• City Lore is exhibits that celebrate NYC's grassroots culture.
  • City Lore is exhibits that celebrate NYC's grassroots culture.
  • City Lore is exhibits that celebrate NYC's grassroots culture.
  • City Lore is preserving New York's cultural heritage
  • City Lore is documenting New York stories
  • City Lore is preserving Places that Matter
  • City Lore is artists in schools
  • City Lore is exploring the city
  • City Lore is the POEMobile in your neighborhood
  • City Lore is the People's Hall of Fame
  • City Lore is where you find rich resources


Illness & Identity Exhibit

June 2 – 30, 2017

Suffering & Silence exhibits its newest photo series at the City Lore art gallery, taking an intimate look inside the lives of 4 different chronic illness patients, exploring the ways that illness experiences are influenced and changed by other aspects of our identities.
Gallery Hours:
Fri  2 – 6pm
Sat – Sun 12 – 6pm
and by appointment
Free and open to the public.
To schedule a visit outside of regular hours, please email Rose at rose@citylore.org. 


Keep the Grassroots Growing

Party like it’s 1817 with the Heartland Passage Tour, a 10 city tour with music, storytelling, and City Lore’s new film Boom and Bust to celebrate the bicentennial of the Canal. Artists include Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, the Dady Brothers, George Ward and others.
Read Steve’s new blogpost, The Bell Tolls for Ringling, part of his Poetry of Everyday Life series. Read Caitlin’s Sense & the City blog post, featuring a secret sound installation below a Times Square sidewalk.

.Join City Lore in preserving the things we love about New York-places that matter, street performers, folk artists, community gardens, ethnic social clubs, Coney Island, and the New York City accent. 

Learn about NYC’s grassroots culturesSupport what’s distinctive about New York and track how the city is doing with the People’s City Report Card.

Support local landmarks and cherished sites –Defend places endangered in the ebb and flow of New York City’s rapidly changing cultural landscape through our Place Matters program.


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