Recording New York: Sound, Place, and Civic Identity

Recording NY - MCNY April 25 2017

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 | 5:00pm – 6:30pm

Join Ben Serby as he explores the themes of place, memory, and civic commitment in the work of the self-taught, Manhattan-based folklorist Tony Schwartz (1923-2008). Listen to Schwartz’s vibrant sound portraits of New York from the 1950s and ’60s, such as New York 19 and Music in the Streets, and hear about his efforts to teach the city’s youth to document and care for their
world.

Learn how young people can become stakeholders and participants in their communities both by listening to historical sound recordings and by making new recordings of their own. Participants will leave with new ideas about how sounds can inspire students to explore their surroundings and examine the ways in which the past has shaped the world that they inhabit.

This discussion is part of the series Activism Under the Lens: Educator Evenings at the Museum of the City of New York. The events are geared towards educators but open to all with interest in the topics.

Educators will learn about sources in the exhibitions Activist New York and New York at Its Core available to support their students’ learning in the Museum and online. Participants will leave with
resources for the classroom and a letter of attendance for 1.5 hours of professional development.

Light refreshments will be served.

Cost: FREE

Museum of the City of New York

1220 Fifth Avenue btwn 103rd and 104th Streets

New York, NY 10029

Tel: 21.534.1672

More Info: http://www.mcny.org/event/recording-new-york-sound-place-and-civic-identity



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