Folk City: New York and the Folk Music Revival. Opens June 17, 2015

In the summer of 2015, the Museum of the City of New York will present the exhibition Folk City: New York and the American Folk Music Revival. In the 1950s and 1960s, folk music blossomed in New York City, particularly in Greenwich Village, the iconoclastic neighborhood that had long nurtured unconventional art and progressive politics. Folk City will provide a rich, multimedia experience that will trace the revival’s roots, its growth in New York, its major players and songwriters, and its impact on American politics and culture during the tumultuous 1960s.

Opening Reception: For Museum Members Only

Please join us on Tuesday, June 16 at 6:00 pm for a first glimpse and reception to celebrate Folk City.
The reception is FREE and open only to members at the Associate, Sustainer, and Fellow levels, and to the Young Members and Alexander Hamilton Circles.


  • Sponsors

    Exhibition co-chairs: John R. Heller, James E. Buckman, and Thomas M. Neff

    The exhibition is made possible by
    Wyndham Worldwide Incorporated
    John and Patricia Heller
    Thomas M. Neff
    Mr. and Mrs. James Buckman

    Additional support is provided by
    James G. Dinan and Elizabeth R. Miller
    The Zegar Family Foundation
    Martha and H. Patrick Hackett Jr.
    Jill and John Chalsty
    The Martin Guitar Charitable Foundation

    Education programs in conjunction with Folk City are made possible by  

    The museum is grateful to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, which supports the fellowship of Folk City Curator Dr. Stephen Petrus.