UPCOMING EVENT

Impressions of Great Establishments of Greenwich Village: An Evening with Artist Lily Annabelle Caleakav, Village Preservation, and the LGBT Historic Sites Project

April 16, 2024 | 6:00 PM

Jefferson Market Library, 425 Avenue of the Americas

Impressions of Great Establishments of Greenwich VillageSince the early 20th century, Greenwich Village has been a sanctuary for writers, artists, academics, and activists alike. As the century progressed, the charming tree-lined streets bore witness to the collection of quintessential theaters, bookstores, cabarets, jazz clubs, and iconic monuments that have contributed to New York City and American culture.

Documenting these historic sites through illustrations has the ability to create an archival record of the past. Please join us to discuss the contemporary work of artist Lily Annabelle who has illustrated many of these important sites as part of an exhibition opening at Jefferson Market Library on April 3.

Speakers from Village Preservation and the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project will share with the community the Village’s past and present, with highlights on music, theater, literature, and LGBTQ histories.

Some highlighted sites include –

  • The Public Theatre
  • Café Wha?
  • Three Lives & Co.
  • Cherry Lane Theatre
  • IFC
  • Julius
  • Gay Activists Alliance Firehouse
  • Cubbyhole
  • The Stonewall Inn
  • Oscar Wilde Memorial Bookshop


About the Artist:
Lily Annabelle is a West Village-based illustration artist. Prior to starting her art career in April 2023, Lily worked as a data analytics professional, holding a leadership position at a market research company. Despite being new to the art scene, Lily already started to gain ground in the city. Her illustrations are proudly treasured by over 50 famed New York establishments, among them are familiar names such as Bergdorf Goodman, Smith & Wollensky, and Comedy Cellar. Currently, Lily is preparing to publish her first book.

Use of library space for this program does not indicate endorsement by The New York Public Library.

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