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New-York Historical Society

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May 7 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until July 31, 2021

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until July 31, 2021

New-York Historical Society
70 Central Park West at 77th Street
New York, NY

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Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

$22/adults, $13/students, $6/ages 5-13

Learn about the layered, diverse history of NYC at this fascinating museum.

* Although the interactive Children’s Museum is sadly closed, look for kid-friendly objects throughout – a Noah’s Ark toy and historical fire fighting equipment, dragonflies in gorgeous Tiffany Lamps, and more discoveries. Free disposable stylus are available for touchscreens and in-gallery interactives including the incredible design-your-own Tiffany lamp.

* Say hi to bronze Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass statues outside the West 77th Street and Central Park West entrances.

* Immersive multi-media films New York Story and We Rise screen alternating on the hour from 12 to 3 pm.

* See more more than 40 zany paintings of a fantastical, retro-futuristic New York in Bruce McCall’s New York —where pterodactyls fly down Central Park West, King Kongs wait to audition for the role of a lifetime and rooftop farms reach far up into the sky.

* Celebrate the golden age of comedy with So Ready for Laughter: Bob Hope and World War II. Artifacts, films, and rare photographs illustrate the legendary performer’s unique role lifting spirits both abroad and on the home front with his USO and radio shows. Companion exhibition The Gift of Laughter includes the outfit worn for Bob Hope’s Bicentennial Star Spangled Spectacular and a recreation of a stage featuring costumes from The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

* Explore a detailed re-creation of the White House Oval Office and hear audio recordings of presidential musings (temporarily closed until May 2).  In the Meet the Presidents gallery, trace the evolution of the presidency through artwork and objects like the actual Bible used during George Washington’s inauguration in 1789 and a student scrapbook from 1962 chronicling JFK’s leadership during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

* The wonderful gift shop is open with educational toys, books & more.

* Packaged food service available at Parliament Espresso and Coffee Bar. Or dine at Shake Shack down the block, which has indoor seating or take-out for picnics on benches around the lovely American Museum of Natural History.

* Across the street from Central Park, and a short walk to destination Hecksher Playground.

* Restrooms available on on each floor, with baby-changing facilities on the lower level, first floor, and fourth floor. All galleries are stroller friendly. Collapsed strollers may be left at coat check.

* Closed Monday-Thursday. Friday mooring hours for members, ages 65+ and immunocompromised.

* Admission is pay-as-you-wish Fridays 6-8 pm.

Sam Moyer: Doors For Doris

Try to open massive stone doors in a massive three-part sculpture on the southeastern edge of Central Park. Moyer’s hybrid sculpture unites imported stone with rock indigenous to the New York region with beautiful inlaid marble fragments. The title pays homage to Public Art Fund founder, Doris C. Freedman (1928-1981)

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American Museum of Natural History

Lovers of dinosaurs, sea creatures, outer space and more can get their animal & nature fix at this giant (45 fascinating halls) treasure trove of wonders.

* Online advance timed ticket purchase required, even for members.

* Download the Museum’s free Explorer app. for maps, self-guided themed tours, behind-the-scenes stories about exhibits, quizzes, and…

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Guggenheim

See exciting, well-designed exhibits in the striking Frank Lloyd Wright–designed landmark modern museum.

* April 30 through June 21, Christian Nyampeta transforms the Guggenheim’s iconic rotunda into a “night school” with a screening of his 2018 video Sometimes It Was Beautiful about group of friends gathering to watch and critique films made by Swedish…

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Discovery Pop-Up Program: The Birds of Central Park

Each year, more than 200 bird species make an appearance in Central Park, a popular stopover along the Atlantic Flyway. Discover how to spot and respectfully appreciate these winged wonders with park birding guides, stationed at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center Plaza Saturdays 11 am–1 pm and Belvedere Castle Sundays 11 am–1 pm.

Also borrow…

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A Million Dreams – Music from Movies @ Central Park

Join MusicTalks for a specail tribute to the most beloved film tunes featuring a string quartet. From Star Wars to Harry Potter, Breakfast in Tiffany’s to Forest Gump, celebrate the beauty of film music!

Bring a folding chair/blanket – snacks, drinks, and questions encouraged.

Exact address will be provided the day of the concert.

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MusicTalks Open Air Concerts

Join MusicTalks for 75 minutes, intimate, salon-style concerts with introductions to composers and their works, musical demonstrations, and a space for dialogue between artists and audience.

Bring a folding chair/blanket, snacks and drinks if you’d like.

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MusicTalks Open Air Concerts

Join MusicTalks for 75 minutes, intimate, salon-style concerts with introductions to composers and their works, musical demonstrations, and a space for dialogue between artists and audience.

Bring a folding chair/blanket, snacks and drinks if you’d like.

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