One of the city's few remaining pre-Revolutionary buildings, the Morris Jumel Mansion served as George Washington's headquarters for the Continental Army and the American war room for the Battle of Harlem Heights.
The Municipal Art Society is a private, nonprofit organization that aggressively champions excellence in urban design, sanity in planning and preservation of the best of New York's past. Educational and advocacy efforts, including walking tours, public programs and exhibitions, are dedicated to making New York a more livable city.
The conservancy convenes lectures and produces exhibitions about New York Harbor and the 23 national parks and historic sites that call the harbor home. It also leads harbor and walking tours.
The home of the Department of Italian Studies at New York University hosts all kinds of art exhibitions, conferences, lectures and literary readings by prestigious Italian artists, talks scholars, diplomats, scientists and others, concerts, performances and screenings. Unless otherwise noted, events and exhibitions are free-of-charge.
The New-York Historical Society is New York City's oldest museum and one of the nation's most distinguished independent research libraries. A $65 million renovation completed in 2011 introduced new galleries and a children's museum.
No Longer Empty (NLE)orchestrates contemporary public art exhibitions in vacated storefronts and properties. NLE also arranges panel discussions, music and performance evenings, children's workshops, artist conversations and more.
This museum and study center is dedicated to celebrating New York Harbor and the work of American artist, John A. Noble (1913-83), whose houseboat studio is its centerpiece.
On multiple platforms, NYC-ARTS reports on New York City‚ cultural organizations, whose offerings greatly benefit residents and visitors‚ from children to adults, and teenagers to senior citizens. Through web sites, television, mobile applications and social media, NYC-ARTS nurtures New York City‚ position as a cultural capital of the world, one that has both world-renowned institutions and those that are focused on local communities.
Amid the houses and apartment buildings of Floral Park, Queens, sits the Queens County Farm Museum, a 17th-century farm with ducks, geese, sheep and apple and pear orchards and a museum. The only working historic farm in New York City, this 47-acre spread has been the site of continuous cultivation for over 200 years and is also a museum chronicling the agricultural history of New York City.
The 11-acre park has period landscaping and native plants and wildflowers, and holds an historic manor once owned by Rufus King (1755-1827), a framer and signer of the U. S. Constitution.