See the thought-provoking exhibit Stonewall 50 which commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising and the dawn of the gay liberation movement with two exhibitions and a special installation. Letting Loose and Fighting Back: LGBTQ Nightlife Before and After Stonewall explores the history of LGBTQ bars, clubs, and nightlife in New York City during the second half of the 20th century. By the Force of Our Presence: Highlights from the Lesbian Herstory Archives examines lesbian lives pre- and post-Stonewall.
A special installation, Say It Loud, Out and Proud: Fifty Years of Pride, showcases imagery from New York City Pride marches and other LGBTQ protests from the 1960s to the present day, as well as a timeline of milestones and objects from LGBTQ history.
LIFE: Six Women Photographers is another exhibit at New-York Historical Society celebrating the work of six prominent women photographers, whose iconic work for LIFE magazine helped create modern photojournalism as it depicted a quickly evolving world.
- Open 10am to 6pm on July 4th
Hallelujah! Celebrate the most famous song of an iconic entertainer. Visit a special exhibition about music icon Leonard Cohen now open at the Jewish Museum with his music and poetry, plus artwork by artists inspired by his life, work and legacy.
Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything, is a truly mixed-media exhibition combining visual art, virtual reality, self-portraits and poetry by the multi-talented Cohen, plus, of course, kiosks with his music, including covers of his music by other famous entertainers.
- The Jewish Museum is open on July 4th and offers FREE admission every Saturday.