Stonewall50: Celebrating Walt Whitman’s 200th and Village Gay Bars - Stonewall to Pfaff’s TOUR

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Tuesday June 4

5:30 PM  –  7:00 PM

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In an unfinished poem from the early 1860’s, Walt Whitman memorialized the Vault at Pfaff’s, home to New York’s first self-described bohemians, as a place “where the drinkers and laughers meet to eat and drink and carouse.”  Take a walking tour from the present to the past, celebrating what the Stonewall Inn has been and continues to be & what Pfaff’s beer cellar was to the community. 

Then, join historians at the subterranean Sweetwater Social (two doors down from the original site Pfaff's), where “overhead rolls Broadway–the myriad rushing Broadway,” to learn about Whitman’s Village and his time at Pfaff’s. 


Co-sponsored by GVSHP, Merchant’s House Museum, New York Preservation Archive Project, NoHo BID, and Walt Whitman Initiative.


One drink minimum at Sweetwater Social.


This event is not accessible - there’s a staircase down to the bar from the street level.