Esopus Space Presents: A Pyramid Club Panel Discussion

In conjunction with the exhibition “Clayton Patterson: Pyramid Portraits,” Esopus Space presents a panel discussion about the groundbreaking drag scene at New York City’s legendary Pyramid Club in the 1980s. The Pyramid, which Patterson describes as “a crystallization of the Lower East Side,” provided a diverse, intensely creative environment in which performers like Lypsinka, John Kelly, and RuPaul were able to first hone their craft.

Panelists include photographer and community activist Clayton Patterson, performance historians Joe E. Jeffreys and Iris Rose, experimental performance legend Agosto Machado, and Andrew Berman, the executive director of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, which is seeking landmark designation for the Pyramid Club’s building at 101 Avenue A.

This event is co-sponsored by Village Preservation. Space is limited.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010
6:30 pm

Esopus Space
64 West Third Street, #210