Grateful Dead to Rise in New York Exhibition
Though the Grateful Dead are most closely associated with the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco, the Upper West Side of Manhattan can briefly lay claim to that industrious and ever-evolving band in the weeks and months ahead. In March, the New-York Historical Society will open an exhibition tracing the Grateful Dead’s history and cultural influence. In a release, the society said the show, “The Grateful Dead: Now Playing at the New-York Historical Society,” would feature artwork, posters, marionettes and other stage props, as well as banners and decorated fan mail from the band’s 30-year career. Before that opening, the society will hold a fund-raising event, which the Grateful Dead members Phil Lesh and Bob Weir are expected to attend, where items from the Grateful Dead Archive at the University of California, Santa Cruz, will be previewed. Information on the Oct. 21 event is available online atnyhistory.org.