LOVE SAVES THE DAY: Celebrating 1970s NYC LGBT Nightlife

February 14, 2021 | 1:00PM to 2:00PM

** FREE **

Join us to mark the 51st anniversary of The Loft and its Love Saves the Day private house party, inaugurated by David Mancuso on Valentine’s Day 1970. Mancuso’s invitation-only parties, held at his residential loft at 647 Broadway, created an egalitarian space focused on the experience of music and dance, and influenced New York City nightlife.

Tim Lawrence, professor of cultural studies and author of Love Saves the Day: A History of American Dance Music Culture, 1970-1979, will share his expertise on The Loft and New York’s music scene that produced a growing number of private parties and public clubs, many LGBT-friendly or exclusively LGBT, throughout the decade.

This event is made possible with generous support from American Express, Consolidated Edison, and NYC & Company Foundation.



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