Industry City

When: Wednesday, July 17, 11:00am – 2:00pm
Price: Free
Photograph is black and white and shows a young woman working in a garment factory in 1949. The photograph was taken for Look magazine.
John Vachon for Look magazine, International Ladies Garment Workers Union, 1949, Museum of the City of New York, X2011.4.12242.58

Visit the exhibition City of Workers, City of Struggle: How Labor Movements Changed New York to explore the rich history of labor in New York City. Get inspired by labor movements in the city, view historical objects from the Museum’s collection, then get hands-on with materials to learn more about the garment industry. 

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.


City of Workers, City of Struggle, its associated programs, and its companion publication are made possible through the generous support of 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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