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.

Changing the Face of Democracy

Explore the life and legacy of barrier-breaking Brooklyn-born politician Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman elected to US Congress.

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."

Byzantine Bembé

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

New York at Its Core

What made New York New York? Follow the story of the city’s rise from a striving Dutch village to today’s “Capital of the World,” and consider its future in our changing world.

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

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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Uptown Bounce Returns

Join us at this year's Uptown Bounce, an electric series of free summer block parties co-presented by El Museo del Barrio.

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Manny Vega paints a guest who sits across from him.

Live Mini-Portraits by Manny

Don't miss your chance to see Manny Vega's artistic process in real time as he paints portraits of museum guests.

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An image of a dinner setting on the South Terrace at the Museum of the City of New York

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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