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Beat the heat with lots of indoor, air-conditioned activities including must-see exhibits plus perhaps late in the day visits to playgrounds with water features.

To minimize time on sweaty subways and sidewalks, see our location based neighborhood agendas with necessary ice cream stops.

Explore fun, free pop-ups, see interactive shows and much more. Drink lots of water and remind yourself why you love this city.

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Friday, July 5

Chow: Making the Chinese American Restaurant

July 5 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 29, 2019

This exhibit celebrates the birth and evolution of Chinese American restaurants, tracing their nearly 170-year history and sparking conversation about food culture, immigration, and what it means to be American. See a timeline of Chinese menus from 1910 to the present, enjoy tastings created by the country’s most talented Chinese American chefs, and try a treat from a continuously operating 1,500-pound fortune cookie machine.

Free with museum admission
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Saturday, July 6

Chow: Making the Chinese American Restaurant

July 6 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 29, 2019

This exhibit celebrates the birth and evolution of Chinese American restaurants, tracing their nearly 170-year history and sparking conversation about food culture, immigration, and what it means to be American. See a timeline of Chinese menus from 1910 to the present, enjoy tastings created by the country’s most talented Chinese American chefs, and try a treat from a continuously operating 1,500-pound fortune cookie machine.

Free with museum admission
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Sunday, July 7

Chow: Making the Chinese American Restaurant

July 7 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 29, 2019

This exhibit celebrates the birth and evolution of Chinese American restaurants, tracing their nearly 170-year history and sparking conversation about food culture, immigration, and what it means to be American. See a timeline of Chinese menus from 1910 to the present, enjoy tastings created by the country’s most talented Chinese American chefs, and try a treat from a continuously operating 1,500-pound fortune cookie machine.

Free with museum admission
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Friday, July 12

Chow: Making the Chinese American Restaurant

July 12 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 29, 2019

This exhibit celebrates the birth and evolution of Chinese American restaurants, tracing their nearly 170-year history and sparking conversation about food culture, immigration, and what it means to be American. See a timeline of Chinese menus from 1910 to the present, enjoy tastings created by the country’s most talented Chinese American chefs, and try a treat from a continuously operating 1,500-pound fortune cookie machine.

Free with museum admission
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Saturday, July 13

Chow: Making the Chinese American Restaurant

July 13 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 29, 2019

This exhibit celebrates the birth and evolution of Chinese American restaurants, tracing their nearly 170-year history and sparking conversation about food culture, immigration, and what it means to be American. See a timeline of Chinese menus from 1910 to the present, enjoy tastings created by the country’s most talented Chinese American chefs, and try a treat from a continuously operating 1,500-pound fortune cookie machine.

Free with museum admission
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Sunday, July 14

Chow: Making the Chinese American Restaurant

July 14 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 29, 2019

This exhibit celebrates the birth and evolution of Chinese American restaurants, tracing their nearly 170-year history and sparking conversation about food culture, immigration, and what it means to be American. See a timeline of Chinese menus from 1910 to the present, enjoy tastings created by the country’s most talented Chinese American chefs, and try a treat from a continuously operating 1,500-pound fortune cookie machine.

Free with museum admission
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Friday, July 19

Chow: Making the Chinese American Restaurant

July 19 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 29, 2019

This exhibit celebrates the birth and evolution of Chinese American restaurants, tracing their nearly 170-year history and sparking conversation about food culture, immigration, and what it means to be American. See a timeline of Chinese menus from 1910 to the present, enjoy tastings created by the country’s most talented Chinese American chefs, and try a treat from a continuously operating 1,500-pound fortune cookie machine.

Free with museum admission
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Saturday, July 20

Chow: Making the Chinese American Restaurant

July 20 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 29, 2019

This exhibit celebrates the birth and evolution of Chinese American restaurants, tracing their nearly 170-year history and sparking conversation about food culture, immigration, and what it means to be American. See a timeline of Chinese menus from 1910 to the present, enjoy tastings created by the country’s most talented Chinese American chefs, and try a treat from a continuously operating 1,500-pound fortune cookie machine.

Free with museum admission
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Sunday, July 21

Chow: Making the Chinese American Restaurant

July 21 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 29, 2019

This exhibit celebrates the birth and evolution of Chinese American restaurants, tracing their nearly 170-year history and sparking conversation about food culture, immigration, and what it means to be American. See a timeline of Chinese menus from 1910 to the present, enjoy tastings created by the country’s most talented Chinese American chefs, and try a treat from a continuously operating 1,500-pound fortune cookie machine.

Free with museum admission
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Friday, July 26

Chow: Making the Chinese American Restaurant

July 26 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 29, 2019

This exhibit celebrates the birth and evolution of Chinese American restaurants, tracing their nearly 170-year history and sparking conversation about food culture, immigration, and what it means to be American. See a timeline of Chinese menus from 1910 to the present, enjoy tastings created by the country’s most talented Chinese American chefs, and try a treat from a continuously operating 1,500-pound fortune cookie machine.

Free with museum admission
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Saturday, July 27

Chow: Making the Chinese American Restaurant

July 27 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 29, 2019

This exhibit celebrates the birth and evolution of Chinese American restaurants, tracing their nearly 170-year history and sparking conversation about food culture, immigration, and what it means to be American. See a timeline of Chinese menus from 1910 to the present, enjoy tastings created by the country’s most talented Chinese American chefs, and try a treat from a continuously operating 1,500-pound fortune cookie machine.

Free with museum admission
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Sunday, July 28

Chow: Making the Chinese American Restaurant

July 28 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 29, 2019

This exhibit celebrates the birth and evolution of Chinese American restaurants, tracing their nearly 170-year history and sparking conversation about food culture, immigration, and what it means to be American. See a timeline of Chinese menus from 1910 to the present, enjoy tastings created by the country’s most talented Chinese American chefs, and try a treat from a continuously operating 1,500-pound fortune cookie machine.

Free with museum admission
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Friday, August 2

Chow: Making the Chinese American Restaurant

August 2 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 29, 2019

This exhibit celebrates the birth and evolution of Chinese American restaurants, tracing their nearly 170-year history and sparking conversation about food culture, immigration, and what it means to be American. See a timeline of Chinese menus from 1910 to the present, enjoy tastings created by the country’s most talented Chinese American chefs, and try a treat from a continuously operating 1,500-pound fortune cookie machine.

Free with museum admission
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Saturday, August 3

Chow: Making the Chinese American Restaurant

August 3 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 29, 2019

This exhibit celebrates the birth and evolution of Chinese American restaurants, tracing their nearly 170-year history and sparking conversation about food culture, immigration, and what it means to be American. See a timeline of Chinese menus from 1910 to the present, enjoy tastings created by the country’s most talented Chinese American chefs, and try a treat from a continuously operating 1,500-pound fortune cookie machine.

Free with museum admission
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Sunday, August 4

Chow: Making the Chinese American Restaurant

August 4 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 29, 2019

This exhibit celebrates the birth and evolution of Chinese American restaurants, tracing their nearly 170-year history and sparking conversation about food culture, immigration, and what it means to be American. See a timeline of Chinese menus from 1910 to the present, enjoy tastings created by the country’s most talented Chinese American chefs, and try a treat from a continuously operating 1,500-pound fortune cookie machine.

Free with museum admission
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Friday, August 9

Chow: Making the Chinese American Restaurant

August 9 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 29, 2019

This exhibit celebrates the birth and evolution of Chinese American restaurants, tracing their nearly 170-year history and sparking conversation about food culture, immigration, and what it means to be American. See a timeline of Chinese menus from 1910 to the present, enjoy tastings created by the country’s most talented Chinese American chefs, and try a treat from a continuously operating 1,500-pound fortune cookie machine.

Free with museum admission
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Saturday, August 10

Chow: Making the Chinese American Restaurant

August 10 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 29, 2019

This exhibit celebrates the birth and evolution of Chinese American restaurants, tracing their nearly 170-year history and sparking conversation about food culture, immigration, and what it means to be American. See a timeline of Chinese menus from 1910 to the present, enjoy tastings created by the country’s most talented Chinese American chefs, and try a treat from a continuously operating 1,500-pound fortune cookie machine.

Free with museum admission
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Sunday, August 11

Chow: Making the Chinese American Restaurant

August 11 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 29, 2019

This exhibit celebrates the birth and evolution of Chinese American restaurants, tracing their nearly 170-year history and sparking conversation about food culture, immigration, and what it means to be American. See a timeline of Chinese menus from 1910 to the present, enjoy tastings created by the country’s most talented Chinese American chefs, and try a treat from a continuously operating 1,500-pound fortune cookie machine.

Free with museum admission
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Friday, August 16

Chow: Making the Chinese American Restaurant

August 16 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 29, 2019

This exhibit celebrates the birth and evolution of Chinese American restaurants, tracing their nearly 170-year history and sparking conversation about food culture, immigration, and what it means to be American. See a timeline of Chinese menus from 1910 to the present, enjoy tastings created by the country’s most talented Chinese American chefs, and try a treat from a continuously operating 1,500-pound fortune cookie machine.

Free with museum admission
Find out more »

Saturday, August 17

Chow: Making the Chinese American Restaurant

August 17 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 29, 2019

This exhibit celebrates the birth and evolution of Chinese American restaurants, tracing their nearly 170-year history and sparking conversation about food culture, immigration, and what it means to be American. See a timeline of Chinese menus from 1910 to the present, enjoy tastings created by the country’s most talented Chinese American chefs, and try a treat from a continuously operating 1,500-pound fortune cookie machine.

Free with museum admission
Find out more »

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