Photograph Courtesy of Anthony Quintano, Wikimedia Commons

Presented by our Partnership with the Brooklyn Historical Society

Untapped Cities Insiders are invited to the Brooklyn Historical Society to spend an evening with George Chauncey, author of the trailblazing book Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Making of the Gay Male World, 1890-1940. Chauncey’s book shattered the myth that gay life existed only in the closet before the 1960s. In this presentation Chauncey, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University, goes beyond the material covered in his book to examine New York City’s post-war gay culture and politics. This event is presented in connection with the the Brooklyn Historical Society’s new exhibition On the (Queer) Waterfront which opens March 5th.

DATE: Monday, April 15th, 2019, Doors at 6:00PM, Event: 6:30PM – 8:00PM

PRICE: FREE for Untapped Cities Insiders ($10 for the general public)

CAPACITY: 15 guests. Spots allocated on a first come, first served basis.

REGISTRATION: Opens Monday, April 1st, 2019 at 12:00PM EST


If you are already an Untapped Cities Insider, log in to your account, and sign up for this tour on this page when registration opens on 4/1 at 12 PM EST.

If you are not an Untapped Cities Insider yet, join today and register for this tour on this page when tickets go live on  4/1 at 12 PM EST.

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Tickets are limited to one per member, unless the member is an Explorer level member and can bring a guest. Tickets are non transferable and your membership must be active when the tour takes place. Each booking will be verified to ensure each guest is a member. 

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See our full list of Untapped Cities Insiders Tours and our upcoming Public Tours.