National Archives at New York City

Night at the Museums

The National Archives at New York City hosts Special Programming during the 4th Annual Night at the Museums in Lower Manhattan

June 20, 2017 from 4pm- 8pm

NEW YORK – The National Archives at New York City, in partnership with the Downtown Culturals Group presents the fourth annual Night at the Museums, bringing visitors and locals of Lower Manhattan unique experiences at 15 of the area’s most diverse and culturally significant institutions. The event is presented as a part of River To River Festival 2017, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s annual summer arts festival. Night at the Museums takes place on Tuesday, June 20, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Admission is free and many of the sites offer special programming and tours.

Visitors of all ages can spend a summer evening exploring New York City’s history and heritages. All museums and historical sites are within walking distance from one another in one of the most diverse and concentrated groups of museums in the world.

All activities at the National Archives at New York City are free. 

For complete information, including a map and schedule of events, visit or pick up a free Night at the Museums Guide at any of the participating institutions. or

National Archives at New York City invites visitors to connect with history and discover the many national treasures of New York. Begin your journey into family history research/genealogy in the Research Center by examining immigrant arrivals (including Ellis Island), Federal census and naturalization (citizenship) records, plus so much more. In celebration of the 225th Anniverseary of the Ratification of the Bill of Rights, Learning Center offers “Amending America” activities and "Archival Adventures." In the Welcome Center, view select original documents that explore the Bill of Rights, constitutional amendments, and instances in which American citizens have sought to amend the Constitution to attain greater rights and freedoms. Historical interpreters, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and Eleanor Roosevelt will be on hand to discuss the importance of the Bill of Rights.

This event is made possible in part by the National Archives Foundation.

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Sponsors & Supporters

Night at the Museums is produced by the Downtown Culturals Group and presented by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council as part of the River To River Festival 2017. Night at the Museums is provided with in-kind support by the Downtown Alliance, NYC & Company, and

About the Downtown Culturals Group

The Downtown Culturals Group is comprised of cultural organizations located in Lower Manhattan below Chambers Street. Its purpose is to foster collaborations among and promote the visibility of Downtown’s cultural resources. A key project has been the creation of the Downtown Culture Pass, a three-day pass to museums and attractions that is geared towards tourists.

About the River To River Festival

River To River, a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council public engagement initiative, inspires residents, workers, and visitors in Lower Manhattan, by connecting them to artists, new ideas and perspectives, and other art-lovers to demonstrate the role that artists play in creating vibrant, sustainable communities.

About the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC)


Since its founding in 1973, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) has been dedicated to empowering artists and enhancing the cultural vibrancy of New York City through a broad range of platforms and initiatives, all based on the belief that artists are an inspirational and catalyzing force within any community.


About The Downtown Alliance

The Downtown Alliance is striving to make Lower Manhattan a wonderful place to live, work and play by creating a vibrant multi-use neighborhood. It provides service, advocacy, research, and information to advance Lower Manhattan as a global model of a 21st century Central Business District for businesses, residents, and visitors. The Downtown Alliance manages the Downtown-Lower Manhattan Business Improvement District (BID), serving an area roughly from City Hall to the Battery, from the East River to West Street.


About NYC & Company

NYC & Company is the official marketing, tourism, and partnership organization for the City of New York, dedicated to maximizing travel and tourism opportunities throughout the five boroughs, building economic prosperity, and spreading the positive image of New York City worldwide.


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