Strivers' Row

This late-19th-century urban housing experiment in Harlem comprises up to 130 town houses that vary in style from Georgian-inspired to neo-Italian Renaissance. Among the prominent African-American residents, whose professional status gave the enclave its name, are musicians Eubie Blake and W.C. Handy.

Subway Map Floating on a New York City Sidewalk

Belgian artist Francoise Schein embedded concrete rods into the city sidewalk, forming an 87-foot-long 1970s subway map.

Tenement Museum

Turn-of-the-20th-century immigrant life on Manhattan's Lower East Side is illustrated through guided tours of authentically preserved tenement apartments.

Hours: Daily 10 am-6 pm (last tour 5 pm) Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

Admission: $25 adults, $20 seniors (65+)/students, children under 6 not admitted.

The Americas Society

Literature, music, visual arts and public policy programs aim to foster an understanding of the contemporary political, social and economic issues confronting Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada. Most events are free and open to the public.

Hours: W-Sa noon-6 pm

Admission: Free

The Anne Frank Center USA

Through education programs and exhibitions, the center, a partner of the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, seeks to advance the legacy of Anne Frank as a role model for today. Photographs, audio and video clips, as well as a facsimile of Frank’s diary, which was published to international acclaim in 1947, tell the story of the young victim of the Holocaust.

Hours: Tu-Sa 10 am-5 pm

Admission: $8 adults, $5 seniors (65+)/students, children 8 and under free

The Art Farm in the City

Children and adults alike take pleasure in the programs at this educational petting zoo, which features music, baking and animal-care classes for tots and parents to enjoy. Session times/prices vary.

The Bard Graduate Center

A six-floor town house, the Manhattan outpost of the Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, liberal arts college, contains exhibition spaces, a lecture hall and research library dedicated to the study and history of decorative arts.

Hours: Tu, F-Su 11 am-5 pm, W-Th 11 am-8 pm

Suggested admission: $7 adults, $5 seniors (65+)/students

The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine

The world’s largest cathedral, and one of the most elegant, has a 601-foot interior, superb stained-glass windows and a museum featuring a pantheon of religious art. Though functional as a house of worship, the Episcopal cathedral has remained partially unfinished since construction began in 1892.

One-hour Highlights Tour: M 11 am & 2 pm, Tu-Sa 11 am & 1 pm, select Su 1 pm

One-hour tour tickets: $14 adults, $12 seniors/students.

The Chabad House

Centers serving as community platforms for those interested in Torah classes, synagogue services, assistance with Jewish education and practice, and general guidance regarding Jewish traditions, holidays, festivals, values and entertainment. Visit the Chabad House website for a directory of all 24 Manhattan locations, as well as locations in the outer boroughs and New Jersey.

The Drawing Center

Original works on paper are the specialty at this nonprofit museum exhibiting both historical and contemporary pieces.

Hours: W, F-Su noon-6 pm, Th noon-8 pm

Admission: $5 adults, $3 seniors/students; children under 12 and Th 6-8 pm free


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