St. Vincent’s Love Triangle: Sexual Health, Civil Rights, and Memory in the Village

Tuesday, August 16 
6:00pm ET start time.

In-Person Outdoor Walking Tour.

The landscape of Greenwich Village conceals a battleground for reproductive and LGBT rights. Participants will join us for a tour of the area’s hidden sexual health history and activism flashpoints. The former St. Vincent’s Hospital—which played a central role at the height of the HIV/AIDS epidemic—will serve as a point of departure as we explore the neighborhood amid shifting land values and the fight for sexual and reproductive rights. We will meet in front of the NYC AIDS memorial at St. Vincent’s Triangle.

Meet Up Location: In front of New York City AIDS Memorial Park, 76 Greenwich Avenue.

Accessibility: The park is outdoors and sidewalk accessible. The tour will last about 90 minutes and will be an active walking tour across NYC streets and sidewalks.

Robert Brenner (he, him, his) is a licensed New York City tour guide, a certified member of the Guides Association of New York City (GANYC), and an almost lifelong New Yorker.  In 2014 he started his own walking tour company,, dedicated to lesser-known aspects of New York City history. Since then he has led walking tours for the Municipal Arts Society, the Historic District Council, the Van Alen Institute, Untapped Cities, New York Adventure Club, and many other organizations. He is currently pursuing a MALS in New York Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center.

Header Photo Details: View southeast from St. Vincent’s Hospital, 7th Avenue and 11th Street, with Greenwich Village, Greenwich Avenue, and the World Trade Center visible” Village Preservation’s Historic Image Archive

Tuesday, August 16, 2022
6:00 pm
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