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The '60s from Both Sides, Now: An Evening with Judy Collins
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Judy Collins, Harold Holzer (moderator)
Tue, March 13th, 2018 | 6:30 pm
(Members $24)

Note: This event is sold out



Nearly half a century ago, Judy Collins recorded her mega-hit “Both Sides, Now”—an anthem of the ’60s written for her by Joni Mitchell. Collins won further acclaim with “Chelsea Morning” and “Send in the Clowns.” The singer known as “Judy Blue Eyes” also confronted the dark side of the ’60s as well as her own personal struggles. Throughout, she has remained an outspoken activist who began singing Pete Seeger’s protest song, “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” while testifying at the 1969 trial of the Chicago Seven. Now this enduring and courageous artist looks back at the decade that launched, inspired, and tested her.

Judy Collins is a multiple Grammy-winning folk icon and a champion of Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger. Harold Holzer (moderator), a prolific author and historian, has appeared on stage with Judy Collins at many venues, including Ford’s Theatre, Cooper Union, and the Daniel Chester French studio in Stockbridge, MA.

Presented in collaboration with the Center for Women’s History at the New-York Historical Society


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


This program has reached capacity. There will be a standby line the evening of the program. One hour before the program begins, we will begin handing out standby numbers with members receiving priority. Shortly before the program begins, we would begin selling tickets if we are able to do so. Standby does not guarantee admission.

Advance purchase is required to guarantee seating. All sales are final; refunds and exchanges not permitted. Programs and dates may be subject to change. Management reserves the right to refuse admission to latecomers.

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