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NEW SERIES OF AFTER-HOURS EVENTS
BEGINS AT THE JEWISH MUSEUM NOVEMBER 10TH WITH
THE CRAZY CAMERA BALL
New York, NY – The Jewish Museum is launching The Wind Up, a new series of after-hours events with art, music, performance, drinks, socializing and more on Thursday, November 10 from 8 to 11 pm with The Crazy Camera Ball.
The Crazy Camera Ball is inspired by the wild parties thrown by members of the Photo League, an organization of young, politically engaged street photographers who captured New York City life in compelling images. The evening features vintage DJ Jonathan Jacobs spinning vinyl from the 1930s and 40s, a cash bar with modern versions of classic punches mixed by Williamsburg’s The Drink and beer provided by Brooklyn Brewery, and Tarot card readings by Raven Moon. Partygoers are encouraged to dress in attire from the 1930s or 40s and get snapped in The Digital Photobooth by MVS Studio. Moustaches will be provided.
The Crazy Camera Ball is presented in celebration of The Jewish Museum’s exhibition of over 145 vintage photographs, The Radical Camera: New York’s Photo League, 1936-1951, which will be open to event attendees.
Tickets for The Crazy Camera Ball are $12 if purchased by November 3; $15 after November 3. For further information regarding programs at The Jewish Museum, the public may call 212.423.3337. Tickets for this and other programs can be purchased online at http://www.thejewishmuseum.org/PublicPrograms. The Jewish Museum is located at Fifth Avenue and 92nd Street, Manhattan.
Upcoming events in The Wind Up series include A Very CHERYL Hanukkah with the Brooklyn-based art collective CHERYL on December 15, and a film program during The New York Jewish Film Festival in January 2012.
Vintage DJ Jonathan Jacobs spins original vinyl albums on Audiotronics turntables, which feature classic 50s design and trapezoidal speaker grills. He plays an eclectic mix of records from the 1930s through early 1970s. On the occasion of The Crazy Camera Ball his sounds will span the Photo League era of 1939 to 1951 and beyond, from Nina Simone's Work Song and Lee Morgan's The Sidewinder to Aretha Franklin's Won't Be Long.
The Digital Photobooth is an elegant update of the classic photo booth re-imagined for a digital world, incorporating instant projections and printing on the spot. Guests step up and click the button and in seconds their portrait is projected large and luminous, added to a continuously evolving slide show. Moments later guests receive a print. The Digital Photobooth has been featured at a diverse range of events from private dinner parties, Hollywood movie premieres to large scale international product launches and destination weddings, and even at The White House on July 4, 2010.
An infrared assistive listening system for the hearing impaired is available for programs in the Museum's S. H. and Helen R. Scheuer Auditorium.
Public Programs at The Jewish Museum are supported, in part, by public funds from by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Major annual support is provided by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency. The stage lighting has been funded by the Office of Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer. The audio-visual system has been funded by New York State Assembly Member Jonathan Bing.
About The Jewish Museum
Widely admired for its exhibitions and collections that inspire people of all backgrounds, The Jewish Museum is one of the world’s preeminent institutions devoted to exploring the intersection of art and Jewish culture from ancient to modern times. The Jewish Museum organizes a diverse schedule of internationally acclaimed and award-winning temporary exhibitions as well as broad-based programs for families, adults, and school groups. For general information, visit the Museum’s website at http://www.thejewishmuseum.org or call 212.423.3200.