BOOK TALK: “GETTING IN: NYC Club Flyers from the Gay 1990s”

March 12, 2024 | 6:30 PM - 8 PM

Zoom (virtual)

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The Roxy, Splash, Disco 2000, MEAT, Pyramid, Limelight … take a visual tour through the dizzying rise and demise of these legendary queer NYC clubs and parties with journalist and historian David Kennerley as he discusses his new book, GETTING IN: NYC Club Flyers from the Gay 1990s. Revisit dozens of bars, dance clubs, sex clubs, and other nightlife venues that provided a refuge during the AIDS crisis through eye-popping flyers from Kennerley’s collection.

The event will be hosted by Ken Lustbader, co-director of the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project, who will highlight nightlife spots from the pre- and post-Stonewall period.

About the Speaker

David Kennerley is a journalist and historian specializing in LGBTQ culture. For two decades, he has been an Arts & Entertainment reporter for Gay City News. Examples from his ephemera collection were shown in the “Letting Loose and Fighting Back” exhibition at the New-York Historical Society honoring the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising. He currently lives in the West Village neighborhood of Manhattan and occasionally still goes clubbing. His latest publication is GETTING IN: NYC Club Flyers from the Gay 1990s. (buy here)

About the NYC LGBT Historic Site Project

The NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project is a nonprofit cultural initiative and educational resource that is making an invisible history visible by documenting extant historic and cultural sites associated with the LGBT community throughout New York City. For more, visit, or follow on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.

This event is funded, in part, by grants from Consolidated Edison, New York Community Trust, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and New York City Tourism Foundation.