An annual New York cultural destination, Celebrate Culture! at the Museum attracts thousands of visitors for day-long, family-friendly, free programs that draw inspiration from contemporary global cultures and include live performances, hall tours, hands-on activities, and film screenings.

Events are free with Museum Admission and for Members but space is limited. Guests are advised to arrive early.

Support for Celebrate Culture! is provided, in part, by the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc.; the Sidney, Milton and Leoma Simon Foundation; and the family of Frederick H. Leonhardt.

Past Offerings

Linda Humes in a yellow dress and headpiece talking into a microphone


December 30, 2017

Join us for the Museum’s 2017 Kwanzaa event with a live musical performance, an overview of the Kwanzaa principles, and marketplace that showcases local artisans from the African-American community.

Printmaking poster by Cuban artist of musician playing saxophone that is shaped like a conch shell

Cuban Dreams, Cuban Histories

May 4, 2017

Sold out - Explore mythologies and lived experiences of Cubans with renowned contemporary poets Nancy Morejón and Derek Palacio, while immersing yourself in an after-hours discovery of the American Museum of Natural History’s exhibition ¡Cuba!.

Cuban Flag in Doorway

Cuba: Threads of Change

March 9, 2017

Join a conversation that explores Cuba’s remarkable biodiversity and its changing relationship with the United States. 

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