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American Indian Community House 
708 Broadway, Manhattan 
Exhibits work of emerging and established artists of Native American descent. 
Hosts an annual crafts fair.

American Institute of Graphic Arts 
164 Fifth Av btw 21st and 22nd Sts, Manhattan
Several shows each year of winning examples of books and graphic design.

Americas Society 
680 Park Av at 68 St, Manhattan
Exhibits of contemporary art, with focus on themes that demonstrate the rich cultural heritage of North, Central and South America. 

Anthology Film Archives 
32 Second Av at Second St, Manhattan
Screenings of classic, independent and first-run motion pictures, festivals showcasing films not exhibited by commercial houses or larger museums.

Aperture Foundation/Burden Gallery 
547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor
New York, New York
212-505-5555
Exhibitions feature photographs in Aperture publications-classic and contemporary masters as well as emerging photographers.

Archives of American Art-Smithsonian Institution 
1285 Sixth Av btw 51st and 52nd Sts, Manhattan
World's largest repository of primary source materials for the history of the arts in America.
Regular exhibitions draw on the institution's own holdings and items borrowed from museums, collectors and dealers.

Art Students League Gallery 
215 West 57 St, Manhattan
Gallery modeled after the Georges Petit Gallery in Paris shows artwork by prominent living artists, current students and members. 

Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery 
Columbia University, Manhattan

Artists Space 
38 Greene St, Manhattan
One-person and group exhibitions, video programs, multimedia artworks, annual exhibition of the work of mid-career artists.

Asian American Arts Center 
26 Bowery, 3rd floor, Manhattan

Austrian Cultural Forum 
11 East 52 St, Manhattan

Avery Hall 
Columbia University, Manhattan
Changing exhibitions of photographs, drawings and models of architectural projects.

BACA/The Brooklyn Arts Council Downtown 
195 Cadman Plaza West, Brooklyn

Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts 
18 West 86 St, Manhattan

Bronx River Art Center and Gallery 
1087 East Tremont Av, Bronx
Exhibitions of contemporary artists from the Bronx and metropolitan New York area.

BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange 
421 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn 
A multi-arts non-profit organization that is home to several dance and theater companies.

Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan 
The historic bridge's mile-long pedestrian promenade offers spectacular views of Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Brooklyn Heights Promenade 
Columbia Heights, Brooklyn
Spectacular view of lower Manhattan across the East River.

Caribbean Cultural Center 
408 West 58 St, Manhattan
The Center celebrates the rich racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of Africans and African descendants.

Castle Clinton National Monument 
Battery Park, Manhattan
Historical exhibits recall this 1812 war monument's incarnations as a fort, an entertainment center and an immigration station in

Cathedral of St. John the Divine 
Amsterdam Av at 112 St, Manhattan
World's largest Gothic cathedral, a work in progress since 1892. Progressive performances, exhibits, events, 
interfaith chapels and lectures on political and social issues.

Center for Book Arts 
28 W 27th St btw Sixth Av and Broadway, Manhattan

Chung-Cheng Art Gallery
Sun Yat-Sen Hall
St. John's University
8000 Utopia Parkway, Queens

Circle Line 
Pier 83, W 42 St at Hudson River, Manhattan
Popular tour boat ride around Manhattan.

Empire State Building 
Fifth Av at 34 St, Manhattan
Completed in 1931, for 40 years this 1,250-foot marvel was the tallest building in the world. The 86th floor observation deck affords a 50-mile view. 
Open every day, with last ticket sold at 11:25 p.m.

Federal Reserve Bank 
33 Liberty St, Manhattan
The bank offers one-hour tours through one of the world's largest depositories of gold.

Flushing Town Hall 
137-35 Northern Blvd, Queens
Multicultural arts center features art gallery and jazz cafe hosting concert series. Built in 1862.

General Grant National Memorial 
Riverside Dr at West 122 St, Manhattan
This neoclassical memorial, built in 1897, is the final resting place of Ulysses S. Grant, 18th president and Civil War hero who lived in N.Y. Located on dramatic overlook of Hudson River.

Gracie Mansion 
East 88 St and East End Av, Manhattan
The official residence of the mayor.

Green-Wood Cemetery 
Fifth Av and 25 St, Brooklyn
The cemetery's 1861 Gothic gate-house is a NYC landmark. The 478-acre cemetery has significant historical, architectural and horticultural appeal. Guided tours on Sundays.

Hall of Fame for Great Americans 
at Bronx Community College, Bronx 
Honors prominent citizens who have had a significant impact on human advancement.
Colonnade overlooks a magnificent view of upper Manhattan.

Hunts Point Market 
Hunts Point Av, Bronx

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center 
Eleventh Av, 34 to 39 Sts, Manhattan
The city's main convention center/exhibition hall.

Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning
161-04 Jamaica Av, Queens
Exhibitions of local and nationally known artists. Workshops in ceramics, photography, dance, acting, printmaking, painting, drawing. 

Kingsland Homestead, Queens Historical Society 
143-35 37th Av, Flushing, Queens
Built in 1785, features 300 years of Queens history in an example of the unique Long Island-style "half-houses" 
popular in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Stand in shade of Weeping Beech Tree, planted in 1847.

Korean Cultural Service 
460 Park Av, Manhattan
Performance and exhibition programs presented by the Korean Cultural Service.

Kosciuszko Foundation 
15 East 65 St, Manhattan
Largest collection of 19th century Polish painting in America. 

Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center 
102-09 Northern Blvd, Queens

Longwood Arts Gallery at P.S. 39 
965 Longwood Av, Bronx
Contemporary art exhibitions.

New York Experimental Glass Workshop/Robert Lehman Gallery 
647 Fulton St (at Rockwell Pl), Brooklyn
Exhibits feature glass work from the traditional to the experimental. 

New York Mercantile Exchange (Temporarily closed to visitors)
One North End Av, World Financial Center, Manhattan
Visit trading floor in progress. Multi-lingual audio guide highlight visit to ever-busy financial center.

New York Stock Exchange (Temporarily closed to visitors) 
20 Broad St at Wall St, Manhattan
Each weekday more than 1,500 traders crowd the trading floor. A visitors' gallery has self-activated exhibits and film history screenings.

Pratt Manhattan Gallery 
Puck Bldg, 295 Lafayette St, Manhattan

Riverside Church 
490 Riverside Drive at 122 St, Manhattan

Rockefeller Center 
Fifth Av to Sixth Av, 48 to 51st Sts, Manhattan
The nineteen-building complex includes the G.E. Building, NBC Studios, Radio City Music Hall, the Channel Gardens floral display and world-famous ice skating rink. Tours of NBC studios available. 

Rose Center for Earth and Space 
Central Park West at 81 St, Manhattan
The new Hayden Planetarium brings the heavens to life.

Scandinavia House 
58 Park Av btw 37 and 38th Sts, Manhattan.
Art and design exhibitions, film series, concerts, readings, lectures, symposia, language courses, children's programs, and performances. 

Schafler Gallery at Pratt Institute 
200 Willoughby Av, Brooklyn

Snug Harbor Cultural Center 
1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island
83-acre Historic District with 28 buildings, museum contemporary art galleries, gardens and cultural institutions hosting concerts, exhibits and educational programs.
MTA Staten Island Railway to St George then S40 bus

Socrates Sculpture Park 
Broadway at Vernon Blvd, Queens
Unique exhibits and presentations feature new and established sculptors at the principal site for the exhibition of large sculpture in NYC. Dramatic skyline view.

The Spanish Institute 
684 Park Av at 68 St, Manhattan
Exhibits, lectures, readings, concerts, films promoting Spain's cultural and social history.

St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery 
131 East 10 St, Manhattan

St. Patrick's Cathedral 
Fifth Av at 50 St, Manhattan
English Gothic cathedral is seat of the New York Catholic Archdiocese. 

Statue of Liberty 
Liberty Island, New York Harbor, Manhattan
A national landmark for more than 100 years.

Swiss Institute 
35 West 67 St, Manhattan
Traditional and contemporary works by Swiss artists featured in several exhibitions each year.

Taller Boricua Gallery 
1680 Lexington Av at 106 St, Manhattan
Latino creative arts organization activity includes six to eight art exhibitions a year.

Temple Emanu-El
Fifth Av at 65 St, Manhattan

United Nations 
First Av at 45 St, Manhattan
Tours are available year-round.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial 
Near 55 Water St, Manhattan
Outdoor monument to Americans who served in Southeast Asia and includes excerpts from letters, diaries and poems.

White Columns 
154 Christopher St, Manhattan
New York's oldest alternative exhibition space, exhibits the work of over 200 visual artists each year.