115th Street Branch-New York Public Library

Mon & Wed: 12 pm-7 pm Tues & Thurs: 11 am-6 pm Fri & Sat: 10 am-5 pm The 115th Street branch of the New York Public Library, built with funds given to the city by Andrew Carnegie, opened in 1908. A three-floor building, its distinctive facade and enduring elegance inspired its designation as a New York City landmark building. The New York City Landmarks book describes it as 'an uncommonly rugged and handsome structure designed by McKim, Mead & White in the rusticated Italian palazzo style.' Old-fashioned in character, the library is furnished with lovely wooden display cases positioned along the wall ...

9/11 Memorial Museum

An educational and historical institution honoring the victims and examining 9/11 and its continued global significance.

9/11 Memorial Preview Site

Through models, renderings, films and time-lapse images, the public can learn about the future National 9-2011 Memorial and Museum and view construction progress at the World Trade Center site.

African Burial Ground National Monument

In May 1991, the General Services Administration unearthed the skeletal remains of nearly 400 individuals of predominantly African ancestry while preparing to erect a building in Lower Manhattan. The building was stopped, but these remains are on view in an interpretative center exploring the history of African-Americans in colonial New York.

Afro Latin Jazz Alliance

The Alliance maintains a world-class collection of Latin jazz musical scores and recordings, provides support for the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra conducted by Arturo O'Farrill and offers education programs to young musicians and new audiences.

Aims of Modzawe

Aims of Modzawe Cultural Center was founded in 1970 by Nana Yao Opare Dinizulu to teach African history and culture. It is home to the Dinizulu Dancers, Drummers & Singers; the African Diaspora Children's Museum, which offers study in African history and culture by way of after-school and evening programs; and the Program in African Dance, which provides basic instruction as well as master classes. Also on offer are lecture series, instruction in African music, languages and arts and crafts; movies by filmmakers of African descent and an exhibition program. These programs seek to instill in both adults and youngsters a ...

Alice Austen House Museum

This vine-covered Victorian cottage surrounded by gardens was home for almost 80 years to Alice Austen (1866-1952), a pioneer woman photographer. Exhibits offer a glimpse into the life and work of this fascinating individual.

American Jewish Historical Society

The American Jewish Historical Society is the oldest ethnic, cultural archive in the United States. AJHS provides access to more than 25 million documents and 50,000 books, photographs, art and artifacts that reflect the history of the Jewish presence in the United States from 1654 to the present.

American Sephardi Federation

The American Sephardi Federation (ASF)/Sephardic House (SH) aims to preserve and support the rich cultural traditions, spirit and history of all Sephardic communities as an integral part of Jewish experience and heritage.

American Youth Symphony

American Youth Symphony (AYS), founded in 1982, has a long history of fulfilling its mission of promoting instrumental music in popular culture to counteract the overwhelming use of computerized, electronic sounds in popular music.