The Tea on Brooklyn’s Prismatic LGBTQ Nightlife

From glitter to grit, Brooklyn has served as a locus for nocturnal LGBTQ gatherings for decades, creating safe spaces and afterhours playgrounds for myriad marginalized communities. Activist dance scenes bubble up from the underground, sometimes subculture upstarts explode into national media phenomena, and all have a story to tell. Join us for a screening of scenes from We Came to Sweat, the documentary on the storied Starlite Lounge that served as a black queer hub in Crown Heights, presented at BHS by the film’s director and producer Kate Kunath, followed by a panel moderated by Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz, archivist at the Lesbian Herstory Archives and Assistant Professor and Head of Reference at the Graduate Center Library, CUNY, featuring Calvin Clark of the former Club Langston, activist, cultural organizer, and DJ Thanushka YakupitiyageMohammed Fayaz of the queer POC dance party collective Papi Juice, and Ryann Holmes of the collective Bklyn Boihood.

For questions about this event or other inquiries, contact our Visitor Services desk at 718-222-4111, ext. 250











When: Mon., Jun. 24, 2019 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont St.
718-222-4111
Price: $10
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From glitter to grit, Brooklyn has served as a locus for nocturnal LGBTQ gatherings for decades, creating safe spaces and afterhours playgrounds for myriad marginalized communities. Activist dance scenes bubble up from the underground, sometimes subculture upstarts explode into national media phenomena, and all have a story to tell. Join us for a screening of scenes from We Came to Sweat, the documentary on the storied Starlite Lounge that served as a black queer hub in Crown Heights, presented at BHS by the film’s director and producer Kate Kunath, followed by a panel moderated by Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz, archivist at the Lesbian Herstory Archives and Assistant Professor and Head of Reference at the Graduate Center Library, CUNY, featuring Calvin Clark of the former Club Langston, activist, cultural organizer, and DJ Thanushka YakupitiyageMohammed Fayaz of the queer POC dance party collective Papi Juice, and Ryann Holmes of the collective Bklyn Boihood.

For questions about this event or other inquiries, contact our Visitor Services desk at 718-222-4111, ext. 250

Buy tickets/get more info now