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Queer Icons: Pioneers

The Greater Lambertville Chamber of Commerce and New Hope Celebrates History are pleased to present, courtesy of ArtYardQueer Icons: Pioneers, an exhibition featuring the works of artist, performer, and activist Silky Shoemaker. ArtYard commissioned Shoemaker to construct ten life-size plywood portraits of monumental figures from the LGBTQ community in the spring of 2019 and in 2020, ten additional LGBTQ icons.  
“The Icons I picked out,” Shoemaker said, “are from a nearly endless lineage of incredible contenders. Those I picked stand out to me for their contributions to society and culture as artists, activists, writers, and visionaries. They were pioneers in their respective fields – civil rights activists, drag performers, dancers, arbiters of rock and roll, baseball players, floral designers, writers, film directors, and producers.”
The Queer Icons: Pioneers exhibition will be shown in its entirety in Lambertville and New Hope during the month of May as part of our Pride Celebration. Ten Icons will be displayed in store windows on both sides of the river. The Icons include Pauli Murray, Lou Sullivan, Flawless Sabrina, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Constance Spry, Dorothy Arzner, Glenn Burke, Ellis Haizlip, Willi Ninja and Jeanne Cordóva, Gladys Bentley, Langston Hughes, Essex Hemphill, Agnes Martin, Dorian Corey, Leslie Feinberg, Barbara Jordan, Bayard Rustin, Esquerita and Pat Parker. 
Biographies of each will be displayed with the Icons in both English and Spanish. The link to a map of the Icon’s locations can be found at https://bit.ly/2PYS5XF.

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No Fireworks This Year…

Sorry to announce… We are not holding fireworks this year, including the 4th of July. There’s still plenty to do in Lambertville such as kayaking/tubing on the river and e-bike sales/rentals. And our shops and restaurants will be excited to see you!

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