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July Programs at the Museum of the City of New York

Summer is the perfect time to explore NYC! Dive into the City’s history through our exhibitions, like Cycling in the City, which was just featured on NYC-Arts; experience our lineup of unique programs, from film screenings to tastings and conversations; and be a part of the most influential city in the world.
Take a look at what’s on this month below, and see more at

Exhibitions On View

The Voice of the Village: Fred W. McDarrah Photographs
Through December 1

Examine New York City through the lens of The Village Voicephotographer Fred W. McDarrah. The exhibition features images of cultural icons such as Allen Ginsberg, Andy Warhol, and Bob Dylan, and focuses on the agitation for civil rights and anti-Vietnam War demonstrations.#VoiceOfTheVilliage

PRIDE: Photographs of Stonewall and Beyond by Fred. W. McDarrah
Through December 31

As part of the national celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, this selection of images captured by Fred W. McDarrah illustrates the initial Stonewall uprising, portraits of significant figures in the LGBTQ rights movement, and photographs of pride marches, protests, and public events.

City of Workers, City of Struggle: How Labor Movements Changed New York
Through January 5, 2020

Follow the social, political, and economic story of the city’s diverse workers and their movements through rare documents, artifacts, and footage.#CityOfWorkers

Cycling in the City: A 200-Year History
Through October 6

Ride to the top of Museum Mile and discover the extraordinary diversity of cycling cultures in the city, and the sometimes contentious relationship between New York and the bicycle.#CyclingInNYC

See All Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

Opening Soon

Blue Man Group: Ready…Go!
On view July 19

In 1991, a trio of bald, blue, and silent figures took up residence downtown in the Astor Place Theatre, and ever since, the group has been captivating audiences young and old with their curiosity, strangeness, and inclination to turn even the most mundane of objects—PVC tubing—into a musical instrument. We invite you to bang on a tube while you take a look at the world through the eyes of the Blue Man and learn about the group’s New York City origins.

Don’t Miss It! Blue Man Group will appear at Uptown Bounce Wednesday, Aug 7!

Upcoming Programs

Unexpected Pairings:
Cloud Forest Cardamom Ale

Wednesday, July 10, 7:00 pm

Sit back, relax, and sample unique beer on our terrace. Crafted by intrepid spice hunter Ethan Frisch of Burlap & Barrel and Brooklyn Brewery brewmasterGarrett Oliver, this bold new recipe highlights the flavors of black lime and yellow cardamom.
Tickets: $20; $15 Members

Moonlight and Movies: En el Séptimo Día
Tuesday, July 16, 8:00 pm

An undocumented deliveryman must choose between work and playing in his team’s championship soccer game. Before the show, discuss currentimmigration and labor issues with director Jim McKay and Make the Road New York’s Mel Gonzalez.
Tickets: $15 (Includes 1 drink)

Sporkful World Tour LIVE @ MCNY with Marcus Samuelsson
Wednesday, July 17, 7:00 pm

Join us for a live recording of the James Beard Award-winning podcast The Sporkful where host Dan Pashman obsesses about food to learn more about people. In this episode, Pashman sits down with celebrated chef Marcus Samuelsson, owner of the landmark restaurant Red Rooster Harlem, which serves cross-cultural Southern comfort food. Tickets: $25; $20 Members

Uptown Bounce

Uptown Bounce
Wednesdays, July 24 & 31, and August 7 & 14, 6:00 pm

Celebrate East Harlem at the top of Museum Mile with an electric series of free summer block parties presented by the Museum of the City of New York and
El Museo del Barrio featuring top DJs, special guests, live performances, gallery talks, art-making activities, and more. FREE, registration encouraged.

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