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Museum of the City of New York will host a 32-hour party celebrating NYC history

The weekend-long festival will offer a myriad of free, interactive activities and events

New York City has come a long way in its 400-plus-year history from, its beginnings as a bustling Dutch village to its current "concrete jungle where dreams are made of" status. Exploring its vast history is a trend that never grows old, and after five years in the making, a new exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York will do just that.

The new permanent full-floor display, called New York at its Core is divided into three interactive galleries that explore New York’s past, present, and future. To celebrate the exhibition, the museum will host Gotham Groove: 32 Hours of Nonstop NYC, a weekend-long festival filled to the brim with—as the name implies—a nonstop, free party that will take over virtually every corner of the museum.

The event will feature a plethora of events: morning yoga in the museum’s newly renovated Menschel Hall, and continues with musical performances, poetry readings, open-mic storytelling, a silent disco, a midnight movie marathon (focused on NYC-centric films like Saturday Night Fever and King Kong), salsa lessons, and more.

Take it in in small bursts, or load up on coffee and treat it like a very New York-specific endurance test—the whole thing kicks off on November 19.

Museum of the City of New York

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