WALKING TOUR: Lesbian Herstory of Greenwich Village
October 15, 2023 | 1 PM
Washington Square Park, northwest corner
Outside gate at Waverly Place and Washington Square West
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Join us on a Sunday afternoon stroll of Greenwich Village as we explore the lesbian community’s connections to one of the world’s most famous neighborhoods. We’ll cover places that speak to the evolution of the lesbian bar, from the 1910s onward, and gathering spots run by women for women that popped up in the Village in the 1970s. Stops along the way include the former homes of notable lesbians who have helped shape American history and culture.
The tour will last approximately 1 1/2 hours. Meet at northwest corner of Washington Square Park (outside the gate), at Waverly Place and Washington Square West.
Funded, in part, by Consolidated Edison, New York Community Trust, and NYC & Co. Foundation.
Building Stonewall: Past, Present & Future, with Build Out Alliance
September 27, 2023 | 6 PM
Gensler (in-person and virtual)
1700 Broadway, Floor 4, New York, NY, 10019
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Join us for an evening with Diana Rodriguez, founder of Pride Live, and Ken Lustbader of NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project. We’ll learn about Diana’s career in activism and fundraising, from her work with not-for-profits like the Clinton Foundation all the way to the founding of Pride Live. She’ll share the story of how the organization became involved with the Stonewall National Monument and what led to the partnership to create the First LGBTQ+ focused Visitor Center in the US National Park System. Ken will add to the story from his involvement as a historian for the project, and how he helps bring context and fact to the project. He will walk us through the history of the Stonewall building, detailing the lead up to the night of the rebellion in 1969 and the aftermath that created the Gay Liberation movement in New York, the first gay Pride March, and the history of the space since then.