#StayHomeSipIn: Music, Cocktails & Conversation for the Julius’ “Sip-In”

April 21, 2020 | 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Join the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project and special guests on Tuesday, April 21, 2020, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, for a **FREE** virtual celebration of the 1966 Mattachine Society “Sip-In” at Julius’ Bar.

Fix a cocktail, enjoy the music and retrace the steps of four Mattachine Society members whose defiant actions made history.

Settle in with a set from DJ Yestergay – Kyle Supley and words of welcome from Project co-director Ken Lustbader. Then, Project co-director and architectural historian Andrew Scott Dolkart will lead a virtually immersive Zoom tour of the four bars visited on April 21, 1966, by activists Dick Leitsch, Craig Rodwell, John Timmons and, at Julius’, Randy Wicker. Following the tour, stay for Q&A, community and more music!


Here’s what’s in store!

6:00PM — Happy Hour, chat and music with DJ Yestergay – Kyle Supley
6:25PM — Kick-off by Project co-director Ken Lustbader
6:30PM — Special guest Helen Buford, owner of Julius’ bar
6:35PM — Virtual tour of the 1966 “Sip-In” with Andrew Scott Dolkart
7:00PM — Q&A and cocktails
7:15PM — Music and chatting continues with DJ Yestergay – Kyle Supley


(left to right) Mattachine Society members John Timmons, Dick Leitsch, Craig Rodwell, and Randy Wicker being refused service by the bartender at Julius’, April 21, 1966. Gift of The Estate of Fred W. McDarrah.