Sun 10/29: Gay Village Bar Crawl
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
2pm: Meet and depart from the lobby of the LGBT Center, 208 W 13 St
$30 age 21-59, $20 seniors (age 60+ with ID)
Labor Day Weekend Sale*: Use code Labor and save 20%
Since at least the end of the 19th century bar culture has loomed large in the gay community. During this three-hour bar crawl, learn why bars have played such an outsized role in gay life. Learn from veterans of Ty's, Stonewall and Julius' as they tell us about their bars' place in history. Discover who the woman was who opened the first non-mob-controlled lesbian nightclub, and how she has been immortalized. Hear tell why the Village waterfront bars welcomed the rougher side of gay life. Learn about the bar where a gay protest resulted in an important NYS court decision three years prior to Stonewall. Get to know what the biggest threats to today's gay bar culture are. Highlights include Keith Haring mural "Once Upon a Time" at The LGBTQ Center; the long-gone waterfront bars named Ramrod, Kellers and Sneakers; bottoms up at four gay bars and lesbian bars in the West Village; New York City's AIDS Memorial; and the Stonewall National Monument in Christopher Park.