Tucked inside the historic Payne Whitney mansion, Albertine is the only bookshop in New York devoted solely to books in French and English with more than 14,000 contemporary and classic titles from 30 French-speaking countries. A permanent venue for free events and debates
Albertine Bookshop, 972 Fifth Avenue (at 79th Street) NYC (212-461-3670)
The National Audubon Society’s first education center, with 285 acres and 7 miles of walking trails and includes the Kimberlin Nature Education Center classrooms, the Kiernan Hall Nature Art Gallery, and the Nature Store.
Audubon Greenwich, 613 Riversville Road, Greenwich, CT (203-869-5272).
Bush-Holley House Museum
Located on the historic Cos Cob Harbor, home of Connecticut's first art colony, this 19th-century boarding house is where artists rented rooms and where the first Impressionist art colony in the United States was established.
Bush-Holley House Museum, 39 Strickland Road, Cos Cob, CT. (203-869-6899) OPEN: Wednesday - Sunday 12:00pm. - 4pm.
Located in the Twin Oakes mansion in historic Morristown, the Morris Museum boasts a permanent collection of more than 40,000 objects ranging from rocks and minerals to model trains, as well as one of the country’s largest collections of mechanical musical instruments and automata.
Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown. NJ (973-971-3700} CLICK for SCHEDULE of PERFORMANCES
Museum of Early Trades and Crafts
Through exhibitions and demonstrations, visitors will gain a deep understanding of the culture and lives of 18th and 19th century settlers.
Museum of Early Trades, 9 Main St., Madison, New Jersey 07940.(973-377-2982)
William Paterson University
William Paterson's 370-acre wooded and landscaped campus is dotted with more than 38 buildings, many sculptures and even a waterfall. Educating and providing cultural events for the people of the region since 1855.
William Paterson University, 00 Pompton Road
Wayne, New Jersey 07470 (973-720-2000)
92nd Street Y
Presenting the entertainers known the world over. You’ll discover the best minds and the brightest stars. From art to business to politics this is where tomorrow’s most important issues are discussed, and today’s most intriguing conversations begin.
92nd Street Y, 92nd Street at Lexington Avenue, NYC. (212-415-5500) CLICK for schedule
America's leading institution for awareness and under-standing between Americans and the peoples of Asia and the Pacific; from Japan to Iran, and from Central Asia to New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Islands.
Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue, at 70th Street, NYC. (212-288-6400) OPEN Tues-Sun 11:00am.-6:00pm. Fridays until 9:00pm.
$10 adults • $7 seniors (62+) • $5 students with ID • Free to members and children under 16 - Free admission on Fridays, 6 - 9pm.
Baruch Center for Performing Arts
Presenting theater, concerts, and lectures year-round as well as home to the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene and the Alexander String Quartet.
Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Ave (entrance between Lexington and 3rd) NYC Take the R or 6 Train to 23rd Street
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Gallery Talks & Workshops @ The Cloisters
Lectures and programs for adults are presented at 12:00 & 2:00pm. on Saturdays and the 1st Sunday of each month. Free with Museum admission. No advance reservations are necessary.
* Gallery workshops for children aged 4 to 12 and their families are held at 1:00pm. on the first Saturday of the month.
The Cloisters, Fort Tryon Park in Upper Manhattan, NYC. (212-650-2280)
Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center
The Center comprises dual complexes of spacious studios featuring high ceilings and streams of natural light. With the dramatic loss of rehearsal facilities over the past decade, the Center is committed to serving the nonprofit dance field by offering high quality, affordable space & innovative programming.
Gibney Dance Center, 280 Broadway, Entrance at 53A Chambers St., NYC (646-837-6809) CLICK for show schedules
Harlem Stage on the campus of The City College of New York
A one-of-a-kind, 200 seat venue, where artists and audiences share an intimate experience at this historic landmark.
Harlem Stage Gatehouse (a three theater complex) located on the campus of The City College of New York, 150 Convent Avenue between West 133rd and 135th Street on Convent Avenue. NYC. (212-281-9240)
The leading U.S. organization committed to deepening mutual understanding between the United States and Japan in a global context. Now in its second century, the Society serves audiences across the United States and abroad through innovative programs in arts and culture, public policy, business, language and education.
Japan Society, 33 East 47th Street, NYC (212-832-1155)
Mannes Concert Hall
CLICK for listing of free Concerts, Shows and Lectures @ The Concert Hall - no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-seated.
Mannes College, The New School
55 West 13th Street, NYC (212-580-0210 x4817)
Merkin Concert Hall
One of the premier destinations for new and adventurous musical programs in a newly renovated space in the Lincoln Center Area. Presenting the artistic visions and talents of celebrated performers and composers.
Merkin Concert Hall, at Kaufman Center, 129 W. 67th Street, NYC. (212-501-3330)
Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace University
The Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace University is located on the New York City campus in lower Manhattan, facing City Hall.
Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts The box office and theatre entrance are located on Spruce Street, near the corner of Gold Street, NYC (212-346-1715)
Onassis Cultural Center
The Onassis Cultural Center explores Hellenic culture through a rich and diverse program of free exhibitions, events and online engagement. Located in Olympic Tower in Midtown Manhattan, the newly renovated creative space offers experiences that inspire and support the interaction between artists and audiences in all cultural fields from visual art, literature, music, dance, theater, film and the humanities.
The Onassis Cultural Center NY,
645 Fifth Ave. (at 51st St.) 212-486-4448 CLICK for additional information
Paley Center for Media
This unique Museum (formerly known as the Museum of Television and Radio) collects programming—radio shows, television programs, and commercial advertisements in both media—and makes that programming available to families and school and camp groups.
The Paley Center for Media, 25 West 52nd Street, NYC. (212-621-6600)
South Street Seaport
The Seaport district is being revitalized, protecting vital infrastructure and maintaining its history and sense of place. All of the buildings within the district will be preserved and reused for public enjoyment, with the treasured Tin Building lifted out of the floodplain and restored as a world-class food market. And the Seaport Museum will be reinvented into a dynamic facility with public access to visiting ships.
South Street Seaport, Fulton & South Streets. NYC. (212-748-8600)
Talks and Lectures at The Frick
Docents of The Frick Collection present ten-minute introductory talks Wednesdays through Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. An additional talk is offered at 2:00 p.m. on topics related to the house and the Collection. Docent Talks are free with museum admission and do not require reservations.
The Frick Collection, 1 East 70th Street, NYC. (212-288-0700) CLICK for Highlights
The Auditorium, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall
The Auditorium, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall located at 66 West 12th Street. NYC is home to THE NEW SCHOOL events.
The Auditorium, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall located at 66 West 12th Street. NYC CLICK for Schedule of EVENTS
The New-York Historical Society
The heart of the New-York Historical Society public programs is the Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series. And on select Friday evenings New-York Historical presents the Bernard and Irene Schwartz Classic Film Series.
The New-York Historical Society, 450 West 37th Street, NYC (212-594-6100)
Tours and Lectures @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Talks in the galleries are free with Museum admission and do not require tickets or reservations unless otherwise noted. CLICK for more information.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street), NYC. (212-535-7710)
Westbeth Performance Space and Gallery
Located in the far West Village of New York City regularly offer works by our resident artists, invited guest artists, as well as other arts organizations. Westbeth is also home to the Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, The New School for Drama, Brecht Forum and a host of others which feature cultural programming and events.
Westbeth Performance Space and Gallery, 55 Bethune Street, NYC (212-989-4650)
Alley Pond Environmental Center
Over 635 acres of woodlands, meadows fresh and salt water marshes encompass this northeast Queens park. Offering animal, science and nature programs for children, adults and families all year long. The Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd. Douglaston, Long Island, NY. (718-229-4000)
Bethel Woods Center For The Arts
An outdoor performing arts center and museum located approximately 90 minutes from New York City at the site of the 1969 Woodstock Music and Art Fair. The 15,000 seat outdoor performing arts venue and The Museum are set within nearly 2,000 bucolic acres. The Pavilion seats 4,500 under cover with another 10,000 on a natural sloping lawn.
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY (845-583-2051)
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
Both a local gem and national treasure. It is one of only a handful of historic farms in the country once owned by a Founding Father, and open to the public
John Jay Homestead, 400 Jay St. Katonah, NY (914-232-5651).
REGION: Westchester County, Hudson Valley NY.
The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Annandale-on-Hudson
Situated on the east bank of the Hudson River about 90 miles north of New York City and 220 miles southwest of Boston. It is surrounded by several beautiful Hudson Valley estates, the Vanderbilt Estate, and the Roosevelt Home and Museum, all of which are open to the public.
The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, 60 Manor Avenue, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York