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Become A Member

Celebrate the inspiring story of our city. Become a Member of the Museum of the City of New York and get closer to the city you love with free admission, invitations to special events, and great discounts. Join us today!

Membership levels and benefits 

Individual: $80

  • Unlimited admission for one
  • Discounts on ticketed Public Programs, including panel discussions, concerts, book talks, and film screenings
  • 20% discount in the Museum Shop and Chalsty’s Cafe
  • Invitation for two to the Museum’s annual Members’ Appreciation Night, featuring refreshments, curator-led tours, and behind-the-scenes visits to the Museum’s collections
  • Subscription to the Program Calendar
  • $80 is tax deductible

Join, Renew, or Give the Gift of an Individual Membership

Dual: $150

  • All of the benefits of the Individual Member level for two
  • Unlimited free admission for you and a guest
  • $150 is tax deductible 

Join, Renew, or Give the Gift of a Dual Membership

Family: $150

All benefits of Individual Membership plus:

  • Unlimited free admission for two adults and up to four children
  • Invitation for four to the Museum’s annual Members’ Appreciation Night
  • Free admission to Family Programs, including tours and workshops for kids aged 6-12
  • 10% discount on Courses for Kids, including I Spy New York: Capturing the City through the Camera
  • $150 is tax deductible.

Join, Renew, or Give the Gift of a Family Membership

Sustainer: $250

All benefits of Family Membership plus:

  • Invitations to all exhibition opening receptions
  • Advanced notice of and pre-sale ticket opportunities for public programs
  •  Invitation for six to the Museum’s annual Members’ Appreciation Night
  • Discounted tickets to and advanced notice of special speaker series, including the David Berg Distinguished Lecture Series and the Robert A. and Elizabeth R. Jeffe Distinguished Lectures in Urban History
  • Two complimentary drink tickets at Uptown Bounce
  • Two Museum guest passes 
  • $214 is tax deductible.

Join, Renew, or Give the Gift of a Sustainer Membership

Fellow: $500

All benefits of Sustainer Membership plus:

  • Reciprocal membership benefits with more than 900 museums across North America
  • Subscription to the City Courant, the Museum’s biannual scholarly journal
  • Four Museum guest passes  
  • $458 is tax deductible.

Join, Renew, or Give the Gift of a Fellow Membership

DeWitt Clinton Circle: $1,000

All benefits of Fellow membership plus:

  • Complimentary tickets to all Public Programs
  • Two complimentary tickets to the David Berg Distinguished Lecture Series and the Robert A. and Elizabeth R. Jeffe Distinguished Lectures in Urban History
  • Ten Museum guest passes
  • One complimentary special exhibition companion book of your choice
  • $842 is tax deductible

Join, Renew, or Give the Gift of a Dewitt Clinton Circle Membership

Discounted Memberships

Students and Seniors: $60

  • Unlimited admission for one
  • Discounts on ticketed Public Programs, including panel discussions, concerts, book talks, and film screenings
  • 20% discount in the Museum Shop and 10% discount in Chalsty’s Cafe
  • Invitation for two to the Museum’s annual Members’ Appreciation Night, featuring refreshments, curator-led tours, and behind-the-scenes visits to the Museum’s collections
  • Subscription to the Program Calendar
  • $60 is tax deductible.

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Don't live in New York?

New Yorker at Heart: $45 (For those living more than 150 miles outside of New York City)

  • A membership card offering free unlimited yearly admission for one.
  • Invitations to special members-only events, including Members Appreciation Night.
  • Free and discounted tickets to Public Programs, including panel discussions, concerts, book talks, and film screenings.
  • Subscription to the Program Calendar.
  • 20% discount in the Museum Shop and 10% discount in Chalsty's Cafe.
  • $45 is tax deductible.

Join, Renew or Give the Gift of a New Yorker At Heart Membership

 

Alexander Hamilton Circle: gifts of $1,250 or more 

The Museum of the City of New York opened to the public on Alexander Hamilton’s birthday in 1932, and a bronze sculpture of Hamilton adorns the Museum’s façade. The Museum’s patrons’ program is named in honor of this brilliant and influential New Yorker. Members of the Alexander Hamilton Circle provide essential support for the Museum’s general operations and receive numerous special benefits.

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Corporate membership: Gifts of $1,000 or more 

Corporate Membership with the Museum of the City of New York aligns your company with one of New York’s most treasured and dynamic cultural institutions. In return for their generous support, Corporate Members enjoy many privileges. Join at the Patron level or higher to enjoy exclusive benefits, including unlimited free admission for employees, free use of the Museum’s magnificent landmark building for private events, and the opportunity to arrange private tours and special Museum visits.

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Museum membership for IDNYC card holders

The Museum of the City of New York is offering all IDNYC card holders a free Individual membership for one year. To redeem your membership, please complete this online form, and visit us within 30 days of registering to activate your complimentary membership. The Museum is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Please be sure to bring your valid IDNYC card with you to confirm your membership.

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Contact

For any questions regarding membership levels or benefits, please contact the Membership Department, at 917.492.3328 or email membership@mcny.org

Please note that Memberships are not refundable or transferable. Categories and benefits are subject to change.

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