjoy activities, songs, books, and healthy snacks. Then design a pot inspired by the environment, and plant a seed to take home with you!

  • Cinco de Mayo: Calpulli Mexican Performance

    Fri, May 05

    Join us for activities and a live performance in celebration of Mexican and Mexican-American cultural heritage presented by Calpulli Mexican Dance Company.

  • Teaching Social Activism Conference

    Sat, May 06

    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.

  • SABOR & RITMO: International Family Day of Dance

    Sat, May 13

    Join us for a day of dance including workshops, a live band performance, film screenings, light refreshments, and a dance party!

  • Chancellor’s Day: Water Ways

    Thu, Jun 08

    From pre-colonial times to today, water has shaped the city’s history. Learn how water has impacted the city’s growth through a variety of lenses.