The brainchild of art dealer Serge Sabarsky and philanthropist Ronald S. Lauder, the two-floor Neue Galerie New York opened in 2001 to exhibit early 20th-century German and Austrian art and design.
This museum of contemporary art focuses primarily on work of living artists created during the past 10 years. Each year the museum mounts three to four major exhibitions and about 12 smaller shows in its galleries.
The New Museum's Studio 231 is a series of commissioned projects in the museum's adjacent, ground-floor space at 231 Bowery. This initiative gives international, emerging artists the opportunity to realize ambitious new works conceived especially for the space.These projects at 231 Bowery also seek to foster a new relationship between the artists and the public by allowing artists to create work outside the confines of the main museum building and in closer proximity to the energy of the street and to the creative space of the artist's studio.
The New York Aquarium, part of the Wildlife Conservation Society, spans 14 beachfront acres in Coney Island. It houses more than 8,000 creatures including freshwater and marine fishes, marine invertebrates, seals, sea otters, walruses, sea lions, sharks and penguins.
The New York Chinese Scholar‚ Garden is a replica of a typical scholar‚ garden from the Ming dynasty. Part of the Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden, the beautiful setting features authentic replicas of some of the most stunning gardens in mainland China.
Located in a renovated 1904 Beaux-Arts firehouse in SoHo, the New York City Fire Museum displays the richest collection of fire memorabilia in the United States.
The museum, currently closed due to Hurricane Sandy damage, conveys the police department's history through exhibits, lectures by working cops and detectives, online exhibitions, publications and events in the public schools.
Unless you know all about the atom, biology, color, light, heat and have seen your aura projected, don't dismiss this museum as kids' stuff. This science and technology museum includes aura projections, perspective fun rooms, a 5,000-square-foot rocket park and events like the World Maker Fair.
Since its opening in 1965, the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts has earned a reputation as one of the world's largest and most comprehensive collections of information on the performing arts. Each year, the library presents more than 200 free concerts, play readings, lectures, film screenings and panel discussions.
This museum, home of 100-plus years of NYC transit lore and memorabilia, occupies the platforms and mezzanine of a decommissioned 1930s subway station.