It was home to many historic sporting events and professional teams, including the NY baseball Giants of John McGraw, Mel Ott, Christy Mathewson and Willie Mays, as well as legendary NY football Giants teams, and for a short time, it was home to the NY Yankees and in their infancy, the NY Mets. The iconic Polo Grounds, located at Coogan’s Bluff along the Harlem River on Manhattan’s Upper Eastside, is being remembered during a 4 month exhibit which opens on Thursday, August 22nd at the Morris-Jumel Museum in Washington Heights in Manhattan.
Entitled Home Plate, A Celebration of the Polo Grounds, The Birthplace of New York’s Love Affair for its Favorite Teams, the exhibition is curated by Neil Scherer and is a must see for both the hard-core and casual fan.
Through January 5, 2020 you will see amazing photographs of some of the most memorable and talked about sporting events which happened right here in the most famous city in the world.
The exhibition is sponsored, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with City Council and Borough President Gale Brewer and Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez.
So, if you want to relive part of your childhood, or share some of your best memories with your family, you owe it yourself to visit this amazing exhibit.
The Morris-Jumel Museum, the oldest home in Manhattan, where America’s earliest icons spent time during the Revolutionary War, is located at 65 Jumel Terrace.
For further information on Home Plate, the Polo Grounds exhibit, visit MORRISJUMEL.org