June is LGBT Pride & History Month, and this June is special as it also marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, three nights of disturbances in Greenwich Village which kicked off the modern LGBT rights movement and changed the course of history.
There’s a few ways you can mark the occasion with Village Preservation:
Read or listen to one of our many oral histories with important LGBT New Yorkers or touching on LGBT history, including dance legend Merce Cunningham, activist David Rothenberg, St. Vincent’s doctor Victor Keyloun, LGBT Center Archivist Rich Wandel, painter and community activist Albert Fabozzi, and preservationist and bar historian Tom Bernadin, among many others.
- Explore our Civil Rights and Social Justice Map of Greenwich Village, the East Village, and NoHo, which contains more than forty sites connected to LGBT history – go to www.gvshp.org/civilrightsmap.
- Take a tour of more than three dozen sites connected to LGBT history in the Greenwich Village Historic District on our Greenwich Village Historic District 50th Anniversary Interactive Map – go to www.gvshp.org/GVHD50tour (if using a desktop, be sure to click on the icon on the upper right corner for more tours if you don’t see this or any other tour you are looking for).
- Come to one of our many programs celebrating #Stonewall50, from Walt Whitman’s 200th Birthday Celebration to a Lesbian Bars of Greenwich Village Tour – see all upcoming programs at www.gvshp.org/events, and for any #Stonewall50 programs you missed, check out the video or pictures on our past programs page at www.gvshp.org/pastprograms.