Free WWII Concerts and Films

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The New York Historical Society has teamed up with Bank of America to bring a free cultural program to the Upper West Side Friday nights during the spring of 2013. On Friday nights, New Yorkers can attend concerts that celebrate the music and musicians that embodied the nation's spirit during WWII. Another Friday night feature will be "World War II and Its Legacy in Film," a classic film series that also embodies the life and times of WWII.

"Access to the arts remains a focus of ours, here in New York City and throughout the country," said New York City Bank of America president Jeff Barker. "New-York Historical offers an incredible selection of programming, which should be shared with the widest audience possible."

World-renowned bassist and songwriter Jay Leonhart, having perfomed with music legends such as Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett, will be performing at the concerts. His family, friends, and special guests will join him in performing.

Film highlights for the upcoming series include Young Mr. Lincoln (1939) on March 1, Wuthering Heights (1939) on April 19, and I Know Where I'm Going (1945) on May 31.

Audience members will also have the opportunity to enjoy additional Museum hours to explore incredible exhibitions and fascinating collections of art, artifacts, ephemera and documents linked with the history of our nation, specifically New York.

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