Summer on the Hudson: Birding Tour

May 10, 2019 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Meet at 120th Street and Riverside Drive and explore Riverside Park on a family-friendly bird walk. Who knows what birds we’ll discover while taking in views of the Hudson River!

No registration necessary. In partnership with New York City Audubon. Some binoculars may be available, but please bring your own if you can.

Cost: Free

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Riverside Park – 120th Street and Riverside Drive
120th Street and Riverside Drive
New York NY 10027 USA

Summer on the Hudson: Horticulture Tour of Riverside Park

May 25, 2019 11:00am – 12:00pm

Join a Riverside Park Conservancy Zone Gardener to explore nature, learn about the park, and discuss special topics in urban horticulture. Wear comfortable shoes.

  • May 25 – History and horticulture of Sakura Park
  • June 29 – Children’s horticulture walk
  • July 27 – Natural Areas Ecology tour of Forever Wild and pollinator meadow, and introduction to iNaturalist (meet at 116th and Riverside Drive)
  • August 31 – Tree identification
  • September 28 – Plant identification and spontaneous growth

This event repeats on the last Saturday of every month between May 25, 2019 and September 28, 2019.

Cost: Free

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Riverside Park – Peter Jay Sharp Volunteer House
107th Street, Riverside Parks Conservancy Volunteer House
New York NY 10025 USA

The Hospital Zone at Ellis Island: A Walking Tour

March 23, 2019 1:30pm – 3:00pm

The Ellis Island Hospital was once the gold standard of medical care in the United States. As the country’s first public health hospital, it served the millions of immigrants who passed through its doors upon entering the country. Shuttered for over 60 years, the complex has sat abandoned, decaying into complete disrepair. Join us for a private hard hat tour of the hospital zone including the infectious and contagious disease wards, the kitchen, staff housing, the autopsy room, and the laundry room with guides from Save Ellis Island.

The tour will take place rain or shine. It will begin promptly at 1:30 pm and meet in front of Castle Clinton at Battery Park in Lower Manhattan. We will travel together by ferry to Ellis Island. The tour will be approximately 90 minutes in length and conclude on Ellis Island. Sturdy close-toed shoes are recommended.

Guests may stay on the Island for further sightseeing following the tour or return by ferry. Tickets include roundtrip ferry transportation and the tour.

This program accompanies our exhibition Germ City: Microbes and the Metropolis (on view through April 28, 2019). 

About Save Ellis Island:

Founded in 1999, Save Ellis Island is a non-profit committed to preserving and restoring the historic hospital buildings on Ellis Island. They work to ensure future generations will be able to discover the rich history and preserve the stories of the millions of men, women and children who passed through its gates.

Price: $30 for Museum of the City of New York and New York Academy of Medicine Members | $45 General Admission

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Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue btwn 103rd and 104th Streets
New York NY 10029 US

Radical Routes Tour: Harlem’s Women Activists

June 9, 2018 | 10:30am – 2:00pm

Get to know the pioneering women of color who helped make Harlem a world-famous center of social activism, cultural experiment, and progressive politics throughout the twentieth century. On this multi-media bus tour, historian Dominique Jean-Louis brings to life the stories of visionary local heroines including Ella Baker, Antonia Pantoja, and Pearl Primus through historical tales, vivid anecdotes and recorded music. We’ll visit the street corners, buildings, public places and neighborhood spots where a diverse group of women made history – with repercussions that extended far beyond Harlem’s streets to the world beyond. Afterwards, we will return to the Museum for lunch on the Terrace (optional).

Cost: $60 – General Admission | $50 – Museum Members

Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue btwn 103rd and 104th Streets
New York NY 10029

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First Fridays! Havana Film Festival: De Puerto Rico Para el Mundo (From Puerto Rico to the World)

April 6, 2018  – 6:00pm – 10:00pm

Kicking off the 19th Annual Havana Film Festival New York, the Museum will host a screening of De Puerto Rico Para el Mundo (From Puerto Rico to the World), an ode to the Puerto Rican diaspora by Carlitos Ruiz and Mariem Pérez. The documentary features interviews with Rita Moreno, Rosie Perez and Luis Guzmán.

6:00pm – 7:00pm Kids activity table and gallery tours
7:00pm Screening De Puerto Rico Para el Mundo
8:30pm Live music by Flaco Navaja & the Razor Blades

Cost: Free. Tickets are free. RSVP required.

Bronx Museum of Arts
1040 Grand Concourse at 165th Street
Bronx NY 10456

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The 25th Annual Mount Morris Park House Tour

For 25 years the community of Mount Morris Park has been opening our doors and inviting New Yorkers from across the island and around the world into our homes. And we are happy to continue this tradition.

Join us in celebrating our Silver Anniversary, Opening Our Doors for 25 Years!

This year’s tour around the Mount Morris Park section of Harlem will feature homes and faith-based institution, and we’re working on some special ideas for our local businesses as well.

Sunday, June 8, 11 AM-4 PM.
Come join us for this very special event!

11 AM to 4 PM: Follow the Self-Guided Tour of Homes at your leisure. Visit 10 venues including brownstone homes, live/work apartments and landmark churches.

12 Noon and 2 PM: Go Inside & Intimate in Historic Harlem with acclaimed Harlem Historian, Michael Henry Adams. You’ll explore inside several extraordinary houses in the Mount Morris Park Historic District that are not on the regular tour. Group size is limited. This popular 1.5 hour guided tour requires a separate ticket which may be purchased in advance or, if space is available, at the Tour Start.

Throughout the day: Enjoy live music at Mount Morris Ascension Church and other locations along Lenox Avenue.

Reserve tickets in advance..and save!

 Volunteer to be a Greeter.
We need 70 friendly volunteers to serve as Greeters in the homes on the day of the House Tour. Our events are successful because of our volunteers. Volunteers help us present ourselves at our best to outside guests and neighbors alike. In exchange for serving a 3-hour shift, you’ll get a free Tour ticket and a souvenir T-shirt. Contact our Volunteer Wranglers and sign up today.