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Museum of the City of New York

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July 18 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 30, 2021

Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue at 105th Street
New York, NY

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Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

$20, $14/students & seniors, free/ages 19 & under

Explore the greatest city in the world at this small museum with a big collection of theater artifacts, furniture, toys, paintings, sculpture and photos arranged into exhibits that entertain and educate all ages.

* Favorite spots include an extravagant Gilded Age dollhouse, a dangling light installation above the stunning spiral staircase and the fascinating multimedia New York at Its Core exhibition.

* Explore diverse 1980s musical artists—from Run DMC to the Talking Heads, from Madonna to John Zorn—and the broader music and cultural scene in New York, New Music: 1980-1986. Lots of awesome videos to watch and great music to discover (bring your own headphones or pick up disposable ones at the desk).

* In Activist New York, Explore the drama of social activism in New York City from the 17th century right up to the present. Through artifacts, photographs, audio and visual presentations, as well as interactive components, learn how New Yorkers have banded together on issues as diverse as civil rights, wages, sexual orientation, and religious freedom.

* Watch the history of New York City unfold in the 28-minute film Timescapes.

* Pick up coffee, sandwiches, pastries, quiches, sandwiches and other goodies served fresh from Amy’s Bread at Chalsty’s Cafe on the second floor, with tables & chairs overlooking the sparkly stairwell.

* Timed tickets required. Interactive components, such as touchscreens and the Future City Lab, are currently closed. Closed Monday-Thursday.

* Save 60%+ on admission at this link.

* Across Fifth Avenue from the magical Conservatory Garden in Central Park.

Central Park Zoo

Visit sea lions, snow monkeys, red pandas, turtles, bears and other animals at the cozy Central Park Zoo.

* Most indoor areas are now open including the delightful penguins & sea birds exhibit and tropic zone. 4D Theater is closed.

* Climb, play and pet at the interactive children’s zoo across the path.

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Central Park Youth Basketball Clinics

Free high-energy, interactive youth basketball clinics cultivate skill development, team play, and sportsmanship both on and off the court.

Open to players of all levels. Saturdays & Sundays July 10–August 28. On-site registration each day on a first-come, first-served basis.

Ages 6–10
11:00 am–11:30 am: Check In
11:30 am–12:30 pm: Basketball Clinic


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In-person performances are back at City Parks Foundation SummerStage. See renowned artists and rising stars with an important tie to New York City presenting distinctly New York genres including hip-hop, Latin, indie rock, contemporary dance, jazz, and global music. Highlights include the Metropolitan Opera on August 8 and Patti Smith on September 19.

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Harlem Meer Performance Festival

These festive weekly summer lakeside concerts series featuring multicultural music and dance and family-friendly entertainment are back. Audience members are welcome to dance along, chill on (limited) provided chairs or bring-your-own blanket. All ages are welcome.

Free, but tickets are required; pick them up in advance at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center or on…

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