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Explore the rich history of Greenwich Village and the surrounding neighborhoods when you visit the NYC AIDS Memorial. You won’t run out of things to do in the Village which is home for the modern LGBT movement. Send us any suggestions and we’ll consider adding to this page.


LGBT Culture & History


The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center

Founded at its current location in 1983, the LGBT Center has played a huge role in NYC’s LGBT community by continuing to provide health services and empowerment. Check out the Bureau of General Services-Queer Division, an art gallery, book store and performance venue in Room 210.

Stonewall Inn

Stonewall is a gay bar and site of the Stonewall riots of 1969, which is widely considered to be the single most important event leading to the gay liberation movement and the modern fight for gay and lesbian rights in the United States. On June 24, 2016, the Stonewall National Monument was named the first U.S. National Monument dedicated to the LGBTQ-rights movement.

Gay Liberation Monument

This sculpture by George Segal (1924–2000) honors the gay rights movement and commemorates the events at the Stonewall Inn opposite this park that gave rise to the movement.

Judson Memorial Church

The Judson Memorial Church is an extremely progressive church that continues to play a major role in the LGBT movement to this day.

Edna St. Vincent Millay’s House

In 1923, Millay became the first woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. Millay was openly homosexual, an early feminist, and an overall pivotal figure in the history LGBT culture. This house is one of the narrowest houses in NYC.

The Daughters of Bilitis Meeting Spot

The Daughters of Bilitis was the nation’s first lesbian civil and political rights group, first founded in San Francisco in 1955.



The Little Owl

Meatball sliders top a list of Mediterranean-New American favorites at this popular little spot.


Falafel sandwiches & platters plus smoothies are the draws at this vegetarian Israeli joint.

Murray’s Cheese Bar

Small, casual restaurant pairing cheese-laden flights & mains with wines & craft beers.

Elephant & Castle

Longtime Village restaurant serves pub fare & brunch in an unpretentious setting.

Market Table

Bustling New American eatery with huge windows & an emphasis on farm-fresh fare.


French bistro basics & a Parisian vibe enliven this tiny BYOB restaurant with sidewalk seating.



The Cubbyhole Bar

Longtime lesbian & gay Village local bar has jukebox, free popcorn, drink specials & colorful decor.


Known as the city’s oldest gay bar, this standby also serves burgers to its mature male regulars.

Blue Ribbon Downing Street Bar

Blue Ribbon Downing Street Bar offers a selection of wines, sakes, cordials and cognacs that span the globe.

Little Branch

Underground den of mixology serves a vast menu of handcrafted cocktails in a snug space.

Employees Only

Inventive drinks are poured at this retro-looking, Prohibition-style bar.

Marie’s Crisis

This historic piano bar draws a crowd of gay locals & musical-theater performers in dimly lit digs.

Henrietta Hudson

Lesbian-owned and operated, Henrietta Hudson is renowned across NYC and the world for its friendliness, free spirit, and ever-inviting atmosphere.