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We've curated this selection of highlights from the Museum's public programs that brings the best of New York to you. MCNY Live features conversations with artists, authors, politicians, and more who speak about their experiences as New Yorkers. Topics range from aspects of everyday life to addressing the issues that are shaping the city's future.

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Beautiful Country: An Evening with Qian Julie Wang

Author and litigator Qian Julie Wang delivered the Robert A. and Elizabeth R. Jeffe Distinguished Lecture in Urban History, reflecting on her best-selling 2021 memoir, Beautiful Country, and discussing her own childhood journey from China to Brooklyn in conversation with poet Ken Chen.

Our Fair City: In Between

How can we reimagine all those vital public spaces in our city that fall "in between" home and work? With Curbed's Justin Davidson, urban designer Justin Garrett Moore, landscape architect Kate Orff, and transportation expert Shin-pei Tsay

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Future City Lab Series

Future City Lab’s symposium series gathers leading academics, journalists, and activists to discuss the ongoing issues facing New Yorkers and city dwellers at large.

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