New Hope Celebrates: Book Club April 2024 at Lambertville House in Lambertville

New Hope Celebrates: Book Club April 2024 at Lambertville House in Lambertville

When

04/25/2024    
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Where

Lambertville House
32 Bridge St, Lambertville, NJ, 08530

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New Hope Celebrates: Book Club April 2024 at Lambertville House in Lambertville

Thursday, April 25, 2024 – 6:30PM to 8:00PM

Our fourth NHC Book Club in 2024 will be Glitter and Concrete: A Cultural History of Drag in New York City by Elyssa Maxx Goodman, available at The Lahaska Bookshop.

From the lush feather boas that adorned early female impersonators to the sequined lip syncs of barroom queens to the drag kings that have us laughing in stitches, drag has played a vital role in the creative life of New York City. But the evolution of drag in the city—as an art form, a community and a mode of liberation—has never before been fully chronicled.

Now, for the first time, Elyssa Goodman unearths the dramatic, provocative untold story of drag in New York City in all its glistening glory. Glitter and Concrete ducks beneath the velvet ropes of Harlem Renaissance balls, examines drag’s crucial role in the Stonewall Uprising, traces drag’s influence on disco and punk rock as well as its unifying power during the AIDS crisis and 9/11, and culminates with the modern-day drag queen in the era of RuPaul’s Drag Race.

Websites:

newhopecelebrates.com | lambertvillehouse.com