Speaking with Queer Ancestors: A Poetry Night Hosted by Velvetpark

04/25/2024 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

City Lore Presents

Speaking with Queer Ancestors: A Poetry Night Hosted by Velvetpark


Yamilett Vizcaino Rivera, Sarah Bridgins, Gabrielle Randall,

Ty Little, Alexander Cavaluzzo, Mia Arias Tsung,

& Video Projection by Sarah Drepaul

 Thursday, April 25th 6-8pm @ City Lore Gallery

City Lore, an affiliate of the Smithsonian,  is pleased to celebrate April as Poetry Month, with Speaking with Queer Ancestors: A Poetry Night Hosted by Velvepark in conjunction with their current exhibition, “What did it feel like to be There?: 12 Portraits from the Addresses Project, created by artists Gwen Shockey and Riya Lerner. This night of poetry is scheduled for Thursday, April 25th from 6 – 8 pm and will be held at the City Lore Gallery located at 56 East 1st Street, in Manhattan.  Admission is free but you must register at: https://AddressesPoetryNight.eventbrite.com

What did it feel like to be there?: 12 Portraits from The Addresses Project presents twelve portraits by photographer Riya Lerner, selected  from a larger multi-disciplinary project entitled The Addresses Project, created by Gwen Shockey with Riya Lerner, featuring lesbian and queer individuals who have dedicated their lives to creating and holding space in New York City from the 1950s to today. www.addressesproject.com

VELVETPARK MEDIA is a nonprofit whose mission is to serve as a platform for artists, and writers in the LGBTQ+ community through a Residency Program based in Brooklyn, and as an online publishing platform. For more info: Velvetparkmedia.com

About City Lore - Founded in 1986, and now an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, City Lore’s mission is to foster New York City – and America’s – living cultural heritage through education and public programs.  We document, present, and advocate for New York City’s grassroots cultures to ensure their living legacy in stories and histories, places and traditions.  We work in four cultural domains:  urban folklore and history; preservation; arts education; and grassroots poetry traditions. In each of these realms, we see ourselves as furthering cultural equity and modeling a better world with projects as dynamic and diverse as New York City itself.  For more info: http://www.citylore.org.







City Lore Gallery
56 East 1st Street
New York, NY 10003