Explore The Center

In addition to offering special events, programs, comprehensive support services, and rental spaces, our building, located in the historic West Village, is home to a variety of communal areas, experiences, exhibits, and attractions.

Take a look inside The Center and plan your visit today.

Queer Bookstore


The Bureau of General Services - Queer Division is a queer cultural center, bookstore, and event space that seeks to excite and educate a self-confident, sex-positive, and supportive queer community. It hosts readings, performances, film screenings, book discussion groups, and workshops to provide an open and inclusive space for dialogue and socializing.


Hours Wednesday-Sunday: 1-7 p.m.

Keith Haring Bathroom


The Keith Haring Bathroom is one of the most iconic murals in the world. Painted just before he died, Once Upon a Time is a celebration of the freedom, safety, and vitality gay men enjoyed before the onslaught of HIV & AIDS.



The Library is currently closed and in need of volunteer support in order to reopen to the public. If you’re interested in supporting the Library by volunteering, please email us at ppvrlib@gaycenter.org.

David Bohnett CyberCenter


Access the internet and computers to check your email, do research, work on your resumes, and more. The computers are free to use for up to two hours each day, and community members can print up to 10 pages daily. The Center provides free wireless internet access for up to 8 hours per day. Wi-Fi is accessible throughout the building, as well as in our Garden.

Hours 10 a.m.-9 p.m.


6 computers, 15 people

Kuriel Garden


The Kuriel Garden is open to the public during The Center’s operating hours. Take a meeting, enjoy lush plants and flowers while enjoying lunch with a friend, or just chill. The Garden is situated adjacent to the Keith Haring Community Wing just off the coffee shop.

Keith Haring Community Wing


Many Center services are provided in the Keith Haring Community Wing, such as our Youth drop-in space, substance use treatment, mental health support, in-person case management, patient navigation, and HIV testing. Learn more about these programs, and come visit us!

Coffee Shop


In 2015, Coffee Project New York co-founders Chi Sum Ngai and Kaleena Teoh quit their jobs and opened a coffee shop as a passion project in New York City’s East Village neighborhood. Its location at The Center opened in January 2023 and offers a menu complete with specialty coffee, teas, and pastries.


Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.