This house museum also presents jazz concerts. Pops is Tops offers live performances by regional musicians in the garden. Other events at the house include lectures by jazz historians, book signings and a celebration held on the birthday of the late musician.
For 19th- and early 20th century immigrants, the Lower East Side was the gateway to America. On guided tours, visitors explore restored apartments in 97 Orchard Street, an 1863 tenement building, and learn about real families who once lived there.
The Merchant's House Museum is New York City's only family home preserved intact‚ inside and out‚ from the 19th century. Complete with the family's original furnishings and personal possessions, the house offers a rare and intimate glimpse of domestic life in New York City from 1835-1865.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art was incorporated in 1870 and moved to its present location in Central Park in 1880. It houses an encyclopedic collection of art objects from virtually all periods and continents.
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.
Constructed in 1799 as a carriage house and converted into a hotel in 1826, the museum transports visitors back to the Mount Vernon Hotel, a 19th-century country resort for New Yorkers escaping the crowded city. Learn about the history of New York City on a guided tour through eight period rooms.
The Eldridge Street Synagogue is now restored it to its original grandeur and hosts a program of tours, school and family programs, public talks, concerts, and festivals which help keep alive the 19th-century building and the ancient traditions it embodies.
One one evening in June, nine of the country's finest museums, all ones that call Fifth Avenue home, collectively open their doors from 6 to 9 pm for free to New Yorkers and visitors for a mile-long block party and visual art celebration.
An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, the museum is the nation's only public museum dedicated to finance, entrepreneurship and the open market system.
Exhibitions and programs at MOBIA present biblical art within the context of history and social life, integrating art and cultural history, religious studies and theology.