New York — Linda Russell & Companie will be performing two shows with the aid of American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters at the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden this summer. With the support of a grant awarded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, ASL interpreters will be available on Tuesdays, July 1 and July 22 at 6 p.m., bringing hearing-impaired children and adults access to Russell’s popular program of traditional ballads and stories of life in 19th-century New York City. Taking place in the 18th-century museum garden, the shows take audiences back in time with tales of a bygone city.
Admission to all concerts is $15 for adults, $7 for children age 12 and under and complimentary to museum members. A special discounted rate of $7 per adult and $4 per child is available for those requiring ASL interpretation. Reservations can be made by downloading the Summer Garden Evening ticket form at www.mvhm.org or by calling the museum at (212) 838-6878.
The Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden is located at 421 East 61st Street, between York and First Avenues. Nearest subway: N, W, R, 4, 5, 6 at the 59th Street/Lexington station.
ABOUT THE MOUNT VERNON HOTEL MUSEUM
The Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden takes visitors back to the days when midtown Manhattan was a country escape for New Yorkers living in a crowded city at the southern tip of the island. New York City’s only surviving day hotel, this landmarked building brings the bygone era of old New York alive. Outside, linger a while as you enjoy the tranquility of the Museum Garden and gazebo. Docents are available to give guided tours to all visitors. The Children’s Corner activities and hands-on baskets are available with museum admission.
Source: Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden