LGBT History of the Lower East Side
October 19, 2021 | 6:30PM
This talk, in partnership with Lower East Side Preservation Institute (LESPI), will focus on the Lower East Side, including today’s East Village and Lower East Side below Houston Street, as an area that provides a wonderful snapshot of the city’s LGBT history as a whole. Featured sites will range from those connected to immigration in the 1890s to the AIDS epidemic a century later. Pivotal to the neighborhood’s LGBT history was its affordability for much of the 20th century, attracting numerous diverse artists and activists who both lived and worked there.
Gay Green-Wood Trolley Tour
October 16, 2021 | 10a-12p
Green-Wood celebrates LGBT History Month with a special trolley tour illuminating permanent residents who have made a lasting impact on American history and culture. You will visit the graves of important
LGBTQIA+ figures including “It’s Raining Men” co-writer, Paul Jabara; sculptor of the Angel of the Waters sculpture atop Central Park’s Bethesda Fountain, Emma Stebbins; activists and founders of the Hetrick Martin Institute, Drs. Emery Hetrick and Damien Martin, among others. This trolley tour is led by Andrew Dolkart, Co-Directors of the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project, and Neela Wickremesinghe, the Robert A. and Elizabeth Rohn Jeffe Director of Restoration and Preservation at Green-Wood.