For fun, learning and to help change the world!
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Fun and learning – autumn 2017
We have no surcharge for these events. You can pay what you wish at the museums below. We’ll go for refreshments at reasonably priced places.
If you have questions or wish to join us later than the start time, you’re welcome to call or text Bill’s cell: 1-917-428-1061.
Museum of the City of New York and more
Saturday, October 7, 1 – 5:30 pm
Meet us at the Museum at 1 pm or up until 4 pm to join us for coffee or tea in a lovely Central Park garden or a cafe (depending on the weather).
Directions to the Museum: https://www.mcny.org/visit
We’ll see exhibits like:
- Activist New York
“Passions and causes of an in-your-face kind of town.”
- Posters and Patriotism
“Selling World War I in New York”
More info on all exhibits: www.mcny.org/exhibitions
New York Historical Society and Dinner at Chipotle
Friday, November 17, 6 -8 pm
Meet us 5 pm at our office, 6 pm inside the main entrance of this Museum or 8:20 pm at a nearby Chipotle for dinner.
New York Historical Society
170 Central Park West at 77th Street
269 Amsterdam Ave,
We plan to see these exhibits:
- The Vietnam War (October 4,2017- April 22, 2018)
“More than 40 years after the end of the Vietnam War, its far-reaching impact continues to reverberate. This groundbreaking exhibition is packed with artifacts, interactive displays, and historical images, offering an account of the full expanse of the war – its causes, conduct and consequences on the war front as well as the home front.”
- Hotbed (November 3,2017- March 25,2018)
“Greenwich Village in the 1910s was a unique hotbed of multicultural and cross-class activism, attracting a diverse population of women and men eager to change the world. Discover how this vibrant bohemian scene reenergized the women’s suffrage movement, leading it to victory in New York State in 1917.”
- American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times (June 23,2017- January 7, 2018)
“Commemorating the 100th anniversary of his birth … images that capture the dramatic scope of JFK’s life, both public and private….”
- Arthur Szyk: Soldier in Art (September 15, 2017 – January 21, 2018)
“Ominous threats filled the years around World War II … Arthur Szyk, the great 20th-century activist in art, confronted the turbulent, hate-filled period with forceful artistic depictions caricaturing Hitler, Mussolini, and Hirohito as the evil architects of their regimes’ destructive and inhumane policies. … Szyk’s role was a kind of ‘one man army’ … advocating civil and human rights.”
- Mapping America’s Road from Revolution to Independence (November 3,2017- March 11, 2018)
“… rare manuscript and printed maps … illuminate the tremendous changes – geographic, political – that occurred before, during, and just after the Revolutionary War.”
More info on exhibits at https://www.nyhistory.org/
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Friday, December 15, 7 – 9 pm
Meet us by 6 pm at our office, 7 pm in the seating area past the ticket counter and elevators inside the ground floor entrance at 81st St. & 5th Avenue.