Musical Preview of Free Weekend Festival - Gotham Groove- Thursday November 17, 11am-12 noon

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In Celebration of the launch of "New York at Its Core", first ever permanent exhibition of all 400 years of NYC history.

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The Museum of the City of New York will present a “Musical Preview” of Gotham Groove – a free weekend festival to celebrate the launch of its highly anticipated exhibition New York at Its Core. Gotham Groove is the Museum’s first-ever continuous, 32-hour New York public festival featuring more than 20 different entertainment acts and events.

Gotham Groove begins on Saturday, November 19 at 10 am and continues nonstop until Sunday, November 20 at 6 pm and will showcase musical performances by Broadway stars, an overnight movie marathon of timeless NYC films, a silent dance disco, family programs, morning yoga, salsa lessons, and much more. On hand for “Musical Preview” will be the acapella group, The New York Belles and a world-renowned Broadway performer. New York at Its Core opens to the public on Friday, November 18.

New York at Its Core is the capstone of a 10-year, $100 million renovation of the entire Museum and is sure to become a major attraction for New Yorkers of all ages, schools, and tourists from around the world. Occupying the entire first floor of the Museum’s landmark building on New York’s Museum’s mile, New York at Its Core presents the full 400-year history of New York from a striving Dutch village to today’s “Capital of the World” -- a preeminent global city facing the future in a changing world.

WHAT:    “Musical Preview” of Gotham Groove – 32-hour Free Nonstop Weekend Festival

WHEN:    Thursday, November 17, 11 am – 12 noon

WHERE:    Museum of the City of New York
            1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street

WHO:        The New York Belles, A Capella Doo-wop Soul Group
         Christian Dante, Renowned Broadway Singer
                 Whitney Donhauser, Ronay Menschel Director, Museum of the City of New York
         Sarah Henry, Deputy Director and Chief Curator, Museum of the City of New York

    Note – Media will be able to tour New York at Its Core as part of the event.
CONTACT:  Credentialed members of the media are invited to attend. Please RSVP to:

             Jacob Tugendrajch | jtugendrajch(at)mcny(dot)org | 917-492-3480
             Lisa Sherman-Cohen | lisa(at)gzandassociates(dot)com | 347-539-7382

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