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American Museum of Natural History Presents: Identification Day

March 23 | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
American Museum of Natural History Central Park West at 79th Street New York, New York 10024 + Google Map
Free with museum admission

The Museum celebrates natural history collections by inviting visitors to bring in their own specimens for our annual Identification Day. Get an up-close look at specimens from the Museum’s extensive collections. This year, the focus is on predatory species in honor of the new exhibition T. rex: The Ultimate Predator. Scientists will attempt to identify your discoveries throughout the day!

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Ike’s Mystery Man

March 25 | 7:00 pm
92nd Street Y 1395 Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10128 + Google Map
$29

Peter Shinkle and Bill Goldstein President Eisenhower's National Security Advisor Robert "Bobby" Cutler shaped US Cold War strategy in far more consequential ways than previously understood. A lifelong Republican, Cutler also served three Democratic presidents. The life of any party, he was a tight-lipped loyalist who worked behind the scenes to get things done. While Cutler's contributions to the public sphere may not have received, until now, the consideration they deserve, the story of his private life has never before…

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Saints+Sinners LGBTQ Literary Festival

March 28 - March 31
$25 – $150

The Festival celebrates New Orleans' longstanding attraction for LGBTQ writers, and offers established and emerging authors, as well as students and readers, the opportunity to network and nurture their craft—and let the good times roll in true New Orleans fashion. The Festival features a diverse array of artistic and educational offerings. SAS offers two full days’ worth of panel discussions, with topics ranging from publishing and marketing to retrospectives on the LGBTQ movement. Our reading series also takes place both…

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Fierce Fridays: Pride Shabbat Dinner with Garrard Conley in Conversation with Chaim Levin

March 29 | 7:00 pm
92nd Street Y 1395 Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10128 + Google Map
$25

Pride doesn’t end in June! Feast with other fun, cultured, and diverse Jews while celebrating a queer inclusive Shabbat dinner. On January 15, 2019 New York State passed legislation to ban conversion therapy statewide, yet the practice still remains legal in 35 states. On March 29, we are coming together as a community and welcoming in Shabbat with narratives of brave survivors led by Garrard Conley, author of the acclaimed memoir Boy Erased, and Chaim Levin, conversion therapy activist. Join…

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The Queer Creative Impulse: Artistic Expression and Gender Identity

April 1 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Historical Society 128 Pierrepont Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 + Google Map
$5

Join us for a discussion on the intersection of LGBTQ identity and creativity. Hugh Ryan, curator of the exhibition On the (Queer) Waterfront, and author of the new book When Brooklyn Was Queer, is joined by historian and CUNY professor, Daniel Hurewitz, author of Bohemian Los Angeles whose work focuses on the development of gendered and sexual identities, and Sherill Tippins, author of the book February House about the salon/house described by the queer platform, them, as “the Queer Commune…

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Live Oak, with Moss: Karen Karbiener and Brian Selznick

April 1 | 7:00 pm
Free

As he was turning forty, Walt Whitman composed a sequence of twelve poems and compiled them in a small handmade book he entitled Live Oak, With Moss—but never exactly published them. The verses describe an unhappy love affair with an unnamed man and are considered among the most adventurous and homoerotic work he ever wrote. Whitman pulled the twelve pieces apart in order to obliterate the narrative and rearranged them into other sections of "Calamus Lovers" section in Leaves of…

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A Night with Eric N. Mack and Friends

April 4 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Pkwy Brooklyn, NY 11238 + Google Map
$16

Great Hall, 1st Floor Experience Eric N. Mack’s site-specific installation Lemme walk across the room through a series of unique activations organized by the artist. First, Mack and curator Ashley James lead a special tour of the installation. Then, enjoy three artistic responses to Mack’s work. Poet and essayist April Freely offers a poetry set; Devin KKenny and Justin Allen present a new performance that incorporates manipulated found sound and tap dancing with movement, speech, and music; and MHYSA, the…

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Jean-Michel Basquiat Exhibition

Ongoing | March 6 | 10:00 am - May 15 | 5:30 pm
$18

In March of 2019, The Brant Foundation will present a solo exhibition of works by Jean-Michel Basquiat to celebrate the inauguration of its new space in New York City’s East Village. Located at 421 East 6th Street, the space occupies a century-old building originally designed as a substation for Consolidated Edison. The building subsequently served as the home and studio of famed artist Walter De Maria from the mid-1980s until his death in 2013. Richard Gluckman of Gluckman Tang Architects…

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A Feminist Film Mash with The Mary Sue!

April 7 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$10

Join us for a playful and engaging clip-show-style analysis with a primary focus on sci-fi and horror film + TV and view common tropes through a feminist, pop culture lens - presented by Princess Weekes, Assistant Editor of The Mary Sue! Let’s break the mold of the oh-so-tired black female narrative and challenge the ways we have come to accept black female roles and body representation in film and TV. Princess' thoughtfully curated selection of common tropes guarantees to bring…

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“Stonewall 50” Tour of Greenwich Village

April 14 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Municipal Art Society of New York 488 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10022 + Google Map
$20 – $30

Historic LGBT Sites with Amanda Davis and Ken Lustbader of NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project In celebration of “Stonewall 50” — a year-long commemoration of the landmark 1969 uprising at the Stonewall Inn — join MAS and Ken Lustbader and Amanda Davis of the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project on a walking tour of Greenwich Village. Learn about key places and people of the pre- and post-Stonewall LGBT civil rights movement and their lasting impact on American culture. The tour…

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Intergenerational Queer Friendship: A Community Conversation

April 14 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hudson Park Library 66 Leroy Street New York, NY 10014 + Google Map
Free

What can we do to foster intergenerational friendship in our communities? Generational turnover often seems to occur very rapidly in queer communities. For a variety of reasons, spanning from the legacy of AIDS to disability and access issues in community spaces, older LGBT people often go unconsidered, being relegated to historical footnotes, while many young queers navigate their communities without the benefit of elder queer role-models. This community conversation, facilitated by Ada Wilderman and Nico Fuentes, will ask what we…

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Spill The Tea

June 15 | 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Harlem Stage 150 Convent Avenue New York, NY 10031 + Google Map
$15

Giving voice to the unique experiences of Southern Black Gay Men, E. Patrick Johnson will discuss his collection of oral histories for his book, Sweet Tea and will perform an excerpt from the collected oral histories and from the forthcoming documentary film, Making Sweet Tea. Tavia Nyong’o moderates the discussion. Following the discussion, Illustrious Blacks aka ManchildBlack and Monstah Black bring their ethereal vocals, celestial sonics and earthly musical messages from the cosmos in a gravity defying performance and DJ…

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AC2: An Intimate Evening With Anderson Cooper & Andy Cohen

June 21 | 8:00 pm
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One event on June 22, 2019 at 8:00pm

The Beacon Theatre 2124 Broadway New York, NY 10023 + Google Map
$81 – $356

AC2 – An intimate evening with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen: Deep Talk and Shallow Tales comes to the Beacon Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 22. Join Cohen and Cooper for an unscripted, uncensored and unforgettable night of conversation. The late night talk show host and the journalist, longtime friends, interview each other and take questions from the audience. It’s a live, interactive look behind the scenes of pop culture and world events.

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AC2: An Intimate Evening With Anderson Cooper & Andy Cohen

June 22 | 8:00 pm
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One event on June 22, 2019 at 8:00pm

The Beacon Theatre 2124 Broadway New York, NY 10023 + Google Map
$81 – $356

AC2 – An intimate evening with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen: Deep Talk and Shallow Tales comes to the Beacon Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 22. Join Cohen and Cooper for an unscripted, uncensored and unforgettable night of conversation. The late night talk show host and the journalist, longtime friends, interview each other and take questions from the audience. It’s a live, interactive look behind the scenes of pop culture and world events.

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