Holidays at the Museum

The front entrance of the Museum of the City of New York with a wreath on the door and on two lamp posts on either side.

Celebrate the magic of the holiday season at the Museum of the City of New York. 

Join us at the Museum to see our new exhibitions, create holiday crafts from home with Project Kid, catch up with encores of our favorite programs, and find Holiday gifts in the Museum Shop.

New Exhibitions 

Foyer of the Stettheimer Dollhouse
Carrie Stettheimer (1869 - 1944). Stettheimer Dollhouse. ca.1925. Museum of the City of New York. Gift of Miss Ettie Stettheimer, 1945, 45.125.1. Photograph copyright the Museum of the City of New York, by Ali Elai of Camerarts, Inc.

Experience our new exhibitions and visit the ones you may have missed before. See the Stettheimer Dollhouse: Up Close, a new installation which highlights this treasure of the museum. We've been through a lot this year and New York Responds: The First Six Months, showcases poignant photographs and new objects that will document 2020 for future generations. And, still on view for you to enjoy are City/Game: Basketball in New York, The City Within, and Collecting New York's Stories.

Holiday Shopping 



Let us help you find the perfect gift this holiday season! Browse our holiday items online or join us in-store for even more unique holiday finds, from hats and scarves to books and prints for the New Yorker (or New Yorker at heart) in your life.


Winter Crafting with Project Kid

A photograph of a colorful set of miniature bedroom furniture, including a bed with stuffed animal, nightstand, rug, and decorations. An adult’s hand holding a tiny block is entering the view from the left, as if about to place it on the rug.
Image: Amanda Kingloff/Project Kid


Get crafty and creative with winter NYC-inspired art projects you can do at home!  Join the Museum of the City of New York and PROJECT KID for virtual art-making sessions. In each video, Amanda Kingloff, artist and founder of PROJECT KID, shows you how to create a New York City-themed craft project using everyday materials. 

Coming Saturday, December 19! 


Holiday Encores of our Favorite Programs

Subway Sofa cartoon by Roz Chast
Subway Sofa cartoon by Roz Chast


Did you miss live talks with creative New Yorkers? Now is your chance to experience these once more before the year ends. From Simon Doonan to Roz Chast, visit (or revisit) some of our favorite programs this year.

Curators from the Couch:

  • City as Canvas: Inspired by the traveling exhibition City as Canvas, join curator Sean Corcoran who sits down with John "CRASH" Matos and Lee Quinones to discuss their work and the resurgence of graffiti and street art in the city.

  • City/Game: Curator Lilly Tuttle sits down with Jonathan Jackson and Christopher Al-Jumah of the design firm We Should Do It All to discuss the exhibition City/Game: Basketball in New York, which their team designed.

  • Activist New York/19th Amendment: Join Sarah Seidman, Puffin Foundation Curator of Social Activism, and scholars Allison Lange and Mary Phillips for a discussion connected to our exhibition Activist New York and the 100 years since the 19th Amendment's ratification.

Public Programs:

  • 2020 Louis Auchincloss Prize: On November 19th, we were pleased to present Toshiko Mori with the 2020 Louis Auchincloss Prize and celebrate her architectural contributions to New York City's cultural, art, and educational centers.

  • Our Fair City Virtual Conversation: Home: In this virtual conversation, critic and editor Justin Davidson speaks with architect Victor Body-Lawson, developer and writer Jonathan Rose, and not-for-profit housing leader and expert Barika X. Williams about housing limitations in NYC. 

  • "Is Now When I Should Panic?": A Conversation with Roz Chast: In this virtual conversation, Cartoonist Roz Chast sits down with Fran Rosenfeld, the Museum's Director of Public Programs to discuss her recent work. 

  • Uptown Bounce 2020: Street to Screen: Join the Museum of the City of New York, El Museo del Barrio, and The Africa Center as they co-present a virtual version of our annual block party.

  • The City We Became: A Conversation with N.K. Jemisin:  In this virtual conversation, Hugo award-winning writer N.K. Jemisin discusses her new novel, The City We Became, with organizer and activist Whitney Hu. 

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