Celebrate Love at the Museum of the City of New York
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The last date listed for I Love City Museum Weekend was Your Choice of Date Feb 14-17.
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Housed in a historic landmark building overlooking Central Park, the Museum of the City of New York is the premier institution devoted to the history and culture of all five boroughs of this great city. The museum's collection explores the Big Apple's past, present and future through paintings, prints and photographs, as well as costumes, books, furniture and toys. Please see the full event description for information on current exhibitions. Learn More
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Schedule of Weekend Events
In Love In New York: From Wharton and Whitman To Craigslist
Saturday, February 15 At 1:00pm, 2:00pm and 3:00pm
Prepare to be swept off your feet and charmed by a short program of dramatic readings illuminating New Yorkers’ quest for love over the ages. Actors from Pleiades Productions will bring to life an eclectic mix of New York love literature — from novel excerpts and poems, to private letters and even Craigslist ads — in the Museum’s intimate Quinson Library.
Advance registration is required by 8pm on Friday, February 14.
Printmaking With Love
Sunday, February 16 at 11:00am
Bring your kids to a family-friendly printmaking workshop inspired by the dazzling costumes and jewelry on display in Gilded New York. Create your own designs, then print them on a handkerchief for a loved one. No advance registration required.
"Gilded New York" Gallery Tours
Saturday, February 15 at 3:30pm and 5:00pm
Learn about love in the Gilded Age during a guided tour with guest curator Jeannine Falino.
Advance registration is required by 8pm on Friday, February 14, but visitors may sign up on the day of the tour if space allows.
"City As Canvas" Gallery Tours
Friday, February 14 Through Monday, February 17 at 1:00pm and 2:45pm Daily
Get an insider's look at City as Canvas: Graffiti Art from the Martin Wong Collection.
Advance registration is required by 8pm the day before the tour, but visitors may sign up on the day of the tour if space allows.
Art of Graffiti Saturday, February 15 at 2:00pm
Sign your name — or your sweetheart’s name — in style! Get an introduction to the stylized writing that grew out of the street art movement with New York graffiti artist George “Sen One” Morillo.
Advance registration required.
Museum Highlights Gallery Tours
Friday, February 14 and Sunday, February 16 at 2:00pm
Explore the Museum's exhibitions with a docent.
Advance registration required by 8pm the day before the tour.
Visit the museum website to register for any of the above activities.