On June 22, the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission unanimously voted to designate the Kimlau War Memorial at Kimlau Square in Chinatown.
Perhaps the most infamous NYC mental institution, Willowbrook State School is a reminder of trauma faced by mentally disabled patients.
Featuring eight uniquely themed rooms incorporating optical illusions, sculptures, sound designs, and so much more, the Happy-Go-Lucky immersive art exhibit aims to spread happiness, confidence, and positivity to all its guests.
The Stonewall Inn, the birthplace of the modern gay rights movement, remains open as a space for all members of the LGBTQ+ community.
Visit The Arts Center at Governors Island for three unique art installations dedicated to promoting community, equity, and sustainability. These include Meg Webster's Wave, Onyedika Chuke’s The Forever Museum Archive_Circa 6000BCE, and Muna Malik’s participatory sculpture initiative Blessing of the Boats.
One of the grande dames of fortune telling machines is Grandmother's Predictions, located inside Deno’s Wonder Wheel Amusement Park on Coney Island.
The Renwick Ruin was originally built in 1856 on Roosevelt Island as part of a series of prisons and hospitals constructed on the island.
Matilda Moore, a Civil War era photographer in NYC, was most of the country's most successful female photographers in the late 19th century.
In recognition of Juneteenth’s vital historical importance, the day was recently made an official New York State Public Holiday last year in 2020. As the first year of Juneteenth’s status as a state public holiday, MANY events across New York City will be occurring to commemorate the day.
For a brief time, Queens actually had its own Madison Square Garden, an outdoor arena called Madison Square Garden Bowl.