An estimated 44 million people attended the 1939 New York World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens, and witnessed its vision for a shimmering, Art Deco “World of Tomorrow.” Some five million of those visitors got a chance to behold Lift Every Voice and Sing. A sculpture by artist Augusta Savage, it stood at a towering 16 feet tall and was mounted in the courtyard of the Contemporary Arts Building near one of the Fair’s...Read More
What are your summer plans? Beat the heat during July and August at N-YHS! This weekend, we’re kicking off special summer programs and offering admissions discounts for museum-goers of all ages.
Every weekend through Labor Day, kids 18 and under are free! Union members also enjoy a special two-for-one admissions on Saturdays and Sundays*. So bring the whole family to Living History Days. Now through August, American Revolutionary soldiers will be stationed at the Museum—ready to answer...Read More
Memorial Day Weekend is upon us, which means it's officially beach season! The New York City parks department maintains 14 miles of beaches, which New Yorkers have been using to cool themselves from the city heat (or enjoy some amusement park rides) for many years. Many of these beach scenes are from almost 100 years ago, but we bet opening weekend won't look much different!
Below is a scene outside of Curley's Hotel, an extremely popular...Read More
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New York, NY 10024