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Cultural Activities

Cultural Activities
Cultural Activities

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You may visit New York with plans to see all the museums and galleries you can squeeze in to your schedule, but simply standing on the city streets is an attraction in itself. Plunge into your New York experience with wide eyes and witness a culture unlike any other.

New York City | Cultural Activities

American Museum of Natural History
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • It's not everyday that you get to skulk among dinosaurs, stare a lion in the face, examine a 34-ton meteorite fragment named Cape York and trace your roots back to Cro-Magnon…unless you're visiting the American Museum of Natural History.
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Broadway, Off and Off-Off-Broadway
  • Broadway, Off and Off-Off-Broadway
  • Since the mid-1700s, New York City has been home to Broadway theater, one of the highest forms of commercial theater. But since then, various experimental and anti-establishment motivations spawned the Off- and Off-Off-Broadway movements.
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Chinatown
  • Chinatown
  • Home to endless markets, groceries, bakeries, street vendors, and emporiums, as well as more than 200 restaurants featuring cuisine from across China, Vietnam, and Malaysia, Chinatown offers a break from mainstream Manhattan with a little seediness and a lot of character.
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El Museo del Barrio
  • El Museo del Barrio
  • In 1969, artist and educator Raphael Montañez Ortiz saw a void in the landscape of New York City's art scene and sought to fill it by founding El Museo del Barrio.
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Ellis Island Immigration Museum
  • Ellis Island Immigration Museum
  • "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free…" This famous quote engraved on the Statue of Liberty has long welcomed immigrants to the U.S., but what else do we...
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Flea Markets
  • Flea Markets
  • From oranges to antiques, there is nothing you can't find at New York's flea markets. And that includes a great deal: the selections are amazing without retail mark-up.
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Little Italy
  • Little Italy
  • Nestled between the ever-crowded Chinatown and SoHo Distract, Little Italy offers a quieter — yet far from dull— break from fast-paced New York City life.
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Lower East Side Tenement Museum
  • Lower East Side Tenement Museum
  • Envisioned by founder Ruth Abram and co-founder Anita Jacobson as a re-imagining of the museum concept, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum offers a look into the lives of hundreds of thousands of immigrants by recreating their actual living spaces.
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National Museum of the American Indian
  • National Museum of the American Indian
  • Separated from Battery Park by State Street, the National Museum of the American Indian is at once beautiful and mysterious. Set inside an elegant Beaux-Arts building with marble columns and intricate detailing, it beckons you from afar, inviting you inside.
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UN Headquarters
  • UN Headquarters
  • Once you step onto the United Nations Headquarters site in Midtown East you're not in the United States anymore. This is an international zone belonging to the UN's 192 Member States that supplies its own security force, fire department, postal administration, and flag.
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Union Square
  • Union Square
  • Watch street performers, admire local artwork, and sort through colorful fruits and vegetables at produce stands. Historic Union Square is crowded with people rushing down into the subway station or weaving throughout the restaurants and stores that line the perimeter.
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