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NYC – Sinatra at Lincoln Center – now through September – Free

New  York City Public Library for the Performing Arts

at Lincoln Center

 

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The free multimedia exhibition features never-before-seen photos, family mementos, rare correspondence, personal items, clothing, artwork, and, of course, music. Most of the pieces come directly from the Sinatra family and have never been on public display before.

 

Entering this exhibit you are treated to the music of Frank Sinatra.The exhibition space has a nice feel about it – videos, inter-actives, posters, dioramas and recordings.  I enjoyed being there!

Slide Show – old photograhs

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The exhibit begins with his childhood and covers his life through videos , recordings, and family photographs. Quite a lot to see and read.

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The show traces Sinatra’s career in music, from early performances through big band performances, radio shows, gold and platinum records and Grammy awards.

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A replica of living rooms anywhere in the country. Personal camera (he carried one with him at all times).

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If you would like to make a day of visiting the upper west side… some suggestions

Columbus Circle (59th and Broadway Time Warner Building – neat to go inside and see the park through large windows.

Lincoln Square (65th Street), Commonly known as Lincoln Center – location  of Sinatra exhibit. Also, you will like the surroundings as well.

American Folk Art Museum

American Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Sq

Zabar’s (80th). This is one of the city’s top gourmet stores, with a dizzying selection of cheeses, breads, prepared foods, salads and much more.

American Museum of Natural History. (77th and CPW) This is one of New York’s top attractions, with a world-class collection of dinosaurs.

Below 77th Street, you’ll pass the New-York Historical Society, a manageable sized museum with fascinating exhibits of the world’s most unmanageable city.

Dakota Building, 1 W 72nd St. Probably best known was the former Beatle John Lennon, who was gunned down outside the building on 8 December 1980. Make a pilgrimage into Central Park across the way, Just inside the 72nd Street entrance, to Strawberry Fields, a beautifully landscaped area dedicated to Lennon’s memory.

Tavern on the Green – inside Central Park (66th and CPW). Not good reviews but usually the outside looks great at Easter.

Eating – lots of restaurants along Broadway  and side streets.

Google  “NYC upper west side” for additional ideas

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