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Thursday, March 18, 2010


170 Central Park West, New York, N.Y. 212-873-3400
April 2010


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, will chronicle 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 will include concert and recording posters, album art, large-scale marionettes and other stage props, banners, and vast stores of decorated fan mail.


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

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

Tuesday, April 6, 6:30 pm

Andrew Ross Sorkin, David M. Walker, Paul Volcker

The Global Financial Crisis has changed the political and economic landscape forever. But is it over? And are we on the road to recovery? Three of the most influential voices in finance today explore the crisis, its causes, consequences, and solutions to ensure America's future.

Thursday, April 15, 6:30 pm

Barry Lewis

London was not like other European cities. On the Continent, all power -- commercial, political and religious—was vested in the capital. In England, these functions were separated: London was its commercial center, Westminster its political center, and Canterbury its religious center. Over time, London and Westminster merged physically, while inland from the palace at Whitehall, aristocratic land developers began creating in the 17th century the West End squares that today are the city's signature. But London's dual origin, both commercial and royal, made the merchants more powerful and the royals less absolute than on the Continent and the city a perfect incubator for modern capitalism. We're going to cruise through London's history, its urban growth and architectural evolution, to see the origin of our own Yankee sense of urban destiny.

Wednesday, April 21, 6:30 pm

Associate Justice Stephen Breyer

SOLD OUT. One of the most infamous Supreme Court decisions in American history, the 1857 Dred Scott v. Sandford verdict pushed the nation closer to the brink of civil war. Associate Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer delivers an insightful lecture on Dred Scott, focusing on the players, the politics, and the perturbations of the case whose ramifications still cast a long shadow.


Saturday, April 10 & 24 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 April walks through Central Park's Ramble, we will search for resident, late winter, and early migrants, including common birds at feeders. Chickadees, nuthatches, woodpeckers, finches, and sparrows may be seen at this time. Walks are limited to 35 guests per tour.  Please buy tickets in advance by calling SmartTix at (212) 868-4444.Note: These tours meet in front of the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West

Saturday, April 17, 11:00 AM

Cal Snyder

SOLD OUT. The early years of the United States were a trying and often turbulent time for democracy in the New World. In this two-part tour, we will visit sites located throughout Morningside Heights and explore our nation's fragile beginnings. Starting at Columbia University, we'll look at images of America's founders and a memorial to the Revolution, before continuing on to Grant's Tomb and Sakura Park, where we examine the hero's portrayal after the Civil War. Note: See confirmation for starting location


Monday, April 26, 6:30 PM

West Side cast members to be announced

From the groundbreaking new production of West Side Story, cast members perform "Tonight," "America," "Maria," and other hits from one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time—with introductions to the plot, scenes, and characters. A modern retelling of William Shakespeare's Romeo and JulietWest Side Story explores themes of forbidden love and racial tension in New York's Upper West Side during the 1950s. Please Note Location: This public program will be presented at the New York Society for Ethical Culture at 2 West 64th Street at Central Park West.


To reach Museum’s offices call: 212-873-3400


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

ADULTS $12.00
Senior Citizens & Educators $9.00
Students $7.00
Children under 12 FREE
Museum Members FREE
Fridays from 6:00 pm  to 8:00 pm Pay as you wish

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