Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution
February 17 @ 10:00 am - August 26 @ 8:00 pm
Suggested Ages: All Ages, Babies, Toddlers, 2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-10, 11-14, 15-18, Adult Friendly
Explore the rock & roll world of Bill Graham (1931–1991), one of the most influential concert promoters of all time who worked with the biggest names in rock music—including the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Led Zeppelin, and the Rolling Stones—and launched the careers of countless music luminaries at his famed Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco and the Fillmore East in New York City.
Showcasing more than 300 objects—including rock memorabilia, photographs, and concert posters—the New-York Historical presentation highlights Graham’s personal connections to New York, beginning with a site-specific installation of “The Joshua Light Show,” the trailblazing liquid light show conceived in 1967 by multimedia artist Joshua White that served as a psychedelic backdrop to Graham’s concert productions in New York.
A free immersive audio experience, provides a musical tour through the exhibition with songs by rock superstars Aerosmith, Blondie, David Bowie, Cream, the Doors, Janis Joplin, Tom Petty, and Neil Young, among others. Kid-friendly family guide available.
Large crowds expected; purchase timed tickets in advance. Closed most Mondays.
This twice weekly program includes the reading of a NY-themed book, related craft project, playtime with historic toys and a special Little New-Yorkers hello song. Past projects have included iphone ‘books’ and construction paper teapots – and it’s never been crowded.
From the seventeenth century to the twenty-first, through fiction and through fact, hear tales of New York City and the people who made it great in a charming, cozy library in the hands-on DiMenna Children’s History Museum. Includes a related craft or activity. Themes change monthly.