Museum Closure

The New-York Historical Society will close at 3pm on November 26 and remain closed through November 27. For details, please visit our calendar.

Stormy Weather (1943)

Speaker: 
Stanley Crouch
Bob Herbert
Fri, June 6th, 2014 | 7:00 pm

TICKETS

This event is part of the New-York Historical Society's spring 2014 Free Fridays programs, sponsored by Bank of America. Entrance to the film series is free during the Museum's Pay-as-you-wish Friday Nights (6 – 8 pm). No advanced reservations. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 6 pm. New-York Historical Society members receive priority.

Jazz of the 1940s and '50s

Speaker: 
Jay Leonhart with Family & Friends
Fri, June 20th, 2014 | 7:00 pm

The New-York Historical Society is grateful to Bank of America for its generous support of all Free Fridays programs.

Icons and Influences

Speaker: 
George Cables
Dezron Douglas
Victor Lewis
Fri, April 4th, 2014 | 7:00 pm

The New-York Historical Society is grateful to Bank of America for its generous support of all Free Fridays programs.

Jazz of the 1920s and '30s

Speaker: 
Jay Leonhart
Carl Allen
Xavier Davis
Wayne Escoffery
Mark Gross
Michael Leonhart
Fri, March 14th, 2014 | 7:00 pm

The New-York Historical Society is grateful to Bank of America for its generous support of all Free Fridays programs.

Supreme City: How Jazz Age Manhattan Gave Birth to Modern America

Speaker: 
Donald L. Miller
Tue, May 13th, 2014 | 6:30 pm

EVENT DETAILS

In the 1920s, an infectious energy filled the air as the country pushed relentlessly into the future, and at the center of it all stood a gleaming city reaching for the sky. Join us for an exploration of the cultural history of Jazz Age Manhattan—from the introduction of “talkies” to the emergence of mass communication to the broadcasting of revolutionary new music on radios—and learn why ambitious innovators of change flocked to the city, transforming America in the process.

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Cool City Dads

Sun, June 16th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4–7. Free with Museum admission.

Hear tales of New York and learn about your city’s history in these stories for young children. Themes are related to New York and American history, current holidays, and New-York Historical Society exhibitions.

Do you know how to scat? If not, then learn all about vocal improvisation from Cool Daddy Rat! If so, then show off your skills during this jazzy, call-and-response storytime!

Cool Daddy Rat by Kristyn Crow

Frank Sinatra: “Here’s to Ol’ Blue Eyes!”

Speaker: 
Jay Leonhart
Family & Friends
Fri, May 10th, 2013 | 7:00 pm

The New-York Historical Society is grateful to Bank of America for its generous support of all Free Friday Night Programs.

TICKETS

Admission to the concerts is free. No advanced reservations are possible for these events. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 6 PM. Auditorium doors open at 6:30 PM (unless otherwise noted).

The Life and Music of Judy Garland

Speaker: 
Jay Leonhart
Family & Friends
Fri, April 5th, 2013 | 7:00 pm

The New-York Historical Society is grateful to Bank of America for its generous support of all Free Friday Night Programs.

TICKETS

Admission to the concerts is free. No advanced reservations are possible for these events. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 6 PM. Auditorium doors open at 6:30 PM (unless otherwise noted).

It’s Been a Long, Long Time: Songs of Longing and Joy from World War II

Speaker: 
Jay Leonhart
Family & Friends
Fri, March 15th, 2013 | 7:00 pm

The New-York Historical Society is grateful to Bank of America for its generous support of all Free Friday Programs.

TICKETS

Admission to the concerts is free. No advanced reservations are possible for these events. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 6 PM. Auditorium doors open at 6:30 PM (unless otherwise noted).

Art Deco of the 1930s

Speaker: 
Barry Lewis
Sun, June 23rd, 2013 | 5:00 pm

EVENT DETAILS

Join architectural historian Barry Lewis for this Sunday program on New York’s Art Deco buildings of the 1930s. From the Empire State and Chrysler Buildings to more modest buildings about town, Art Deco was the dominant style of “Swing Time.”

SPEAKER BIOS

Barry Lewis is an architectural historian and host of a popular series of walking tours on PBS.

LOCATION

The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

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