Picturing New York

When: Friday, February 21, 11:00am – 2:00pm
Price: Free with Museum admission. Registration suggested, but not required.
Black and white photograph of a brick building. A boy stands on the railing of a fire escape looking down at another boy who is captures mid-air before he lands on a pile of old mattress.
Martha Cooper. Lower East Side [Boy Jumping from Fire Escape], 1978 (printed later). Collection of the Museum of the City of New York. Museum purchase, 2017.47.1

New York is one of the most influential and varied cities in the world. Explore the stories of everyday and iconic New Yorkers in Collecting New York’s Stories: Stuyvesant to Sid Vicious. Make a collage that tells your own New York story while you enjoy a snack.

Family programs are free with Museum admission and free for Members, geared to families with children ages 6–12 years old, and include a snack. Activities are designed for adults and children to complete together. 

Free with Museum admission. Registration suggested, but not required.

Accessibility: Our auditorium wheelchair lift can accommodate manual and motorized wheelchairs (max. capacity 500 lbs). Please contact the Museum at 917.492.3333 or info@mcny.org with any questions.


Family and Community Engagement Programs are made possible in part by the Margaret S. Ogden and Stephen A. Ogden Memorial Fund, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Sy Syms Foundation, and the Frank J. Antun Foundation.

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

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