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Museums

Museum for African Art
The Museum for African Art is dedicated to increasing awareness, understanding and appreciation of African art and culture. Through exhibitions, publications, education and outreach, they enable people to gain greater respect for African's profound, rich and varied artistic heritage.
36-01 43rd Avenue • Tel 718.784.7700

Lower East Side Tenement Museum
Located in our country's most renowned immigrant neighborhood, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum interprets historic immigrant experience to illuminate the present. At the center of the Museum's programs is the 1863 tenement building at 97 Orchard Street. Available only by guided tour, this structure is the first homestead of urban, working class, poor and immigrant people preserved in the United States. Visit their site for more information about tours of the tenement and other programs at the Museum, as well as directions, online tickets and reservations.
90 Orchard Street • Tel 212.431.0233

Museum of American Financial History
The Museum of American Financial History, an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, is the nation's only independent public museum dedicated to celebrating the spirit of entrepreneurship and the democratic free market tradition which have made New York City the financial capital of the world.
28 Broadway • Tel 212.908.4110

Harbor Defense Museum
Located in the Caponier, a freestanding 19th century stronghold, the Harbor Defense Museum is dedicated to the history and evolution of New York City's coastal defenses.  Exhibits feature a collection of shoulder arms, a 24-pounder flank howitzer, M1883 original Gatling gun, and a Korean War exhibit. Visit the museum's website for updates on programs and events. The museum is free and open Mon-Fri 10 am - 4 pm and Saturday 10-4 pm.   Donations are welcomed.
Ft Hamilton, Bldg 230 • Brooklyn • Tel 718.630.4349

The Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum
The Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum centers around the Pieter Claesen Wyckoff House (c. 1652-1820) New York City’s oldest structure and first designated Landmark.  Home to the Wyckoff family for 250 years, today the site is a property of the Department of Parks & Recreation and since 1982 has been operated as a historic house museum by the Wyckoff House & Association, Inc. The Museum features restored period rooms and kitchen and herb gardens with seasonal plantings. The Museum's mission is to educate contemporary New Yorkers about the life and work of the diverse peoples of Brooklyn's Colonial Farms. We have a range of volunteer and internship opportunities and host a year-round calendar of craft, garden and FREE public events.
5816 Clarendon Rd • Brooklyn • Tel 718.629.5400

Brooklyn Children's Museum
Brooklyn Children's Museum (BCM) offers over 27,000 square feet of interactive exhibition space, designed expressly for kids between the ages of 2 and 10.  Ten different galleries offer fun-filled adventures in world culture and natural science. Throughout its long history, the BCM has been a leader among museums. Since BCM was founded, over 200 other children's museums in the United States and more around the world have followed its model. Today, BCM continues to grow and change, to keep pace with an ever changing world and the unique needs of children as it enters the twenty-first century.
145 Brooklyn Ave • Brooklyn • Tel 718.735.4400

Museum of the City of New York
This museum documents the history and culture of New York City.  Exhibitions regularly cover diverse subjects from Broadway memoribilia to Ellis Island retrospectives.
1220 Fifth Avenue • Tel 212.534.1672 • http://www.mcny.org

Metropolitan Museum of Art
One of the largest and most respected art museums in North America.  Exhibitions include everything from ancient works to pop art.  With over 2 million objects in the collection there is bound to be something you enjoy whatever your artistic taste. 
1000 Fifth Avenue • Tel 212.535.7710 • http://www.metmuseum.org/home.asp

Museum of Modern Art
The MOMA contains one of the largest and most inclusive collections of modern art in the world. It's exhibitions usually draw high attendance throughout the week so be prepared to brave the crowds
11 West 53rd Street • Tel 212.708.9400 • http://www.moma.org

Guggenheim Museum
It's difficult to miss the Guggenheim despite it's proximity to several other museums. The Frank Lloyd Wright designed architecture is reason enough to visit. Recent renovations have allowed room for even more collections varying from Impressionism to modern art.
1071 Fifth Avenue • Tel 212.423.3500 • http://www.guggenheim.org/new_york_index.html

Museum of Television and Radio
One can experience everything from presidential debates to past Super Bowl commercials in a variety of formats.   Large exhibitions are contained in multimedia galleries, but there are also personal viewing consoles allowing visitors to view archived materials.
25 West 52nd Street  • Tel 212.621.6600 • http://www.mtr.org/welcome.htm