Hearing On Stonewall National Monument Plan May 9
Village Preservation has been working with a coalition of community groups and elected officials spearheaded by the National Parks Conservation Alliance seeking to make the Stonewall Inn, considered the birthplace of the modern LGBT rights movement, and the adjacent park and surrounding area a national park and/or monument. A public hearing will be held next week on the plan for the Department of the Interior and National Parks Service, and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis will attend to hear feedback from the public. This is an important opportunity to recognize one of many incredible contributions the Village has made to our nation, to civil rights movements, and to LGBT history. Read more about it here.
In 2015, GVSHP successfully spearheaded a campaign to secure landmark status for the Stonewall Inn. GVSHP is currently seeking landmark status for the nearby Julius’ Bar, which recently marked the 50th anniversary of its landmark 1966 “Sip In” for LGBT rights.
HOW TO HELP:
- Attend the Stonewall Public Hearing on Monday, May 9 from 6 to 8 pm at PS 41, 116 West 11th Street – click here to RSVP and/or send comments here.
- Urge Mayor de Blasio and the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission to landmark Julius‘ > >