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Summer Programs

Summer Programs 2018

• All offerings are available MondayFriday beginning at 10:00 am and last one hour. 

• All group visits must be booked in advance. 

• Email schoolprograms@mcny.org to schedule your visit. 

• $175 per group up to 30 students and six adults. 

• Eating facilities for groups are not available in the Museum. We are located across the street from Central Park where groups may enjoy lunch. 

Email schoolprograms@mcny.org to schedule your visit. 


Bring groups ages 6-12 to the Museum July 5 – August 16 for an hour-long program.

Choose from:

Future City Explorers  
Think like a city planner! Explore sensory objects and interactive games as you plan solutions for challenges New Yorkers face every day.  

Capturing Kubrick 
Travel back to 20th century New York City through the lens of film director, Stanley Kubrick. Get hands-on and create a cyanotype reproduction of his work to take home with you!  

Taking a Stand 
Discover how New Yorkers fought for freedom and equality over the past 400 years. Consider a cause you are passionate about and design an activist sash with your message. 

Zoom through Art 
Take a journey underground and discover how subway art helped New York become a global creative city. Design a subway mural of your own! 



For Middle and High School Groups, we also offer interactive, object-based tours of the following exhibitions:

Activist New York
Discover how New Yorkers fought for social justice over the past 400 years beginning with religious freedom in Dutch New Amsterdam and culminating with the current Movement for Black Lives. Highlights include posters, photographs, buttons, flags, film footage, and more. 

Beyond Suffrage: A Century of New York Women in Politics
Meet the diverse women who have shaped politics through elected office, from behind-the–scenes, and by agitating for change from the bottom up. Individuals highlighted include Shirley Chisholm, Bella Abzug, Gloria Steinem, Mabel Lee, and Pauli Murray. 

Art in the Open: Fifty Years of Public Art in New York
See public art in a Museum! Visit the sculptures, installations, mosaics, and performances that have transformed New York’s public spaces. Highlighted artists include Keith Haring, Kara Walker, Xenobia Bailey, and others. 

The Making of New York, 1609 – 1898
Travel back in time to see New York through the centuries! Highlights include archaeological findings from 400 years ago to the original models of the Statue of Liberty in our New York at Its Core exhibition. 

Creative City: 20th Century New York, 1898 – 2012
Discover moments that showed the creativity and resiliency of New Yorkers throughout the 20th century. Highlights include a Tiffany silver shovel that broke ground for the subway, a flapper dress, and photographs of early Hip Hop legends in our New York at Its Core exhibition. 

Future City Lab
Imagine the city’s future by designing streets, apartment buildings, and parks through using cutting-edge, interactive games! 



The Museum of the City of New York gratefully acknowledges The Rowe Family Foundation, The Brenner Family Foundation, and The Rochlis Family Foundation for their support of our Summer Internship in Museum Education. 
 
Education programs in conjunction with Activist New York and Beyond Suffrage: A Century of New York Women in Politics are made possible by The Puffin Foundation Ltd.  
Education programs for New York at Its Core are made possible by The Thompson Family Foundation and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.  

The Frederick A.O. Schwarz Education Center is endowed by grants from The Thompson Family Foundation Fund, the F.A.O. Schwarz Family Foundation, William Randolph Hearst Endowment, and other generous donors. 
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