Join us for free tours of our exciting upcoming exhibitions led by historians, curators, and educators. All open houses take place from 5:00 to 6:30 pm on the day indicated. Reservations are required.

Letters to Afar: By Péter Forgács, music by the Klezmatics

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Experience this immersive video art installation co-presented by the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, depicting Jewish immigrants returning to their homes in Poland to visit their families in the 1920s and 30s.

Monday, December 1, or Monday, December 15, 2014 

Educators and families are invited to join Museum staff and Jewish education colleagues for a special afterschool kosher reception to celebrate this new exhibition.


Gilded New York

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Join Phyllis Magidson, Curator of Costumes and Textiles, for a look at the Museum’s dazzling collection of the costumes, jewelry, and decorative objects from 19th Century New York.


Activist New York

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Get inspired with Dr. Sarah Seidman, the Museum’s Puffin Gallery Curator of Social Activism, as you investigate New Yorkers’ struggles for social justice for the past 350 years in this one-of-a-kind exhibition.


Saving Place: Fifty Years of New York City Landmarks

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Celebrate beloved spots in your neighborhood and throughout the city with Donald Albrecht, Curator of Architecture and Design. Explore this exhibition commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Landmarks Law, which resulted in neighborhood preservation in every borough.


Folk City: New York and the American Folk Music Revival

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Join curator and folk music historian Dr. Stephen Petrus for a tour of this exhibition that will transport you to the New York City neighborhoods, such as Greenwich Village, where folk music of the 1960s blossomed.