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Ongoing exhibitions

The  Museum of Jewish Heritage  presents "Operation Finale: The Capture & Trial of Adolf Eichmann." Eichmann was the Nazi responsible for the murder of millions of innocent people in Nazi concentration camps. When World War II ended, he fled from Germany to Argentina, where he lived under an assumed name for 15 years. Finally, Israel's foreign intelligence service caught up with him and brought him back to Israel for trial. The exhibition includes recently declassified artifacts and multimedia presentations that reveal how Eichmann was captured and tried. Through Dec. 22, 2017. Place: 36 Battery Place.  Admission: $12; $10 (seniors); $7 (students); free (children 12 and under and museum members). Free admission Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The museum is open from Sunday to Friday. Closed on Saturdays. For more information, click here

"New Dimensions in Testimony" is a new, interactive installation at the Museum of Jewish Heritage that allows visitors to ask questions of Holocaust survivors and hear their answers.  Place: 36 Battery Place. Free with Museum admission. Advance registration recommended. For additional information, click here.

At the South Street Seaport Museum, an exhibition called "Millions: Migrants and Millionaires aboard the Great Liners, 1900-1914" is one of the first exhibitions to examine, side by side, the dichotomy between First Class and Third Class passengers aboard ocean liners in the early 20th century. Throughout the exhibition, there will be screenings of films that feature ocean liners and immigrants at a time when New York harbor was the busiest in the world. Through Jan. 7, 2018. Place: South Street Seaport Museum, 12 Fulton St. Open daily. Tickets: $12; $8 (seniors and students); $6 (children 2 to 17);  free (under 2 years old) (include the exhibition and admission to the museum's historic ships). For more information, click here.  


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November 2017

Ongoing exhibitions
An exhibition called "Dunsmore: Illustrating the American Revolutionary War" is at the Fraunces Tavern Museum through June 2018. John Ward Dunsmore (1856-1945) was a realistic and accurate genre painter who focused on the American Revolution and Early Republic. Through a chronological display of the Revolutionary War, this exhibition returns 47 recently conserved paintings to their rightful place in the iconography of American culture. Place: 54 Pearl St. Open daily except Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Admission: $7; $4 (seniors, students and children 6 to 18); free (children under 5 and active military). For more information, click here

"Confidential: The American Revolution's Agents of Espionage" opened at the Fraunces Tavern Museum on Sept. 16. It features never-before-seen objects from the Museum's collection that tell the story of how tailors, school teachers, and enslaved people operated as secret agents gathering intelligence for the American cause. Visitors get an opportunity to become agents of espionage themselves by using a cipher wheel to uncover the secret messages hidden in the object labels. The exhibition will run through September 2019. Place: 54 Pearl St. For hours and admission fees, click here.
"Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed" displays 155 ancient objects from the National Museum of the American Indian's rarely seen collections of Central American ceramics. The exhibition examines seven regions representing distinct Central American cultural areas that are today part of Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama, where Central America's first inhabitants lived. Dating back to 1000 B.C., the ceramics help tell the story of the innumerable achievements of these ancient civilizations, each with unique, sophisticated ways of life, value systems and arts. Through December 2017. Place: 1 Bowling Green. The National Museum of the American Indian is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Thursdays, until 8 p.m. Free. For more information, click here. For a video related to the exhibition, click here.

"America in Circulation: A History of US Currency Featuring the Collection of Mark R. Shenkman," an exhibition at the Museum of American Finance, showcases around 250 rare examples of American paper money accompanied by large, interactive touch screen displays. From Colonial times, American money has told a fascinating story of the country's struggles and successes. Often local and national currencies competed and coexisted with each other, while economic depression, war and counterfeiting drove constant advances in design. The exhibition spans the period from the Colonial era to the present day. Highlights include rare examples of currency bearing the signatures of signers of the U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence; a complete set of notes from the Educational Series of 1896, renowned for being the most beautiful paper money in American history; and rare examples of high denomination notes including $5,000 and $10,000 bills. Through March 2018. To see an online version of the exhibition, click here. Place: 48 Wall St. Museum is open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission: $8; $5 (students and seniors); free (museum members and kids 6 and under). For more information, click here.

The National Museum of the American Indian is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with free admission. It offers free films, docent-led tours of its exhibitions and tours of its premises, the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, designed by Cass Gilbert. The building, which was completed in 1907, is a National Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Place: One Bowling Green. Phone: (212) 514-3700. For the museum's calendar, click here.

Battery Dance Festival. (Photos © Terese Loeb Kreuzer)

Ongoing tours

Tour the Battery on Thursdays: Take an official tour of the Battery with a guide from the Battery Conservancy.  Learn about the park's history, its many important landmarks and monuments, the Seaglass Carousel, the 134,000 square feet of beautiful perennial gardens designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf and much more!
When: Every Thursday. Time: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.  Arrive 10 minutes early (tours will begin promptly). Where: Meet at 12:50 p.m. at the Netherland Memorial Flagpole located at the entrance to the park near the intersection of Broadway, Battery Place, and State street. It is across State Street from Bowling Green. To register, click here.


Irish Hunger Memorial. (Photo © Terese Loeb Kreuzer)

A wharf in the Fulton Fish Market, 1946. The photograph, by Todd Webb, is in the exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York of Webb's photographs from 1945 to 1960.

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