Museums are one of the primary ways a culture maintains itself. Museums educate, archive, and proclaim what is important to a society. In New York there are a huge number of museums, some with international recognition, and some geared more to the local crowd.
One such museum which is not overly well known, but is still very much worth a visit is the Bronx Museum of the Arts. Located at 1040 Grand Concourse in the Bronx, visitors will be pleasantly surprised to see such a world class array of exhibits in such a (relatively) out-to-the-way location.
One of the best ways the Bronx Museum engages the public is through its monthly events, such as Bronx Talks:Bronx Stories, which is free; First Fridays, where film, art and performances are showcased; and Family Affair, a program to support and promote the special bond children have with the important adults in their lives.
Check out the Bronx Museum, you will surely be glad that you did.