The Victorian Society New York has gone digital!!
Due to concerns relating to the spread of COVID-19, the Victorian Society New York will be hosting lectures online this spring and rescheduling some events for the fall. Please see the events page for info and links to the live lectures.
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 »