9/11 Memorial :
Daily, from 8:30AM-8:30PM
9/11 Memorial Museum: : Daily, from 9:00AM-8:00PM, final admission at 7:00PM
September 22, 2014 to December 31, 2014:
Daily, from 9:00AM-7:00PM, final admission at 6:00PM
Fee: Admission to the Museum is free for all visitors on Tuesdays from 5:00PM-8:00PM
Almost 13 years after the terrorist attacks that changed the course of modern history, New York, along with President Barack Obama, inaugurated its museum on September 11.
The museum was built exactly where the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center (WTC) were located, opening its doors to the public on May 21, with six days reserved for the families of victims, survivors, rescuers and neighbors of south Manhattan. The underground museum has seven floors and over 33,000 sq. feet, which one can access after paying the $25.00 admission, including two expositions located in the foundations of the towers themselves, where you will find two enormous cascading pools, 10 subway cars in length.
The first exhibition entitled "In Memoriam", pays tribute to the 2,977 victims in the attacks orchestrated by terrorists who high jacked two commercial airplanes, as well as the six victims of a previous WTC attack on February 26, 1993. The second exposition called "Historic", tells what occurred on September 11 in the three locations where attacks occurred (New York, Washington, and Pennsylvania), exploring further the reasons behind said attacks and examining its consequences until today. The story is told through personal objects, building remains, photographs, video and audio recordings, and first hand testimonials.
Museum of the City of New York
Schedule: Daily from 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Location: 1220 5th Avenue at 103rd Street
Fee: Adults: $10.00
Students and senior citizens (65 years and older): $6.00 Members and kids under 12 years old: Free with New York Pass
The Museum of the City of New York was founded in 1923 by Henry Collins Brown, a writer of Scottish descent, his vision being of a populist focus on the city. The Museum was first in Gracie Mansion, future residence of the Mayor of New York. Hardinge Scholle succeeded Henry Brown in 1926 and started planning a new home for the Museum. The City offered lands on 5th Avenue on 103rd-104th Streets and construction with a Georgian colonial style began. A construction revival by Joseph H. Freedlander began in 1929 and finished in 1932. During the next few decades, the Museum amassed a considerable collection of exceptional pieces, among them various handwritten manuscripts of Eugene O'Neill, a hall full of Duncan Phyfe furniture, 412 glass negatives taken by Jacob Riis and donated by his son, the set of a man taken to George Washington's inaugural dance, and Carrie Walter Stettheimer's doll house, which contains a miniature piece by Marcel Duchamp. Today the Museum collection has around 750,000 works, recordings, photographs, decorative art pieces, suits, paintings sculptures, toys and theater memoires.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Schedule: Tuesday-Thursday and Sundays: 9:30AM to 5:30PM, Fridays and Saturdays: 9:30AM to 9:00PM. Closed on Mondays.
Location: 1000 5th Avenue
Fee: Not obligatory.
The museum was inaugurated in February of 1872 when Robert Lee Jenkins donated his private collection. Since then the museum has been increasing its collection to over two million works.
For those who enjoy art, it has a huge selection covering long periods and with a wide array of cultures.
If time is an issue we recommend you plan your visit accordingly.
Subway: 86th Street, líneas 4, 5 y 6.
Bus: Lines M1, M2, M3 and M4.
National Museum of the American Indian
Schedule: Daily from : 10:00AM to 5:00PM. Thursday until 8:00PM.
Location: One Bowling Green, New York
Temporary and permanent expositions, and just like the museum itself, a gamma of public programs including music and dance with films and symposiums exploring the diversity of the native American tribes.
4 and 5 trains to Bowling Green.
1 train to Rector St. or South Ferry.
R train to Whitehall St.
J & Z trains to Broad St.
2 & 3 trains from Wall Street
MOMA, Museo de Arte Moderno
Schedule: Saturday-Thursday: 10:30AM-5:30PM; Fridays: 4:00PM to 8:00PM; Closed to the public on Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Location: 11 West 53rd St
Fee: Adults: $25.00, Students: $14.00, Senior Citizens (over 65 years old): $18.00, Youths (up to 16 years old): Free. Free entrance for all with New York Pass.
The Museum of Modern Art of New York opened its doors to the public on November 7, 1929, and was founded by American philanthropist Lillie P. Bliss, Mary Quinn Sullivan and Abby Aldrich Rockefeller to "help the people understand, use and enjoy the visual arts of our time". It's one of the best museums of modern art in the world. It holds pieces like Starry Night by Van Gogh, Broadway Boogie Woogie by Piet Mondrian, The Young Ladies of Avignon (1906) by Pablo Picasso, The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dalí and top works of art from American artists like Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol and Edward Hopper. The MoMA also possesses important graphic design, industrial design, photography, architectural, cinema, and print collections.
After four years of reforms, the new MoMA was inaugurated in 2004 with almost double the space. The museum has two restaurants and a café.
Subway: 5th Avenue/53rd Street, Lines E and V.
Bus:Lines M1, M2, M3, M4 and M5.
Whitney Museum of American Art
Schedule: Fridays from 6:00 to 9:00PM
Location:945 Madison Avenue and 75th St
Fee: General admission $20.00, Ages 19–25 $16.00, Ages 65 and over $16.00 Full-time students $16.00, Ages 18 and under: Free Members: Free
The museum was founded in 1930 by Gertrude Vandelbilt Whitney, a millionaire sculptor who collected over 500 works of art from the turn of the century. The creation of her own museum was due to the Metropolitan Museum's denial to exhibit her collection.
The Whitney is dedicated to collecting, preserving, interpreting and exhibiting American art and its collection is probably the most celebrated in the world of American art of the 20th Century.
Innovation has been at the forefront of the Whitney since its beginnings. It was the first museum dedicated to the works of art of living American artists and the first museum in New York to show a grand video exposition (Nam June Paik in 1982) essentially for those interested in this art form.
Subway: 77th Street, Line 6.
Bus: Lines M1, M2, M3 and M4
Schedule: Saturdays from 5:45- 7:45PM
Location: 1071 5th Avenue and 89th St
Fee: Adults: $22.00, Students and senior citizens (over the age of 65): $18.00, Free Admission to members and children under the age of 12. Free Admission with New York Pass.
Guggenheim was born in Philadelphia in 1861 and after succeeding at the head of the family business (mining), started to develop a passion for modern art as of 1926. In 1930, counselled by Hilla Rebay, his art consultant, he acquired 150 works of art by Kandinsky as his grand collection began.
The Guggenheim Museum of New York is the first of the museums created by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, dedicated to modern art. It was founded in 1937 on the Upper East Side of New York. Along with the Museo Guggenheim in Bilbao, Spain, it's the most well-known of all the museums belonging to the Foundation and is more often than not called simply "The Guggenheim".
After 16 years of sketches, plans, and construction, when the building was inaugurated on March 21, 1959, its architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, was attacked for creating a work of art capable of eclipsing the art exhibition in its interior.
The building itself turned into a work of art. From the street, the building looks like a black ribbon wrapped in a cylindrical way, slightly wider at the top than at the base. Internally, the galleries form a spiral. This way, visitors see the works of art while they are walking the coiled ramp, as if on a stroll. In 1992 there was an addition of a rectangular tower, taller than the original spiral. The Guggenheim offers free guided tours in English every day at 11:00am and 1:00PM. If the schedules do not fit yours, the museum also offers free audio guides.
Subway: 86th Street, Lines 4, 5 and 6.
Bus: Lines M1, M2, M3 and M4
Schedule: Open on the first Saturday of every month: 5:00PM-11:00PM.
Location: 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn
From Friday to Sunday: 11:00AM-6:00PM
Fee: AAdults $12.00, Students with valid I.D.: $ 8, Senior Citizens (over 62 years old): $ 8.00 Children under 12 years old accompanied by an adult: Free admission. Members (JOIN US!!): Free
We'd like to extend this invitation for you to join us at the heart of one of the most diverse, creative and exiting urban centers in the world, the city of Brooklyn. At the Brooklyn Museum one can explore an extensive and complete permanent collection which includes works of art from ancient Egypt, African art, European paintings, decorative art, halls from different eras, and contemporary art. It also experiments; expositions and programs which reflect a fresh vision on traditional and historic works, like the agreement with the most important artists of today and artistic practices as well as smart cutting edge ideas.
2/3 to Eastern Parkway/Brooklyn Museum. Transfer to 2/3 from 4/5 (at Nevins Street) and B, D, Q, N, R, and LIRR (at Atlantic Avenue/Pacific Street). See subway map. Make sure to check with the MTA for any service changes, especially on the weekend.
Location: 1 East 70th St
Fee: Adults: $18.00, Senior Citizens (older than 65 years old): $15.00, Students: $10.00.
The Frick Collection is an art museum in Manhattan, New York, United States. It is located in what was once the residence of steel magnate Henry Clay Frick, designed by Thomas Hastings and constructed from 1913-1914.
The Frick Collection is one of the most distinguished “small” museums in the United States, with a collection of paintings from high quality antique masters, all held in 16 galleries inside the old mansion. The paintings of many galleries are still displayed according to Frick's design, although there have been purchases throughout the years that have been aligned with the collection's aesthetics. This magnate mostly selected portraits and landscapes and generally avoided nudes, and mythological and war scenes, since he preferred to surround himself with a more relaxing environment.
Some of the most well-known works by European masters are conserved, as well as numerous sculptures and porcelain works. It also has furniture, smalts, and rugs.
There are many world renowned paintings in the collection like Felipe IV in Fraga by Velázquez, Self-portrait with cane and The Polish Rider by Rembrandt, the masterful series of canvas paintings by Jean-Honoré Fragonard, The Progress of Love, as well as three paintings by Johannes Vermeer (including Mistress and Maid), Portrait of Tomás Moro of Holbein, San Francisco in ecstasy by Giovanni Bellini and Saint John the Evangelist by Piero Della Francesca.
As an added feature, there are free audio guides.
Although the museum is small it is helpful to organize your trip in advance.
Subway: 68th Street, Line 6.
Bus: Lines M1, M2, M3 and M4
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Schedule: From April-September: Daily from 10:00AM-5:00PM (Saturdays, Sundays and holidays until 6:00PM).
From October-March: Tuesday-Sunday from 10:00AM-5:00PM, Mondays Closed
Fee: Free admission with New York Pass.
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is the only museum where visitors can experience legendary aircraft, the first space shuttle, the fastest planes in the world and a Cold War submarine. With more than one million visitors per year, the museum uses history and technology to inspire and impulse innovation by way of the development of the next generations of leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
The museum was founded in 1982 with the acquisition of the USS Intrepid (carrier), now a historical national monument, which served in World War II and Vietnam, and was the rescue vessel for the Gemini and Mercury space missions.
As a window into sea, air, and space innovation as well as the stories of human triumph which they represent the Museum Complex also includes: Space Shuttle Pavilion: Home to the Enterprise, world's first space shuttle, The USS Growler: World's oldest nuclear submarine with cruise missiles and the only strategic missile submarine with an American diesel engine.
British Airways Concorde: The fastest commercial airplane to ever cross the Atlantic Ocean.
27 authentically restored aircraft: Including the Lockheed A- 12 Blackbird, the fastest jet and military spy plane in the world; propeller planes flown in World War II; planes that flew in Vietnam and helicopters that retrieved NASA astronauts.
Location: 232 West 42nd Street (in Times Square)
Schedules: Sunday to Thursday from 10:00AM-8:00PM,
Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00AM-10:00PM, Adults: $36.00
Children between 4 and 12 years old: $29.00
Kids under 4 years old: Free admission
Free admission with New York Pass.
Buying your ticket online gets you a 20% discount.
Located in Times Square and with more than 200 sculptures, Madame Tussauds of New York is considered one of the best wax museums in the world.
American Museum of Natural History
Schedule: Open Daily from 10:00AM to 5:45PM
Location: Central Park Avenue West and 79th St.
With more than 36 million pieces in exposition, this museum is one of the most famous in the world. A grand dinosaur skeleton welcomes each visitor who will be able to enjoy all kinds of animals, plants, fossils, meteorites, precious stones, etc. In the back of the museum one can find the recently re-inaugurated Hayden Planetarium. It also has a Butterfly Conservatory and the Rose Center. If time is an issue for you we recommend you plan your visit ahead of time.
Subway: 81st St. Museum of Natural History Station, Lines B and C.
Bus: Lines M7, M10, M11, M79, M86 and M104