Mad Men: Celebrate the End of an Era

by Staff

Through its intimate and thrilling depictions of the lives of Madison Avenue advertising executives, Mad Men, the award-winning television series, has exerted an influence on fashion, design and pop culture. Celebrate the groundbreaking show's final seven episodes with a slew of citywide events, including museum exhibitions, screenings and panel discussions with the cast and creator, and tune in to AMC on April 5 to watch the premiere.

March 2–April 5
The Mad Men Book List
In early March, the New York Public Library will be unveiling its Mad Men Book List—a tribute to the series that features a collection of 25 books that were read by the show's characters. Nineteen branches—located in Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island—will be offering physical and e-book copies of the titles.

March 14–September 6
Matthew Weiner's Mad Men at the Museum of the Moving Image
Immerse yourself in the world of Mad Men with this in-depth exhibition of the show’s costumes, props, set—and even the personal research materials used by show creator Matthew Weiner to create beloved characters like Don Draper and Peggy Olsen. This is the largest exhibition of Mad Men memorabilia ever mounted, and it will include an evening of conversation with Weiner himself on March 20.

March 21
Lincoln Center Mad Men Retrospective
Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner and actors Jon Hamm, January Jones, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery and Vincent Kartheiser will all be in attendance for this special event from the Film Society at Lincoln Center. Join the all-star group at Alice Tully Hall, where they will be discussing the show and some of their favorite scenes. The FSLC will also host a two-day marathon of Mad Men episodes chosen by Weiner himself.

March 23
Time & Life Building Mad Men Sculpture
The iconic Time & Life Building (1271 Sixth Avenue) is home to the Sterling Cooper & Partners Advertising agency, where the characters of Mad Men do much more than just work on iconic ad campaigns. In tribute to the show’s final season, the building will unveil a sculpture in honor of the show, which will remain on view (and available for photos) through the series' final episode.

March 23–29
Mad Men Dining Week
Celebrate the final season of Mad Men in high '60s style with special menus of decade-specific food and drinks, served at a number of New York City restaurants—including actual '60s hotspots like Le Cirque, El Parador Café, '21' Club, Barbetta, P.J. Clarke's and Delmonico's. Participating restaurants will be offering a two-course prix-fixe (appetizer and entrée or entrée and dessert) or a two-drink special at the very retro price of $19.69.

March 29
Matthew Weiner in Conversation
In conjunction with its upcoming exhibition Designing Home: Jews and Midcentury Modernism, which opens on March 31, the Museum of Jewish Heritage will be hosting a public program featuring Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner. At this special event, Weiner will speak at the museum about the evolution of Jewish identity on his hit show.

April 22–23
The Movies of Mad Men
Dedicated fans of Mad Men will enjoy this two-day event, during which the Brooklyn Academy of Music will be showing a series of movies that the characters on the show either watched or discussed themselves, followed by conversations with a surprise cast member and Matthew Weiner. Depending how obsessed you are with the show, you may be able to guess what will be featured.


April 28
An Evening with Mad Men Creator, Matthew Weiner
Halfway through the final seven episodes of his iconic show, Mad Men’s Matthew Weiner spends an evening onstage at the Upper East Side’s 92nd Street Y. While you shouldn’t expect any spoilers about the few remaining episodes, those in attendance can look forward to some behind-the-camera tidbits along with thoughts from Weiner on the show’s impact and what the culmination of the beloved series means to him.

April 28
Making Mad Men: Recreating the Past with One Eye on the Present
Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner will celebrate his show with a program at the 92nd Street Y.

May 20
Live from the NYPL with Matthew Weiner
Will your world be empty after the credits roll on the final episode of Mad Men? Fill the void in your heart by watching series creator Matthew Weiner take the stage at Live from the NYPL several days after the finale, to discuss the show’s themes, characters and complete history.