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Van Cortlandt Branch-New York Public Library

Mon, Tues & Thurs: 10 am-6 pm Wed: 11 am-7 pm Fri: 12 pm-5 pm Sat: 10 am-5 pmThe Van Cortlandt Branch of the New York Public Library is a cozy one-room, one-floor branch near the Jerome Park Reservoir and historic Van Cortlandt Park. Both the park and the branch owe their names to an early 18th-century New York Mayor, Jacobus Van Cortlandt, whose family owned large tracts of land in the area. The branch opened in 1969, formerly operating out of a tiny apartment in the area, and is fully accessible to persons who use wheelchairs. It houses a small but ...

Van Nest Branch-New York Public Library

Mon - Wed: 10 am-6 pm Thurs: 11 am- 7 pm Fri: 1 pm-5 pm Sat: 10 am-5 pmThe Van Nest Branch of the New York Public Library, which opened in 1967, is an attractive building with a white facade. It is located in a busy commercial area on Barnes Avenue near Lydig Avenue. This one-story facility houses an adult, young adult and children's collection and is partially accessible to persons who use wheelchairs.For more information on the branch, click here.

Wakefield Branch-New York Public Library

Mon & Wed: 12 pm-8 pm Tues & Thurs: 10 am-6 pm Fri: 12 pm-5 pm Sat: 10 am-5 pmOpened in 1938, the library's main floor houses the adult, young adult and children's collections available for borrowing and use in the library. On the lower level there are meeting and program rooms as well as a Center for Reading and Writing, a program for new adult readers. In the back courtyard of the branch is 'The Magic Garden,' an outdoor space developed by Bronx Greenup and the children of the Wakefield Branch Garden Club. The branch is fully accessible to persons who ...

Wave Hill

Among the leafy estates of Riverdale in the Bronx, Wave Hill is a former private residence with gardens, lawns, woodlands and picturesque views of the New Jersey Palisades. Programming includes art exhibitions and workshops related to nature.

West Farms Branch-New York Public Library

Mon & Tues: 10 am-6 pm Wed & Thurs: 11 am-7 pm Fri: 12 pm-5 pm Sat: 10 am-5 pmThe West Farms Branch, which began as a 'sub-branch' of the New York Public Library in 1929, has been serving residents of the South Bronx in its present location on Honeywell Avenue since 1954. Its patrons include a diverse Hispanic and African-American population as well as immigrants from Albania, Italy and Yugoslavia. West Farms was recently renovated through the Library's Adopt-a-Branch Program. Among the improvements are restored walls and finishes, new air conditioning and the installation of a ramp and elevator providing full ...

West Harlem Art Fund

Though based in West Harlem, the public art projects of WHAF appear in East Harlem, Queens, Times Square, at the Manhattan Bridge, on Governors Island and at other locations, encompassing exhibitions, photo installations, storefront windows and live performance.

Westchester Square Branch-New York Public Library

Mon & Wed: 10 am-6 pm Tues & Thurs: 10 am-8 pm Fri-Sat: 10 am-5 pmThe Westchester Square Branch of the New York Public Library, which began serving the public in 1937, moved to its present quarters on Glebe Avenue in 1956. Its facade, built of brick with granite and limestone trim, features an interesting circular side wall. The first floor houses the adult, young adult and reference collections. The children's room is on the second floor. The branch also houses the Bronx Writer's Center, a non-profit organization which sponsors writing workshops and classes for all ages.For more information on ...

Whitney Museum of American Art

The Whitney maintains one of the world's foremost collections of 20th-century American art. With some 12,000 works, virtually every American artist of significance is represented.

Williamsburg Art & Historical Center

Founded by artist Yuko Nii, the Williamsburg Art & Historical Society presents exhibitions in its gallery space and performances in the Theater, located in the 19th-century Kings County Bank Building in South Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Woodlawn Heights Branch-New York Public Library

Mon, Wed & Thurs: 11 am-6 pm Tues: 11 am-7 pm Fri: 1 pm-5 pm Sat: 10 am-5 pmIn 1931, the Woodlawn Heights Branch Library of the New York Public Library began as a storefront on East 237th Street and Katonah Avenue. In 1969, the library moved to the corner of East 239th and Katonah just three blocks from the Yonkers border and now occupies a modest 2,500-square feet. This cozy one-floor branch is accessible to persons using wheelchairs and houses materials for adults, young adults and children.For more information on the branch, click here.