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West Village Pub Tour Traces Roots of LGBTQ Culture – Walking Tour

September 24, 2022 @ 2:00 pm

$25 – $40
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Explore LGBTQ history as played out in sometimes notorious speakeasies, bars, and clubs.

For decades bar culture has loomed large in the LGBTQ community. During this three-hour tour, learn why bars have played such an outsized role in gay life. Join us as we tip back our glasses at four special gay/lesbian bars, on an entertaining tour of Manhattan’s most storied neighborhoods.

  • Why did Village waterfront bars welcome the rougher side of gay life?
  • Who was the woman who opened the first lesbian nightclub? How has she been immortalized?
  • Which bar was the site of a major gay protest resulting in a famous court case years prior to Stonewall?
  • What are the biggest threats to today’s gay bar culture?

During our walk, we will see the site of former LGBTQ bars, clubs, and speakeasies, and visit some of those that are open today. The tour stops for optional beverages at The Cubby Hole, Henrietta Hudson’s, the Stonewall Inn, and Julius.

What’s Up?

Our tour begins at 2:00 PM sharp, rain or shine, at 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 famous Keith Haring bathroom (now a meeting room), we explore the rich history of West Village watering holes. Refreshments on your own. Tour ends at approximately 5:00 PM at the historic Julius bar.

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September 24, 2022
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$25 – $40
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The LGBT Community Center
208 W 13th St
NY, NY 10011 United States
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