City Lore was founded in 1986 to produce programs and publications that convey the richness of New York City’s cultural heritage. Increasingly our many efforts embrace national audiences as well. We are a non-profit membership organization. As a member you will receive special premiums upon joining and you are eligible for discounts on tickets to City Lore events. Thanks for your support!

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Download PDF version of membership form, type in, print, and mail it to:
City Lore, Attn: Membership, 56 E 1st St, New York, NY 10003

⇒ INNER CIRCLE • $1,000 or more membership includes:

  • Listing as a member of the Inner Circle on our signs and publications.
  • Invitation to our annual inner circle cultural event.
  • Eternal gratitude.
  • All benefits listed below for DEVOTÉ.
⇒ DEVOTÉ • $500 membership includes:

  • Voucher for free admission to 4 City Lore events.
  • Steve Zeitlin’s book, The Poetry of Everyday Life.
  • DVD of Let’s Get the Rhythm.

⇒ AFICIONADO • $200 membership includes:

  • Voucher for Free admission to 2 City Lore events.
  • Steve Zeitlin’s new book, The Poetry of Everyday Life: Storytelling and the Art of Awareness (hardcover, 266 pg., Cornell University Press)

⇒ POPULIST • $75 membership includes:

  • Vouchers for free admission to one City Lore event.
  • DVD of Let’s Get the Rhythm coproduced by City Lore and Irene Chagall about girls’ hand clapping games.

⇒ CITIZEN • $40 membership includes:

  • Invitation to City Lore’s annual holiday party.
  • DVD of In Search of Finah Misa Kule about a quest to reconstruct an ancient African Epic (40 min).

 MAKE A DONATION • Rather than join, donate any amount

NOMINATIONS TO THE PEOPLE’S HALL OF FAME (You don’t have to join to nominate!).
Would you like to nominate a cultural hero from New York City to the People’s Hall of Fame? Be sure to give us your reasons for the nomination.

Please visit Place Matters on the web to enter in your nomination.
(Remember, our Place Matters Awards will be selected from the Census!)

Write us an email to let us know if you would like to volunteer for us, what skills you might be able to bring to us, and what hours you may have available.  


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