Tag: LGBT

Former Schools of Greenwich Village and the East Village

Now that school is back in session and summer weather is having its last hurrahs, we’re all either living by the bell or remembering the days when we did.  So many schools in our neighborhoods have come and gone over …

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Mae West learned “the best way to behave is to misbehave” in Greenwich Village

Mae West is well known as being one of America’s earliest and biggest Hollywood starlets. But the struggles of her early years trying to make it big in the Big Apple are less well known.  Many of those took place …

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The Pyramid Club: New York City’s First Drag Landmark

101 Avenue A is home to the Pyramid Club which became a launching point for pioneering drag superstars like Lady Bunny and RuPaul, setting in motion the contemporary drag movement. The club gave birth to the iconic drag festival, Wigstock, …

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The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center — Finally a Landmark

This is one in a series of posts marking the 50th anniversary of the designation of the Greenwich Village Historic District.  Check out our year-long activities and celebrations at gvshp.org/GVHD50.  We’ve recently had ten new buildings in our area designated landmarks, which also means …

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Immersive Village History in your Pocket: Google Arts & Culture

Sure, our phones might seem to be more curse than blessing sometimes, eating up our time and attention more than we’d like to admit. But of course they have also brought about unbelievable the-future-is-now ways of connecting us all. Google …

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The Stonewall National Monument

On June 27th, 2016, President Obama designated the Stonewall National Monument, the 412th National Park site, and the first U.S. National Monument chosen specifically for its LGBT history. This milestone moment brought national attention to the Village site that transformed …

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Stonewall Inn: State and National Register Pioneer

Six sites were recently designated landmarks by the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission based on their LGBT history and association, two of which were part of a five-year campaign by Village Preservation: the LGBT Community Center and the former Gay Activists Alliance …

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New York State WorldPride Welcome Center Opens in Greenwich Village

This June is LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Pride month as well as the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, and among the many events and announcements was the grand opening of the New York State …

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St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery’s Pride Ribbon Project

To honor and recognize LGBT Pride Month, each year the St. Marks Church-In-The-Bowery produces an art installation along 2nd Avenue between 10th and 11th Street, the Pride Ribbon Project. The installation will be up through the end of June, and …

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Cole Porter: A Prolific Musical Career Launched in Greenwich Village

Cole Porter was a paradox; a musical genius who truly defined a time in musical history, he was at once a privileged sybarite and a bohemian provocateur all at the same time. Porter also lived a contradictory lifestyle. He was …

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