WFSNY Events


JUN | 2018

Hidden Gems of New York

“Hidden Gems of New York” combines little known hidden corners of New York, with great wine and food.  It is an annual event hosted by long-time member and life-long New Yorker, Joe Zicherman.  Past events have included The Hispanic Society Museum and The NYC Fire Museum.  This year’s installment will take place at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria.

Opened in 1988, Museum of the Moving Image has been recognized as the only museum in the United States dedicated to exploring the art, history, and technology of the moving image. The Museum occupies one of the thirteen buildings that comprised the former Astoria Studio complex. Originally built in 1920 by Famous Players-Lasky  (known as Paramount after 1927) as their East Coast production facility, the studio was the site of hundreds of silent and early sound era film productions.

Today the Museum of the Moving Image advances the understanding, enjoyment, and appreciation of the art, history, technique, and technology of film, television, and digital media.  

Each year the Museum screens more than 400 films, hosts public discussions, welcomes students to educational programs, hosts visitors to its core exhibit, Behind the Screen and various changing exhibits. The Museum also maintains the nation’s largest and most comprehensive collection of artifacts relating to the art, history, and technology of the moving image—one of the most important collections of its kind in the world. 

We will be escorted on a private tour of this one of a kind NY treasure to be followed by a reception and dinner at a local restaurant.