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Newsies on Strike and on Film!

  Come beat the heat this Sunday at 2pm with the newsboys and newsgirls of New York in the 1992 Disney film Newsies. This film is based on an actual newsboy-organized strike that stopped the city in July, 1899. Hundreds of boys and girls who sold newspapers on the streets of New York marched onto […]

West Side Story: “I like the island Manhattan”

On Sunday June 30th the DiMenna Children’s History Museum’s summer film series continues with the classic movie musical West Side Story, with music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Come in from the heat, see it again, sing along, eat some popcorn, and introduce a new generation to this timeless love story set […]

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