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Whatcha up to next weekend? Our friends at @YoungFriendsNMAJH are hosting @MidsummerNight'sEve, and it is the centennial birthday party you do not want to miss! Get a more in-depth look at their #lifelovelenny event with our latest blog (link in bio) and make sure you block off next Saturday in your calendar! ✔️⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ Did you know before the musical West Side Story, there was East Side Story? The original plot focused on the conflict between an Irish Catholic family and Jewish family living in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, during the Easter-Passover season. The conflict was to be centered around anti-Semitism, of the Catholic “Jets” towards the Jewish “Emeralds.” And #LeonardBernstein composed the music for the Tony Award winning production! 🎼🎵⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ @youngfriendsnmajh will be hosting a centennial birthday party for Leonard Bernstein on August 25th (the date of his actual 100th birthday)! A Midsummer’s Eve: Celebrating Life, Love, and Lenny will be a glamorous evening filled with dancing, schmoozing, an open bar, and desserts. Guests will have the opportunity to explore the #specialexhibition Leonard Bernstein: Power of Music illustrating his life, #Jewishidentity, and #socialactivism. Through immersive films and interactive media you begin to understand how the talented musician received world-wide acclaim. Not to mention his strong desire to further social change and #equality!⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ Come join the birthday party and have some cake! More info and a link for tickets in our bio 👆🏻 (📸: @illadelphia )

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