August 17, 2010
Verizon Grant Sponsors the Museum of the City of New York and 1920s-Themed Speakeasy Summer Series
The Verizon Foundation is helping to honor the history of New York City with a grant sponsoring The Museum of New York City’s special exhibitions and the Summer Speakeasy series. New York City music and dance lovers are invited to dance and sing on the museum’s Fifth Avenue Terrace every Wednesday evening until August 18th with live jazz music, cocktails, and entertainment as if it were a speakeasy establishment in the roaring 1920’s. Susan Henshaw Jones, the Ronay Menschel Director of the Museum of the City of New York, said: “I am especially grateful to Verizon for providing funding in support of the Museum’s Speakeasy 2010. Verizon has helped us welcome visitors on our Terrace overlooking Fifth Avenue on Wednesday evenings, enabling them to see exhibitions inside, including one on Prohibition-era New York, and enjoy a cocktail or two with old friends and new acquaintances. It’s a lot of fun.” Ticket information can be acquired from the museum’s website, www.mcny.org.
- Ellen Yu, Verizon Media Relations (Reporters only)