• An Evening with Roz Chast

    May 06, 2016

    Award-winning cartoonist Roz Chast shares some of the personal stories that have shaped her prolific career and her unique take on life in New York. 

  • Sketch & Sip | Making Faces

    May 11, 2016

    Ages 21 & up. Put pencil to paper and relax with drinks at the Museum of the City of New York as you learn the techniques of sketching portraits and see how early American painters captured the likenesses of New York’s elite.

  • Face-to-face: The Hamiltons

    May 12, 2016

    Join curator Bruce Weber to take an in-depth look at the two of the most well-known portraits in "Picturing Prestige", featuring Alexander and Elizabeth Hamilton.

  • Book Talk: Gowanus

    May 12, 2016

    Join us for a conversation about how the post-industrial Gowanus neighborhood is yet again transforming as gentrification brings upscale residences and businesses to this dynamic and troubled urban landscape.

  • New York Prohibitions

    May 17, 2016

    Join two leading scholars to discuss the role of the state in regulating alcohol in the early twentieth century and illegal substances today

  • Sketch & Sip | Cartoons

    May 18, 2016

    Ages 21 & up. Put pencil to paper and relax with drinks as you explore the work of New Yorker regular Roz Chast and learn how to capture the quintessential elements of figure and scene in your own line drawings.

  • From the Bowery to Broadway

    May 18, 2016

    Join us for a performance and panel discussion about the New York City roots of Yiddish theater and musical theater.

  • Excavating City Hall Park

    May 22, 2016

    Archaeologist Alyssa Loorya leads a walking tour to reveal the hidden history of City Hall Park and shares insights related to her work excavating beneath Manhattan's bustling streets.

  • Sketch & Sip | Inside/Outside

    May 25, 2016

    Ages 21 & up. Put pencil to paper and relax with drinks as a professional artists guides you through the techniques of sketching the Museum’s Colonial-Revival building.

  • The Bowery Boys' Adventures

    Jun 02, 2016

    Join The Bowery Boys’ Greg Young and Tom Meyers for an unconventional exploration of Manhattan’s past.

  • Yiddish Theater Walking Tour

    Jun 05, 2016

    Join historian Elissa Sampson for a walking tour along historic Second Avenue, the birthplace of New York’s Yiddish theater scene.

  • Unearthing History

    Jun 08, 2016

    Archaeologists, historians, and public officials discuss excavations focused on the city’s African American ancestors, as well as present-day efforts to bring their untold stories to the public.

  • Museum Mile Festival

    Jun 14, 2016

    Don't miss this annual open house stretching along Fifth Ave. from 105th to 82nd Streets.

  • Face-to-face: Brooks Brothers

    Jun 16, 2016

    Join curator Bruce Weber to take an in-depth look at some of the most significant portraits of the Brooks family (of Brooks Brothers clothing) in the "Picturing Prestige" exhibition.

  • Yiddish Theater: A Musical History

    Jun 21, 2016

    Join stars of today's Yiddish theater scene for a musical telling of its history featuring songs and anecdotes.

  • Memoirs of Activism

    Jun 22, 2016

    Join Eunice Lipton as she discusses her recently released memoir, "Distant Heartbeat", which explores how history can both haunt and mobilize families across generations.

  • Elizabeth Hamilton’s Legacy

    Jun 26, 2016

    Join Phillipa Soo, the actress who plays Elizabeth Hamilton in Hamilton, and Morgan Marcell, the show’s Assistant Dance Captain, for a conversation about Elizabeth’s lasting impact.

  • Funny Ladies: Four Cartoonists

    Jun 29, 2016

    Join Liza Donnelly, Liana Finck, Marisa Acocella Marchetto, and Barbara Smaller to hear their views on working in the traditionally male-dominated cartooning profession and to discuss the creative process and the origins of their distinct brands of humor. 

  • Yiddish Theater’s Legacy

    Jul 18, 2016

    Join us for a conversation with acclaimed Jewish performers about how being Jewish leads to "performing Jewish" and the ways that performers still connect to traditions built on the Lower East Side more than a century ago.

  • Hip Hop and Comics with Ed Piskor

    Aug 04, 2016

    Join Ed Piskor, New York Times best-selling, award-winning cartoonist to delve deep into the 40 year kinship between hip-hop culture and comic books.

  • Bob Mankoff on New Yorker Cartoons

    Sep 08, 2016

    Join us for a lively evening with Bob Mankoff, Cartoon Editor of The New Yorker, as he muses on the subjects that make us laugh.

  • “Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant?”

    Sep 27, 2016

    Join New Yorker cartoonist and author Roz Chast for a discussion of her ground-breaking 2014 visual memoir, Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant?