HISTORIC SITES

Tenth Avenue between West 48th & 49th Streets

Lorraine Hansberry Plaza

Many New York City public parks and playgrounds are named in honor of prominent figures in New York City and... Learn More

Public Spaces
HISTORIC SITES

112 Waverly Place

Lorraine Hansberry Residence

In 1960, playwright Lorraine Hansberry bought this building with money earned from her award-winning play, A Raisin in the Sun (1959). Remaining... Learn More

Residences
HISTORIC SITES

337 Bleecker Street

Lorraine Hansberry Residence

From 1953 to 1960, playwright and activist Lorraine Hansberry resided in the third-floor apartment of this building. While here, Hansberry... Learn More

Residences
HISTORIC SITES

190-20 109th Road

Lorraine Hansberry Public School 118

Many New York City public schools are named in honor of prominent figures in American and world history. Lorraine Hansberry... Learn More

Cultural & Educational Institutions
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1970 West Farms Road

Lorraine Hansberry Academy Public School 214

Many New York City public schools are named in honor of prominent figures in American and world history. Lorraine Hansberry... Learn More

Cultural & Educational Institutions
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Lesbian Life Before Stonewall

From Lillian Wald’s founding of a public health facility for the poor, to Berenice Abbott’s photographs of a changing city, to Lorraine Hansberry’s groundbreaking play A Raisin in the Sun, lesbians... Learn More

HISTORIC SITES

111 West 44th Street

Belasco Theater (originally Stuyvesant Theater)

Opened in 1907 as the Stuyvesant Theater and renamed the Belasco Theater in 1910, this venue has staged multiple productions... Learn More

Performance Venues
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243 W 47th St

Ethel Barrymore Theater

Opened in 1928, the Ethel Barrymore Theater has staged multiple productions involving major LGBT performers and creators, including Noel Coward,... Learn More

Performance Venues
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515 Malcolm X Boulevard

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture houses one of the country’s most significant collections of African American history... Learn More

Cultural & Educational Institutions
HISTORIC SITES

170 West 130th Street

National Headquarters for the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

Beginning in the 1920s, this Harlem rowhouse was home to a number of important Black social and political organizations. Most... Learn More

Organization & Community Spaces
HISTORIC SITES

220-228 West 48th Street

Longacre Theater

Opened in 1913, the Longacre Theater has staged multiple productions involving major LGBT performers and creators, including Edith Head, Cyril... Learn More

Performance Venues
HISTORIC SITES

226-236 West 46th Street

Richard Rodgers Theater (originally Chanin’s 46th Street Theater)

Opened as the Chanin’s 46th Street Theater in 1924 and renamed the 46th Street Theater in 1932 and the Richard... Learn More

Performance Venues
HISTORIC SITES

203-217 West 46th Street

Lunt-Fontanne Theater (originally Globe Theater)

Opened in 1910 as the Globe Theater, this venue has staged multiple productions involving major LGBT performers and creators, including... Learn More

Performance Venues
HISTORIC SITES

124-130 West 43rd Street

Stephen Sondheim Theater (originally Henry Miller’s Theater)

Opened in 1918 as Henry Miller’s Theater, this venue has staged multiple productions involving major LGBT performers and characters, including... Learn More

Performance Venues