New York Historical Society Announces Their May Programs

The New York Historical Society has announced its programming for the month of May. Exhibitions include The Grateful Dead, Yankee Stadium Forever, Madison and the Constitution Part II, Grenwich Village: The First Bohemia, Tales of the Grateful Dead and New York, May Bird Walks, and Icons of American War Remembrance.

GRATEFUL DEAD: NOW PLAYING AT THE NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Through July 4

The New-York Historical Society presents the first large-scale exhibition of materials from the Grateful Dead Archive. Drawn almost exclusively from the Archive housed at the University of California Santa Cruz, Grateful Dead: Now Playing at the New-York Historical Society, chronicle's the history of the Grateful Dead, its music, and phenomenal longevity through an array of original art and documents related to the band, its members, performances, and productions. Exhibition highlights from the archive include concert and recording posters, album art, large-scale marionettes and other stage props, banners, and vast stores of decorated fan mail.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS

PLEASE NOTE LOCATION: Evening Public Programs will be presented at the New York Society for Ethical Culture at 2 West 64th Street at Central Park West.

To purchase tickets by phone call Smarttix at (212) 868-4444 or go to www.smarttix.com.

YANKEE STADIUM FOREVER: THE LEGENDS, RUTH, GEHRIG, DIMAGGIO, AND MANTLE
Tuesday, May 4, 6:30 pm

Ed Randall, Bert Sugar, Tony Morante

The Yankee Stadium Forever series returns with an evening of tall tales, iconic stories, and enduring memories of the greatest players ever to roam the House that Ruth Built, and those who are commemorated in Monument Park. Celebrate the Yankee immortals, from Babe Ruth to Mickey Mantle, in a fun evening of conversation with three baseball experts. Presented in collaboration with the New York Yankees.


MADISON AND THE CONSTITUTION, PART II
Tuesday, May 11, 6:30 pm

Benno Schmidt, Sean Wilentz, Gordon S. Wood

He was a delegate to the Continental Congress, the Father of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, a founder of his party, and one of the first presidents of the United States. Yet James Madison remains relatively uncelebrated. Three experts continue the conversation begun in 2008, and discuss Madison's enormous achievements and his legacy, and debate why he has so often been denied his rightful place among America's most important Founding Fathers.

GREENWICH VILLAGE: THE FIRST BOHEMIA
Thursday, May 20, 6:30 pm

Barry Lewis

The 1960s hipsters thought they were inventing it all from scratch, but in fact the first real bohemians dated back to the 1850s and Walt Whitman's crowd at Pfaff 's on lower Broadway. The first Bohemian neighborhood was Greenwich Village in the 1910s and 20s. Everyone from Edna St. Vincent Millay to John Sloan made "the Village" (itself, a made-up name) their hangout. It became so hip and chic that the "bobos" from uptown began flooding the Village, boosting rents, and filling new luxury apartment buildings. By the 1920s the Bohemian era was over...until the 1930s-50s when a new disaffected generation took up the Village mantra of non-conformism. Join us for this lecture and slide show, a "virtual walk" through Greenwich Village when it was the first Bohemia.


TALES OF THE GRATEFUL DEAD AND NEW YORK
Thursday, May 27, 6:30 pm

Gary Lambert, Pete Fornatale

From the free concerts in Tompkins Square and Central Park to Fillmore East and Madison Square Garden, the Grateful Dead considered New York a second home for much of the band's 30-year touring career, and enjoyed a special relationship with New York Deadheads. Fans and experts share their memories and stories of one of the most innovative bands of our time.

MAY BIRD WALKS
Saturday, May 8, 9:00 am

Saturday, May 22, 9:00 am

Alan Messer

In the heart of New York City's bustling metropolis, Central Park's 38-acre Ramble is a bird watcher's paradise, where more than 270 species have been spotted in a single year. With New York being located along one of North America's busiest migratory routes, the spring months are an ideal time to spot the city's avian visitors on their trip north. Journey with wildlife artist and illustrator Alan Messer to some of the most magical places in Central Park's wooded Ramble, discovering along the way both resident and migrating birds. During the spring migration in May, delight in the colorful warblers, hummingbirds, tanagers, and thrushes. Walks are limited to 35 guests per tour. Advanced purchase is required. To buy tickets, please call SmartTix at (212) 868-4444. Note: These tours meet in front of the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West.


ICONS OF AMERICAN WAR REMEMBRANCE
Saturday, May 15, 11:00 AM

Cal Snyder

Ranging from grand sculptures, like Karl Illava's 107th Infantry Memorial, to serene green spaces, New York has venerated its heroes with civic and community memorials and tributes to its fighting regiments. This survey of Central Park's memorials will explore how the city has personified the idea of American Victory, and gloried in its own importance from the Civil War era through the World Wars. Walking Tours are limited to 35 guests per tour. Advanced purchase is required. To buy tickets, please call SmartTix at (212) 868-4444.

The New-York Historical Society is located at 170 Central Park West in New York, NY.

The Society is dedicated to presenting exhibitions and public programs, and fostering research that reveal the dynamism of history and its influence on the world of today. Founded in 1804, its holdings cover four centuries of American history, and include one of the world's greatest collections of historical artifacts, American art and other materials documenting the history of the United States as seen through the prism of New York City and State.

Forty thousand of the Society's most treasured pieces are on permanent display in the Henry Luce III Center for the Study of American Culture, and a self-guided audio tour brings these artifacts to life with anecdotes and stories. Our collections provide the foundation for exploration of the nation's richly layered past and support the Society's mission to provide a forum for debate and examination of issues surrounding the making and meaning of history.

INFORMATION HOTLINE: To reach Museum's offices call: 212-873-3400

ONLINE INFORMATION: www.nyhistory.org

MUSEUM HOURS:

Tuesday to Friday 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Saturday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Sunday: 11:00 am to 5:45 pm

ADMISSION:

ADULTS $12.00

Senior Citizens & Educators $9.00

Students $7.00

Children under 12 FREE

Museum Members FREE

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