Tour & Talk Events
Tour & Talks are an elite series of events throughout the month of June to celebrate World Pride. Each Tour & Talk includes a two-hour LGBTQ history walking tour in the heart of New York City’s Greenwich Village, with a one-hour talkback with an influential member of the LGBTQ community. Groups are limited to 10 guests to provide an intimate conversation afterwards with the featured speaker. All Tour & Talk events are in partnership with the Walker Hotel Greenwich Village.
The Monument Documentary: the Legacy of Stonewall
June 18, 2019 // 2:00pm - 5:00pm
This Tour & Talk will feature Emmy-nominated filmmaker, Cheryl Furjanic, an Emmy-nominated filmmaker whose documentary and fiction films have screened at 150+ festivals worldwide and on television. Her feature documentary, Back on Board: Greg Louganis was broadcast on HBO in 2015 and nominated for an Emmy Award and Producers Guild of America award. Her feature documentary, Sync or Swim (2008) premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival and received a Billie Award for Journalism from the Women’s Sports Foundation. In 2014 she was named to the OUT100—Out Magazine’s list of the most compelling LGBT people of the year. Her new film The Monument is about the legacy of Stonewall and the ways in which this small corner of New York City has become hallowed ground for many LGBTQ folks around the world.
Queer Nation: Starting A Movement
June 20, 2019 // 3:00pm - 6:00pm
This Tour & Talk will feature Ken Kidd, “a loud and proud rabble-rouser in the LGBT and HIV/AIDS communities for more than thirty years.” Ken is currently Director of Special Projects and Events at NYU’s College of Arts and Science. Ken has helped to organize and participate in many major protest actions of ACT UP, Queer Nation, the Gay and Lesbian AntiViolence Project, Gays Against Guns (GAG), and Rise and Resist. Notably, in 1991, Ken was one of four to conceive and bring “Day of Desperation” to the floor of ACT UP and helped to organize that action that shut down Grand Central and 42nd Street. He was an original member of Queer Nation from its first meeting through its actions against Vladimir Putin’s Anti-Gay Propaganda Laws in 2013/2014 and its successful 2015 efforts to kill the fatally flawed Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA) and assisted in crafting the wording for and the successful launch of The Equality Act in Congress.
HIV/AIDS: FILM & NEW YORK CITY
June 25, 2019 // 3:30pm - 6:30pm
This Tour & Talk will feature David Schachter, who co-starred in the 1985 film “Buddies,” the first narrative movie about AIDS. David first moved to Greenwich Village in 1978 to pursue a bachelor of fine arts degree in drama at New York University. As the AIDS epidemic became more prevalent, he gave up acting to work as an AIDS Community Organizer for GMHC (formerly known as Gay Men’s Health Crisis). He earned his master of public administration degree from NYU and is now the Associate Dean for Admissions and Students Affairs at NYU’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. He has lived in the same one bedroom, rent-stabilized apartment in Greenwich Village since 1991, has never owned a car, and has yet to drink a cup of coffee.
Oral History of New York City, 1969 - Today
June 26, 2019 // 2:00pm - 5:00pm
This Tour & Talk will feature Steve Warren, long-time resident of New York City and oral historian. He is currently the Executive Producer of Chinamerica Radio. Steve has been a popular radio personality since 1963 and in New York since 1971. He is the author of the best-selling book on Radio Programming, RADIO: The Book. Steve projects a fun, entertaining radio personality, including hosting events at Radio City Music Hall, Lincoln Center, and Carnegie Hall. As an actor, he has appeared on TV in episodes of The Sopranos and Law & Order and in feature films "Michael Clayton", with George Clooney, Julie Taymor's Beatle music based fantasy, "Across the Universe", and "It's Complicated" with Alec Baldwin and Meryl Streep.