Guitar Heroes: Legendary Craftsmen from Italy to New York
Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street
Since 1930, a group of Italian Americans in the Metropolitan area have been known for their craftsmanship of stringed instruments. On display is a wonderful collection of these artists and running in conjunction with this exhibit is a special performance series.
Rooftop Garden Cafe and Martini Bar
(Located on the museum rooftop)
The Diary – Three Centuries of Private Lives
The Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street
While handwritten diaries seem to have become a thing of the past, what is documented in both blank books and blogs seems to be very similar. Get a glimpse into diaries whose intent might have been for them to read by others, rather than just kept to themselves. On view are over 70 books penned by many including Charlotte Bronte, Bob Dylan and Tennessee Williams.
43 E. 38th Street
The Coney Island Museum
208 Surf Avenue (near West 12th Street)
Brooklyn, NY 11224
Before you ride the rides and enjoy the breeze from the ocean, learn the history of the amusement parks and the rest of the area. Experience some of the drama and entertainment that originally occurred along the boardwalk.
Nathan’s Famous Frankfurters
1310 Surf Avenue,
Inspiring Spaces: 25 Years of MTA Arts for Transit
The New York Transit Museum
Corner of Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201
Besides from vintage subway cars, buses and turnstiles, explore the art that has graced the walls of Subway stations and cars across the city for the last 25 years.
386 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Alyson Schwartz is the author of the blog Ribbons of Thought, which features musings
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