HISTORIC SITES

1890 Seventh Avenue

Edna Thomas, Lloyd Thomas & Olivia Wyndham Residence

Edna Thomas, one of the earliest Black actors of the New York stage, came to prominence during the Harlem Renaissance... Learn More

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The Harlem Renaissance

From roughly 1919 to 1935, the literary and artistic movement now known as the Harlem Renaissance produced an outpouring of celebrated works by Black artists and writers. Relatively recent scholarship... Learn More

HISTORIC SITES

111 West 44th Street

Belasco Theater (originally Stuyvesant Theater)

Opened in 1907 as the Stuyvesant Theater and renamed the Belasco Theater in 1910, this venue has staged multiple productions... Learn More

Performance Venues
HISTORIC SITES

253 West 125th Street

Apollo Theater

During the Apollo Theater’s heyday as a showcase for Black performers from the 1930s into the 1970s, nearly every important... Learn More

Performance Venues
HISTORIC SITES

104 West 136th Street

Countee Cullen Branch, New York Public Library

Renamed for the noted gay poet Countee Cullen in 1951, this library was the first in the New York Public... Learn More

Cultural & Educational Institutions
HISTORIC SITES

302 W 45th St

Al Hirschfeld Theater (originally Martin Beck Theater)

Opened as the Martin Beck Theater in 1924, this venue has staged multiple productions involving major LGBT performers and creators,... Learn More

Performance Venues
HISTORIC SITES

242-250 West 45th Street

Bernard B. Jacobs Theater (originally Royale Theater)

During this venue’s time as the Royale Theater (opened in 1927), the John Golden Theater (renamed in 1934), and then... Learn More

Performance Venues
HISTORIC SITES

213 West 42nd Street / 220 West 43rd Street

Lyric Theater

Opened in 1903, the Lyric Theater staged several productions involving major LGBT performers and creators, including Clyde Fitch, Cole Porter,... Learn More

Performance Venues
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124-130 West 43rd Street

Stephen Sondheim Theater (originally Henry Miller’s Theater)

Opened in 1918 as Henry Miller’s Theater, this venue has staged multiple productions involving major LGBT performers and characters, including... Learn More

Performance Venues
HISTORIC SITES

114 West 116th Street

Jimmie Daniels

From 1939 to 1942, the internationally popular African American cabaret singer Jimmie Daniels owned and operated his eponymous Harlem supper... Learn More

Bars, Clubs & Restaurants