LGBT PUB CRAWL EXPLORES THE ROOTS OF BAR CULTURE

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Event:
LGBT PUB CRAWL EXPLORES THE ROOTS OF BAR CULTURE
Start:
June 3, 2017 2:00 pm
End:
June 3, 2017 5:00 pm
Updated:
April 9, 2017
Venue:
The LGBT Community Services Center
Address:
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208 West 13th Street, New York, NY, 10011, United States

ROAM VILLAGE STOMPING GROUNDS ON THIS OUT PROFESSIONALS TOUR OF HISTORIC LGBT BARS, LOUNGES, SPEAKEASIES AND CLUBS.

On Saturday, June 3, Out Professionals repeats its sold-out exploration of the West Village — “Bar Wars: The Walking Tour and Mixer.” Rescheduled from May 13 because of a threatened Nor’easter, this is a camera-worthy tour of LGBT history as played out in sometimes notorious speakeasies, bars and clubs.

For decades bar culture has loomed large in the gay community. During this three-hour pub crawl, learn why bars have played such an outsized role in gay life. Join us for the opportunity to tip back our glasses at four special gay/lesbian bars, during an entertaining tour of Manhattan’s most storied neighborhood.

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  • What can veterans of Ty’s, Stonewall and Julius’ tell us about gay bar culture’s place in history?
  • Who was the woman who opened the first lesbian nightclub? How has she been immortalized?
  • Why did Village waterfront bars welcome the rougher side of gay life?
  • Which New York hospital was at the forefront of AIDS treatment? How is that hospital remembered today?
  • What is the biggest threat to today’s gay bar culture?

Tour director Phil Desiere, founder of Walk About New York, is licensed by the city as a tour guide. In addition to tours of such quintessential spots as Central Park, Phil develops and leads tours of Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery, a National Historic Landmark. Today’s tour originated in conjunction with the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation.

 

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WHAT’S UP

On Saturday, June 3, our tour begins at 2 p.m. sharp, rain or shine, in the lobby of the LGBT Community Center, 208 West 13th Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues. Subway: 1/2/3, A/C/E or F/M to 14th Street; L to 6th or 8th Avenue. After viewing the Center’s legendary Keith Haring bathroom (now a meeting room), we explore the rich history of West Village watering holes on foot. Refreshments on your own. Tour ends at approximately 5 p.m.

ADMISSION

For this extended-length tour: Nonmember, $35; dues-paying OP Member, $25. The personalized nature of our tours limits the number of participants. Sorry, no refunds or exchanges. To avoid disappointment, register before 11 p.m. on Friday, June 2. Pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks! At the door, space permitting, cash only.

OUT PROFESSIONALS REWARDS
YOUR SUPPORT AS A MEMBER!

As a registered nonprofit, Out Professionals must rely on the support of our Individual and Business Members. You can enjoy a 12-month Individual OP Membership (new or renewal, your own or a gift) PLUS free admission for one to “Bar Wars: The Walking Tour and Mixer” for just $85; final sale. OP Membership includes free entry to every month’s OP.LOUNGE and discounted admission to other LGBT programming all year long. Join here — and thank you! 

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