The Anne Frank Center USA

Through education programs and exhibitions, the center, a partner of the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, seeks to advance the legacy of Anne Frank as a role model for today. Photographs, audio and video clips, as well as a facsimile of Frank’s diary, which was published to international acclaim in 1947, tell the story of the young victim of the Holocaust.

Hours: Tu-Sa 10 am-5 pm

Admission: $8 adults, $5 seniors (65+)/students, children 8 and under free

The Art Farm in the City

Children and adults alike take pleasure in the programs at this educational petting zoo, which features music, baking and animal-care classes for tots and parents to enjoy. Session times/prices vary.

The Bard Graduate Center

A six-floor town house, the Manhattan outpost of the Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, liberal arts college, contains exhibition spaces, a lecture hall and research library dedicated to the study and history of decorative arts.

Hours: Tu, F-Su 11 am-5 pm, W-Th 11 am-8 pm

Suggested admission: $7 adults, $5 seniors (65+)/students

The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine

The world’s largest cathedral, and one of the most elegant, has a 601-foot interior, superb stained-glass windows and a museum featuring a pantheon of religious art. Though functional as a house of worship, the Episcopal cathedral has remained partially unfinished since construction began in 1892.

One-hour Highlights Tour: M 11 am & 2 pm, Tu-Sa 11 am & 1 pm, select Su 1 pm

One-hour tour tickets: $14 adults, $12 seniors/students.

The Chabad House

Centers serving as community platforms for those interested in Torah classes, synagogue services, assistance with Jewish education and practice, and general guidance regarding Jewish traditions, holidays, festivals, values and entertainment. Visit the Chabad House website for a directory of all 24 Manhattan locations, as well as locations in the outer boroughs and New Jersey.

The Drawing Center

Original works on paper are the specialty at this nonprofit museum exhibiting both historical and contemporary pieces.

Hours: W, F-Su noon-6 pm, Th noon-8 pm

Admission: $5 adults, $3 seniors/students; children under 12 and Th 6-8 pm free

The Edgar Allan Poe Cottage

Built in 1812, this tiny wooden farmhouse is where poet Edgar Allan Poe lived during the final years of his life, 1846-1849, and wrote “Annabel Lee” and “The Cask of Amontillado.”

Hours: Th-F 10 am-3 pm, Sa 10 am-4 pm, Su 1-5 pm

Admission: $5 adults, $3 seniors/students/children

The FLAG Art Foundation

Spanning two floors within the Chelsea Arts Tower, this exhibition space showcases contemporary works from well-known and up-and-coming international artists.

Hours: W-Sa 11 am-5 pm. Summer hours: Tu-F 11 am-5 pm

Admission: Free

The Frick Collection

The former residence of industrialist Henry Clay Frick houses one of the world’s most magnificent collections of old-master paintings, furnishings and decorative arts. On permanent view are masterpieces by Bellini, Bronzino, Rembrandt, El Greco, Boucher, Gainsborough, Ingres and a host of others, plus special exhibitions. 

Hours: Tu-Sa 10 am-6 pm, Su 11 am-5 pm

Admission thru July 2, 2017: $22 adults, $17 seniors (65+), $12 students, pay what you wish Su 11 am-1 pm. Free first F of the month (except Sept. & Jan.) 6-9 pm

The Grolier Club

America’s oldest and largest society for bibliophiles champions the art and history of the book through exhibitions, publications, lectures and a research library.

Hours: M-Sa 10 am-5 pm

Admission: Free


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