New-York Historical is temporarily closed to help contain the spread of COVID-19, but we expect to reopen August 14 with a free, outdoor exhibition. See more details on our Visit page.

History After Dark
Poets + Percussion: The Power of the Spoken Word and Music, Unscripted
Tues, April 28, 2020 | 7 pm | $20 ($15, Members and Young Friends)

PROGRAM CANCELLATION: This program has been canceled to help support the city’s efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 and to protect the health of our visitors and staff. More details on our Visit page. New-York Historical Society will reach out to all ticket buyers to review refund and ticket-to-donation options.

Thank you very much for your support of the New-York Historical Society and its public programs. 


Celebrate National Poetry Month with a program that highlights how poetry and music combine to create great art. Experience an inspiring dialogue with GRAMMY® Award-winning master percussionist Chief Ayanda Clarke, followed by a spirited conversation and improvisational performance with freestyle master Toni Blackman and D-Cross, the Vocal Beat Expressionist. April R. Silver moderates. Afterwards, grab a cocktail and snack from our bar. Ages 21+; two drink tickets per person

Browse #HistoryAfterDark posts


New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


By phone: Contact New-York Historical’s in-house call center at (212) 485-9268. Call center is open 9 am–5 pm daily.
Online: Click on the orange “Buy Tickets” button at the top of this page.
In person: Advance tickets may be purchased on site at New-York Historical’s Admissions desk during museum hours.

Advance purchase is required to guarantee seating. All sales are final; refunds and exchanges not permitted. Programs and dates may be subject to change. Program tickets do not include Museum Admission unless otherwise noted. This event may be photographed and/or recorded for archival, educational, and promotional purposes. 

History After Dark
Are you a self-identified history geek? Is history always your best round on trivia nights? Then join us for History After Dark, New-York Historical's special event series for young professionals that features music, mingling, cocktails, trivia, talks, and more—all in a vibrant setting with a price that's right.

Spirits generously provided by

Creative: Tronvig Group