Right to the City: Screening of Metropolitan Avenue

A screening of the 1985 documentary film “Metropolitan Avenue” (16 mm), plus a talkback with the film's creators, scholars, and activists.

Rescheduled: In the Steps of Salsa Walking Tour

Explore the barrio of salsa, East Harlem, with folklorist Elena Martinez.

Hot Jazz Moonlight Social

Join us for an outdoor hot jazz concert on the Museum’s terrace featuring the Gotham Kings and jazz historian Ricky Riccardi.

When the People Dance: Salsa, Power, and Performance in New York City

Join leading scholars, activists, artists, and community members to explore salsa as both a cultural and commercial production.

Guided Tours

Join us for a guided tour of the Museum, including highlights from current exhibitions.

  • 1220 Fifth Ave at 103rd St., Open Daily 10am–6pm


    For Families Wednesday, July 26, 11:00am

    Community Mural

    Explore notable New Yorkers who have worked to improve their communities in New York at Its Core and Activist New York. Then work with others to make a community-inspired indoor mural!

    Films Thursday, July 27, 7:00pm

    Home Video: Media Art in Response to HIV/AIDS

    Join Electronic Arts Intermix for an evening of screening and discussion of three videos that reveal how artists and activist documented and reshaped everyday responses to HIV/AIDS.