If you’re looking for a way to get cultured without having to empty out your pockets, you might want to head up to Museum Mile this week. 

To mark the one year anniversary of its exhibition, New York at its Core, the Museum of the City of New York will be letting visitors in for free all week long.

That’s right. From Monday, November 13 through Sunday November 19, you’ll be able to walk into the museum free of charge and take a look at all sorts of seriously stimulating exhibits.

The museum, which is located at the top of Museum Mile, features a variety of vintage objects, photographs, costumes, theater memorabilia, and decorative arts that aim to celebrate the city’s vibrant past, present, and future.


A must-see exhibition is New York at its Core, a large exhibit spanning the entire first floor, which showcases 400 years of NYC history from its humble beginnings as a Dutch colony all the way to the modern skyscraper-filled metropolis we know and love today. In addition to two galleries, the New York at its Core exhibition also contains the Future City Lab, where patrons can design a futuristic NYC using interactive technology.

Other noteworthy exhibitions at the museum include Beyond Suffrage: A Century of New York Women, which features 100 years of women’s political activism in NYC and Rhythm & Power: Salsa in New York, an exhibit that highlights the upbeat style of dance as a social movement from the 1960’s to the present.


In addition, there's To Quench the Thirst of New Yorkers: The Croton Aqueduct at 175, which highlights the history of NYC’s original water source hidden beneath the city and Art In The Open: Fifty Years of Public Art in New York, which examines renderings, models, videos, and photographs of public artwork by artists such as Red Grooms, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, and Kara Walker.

The museum’s free week also includes several panels including Faith in the Five Boroughs, which is set to take place at Tuesday, November 14 at 7 p.m. and Block by Block: Christopher Gray's New York, which is scheduled for Thursday, November 16 at 6:30 p.m.

It's not hard to see that the museum is offering all sorts of invigorating sights at a price that simply can’t be beat (because, you know, it’s free and all) so you should definitely take advantage of this sweet deal while you can. 

The Museum of the City of New York is located at 220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

[via Time Out][Feature Image Courtesy Wikimedia Commons]  

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