Museum of the City of New York Celebrates 100th Birthday with Centennial Weekend!

 

 

 

Arthur Rothstein (1915-1985), Bill Kobrin, Michael A. Vaccaro for LOOK Magazine. Art Students League Ball [Dance floor at the party.]. 1953. Museum of the City of New York. X2011.4.2267-53.52

Join MCNY for a weekend-long celebration of the Museum of the City of New York’s 100th birthday, complete with events, a new exhibition, and a whole lot of fun!

The adventure begins on Friday night, as you’re transported back to the “Roaring Twenties,” the decade the Museum was founded. Don your best 1920s attire, grab your dancing shoes, and join us as we step back in time for an evening of jazz-age revelry with a modern twist.

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Tin Pan Alley Day Celebrates Birthplace of American Popular Music with Free Public Concert in the Flatiron District

 

 

 

Courtesy the Tin Pan Alley American Popular Music Project

The Tin Pan Alley American Popular Music Project in collaboration with the Flatiron 23rd Street Partnership will present a free, outdoor public concert at the Flatiron North Plaza on 23rd Street/Broadway on Saturday, October 23, 2021 from 12:00 Noon to 4:00 PM. The event will feature more than two dozen leading performers of Tin Pan Alley music and the Great American Songbook. The rain date is Sunday, October 24.

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NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission Designates Five Historic Buildings Associated with Tin Pan Alley

 

 

 

Buildings of Tin Pan Alley, c. 1910. Image via Historic Districts Council

On Sunday, October 22, 2017,  preservationists and historians rallied to protect the cultural treasure known as Tin Pan Alley along 28th Street between Broadway and 6th Avenue ~ with musical performances and a tour. It was a day to learn about the rich history of the historic one block, known as Tin Pan Alley, and the efforts to preserve its heritage, along with many of its 19th-century structures still in tact.

On Tuesday, December 10, 2019, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) designated five historic buildings on West 28th Street in Manhattan:   47 West 28th Street, 49 West 28th Street, 51 West 28th Street, 53 West 28th Street and 55 West 28th Street. These buildings are an intact part of a block known as Tin Pan Alley, home of the most significant concentration of sheet music publishers in New York City. While on this block — so named to describe the audible racket of piano music that made 28th St. sound “like a tin pan alley” — these firms revolutionized the music-publishing industry’s practices for the creation, promotion and consumption of popular music as we know it today.

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