This Saturday, come experience the bustling and vibrant sights and sounds of New York in the 1930's. Saul Lilienstein and George Scheper (both born and raised in New York) will be presenting film, recordings and other visuals as they bring to life the vivid world of life in the Big Apple right after the Great Depression.
The seminar will begin with a discussion of the Depression, its tremendous effect on New York, and the genesis of the New Deal. The bohemian spirit will be the subject of the next lecture, as the presenters explore the art, culture and nightlife of Harlem and Greenwich Village, and the birth of Swing, the avant-garde arts, and the WPA's new social realism.
After a lunch break, the program will continue with a foray into the world of Broadway musical theater and cinematic film. And finally, the presenters will examine the great musical projects and architectural innovations created in the city in the thirties, and the 1939-40 World's Fair and its "World of Tomorrow."
If you've ever wanted to learn more about great New York architecture, like the Museum of Modern Art, the Chrysler Building, the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center and Radio City Music Hall, or about Broadway composers like George Gershwin, Cole Porter and Rodgers and Hart, or even about famous artists, baseball players, and other seminal figures in New York's history, come to "New York in the Thirties," and be immersed in the history of this amazing city.
S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Drive, SW
Smithsonian Mall Exit (Blue/Orange)Ticket Prices:
$96 Senior Member
$139 Gen. Admission
Quick Tix Code: 1M2-642