As its name suggests, ICP (the International Center of Photography), founded in 1974, is devoted to photography and visual culture. ICP’s archive, which is housed in Jersey City, New Jersey, contains more than 150,000 photographs, dating from 1839 to the present, by as many as 1,000 internationally recognized photographers. Temporary exhibitions in the museum’s space in Manhattan reflect the past, present and future of image-making and the role images play in society. Exhibitions are accompanied by public programs, lectures and workshops.
A national historic landmark, the USS Intrepid aircraft carrier offers access to several decks featuring historic aircraft, multimedia presentations, interactive exhibits and flight simulators, plus the guided missile submarine USS Growler, the British Airways Concorde and the space shuttle Enterprise.
Hours: April 1-Oct. 31: M-F 10 am-5 pm, Sa & Su 10 am-6 pm
Nov. 1-March 31: Daily 10 am-5 pm
General admission: $33 adults, $31 seniors (65+), $24 children 5-12, children 4 and under, vetrans and active-duty personnel free.
Located in Little Italy and featuring exhibits, events, an archive and library, this small museum tells the story of Italian immigrants in the United States, with special emphasis on their contributions to American society and culture.
The museum is undergoing a major reconstruction and is therefore closed for the remainder of 2018 and most of 2019.
Built to resemble a Tibetan mountain monastery and dedicated in 1947, the museum houses an impressive collection of Himalayan art, while the landscaped grounds contain a lotus pond and meditation gardens.
Hours: W-Su 1-5 pm Closed Dec. 24 thru mid-Feb.
Admission: $6 adults, $4 seniors/students, children under 6 free.
Created in 1922 and restored beginning in 1984 by Jane Walentas in her DUMBO studio, the carousel was installed in Jean Nouvel’s glass pavilion on the East River in 2011 and now inspires both children and adults with 1,200 sparkling lights and completely revamped decorative details.
Hours: Sept. 18, 2017–May 13, 2018: Th-Su 11 am-6 pm. May 15, 2017–Sept. 17, 2017: M, W-Su 11 am-7 pm
Tickets: $2, children under 3 free when riding with a paying adult
Dedicated to Japanese history, art and culture, this museum offers exhibitions, lectures, festivals, plays, language education, events, movies and more.
Hours: Tu-Th noon -7 pm, F noon-9 pm, Sa-Su 11 am-5 pm
Admission: $12 adults, $10 seniors/students, children under 16 and F 6-9 pm free