Movements and Causes Friday, April 24, 2020

Echoes of Epidemics Past:

Infectious disease has repeatedly shaped and challenged our city. In fact, before the 20th century, contagion was the overwhelming fact of life – and death – in New York.
Movements and Causes Monday, April 13, 2020

"A Future Worth Living?"

April 22, 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in New York City and nationwide. Learn more about the first Earth Day and how it has shaped environmentalism and informs our thinking today.
City Arts Wednesday, April 1, 2020


We invite everyone to share photos—taken from an appropriately socially-distanced perspective—documenting personal experiences during this challenging time. Post those images on Instagram using the hashtag #CovidStoriesNYC, and tag @museumofcityny.
Movements and Causes Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Germ City: How Past Epidemics Can Shape Our Knowledge of the Coronavirus

New York is a resilient city that has a long, complex, and fascinating history of battling infectious disease and epidemics. This was presented in the exhibition "Germ City: Microbes and the Metropolis," on view September 2018–April 2019. Take a look at these resources and see how they can put our response to the current coronavirus outbreak in context.
Movements and Causes Sunday, April 14, 2019

Jackie Robinson Day

On April 15, 1947, America's national pastime was finally integrated with the debut of Jackie Robinson as a Brooklyn Dodger. Explore Robinson's groundbreaking career in Major League Baseball and his legacy as a baseball and civil rights legend that lives on today.