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Arts & Museums
Walk the deck of the 900-foot (274-meter) aircraft carrier Intrepid, best known for its role in World War II, and witness thought-provoking exhibits on aviation, and deep sea and space exploration. Tour a submarine and take a virtual flight, in addition to viewing vintage and modern airplanes parked wing to wing. The interactive programs and events are designed for all ages and guarantee an educational yet fun experience. The stunning interiors and the panoramic views on the outside make The Intrepid a must-visit.
The museum houses 200 paintings from the collection of Russian-born artist Nicholas Roerich. The center serves as a platform for up and coming artists, featuring an ongoing poetry series and live music performances throughout the year.
If you're looking to mix fun and learning, the Children's Museum of Manhattan is a great addition to your New York itinerary. A hit among students and kids, the vibrant space plays host to a plethora of exhibitions, activities, performing arts and programs. Ages five and up can sign up for a computer course that lets you use the latest digital imaging technology to create a digital design. For the art-inclined, indulge in creative workshops that push your imagination. In addition, enjoy shows by international performers, geek-out with science displays and get thrilled with the rainforest adventure. Interactive and imaginative learning plays a significant role in a child's overall upbringing. With this philosophy in mind, CMOM has been at the forefront of family development for over three decades.
La Boîte, the brainchild of chef Lior Lev Sercarz, dealing exclusively with spices and biscuits, is located in Manhattan's Hell Kitchen neighborhood. The inception of La Boîte began dates back to 2006, when Sercarz created a range of French biscuits. His travels around the world enabled him to get acquainted with various spices. Finally in 2011 he could boast of his own store where visitors can purchase not only his creations but also imported spices. But this place turned out to be more than just a spice and biscuit shop, it also functions as an art gallery with a rotating collection of works on display.
Founded over 30 years ago, the Irish Arts Center remains one of New York's leading non-profit organizations. This inviting three-story building just outside the Theater district, combines various aspects of Irish culture for all to enjoy. Irish film, theater, music, dance, language, history, literature, visual arts, and more are made accessible to people of all backgrounds and ages. The IAC offers a wide range of instructional Irish culture classes and features performances in its beautiful 99-seat theater.
If you are a person who likes to think out of the ordinary, then this museum should be on your list. American Folk Art Museum houses interesting exhibits that showcases traditional folk art as well as contemporary pieces from self-taught artists. The interesting exhibits range from cultural artwork to unique work done in a variety of medias, in one room you'll see a 19th Century quilt and in the next room view a double-sided painting by Henry Darger. What's more, you can enjoy this all this for free!
Do not worry if you are at a loss for words, it happens regularly here. A trip here will give you a glimpse of how interesting scriptures can be. Get a visual image of familiar Biblical parlance and study the Jewish lifestyle way back when the Son of God split time (BC & AD). And if you do not understand the display, the museum staff will be glad to help you.
The American Museum of Natural History is a popular attraction and one of the largest natural history museums in the world. The museum houses a vast collection of artifacts, displays and exhibits, all geared to reveal secrets of the beautiful natural world. The visit begins with skeletons and live-size replicas of elephants, dinosaurs and other extinct creatures, which welcome you as you enter the main hall. Other points of interest include the Hall of Human Biology and Evolution, the Hall of Meteorites, a vast collection of gemstones, an IMAX theater and the Rose Center for Earth and Space planetarium shows (at extra cost), as well as a research library. The museum offers a number of specially customized public and group tours as well as educational programs and trips, enabling visitors to explore the exhibits in detail. Please note, there are separate entry fees for certain exhibitions and programs, the IMAX theater and shows at the Rose Center for Earth and Space. Please check the website for more details.
Located at the American Museum of Natural History, Rose Center for Earth & Space focuses on all things related to the stars - from our home planet to the most distant galaxies. The fantastic, high-tech architecture actually makes you feel as though you have stepped into the future, perhaps even to a distant planet. The most prominent feature of the Rose Center is the New Hayden Planetarium, but the other exhibits (such as the installations illustrating the scale and age of the universe or the inner workings of the earth) are just as fascinating.
The Miriam And Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery is housed within the sprawling campus of the Columbia University. This gallery has been in the forefront of promoting an artistic climate in the city. Check website for a list of upcoming events.
Affirmation Arts is truly dedicated to the development and growth of fine arts. This venue holds a number of exhibitions and displays by many famous as well as amateur artists. The contemporary architecture and decor adds to the beauty of this place. It houses studios, galleries and office spaces that are available on rent. The venue is quiet spacious and is well maintained. The events calender is usually full with a number of events lined up, it's advisable to call up in advance to inquire about specific shows.
This Manhattan museum is housed in a modern building with a resemblance to that of a Tetris game. All aspects of design, and every medium of art, are represented at this impressive museum. Whether it's architecture, interior design, fashion or folk crafts, the collections here encompass much of American object art. The museum also offers a wide range of workshops, programs and tours, giving anyone a chance to join in, whether you're an art student or a casual visitor.