Jewish Museum Launches 'Pay What You Wish' Thursdays

By DNAinfo Staff on January 17, 2013 9:21am

 The Jewish Museum, located at 1109 Fifth Ave., has one of the world's largest menorah collections as well as temporary lamp exhibits.
The Jewish Museum, located at 1109 Fifth Ave., has one of the world's largest menorah collections as well as temporary lamp exhibits.
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UPPER EAST SIDE — Whether you can plunk down a bissel — or bupkis — there are now more opportunities to affordably visit the Jewish Museum.

That's because the museum, located at 1109 Fifth Ave., has started offering "pay what you wish" Thursday evenings in addition to free Saturdays, administrators recently announced.

The new pay program, which takes place from 5 p.m until the museum closes at 8 p.m., began on Jan. 3. 

Museum admission is typically $12 for adults, $10 for adults 65 and older, $7.50 for students. Children up to 12 years old are free, according to the museum's website.

"We hope that this encourages more people, perhaps some who have not been here before, to visit our art exhibitions and come and enjoy the diversity of what we have to offer," museum Spokeswoman Anne Scher said.

The Jewish Museum is open Saturday-Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.; Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The Museum is closed Wednesdays, New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Thanksgiving and major Jewish holidays.

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