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ARTS & CULTURAL PROGRAMS

The Center is your cultural home base, and has been at the heart of New York City’s LGBT community since our earliest days. From our long-running Second Tuesday lecture series to premieres, panels and performances, we attract notable public figures from the arts, politics and academia to create, connect and celebrate with you.

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For avid arts and culture enthusiasts, learn more about volunteering at Center arts and culture events.

Center arts and cultural programs are made possible by a grant from The Kors Le Pere Foundation.

UPCOMING EVENTS

THROUGH THE COLLECTOR’S EYE: POSTCARDS FROM THE HENRY BAKER COLLECTION
Exhibit runs through June 30, 2017
6 p.m.

Artsy, campy, humorous and sexy the postcards shown in this exhibition illustrate what appealed to one collector, and more generally attitudes toward male beauty and gay sex in the late 20th century.

Center Stage Presents Gender Daze
May 24, 2017
7 p.m.

Co-curated by Mx. JP Anne Giera, this variety hour of performance brings together genre-twisting, out-of-the-box artists crossing lines of gender and identity for an evening that mixes the downtown cabaret scene with the experimental and more.

THE CENTER & BLAKKAPRIKORN PRODUCTIONS PRESENT
MEDITATION ON A THEME: That's So Gay
June 2, 2017
7 p.m.

Observational confessions with a stylistic twist, on a commonly overheard phrase. One theme. Multiple performers. Countless creative interpretations.

STANDING PROUD: BECOMING LGBTQ ROLE MODELS IN SCHOOLS
June 3, 2017
9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Standing Proud explores our participation as LGBTQ educators in schools. This day of dialogue responds to a political and cultural climate that continues to silence voices and challenge the ability to safely disclose an LGBTQ identity in the workplace.

The Center & Queer Stages Present Stupid Kids
June 6, 2017
7 p.m.

A darkly comedic play about the perils and pitfalls of high school popularity, playwright John C. Russell turns familiar stereotypes into a provocative examination of adolescence and sexual longing.

Takin U Back: 1996
June 8, 2017
7 p.m.

We're headed back to 1996, when George Michael was looking for Fast Love, the Spice Girls were heard around the world and No Doubt requested you Don't Speak. The Nutty Professor and First Wives Club were hits at the box office, while Kenan & Kel and The Rosie O'Donnell Show were must-see-tv.

Interlude+ Music & Art Youth Workshops
June 10, 2017
12-4 p.m.

INTERLUDE+ is a hands-on music and art youth (ages 13-21) workshop series for LGBTQ+ community by LGBTQ+ community, bringing together respected musicians, artists and industry leaders to inspire a new generation of creatives in a nontraditional educational environment.

The Equality March for Unity and Pride
June 11, 2017
6 a.m. departure from The Center

The Center is hosting four buses to bring New Yorkers to The Equality March for Unity and Pride in Washington, D.C. Join us for this momentous gathering of our community from around the country!

Second Tuesday Presents THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF "IN THE LIFE"
June 13, 2017
7 p.m.

We invite you to join us as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the debut of the Emmy-winning series that shined a continuous light on our community before it was fashionable to do so.

Center Talks Presents Clay Cane
June 15, 2017
7 p.m.

Join us as we welcome journalist/filmmaker/author Clay Cane in discussion around his book, "Live Through This: Surviving the Intersections of Sexuality, God, and Race."

CENTER STAGE & LITERATURE TO LIFE PRESENT ZORA!
June 21, 2017
7 p.m.

Zora Neale Hurston was one of the most important and celebrated figures to emerge from the Harlem Renaissance. Adapted and directed by Wynn Handman, and starring Cheryl Howard, this one-woman performance includes a pre-and-post-show interactive discussion.

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