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CHIL­DREN’S MU­SEUM OF MAN­HAT­TAN In­ter­ac­tive ex­hibits, such as “Eat Sleep Play: Build­ing Health Ev­ery Day,” PlayWorks” and “Ad­ven­tures With Dora and Diego,” pro­mote fun and well­ness and en­cour­age learn­ing for chil­dren ages 18 months thru 6. Open Tu-Su. 212 W. 83rd St., btw Am­s­ter­dam Ave. & Broad­way, 212.721.1223. EL­LIS IS­LAND NATIONAL MU­SEUM OF IM­MI­GRA­TION Mil­lions of im­mi­grants en­tered the U. S. on this his­toric is­land be­tween 1892 and 1954. Open daily. Free. 212.363.3200. FRAUNCES TAV­ERN MU­SEUM Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton bade farewell to his of­fi­cers in 1783 at the end of the Revolutionary War in what is now a mu­seum of Early

Amer­i­can his­tory and cul­ture. Open daily. 54 Pearl St., at Broad St., 212.425.1778. MERCHANT’S HOUSE MU­SEUM This is the city’s only 19th- cen­tury fam­ily home that has been pre­served in­tact, both inside and out. The fur­nish­ings, dec­o­ra­tive ob­jects, cloth­ing and per­sonal mem­o­ra­bilia are all orig­i­nal. Open Th- M. 29 E. 4th St., btw Bow­ery & Lafayette St., 212.777.1089. MOUNT VER­NON HO­TEL MU­SEUM & GAR­DEN A 1799 car­riage house that be­came a ho­tel in 1826 and is now a mu­seum takes visi­tors back to the days when this part of mid­town Man­hat­tan was a coun­try es­cape for New York­ers liv­ing in the crowded me­trop­o­lis at the south­ern tip of the is­land. Open Tu-Su. 421 E. 61st St., btw First & York aves., 212.838.6878. THE MU­SEUM AT FIT Fash­ion is cel­e­brated through ex­hi­bi­tions of con­tem­po­rary and his­toric cloth­ing, avant- garde ac­ces­sories, tex­tiles and other vis­ual ma­te­ri­als. Open Tu-Sa. Free. Sev­enth Ave., at W. 27th St., 212.217.4558. MU­SEUM OF AMER­I­CAN FI­NANCE Per­ma­nent gal­leries and spe­cial-fo­cus tem­po­rary ex­hi­bi­tions in the former head­quar­ters of the Bank of New York chron­i­cle the cre­ation of the na­tion’s fi­nan­cial struc­ture and en­cour­age visi­tors to learn more about their own fi­nan­cial lives. Open Tu-Sa. 48 Wall St., at Wil­liam St., 212.908.4110. MU­SEUM OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK New York City’s past, present and fu­ture are il­lus­trated through paint­ings, photographs and more. The per­ma­nent ex­hi­bi­tion, “New York at Its Core,” is a three- gallery, high-tech look at the city’s 400-year his­tory. Open daily.

1220 Fifth Ave., at 103rd St., 212.534.1672. MU­SEUM OF THE MOV­ING IMAGE The art, his­tory, tech­nique and tech­nol­ogy of film, tele­vi­sion and dig­i­tal me­dia are ex­plored through ex­hibits, pro­grams and the na­tion’s largest col­lec­tion of mov­ing-image ar­ti­facts. Open W-Su. 36- 01 35th Ave., at 37th St., As­to­ria, Queens, 718.777.6888. NATIONAL MU­SEUM OF THE AMER­I­CAN IN­DIAN Housed in the Alexan­der Hamil­ton U. S. Cus­tom House, this Smith­so­nian In­sti­tu­tion branch pro­motes Na­tive Amer­i­can his­tory and cul­ture. Open daily. Free. 1 Bowl­ing Green, at Broad­way, 212.514.3700. NATIONAL SEPTEM­BER 11 ME­MO­RIAL & MU­SEUM Within the orig­i­nal foot­prints of the Twin Tow­ers are two mas­sive pools con­sist­ing of 30-foot cas­cad­ing wa­ter­falls and para­pets, on which are in­scribed the names of nearly 3,000 vic­tims from the 9/11 at­tacks in New York, at the Pentagon and in Penn­syl­va­nia, as well as the Feb. 26, 1993, World Trade Cen­ter bomb­ing. Me­mo­rial and mu­seum open daily. Mu­seum en­trance at 180 Green­wich St., btw Lib­erty & Ful­ton sts., 212.266.5211. NEW-YORK HIS­TOR­I­CAL SO­CI­ETY MU­SEUM & LI­BRARY More than 60,000 ob­jects and works of art fo­cus on the his­tory of New York. Open Tu-Su. 170 Central Park West, at Richard Gilder Way ( W. 77th St.), 212.873.3400. TENEMENT MU­SEUM Turn- of-the-20th- cen­tury im­mi­grant life on Man­hat­tan’s Lower East Side is ex­pe­ri­enced on guided tours of au­then­ti­cally pre­served tenement apart­ments. Tours daily. Vis­i­tor cen­ter: 103 Or­chard St., btw Broome & De­lancey sts., 212.982.8420.

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