Excitement is building at the Museum of the City of New York. A $95 million project to renovate and expand our historic building is drawing to a close. At the same time, provocative exhibitions are drawing visitors from all over the city, the metro region, the nation, and the world.

Behind the scenes, important elements of the collection are being conserved and digitized. The Frederick A.O. Schwarz Children’s Center educates over 40,000 students each year. Join us—as a member—in a dialogue about who we are as a city. Your membership gift will help the City Museum present exhibitions and programs that can be found nowhere else and that offer important and intriguing perspectives on the people, places, and issues that define New York.

Membership Levels and Benefits

New Yorker at Heart: $45 (For those living more than 150 miles outside of New York City)

  • A membership card offering free unlimited yearly admission for one.
  • Invitations to special members-only events, including Members Appreciation Night.
  • Discounts on Public Programs, including lectures, performances, and walking tours.
  • Subscription to the Program Calendar.
  • 20% discount in the Museum Shop and 10% discount in Chalsty's Cafe.
  • $45 is tax deductible.

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Student: $55

  • A membership card offering free unlimited yearly admission for one.
  • Invitations to special members-only events, including Members Appreciation Night.
  • Discounts on Public Programs, including lectures, performances, and walking tours.
  • Subscription to the Program Calendar.
  • 20% discount in the Museum Shop and 10% discount in Chalsty's Cafe.
  • $55 is tax deductible.

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Senior: $55 (Age 65+)

  • A membership card offering free unlimited yearly admission for one.
  • Invitations to special members-only events, including Members Appreciation Night.
  • Discounts on Public Programs, including lectures, performances, and walking tours.
  • Subscription to the Program Calendar.
  • 20% discount in the Museum Shop and 10% discount in Chalsty's Cafe.
  • $55 is tax deductible.

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Individual: $75

  • A membership card offering free unlimited yearly admission for one.
  • Invitations to special members-only events, including Members Appreciation Night.
  • Discounts on Public Programs, including lectures, performances, and walking tours.
  • Subscription to the Program Calendar.
  • 20% discount in the Museum Shop and 10% discount in Chalsty's Cafe.
  • $75 is tax deductible.

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Family: $100

  • A membership card offering free unlimited admission for two adults and up to four children.
  • Invitations to special members-only events, including Members Appreciation Night.
  • Discounts on Public Programs, including lectures, performances, and walking tours.
  • Free admission to Weekend Family Programs, a series featuring live performances of musice, theater, and dance, as well as hands-on art activities.
  • Subscription to the Program Calendar.
  • 20% discount in the Museum Shop and 10% discount in Chalsty's Cafe.
  • $100 is tax deductible.

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Young Members Circle: $100

  • A membership card offering free unlimited yearly admission
  • Invitations to special members-only evenings, including all of our exhibition openings
  • Access to our network of rising professionals at tours, receptions and other young member curated outings
  • Savings of over 30% on tickets to the end-of-summer Big Apple Bash and annual Winter Thaw
  • Free and discounted tickets to Museum Public Programs, including lectures, performances, and walking tours.
  • 20% discount at the Museum Shop and 10% off at Chalsty's Café
  • $80 is tax deductible.

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Associate: $125

  • A membership card offering free unlimited admission for two adults and up to four children.
  • Invitations to special members-only events, including all exhibition openings and Members Appreciation Night.
  • Discounts on and advance notice of Public Programs, including lectures, performances, and walking tours.
  • Subscription to the Program Calendar and City Courant, the Museum's Journal.
  • 20% discount in the Museum Shop and 10% discount in Chalsty's Cafe.
  • $105 is tax deductible.

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Sustainer: $250

  • A membership card offering free unlimited admission for two adults and up to four children.
  • Reciprocal membership benefits with over 650 arts/cultural institutions throughout North America http://tinyurl.com/dcxeqp.
  • Invitations to special members-only events, including all exhibition openings and Members Appreciation Night.
  • An invitation to the annual Spring Lecture Symposium and Luncheon.
  • Discounts on and advance notice of Public Programs, including lectures, performances, and walking tours.
  • Subscription to the Program Calendar and tickets to sold-out public programs (advance notice required).
  • Subscription to City Courant, the Museum's Journal.
  • 20% discount in the Museum Shop and 10% discount in Chalsty's Cafe.
  • $224 is tax deductible.

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Fellow: $500

  • A membership card offering free unlimited admission for two adults and up to four children.
  • Reciprocal membership benefits with over 650 arts/cultural institutions throughout North America http://tinyurl.com/dcxeqp.
  • Invitations to special members-only events, including all exhibition openings and Members Appreciation Night.
  • Invitations to gala events, including Cabaret! and the annual Spring Lecture Symposium and Luncheon.
  • Discounts on and advance notice of Public Programs, including lectures, performances, and walking tours.
  • Subscription to the Program Calendar and tickets to sold-out public programs (advance notice required).
  • Subscription to City Courant, the Museum's Journal.
  • One exhibition catalog or publication.
  • 20% discount in the Museum Shop and 10% discount at Chalsty's Cafe.
  • $474 is tax deductible.

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About the Young Members Circle

Explore New York City’s past, present and future with the Museum of the City of New York’s Young Member Circle. Young Members are rising professionals, ages 21-39, interested in learning more about the vibrant city in which we live and in supporting the Museum of the City of New York. Get a first look at our exhibitions, join us at free programs and exclusive events, and meet fellow New Yorkers who share your interests in everything from architecture and design to graffiti and activism.

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Alexander Hamilton Circle: Gifts of $1,000 or more

The City Museum opened to the public on Alexander Hamilton’s birthday in 1932, and a bronze sculpture of Hamilton adorns the Museum’s façade. The City Museum’s patrons’ program is named in honor of this brilliant and influential New Yorker. Members of the Alexander Hamilton Circle provide essential support for the Museum’s general operations and receive numerous special benefits.

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Corporate Membership: Gifts of $1,000 or more

Corporate Membership with the City Museum aligns your company with one of New York’s most treasured and dynamic cultural institutions. In return for their generous support, Corporate Members enjoy many privileges. Join at the Patron level or higher to enjoy exclusive benefits, including unlimited free admission for employees, free use of the Museum’s magnificent landmark building for private events, and the opportunity to arrange private tours and special Museum visits.

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Contact

For any questions regarding membership levels or benefits, please contact Gillian Halbreich, Membership Manager, at 917.492.3328 or email membership@mcny.org.

Please note that Memberships are not refundable or transferable. Categories and benefits are subject to change.