Folk City: New York and the Folk Music Revival. June 17 – November 29, 2015
In the 1950s and 1960s, folk music blossomed in New York City, especially in Greenwich Village, where clubs and coffee houses showcased singers like Pete Seeger and Odetta and nurtured a generation of newcomers, including Bob Dylan, Judy Collins, Dave Van Ronk, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, and Peter, Paul and Mary. The multi-media Folk City: New York and the Folk Music Revival, featuring original instruments, handwritten lyrics, and video and film footage, traces the roots of the revival, its growth in New York, its major players, and its impact on American politics and culture during the tumultuous 1960s.
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Opening Reception: For Museum Members Only
Please join us on Tuesday, June 16 at 6:00 pm for a first glimpse and reception to celebrate Folk City.
The reception is FREE and open only to members at the Associate, Sustainer, and Fellow levels, and to the Young Members and Alexander Hamilton Circles.