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.
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.
Headquartered in the historic house known as Kingsland Homestead, the Queens Historical Society explores the history of the borough from its aboriginal roots up to the present day.
Berthed nearby on Pier 16 are several historic ships including the Peking, a steel four-masted bark; the Wavertree, an iron full-rigged ship; the Pioneer, a cargo schooner; and the Lettie G. Howard, a wooden fishing schooner. Several of the ships have on-board exhibitions.
Located in the world's foremost vertical metropolis, the museum is dedicated to the study of tall buildings as objects of design, products of technology, sites of construction, investments in real estate, places of work and residence and instances of aesthetic expression.
Pier 17 is a mixed-use pier that holds shops, eateries, summer arts events and exhibition spaces. The pier extends into the East River and is across the street from the South Street Seaport Museum (a separate entity) and historic buildings.
Especially for thinkers, doers and the curious who are seeking diverse and engaging experiences in a unique setting, Staten Island Museum is the place for exploring the dynamic connection between natural science, art and history since 1881.We share our passion for the world we live in through innovative exhibitions based on our multi-disciplinary collections, intellectually stimulating programs, scholarly research and enriching partnerships.
A branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Cloisters is devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe. Incorporated into the museum are elements of five medieval buildings dating from the 12th through the 15th centuries.
In the top half of the Hayden Sphere, the Space Theater uses advanced visual technology (including a customized, one-of-a-kind Zeiss Star Projector) to create shows of unparalleled sophistication, realism and excitement. The bottom half of the Hayden Sphere houses the Big Bang, where visitors 'walk through' the beginning of time and space, experiencing a dramatic, multi-sensory re-creation of the first moments of the universe. From here, visitors continue on an awe-inspiring journey that chronicles the evolution of the universe.