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Buy tickets to the IMAX Movie "Mysteries of the Unseen World" at the American Museum of Natural History

What are the best things to do in NYC? In our New York City events calendar we've put together a list of NYC museums exhibits, free things to do in NYC, entertainment and sports - all the best NYC events. With so many fun things to do in NYC, you'll never want to leave!

Winter highlights in NYC include unparalleled exhibits at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the American Museum of Natural History, Freedom Comprehensive Tour - Ground Zero 911 Memorial & Statue of Liberty, and so many more great NYC events! 

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9/11 Memorial, Ground Zero9/11 Memorial Sightseeing Tours
Date: Ongoing
The National 9/11 Memorial is located at the site of the former World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan. This 8-acre memorial features two massive pools set within the original footprints of the Twin Towers with 30-foot waterfalls cascading down their sides. Each pool is nearly one-acre in size and the waterfalls that lead into the pools are the largest man-made waterfalls in the United States. The names of the victims are inscribed on parapets surrounding the pools. This must-see national tribute commemorates those who risked their lives to save others, recognize the thousands who survived, and reflects the courage and compassion shown in the aftermath. There is no better way to reflect on the tragic event of September 11th than with 9/11 Memorial tickets and tours through NYCVP.
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Location: Lower Manhattan
The Art of the Brick at Discovery Times Square
The Art of the Brick at Discovery Times Square
Date: Ongoing
Discovery Times Square brings the return engagement of THE ART OF THE BRICK, and will feature a newly introduced gallery that showcases artist Nathan Sawaya’s In Pieces collection, a multimedia collaboration produced in tandem with award-winning photographer Dean West. The Discovery Times Square exhibit will be the world's biggest and most elaborate display of LEGO® art ever and will feature brand-new, never-before-seen pieces by Sawaya. Don't miss the show named one of CNN's Top 10 'Global Must-See Exhibitions.' THE ART OF THE BRICK is a fascinating look at art made exclusively from one of the most recognizable toys in the world, LEGO® bricks. Visitors will get an up-close view of more than 100 works of art made out of millions and millions of little LEGO bricks.
Buy tickets to The Art of the Brick at Discovery Times Square
Location: Discovery Times Square is located in the former New York Times Building on 44th Street between 7th & 8th Avenues, directly across from Shubert Alley

Dark Universe - Space Show at the Museum of Natural HistoryDark Universe Space Show at the American Museum of Natural History
Date: Ongoing
As scientists unravel the complexities of the cosmos, key findings are revealing amazing new frontiers for exploration. Come along on a journey about what we already know -- and about the mysteries we have yet to solve -- in Dark Universe, a new Space Show in the Hayden Planetarium.
Go beyond the night sky and into deep space to find out how discoveries over the past 100 years have led us to two great cosmic mysteries: dark matter and dark energy. You'll hurtle through Jupiter's atmosphere, peer at the web of dark matter holding galaxies together, and watch the colorful remains of the universe's beginnings unfold.
Experience Dark Universe to celebrate the pivotal moments that have brought us unprecedented knowledge of the universe and our place in it -- and glimpse the exciting future of cosmic exploration.
Buy Tickets to Dark Universe at the American Museum of Natural History
Location: American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West and 79th Street

NYC Freedom Comprehensive Tour - 9/11Freedom Comprehensive Tour - Ground Zero 9/11 Memorial & Statue of Liberty
Date: Daily at 9am
This tour combines a walking tour around the site of the former World Trade Center Twin Towers - Ground Zero - and a tour of historic Lower Manhattan.
The walking tour ends at Battery Park where you'll board the ferry to the Statue of Liberty.
Location: Tours depart from in front of the 53rd Street Gourmet Deli, 53rd Street between 6th & 7th Avenues
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NYC Events, Yankee StadiumYankees Baseball Games 2014
Date: April 1-September, 2014
Buy tickets to select NY Yankees games, including transportation to and from the new Yankees Stadium. Or enjoy a NY Yankees Baseball Vacation
Location: Yankees Stadium, Bronx NY
 

American Museum of Natural History - IMAX movie - Mysteries of the Unseen WorldMysteries of the Unseen World IMAX Movie at the American Museum of Natural History
Date: Ongoing; Mysteries of the Unseen World will be shown in 3D digital and 2D film. (2D film showings: 10:30am; 11:30am; 1:30pm; and 3:30pm. 3D digital showings: 12:30pm; 2:30pm; and 4:30pm.)
See It in 3D! Mysteries of the Unseen World will transport audiences to places on this planet that they have never been before, to see things that are beyond their normal vision, yet literally right in front of their eyes.
The film will reveal phenomena that can’t be seen with the naked eye, taking audiences into earthly worlds secreted away in different dimensions of time and scale.
High-speed and time-lapse photography, electron microscopy, and nanotechnology are just a few of the advancements in science that now allow us to see a whole new universe of things, events, creatures, and processes we never even knew existed and now give us new “super powers” to see beyond what is in front of us.
Visually stunning and rooted in cutting-edge research, Mysteries of the Unseen World will leave audiences in complete thrall as they begin to understand the enormity of the world they can’t see, a world that exists in the air they breathe, on their own bodies, and in all of the events that occur around them minute-by-minute, and nanosecond-by-nanosecond. And with this understanding comes a new appreciation of the wonder and possibilities of science.
Buy Tickets to Mysteries of the Unseen World at the American Museum of Natural History
Location: American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West and 79th Street

NYC Museums: American Museum of Natural History: Picturing Science
Date: Through January 4, 2015
More than 20 sets of large-format images showcase the wide range of research being conducted at the Museum as well as how various optical tools are used in scientific studies. Whether Museum scientists are studying parasites, people, or planets in other solarsystems, cutting-edge imaging technologies such as infrared photography, scanning electron microscopes, and CT scanners now make it possible to examine details that were previously unobservable. This exhibition, curated by Mark Siddall, curator in the Division of Invertebrate Zoology, features more than 20 sets of large-format images that showcase the wide range of research being conducted at the Museum as well as how various optical tools are used in scientific studies. 
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Location: American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West and 79th Street

Good Morning American Summer Concert Series2014 "GMA" Concert Series on "Good Morning America"
Date: May 24-August 30, 2014, every Friday, 7-9am
"Good Morning America's" sizzling 2014 Summer Concert Series returns for the fifth year to the Rumsey Playfield in New York City's Central Park, where music’s biggest names will perform live every Friday. GMA's Concert Series lineup is filled with an exciting and eclectic mix of all the hottest and biggest names in music today. All concerts are free and open to the public and will take place live during "Good Morning America," Fridays from 7-9am Eastern Time. Viewers interested in joining "GMA" in Central Park are encouraged to arrive at Rumsey Playfield via the 72nd street entrance on Fifth Avenue at 6am when the park opens to the public.
Location: Central Park, Rumsey Playfield - 69th Street entrance on Fifth Avenue at 6am
More about the "GMA" Concert Series on "Good Morning America" and other free summer concerts in New York City

Toyota Concert Series on NBC's The Today Show in New York City2014 Toyota Concert Series on TODAY Show
Date: May 24-August 30, 2014, every Friday, 7-9am
Fans and visitors are encouraged to join us on the plaza for the live performances, every Friday morning. Viewing is on a first-come, first-served basis outside TODAY's window-on-the-world studio. Fans should arrive by 6am for best viewing.

Location: 49th Street and Rockefeller Plaza
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Celebrate Brooklyn Concert Series in Prospect ParkCelebrate Brooklyn - Free Concerts in Brooklyn's Prospect Park
Date: June 4-August 2014
Celebrate Brooklyn! is one of New York City's longest running, free, outdoor performing arts festivals. Launched in 1979 as a catalyst for a Brooklyn performing arts scene and to bring people back into Prospect Park after years of neglect, Celebrate Brooklyn! was an early anchor in the park's revitalization and has become one of the city's foremost summer cultural attractions. Opening night concert and gala featuring Janelle Monae.
Celebrate Brooklyn benefit concerts include: Jack Johnson (6/10), The National (6/17 & 6/18), Neutral Milk Hotel (7/22 & 7/23), Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds (7/26)
Location: Prospect Bark Bandshell, 9th Street and Prospect Park West
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Intrepid Summer Movies, New York City6th Annual Intrepid Summer Movie Series
Date: May 23-August 20, 2014, Fridays. Doors open at 7:30pm, film begins at sunset, weather permitting
Sea, air & space themed movies all summer long!
Join the Intrepid Museum for its 6th annual Summer Movie Series and enjoy a FREE feature film under the stars on the flight deck! Bring your lawn chairs, picnic baskets and blankets. Guests are encouraged to bring their own food, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. Doors open at 7:30pm and the film begins at sunset, weather permitting. Space is limited. Seating is on a first come first serve basis, and there is no admission after 8:30pm.
Location: Intrepid Sea, Air, Space Museum: One Intrepid Square, 12th Avenue & 46th Street, New York, NY 10036
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American Museum of Natural History: Spiders Alive ExhibitSpiders Alive! Exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History
Date: July 4-November 2, 2014

For centuries, spiders have inspired mythmakers from Ovid to E. B. White to the creators of the eponymous superhero Spider-Man, but their actual role in diverse ecosystems around the globe is just as captivating. Among the most versatile animals on the planet, spiders inhabit every continent but Antarctica and are able to survive in environments that range from deserts to rain forests to crowded cities.
In Spiders Alive!, visitors can explore spiders’ anatomy, diversity, venom, silk, and behavior including little-known defensive mechanisms such as mimicry and noise-making. In addition to live spiders representing approximately 20 species—including the goliath bird eater, one of the largest spiders in the world; the western black widow; and the fishing spider—the exhibition features larger-than-life models, videos, and fossils. Museum staff will be handling live arachnids for visitors to see up close.
Location: American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West and 79th Street
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IMAX movie at the Museum of Natural History: Great White SharkGreat White Shark IMAX Movie at the American Museum of Natural History
Date: Through
January 4, 2015
In this stunning giant-screen movie, filmmakers Steve McNicholas and Luke Cresswell take viewers around the world for "a breathtaking encounter with the predator we love to fear" and a look at their critical role at the top of the oceanic food chain.
Focusing on four key Great-White hotspots—Mexico, South Africa, California, and New Zealand, the 40-minute film explores what is known about these incredible animals—their strength and beauty—and why they are vulnerable to extinction. Bill Nighy narrates as viewers see sharks through the eyes of people whose lives and work are inextricably linked to the Great White, including two record-breaking free divers, Frederic Buyle and William Winram, who tag Great Whites during free dives.
Location: American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West and 79th Street
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Discovery Times Square Exposition Body WorldsBODY WORLDS: PULSE at Discovery Times Square
The Exhibition About You & the Beat of Life
Date: Ongoing
Every now and then, an exhibit comes along that will change the way you see yourself...and the way you live your life.
Experience the science and splendor of the human body through Plastination, a breakthrough in anatomy invented by trailblazing scientist, Gunther von Hagens. Learn about the human body, its form and function, its vulnerability and potential, and the challenges it faces navigating the 21st century. BODY WORLDS: PULSE is an inspiring, immersive multimedia exhibition about health, wellness, and living to the beat of life in the 21st century. It is an exhibition unlike any other. Body donors who willed their bodies, after death, for plastination and the education of future generations, act as guides and teachers on this unforgettable journey of discovery.
Buy tickets to BODY WORLDS: PULSE at Discovery Times Square
Location: Discovery Times Square is located in the former New York Times Building on 44th Street between 7th & 8th Avenues, directly across from Shubert Alley

Museum of the City of New York: City as CanvasCity as Canvas: New York Graffiti from the Martin Wong Collection at the Museum of the City of New York
Date: Through September 21, 2014
City as Canvas provides a visual account of graffiti and street art in New York City during the 1970s and 80s, showcasing works from the pioneering collection of Martin Wong (1946–1999). Wong, a noted East Village artist in the 1980s and friend to many graffiti writers, amassed a collection of hundreds of works on paper and canvas, which he donated to the City Museum in 1994. This exhibition, which  showcases these works for the first time, traces the origins of this urban self-expression and the era of "outlaw" street art, which became a worldwide cultural phenomenon. It features examples of paintings and sketch book work by artists including Keith Haring, Lee Quinones, Lady Pink, Futura 2000, among many others.
Location: Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
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Museum of Modern Art: MoMA Art Lab: MovementMoMA Art Lab: Movement at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Date: Through August 31, 2014
Discover different kinds of movement in art—from artworks that suggest motion, to objects that actually move, to the gestures artists make when creating art. In this MoMA Art Lab, you can play with balance while making a mobile, create a stop-motion animation, experiment with performance art, and engage in other hands-on activities.
Saturday–Thursday, 10:30am–4:30pm
Friday, 10:30am–6:30pm
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Location: Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA): Lygia Clark - Jasper Johns Untitled 2013Jasper Johns: Regrets at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Date: Through September 1, 2014
Jasper Johns emerged as a leading voice in American art in the late-1950s with paintings of iconic motifs such as flags, targets, and numbers. He has since developed a body of work of extraordinary narrative complexity and technical virtuosity. This exhibition premieres his most recent series of paintings, drawings, and prints, created over the last year and a half.
In June 2012, Johns encountered a photograph of the painter Lucian Freud reproduced in a Christie’s auction catalogue. Inspired not only by the photographic image, but also by the physical qualities of the object itself, Johns took this motif through a succession of cross-medium permutations. He also incorporated into his art for the first time the text of a rubber stamp he had made several years ago, to allow him to efficiently decline the myriad requests and invitations that come his way: “Regrets/Jasper Johns.” But the stamp’s text also calls to mind the more familiar connotations of regret, such as loss, disappointment, and remorse, invoking an enigmatic sense of melancholy.

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Location: Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA): Designing Modern Women, 1890s–1990sDesigning Modern Women, 1880s-1990s at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Date: Through October 1, 2014
Modern design of the 20th century was profoundly shaped and enhanced by the creativity of women—as muses of modernity and shapers of new ways of living, and as designers, patrons, performers, and educators. This installation, drawn entirely from MoMA's collection, celebrates the diversity and vitality of individual artists’ engagement in the modern world, from Loïe Fuller’s pulsating turn-of-the-century performances to Paula Scher’s deconstructivist graphics of the 1990s. Highlights include the first display of a newly conserved kitchen by Charlotte Perriand and Le Corbusier (1952) from the Unité d’Habitation housing project; furniture and designs by Lilly Reich, Eileen Gray, Eva Zeisel, Ray Eames, Lella Vignelli, and Denise Scott Brown; textiles by Anni Albers and Eszter Haraszty; ceramics by Lucy Rie; a display of 1960s psychedelic concert posters by graphic designer Bonnie Maclean; and a never-before-seen selection of posters and graphic material from the punk era, featuring women designers, photographers, or performers. The gallery’s “graphics corner” first explores the changing role and visual imagery of The New Woman through a selection of posters created between 1890 and 1938; in April 2014 the focus will shift to Women at War, an examination of the iconography and varied roles of women in times of conflict, commemorating the centennial of the outbreak of World War I.
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Location: Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues

Metropolitan Museum of Art NYC - The Nelson A. Rockefeller VisionThe Nelson A. Rockefeller Vision: In Pursuit of the Best in the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Date: Through October 5, 2014
The Metropolitan's holdings of art from sub-Saharan Africa, the Pacific Islands, and the Americas are today regarded as canonical. They constitute such an integral part of the institution that few realize their inclusion is the result of the vision and sustained efforts of a uniquely influential figure in both American political life and the New York art scene: Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller (1908–1979). The scion of one of the nation's most significant philanthropic families, Rockefeller served as vice president from 1974 to 1977 under Gerald R. Ford and was elected to four consecutive terms as governor of the State of New York between 1959 and 1973.
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Location: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA): Man Ray Laboratory of the FutureA World of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Date: Through October 5, 2014
Bringing together photographs, films, videos, and works in other mediums, A World of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio examines the ways in which photographers and artists using photography have worked and experimented within the four walls of the studio space, from photography’s inception to today. Featuring both new acquisitions and works from the Museum’s collection that have not been on view in recent years, A World of Its Own includes approximately 180 works, by approximately 90 artists, such as Berenice Abbott, Uta Barth, Zeke Berman, Karl Blossfeldt, Constantin Brancusi, Geta Bratescu, Harry Callahan, Robert Frank, Jan Groover, Barbara Kasten, Man Ray, Bruce Nauman, Paul Outerbridge, Irving Penn, Adrian Piper, Edward Steichen, William Wegman, and Edward Weston.
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Location: Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues

American Museum of Natural History: Natural Histories Exhibit
Date: Through October 12, 2014
Inspired by the book Natural Histories: Extraordinary Rare Book Selections from the American Museum of Natural History Library, this exhibition includes 50 stunning images reproduced from more than 20 rare and beautifully illustrated scientific works, dating from the 16th to the early 20th century.
If a bizarre new species were discovered, would you want to see it? Fortunately, you could: on TV, on the Internet, in newspapers, and in magazines. But before modern technology, curiosity was not so easily satisfied. As European explorers came into contact with fascinating animals, plants, land formations and human cultures, their descriptions made the public back home yearn for a glimpse. Illustrated books, like those featured in the exhibition, provided a window. 
Reproductions of illustrations include works by celebrated artists Albrecht Durer, Joseph Wolf, Moses Harris, John Woodhouse Audubon, and Maria Sibylla Merian.
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Location: American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West and 79th Street

The Pre-Raphaelite Legacy: British Art and Design from the Metropolitan's Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of ArtThe Pre-Raphaelite Legacy: British Art and Design from the Metropolitan's Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Date: May 20–October 26, 2014
Young and impassioned, the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood sought to revitalize mid-nineteenth-century British painting with the sincerity and vivid intensity they admired in medieval and early Renaissance art. Although the Brotherhood was short-lived, its influence was profound. This exhibition will highlight the second wave of the Pre-Raphaelite movement as it unfolded from the 1860s through the 1890s, focusing on the key figures Edward Burne-Jones, William Morris, and Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Some thirty works from across the Museum's collections—including paintings, drawings, furniture, textiles, prints, and illustrated books, many of them rarely on view and united for the first time—will demonstrate the enduring impact of Pre-Raphaelite ideals as they were adapted by different artists and developed across a range of media. At a time of renewed appreciation for art of the Victorian age, the installation will direct fresh attention toward the Metropolitan's little-known holdings in this important area.
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Location: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA): Christopher Williams: The Production Line of HappinessChristopher Williams: The Production Line of Happiness at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Date: August 2-November 2, 2014
Christopher Williams: The Production Line of Happiness, a major survey of one of the most influential artists working in the photographic medium, confirms Christopher Williams's (American, b. 1956) status as one of the most thoughtful and thought-provoking artists of his generation, one whose interests in his generational elders is mirrored by the impact he is currently having on younger artists. In a career spanning over 30 years, Williams has explored the realms of photojournalism, picture archives, mass media, and commercial imaging, producing a concise oeuvre of photographs that carries an outsized impact on artists and cultural historians today. Deeply invested in the history of photography as a medium of art and intellectual inquiry, he is committed to furthering a critique of late capitalist society, in which images typically function as agents of consumer spectacle. Williams is currently professor of photography at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, a position previously held by Thomas Ruff, Jeff Wall (fleetingly), and—for 20 illustrious years—Bernd Becher.
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Location: Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues

Metropolitan Museum of Art NYC - Brush Writing in the Arts of JapanBrush Writing in the Arts of Japan at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Date: Through November 3, 2014
"Calligraphy reveals the person." —Ancient East Asian proverb
In the East Asian tradition, handwriting was thought to reflect one's personality, but not in the sense of Western graphology, or handwriting analysis. Rather, through the copying of revered models and through creative innovation, a distinctive handwriting style conveyed one's literary education, cultural refinement, and carefully nurtured aesthetic sensibilities.
The art of brush writing in East Asia both encompasses and transcends the Western aesthetic concept of "calligraphy," a word derived from Greek that literally means "beautiful handwriting." Japan inherited from China a fascination with the artistic potential of inscribing characters with flexible animal-hair brushes while developing its own distinctive system for rendering poetry and prose written in the vernacular.
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Location: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street

Early American Guitars at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Early American Guitars: The Instruments of C. F. Martin at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Date: Through December 7, 2014
Christian Frederick Martin, founder of the great American guitar firm C. F. Martin & Co., was the son of a cabinetmaker in Markneukirchen, Saxony. Martin learned to build instruments from the famed Johann Georg Stauffer in Vienna. Due to the restrictive guilds in Markneukirchen, Martin moved to the United States in 1833, settling first in New York City and later moving to Nazareth, Pennsylvania. In the United States, Martin encountered the Spanish-style guitar and incorporated elements from that tradition into his own Viennese style of instrument construction. The result was a new form of the guitar, a style that would become important as a basis for other American makers of the instrument. This exhibition will include approximately thirty-five instruments from the Martin Museum in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and several private collections.
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Location: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street

American Museum of Natural History - PterosaursPterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs
Date: Through January 4, 2015
They flew with their fingers. They walked on their wings. Some were gigantic, while others could fit in the palm of a hand. Millions of years ago, the skies were ruled by pterosaurs, the first animals with backbones to fly under their own power. Pterosaurs are neither birds nor bats, but flying reptiles that lived from about 220 and 66 million years ago. Though close cousins of dinosaurs, they evolved on a separate branch of a reptile family tree.
In the new exhibition Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs, rare fossils, life-size models, and hands-on interactives bring these ancient animals to life.
Step back in time to see pterosaurs, including giants such as Tropeognathus mesembrinus,with a wingspan of more than 25 feet, and find out how they moved on land and in the air. Get a first-hand look at the rare pterosaur fossils that have helped paleontologists learn all that we know about these animals. In a virtual flight lab, use your body to pilot a pterosaur over a prehistoric landscape. Encounter the exceptional creatures that flew in the age of dinosaurs.
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Location: American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West and 79th Street

Activist New York at the Museum of the City of New York Activist New York Exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York
Date: Ongoing 
Activist New York explores the drama of social activism in New York City from the 17th century right up to the present. In a town renowned for its in-your-face persona, citizens of the city have banded together on issues as diverse as historic preservation, civil rights, wages, sexual orientation, and religious freedom. Using artifacts, photographs, audio and visual presentations, as well as interactive components that seek to tell the entire story of activism in the five boroughs, Activist New York presents the passions and conflicts that underlie the city's history of agitation.  
Location: Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd St. 
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Museum of the City of New York - Gilded New York Gilded New York at the Museum of the City of New York
Date:
Ongoing
Inaugurating the Museum’s Tiffany & Co. Foundation Gallery, Gilded New York explores the city’s visual culture at the end of the 19th century, when its elite class flaunted their money as never before. In New York, this era was marked by the sudden rise of industrial and corporate wealth, amassed by such titans as Cornelius Vanderbilt and Jay Gould, who expressed their high status through extravagant fashions, architecture, and interior design. The exhibition presents a lavish display of some 100 works, including costumes, jewelry, portraits, and decorative objects, all created between the mid-1870s and the early 20th century. The dazzling works in the exhibition will illuminate an era when members of the new American aristocracy often displayed their wealth in storied balls in Fifth Avenue mansions and hotels. It was a time when New York became the nation’s corporate headquarters and a popular Ladies’ Mile of luxury retail establishments and cultural institutions helped launch the city to global prominence.
Location:
Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd St. 
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