PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

 

 

In connection with the must-see exhibition From Asbury Park to the Promised Land: The Life and Music of Bruce Springsteen,
visitors of all ages can celebrate freedom of expression during interactive programs and special events at the National Constitution Center.

 

Special Events

 

Business & Bruce Networking Lunch with the Philadelphia Business Journal
Wednesday, June 27, 2012, 11:30a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
$30; includes networking, gourmet box lunch and exhibition access

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Make quality business connections, enjoy a relaxed lunch and tour the must-see exhibition From Asbury Park to the Promised Land: The Life and Music of Bruce Springsteen at this fun networking event.

 

 

Independence Day: Fourth of July Kick-off Party
Thursday, June 28, 2012, 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
$35 for non-members, $30 for members; includes exhibition access as well as drinks and light fare
Ages 21+; reservations can be made at 215.409.6700 

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Many summer memories are created on the boardwalk. Guests looking to start the July 4th weekend early won’t want to miss the Center’s “Independence Day” party. The Center’s picturesque outdoor terrace will be transformed into a Jersey boardwalk. The party will include all-American fare, drinks, live musical performances and access to From Asbury Park to the Promised Land: The Life and Music of Bruce Springsteen.

 

 

$5 After 5 p.m. Series
Thursday evenings from June 28, 2012 – August 30, 2012, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. only on June 28, 2012)
$5 general admission plus $5 (children) and $10 (adult) for access to From Asbury Park to the Promised Land

 

The Center’s Grand Hall Lobby will take on the look of a New Jersey boardwalk during extended hours from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays throughout the summer. For only $5, visitors can enjoy the Center’s core exhibition The Story of We the People; the award-winning theater production Freedom Rising (show times at 5:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.); and an array of interactive activities, guided tours, and special programs. For an additional cost, visitors also can enjoy the feature exhibition From Asbury Park to the Promised Land

 

 

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band: Blood Brothers
Wednesday, August 15, 2012, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
$20 for non-members, $15 for members; includes exhibition access
Reservations can be made at 215.409.6700

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Guests can view the documentary Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band: Blood Brothers by filmmaker Ernie Fritz. The film chronicles recording sessions that took place in 1995 when Springsteen and the E Street Band reunited in New York's Hit Factory for their first studio sessions in 11 years since their work together on 1984's Born in the U.S.A. Concessions will be available. This event includes evening access to From Asbury Park to the Promised Land.  

 

Daily Offerings and Tours

 

 

From Asbury Park to the Promised Land: The Life and Music of Bruce Springsteen Gallery Talks
FREE with admission

 

As visitors enter From Asbury Park to the Promised Land: The Life and Music of Bruce Springsteen, members of the Center’s staff will pose thought-provoking questions about our First Amendment freedoms.

 

 

Art and Protest in American History Tour
FREE with admission
Program times vary; check the visitor guide upon arrival for tour times

 

This special tour within From Asbury Park to the Promised Land: The Life and Music of Bruce Springsteen highlights famous authors, poets, musicians, and artists throughout American history who have used their craft as a form of political protest.

 

 

Decoding the Lyrics
FREE with admission

 

This interactive program within the From Asbury Park to the Promised Land: The Life and Music of Bruce Springsteen exhibition will give visitors the opportunity to delve further into the meaning behind some of Springsteen’s famous songs. Using historical context clues from newspapers and videos, visitors will examine songs line by line in order to decipher the meaning of Springsteen’s lyrics in hits such as “Glory Days,” “Born in the U.S.A.,” and “Badlands.”

 

 

From Asbury Park to the Promised Land: The Life and Music of Bruce Springsteen Student Guide
FREE with admission

 

With this special activity guide, students will closely examine Springsteen’s use of music as a tool to express his First Amendment rights. They also will have the opportunity to experiment with songwriting by drawing inspiration from a personal story. In addition, the Center is partnering with the Bill of Rights Institute to develop pre- and post- visit lesson plans for educators.

 

 

From Asbury Park to the Promised Land: The Life and Music of Bruce Springsteen Exhibition Tour for Groups
$300 (maximum of 40 adults per group) plus general admission
Reservations required at 215.409.6800
Student tours available upon request

 

During this 45-minute tour, groups will gain deeper insight into the From Asbury Park to the Promised Land: The Life and Music of Bruce Springsteen exhibition. The tour will highlight Bruce Springsteen’s place in the tradition of American singers like Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Joe Hill, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, and Steve Earle who use music as a way to express their opinions, and show how music is a powerful channel for using our First Amendment rights.

 

 

Freedom of Expression Fridays on Constitution Daily
Fridays beginning February 17 – Friday, August 31, 2012

 

Each Friday throughout the run of From Asbury Park to the Promised Land: The Life and Music of Bruce Springsteen, the National Constitution Center’s blog, Constitution Daily, will publish dedicated content inspired by Bruce Springsteen and the First Amendment. Freedom of Expression Fridays will feature unique and original posts by musicians, writers, visual artists, and more, with a focus on issues such protest, dissent, and the role of art in politics and political campaigns. Visit blog.constitutioncenter.org.

 

 

Share Your Favorite Bruce Springsteen Memories
Online beginning Friday, February 17, 2012

 

Bruce Springsteen fans are invited to share their favorite Springsteen memories and personal photos on the National Constitution Center’s Facebook page, which will serve as a platform for fans to connect with other Springsteen enthusiasts, reminisce about their first Springsteen concert, and more!  Visit www.facebook.com/constitutioncenter and ‘Like’ the Center’s page for more information and to participate.


For more information, visit http://www.constitutioncenter.org/ncc_calen_Landing.aspx?code=4214