Harmonie Club

4 E. 60th St

New York, NY
November, 1963

Interior pictures of the Harmonie Club, circa 2010

Barbra Streisand has the rare distinction of playing the Harmonie Club—the second oldest private club in New York City.

Traditionally an all-male club (which now admits females), it was founded for the purpose of “mutually beneficial social entertainment, occasional singing entertainments, lectures, etc.”

Located near Fifth Avenue, Grand Army Plaza and Central Park, many powerful Jewish businessmen were members.

Harmonie Club and Goldenson

Streisand's 1963 gig at the Harmonie Club was a benefit to honor Leonard Goldenson (according to a recent ebay auction item that revealed this previously unlisted Streisand gig). Goldenson was the force behind the creation of ABC television network. Goldenson was also Co-Founder and Chairman of United Cerebral Palsy Associations Inc. His eldest daughter, Genise, was diagnosed with cerebral palsy.

Details are slim for this performance ... Barbra Archives is assuming that Goldenson was honored for his philanthropy and that Barbra Streisand provided the evening's entertainment sometime in November 1963 at the Harmonie Club.

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