A SALUTE TO LGBT PRIDE, THIS OUT PROFESSIONALS’ WALKING TOUR & MIXER IS DESIGNED FOR US BY WALK ABOUT NEW YORK.
On Saturday afternoon, June 13, Out Professionals invites you to explore Greenwich Village, New York’s most storied neighborhood. Many of its stories were written by the lesbians and gay men who have lived, loved, worked and partied here since the early 20th century, when the Village became home to artists, writers, musicians and playwrights looking for an unconventional environment and creative freedom.
Following your tour, you’re welcome to unwind among new friends at Julius’s, one of Manhattan’s oldest bars and the site of the 1966 Sip-In, at which activists challenged the NYS Liquor Authority’s regulation that prohibited bars and restaurants from serving homosexuals. Julius’s was a favorite hangout of Tennessee Williams and Truman Capote.
The Stonewall Riots that erupted in June 1969 announced to the world that Greenwich Village was the epicenter of gay life; now it was where gay liberation was born.
This tour’s cast of well-known and lesser-known characters is sure to amuse, surprise and inform you. It includes:
- A closeted multimillionaire
- A First Lady’s circle of friends
- Artists, poets, photographers and musicians
- Political activists and city officials
Tour Director Phil Desiere, founder of Walk About New York, is licensed by the city as a tour guide. In addition to conducting tours of such quintessential spots as Central Park and Greenwich Village, Phil develops and leads tours of Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery, a National Historic Landmark.
On Saturday, June 13, we meet at 12:45 p.m. at 55 Fifth Avenue at 12th Street, in front of Cardozo Law School. Subway: L/N/Q/R/4/5/6 to 14th Street Union Square; F/M/1/2/3 to 14th Street. Tour takes place rain or shine. Directions from where you are: hopstop.com
At 1 p.m. sharp, step off with Phil Desiere. Open-ended mixer at about 4 p.m. at Julius’s, 159 West 10th Street at Waverly Place. Refreshments on your own: Happy Hour prices, drink specials, $6 burgers.
Nonmember, $25. Dues-paying OP Member, just $20. Dues-paying Member and one guest, just $35. Please print and pocket a copy of your online registration. Advance ticketing ends at noon on Friday, June 12. To avoid disappointment, register now.
IT PAYS TO BE AN OP MEMBER!
A 12-month individual Out Professionals Membership (new or renewal) PLUS admission for one to today’s private tour and mixer is yours for just $75. And remember, that buys you a whole year’s worth of low-cost or no-cost networking and socializing. Order here.