With Bill Graham, owner of Filmores East & West, in 1970 (via LIFE)

Today would have been Jerry Garcia's 70th birthday—and to celebrate away from The Haight, you can head over to see The Grateful Dead Movie (playing at a variety of theaters here for one night only) or you can relive some of these shows you probably weren't even at.

The NY Historical Society, when they kicked off their old Grateful Dead exhibition years ago, noted that the band considered this city a second home—they played free concerts in Tompkins Square, Central Park and shows in now defunct venues like Filmore East and "the Bananafish Garden". Below, you can watch some of those moments, including an appearance on Letterman.

February 14th, 1970 at Fillmore East NYC—this is arguably one of The Greatest Shows Ever. In this video you'll hear: Hard To Handle / I've Been All Around This World / Dark Star.

Same show, and in this video you'll hear: Me and My Uncle / Not Fade Away.

August 4th, 1976 at Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey City. In this video you'll hear: Sugaree / New Minglewood Blues / Row Jimmy / Big River / Loser / Looks Like Rain / They Love Each Other / The Music Never Stopped / Scarlet Begonias.

October 31st, 1980 at Radio City Music Hall. In this video you'll hear a stellar Franklin's Tower.

On Letterman, April 13th, 1982