2019 AmSAT Annual Conference and General Meeting

What can you do for fun in New York (besides attending the ACGM)?


 Welcome to the Big Apple!

There is so much to do, to see, to experience, and to enjoy in New York City - that we can't fit it all in one spot!

Here is the link to the official New York City Guide: https://www.nycgo.com/ 


Lunch Options Near Columbia University

Faculty House - ACGM is here every day but Saturday
Friedman’s - “Mindful Eating”:   3 minute walk from Faculty House

Arts and Crafts Barn: 3 minute walk


Elysian Fields: 4 minute walk is Greek/ Mediterranean and has good reviews

Sliced by Harlem Pizza Co.: https://slicelife.com/restaurants/ny/new-york/10027/sliced-by-harlem-pizza-co/menu?

Pizza (whole or by the slice): 4 minutes

There's also a hospital very close, about 2 blocks away. They would have a cafeteria there for employees and patients, maybe a Starbucks. 

Nearby Food to Lerner Hall - Saturday sessions will be held there

Near Columbia, recommended, but maybe not walking distance / is a further distance to walk

one bodega in particular that stands out among the masses for a single sandwich: Harlem’s Blue Sky Deli (aka Hajji’s) and its chopped cheese

Sylvia's Restaurant sylviasrestaurant.com

The Hungarian Pastry Shop 1030 Amsterdam Ave



Things to Do, Places to Go -

The 38th Front Runners New York LGBT Pride Run on June 29 is OPEN FOR REGISTRATION!


The fees for non-members (aka NYRR Friends) are:

  • Through March 6: $33.00

  • March 7 through June 29: $37.00

This is a wildly popular race and gets filled very quickly, with costumes galore if anyone wants to dress for the occasion.

Exhibit “Art After Stonewall 1969-1989” at NYU will be happening during the AGM


Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprisings, Art after Stonewall, 1969–1989 is a long-awaited and groundbreaking survey that features over 200 works of art and related visual materials exploring the impact of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) liberation movement on visual culture. Presented in two parts—at New York University’s Grey Art Gallery and the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art—the exhibition features artworks by openly LGBTQ artists such as Vaginal Davis, Louise Fishman, Nan Goldin, Lyle Ashton Harris, Barbara Hammer, Holly Hughes, Greer Lankton, Robert Mapplethorpe, Catherine Opie, Joan Snyder, and Andy Warhol. Art after Stonewall juxtaposes works—many of which elude categorization—and music with historical documents and images taken from magazines, newspapers, and television. The exhibition is organized by the Columbus Museum of Art and is accompanied by an illustrated catalogue.

Love and Resistance: Stonewall 50 at the NY Public Library


The Stonewall Riots were a flash point in LGBTQ history. After the riots that took place at the Stonewall Inn in June 1969, the LGBTQ civil rights movement went from handfuls of pioneering activists to a national movement mobilizing thousands under the banner of Gay Liberation.

This exhibition illustrates this history through the photographs of Kay Tobin Lahusen and Diana Davies, two pioneering photojournalists, who captured the pivotal events of this era and changed the ways that LGBTQ people perceived themselves. Featured alongside these images are other items from the Library’s vast archival holdings in LGBTQ history, including ephemera, periodicals, and more.

More Options:
Caribbean Cultural Center www.cccadi.org/home-page
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture nypl.org/locations/schomburg
Studio Museum studiomuseum.org
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem jazzmuseuminharlem.org/
The Apollo apollotheater.org/
St John the Divine stjohndivine.org
The Riverside Church /www.trcnyc.org/history/
Riverside Park nycgovparks.org/park-features/riverside-park/virtual-tour
Morningside Park nycgovparks.org/parks/morningside-park/
Central Park centralparknyc.org