A Night at the Garden: New York's Infamous Nazi Rally, 1939
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Marshall Curry, Roger Cohen (moderator)
Thu, February 6th, 2020 | 6:30 pm
(Members $24)

Note: This event is sold out



On February 20, 1939, six months before the outbreak of war in Europe, more than 20,000 people converged at New York’s Madison Square Garden to celebrate the rise of Nazism. Scheduled to coincide with George Washington’s birthday, the event incorporated fascist and American iconography and featured speeches that glorified “Americanism” and sowed discord. Join us for a screening of a 7-minute documentary about this infamous rally followed by a discussion on its enduring resonance.

Marshall Curry is the director of the Academy Award-nominated documentary short A Night at the Garden. Roger Cohen (moderator) is an op-ed columnist for the New York Times and the International New York Times.


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


This program has reached capacity. There will be a standby line the evening of the program. One hour before the program begins, we will begin handing out standby numbers with members receiving priority. Shortly before the program begins, we would begin selling tickets if we are able to do so. Standby does not guarantee admission.

Advance purchase is required to guarantee seating. All sales are final; refunds and exchanges not permitted. Programs and dates may be subject to change. Management reserves the right to refuse admission to latecomers.

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