New for November: Annual Comedy Fundraiser 11/28 and Drag History and Its Roots in Our Neighborhoods 11/29

We have two late-breaking additions to our November event calendar for you to enjoy — one a free public program, the other an annual fundraiser sponsored by the Village Preservation Brokers Partnership.

Book talk:
Glitter and Concrete: A Cultural History of Drag in New York City
November 29, 2023
7 pm
In person
Pre-registration Is required.

Location: The Church of the Village, 201 West 13th Street

Journalist, historian, and photographer Elyssa Maxx Goodman, author of the newly released Glitter and Concrete: A Cultural History of Drag in New York City, joins us to discuss drag: its meanings then and now, its history in the city, its role in the development of the Village, its sociocultural impact, its future, and more.
She’ll present a lecture and readings from her new book followed by a Q&A and book signing.

Goodman explores the dynamic role of drag, from the Jazz Age to Drag Race, in queer liberation and urban life. From the lush feather boas that adorned early female impersonators to the sequined lip syncs of barroom queens to the drag kings that have us laughing in stitches, drag has played a vital role in the creative life of New York City. But the evolution of drag in the city — as an art form, a community. and a mode of liberation — has never before been fully chronicled. Now, for the first time, Goodman unearths the dramatic, provocative untold story of drag in New York City in all its glistening glory. The event will take place at the Church of the Village, 201 West 13th Street.

Sixth Annual Village Preservation Comedy Night Fundraiser
Tuesday, November 28, 2023
7 pm
In person
Pre-registration is required.
Spaces are limited.

Location: Comedy Cellar at the Village Underground, 130 West 3rd Street

Join us for a special night of comedy benefitting Village Preservation and the Rebecca Daniels Scholarship. Comedians who will grace the Village Preservation stage have appeared on Comedy Central, Inside Amy Schumer, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Join Village Preservation, Villagers, and comedy lovers from across the city for a fun night that supports education and preservation awareness in the real estate community. Emcee for the night will be James Mattern; performers include Phil Hanley, Sam Morrison, and more to be announced! The night kicks off 7 pm at the Comedy Cellar at the Village Underground, 130 West 3rd Street.

October 30, 2023