Category Archives: New York

Another Good Reason to Get a Library Card

As a New York Public Library card holder, you already know that your library card gives you access to a stunning variety of books, research materials, and so much more. And starting today, your library card gives you access to even more thanks to Culture Pass, a new service that allows you to visit dozens of cultural institutions around the city for free. Through Culture Pass, you can reserve free passes to dozens of museums and cultural institutions around the city.

Simply visit culturepass.nyc, select The New York Public Library, enter your library card barcode and pin, then choose from the variety of participating institutions and select when you’d like to visit. You can borrow passes for dates between two and three months in advance (depending on availability), and can have two pending reservations at any given time. After reserving a pass — for two or four people — you can print your pass at home or at your local library, or select the mobile option, and show the reservation confirmation on your phone.

Cultural institutions currently participating in Culture Pass include the following, but more will be added on an ongoing basis:

  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden
  • Brooklyn Children’s Museum
  • Brooklyn Historical Society
  • Brooklyn Museum
  • Children’s Museum of Manhattan
  • Children’s Museum of the Arts
  • Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
  • The Drawing Center
  • The Frick Collection
  • Historic Richmond Town
  • International Center of Photography
  • Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
  • Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art
  • The Jewish Museum
  • Louis Armstrong House
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • The Morgan Library & Museum
  • Museum of Modern Art, MoMA PS1
  • Museum of Chinese in America
  • Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
  • Museum of the City of New York
  • New York Transit Museum
  • Noguchi Museum
  • Queens Historical Society
  • Queens Museum
  • Rubin Museum of Art
  • SculptureCenter
  • Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
  • Society of Illustrators
  • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
  • Sugar Hill Children’s Museum
  • Wave Hill
  • Whitney Museum of American Art

Click here to learn more.

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It’s That Time of Year Again…

The 2018 New York City Taxi Drivers Calendar, a comedic take on the traditional pin-up, features 12 of the city’s most scintillating and good-humored yellow cab drivers.

A portion of each calendar sale will go to University Settlement, America’s oldest settlement house (1886), based in New York City and serving over 30,000 immigrant and working individuals and families every year with basic services like quality education, housing, recreation and wellness opportunities, and literacy programs.

FREE SHIPPING on all orders of 6 or more!

Click here to order now!

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Happening This Wednesday…

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NYC Museums

Looking for something to do this fall? Why not go to a museum? Here are some good choices:

1. The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art – also called “the Met” – is in a huge building on the east side of Central Park. It has art from many different countries and from many different time periods. It’s one of the most famous art museums in the world.

Address: 1000 5th Avenue,  New York, NY 10028

Click here to see it on Google Maps.

Price: If you go there, you will see that it says $25 “recommended donation” for adults, which means you pay what you can. So if you want to pay less, you can.

Click here for museum hours and other information.

2. The Museum of Modern Art

The Museum of Modern Art – also called MoMA – has newer artwork, with special exhibitions all the time. It also has a nice courtyard and cafe.

Address: 11 West 53rd Street,  New York, NY 10019

Click here to see it on Google Maps.

Price: $25 for adults, free for children. But it’s free for adults every Friday from 4 pm to 8 pm.

Click here for museum hours and other information.

3. The Brooklyn Museum

The Brooklyn Museum is in Brooklyn, of course, next to Prospect Park. It has old art, new art, and many special exhibitions as well – and it’s in a big, old beautiful building.

Address: 200 Eastern Parkway,  Brooklyn, NY 11238

Click here to see it on Google Maps.

Price:$12 for adults and children under 12 can get in for free – but once again, this museum is free the first Saturday of every month (except September), from 5 pm to 11pm.

Click here for museum hours and other student information.

4. The Cloisters Museum

The Cloisters is a small, beautiful museum of old religious art. It’s on a hill overlooking the Hudson River, and it has a wonderful view. It also has a nice cafe and courtyard, and there’s a very good park nearby.

Address: 99 Margaret Corbin Drive,  New York, NY 10040

Click here to see it on Google Maps.

Price: Again, it’s a $25 “suggested donation” for adults, so you pay what you want to pay.

For museum hours and other information, click here.

5. The New Museum

Located right here on the Lower East Side, the New Museum is, that’s right, a new museum. It has mostly new art, too.

Address: 235 Bowery, New York, NY 10002

Click here to see it on Google Maps.

Price: $14 for adults, kids under 18 get in free. Adults can also get in for free Thursday nights from 7 pm to 9 pm.

For hours and more information, click here.

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The Perfect Holiday Gift

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The 2015 NYC Taxi Calendar is now on sale!  Once again proceeds will benefit University Settlement. Last year the calendar raised $40,000 for University Settlement – an excellent, unexpected – and certainly unusual – source of general support.

Click here to learn more about the project.

Click here to watch University Settlement staff talk about it on Fox 5.

Click here to purchase your calendar today!

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