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  • Remembering James Baldwin

    Through his writing, televised debates, and public speaking across the globe, author and activist James Baldwin (August 2,1924-December 1, 1987) was a vital voice for the civil rights movement. He was part of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, as well as the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery […]

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  • Four Years Ago Today: PFLAG Plaque Unveiled

    Four years ago today outside the Church of the Village at the corner of Seventh Avenue and West 13th Street, GVSHP helped to unveil a plaque to commemorate the first meeting of PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays). The organization, which now has […]

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  • Happy Birthday Martha Graham!

    On this day in 1894 the revolutionary dancer and choreographer Martha Graham was born.  She is largely responsible for modern dance as the art form we know today. Graham was an essential part of the early- to mid-century Village arts scene. In 2015 we unveiled one of our historic […]

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  • James Baldwin Returns to the Village

    This week, James Baldwin, one-time resident of Greenwich Village, returns to his old neighborhood — on the silver screen at least. Film Forum is showing the new documentary I Am Not Your Negro, based on Baldwin’s unfinished text Remember This House, and directed by Raoul […]

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  • See You on the Dark Side of the Village!

    Forty-three years ago this month, Pink Floyd released Dark Side of the Moon; the album hit U.S. shelves on March 1st and UK on March 24th.  Dark Side of the Moon was the band’s eighth studio album, their most commercially successful album, and one of the […]

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  • James Baldwin and His Greenwich Village

    What is it about James Baldwin? This writer, long recognized as an important voice in American literature, has been gone for over a quarter-century, yet seems to be speaking incessantly in the country’s ear. He was born in Harlem in 1924, and died in the […]

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  • What’s In a Historic Plaque?

    There’s an appealing 1951 painting by Stuart Davis owned by the Whitney Museum of American Art, though it’s not currently on view in the new building. Vibrant and memorable, the work is titled “Owh! In San Paõ.”  The Whitney explains the unusual name: “…Davis had […]

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  • June is Gay Pride Month

    This year’s Gay Pride Month certainly got off to an auspicious start with the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission finally agreeing to consider the Stonewall Inn for individual landmark designation — a proposal GVSHP has been spearheading for the last year and a half […]

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  • One Year Ago Today: PFLAG Plaque Unveiled

    One year ago today outside the Church of the Village at the corner of Seventh Avenue and West 13th Street, GVSHP helped to unveil a plaque to commemorate the first meeting of PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays). The organization, which now has […]

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  • 2013: The Year In Review

    We at GVSHP want to wish everyone a happy holiday season and best wishes for the new year.  We’ll be posting intermittently for the next week or so until we pick up a normal schedule again at the beginning of 2014. It’s been a momentous […]

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