Folk City: New York and the Folk Music Revival. June 17 – January 10, 2016
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 exhibtition 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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Ramblers and Strugglers: Old Time Music in the Big City
Date and Time: Tuesday, August 4 at 6:30 pm
Join the Down Hill Strugglers and the Four o’clock Flowers for a lively evening of old-time blues and gospel music by two outstanding, NYC-based contemporary folk groups.
- "The Young Sound of Old America" The Wall Street Journal
- "'Folk City': Reviving the Folk Revival, One Banjo String at a Time" Brooklyn Based
"'Don't Your People Got None of Your Own Music?' Confessions of a Jewish Teenage Folkie" Tablet Magazine
- "Review: 'Folk City' at the Museum of the City of New York" The New York Times
- "Folk Music Celebrated at Museum of the City of New York" WABC-TV NY
- "NYC Exhibition Explores Folk Music Revival" WFUV
- "Travel back to the NYC of Bob Dylan and company at 'Folk City'" New York Post
Sing-along Gallery Tours
Join us Sundays, August 9, 16 & 30, September 13 & 27, October 11 & 25, November 8 & 22, and December 6 & 20 at 1:00 pm for a 45-minute gallery tour followed by a singalong session with one of our museum scholars. First come, first serve – no registration required.
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