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New York City museums participating in Museum Day New York City museums participating in Museum Day
Every year, Smithsonian Magazine hosts Museum Day, which allows free admission to museums all over the country. This year's event takes place on September 17, and visitors can choose one museum and register for free admission for themselves and one guest.

On the Museum Day website, New York has the most museums participating of any state in the country with eight in the New York City area. However, certain New Yorkers are well positioned to visit these museums all year long. We take a look at listings near this year's Museum Day entrants.

Asia Society and Museum
725 Park Avenue, Upper East Side Gold Coast
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725-Park-Avenue-01 Asia Society (Wiki Commons - Ajay Suresh)
While ancient Asian art has long been on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Asia Society Museum was one of the first to establish a contemporary Asian art program. It also serves as a forum for the exchange of ideas across the fields of art, business, culture, and education.

220-East-67th-Street-01 220 East 67th Street, #14C (Living Real Estate Group)
Lenox Hill co-ops
From the Listing: Situated on the second-topmost floors of the building, the gut-renovated 2 full bed home features a plethora of windows that offer an abundance of natural light. The bright white walls, sandstone hardwood floors, and airy zeal make this a crown jewel of the neighborhood. A vibrant luster is felt throughout the home, and is first exemplified in the entranceway and spacious living/dining room. This multi-use space is excellent for entertaining, unwinding, and has room enough for large pieces and even exercise equipment. There are no obtrusions into this nearly square area, giving copious options for furniture arrangements. See floor plan and full details here.

755-Park-Avenue-01 755 Park Avenue, #6C (Brown Harris Stevens)
Park Avenue co-ops
From the Listing: Apartment 6C at 755 Park Avenue has been redesigned and reconfigured to create a whimsical retreat by the former New York Editor for World of Interiors, and the apartment exudes the same unique qualities for which the magazine is known. The original two-bedroom corner layout has been opened up into a loft-like space creating flow between all of the public rooms. The pin drop quiet home is currently configured with a spacious king sized corner bedroom with a bathroom en-suite, an additional full bathroom, with open plan living, dining and den areas, plus a full laundry room with sink.. The second bedroom can easily be restored to the pre-war two-bedroom layout. See floor plan and full details here.

920-Fifth-Avenue-01 920 Fifth Avenue, #11B (Brown Harris Stevens)
Fifth Avenue co-ops
From the Listing: This meticulously renovated three-bedroom residence is flooded with sunlight through its exceptionally large windows. The entertaining rooms of this high floor apartment radiate off the welcoming entrance gallery, which is accessed from a private elevator vestibule. The corner living room has open north and east exposures, a gas fireplace and custom cabinetry. The adjacent formal dining room is also warmed by a gas fireplace. The library, with its generous proportions, wood paneling and handsome, lighted bookcases, is the ideal space for both reading and entertaining and features a corner study that works perfectly as a separate office area. See floor plan and full details here.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street, Carnegie Hill
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Cooper Hewitt is the only museum in the United States devoted exclusively to historical and contemporary design, spanning ancient textiles, cutting-edge new technology, and everything in between. It is housed in the landmarked Carnegie Mansion, which was recently renovated along with its enclosed garden.

1199-Park-Avenue-01 1199 Park Avenue, #4A (Compass)
Carnegie Hill co-ops
From the Listing: The largest line in the building at over 1,600 square feet, Apartment 4A offers three large bedrooms and the opportunity to create a fourth bedroom or home office in the generously sized dining alcove. The great room is almost 30 feet deep and features over 21 feet of open frontage over Park Avenue with iconic, treetop views and includes a large private balcony. The galley kitchen could be updated as is or opened up to create an open floor-plan perfect for entertaining. The spacious primary suite includes an en suite bath and two existing closets with the opportunity to create a walk-in dressing room. See floor plan and full details here.

3-East-95th-Street-01 Mrs. Armory S. Carhart Mansion, #DUPLEX2 (The Modlin Group)
Carnegie Hill condos
From the Listing: Flowing over 10,350 square feet, this superlative duplex houses five bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms, expansive, regal entertaining rooms, and a meticulous, unmatched eye to finishes and details. Overlooking 95th Street, this south-facing, venerable pre-war mansion flawlessly combines luxurious, modern finishes with noble, traditional design. Reachable by private elevator or via the sweeping staircase, the marble foyer opens into a light-filled, formal gallery that only hints at this home’s majestic grandeur. The handsome, wood-paneled living room boasts 18.5-foot ceilings and a wood-burning fireplace. Accessible through three grand arched French doors, a balcony runs the entire width of the room and graces the limestone façade with elegance and refinement. See floor plan and full details here.

Dyckman Farmhouse Museum
4881 Broadway, Inwood
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In the wake of a recent rezoning, much attention has been called to Inwood’s future. However, the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum pays tribute to its past. The house was built by William Dyckman in 1784 and originally stood amid acres of farmland. In 1916, it opened to the public as a museum.

117-Seaman-Avenue-01 117 Seaman Avenue, #3H (Compass)
Inwood co-ops
From the Listing: Welcome to this sun-filled 2-bed, 1-bath Classic Five in one of Inwood’s most sought-after pre-war buildings. The accommodating floor plan provides ease of movement and spacious living, and southwestern exposures stream in from oversized windows. Original and graceful details, such as 9-foot ceilings, hardwood parquet floors, original wood paneling, frame molding, custom radiator covers, claw-foot tub, and built-in poplar closets provide old world charm. Updates like an in-unit washer and dryer, stainless steel appliances, and Verizon FiOs allow for modern-life conveniences. See floor plan and full details here.

91-Payson-Avenue-01 91 Payson Avenue, #5JK (Compass)
Upper Manhattan co-ops
From the Listing: Simply put, there has never been a property like this in Upper Manhattan. Features include maple and zebrawood floors, custom zebrawood pocket doors, all new electric, curved ceilings, modern, metal art rails, integrated radiator covers, recessed LED lighting, and in wall/ceiling speakers in living room, kitchen and primary bath. See floor plan and full details here.

The Intrepid Museum
Pier 86, Midtown West
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The Intrepid Museum The Intrepid Museum
During its time as an aircraft carrier, the USS Intrepid served in World War II, the Vietnam War, and as a recovery vessel for space missions. Following its decommission in 1974, it has become an educational institution dedicated to naval history, space exploration, and technology, using traditional displays and state-of-the-art simulators alike.

500-West-43rd-Street-01 The Strand, #18C (Compass)
Hell's Kitchen condos
From the Listing: This stunning and sunny south-facing one bedroom has it all: sky and city views, space, an open floor plan for easy living and entertaining, lovely light wood floors, and even a balcony to top it all off! The spacious living room flows beautifully from the entryway, including a convenient dining nook adjacent to the pass-through kitchen, and the balcony, which can be accessed from both the living room as well as the bedroom. The hallway off the living room boasts a second large, double closet, and leads you to the centrally located and renovated marble bathroom, with a walk-in shower and great cabinet space. See floor plan and full details here.

529-West-42nd-Street-01 The Armory, #9R (Compass)
NYC lofts
From the Listing: Located on the top floor of the sought after Armory cooperative, this rare and newly renovated three bedroom duplex boasts stunning views of Manhattan from its private rooftop terrace. Upon entry, you’re immediately welcomed by an expansive living space featuring an open kitchen, graciously sized living and dining areas, and solarium windows paired with extra high ceilings lining the entire northern end. This wall of windows allows light to flood in and illuminate the home while enhancing charming features such as the hardwood herringbone floors and spiral staircase. See floor plan and full details here.

547-West-47th-Street-01 The West, #1008 (The Corcoran Group)
Hell's Kitchen condos
From the Listing: Residence 1008 is a generously sized 1,043-square-foot split 2-bedroom residence with south and west exposure, bringing incredible light into the home with sunset views. The entry foyer leads to the living room and open kitchen featuring Calacatta marble countertops and backsplashes, kitchen island, custom cabinetry with ample storage, and appliances by Miele and Bosch. Spectacularly, a 163-square-foot terrace is positioned directly off of your living room, offering seamless indoor/outdoor space. See floor plan and full details here.

The Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
36 Battery Place, Battery Park City
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Museum of Jewish Heritage The Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust (David Paler)
Not to be confused with the Jewish Museum, the Museum of Jewish Heritage was conceived as a living memorial to the Holocaust. The building’s six-sided shape is reminiscent of both the Star of David and the six million Jews who were killed in the Holocaust. Inside, the museum has hosted restitution ceremonies as well as readings, lectures, and exhibitions.

20-West-Street-01 Downtown West, #21K (Compass)
Financial District condos
From the Listing: As you enter, you walk into the foyer area with a large entryway closest. Moving on in through the hallway you step into the spacious open kitchen. Featuring a large island, with a breakfast bar; this chef’s kitchen boasts stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and plenty of cabinet space for storage. Perfect for home cooks, or entertainers alike, the kitchen is seamlessly connected to the living/dining area. With two oversized windows and 13-foot ceilings, this is the place you want to spend time. See floor plan and full details here.

21-South-William-Street-01 Block Hall, #6B (Compass)
Lower Manhattan condos
From the Listing: This great apartment boasts hardwood floors, a marble bathroom, high ceilings, and a Pullman kitchen with granite countertops and state-of-the-art appliances by Viking, Miele, and Liebherr. The building features a beautiful roof deck, laundry on every floor, exercise room, and virtual doorman. See floor plan and full details here.

1-Wall-Street-01 One Wall Street, #1011 (Compass)
New York City lofts
From the Listing: Residence 1011 is an oversized two-bedroom, two-bath home with a sprawling private terrace. Located in the south/west corner of the building, this home offers natural light, and ample closet space. The building’s one-of-a-kind residences maintain the integrity and sprawling character of the 1930s scale, boasting ceiling heights over ten feet throughout and wide-plank French Oak hardwood floors. Kitchen designed by Harry Macklowe himself provides seamless technology coupled with classic elegance. Oceanwood marble slabs rest on custom Aran Cucine cabinetry, accented by white glass panels and satin nickel finishes. See floor plan and full details here.

Poster House
119 West 23rd Street, Flatiron District
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Poster House is one of the newer entrants to New York’s museum scene, but a highly popular one. As the first museum dedicated entirely to posters in the United States, it examines everything from movie posters to advertisements to campaign posters as both historical documents and methods of communication.

149-West-22nd-Street-01 149 West 22nd Street, #1W (Serhant)
Flatiron District lofts
From the Listing: The quintessence of classic Chelsea charm, this gut-renovated 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom co-op offers residents a laidback lifestyle loft just two blocks from Madison Square Park. Chic finishes blend with original industrial details to create a one-of-a-kind home with flexible spaces perfect for modern city living. Beautiful white oak hardwood floors complement soaring 13-foot beamed ceilings, exposed pipes, and whitewashed exposed brick walls. Massive skylights create an atrium-like living space and saturates the home with natural light. A separate entrance on 22nd Street adds an alluring aspect of privacy and exclusivity. See floor plan and full details here.

101-West-24th-Street-01 Chelsea Stratus, #23B (The Corcoran Group)
Chelsea condos
From the Listing: High-floor apartment gets direct sunlight all day long, and has wide open views of the Freedom Tower and city skyline from every room! The corner living area has floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic West and South exposures as far as the eye can see. A large private balcony faces south. The exquisite open, windowed kitchen, with full-length breakfast bar, features sparkling white Caesarstone countertops and Makassar Ebony cabinetry, fully equipped with a built-in GE Monogram refrigerator, and the best stainless steel cooktop, oven, double-drawer dishwasher, and wine refrigerator. See floor plan and full details here.

39-West-23rd-Street-01 Flatiron House, #16B (The Corcoran Group)
Flatiron District condos
From the Listing: Designed by COOKFOX Architects and offering 122 square feet of planted and irrigated outdoor loggias, Residence 16B is a half-floor two-bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom residence with sweeping landmark views from floor-to-ceiling windows. A gracious entry foyer leads to an open living and dining room with bright east and north exposures and views of The Clocktower offset by a planted loggia, accessible from the living room, that runs the full length of the windows. The open kitchen features ample custom oak, lacquer, and ribbed glass cabinetry framed in brass, along with Calacatta Lincoln marble slab countertops and backsplashes. See floor plan and full details here.

The AKC Museum of the Dog
101 Park Avenue, Murray Hill
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Museum of the Dog
From early ceramics and bronzes to Instagram posts, the human-canine bond has long been celebrated in art. In recognition of this, the AKC Museum of the Dog combines fine art with interactive displays that celebrate the role of dogs in society. Unfortunately, you can’t bring your furry friend – only service dogs are allowed in the museum.

425-Fifth-Avenue-01 425 Fifth Avenue, #26E (The Corcoran Group)
Fifth Avenue condos
From the Listing: Corner windows in the main living room bring ample bright light into the apartment, while beautiful cherry hardwood flooring is featured throughout the home. The apartment’s windowed kitchen contains top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, and plenty of cupboard storage space. The white tiled bathroom features walk-in shower and separate bathtub, brightly lit mirror vanity, and stainless steel shower head and faucet. Best of all, the apartment boasts enviable views of iconic New York landmarks, including an unobstructed view of the Empire State Building. See floor plan and full details here.

325-Lexington-Avenue-01 325 Lexington Avenue, #17B (Douglas Elliman)
Murray Hill condos
From the Listing: Residence 17B will not disappoint with its open yet functional layout, luxurious finishes and opulent elegance! This spectacular corner one bedroom with Northern and Western exposures offers open city views of the Chrysler and Empire State Buildings, and spectacular sunsets to enjoy! With 10' ceilings and floor-to-ceiling walls of windows, this apartment is flooded with natural light. rom the wide plank walnut floors adding the perfect touch of warmth to built-out closets, no detail was overlooked. See floor plan and full details here.

160-East-38th-Street-01 Murray Hill Mews, #18E (Brown Harris Stevens)
Murray Hill co-ops
From the Listing: Welcome to this exceptional spacious bright, sunny corner 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath home with its 36 foot wall of windows facing east and north capturing city and river views. This well maintained home features a large entry foyer, separate dining area, a huge living room, part of which could easily convert to a home office or third bedroom. The windowed kitchen designed with custom wood cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, backsplash and a breakfast bar for two. Each bathroom is tastefully updated. See floor plan and full details here.

The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue, Carnegie Hil
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1109-Fifth-Avenue-01 The Jewish Museum (Wiki Commons - Ajay Suresh)
For more than 100 years, the Jewish Museum has used art and culture to illuminate Jewish life and history. It is housed in the landmarked Warburg Mansion, which was the home of banker/philanthropist Felix M. Warburg.

1148-Fifth-Avenue-01 1148 Fifth Avenue, #3A (Compass)
Fifth Avenue co-ops
From the Listing: Residence 3A at 1148 Fifth Avenue is a newly renovated apartment that comes with an abundant amount of space and old-world charm that you will find around every corner. From the solid wood floors to the detailed crown molding throughout, taking comfort from the city around you is only natural. The stunning layout and design of this 3-bed/3-bath start with the long entry gallery that greets you upon entering the home and serves as a guide throughout the living quarters and into the common areas. The grand living room with views onto Central Park and dining space is an open concept, centered by a beautiful wood-burning fireplace and custom built-ins. Double exposure floods the entire space with natural light making it perfect to entertain, host holidays, and celebrate with loved ones. See floor plan and full details here.

1021-Park-Avenue-01 1021 Park Avenue, #4/5B (Sotheby's International Realty)
Park Avenue co-ops
From the Listing: This very special renovated three bedroom, 4.5 bath prewar duplex apartment is a must see. Off the semi-private landing, one steps into a spacious foyer that flows into the beautifully proportioned living room, complete with wood burning fireplace, custom built-in bookshelves, and southern views of tree lined 85th Street. The living room opens into an idyllically warm and inviting library which flows into a separate hallway which houses a wet bar with refrigerator and wine cooler offering ease in entertaining. Beyond the public rooms is large eat-in kitchen with ample counterspace, sprawling island, separate laundry area, built-in desk, and top-of-the-line appliances. See floor plan and full details here.

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