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NYC: MetFridays LGBTQ Pride Event: Celebrate Pride at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
written by Natasha, 7/12/13 9:42pm
edited by Natasha, 6/21/16 10:50pm

New! - Celebrate Pride at MetFridays with Gay Men's Chorus, poetry readings by DarkMatter, dance party with Love Heals (Temple of Dendur), Mix and Mingle LGBTQ Bar in European Sculpture Court & more FREE with Met Entry (pay what you wish). NO RSVP

Yale GALA, Inc. and FFR/Princeton BTGALA proudly invite you to join us for ...

NYC: MetFridays LGBTQ Pride Event - Celebrate Pride at the Met Museum!

When: Friday, June 24, 2016, 5:00 – 9:00 PM (Museum closes at 9 PM)

Where: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Avenue @ 81st Street, NYC

Cost: Free with Met Museum Entry.  If you buy Museum entry at a ticket counter the amount you pay is up to you.  Suggested admission: $25 adults, $17 Seniors, $12 students, FREE under 12. 

RSVP: None.

Celebrate Pride at MetFridays, with tons of events and featuring performances by Ethel and Friends (Great Hall Balcony Bar, 6-6:30 PM, 7-8 PM), the NYC Gay Men's Chorus (Great Hall Balcony, 6:30 - 7 PM, 8:30 - 9 PM), poetry readings by DarkMatter (Thomas Watson Library, 1st Fl 6:45 - 7:15 PM and 8:15 - 8:45 PM), a silent dance party with Love Heals (Temple of Dendur 5-9 PM), Mix and Mingle LGBTQ Bar (Carroll and Milton Petrie European Sculpture Court 5-9 PM)and much more.  Detailed listing below.  There will be a printed guide and map the day of the event. 

Events are open to the public (no RSVP required) and FREE with museum entry. 

There will also be public viewings of all the exhibitions, including: 
- Manus x Machina


MetFridays Pride Program TENTATIVE / DRAFT:  (Ask for the printed guide and map at the event)

1. MIX AND MINGLE CASH BAR  5 – 9 PM Carroll and Milton Petrie European Sculpture Court
Meet new friends and catch up with old ones. Cash bar. 

2. GALLERY CONVERSATIONS - Flowers and Fragrance 6:30–7 PM and 7:30–8 PM

Claude Monet, The Path through the Irises, Floor 2, Gallery 822, The Annenberg Galleries


Join a dialogue between perfumer Alexis Karl and educator Deborah Goldberg to explore depictions of flowers and their natural scents, and discover an added dimension to these works of art.


3. GALLERY CONVERSATIONS - Reinventing Ourselves 6 - 6:30 PM, Floor 2, Gallery 910

How is identity constructed?  Explore Modern and Contemporary art, the complexities of identity and how artists reinvent themselves and others.


4. PRIDE DANCE PARTY - Silent Dance Party with Love Heals  5–9 PM, Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing

Select your personal musical journey during this silent dance celebration. Beats provided by Rich Medina, Steve Travolta, Danny Krivit, and DJ Rekha. Hosted by Love Heals, the leading provider of HIV/AIDS education in NYC


5. PERFORMANCES: ETHEL and Friends 6–6:30 PM, 7–7:30 PM and 7:30–8 PM  Floor 2, Balcony Bar

Relax with music, cocktails, and appetizers, while looking out over the majestic Great Hall.


6. PERFORMANCES: NYC Gay Men’s Chorus  6:30–7 PM and 8:30–9 PM, Great Hall Balcony (Floor 2, Gallery 202) 

Experience the vibrant sounds and energy of GMC as they perform numbers from their “choralgraphy.”


7. POETRY PERFORMANCES: DarkMatter 6:45–7:15 PM and 8:15–8:45 PM, Thomas J Watson Library (Floor 1)

Enjoy poetry intertwined with science fiction, apocalypse, and riddles with Janani Balasubramanian of performance art duo DarkMatter.


8. PANEL CONVERSATION: Who We Are from the Inside Out  7:15–8:15 PM

Ground Floor, Bonnie J. Sacerdote Lecture Hall  (limited seating)


Examine the cultural shift happening right now—where society is more curious than ever before to understand all the ways in which we are human. Speakers discuss personal experiences, artistic expression, and new ideas relating to gender, class, race, and regionality, and explore the topic of intersectionality.  With: 

Elijah Nealy: 
Licensed clinical social worker and out transgender man who teaches at Columbia School of Social Work, has a private practice, and works extensively with LGBT adolescents and adults in both pastoral and social service capacities


Jodie Patterson: Mother of five and an active LGBTQI ally who has been recognized for activism by The Advocate and GLAAD


Janet Mock: Gender rights activist, author, and television host

Ask for the printed guide and map the day of the event. 

Thanks to Donna Williams and the Metropolitan Museum of Art for inviting us and Celebrating Pride!     

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