The Morgan Library & Museum

Initially the private library of financier J. Pierpont Morgan, the facility now houses a research library and museum featuring sheet music by Mozart and three of the extant copies of the Gutenberg Bible, as well as a collection of rare and priceless books, manuscripts, drawings and prints. Period rooms open to the public include Mr. Morgan’s study and his library.

Dining options include the informal Museum Café in the central court and The Morgan Dining Room, once the Morgan family dining room.

The Museum at FIT

Fashion is celebrated as an art form through public programs and exhibitions of contemporary and historic clothing, avant-garde accessories, textiles and other visual materials.

Hours: Tu-F noon-8 pm, Sa 10 am-5 pm

Admission: Free

The National Jazz Museum in Harlem

Exhibitions, live performances, educational workshops, a reading room and a collection of rare artifacts honor the past, present and future of the American art form at this affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.

Hours: M-F 11 am-5 pm

Admission: Free ($10 donation suggested)

The Noguchi Museum

The former studio of renowned Japanese sculptor and set designer Isamu Noguchi now houses permanent and traveling exhibitions, as well as an outdoor sculpture garden.

Hours: W-F 10 am-5 pm, Sa-Su 11 am-6 pm.

Admission: $10 adults, $5 seniors (65+)/students, children under 12 and first F of the month free

The Paley Center for Media

Formerly The Museum of Television & Radio, this institution focuses on the social impact of media technology, as well as the collection and preservation of TV and radio programs since the 1950s, of which more than 150,000 are available to be viewed or listened to at private consoles.

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

Admission: Free

Suggested contribution: $10 adults, $8 seniors/students, $5 children under 14

The Rink at Rockefeller Center

(Oct. 8, 2018-April 21, 2019)

Outdoor ice-skating in the center of Midtown Manhattan.

Hours: Daily 8:30 am-midnight, each session lasts 90 mins

Admission: $25-$33 adults, $15 seniors/children under 11

Skate rental: $12.50

Skate lessons: Daily 9 am-6 pm, $50 per half hour

The Rose Museum at Carnegie Hall

The story of the famed concert hall is told through historical documents and exhibits of treasured memorabilia.

Hours: Daily 11 am-4:30 pm

Admission: Free

The Skyscraper Museum

Stainless steel floors and ceilings reflect the floor-to-ceiling exhibition cases at this space, which celebrates the history of skyscrapers and skylines and also provides children’s workshops.

Hours: W-Su noon-6 pm

Admission: $5 adults, $2.50 seniors/students

The Studio Museum in Harlem

Dedicated to local, national and international artists of African descent, the permanent collection boasts more than 1,600 paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, mixed-media works and installations, as well as temporary exhibitions.

Hours: Th-F noon-9 pm, Sa 10 am-6 pm, Su noon-6 pm

Suggested donation: $7 adults, $3 seniors/students, children under 12 and Su free

After Jan. 15, 2018, the museum will be closed to construct its new home on its current site. Stay tuned.

The Ukrainian Museum

Honoring the cultural legacy of the Ukrainian people, this museum boasts the largest and most important folk art collection outside the Ukraine. Wed-Sun 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. $8 adults, $6 seniors/students, children under 12 free.


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