Past Meetup


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Here's something a little different--a concert of popular songs of the World War II era in the brand-new auditorium at the New-York Historical Society!

What the website says:

It’s Been a Long, Long Time: Songs of Longing and Joy from World War II FEATURING: Jay Leonhart,Family & Friends

Admission to the concerts is free. No advanced reservations are possible for these events. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 6 PM. Auditorium doors open at 6:30 PM (unless otherwise noted).

Jay Leonhart, a world-renowned bassist and songwriter, has been performing professionally for more than 50 years. Throughout his illustrious career, he has performed with many of the legendary musicians of the 20th century, including Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, and Barbara Cook, among others. He has recorded numerous solo albums and continues to tour nationally.

How to find us: We will meet at 5:45pm for the 6pm distribution of the free tickets. This is probably in the lobby, and there will probably be a line--look for me and the others there. I will be holding a hand-printed sign reading MEETUP.

Admission: The concert itself is free, but we do have our own modest $1 fee to help defray the costs of maintaining this meetup group, payable to the organizer.

Please note that the pay-what-you-want admission doesn't kick in until 6pm, but I would bet if you waited til then to enter the museum, you would lose out on the ticket to the show. That's why I will be at the museum earlier, and may even be much earlier to see the actual exhibit on World War II.