New York, N.Y. (PRWEB) June 17, 2013
John Wesley Harding, Peter Yarrow, Lucy Kaplansky, Langhorne Slim, A.C. Newman, Josh White, Jr., David Hajdu, Izzy Young, David Amram, Oscar Brand and Happy Traum come together this Thursday for a special concert to benefit the Museum of the City of New York’s upcoming exhibition Folk City.
The concert will be held at 8:00 PM on Thursday, June 20th at the New York Academy of Medicine at 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, adjacent to the City Museum.
Funds from the concert will help develop, create, and curate Folk City: New York and the American Folk Music Revival, a special exhibition in 2014 at the City Museum exploring New York's pivotal role in fueling the American folk music revival in the late 1950s and early 1960s. During these years, folk music blossomed in New York City, particularly in Greenwich Village, the iconoclastic neighborhood that had long nurtured unconventional art, progressive politics, and countercultural trends. The exhibition will provide a rich, multi-media experience that will trace the revival's roots, and its growth in New York, major players and songwriters, and impact on American politics and culture during the tumultuous 1960s.
Pete Seeger is the event's Honorary Chair. WFUV Radio is serving as the event's Media Sponsor. Additional sponsors are: Folk Alliance International, Folk Music Society of New York, Brooklyn Folk Festival, Washington Square Folk Festival, and Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives.
Among the performers and entertainers:
New special guests were just added:
Reservations and prepayment are required. Individual premium seating tickets are $500. Individual regular seating tickets range in price from $50 to $250. Tickets purchases at $1,000 or above allow entry into a post-performance reception. Premium ticket packages begin at $1,000, which includes premium seating for one and access to the post-concert reception with performers. Other premium ticket packages include the: $2,500 package, with premium seating for two/access to the post-concert reception; $5,000 package with premium seating for four/access to the reception; and, the $10,000 package, offering event co-chair program listing, premium seating for eight/access to the reception.
About the Museum of the City of New York
The Museum of the City of New York is located at 1220 Fifth Avenue (between 103 and 104 streets), Manhattan. Founded in 1923 as a private, nonprofit corporation, the Museum of the City of New York celebrates and interprets the city, educating the public about its distinctive character, especially its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation. The Museum connects the past, present, and future of New York City, and serves the people of the city as well as visitors from around the world through exhibitions, school and public programs, publications, and collections. For more information, call (212) 534-1672 or visit http://www.mcny.org.
Directions: By bus: M1, M3, M4, or M106 to 104th Street, M2 to 101st Street.
By subway: Lexington Avenue #6 train to 103rd Street, walk three blocks west, or #2 or #3 train to 110th Street, walk one block east to Fifth Avenue, then south to 104th Street.