Activist New York Special Programs

When: Wednesday, July 24, 11:00am – 2:00pm
Price: Free
Black and white photograph depicts a group of men and women protesting American involvement in conflicts abroad. Protestors are holding signs addressing their concerns.
Bert Andrews, [Unidentified Production], 1960-1975, Museum of the City of New York, F2013.41.6408

Visit the exhibition Activist New York to discover how New Yorkers have fought for freedom and equality over the past 350 years. After learning about the different activists movements in our city, and activists such as Milton Galamison, Ella Baker, and Bayard Rustin, create your own protest button (July 22) or poster (July 24) for an issue that you wish to see improve.

Family programs are free with Museum admission and for Members, and geared toward families with children ages 6–12 years old. Activities are designed for adults and children to complete together.

Registration suggested, but not required.

For any questions, please contact Thoasin Bari at

Members: To receive your discount, click on the "Buy Tickets" button above, then sign in to your account on the ticketing page.

Groups of 10 or more get discounts; contact us at or 917.492.3395.

Accessibility: Assistive listening devices are available and our auditorium wheelchair lift can accommodate manual and motorized wheelchairs (max. capacity 500 lbs). Please contact the Museum at 917.492.3333 or with any questions.


Education programs in conjunction with Activist New Yorkare made possible by The Puffin Foundation, Ltd.

Family and Community Engagement Programs are made possible in part by the Margaret S. Ogden and Stephen A. Ogden Memorial Fund, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Sy Syms Foundation, and the Frank J. Antun Foundation.

The Frederick A.O. Schwarz Education Center is endowed by grants from The Thompson Family Foundation Fund, the F.A.O. Schwarz Family Foundation, the William Randolph Hearst Endowment, and other generous donors.

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