The FIRST TIMEs Show at Superfine in DUMBO, Brooklyn
Dec
11
6:30 PM18:30

The FIRST TIMEs Show at Superfine in DUMBO, Brooklyn

The FIRST TIMEs Show

Our seasonal storytelling show returns to the venue of our first show, Superfine, as we feature stories about our "FIRST TIMES" in the LGBT Community.

Monday, December 11th, 2017                                                                                          Location:  Superfine (126 Front Street in DUMBO, Brooklyn)                                                  
LGBTQ Timeline:  6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Storytelling Show:  7:00 PM to 8:30 PM                                                                                        Price:  Any Dollar Donation

Hosted by Broadway actor and life coach, Kyle Post
Photographed by Emil Cohen
Complimentary vodka brought to you by Tito's Handmade Vodka!

Tickets available here.
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The FIRST TIMEs Bridger at SAGE - LGBT Senior Center of Manhattan
Nov
13
6:30 PM18:30

The FIRST TIMEs Bridger at SAGE - LGBT Senior Center of Manhattan

The FIRST TIMEs Bridger

A special storytelling event at SAGE to bridge the gap between LGBTQ between people of all ages

Join The Generations Project and people of all ages on Monday, November 13th for our first FREE + live storytelling event at SAGE, the LGBT senior center of Manhattan.  Come together with thoughtful people who appreciate our history and other sweeties who inspire creative change at this special event themed “First Times”  featuring a few LGBTQ storytellers of all ages.

This is our first of a series of events titled Bridgers, which introduces our new programming that brings our intergenerational community to host live storytelling events at other LGBTQ organizations.  We welcome LGBTQ people of all ages to come and mingle with each other and SAGE members before the storytelling show begins at 7:00 PM.

 

The FIRST TIMEs BRIDGER

Monday, November 13th, 2017

Location:  SAGE Manhattan (305 7th Ave)

Doors Open:  6:15 PM
LGBTQ Timeline:  6:15 PM to 7:00 PM
Storytelling Show:  7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Hosted by Broadway actor and life coach, Kyle Post
Filmed by Adam Golub, Grete Miller, and Kyandha Cruz
Photographed by Emil Cohen
Brought to you by SAGE and The Generations Project   

RSVP here.
Help fund this free Bridger Program for our growing community by clicking here.

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The Generations Project at Seashore Point for Women's Week in Ptown
Oct
14
10:00 AM10:00

The Generations Project at Seashore Point for Women's Week in Ptown

The Generations Project is returning to Provincetown to meet with wonderful women and gal pals during Ptown's annual Women's Week.

We welcome you to come and mingle with The Generations Project and Seashore Point communities in our efforts to bridge the gap between generations of LGBTQ people by documenting our history.  Interested in getting more involved or sharing a story with us?  Men, women, and people of all ages are both encouraged to attend!  JOIN US!! 

The COFFEE MORNING MIXER with The Generations Project

Seashore Point - Provincetown, MA (100 Alden Street)

Saturday, October 14th, 2017

10 AM to NOON

FREE

 

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Jul
31
7:00 PM19:00

SUMMER STORYTELLING SHOW: The Ptown Show July 31st, 2017

Thank you to all who came out to help us document and share the LGBT History of Provincetown!  We will be back next year!

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The BEFORE PRIDE Brunch
Jun
17
11:30 AM11:30

The BEFORE PRIDE Brunch

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The BEFORE PRIDE BRUNCH
June 17th, 2017

Written by Eric Ulloa

“How many here have heard or know about the Sip-In?” 

Six hands went up. 

In a room of over one hundred gay men and women, six people knew the reason that we were allowed to sit there on that Saturday and drink together, openly speaking about our homosexuality. 

Yet that same lack of historical knowledge is exactly why these people were gathered for Brunch on the weekend before Pride week officially kicked off. 

The Generations Project came into my life as I was embarking on a project about Queer history and wanted to push beyond all the research I’d done. I had read numerous books on Stonewall and the era, but wanted to find that personal account. Stories from the lips of people who were and have been out there living, fighting, carving a place in a society that had not yet accepted them. 

I was referred by a friend to Wes Enos, founder of The Generation Project, and upon our first meeting I knew that this was a group that I not only wanted to be a part of, but that I wanted to help in any way I could. 

We traveled to GMHC together to learn more about this organization and speak to some who had been there since its inception. We met the former president of the Mattachine Society at Julius’s for a 3 hour talk about the Pre Stonewall era. And with each meeting, the blanks began to fill themselves in. Blanks that books can’t teach you. Blanks that an entire generation took to the grave with them during the AIDS crisis. 

My first actual event with The Generations Project was the BEFORE Pride Brunch, held on June 17th at Etcetera, Etcetera. 

101 people sat down to a meal/drinks and listened to various stories from older and younger generations of the LGBTQ community. Dick Leitsch, former president of the Mattachine Society, taught everyone about the “Sip-In” and just why they were able to congregate with a cocktail in hand without the police arresting us. The man who physically challenged the law in 1966 was right there telling us all about it, an unknown hero that sat among us until he told the story and we realized the treasure sitting at the front of the room. 

Ruby Rims told us about her beginnings in the world of drag, with the razor wit only a legendary queen possesses. She also told us the painful truth about how the physical scars of being bashed may heal, but the emotional ones never erase themselves. 

Deborah Emin reminded us of the power of just telling your story, and how with sharing, she was able to learn her next purpose in life as a proud lesbian. 

We sat, we talked, we learned and we grew. 

And after, 101 people left and told their friends the stories they now knew, and hundreds more now had a stronger arsenal of history at their fingertips. 

A generation may have taken a lot of this to the grave with them, but there are still so many out there, brimming with knowledge that strengthen us not only as people, but as a community equipped to deal with whatever the future holds. If we don’t know our own history, we will most definitely repeat the mistakes made prior and never learn from these hero’s that paved the foundations we walk on. 

The Generations Project will change your life. I assure you. It’s changing mine. 

 


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May
22
6:00 PM18:00

The Horoscope Party at Atlas Social Club!

THE GENERATIONS PROJECT INVITES EVERYONE TO THE HOROSCOPE PARTY TO CELEBRATE THE GEMINIS IN OUR GROWING COMMUNITY!

Free Tito’s Vodka drinks awarded every time two or more people find someone with the same Horoscope and Chinese New Year as themselves!

Random “Gemini Look-a-Like” contests!

Gemini Pillow Raffle sponsored by Apartment415.com


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Hosted by The Generations Project Community and Herb the Astrologist

All Zodiac Signs are welcomed to attend, but drinks and gifts will be given to Geminis!

RSVP here.

Want to help make this party extra special? Contact us here.

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THE HOROSCOPE PARTY - CELEBRATING CAPRICORNS AND THE COMING YEAR OF THE COCK
Jan
18
6:30 PM18:30

THE HOROSCOPE PARTY - CELEBRATING CAPRICORNS AND THE COMING YEAR OF THE COCK

ALL ZODIAC SIGNS ARE WELCOME but Capricorns get a FREE DRINK!!!!!   Complimentary Birthday Wishes and surprises for Capricorns and raffle winners given between 8 PM and 10 PM.


PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED FOR THOSE WHO FIND OTHERS WITH THE SAME CHINESE NEW YEAR AND ZODIAC SIGN AS THEMSELVES DURING THE PARTY. 


-Hosted by Tanya Rynd, Herb Hernandez the Astrologer, and The Generations Project Community

-Options to order dinner and appetizers from Superfine

-TGP has limited tables reserved.  RSVP now for your own reserved table or just show up and join a community table or bar space.

-Full bar open until 3am

Opportunity to join The Generations Project’s BIRTHDAY CLUB and help preserve LGBTQ History and YOUR LEGACY!!!!!

RSVP with a donation or just show up at the door.  TGP has a limited amount of reserved tables so reserve your own table if you wish.  There will be a community table space as well as the bar area for all.

For more info, contact wes@thegenerationsproject.info

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End of 2016 Year Donation
Dec
31
6:30 PM18:30

End of 2016 Year Donation

Dear Friends,

The Generations Project is a not-for-profit organization committed to fostering dialogue and community-building across diverse LGBTQ populations of all ages at our live events. We curate interactive workshops and storytelling events, which empower collaborative, inclusive discourse, the sharing and preservation of our often-shrouded histories and a living manifestation of transnational, intergenerational LGBTQ Culture.

Our programs enliven and inspire both old and young, clarify our trajectory and purpose as a movement and build lasting bridges that allow isolated or marginalized members of the LGBTQ community to connect, learn from and uplift one another.

In these uncertain and challenging times, the work of the Generations Project could not be more relevant or important.

Since its inceptions two years ago, The Generations Project has continued to evolve as a significant voice in the LGBTQ population. Those of us who serve on the Board of Directors take great pride in the work the organization has undertaken over the course of this time period. In addition, we look forward to numerous new initiatives that are planned for 2017:

Collaboration with The Moth, SAGE, Arcus Foundation, Thirty Under Thirty Film Festival, and Lesbian and Gay Big Apple Corps for our seasonal, live storytelling events and Bridger Program;

Production of our Legacy Video Program our featured storytellers to share through our website and reach wider audiences;

Hosting a a series of San Francisco networking events and a “History of Ptown Show” at Paramount Theater in Provincetown next summer

The work of the Generations Project is critical for preserving our history and to give voice to a larger and more diverse group of LGBTQ people beyond those depicted in a handful of films, television programs, and publications.

To do our work, we depend on the generous contributions of individuals like you. As this tumultuous year comes to an end and we all gather to celebrate the beginning of 2017, we write to seek your support. We hope you will consider a donation of any amount to keep the Generations Project continue to grow and realize its mission—bonding all of us across generations and assuring our stories are embedded in the history of our country.

You can make a donation by clicking the link below

thegenerationsproject.info/donate

Thank you for your consideration.

~The Generations Project Community

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The Generations Project PTown Get-Together
Oct
22
6:30 PM18:30

The Generations Project PTown Get-Together

The Generations Project is coming to Provincetown!

On October 22nd, The Generations Project will be coming to Ptown to seek storytellers, Ptown lovers, and local leaders to help us explore the rich history and culture of Ptown, in order to bridge the missing history among the LGBTQ generations who have lived here and visit PTown.

The Generations Project has been formulating teams to help us build this new bridge between the many generations of Ptown lovers.  We can not do this without the help of the wonderful people who love Ptown for what it is. We need your help in order to create a unique experience dedicated to Provincetown, thus making the PTown Project here a success!

While here, we also will be filming a Ptown Generations Project Promo Video to help with future fundraising events and to promote our coming to Provincetown in the Summer of 2017.  Rick Murray, from The Crown and Anchor, has graciously donated 3 nights next summer 2017, at the Paramount, for The Project to hold its Ptown Project events.


The Generations Ptown Project Get-Together 

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 

4pm to 7pm.

157-A Commercial St, unit 3 (home of Alfred Famiglietti)

More Info Here


Alfred’s home is on the building’s third floor. His home is on the water, at the end of the alley, on the west side of the BoatSlip Resort. It is behind the old Martin House Restaurant. One should enter from the driveway side of the building and use the stairway there, not the staircase visible from the alley. There will be free beverages and light snacks provided at the event.

We won’t be able to do this without the support of our Provincetown LGBTQ communities.  Hope to see you there for this exciting event!

Please go to our website, https://thegenerationsproject.info, for more information about The Generations Project.

Please RSVP at Alfred’s email, apfamiglietti@yahoo.com

Unable to attend? You can always donate here.

Sincerely,

Wesley Enos

Executive Director, The Generations Project

Alfred Famiglietti

Organizer & Member Ptown Committee

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Storytelling Show - COMING OUT Show
Oct
17
6:30 PM18:30

Storytelling Show - COMING OUT Show

THE GENERATIONS PROJECT invites you to COME OUT this FALL Season!

On October 17th, THE GENERATIONS PROJECT explored and celebrated the history of COMING OUT at our COMING OUT Show at The LGBT Center in NYC!

At this event, we mingled with the history makers who came out and inspired a new way of thinking during a time our society had the most adverse attitudes toward “gay” people.  We heard stories from our diverse communities who inspired the journeys that led us to where we are today.

PROMO VIDEO:

COMMUNITY VIDEO:

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Sep
26
6:00 PM18:00

COMING OUT DINNER

Our first Coming Out Fundraiser Dinner! Most of us come out all by ourselves... We take that step. We were blessed to have Ron B host this dinner.

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Jun
27
6:00 PM18:00

Storytelling Show: PRIDE HISTORY SHOW

We heard stories about how the Stonewall Rebellion was one of the first times LGBTQ people came together to FIGHT BACK! In the 70s, new groups started to form that proclaimed, “GAY LIBERATION!” By the time the 90s came around, a new era of Transgender role models took brave, new steps that redefined PRIDE for the LGBTQ community as a whole. Since then, we have continued to come out with new forms of PRIDE. 

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Feb
29
6:00 PM18:00

Leap Night 2016: LEAP YEAR TIME CAPSULE PARTY

On February 29th, 2016, The Generations Project introduced the Leap Year Time Capsule that will be opened and sealed each Leap Year.  Several people gathered to put a self-written page inside the time capsule including.  Our advocates also had the opportunity to fill out Q&A forms and ask a series of questions to someone of a different age range.  At the end of the Leap Night, Peter Staley shared a story and placed the first envelope in the time capsule.  Others followed and signed their names on a wooden slab inside the time capsule.  The Leap Year Time Capsule will reside in an apartment on West 34th street much of the year and be featured at various events in NYC until the new year.  It will be reopened again on February 29th, 2020.

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Nov
16
6:00 PM18:00

Storytelling Show: HIV Stigma Show

On November 16th, 2015, over 100 people gathered for an evening devoted to recognizing the history of LGBT people through the generations. Each person participated in creating an interactive timeline to connect to their place in LGBT History. In a prelude to World AIDS Day, six storytellers shared their powerful and unique experiences living with HIV and stigma.  While most members of the audience were knowledgeable about HIV, many had not realized the stigma that HIV carries.

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Jun
8
5:30 PM17:30

Storytelling Show: PILOT OF PERSPECTIVES

On June 8th, 2015, 91 people of various generations connected in a unique way on a special evening devoted to LGBT history. Our storytelling show brought a new light to LGBT history and created an opportunity for our different generations to have a new dialogue.   We reflected on our personal lives as we heard several stories of New York City in the 60s, 70s, and 80s which built a bridge between our generations.  

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