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The Postal Museum Salutes New York City

Mingle at the Museum event

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Code: 1P0528

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Inside the “New York City: A Portrait Through Stamp Art” exhibition (Photo: Fotobriceno)

If you are not a Smithsonian Associates memberjoin at the $175 Resident Advocate level and receive two complimentary tickets for this event or a Mingle of your choice.

If you are a current Smithsonian Associates member at the Resident Promoter level or under, upgrade* to the $175 Resident Advocate level and receive two complimentary tickets for this event or a Mingle of your choice.


  • Please use the entrance to the museum on 1st St. NE, closest to Union Station. The other entrances will be closed.
  • Be prepared to show photo ID and go through a bag checkpoint with Security. You may wait in the lobby area of the museum starting at 6:15 p.m. and will be allowed on the Lower Level at the start of the program at 6:30 p.m.
  • All of the activities for the evening will take place on the Lower Level, with an “open-format” feel throughout the night. All of the exhibits on the Lower Level will be open to explore. Activities include museum-inspired craft stations, food and drink (cash bar available after first drink on us), and curator talks at 6:45 p.m., 7:15 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. in the New York City: A Portrait Through Stamp Art exhibit.
  • There are no coat racks available at the museum. There are a limited number of lockers on the Lower Level (need a quarter to operate), so please plan accordingly.


It’s a great big town, but some of New York’s most beautiful tributes are tiny ones—postage-stamp sized, to be exact.

The Postal Museum’s exhibition New York City: A Portrait Through Stamp Art spotlights 30 original works in variety of styles and mediums that were used to create stamps that celebrate one of the greatest cities in the world and its cultural heritage. 

Join us for an evening at the museum as Calvin Mitchell, assistant curator of philately, provides insights into the exhibition, whose works represent categories covering baseball, Broadway, city life, icons, politics and government, and music.

The evening also offers a taste of New York in some light refreshments, as well as a chance to try your own hand at designing, collecting, and sending your own postal creations. 

One drink ticket for a specialty cocktail or nonalcoholic beverage and light hors d’oeuvres is included with admission; a cash bar offers a specialty cocktail, wine, beer and nonalcoholic beverages. Must be 21 years old with valid ID. Not a seated event.

Please note that pricing will increase at the door (if available) as follows: Members $30 and Non-Members $50.

*For Upgrades: Call Customer Service at 202-633-3030 during our business hours to make membership changes and redeem Mingle at the Museum tickets. 


The National Postal Museum
2 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington, DC 20002
Please use 1st Street entrance