On the Town in New York: Historic Bars and Theaters in New York City



During the month of September HDC will present “On the Town in New York: Historic Theaters and Bars of New York City,” a fascinating series of programs that will investigate the history, archaeology and preservation of some of New York City’s most notorious haunts.

Comedy & Tragedy: Tales of Preserving the City's Historic Theaters
Thursday, September 6, 2007, 6:30pm, The SoHo Playhouse
This lecture will discuss the theaters of New York City, focusing on their unique histories, architectural significance and façade design. From Broadway’s designated landmarks to the neglected theaters of the other boroughs with unknown fates, this panel will cover all aspects of theatre history in New York City. Scheduled speakers include Cezar Del Valle, Tony Robins and Susan Tunick.

Bottoms Up: Dives, Drinking Holes & Other Historic Places of Good Cheer
Thursday, September 13, 2007, 6:30pm, The SoHo Playhouse
This panel will examine the culture of social drinking and eating in New York City through an examination of establishments developed specifically for leisure. Discussions will focus on both the architectural and social significance of these historic watering holes. Francis Morrone, Matt Postal and Mark Caldwell.

Enter Stage Right: A Behind the Scenes Tour of Broadway's Historic Theaters
Two tour dates to choose from! Sunday, September 23, and Sunday, September 30.
The series will conclude with a rare behind-the-scenes tour of Manhattan’s Theater District. The tour, put together by noted tour guide Joseph Rosenberg of VIP Tours New York, preservation architect Craig Morrison and restoration specialist Jeffrey Greene, will go inside some of Broadway’s most infamous theaters. Walk the stages graced for decades by the theatrical elite, relish the extravagant designs of stately lobbies, discover firsthand what goes on behind the curtains!

Each lecture is $15/$10 for Friends of HDC. The Sunday tour of the Theater District is $45/$35 for Friends. The complete series of all three events is $65/$45 for Friends. Advance reservations are required.

On the Town in New York is sponsored by Friends of HDC and the Times Square Alliance.



Please note that both Sundays tour are now full. To be added to the waiting list,
please email lbelfer@hdc.org or call our offices at 212.614.9107.

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