Join the Museum's resident scholars for evening discussions exploring topics surrounding the Activist New York exhibition.

Lectures are free. Reservations are required. For more information, please call 917.492.3492 or email

Occupying New York: Protest and Dissent in Urban Spaces

Louie Dean Valencia-García
Andrew W. Mellon Predoctoral Fellow, City Museum; Centennial Fellow, Fordham University
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
5:00–6:30 pm

From anarchist Emma Goldman to the Stonewall riots, Louie Valencia-García will explore the long history of protest surrounding New York City's public spaces using such case studies as Tompkins Square Park, Marcus Garvey Park, Union Square, and Zuccotti Park. Participants will discover how New Yorkers have used public spaces to both dissent and to memorialize their successes in New York City's streets.

Free. Participants will receive a copy of the Activist New York Educator Resource Guide and a letter of attendance. Light refreshments will be served.


The Puffin Foundation

Activist New York is the inaugural exhibition in The Puffin Foundation Gallery, which is dedicated to the ways in which ordinary New Yorkers have exercised their power to shape the city's and the nation's future.

Programs in conjunction with Activist New York are made possible by The Puffin Foundation.

The Museum also acknowledges the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation's support of a Predoctoral Fellowship program. The Fellows are leading these lectures.

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