Culture vultures will enjoy the Bronx Museum for its its well-executed exhibitions of contemporary and 20th-century art. The Bronx Museum has a strong connection to the borough, with exhibitions like the Bronx Biennial, which showcases emerging NYC artists, and there's a line-up of regular events throughout the month (storytelling, film screenings and guided neighbourhood walks).

On the first Friday of the month, the museum stays open until 10pm, with an evening of live music, hands-on kids activities and gallery tours.

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1. Yankee Stadium

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2. 555 Edgecombe Ave

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When completed in 1916, this brick beaux-arts giant was Washington Heights’ first luxury apartment complex, with a concierge, a separate workers' entrance…

3. Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum

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Built in 1765 as a country retreat for Roger and Mary Morris, this columned mansion is the oldest house in Manhattan. It is also famous for having briefly…

4. 10–18 Jumel Terrace

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Along 10 to 18 Jumel Terrace stands a row of town houses, designed in the 1890s by the renowned architect Henri Fouchaux. At No 16 lived prolific…

5. Sylvan Terrace

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The wooden houses on storybook Sylvan Terrace – resplendent with their high narrow stoops, dentiled canopies and boldly paneled wooden doors – constitute…

7. Convent Avenue Baptist Church

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A lovely Gothic-style church offering traditional Baptist services since the 1940s. Morning congregations are fairly dressy.

8. Abyssinian Baptist Church


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