Are you new to New York City? Are you curious about our history? Do you want a chance to get to know New York better? What do all these questions have in common? Give up? The answer is You and New York! The New York Historical Society, being the oldest museum in New York City, has over a couple centuries of our influential history of heroes, legends, and artifacts. This wonderful historic museum tells not only New York’s story, but stories from all over America. Check that out…you can learn tid-bits about the entire country and you don’t even have to leave New York!
Besides the exhibitions and tours, the NY Historical Society also plays host to a plethora of speakers and performers. One that caught my eye is the upcoming “Heart of Haiti: Music and Spoken Word”, held on Friday, January 20th, 2012, at 7:30pm. Presented in collaboration with the Haiti Cultural Exchange, this free performance will feature both music and spoken word from the heart of Haiti. The musical performance will be given by Tiga Jean-Baptiste & Tchaka, and the spoken word performances will be given by Millery Polyne and Gina Athena Ulysse.
Admission to the NY Historical Society is pay-as-you-wish Fridays from 6pm to 8pm.
170 Central Park West
New York, New York 10024
By: Jean-Luc Marin