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159 West 10th Street, New York, NY 10014

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YOU'RE INVITED: 55th Anniversary of the Mattachine "Sip-In" at Julius' Bar

On April 21st, we honor those who, with the simple act of ordering a drink at a bar, changed history. In 1966, members of the Mattachine Society organized what came to be known as the "Sip-In" to demonstrate the discriminatory practices of the State Liquor Authority against the LGBT community (more below). Their action ended at Julius' Bar in Greenwich Village. Join us to commemorate the "Sip-In" and raise funds for Julius', an invaluable LGBT historic site that's struggling to survive.  

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21ST  at Julius Bar, 159 West 10th Street, and on Instagram

2PM to 10PM: Book your table and swing by for a toast to history with drink and food specials, featuring Gay beer, Dyke beer, Stonewall beer and SUPERGAY vodka. Stay tuned for details on the raffle fundraiser featuring original art by Tyler Wallach (all monies raised will be donated to help keep Julius' open).

5PM to 7PM: Place yourself in the historic moment, captured by photographer Fred McDarrah (seen below), with the Project and our specialty photo frames and cutouts. We'll also broadcast live throughout the evening on Instagram at @nyclgbtsites.

You don't have to wait for the anniversary to show your support for this LGBT historic site. The Gill Foundation has generously donated $45,000 to save Julius' Bar and is matching donations up to $25,000. Hurry up and donate — they're only $10,000 away from their goal!


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Julius' made the list of one of the oldest bars in Manhattan. According to Thrilist.com,
Opened: 1840
First holding court as a grocery store in 1840, then as a bar in 1864, today it’s one of the city’s oldest gay bars.

Real-talk: the best-kept secret at this joint is their juicy burgers. ©

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Tuesday-Friday    2:00pm to 10:00pm

Saturday - Sunday     12 noon - 10pm

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Who We Are

A bar has continuously operated here since the mid-19th century known as Julius's by around 1930. It started to attract a gay clientele by the 1960's. On April 21, 1966, an event later known as the “Sip-In” was organized by members of the Mattachine Society. Inspired by civil rights sit-in in the south, they set out to challenge the State Liquor Authority's discriminatory policy of revoking the licenses of bars that served gay men and lesbians. The refusal of service to those who intentionally revealed they were “homosexuals” was publicized and photographed. It was one of the earliest pre-Stonewall public actions for LGBT rights, and a big step forward in legitimizing LGBT bars in New York.


Ken Lustbader co-director from NYC -History site project

Julius' host "Mattachine Night", every third Thursday of the month. We would love to see you.

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For more information about LGBT history please click on link nyclgbtsites.org

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New Business Hours of Operation

New Bar Hours:
Tuesday  - Friday,  2pm - 10pm
Saturday - Sunday, 12 noon - 10 pm

Come out for Mattachine Night, NO upcomimg events.

Landmarks: Located on 10th Street and Waverly. At Penn Station,
Take the #1 Train to Christopher Street, the #2 or #3 Train to 14th Street or the A, C, E, B, D, F or V Train to West 4th Street

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