Through a unique environment of interactive exhibitions and programs, the museum aims to inspire children and families to learn about themselves and a culturally diverse world.
At the Children's Museum of the Arts, young artist have complete liberty to create. This museum in SoHo focuses on all forms of visual art, and gently encourages children to experiment artistically through interactive learning.
The China Institute focuses on Chinese art, history and culture, with exhibitions and lectures on art, culture and society, periodic firsthand reports from China, a speakers' forum, Chinese-language courses, studio classes in traditional Chinese arts, concerts and children's workshops.
The collections and library of the City Island Historical Society, a not-for-profit organization established in 1976, is housed in the City Island Nautical Museum, which is located in the old Public School 17 building. The museum chronicles the island's yacht and shipbuilding history as well as its role during the American Revolution.
Through events like the annual Mermaid Parade and the Coney Island Film Festival, this nonprofit organization preserves the legacy of this famous beachside attraction. Coney Island, USA also operates the Coney Island Museum.
This historic house is site of the Staten Island Peace Conference, held on September 11, 1776, in which delegates from the Continental Congress met with the British to attempt to negotiate an end to the Revolutionary War.
A branch of the Smithsonian Institution, this is the only museum in the United States devoted exclusively to historical and contemporary design. The museum possesses one of the largest design collections in the world. The collection is international in scope and ranges from one-of-a-kind to mass-produced items and includes rare books, furniture, ceramics, glassware, architectural drawings, metalwork and jewelry.
As a member of the American Alliance of Museums, The Hebrew Home at Riverdale is committed to publicly exhibiting its art collection throughout its campus, including a sculpture garden overlooking the Hudson River. The Derfner Judaica Museum + The Art Collection provide cultural programming for HHAR residents, their families and the public from throughout NYC and visitors from elsewhere. The Home is a nonprofit, non-sectarian organization serving more than 11,000 elderly persons.
With its bright, colorful displays with a special focus on NYC's history, the DiMenna Childrens' History Museum is the perfect place for young history buffs to bone up on knowledge about their city. Located within the New-York Historical Society, kids will learn by interacting with fun hands-on exhibits, games, story hours, family programs, spending time in the Children's History Library, participating in school programs and more.