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    Celebrate the inspiring story of our city. Become a member of the Museum of the City of New York.
    Get closer to the city you love with free admission to the Museum, invitations to special events and great discounts. Join us today!

    Membership levels and benefits 

    Individual: $80

    • Unlimited admission for one
    • Discounts on ticketed Public Programs, including panel discussions, concerts, book talks, and film screenings
    • 20% discount in the Museum Shop and 10% discount in Chalsty’s Cafe
    • Invitation for two to the Museum’s annual Members’ Appreciation Night, featuring refreshments, curator-led tours, and behind-the-scenes visits to the Museum’s collections
    • Subscription to the Program Calendar
    • $80 is tax deductible.

    Join, renew or Give the Gift of an Individual Membership

    Dual: $150

    • All of the benefits of the Individual Member level for two.
    • $150 tax-deductible 

    Join, Renew, or Give the Gift of a Dual Membership

    Family: $150

    All benefits of Individual Membership plus:

    • Unlimited free admission for two adults and up to four children
    • Invitation for four to the Museum’s annual Members’ Appreciation Night
    • Free admission to Family Programs, including tours and workshops for kids aged 6-12
    • 10% discount on Courses for Kids, including I Spy New York: Capturing the City through the Camera
    • $150 is tax deductible.

    Join, Renew, or Give the Gift of a Family Membership

    Sustainer: $250

    All benefits of Family Membership plus:

    • Invitations to all exhibition opening receptions
    • Advanced notice of and pre-sale ticket opportunities for public programs
    •  Invitation for six to the Museum’s annual Members’ Appreciation Night
    • Discounted tickets to and advanced notice of special speaker series, including the David Berg Distinguished Lecture Series and the Robert A. and Elizabeth R. Jeffe Distinguished Lectures in Urban History
    • Two complimentary drink tickets at Uptown Bounce
    • Two Museum guest passes 
    • $250 is tax deductible.

    Join, Renew, or Give the Gift of a Sustainer Membership

    New Amsterdam Circle Member (Ages 25 - 40): $250

    All benefits of Individual Membership, plus:

    • Invitation for one to all exhibition openings
    • Invitation for one to curator-led Last Call tours of special exhibitions
    • Two complimentary drink tickets at Uptown Bounce
    • Discounted tickets to Distinguished Speaker series
    • 15% discount on tickets to annual New Amsterdam Circle Annual Benefit Party
    • Advanced notice on public program ticket sales
    • Opportunities to purchase discounted tickets to gala events
    • $214 Tax-deductible 

    Join, Renew, or Give the Gift of a New Amsterdam Circle Membership

    New Amsterdam Circle Patron (Ages 25-40): $500

    All the benefits of $250 New Amsterdam Circle membership, plus:

    • Invitations for two to press previews of new exhibitions
    • 25% discount on tickets to the annual New Amsterdam Circle Annual Benefit Party
    • Subscription to the City Courant
    • $458 tax-deductible

    Join, Renew, or Give the Gift of a New Amsterdam Circle Patron

    Fellow: $500

    All benefits of Sustainer Membership plus:

    • Reciprocal membership benefits with more than 800 museums across North America
    • Subscription to the City Courant, the Museum’s biannual scholarly journal
    • Four Museum guest passes  
    • $458 is tax deductible.

    Join, Renew, or Give the Gift of a Fellow Membership

    Dewitt Clinton Circle: $1,000

    All benefits of Fellow membership plus:

    • Complimentary tickets to all Public Programs
    • Two complimentary tickets to the David Berg Distinguished Lecture Series and the Robert A. and Elizabeth R. Jeffe Distinguished Lectures in Urban History
    • Ten Museum guest passes
    • One complimentary special exhibition companion book of your choice
    • $842 tax-deductible

    Join, Renew, or Give the Gift of a Dewitt Clinton Circle Membership

    Discounted Memberships

    Students and Seniors: $60

    • Unlimited admission for one
    • Discounts on ticketed Public Programs, including panel discussions, concerts, book talks, and film screenings
    • 20% discount in the Museum Shop and 10% discount in Chalsty’s Cafe
    • Invitation for two to the Museum’s annual Members’ Appreciation Night, featuring refreshments, curator-led tours, and behind-the-scenes visits to the Museum’s collections
    • Subscription to the Program Calendar
    • $60 is tax deductible.

    Join or renew as a Student Join or renew as a Senior

    Don't live in New York?

    New Yorker at Heart: $45 (For those living more than 150 miles outside of New York City)

    • A membership card offering free unlimited yearly admission for one.
    • Invitations to special members-only events, including Members Appreciation Night.
    • Free and discounted tickets to Public Programs, including panel discussions, concerts, book talks, and film screenings.
    • Subscription to the Program Calendar.
    • 20% discount in the Museum Shop and 10% discount in Chalsty's Cafe.
    • $45 is tax deductible.

    Join, Renew or Give the Gift of a New Yorker At Heart Membership

     

    Alexander Hamilton Circle: gifts of $1250 or more 

    The Museum of the City of New York opened to the public on Alexander Hamilton’s birthday in 1932, and a bronze sculpture of Hamilton adorns the Museum’s façade. The Museum’s patrons’ program is named in honor of this brilliant and influential New Yorker. Members of the Alexander Hamilton Circle provide essential support for the Museum’s general operations and receive numerous special benefits.

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    Corporate membership: Gifts of $1000 or more 

    Corporate Membership with the Museum of the City of New York aligns your company with one of New York’s most treasured and dynamic cultural institutions. In return for their generous support, Corporate Members enjoy many privileges. Join at the Patron level or higher to enjoy exclusive benefits, including unlimited free admission for employees, free use of the Museum’s magnificent landmark building for private events, and the opportunity to arrange private tours and special Museum visits.

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    Museum membership for IDNYC card holders

    The Museum of the City of New York is offering all IDNYC card holders a free Individual membership for one year. To redeem your membership, please complete this online form, and visit us within 30 days of registering to activate your complimentary membership. The Museum is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Please be sure to bring your valid IDNYC card with you to confirm your membership.

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    Contact

    For any questions regarding membership levels or benefits, please contact Lisa Kobs Membership Manager, at 917.492.3328 or email membership@mcny.org

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

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