Museum of the City of New York Membership + Opening Reception for The Greatest Grid
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Nothing says New York quite like a coffee, an H&H bagel and a schmear. Enjoy your included meal while learning the top 10 things everyone should know about the Big Apple -- including the history of the bagel. After the informative talk by a museum docent, catch an exclusive screening of Timescapes, a new 22-minute multimedia film that reveals how New York became New York, from its beginnings as a settlement of a few hundred Europeans, Africans and Native Americans to its present status as one of the world's great cities. Narrated by actor Stanley Tucci, the film features animated maps and archival photographs, prints and paintings from the Museum's collections. Stick around afterward and explore the diverse exhibitions on view before heading out to join the bustle of the city. Learn More
*The Greatest Grid: The Master Plan of Manhattan, 1811-2011 – Dec 6 through Apr 15 *
The Greatest Grid: The Master Plan of Manhattan, 1811-2011 celebrates the 200th anniversary of the Commissioners’ Plan of 1811, the foundational document that established Manhattan’s famous street grid. Featuring an original hand-drawn map of New York’s planned streets and avenues prepared by the Commission in 1811, as well as other rare historic maps, photographs and prints of the evolution of the city’s streets, and original manuscripts and publications that document the city’s physical growth, the exhibition examines the grid’s initial design, implementation, and evolution. The Greatest Grid traces the enduring influence of the 1811 plan as the grid has become a defining feature of the city, shaping its institutions and public life.
Reception details: *
Monday, December 5, 2011
Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
New York City
*Family membership with the Museum of the City of New York is perfect for families who love exploring New York City together. Benefits of Family membership include:
•Two personalized membership cards providing unlimited free admission to the Museum. All accompanying children admitted for free.
•An invitation for two to Members’ Appreciation Night .
•Discounts on Public Programs, including lectures, performances, and walking tours.
•Free admission to Weekend Family Programs, a series featuring live performances of music, theater, and dance as well as hands-on art activities.
•Subscription to the Program Calendar.
•10% discount in the Museum Shop and Café.