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Museums To Visit Right Now In NYC

Museums To Visit Right Now In NYC

August 17th, 2017 | Art & Culture

Photo credit: “Dale Chihuly at the New York Botanical Garden” by Jeremy Weate is licensed by CC BY 2.0.

New York City is a never-ending parade of museum exhibitions, gallery openings and events about anything you can imagine. The city that never sleeps doesn’t allow its museums to rest. If you want to go beyond the better known, permanent exhibitions, you have arrived at the right place. Do something different and make the most of your visit to these museums holding events that cannot be missed!

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

The temple to modern architecture built by Frank Lloyd Wright houses modern art masterpieces and is now catering to foodies. As part of the Restaurant Week in NYC, you can seize the rare opportunity to feast on a 3-course menu from 11:30am-3:30pm, available until August 18. Reserve your table in advance. 

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1071 5th Avenue, between 88th and 89th St.
Open Fri-Wed, hours vary

Watson Adventures @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Everyone knows that The Met is a must-see attraction in New York. But what about seeing it while hunting for clues to solve a Da-Vinci-Code-like mystery? Buy tickets and join “The Murder at the Met Scavenger Hunt” on August 19 at 5:00pm. Teams of at least three people are recommended – you don’t want to be running around The Met on your own! 

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1000 5th Avenue, between 80th and 84th St.
Open daily, hours vary

New York Botanical Garden

If what you want to do is spend time outdoors, this last month of summer offers the opportunity to admire seasonal plants in the Conservatory, Home Gardening Center, Native Plant Garden, and Perennial Garden. Take the Seasonal Walk to see the summer stage of plants growing year-round. But wait, there’s more! The exhibition of Dale Chihuly’s breathtaking glass artwork is the setting for the “CHIHULY Nights” concert series playing every Thursday of August, and Thursdays-Saturdays of September and October. 

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2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx
Open Tue-Sun, 10am-6pm. Hours may vary

The Museum of the City of New York

This museum is a journey through the history of the Big Apple, its culture and influences. On August 24, enjoy a night of drinks and outdoor music by local jazz band Gotham Kings on the museum’s terrace. The “Hot Jazz Moonlight Social” was inspired by the current exhibition “Posters & Patriotism: Selling World War I in New York.” 

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1220 5th Ave at 103rd St.
Open daily, 10am–6pm

Museum of the Moving Image

Cinephiles will satisfy their need for dramatic cinematic experiences in the “See It Big! 70mm” series. The venue could not be more perfect: the museum dedicated to the wonders of film. The remaining screenings will play on the weekends until August 27 and include Pink Floyd: The Wall, Interstellar, The Dark Crystal (in 70mm), The Enchanted Desna, and The Story of the Flaming Years

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36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria
Open Tue-Sun, hours vary

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