Thirty years after Seinfeld first aired on NBC, marketing and event company Superfly Productions will bring The Seinfeld Experience to NYC this fall.
The Seinfeld Experience is a fully immersive pop-up event which will feature a “behind-the-scenes look at the legendary television show”. The exhibition will feature set recreations, costumes, props, memorabilia, and never-before-seen content from the show. There will also be a retail store for die-hard fans to purchase limited edition and exclusive memorabilia.
While Jerry’s apartment was on the Upper West Side (in reality, it was filmed in LA), The Seinfeld Experience will be located in Gramercy. One of our readers, “Upper West Sider”, tells us the space is in a newly developed building on East 23rd Street. There is at least SOME history between Seinfeld and Gramercy, as Kramer visited Pete’s Tavern in the fifth season.
While it’s not happening on the UWS, we obviously had to broadcast this exciting pop-up to our UWS audience. The real Jerry Seinfeld became one of the most famous residents on the Upper West Side when he purchased an apartment at The Beresford, located at 211 Central Park West (on 81st Street). This wasn’t too far from his fictional address (129 West 81st Street).
Jerry is fully onboard with The Seinfeld Experience.
Because I am Seinfeld, for a long time I was the only person to actually have the Seinfeld experience. Now, these crazy Superfly people are going to make it so lots of people can interact with our silly 90’s TV show. All I can say is, in the general context of the world we live in, this now seems completely normal.
This is not the first time Seinfeld has been featured in an exhibition.
His famous puffy shirt is up on display at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington DC, which you can see here.
Prices and schedules are currently unknown.
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Seinfeld currently streams on Hulu. So while eagerly anticipating The Seinfeld Experience, you can brush up on all nine seasons.
Seinfeld is famously described as the “show about nothing”. The show hysterically navigated the everyday lives of Seinfeld in New York along with his friends. These friends were George Costanza (Jason Alexander), Elaine Benes (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), and Kramer (Michael Richards). The show won 73 awards in its nine seasons. These included 10 Primetime Emmys, 3 Screen Actor Guild Awards, and 3 Golden Globes.
Now, unless you’re seriously busy, sit back and enjoy these epic clips.
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