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Portuguese, Museums/Cultural, Organizations

Founded in 2011, the Arte Institute is a non-profit organization that supports Portuguese artists, writers, musicians, dancers, and filmmakers, encouraging a cross-cultural dialogue between New York and Portugal. I have no personal experience with Arte, so if you check them out…

View from the Street

5 German, Museums/Cultural

This museum for German and Austrian art resides in a majestic former mansion on the Upper East Side. In the last exhibit I saw there, I noticed that captions for paintings were in both German and English, so you…

A Pretty Spectacular Organization

5 Hebrew, Museums/Cultural, Religious, Sports/Fitness, Kids

The Jewish Community Center is very popular in my Upper West Side neighborhood. Since opening in 2002, it has offered a dazzling array of classes: on Hebrew, yoga, Israeli dance, krav maga, and many other subjects. They have a well-stocked, aesthetically…

The New-York Historical Society

5 Dutch, Museums/Cultural, Kids

I love this museum because of its tenacious focus on one of my favorite subjects: New York City. They have wonderful exhibits and a fancy introductory movie on New York City, and I have been there many times over the…

See Their Website for Information on Exhibits and Events

Spanish, Museums/Cultural, Kids

The mission of El Museo del Barrio is to “present and preserve the art and culture of Puerto Ricans and all Latin Americans in the United States.” In addition to its exhibitions, the museum offers festivals, special events, and bilingual…

Approaching FIAF

5 French, Museums/Cultural, Organizations, Classes/Conversation, Kids

FIAF, as it is known, is a wonderful New York City institution offering diverse cultural events and resources for Francophile New Yorkers. I have gone to a conversation event there, seen French movies, visited the library, taken a few French…

See Their Website for Upcoming Events

French, Museums/Cultural, Conferences/Lectures

Founded in 1959 and housed in a 19th-century red-brick carriage house, La Maison Française offers lectures, symposia, films, exhibits, and other French cultural events. It is described on its website as “the most active center of French-American cultural and intellectual…

The Museum Is Here

Korean, Museums/Cultural

I haven’t been to this Koreatown museum, but I found it online while compiling this directory. According to its website, the museum has traditional Korean costumes, furnishings, and more.