City Sundays: Summer Family Film Series
Select Sundays, June and July, 2 pm
Come escape the summer heat and kick back with a movie at the New-York Historical Society! New York and history fans will enjoy these family friendly flicks, complete with popcorn and shown in the Klingenstein Library, as part of our summer family film series. Then stick around and visit the galleries to see photographs of New York then and now, create a historical baseball dream team, or play a Newsie-for-a-day game!
West Side Story
Sunday, June 30, 2013; 2 pm
Directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, 1961
Rated PG; 152 minutes
Come get a glimpse into the rough-and-tumble world of 1950s New York City through the epic love story of Tony and Maria. The lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and score by Leonard Bernstein bring the streets of New York alive – many of the scenes were filmed on location near the current location of Lincoln Center. After the film, discover photographs of the five boroughs from the 19th and 20th centuries in the DiMenna Children’s History Museum Historical Viewfinder!