Preservation in Progress

Get a rare glimpse of restoration happening live as we preserve one of the most significant items in the Museum’s collection: Samuel Bell Waugh’s massive painting "The Bay and Harbor of New York."

People, Place, and Influence

Delve into the founding mission for the Museum by highlighting key aspects of this unique collection.

Byzantine Bembé

Explore the visual storytelling of El Barrio’s own artist and mosaicist Manny Vega.

This Is New York

In honor of the Museum’s centennial, this exhibition, which spans a full city block, is organized around the types of urban spaces where the stories of New York are told.

Four Seasons of Central Park

These four quietly iconic watercolors by Frederick Brosen capture a year in some of the most historic places in this verdant urban masterpiece.  

Two black sweatshirts with 'New York' written on them side-by-side.

MCNY City As Canvas Collection

Introducing The Museum of the City of New York's street art inspired lifestyle collection: City as Canvas – a new line of apparel, accessories, and​ gifts.

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Book a Field Trip

Engage, inform, and activate—these are at the heart of all school programs at the Museum of the City of New York! See our offerings for in-person and online sessions and book today.

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The Museum of the City of New York is celebrating 100 years as New York's storyteller.

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Host an Event

The Museum’s beautiful spaces are perfect for non-profit fundraisers, corporate events, weddings, film shoots, and more!

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Group Experiences

Dive into our collections and exhibitions with customizable experiences for groups and small parties, led by Museum scholars and curators

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