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Featured Multicultural/Heritage

African Burial Ground National Monument

During the 17th and 18th centuries, free and enslaved Africans were buried in a 6.6-acre burial ground in lower Manhattan. Examine replica artifacts and learn about the history of this site in four exhibit areas. 290 Broadway, New York, NY 10007. New York County. Tel: 212-238-4367. Cost: Free.... More Info

Other Listings

Center for Jewish History - Yeshiva University Museum

15 W. 16th St., New York, NY 10011. 212-294-8301. Features collections that comprise the largest repository of the modern Jewish experience outside of Israel. Fee/Free.

Chinese Folk Dance Company

390 Broadway-2nd floor, New York, NY 10013. 212-334-3764. A NYCCC’s Teacher's Study Guide with pre & post activities are available to prepare students for this enriching experience. Workshops are also available. Performances/workshops can be tailor made to fit any curriculum or special needs. Fee.

El Museo del Barrio

1230 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10029. 212-831-7272. The newly reopened museum dedicated to Latin American & Latino Art. Presenting the diversity of art and culture in all of the Caribbean and Latin America. Free/Fee.

Hispanic Society of America

613 W 155th St., New York, NY 10032. 212-926-2234. Museum and reference library for the study of the arts and cultures of Spain, Portugal and South America. Free.

Islamic Cultural Center of New York

1711 Third Avenue at 97th Street, New York, NY 10029. 212-722-5234. Take a tour of the first major mosque in NYC. Free.

Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art

338 Lighthouse Ave., Staten Island, NY 10306. Richmond County. 718-987-3500. Presents the art and culture of Tibet and the Himalayas to a world audience. Groups can enjoy art and ritual objects on display, quiet meditation gardens, films, and musical performances. Fee.

Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy

235 East Broadway, New York, NY 10002. 212-374-4100. Through an interactive neighborhood tour, students will appreciate the importance of the Lower East Side in immigrant American history, as well as its vibrancy today. Fee.

Museum of Jewish Heritage-
A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

36 Battery Place, New York, NY 10280. 646-437-4304. A Living Memorial to the Holocaust tells the moving story of 20th century Jewish life from the perspective of those who lived it. Fee.

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

515 Malcolm X Blvd. at 135th St., New York, NY 10037. 212-491-2265. Sponsors programs, exhibitions and performances related to the history and culture of peoples of African descent. Fee.

The Ukrainian Museum

222 E. 6th St., New York, NY 10003. 212-228-0110. The museum features Ukrainian folk art, fine arts, and documentary material of the past and present. Fee.

Weeksville Heritage Center

1698 Bergen St., Brooklyn, New York 11213. 718-756-5250. Dedicated to preserving one of the nation’s earliest free African American communities. Includes a model of the African American contribution to the development of Brooklyn, the region and the nation. Fee.

Yeshiva University

25 West 15th St., New York, NY 10011. 212-294-8330. The Museum provides a window into Jewish culture around the world and throughout history through its acclaimed multi-disciplinary exhibitions and award-winning publications. Fee.