City Sundays West Side Story at New-York Historical Society
212-873-3400 www.nyhistory.org Ages: Free with museum admission.
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Too hot outside? Join us for this family classic while you kick back and enjoy some popcorn. Get a glimpse into the rough-and-tumble world of 1950s New York City through the epic love story of Tony and Maria. The lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and score by Leonard Bernstein bring the streets of New York alive – many of the scenes were filmed on location near the current location of Lincoln Center. After the film, discover photographs of the five boroughs from the 19th and 20th centuries in the DiMenna Children's History Museum.
Venue Description: Founded in 1804, the New-York Historical Society is the oldest cultural institution in New York and serves as the collective memory of the city. The N-YHS offers a vast collection of American painting, sculpture, photographs, books, manuscripts, antique coaches and fire engines, works by Tiffany and more. Several exhibitions are featured yearly, as well as lectures and educational programs. Don't miss four centuries of museum collections--Tiffany lamps, furniture and paintings in the Henry Luce III Center for American Culture. It is a not-to-be-missed location while visiting New York City.
The New-York Historical Society is located in a landmark building at 170 Central Park West between 76th and 77th Street. It is open to the general public Tuesday through Sunday and on selected holiday Mondays. It is also open on Mondays during special exhibitions for school and adult groups. N-YHS facilities, galleries and auditorium are wheelchair accessible; a wheelchair accessible entrance is located at 2 West 77th Street. The N-YHS provides guided tours of the galleries several times a day and special tours for small and large groups may be arranged.
Visiting the Society: The New-York Historical Society is open to the general public Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m; we offer free admission on Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday hours are from 11:00 a.m. until 5:45 p.m.
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