Please note this year lecture locations may vary, Be sure to check the listing to see where the lecture will be held.
Also please be aware that due to increased costs, we are asking our members and non-members to pay a nominal fee for lectures.
Members are asked to $5 and Non-member $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…Find out more »