Museum of the City of New York Membership + Opening Reception for The Greatest Grid
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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. A centerpiece of the experience is Timescapes, a multimedia history of New York narrated by Stanley Tucci. Other current exhibitions include Picturing Central Park, featuring giant paintings of the gathering place by Janet Ruttenberg, Activist New York, which looks at the broad history of protest and social activism in the city, and a retrospective on Green-Wood Cemetery, one of the most important public green spaces in 19th-century America. From paintings, prints and photographs to costumes, books, furniture, toys and more, the City Museum's collection vibrantly displays the Big Apple's past, present and future. Please see the full event description for information on current and upcoming exhibitions. 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.
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.
About the Ticket Supplier: Museum of the City of New York
The Museum of the City of New York celebrates and interprets the city, educating the public about its distinctive character, especially its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation. Founded in 1923 as a private, nonprofit corporation, the Museum connects the past, present, and future of New York City. It serves the people of New York and visitors from around the world through exhibitions, school and public programs, publications, and collections.