Uptown Bounce With Hecho en El Barrio At El Museo del Barrio

El Barrio comes alive at El Museo del Barrio! Inspired by our neighborhood, visitors are invited to participate in a community weaving and mural project, enjoy an Afro-Cuban movement workshop with Master Instructor Stevie Insua Ruiz, and tour our new summer exhibitions with our Senior Curator Rocio Aranda-Alvarado. Continue Reading →

‘After Stonewall’ At The Museum Of The City Of New York In Harlem (Update)

Trans people were at the forefront of the 1969 uprising at Greenwich Village’s Stonewall Inn, but their stories have not always been central in film representations of LGBT life in the city.  Continue Reading →

“Saving Martin Luther King Jr.’s Life in Harlem” MLK Weekend At The Museum

The Museum of the City of New York will celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with performances by The New York City Gospel Choir, a family program dedicated to the activist legacy left behind by several civil rights heroes including the great man himself, and a display called Saving Martin Luther King Jr.’s Life in Harlem. Continue Reading →

Making The Queer Scene At The Museum Of The City Of New York In Harlem

making-it-queer-in-harlmBars and clubs have long been places where LGBTQ people have come together to socialize, celebrate community, and push back against social prejudice from Harlem to Hollis. Continue Reading →

New York At Its Core From Bed-Stuy To Harlem: The City Confronts Civil Rights

9d7883f6cdf03b6a2b88cefd5a2d71f0In our latest video preview of New York at Its Core, peer into the tumultuous, transformative era of 1960s New York and discover some of the forces that shaped the city’s legacy of civil rights activism. Continue Reading →

“#GayGotham : Art and Underground Culture in New York” In Harlem

lgbt-harlemOur upcoming exhibition Gay Gotham: Art and Underground Culture in New York brings to life the LGBT artistic communities that sprang up over the last hundred years, a creative class whose radical ideas would greatly influence the definition and evolution of “modern” culture in New York City.  #GayGotham Continue Reading →

Uptown Bounce At The Museum Of The City Of New York

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Join the Harlem partnership of the Museum of the City of New York and El Museo del Barrio for their third annual Uptown Bounce series of summer block parties! Continue Reading →

More Ounce To The #UptownBounce In Harlem

uptown bounce1UptownBounce is back! Join the Museum of the City of New York and El Museo del Barrio for their third annual series of summer block parties. Continue Reading →

Cinco de Mayo Celebration In East Harlem

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Join us for hands-on activities in honor of Mexican heritage as we commemorate the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Continue Reading →

Street Art Stories At The Museum of the City of NY In Harlem

image001 (1)Since graffiti emerged as a powerful form of self-expression on New York City streets in the 1970s, the city has grown into the epicenter of the contemporary street art movement. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Museum Of the City Is Getting In the Fashion Game

Museum of the City of New YorkStep into the world of 20th century high fashion, courtesy of The Museum of the City of New York‘s newest exhibit Dressing Room: Archiving Fashion. Continue Reading →

Free, Free, Free Programs And Ice Cream At City Museum

Bowls-Ice-Cream and city college and city museumThe folks at Museum of the City of New York know exactly what we like, free, free, free arts programming and ice cream!
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Harlem’s Museum of the City of New York Names New President, Director

new directorThe Board of Trustees of the Museum of the City of New York has appointed Whitney W. Donhauser President and Director of the Museum. She will join the City Museum on January 1, 2016, succeeding Susan Henshaw Jones who is retiring at the end of the year. Continue Reading →

Beverly Johnson Launch “The Face That Changed It All “

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On Saturday, September 5th, 2015, my cousin, Leslie Faulkner (Beverly Johnson fan) and I attended Beverly Johnson’s launch of her new book The Face That Changed It All at the Museum of the City of New York, New York City. Continue Reading →

Affordable New York: A Housing Legacy (video)

Affordable_NY_hero from harlem to holliThese days, when New Yorkers of all stripes are having a hard time finding a place to live that fits in their budgets, the City Museum is shining a lens on the City’s long history of affordable housing activism from Harlem to Hollis.  Continue Reading →