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History After Dark
Pride Day at New-York Historical
Sun, June 2nd, 2019 |
11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Free with Museum Admission

Come celebrate at New-York Historical Society’s Pride Day. Visit our Stonewall 50 exhibitions and then join us for inspirational storytelling and cake and crafts, and meet a pioneer of the Pride movement. There’s no better place to celebrate LGBTQ history this month!

11:15 am–12:30 pm
Pride Day Storytelling Show: Untold Stories of the LGBTQ Movement
Head up to the Library for this cross-generational, live storytelling show curated and hosted by the Generations Project and dedicated to preserving LGBTQ history. Listen to a diverse group of inspuring people, including veterans, retired police officers, and former club kids, as they share their fascinating stories and remind us all where Pride comes from. Recommended for ages 15+. Light bites and refreshments will be served.

Cake and crafts!
Drop by Dexter Hall and the DiMenna Children’s History Museum for some artistic inspiration and a solid sugar rush. In Dexter, we’ll be decorating slices of cake with rainbow-colored sprinkles and crafting Pride buttons and necklaces inspired by Stonewall 50. And downstairs, kids can make their very own Pride flags! All ages.

12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, and 3:30 pm
Living History: Meet Sylvia Rivera
Meet activist Sylvia Rivera as portrayed by actor, artist, and educator Summer Minerva. Foremother of the modern LGBTQ rights movement, Sylvia tirelessly defended gay and transgender individuals, especially those who were homeless or imprisoned. See one of her speeches and ask questions about her life!

Image: Ludovic Bertron, New York City, USA

Creative: Tronvig Group