In honor of the 50th Anniversaries of both the Stonewall Uprising and the Greenwich Village Historic District, this special evening celebrates LGBTQ lives and histories amidst the built environment.
Join the groundbreaking NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project for a selected presentation of built sites of LGBTQ history. The talk will reveal the significance behind facades and public spaces that we see and pass daily, adding an essential layer to the map of NYC. Following the presentation, join us for an interactive MappyHour reception to overlay this existing cartography with new revelations and personal histories.
NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project is a scholarly initiative and educational resource that officially began in August 2015 and is based on over 25 years of research and advocacy. Through an interactive map, the project helps to document historic and cultural sites associated with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community in the five boroughs. Their remarkable work is setting precedents across the country by diversifying and demystifying the surroundings we have known all along. Learn more about the project here.
This evening is part of a special CityPride series, an official Partner Program of WorldPride 2019 NYC | Stonewall 50 taking place in New York City throughout the month of June:
June 17: Creating LGBTQ Spaces
June 20: Walking Tour of the Stonewall Uprising
June 20: Tracing LGBTQ Spaces
June 27: Celebrating LGBTQ Spaces
Andrew S. Dolkart, Co-Director, NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project
Ken Lustbader, Co-Director, NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project
Jay Shockley, Co-Director, NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project
Amanda Davis, Project Manager, NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project