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Poster House

Poster House

June 25 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 31, 2022

Poster House
119 W. 23rd Street
New York, NY

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Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly


Explore the impact, culture, and design of posters, both as historical documents and methods of contemporary visual communication through temporary exhibitions, a growing permanent collection, and educational event. The first poster museum in the United States provides a space for inquiry for all those interested in design, advertising, and public interventions.

Current exhibitions include The Utopian Avant-Garde: Soviet Film Posters of the 1920s and Ethel Reed: I Am My Own Property.

Pick up a scavenger hunt and find interesting items throughout the museum to get a cool prize in the Shop. Each exhibition is accompanied by an Activity Card, developed with visitors ages 4–10 in mind, available at the Info Desk or inside each exhibition free of charge. Help color in a detailed wall poster of an NYC neighborhood.

Strollers welcome; bathrooms on every floor. Small but packed with lots of color and great design.

🍽 The museum’s café offers coffee, tea, other beverages, baked goods, and snacks with indoor seating Friday-Sunday, 11am-5pm. Lots of yummy options at nearby Eataly.

🌳 Down the block from Madison Square Park and lots of cool stores – see our guide to Flatiron.

First Friday at Poster House

Get free admission to this unique museum first Friday of every month. See current exhibitions including The Utopian Avant-Garde: Soviet Film Posters of the 1920s and Ethel Reed: I Am My Own Property and join activities, workshops, and performances throughout the day (reserve in advance).

Pick up a scavenger hunt and find interesting items…

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Math Discovery

Join one of MoMath’s specially trained educators in, a series of hands-on classes exploring intriguing math topics like the mathematical theory of knots and graphs of the rainbow.

For students and their families/caregivers. Recommended ages vary by program, form pre-K to 8th grade. Limited space available.

Proof of full COVID vaccination required.

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Police Officer Moira Ann Smith Playground

Toy soldiers welcome kids to this brightly colored playground featuring water fountains, tire-swings, water-spouting alphabet blocks, turrets, slides, and a large water wheel in the northeast corner of charming Madison Square Park..

Named after Officer Moira Ann Smith, the only NYPD policewoman to be lost on September 11, 2001, the playground stands as a loving tribute to this community hero and mother.

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