New York Breakfast Launches at the Museum of the City of New York

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New York Breakfast begins today, June 16 and will take place daily from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

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The Museum of the City of New York today announced New York Breakfast, a new tourism program that invites visitors to start their day with the New York breakfast of champions—coffee, a fresh bagel from H&H Midtown Bagels East, and a schmear—and a side of New York City history at the City Museum.

With a City Museum admission ticket, visitors will be treated to a complimentary breakfast and a 20-minute talk about what makes New York tick plus insider tips to know about the Big Apple. The breakfast concludes with an exclusive screening of Timescapes, the City Museum’s 22-minute multimedia film that explains how New York became New York, from the Dutch settlement in 1624 to its present status as one of the world’s great cities. The New York Breakfast program will begin on Monday, June 16 and will take place daily from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at the City Museum, located at the top of Museum Mile, at 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street in Manhattan.

“Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a New Yorker, we invite you to start your day with coffee, an authentic New York bagel, and a side of New York City history,” said Susan Henshaw Jones, the Ronay Menschel Director of the City Museum. “There is nothing more 'New York' than a bagel, and that’s why we’re thrilled to partner with H&H Midtown Bagels East to offer this experience to visitors.”

After the breakfast, visitors are welcome to explore the current exhibitions on view:

In a World of Their Own: Coney Island Photographs by Aaron Rose, 1961-1963
May 9 – August 3, 2014
The first exhibition of the esteemed photographer’s images of the iconic Brooklyn beach.

Palaces for the People: Guastavino and the Art of Structural Tile
March 26 – September 7, 2014
Guastavino tile vaults—an engineering marvel that shaped New York’s architectural identity.

City As Canvas: Graffiti Art from the Martin Wong Collection
February 4 – September 1, 2014
The first exhibition of New York graffiti art from the Martin Wong Collection.

Gilded New York | Ongoing
Costumes, jewelry, and decorative objects from New York’s original one percent.

Activist New York | Ongoing
An exploration of social activism in New York from the 17th century to the present day.

The City Museum is open daily, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. General admission is $10. All visitors who purchase a general admission ticket may take part in the New York Breakfast program. The New York Breakfast program is also available to CitySights and New York Pass customers. Tickets may be purchased online ( or at the City Museum.

About H&H Midtown Bagels East

Home of the “World's Best Bagel,” H&H Midtown Bagels East has been serving quality baked goods and homemade delicacies of all kinds for more than 40 years. In addition to serving New Yorkers at its iconic Upper East Side storefront, H&H Midtown Bagels East offers local and Manhattan delivery, catering, wholesale, and overnight shipping to customers throughout the United States. Visit to learn more.

About the Museum of the City of New York

Founded in 1923 as a private, nonprofit corporation, the Museum of the City of New York celebrates and interprets the city, educating the public about its distinctive character, especially its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation. The Museum connects the past, present, and future of New York City, and serves the people of the city as well as visitors from around the world through exhibitions, school and public programs, publications, and collections. Visit to learn more.

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