The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County will expand its hours and remain open to the public on six Wednesday evenings during July and August, from 6 PM to 9 PM, with various programs offered at 7 PM.
For the second program of the series, the Museum will present E.Y. “Yip” Harburg: The Real Wizard of Oz, a talk presented by Dr. Joseph Cohn of the Jewish Historical Society of Central Jersey, on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at 7 PM. Admission is $5, students free.
“Yip” Harburg, the son of Yiddish-speaking Russian Jewish Orthodox immigrants, had an amazing and productive musical career in the theater and film. He wrote the lyrics to such hits as April in Paris, It’s Only a Paper Moon, as well as Over the Rainbow, and all the other songs in The Wizard of Oz (written in collaboration with the composer Harold Arlen). Many of his songs, such as Brother Can You Spare a Dime? express his liberal social and political views.
This program is made possible in part by the Monmouth County Historical Commission through funding from the New Jersey Historical Commission of the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
For more information or to make a paid reservation (non-refundable), call the Museum at 732-252-6990, or visit jhmomc.org/events. Maximum capacity is 100, so paid reservations are recommended.