What if... these two small words open up a world of future possibilities unconstrained by today's realities. Guests in our Future City Lab gallery are invited to pose their own questions about what the future could hold for life in New York City. What could you imagine?
Opening on the 100th anniversary of his birth, "In the Dugout with Jackie Robinson: An Intimate Portrait of a Baseball Legend" is an exhibition focused around 30-some images of Robinson and the Dodgers taken for Look magazine. All from the Museum's collection, many of these stunning photographs have never been exhibited to the public before! Celebrate the birth of a legend with us beginning Jan 31. #JackieRobinson100 __ Jackie Robinson and Duke Snider in conversation–Sequence I, 1953. Photograph by Kenneth Edie. Museum of the City of New York, The LOOK Collection. Gift of Cowles Magazines, Inc.
Broadway lost a legend this week with the death of Carol Channing. A little whacky, a wonderful singer, and always charismatic, Channing made an unforgettable impact on NYC theater history. She first broke onto the scene with her performance in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" in 1949, a role that she would reprise several times, including in a reworked version of the show called "Lorelei" in 1974. Her whimsical comedic talent was on full display as she sang as a tray of pastries. 😂 Swipe right to see the rendering for her elaborate costume from our theater collection, complete with cake, ice cream, and chocolate covered desserts. __ 📷: unknown photographer. ["Lorelei" theater still.], 1974. Museum of the City of New York, F2013.41.4072; Alvin Colt. “Lorelei,” Carol Channing as Show girl, 1973. Museum of the City of New York, 85.148.314. #carolchanning#gentlemenpreferblondes#broadway#broadwayhistory#lorelei
Samuel Fraunces purchased the mansion at 54 Pearl Street on this day in 1762, turning it into a tavern that he called the Sign of Queen Charlotte (Queen's Head Tavern). Today, of course, we all know this as the historic Fraunces Tavern, a New York City landmark that still serves pints. 🍺
What’s a wedding without a beautiful venue? We have a sweeping marble staircase, striking Starlight chandelier, and ample stunning backdrops. Visit mcny.org/venues to learn more! __ 📷: Steven Young at @getstak; Design by @botanicainc