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Events

July 2, 2019

NYC Gay Guys’ Book Club Discusses James Earl Hardy’s B-Boy Blues: Bureau Opens at 6 PM

 

NYC Gay Guys’ Book Club is a group of gay guys of all ages who meet the first Tuesday of every month. We usually meet at the Jefferson Market branch of the public library on 6th Avenue & West 10th Street, but we’ll meet at the Bureau while the library is being renovated. We read an eclectic range of books from classics to newly-released works. We don’t necessarily read books with a gay theme or characters and always open to suggestions. Very easy going; more social than academic. You don’t necessarily have to commit to coming every single month, just whenever your schedule or reading tastes permit.

 

On Tuesday, July 2, the NYC Gay Guys’ Book Club will discuss James Earl Hardy’s B-Boy Blues.

 

Please note that the Bureau is closed on Tuesdays in July and August, but we will open for this event at 6 pm.

 
 

The Bureau’s hours in July and August: Wednesdays-Saturdays, 1 to 7 PM.

 

This event is free, but donations to support the Bureau are much appreciated!

 

 

 

Start: July 2, 2019 7:00 PM
End: July 2, 2019 9:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
Address:
208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
Cost: This event is free, but donations to support the Bureau are much appreciated!

Bureau closed Tuesdays in July & August

 

Bureau Summer Hours (July & August): Wednesdays through Saturdays, 1 to 7 PM

Closed Sundays, Mondays, & Tuesdays
 

 

Date: July 2, 2019

June 30, 2019

Bureau closed for Pride! See you at the Queer Liberation March and Rally!

 

The Bureau will be closed on Pride Sunday, June 30th. Please join us at the Queer Liberation March and Rally!

From the Reclaim Pride Coalition website:

The Queer Liberation March is a people’s political march—no corporate floats, and no police in our march. Please see our statement on Why We March. We honor the powerful legacy of the Stonewall Rebellion by highlighting the most marginalized members of our community, as we commit to addressing the ongoing struggles that we face.

Retracing the steps of the original Christopher Street Liberation Day March of 1970, the Reclaim Pride Coalition will gather in Sheridan Square, march all the way up 6th Avenue, and end with a rally in Central Park’s Great Lawn.

Everyone is welcome to join the march at any point. No pre-registration or wristbands are required.

We will gather on 7th Ave south of Christopher Street before stepping off at 9:30am.

We will march one block up 7th Avenue, take a right on West 10th Street over to 6th Avenue and then all the way up 6th Avenue into Central Park.

There will be a midpoint gathering in Bryant Park at 11am where we encourage folks who cannot make the early step off to join the march.

You can join the march at any point by stepping off of the sidewalks into the streets anywhere north of West 23rd Street on 6th Ave. (Below this point it might not be possible due to street blocking for the HOP Pride Parade).

The march will end with a Rally in Central Park’s Great Lawn with disability access on the corner of East 85th Street & 5th Ave. You are welcome to join us here.

Click here for details about accessibility, what to bring and what not to bring and other important information.

 

 

 

Date: June 30, 2019

June 29, 2019

World Pride impac+NYC Book-Signing

 

Join QGBT men from around the world for our book signing event at the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division from 1-3 PM on Saturday June 29.
 
Kaz Senju – Shinjuku Story
Matthew Papa – Songs to the Siren
Michael Craft – Sweet Tooth
Michael McFadden – Borderlands
 
 
Impac+ NYC is a social community of queer, gay, bi, and trans men living with HIV that meet for weekly happy hours, monthly dinners, brunches, picnics, river cruises, and more!

 

 

 

 

 

Start: June 29, 2019 1:00 PM
End: June 29, 2019 3:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
Address:
208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States

June 27, 2019

Enby Spoken Histories: Storytelling Event

 
Celebrating Queer Excellence Through Storytelling!
 
Enby Spoken Histories is an archival storytelling project that aims to record, preserve, and amplify the rich, diverse stories of individuals whose genders don’t fall within the binary. We have partnered with StoryCorps to build a longstanding, historical archive at the Library of Congress. We hope our stories educate and normalize both our humanity and our existence. By creating space through storytelling, we aim to continue building safer spaces for TGNC folks to thrive!
 
There is a distinct and severe lack of information, research, and representation in literature—academic or otherwise—detailing transgender lives and identities. Even moreso, there is an absence of nonbinary recognition in recorded material. Seeing this need for documentation of non-binary livelihoods, we have partnered with StoryCorps to build a longstanding, historical archive at the Library of Congress. This is groundbreaking!!! Our content is being recognized by an official archival space that doesn’t normally pay notice to queer, let alone non-binary, experiences.
 
We would like to invite people of all identities to join us in honoring some of the stories that have been shared so far. Enby Spoken Histories is a developing project that started as a passion project and is now taking shape as a larger oral history collection. Come honor the stories we have cultivated, along with the live talks from our community members.
 
This is especially important right now as we fight the attempted erasure of our community.
 
Join us while we share some of the stories we have recorded with StoryCorps.
 
Special Guests: Lexie Bean, Nicole Sgarlato, Bobby Sanchez, and more!
 
ALL IDENTITIES WELCOME!!!
 
 
 

 

 

Start: June 27, 2019 7:00 PM
End: June 27, 2019 9:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
Address:
208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
Cost: $10 suggested donation to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.