The Secrets of Gay History in Central Park

What to expect
  • Discover Central Park's significant connection to the gay community
  • Learn the breadth of influence that this community has had on New York and its most outstanding public space
  • Listen to the stories behind famous landmarks, overlooked statues and clandestine corners.
The Village may get a lot of press, but it’s not the only hotbed of gay culture in New York. Take a stroll in Central Park and discover the secret stories behind world-famous landmarks and the lesser-known sites that are iconic to the gay community. Did you know the Whispering Bench evokes the poetry of Oscar Wilde’s boyfriend, Lord Alfred Douglas? Or that the elegant angel atop Bethesda Terrace was modeled after the sculptress’ girlfriend? You’ll discover the centuries of struggles, triumphs, and enduring contributions from the gay and lesbian community that have made Central Park what it is today.
Key Highlights
Price $25.00 per guest
Duration / Session 90 min
# Sessions 1
Rating 6 positive reviews
David Cobb Craig is a journalist and self-taught NYC expert. In his 30-plus years of city living, David has served as a guide for Central Park Conservancy, mastering the vast landscape and intricate history of its meadows and monuments.
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