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June 1, 2019

Stonewall 50

Music: NYC Gay Men’s Chorus

5–6:15 pm

Sing along with New York City Gay Men’s Chorus as they celebrate World Pride with songs from their Big Gay Sing and upcoming fortieth anniversary performance at Carnegie Hall.

Curator Tour: Nobody Promised You Tomorrow

5–6 pm

Lindsay C. Harris and Carmen Hermo give an inside look at Nobody Promised You Tomorrow: Art 50 Years After Stonewall.

Tour: Archives as Raw History

5:30–6:30 pm

Delve into the Museum’s LGBTQ+ histories as we go behind the scenes, read original documents, and explore archival storage. 20 free tickets in Tour line at Admissions at 5 pm.

Hands-On Art

6–8 pm

Design your own button inspired by LJ Roberts’s artwork The Queer Houses of Brooklyn in the Three Towns of Boswyck, Breukelen, and Midwout during the 41st Year of the Stonewall Era. 330 free tickets in Hands-On Art line at Admissions at 5 pm.

Book Club: The Bold World with Jodie Patterson

6–7:30 pm

Project Runway judge Elaine Welteroth joins activist Jodie Patterson to discuss The Bold World, Patterson’s new memoir inspired by her transgender son, and how elements of gender, race, class, and feminism will unite us. 330 free tickets in Auditorium line at Admissions at 5 pm.

Performance: InterseXtions Variety Show

6:30–7:30 pm

Teen staff members perform a variety show based on their reflections from texts found in the resource room of Nobody Promised You Tomorrow. Seating is limited and first come, first served.

Music and Poetry: Linda LaBeija

7–8 pm

Multidisciplinary artist Linda LaBeija (whose works appear in Nobody Promised You Tomorrow) performs music and poetry that amplifies the lived experiences of trans and gender-nonconforming people of color.

Music: Amber Valentine

7:30–9:30 pm

Amber Valentine, a staple of NYC’s queer nightlife community known for her PAT and Misster parties, plays a high-energy set with disco, funk, and house vibes.

Performance and Book Release: The Faggots & Their Friends Between Revolutions

8–10 pm

Artists Morgan Bassichis, TM Davy, DonChristian Jones, Michi Osato, and Una Osato celebrate the new edition of The Faggots & Their Friends Between Revolutions, the 1977 fable-manifesto by Lavender Hill commune members Larry Mitchell (author) and Ned Asta (illustrator). 330 free tickets in Auditorium line at Admissions at 7 pm.

Community Talk: Audre Lorde Project

8:30–9:30 pm

Join Audre Lorde Project for a survey of radical queer histories. Examine the role of resilience and revolution in the present day and imagine a future for organizing. Seating is limited and first come, first served.

Music: Madame Gandhi

9–10 pm

Electronic music artist and activist Madame Gandhi performs a set that celebrates and elevates female voices.

For twenty years, First Saturdays have been the freshest place to kick off the month. To ensure the safety of our visitors and to comply with city fire codes, starting at 5 pm, please enter through the front of the Museum. Keep in mind that there could be lines for entry and that we may have to limit entry when we reach maximum capacity.

Join us for engaging and eclectic free art and entertainment every month (except January and September), 5–11 pm.

Visit The Norm restaurant or our Café. Parking is a flat rate of $6 starting at 5 pm. (All other Saturdays, we close at 6 pm.)

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Made possible by the Wallace Foundation Community Programs Fund, established by the Wallace Foundation.

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