Plan Your Evening

Here are a few tips to make the most of your evening.

Many venues are having special events on June 25th. Don’t miss them!  To organize your visits, start with museums on either the west or east side of Broadway:

West of Broadway:

Start at Poets House and walk to either the 911 Tribute Museum or Museum of Jewish Heritage.  They have a not-to-be-missed exhibit about Auschwitz which includes a train car from the Second World War.  Across the street from the Museum of Jewish Heritage, is the Skyscraper Museum, and one block away is the China Institute.

Note that the 911 Museum is free to the public every Tuesday from 5:00 to 8:00 pm, which will take almost two hours to tour. If you cannot fit this visit in, you can tour the museum on any other Tuesday evening throughout the year.  And This museum requires advance tickets for this special event.  

East of Broadway:

Start at the Museum of the American Indian. From there you can go to the National Archives or further east to Fraunces Tavern Museum.  Then, make your way north to the South Street Seaport Museum, African Burial Ground and Municipal Archives or  Federal Hall National Memorial on Wall Street.

Alternatively, start at the African Burial Ground.  Then visit the Municipal Archives and walk South Street Seaport Museum.  Take the Downtown Connection to Fraunces Tavern.  After that walk to Bowling Green to visit the National Archives and Museum of the American Indian.  And end by visiting Federal Hall on Wall Street.

Restaurant Discounts:

Many restaurants in New York are giving discounts for this event. Check out the list or the link here for the discounts during the Get Low Week.

Getting Around:

Walk between the museums.  Or take the Downtown Connection, the free Downtown Alliance shuttle bus.  It is a bright red van and runs roughly every 10min, depending on the traffic.  The orange arrows on the map below is the route of the Downtown Connection

NIGHT AT THE MUSEUMS is produced by the Downtown Cultural Association and is part of the RIVER TO RIVER FESTIVAL 2019, featuring free arts events from June 18 to 29 throughout Lower Manhattan. For details, visit LMCC is partnering with Black Gotham Experience who will provide three free tours between 4 pm and 7 pm during the event. Sign up in advance for the free tours at the Black Gotham Website at

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