Justin Vivian Bond and Friends: Stonewall 50 Cabaret

Thu. Apr 25, 2019 at 7:00pm EDT
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The Library’s exhibition Love & Resistance: Stonewall 50 comes to life in a night of song, comedy, and burlesque.



  • Justin Vivian Bond

  • Morgan Bassichis

  • Be Steadwell

  • brASS

  • Jes Tom

  • Switch N Play

In a night of original performance, several of today’s most ambitious, creative, and socially conscious entertainers pay homage to the past, present, and future of the LGBTQ movement for civil rights that was spurred by the riots at the Stonewall Inn in 1969. Held in conjunction with the Library’s current exhibition, Love & Resistance: Stonewall 50, this cabaret will bring to life the exhibition’s themes of political activism, love, night life, and the rise of the queer press.

This event is 21+ and ID is required.

$15 standing room tickets grant entry to the event. $40 tickets guarantee a seat at a table. Drinks will be available for purchase from the bar throughout the night.

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Please send all press inquiries (photo, video, interviews, audio-recording, etc.) at least 24-hours before the day of the program to Sara Beth Joren at sarabethjoren@nypl.org. For all other inquiries, please contact publicprograms@nypl.org.

The views and opinions expressed herein are those of the speaker(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of The New York Public Library.

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.Stonewall 50 sponsor logos
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.

ASL interpretation and real-time (CART) captioning available upon request. Please submit your request at least two weeks in advance by emailing accessibility@nypl.org.

Morgan Bassichis photo © Drew Kaufman
Justin Vivian Bond photo © David Kimmelman
brASS burlesque © David Lawrence Byrd
Switch n Play © Elisabeth Fuchsia

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Celeste Bartos Forum The New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 42nd Street & 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10018
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