Category Archives: Happenings

Peace, Love, and Revolution at the Library

Walter Bredel, Woodstock Music and Arts Fair, Bethel, NY, 1969. “The spirit of the 60s never truly left. And this season, it’s front and center at the Library—and across the city—with era-inspired programs, special guests, exhibitions, and more. In collaboration with … Continue reading

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Smolin Gallery

“The Smolin Gallery was an avant-garde art venue and gallery on 57th Street in New York City, at its peak in the 1960s. It was known for its involvement with installation art, performance art and experimental art, and was best … Continue reading

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John “Hoppy” Hopkins

“John ‘Hoppy’ Hopkins (15 August 1937 – 30 January 2015) was a British photographer, journalist, researcher and political activist, and ‘one of the best-known underground figures of Swinging London‘ in the late 1960s. John Victor Lindsay Hopkins was born on … Continue reading

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Baby boomers

“Baby boomers are the demographic cohort following the Silent Generation. There are no precise dates for when this cohort starts or ends; demographers and researchers typically use starting birth years ranging from the early-to-mid 1940s and ending birth years ranging … Continue reading

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The Society of the Spectacle – Guy Debord (1967)

“The Society of the Spectacle (French: La société du spectacle) is a 1967 work of philosophy and Marxist critical theory by Guy Debord, in which the author develops and presents the concept of the Spectacle. The book is considered an … Continue reading

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What I Saw on the Way to the Revolution

People gathered for a concert in Tompkins Square Park in 1967. “In June 1967, in the freewheeling spirit of the times, I dropped out of Antioch College, in Ohio, and hitchhiked to New York. I was 19, mildly though not … Continue reading

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Judson Dance Theater

Performance of Yvonne Rainer’s The Mind is a Muscle: Trio A, Judson Memorial Church, Greenwich Village, New York, 1966 “Judson Dance Theater was a collective of dancers, composers, and visual artists who performed at the Judson Memorial Church in Greenwich … Continue reading

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