Don Draper, Peggy Olsen and the rest of the Mad Men crew return tomorrow for their final episodes. NYC celebrates the end of the iconic and award-winning series with museum exhibits, panel discussions and more.
Here’s where you can participate in this giant goodbye party:
Museum of the Moving Image
Matthew Wiener’s Mad Men explores the creative process behind the show, including large-scale sets of Draper’s office and the kitchen from the Draper’s Ossining home, plus costumes, props, video clips, advertising art, and personal notes and research material from series creator Matthew Weiner.
It is the first time such a large collection of objects relating to the production of Mad Men is being shown in public, and some other items are being added to the permanent display of important film and TV artifacts at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, alongside Archie Bunker’s chair and Dorothy’s ruby slippers. Museum exhbit website.
Brooklyn Academy of Music
Mad Men at the Movies festival, April 22-23 is films related to the NYC in the 60s, advertising, infidelity, etc. Weiner or a cast member will attend each screening to discuss that film. Event website.
92nd Street Y
Mad Men creator Matthew Wiener takes us behind the scenes of seven seasons of Mad Men on April 28, including a preview of what happens next. Get tickets here.
The building on 50th Street and Sixth Avenue is where the mythical offices of Sterling Cooper Draper Price are located, and there’s a new Mad Men bench on Sixth, facing Radio City Music Hall. Sit on the bench, which is shaped like Draper’s back and outstretched arm, and take a selfie, as I did recently.
The New York Public Library
The NYPL is updating its Mad Men Reading List, a collection of 25 titles read by main characters during the course of the series. There also will be displays of the books, select branches will offer copies of the books to borrow, and all NYPL patrons can access ebook versions.
After the final episode, a special installment of LIVE from the NYPL, a ticketed event. Details not yet available
Mad Men is set in New York in the 1960s, and some Sixties-era bars and restaurants continue to serve Mad Men style cocktails. Click here for some legendary hang-outs where Don, Roger and team would feel comfortable.
Mad Men final season poster and photo of Jon Hamm and Elisabeth Moss courtesy AMC