City Sundays A League of Their Own at New-York Historical Society
212-873-3400 nyhistory.org Ages: All Ages Free with museum admission.
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Free with Museum admission. Rated PG. 128 minutes.
Too hot outside? Join us for this family classic while you kick back and enjoy some popcorn. One, two, three, strikes you're out! Not for the ladies in this story of the first professional female baseball league. During World War II, when much of the male population was in the trenches, the first all-women's baseball league was formed. Dottie Hinson (Geena Davis) and Kit Keller (Lori Petty) are sisters recruited to keep the sport alive. Their teammates range from a former dance hall hostess to a home run slugger to a jersey girl to a couple of farmer's daughters. After the film, learn more about other baseball firsts in the DiMenna Children's History Museum, like Esteban Bellán, the first Latin American to play professional baseball in the United States!
Venue Description: A trip to New York wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the New-York Historical Society with four centuries of history and art – plus the only Children’s History Museum in the area. It hits the spot for anyone craving an offbeat (and often surprising) bite of the city’s culture easily digested in an hour or two. Quirky, smart, immersive and across the street from beautiful Central Park, it offers a rich taste of the city.