Quick: Do you know who won the Battle of Brooklyn? Do you know what George Washington’s favorite breakfast beverage was? Can you name three important Revolutionary War sites in New York? If you know the answers to those questions (or even if you don’t!), bring your friends for a fun night of trivia in our historic Library courtesy of the fact fanatics at Trivia, AD!
Join author Alex Myers as he discusses his novel Revolutionary, which explores the fascinating, true story of Deborah Sampson, the legendary woman who disguised herself as a man and fought with distinction during the Revolutionary War. Hear about Myer’s research , historical understandings of gender, and how Sampson’s story fits into our current ideas about trans identity. Ages 21and up. Wine included with ticket.
Meet some art lovers and make some art! Get inspired by imagery from five decades of New York City Pride marches at our Say It Loud, Out and Proud: Fifty Years of Pride installation. Then, relax with some wine and cheese while you create your own protest-inspired badges and artwork.
Come celebrate at New-York Historical Society’s Pride Day. Visit our Stonewall 50 exhibitions and then join us for inspirational storytelling and cake and crafts, and meet a pioneer of the Pride movement. There’s no better place to celebrate LGBTQ history this month!
Join iconic New York cartoonist Mort Gerberg as he discusses the politics of cartooning and his work of the past decades with Garry Trudeau, cartoonist and creator of the Doonesbury comic strip, and Sofia Warren, New Yorker cartoonist, illustrator, and animator. Ages 21+
Join Heather O’Donnell and Rebecca Romney of Honey & Wax Booksellers in conversation with Michael Ryan, vice president and director of New-York Historical’s Patricia D. Klingenstein Library. Book collecting, in the popular imagination, is an elite pursuit, framed by news of record-setting sales of Shakespeare Folios and Audubons. This presentation rethinks collecting as an activity open to anyone, surveying a range of creative and accessible approaches to everyday collecting: as autobiography, as outreach, as documentary, as activism.