The Metropolitan Chapter of the Victorian Society in America

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5 West 63rd Street

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5 West 63rd Street
New York, New York 10023 United States

November 2019

Everybody’s Doin’ It: Sex, Music and Dance in Victorian New York

November 18 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
5 West 63rd Street, 5 West 63rd Street
New York, New York 10023 United States
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$5 – $10

Prostitution was big business in New York up to World War I, and where sex workers plied their trade, there was generally dancing and music. Musicologist and author Dale Cockrell’s lecture, based on his new book, Everybody’s Doin’ It: Sex, Music, and Dance in New York, 1840-1917 (W. W. Norton), will explore New York’s Victorian meeting places where sex, drink, music and dance mingled. Spirited live music, whether played by a single pianist or a small band, was enjoyed nightly in…

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