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Special Events

Winter [Basket] Ball

Join us for a sneak peek of the Museum’s blockbuster exhibition, City/Game: Basketball in New York. Drink and dine under the breathtaking Starlight chandelier, and pop-a-shot at the post-dinner after party.

The Museum of the City of New York’s annual winter event is a celebration of the past year and a welcoming of the new year. This night of dinner and dancing raises funds for the museum's exhibitions, public programs, and education programs that serves over 50,000 students and teachers.

Learn more and purchase tickets here.


Chairman's Leadership Award Dinner 

Each spring, the Museum of the City of New York presents the Chairman’s Leadership Award to an outstanding corporate citizen in recognition of their contributions to the life and well-being of New York City. Past recipients of the Chairman’s Leadership Award include James G. Dinan, Tracy V. Maitland, Blair W. Effron, Wesley R. Edens, and Scott L. Bok.

More information on the 2020 Chairman’s Leadership Award to come.

Learn about this past year’s award.


Spring Symposium & Luncheon 

At the Spring Symposium & Luncheon, the Museum awards the City of Design Award to recognize those who have made New York the design capital of the world and who inspire future generations of designers to bring their talents to our great city. Past recipients of the City of Design Award include Cynthia Rowley, Elizabeth Graziolo, Peter Marino, Jacques Grange and Ralph Pucci, and Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan.

More information on the 2020 Spring Symposium & Luncheon to come.

Learn about this past year’s symposium & luncheon.


Louis Auchincloss Prize Presentation & Reception

On Thursday, November 14, 2019, the Museum of the City of New York presented its Louis Auchincloss Prize to architect, teacher, and writer, Robert A.M. Stern. Past Louis Auchincloss Prize honorees include Jason Robert Brown, Whoopi Goldberg, Gloria Steinem, Michiko Kakutani, Tony Kushner, Wynton Marsalis, and Philip Glass.

More information on the 2020 Louis Auchincloss Prize to come.

Learn about the 2019 Louis Auchincloss Prize Presentation & Reception


Member & Alexander Hamilton Circle Events 

Celebrate the inspiring story of our city. Become a Member of the Museum and get invitations to exclusive events and private tours and beyond.

Based on membership level, these events range from: 

  • Member Appreciation Nights
  • Exhibition Opening Receptions
  • Complimentary tickets to Public Programs
  • VIP, curator-led preview & collection tours
  • Exclusive events featuring visits to private homes and collections, behind-the-scenes tours of Museum collections, and outings to special New York City places

Join us today! Learn more here.


For more information, contact:

  • Jackie Zirman, Director of Special Events • 917.492.3414 • jzirman@mcny.org
  • Samantha Fleck, Associate Director of Special Events • 917.492.3443 • sfleck@mcny.org 
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