The Library After Hours: Love & Resistance

Fri. Feb 15, 2019 7:00pm - 10:00pm EST
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Join us at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building for the city's most cerebral happy hour.

Celebrate the opening of the Library’s newest exhibition Love & Resistance: Stonewall 50 with a night of curator talks, trivia, special guests, and more as we explore the history of LGBTQ civil rights following the 1969 Stonewall Riots. 

Love & Resistance will include:

  • After hours access to the Library’s new exhibition Love & Resistance: Stonewall 50, featuring photographs, documents, ephemera and more that illustrate the themes of nightlife, love, activism, and the queer press.

  • Copies of the exhibition's accompanying book Love and Resistance: Out of the Closet Into the Stonewall Era—which includes photographs taken by Kay Tobin Lahusen and Diana Davies, with a foreword by Roxane Gay—will be on sale before its March 2019 publication date.

  • Curator talks featuring exhibition curator Jason Baumann, the Library's Susan and Douglas Dillon Assistant Director for Collection Development and Coordinator of Humanities and LGBT Collections 

  • Trivia with Making Gay History podcast host Eric Marcus

  • Drag Queen Story Hour's very first story time for adults 

  • Listening stations from the NYC Trans Oral History Project—a community archive devoted to the collection, preservation and sharing of trans histories, organized in collaboration with The New York Public Library  

  • Games, puzzles, and crafting highlighting the Library's vast LGBTQ archive

  • Music and beats by New York based multidisciplinary artist and DJ, SHYBOI

  • ​Food & drinks available for purchase

  • After hours access to beautiful NYPL spaces including the Rose Main Reading Room

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A limited number of Priority Advanced Tickets are available.  Priority ticketing grants you entry beginning at 7 PM, giving you more time to maximize your experience exploring the Library. When you purchase a Priority Advanced Ticket, it benefits the Library and helps make this event—and others like it—possible. It also grants you 10% off at the bar and Library Shop during the event.

Pay What You Wish entry will begin at 8 PM, with a suggested admission price of $15.

Lines start forming at 5th Ave in advance of the event. Accessible entrance available at 42nd Street. 

No refunds.

Major support of the Love & Resistance: Stonewall 50 exhibition and related programming is provided by The New York Community Trust, Hermes Mallea and Carey Maloney, and the TD Charitable Foundation and TD Bank. Additional support is provided by Time Warner and the Magnus Hirschfeld Endowment Fund.

Support for The New York Public Library’s Exhibitions Program has been provided by Celeste Bartos, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, Mahnaz Ispahani Bartos and Adam Bartos Exhibitions Fund, Jonathan Altman, and Miriam and Ira D. Wallach.

The Library After Hours is made possible with the generous support of Mahnaz Ispahani Bartos and Adam Bartos.

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Astor Hall Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street
New York, NY 10018
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