sponsored by the New York City non-profit organization....
Rebellion Veterans' Association
S.V.A. is registered with the N.Y.S. Charities Bureau
Stonewall Streetfair Background: In 2003, the STONEWALL Veterans' Association ("S.V.A.") finally, at long last, applied for a New York City permit to have a streetfair! Meanwhile, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender ("GLBT") political clubs like GLID and SDC have been having these streetfairs, which, unlike the S.V.A., are strictly self-serving. They rake in thousands of dollars for each political group year after year after year -- and selfishly never donate a dollar to the S.V.A. or even pay a $19.69 membership! With the S.V.A. application completed and delivered, Community Board #2 ("C.B. #2") said "yes" -- and then the City said "no"! After former S.V.A. President Jeremiah Newton testified at a hearing before the latter, the "City Hearing Tribunal" said "no". S.V.A. Executive Director Williamson Henderson said this this is never -- never! -- going to happen ever again! And, it didn't! In 2004, C.B. #2 ridiculously, stupidly, insultingly and shamefully said "no" to the local S.V.A. and, actually and foolishly, put it in writing. Shame on them! Williamson said "yes". When you think "Greenwich Village", one of the themes that you should think is the "Stonewall" rebellion, the "Stonewall" club, the "Stonewall" this and the Stonewall" that. Williamson said "YES". Right on to him! And, Williamson also beat the war drums once he was informed that the imbecilic C.B. rendering was signed in blood by the likes of an ingrate looney Gay goil who is allegedly a Stonewall vet! Further, the Gay C.B. Chair Jim Somethingorother falsely stated that there's "...nothing he can do!" and "no!" Can you imagine? Williamson relayed to him: "U are a liar!" and "YES!" The Streetfair Permit Office said "no". Williamson said "YES". The Community Assistance Unit said "no". Williamson said "YES". The related Office of the Mayor said "yes" to a "hearing". That was the first break-through. However, Williamson surprisingly and challengingly said "NO"! A "hearing" for what, Williamson queried? "They all are 100% wrong and the S.V.A. is 100% right!" S.V.A. is not a "new" applicant, as explained above. This is not, e.g., a "new" streetfair as wrongly stated. The S.V.A. is, in fact, head-quartered in Greenwich Village. Our dear Stonewall Newzletta readers can all appreciate the aforementioned "readings" and can readily tally all of the above. The ultimate decision is in: Come to the S.V.A.'s "Street Fair", our friends!
The S.V.A. specifically thanks N.Y.C. Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who we had the honor of being in his company -- and vice versa -- three times during Gay Pride Month. Was he informed of this scenario? Is the Pope a Catholic? The S.V.A. also wishes to thank all of the other concerned public officials who were on standby if needed to assist the non-profit, civil rights and historical S.V.A. Obviously, that excludes the exclusionary and uphonious "Gay Taliban" -- who could care less!
Due to the mindless delays caused by Community Board #2's stonewalling of the STONEWALL Veterans' Association's streetfair plans, the date must be victoriously rescheduled. The S.V.A.'s "Stonewall Streetfair" in 2004 will not be on the original planned date of July 31st due to the subsequent time restraint for vendor booking and group planning. An alternate date months later sometime in autumn's October was offered to the S.V.A. Williamson rightly reacted: "Fuhgedaboudit!" The revised date will now only be one week later on Saturday, August 7th. And the location has been confirmed to be -- where else -- in Greenwich Village! That's where the S.V.A. started on Christopher Street and that's where our base remains. Our history is in Greenwich Village, our office is in The Village, our phones, etc., etc. More S.V.A. officers live in Greenwich Village than in any other community. The "Stonewall Car" is registered and garaged in Greenwich Village. It's Greenwich Village especially that benefits financially, especially every June -- and throughout the year -- by millions of dollars, as a result of the influx of business and the worldwide tourists since the historic 1969 Stonewall Rebellion. Who would think that anyone would think of an S.V.A.-sponsored streetfair anywhere but in The Village? Butt someone(s) did! The C.B. #2 manager ludicrously told S.V.A.'s Jeremiah Newton and Bert Coffman in person (after they made a surprise visit to the C.B. office) that the STONEWALL Veterans' Association is really not based in Greenwich Village!? Right! Hunh? And Big Ben is really not located in London! S.V.A. President Williamson called Gay him and asked, then where is the S.V.A. based? Chinatown? Perhaps the Stonewall Vets from the Stonewall Club of Stonewall Rebellion fame on Stonewall Place at the Stonewall Historic Site should have our streetfair on Rikers Island?
The 1969 "Stonewall Car" is in place for the 2004 "Stonewall
[Photo by AnDre M. Christie]
Early streetfair set-up scene on Saturday morning, August 7, 2004 on Greenwich Avenue in the heart of Greenwich Village, New York. Back in the Stonewall Era, this street was widely known as "Avenue of the Queens". Pictured (l-2-r) are: Williamson Henderson, S.V.A. President, and Robert Ashe, Clearview Festival Productions on-site manager. Peeking out in the middle is Steven Gradman, Vice-President of PRIDE Democrats and friend of the S.V.A. From this picture you cannot see the actual streetfair as that is actually on Greenwich Avenue for a five-block stretch. In the background at a school playground is the special auxillary "Flea Market". By the way, in the above photo, Williamson is sticking out his tongue at who? Who else? AnDre! (If U heard what the latter said to the former, we're surprised that WLH didn't stick out more than his tongue! Ain't we got fun!)
The S.V.A. had double tables and eight quality chairs set up. S.V.A. literature provided 411 on the organization spanning 35 years! Besides S.V.A. coordinator Williamson, other Stonewall Vetz who arrived to help man the tables or just visit included: Jeremiah Newton, King Storme DeLarverie, Biggi Berti Coffman, Principal Bill Salzman, Hurricane Dave West, Leigh McManus, Henry Koutoulas and Fred "Tree" Folk as well as the SVA's Community Liaison Bill Murawski and Friend-of-SVA Mikel Phipps. Special guest to visit us was Clearview Festival Productions owner Todd Berman with his two dogs. The most visible political clubs were PRIDE Democrats and the Village Independent Democrats with their brochures, flyers and voter registration forms on display. William Stricklin, Jane Sullivan, Tony Hoffman and Lee Enken, among others, were present or stopped by from VID. AnDre Christie, the S.V.A. Assistant, dutifully and happily distributed over 1,000 lavender S.V.A meeting notices with the S.V.A. support and ad form on the flyer reverse.
Besides helping the S.V.A. organization with this fund-raising mechanism to outreach to the local community, the city and the state -- which also gladly benfits the City of New York -- we all had a lot of great talks and fun. And, just wait til next year! Our "Stonewall Streetfair" will happen regardless of what witch tries what trick. It's just that simple -- and fair (pun intended)!
2005The "Stonewall Streetfair" will be a post-Summer event this year mainly due to scheduling (we were holding out appropriateness and hope for June). Despite some haters at the local Community Board, it will happen -- that's the important reality. Once again, the disrespectful and shameful Community Board #2 foolishly signed a paper "denying their approval" of a STONEWALL Veterans' Association streetfair. The current head of that community board, Jim Smith, you can't get any plainer than that and, in this case, even though he's unfortunately Gay, any more boring as he is, must go! Watch what happens....
Stonewall Streetfair: Saturday, October 8th, 2005
The S.V.A. "Stonewall Streetfair" shall once again take place on Gay old Greenwich Avenue from Seventh Avenue passing Perry Street and Charles Street and crossing West 10th Street and Christopher Street going up to Avenue of the Americas. It's an exciting and historic five-block stretch. Any G.L.B.T. non-profit-organizations or political clubs (Gay or not) that want free table space to display your group's signage and information and distribute literature, please telephone S.V.A. Assistant AnDre Christie to make the arrangements at: (212) 6-27-1969.
"Stonewall Streetfair" 2006
To be a beneficial participant and to register for next year's
STONEWALL Veterans' Association Streetfair:
Saturday, September 16, 2006
from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Greenwich Village, New York
The "Stonewall Streetfair" has its familiar three-year
consecutive location on Gay Greenwich Avenue in the heart of Gay
Greenich Village. The S.V.A. will have tables and chairs set-up
to welcome visitors and provide information. Williamson Henderson
will be the field director on today's outinng. AnDre Christie
will be distributing the next S.V.A. meeting notice backed with the
S.V.A. membership and support form. WLH + AMC = Fun! PRIDE
Democrats will be joining us again with their table manned
by Steven Gradman and Michael Livote to distribute campaign
literature on behalf of Eliot L. Spitzer for N.Y.S. Governor
and Andrew M. Cuomo for N.Y.S. Attorney General in the general
election. Rob Ashe will be providing any and all location
accommodations and technical assistance. The president of
Clearview Productions, Todd Berman, will be personally joining the
S.V.A. display later in the day. After the streetfair, Todd has
gayly invited Williamson, AnDre and Rob to an outdoor Brokeback
Mountain dinner on Hudson Street at the
Cowboy Restaurant. Yee-haw!
S.V.A.'s Stonewall Streetfair 2007
The Stonewall Streetfair is confirmed by the S.V.A., endorsed (and signed) by the Community Board #2, approved (and signed) by the N.Y.C. Community Assistance Unit and has been scheduled (contract is signed) by Clearview Festival Productions. The S.V.A. has, however, made application for "a change of venue" yet within Greenwich Village for this year. The requested space on Washington Street has been abandoned by Heritage of Pride ("HOP"), another GLBT organization. Thus, it is not a "new" streetfair. It has been existing. It would be the same blocks. The SVA's request has been rightly and nicely approved by Community Board 2 -- under new and better management the last year or so. The S.V.A. is awaiting re-evaluated results of that reasonable request from New York City's Community Assistance Unit ("CAU"). The result is in: Because the City wants HOP to stay at that location and not move their streetfair to Gay Boulevard (Eighth Avenue) in Chelsea, the City is not giving said location to anyone else -- not even the S.V.A., the people who ignited the Gay Rights movement in that very Greenwich Village. Thus, the City loses money, the S.V.A. loses money, HOP loses money, the vendors lose money, the businesses lose money, many workers lose money, everyone loses money!!! Who is the imbecile who is responsible for this wrong decision?!
Saturday, September 29th, 2007
on Gay old Greenwich Avenue in Manhattan
from Seventh Avenue to Avenue of the Americas
crossing Perry St., Charles St., West 10 St., Christopher St.
Opening time: 11 a.m.
Closing time: 6 p.m.
The S.V.A. provides welcoming tables -- and chairs!
On display for the world to view: 1969 "Stonewall Car"
Saturday,September 27, 2008
from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Greenwich Avenue, Manhattan
from Seventh Avenue to Avenue of the Americas
crossing Perry, Charles, West 10th and Christopher Streets
Stonewall Streetfair 2009
STONEWALL Veterans' Association
arranged, directed and promoted by:
Williamson L. Henderson
Gay Greenwich Avenue for 5 blocks!!!!!
Seventh Avenue ~to~ Avenue of the Americas
including..... Perry Street * Charles Street * West 10 Street * Christopher Street
PRIDE Democrats wil have
political fliers and candidate cards for
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and NYC Comptroller John C. Liu
Saturday, September 24*
Special Exhibit: The Rubinstein Gallery
featuring Ruthala's Designer Gift Boxes
-- in all designs for all ages in all sizes!
Seventh Avenue to Avenue of the Americas
including Perry Street, Charles Street, West 10 Street and Christopher Street
Sunday, May 20th, 2012
No more "Autumn Leaves" streetfairs for the
legendary S.V.A. STONEWALL Veterans' Association
whose collective actions created the "Pride" in Summer
43 years ago and millions of dollars to NYC's coffers
-- much as the SW-Vetz love the Joan Crawford movie
"Autumn Leaves" and its #1 song of the same name!
S.V.A. 10th Annual Greenwich Village StreetfairSunday, May 19th, 2013
STONEWALL V.A. 11th Annual StreetfairSaturday, May 10, 2014
Location: Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich Village, NYC
Soon, the S.V.A. will be providing factual reports of this year's
and inherent insults and disgrace to the GLBT community particularly the disgracing
of all of the S.V.A. veterans who we've lost over the years, mainly due to AIDS,
only to have their lives and works desecrated and marginalized by the likes of ill-fit haters
and liars like Maury the Schnott and William the Mahr-ed, shameful, truth-deprived Gays!
They both lied again and falsely stated that "there is no 'evidence' of the SVA's programs"!?
Really? The colleges and high schools that we speak at find our programs and praise them!
Millions find plenty of educational information on SVA's website every year! It is internationally
known what the S.V.A. does daily, particularly with Gay history education and GLBT rights!
The SVA has about two thousand dollars in cancelled checks paid yearly to the NYC Gay
Center just from the last year or so yet Roberta (of The Center and CB-2) wilfully lies that
she has no idea where the money goes? Why don't the slanderers ask the political clubs that
people really wonder where it goes?! Problem is not money but the lack thereof for the S.V.A.!
In hypocritical contrast, CB-2 voted 40 to 1 in favor of the S.V.A. streetfair just a few years ago.
The S.V.A. didn't change except get bigger, more important and do
more. Somebody is
spreading rumors, lies and hate and Maury Shnott is foolish enough to sign his name to it.
community bored #2 members attend the "SVA's 45th
"Conference" on Sat., June 21st!
Where? In Greenwich Village, of course, at the New York GLBT Community Center!
Most recent annual S.V.A. Streetfair: Saturday, May 10, 2014
What a successful streetfair and unique and so helpful to the City
and the non-profit S.V.A.!
Oddly, though expectedly, no one from Community Bored #2 showed up with any question.
Advisory!If you are new in town or just an unhappy liar on Community Bored #2 or one of
Let's get the answers from the rubber-stamped groups that CB-2 pushes
through year after year without any documentation or any questions!
2015 The SVA's annual streetfair has been confirmed by the Office of the Mayor of the City of New York -- not by the lunacies and lies of the local Manhattan Commmunity Bored of haters! It' sone thiong to lie but to be so stupoid aboiut it referreing to the S.V.A. as a "One Man Band" when the S.V.A. super transparently publicly lists about twenty-five board members and executive committee members and staff with phone numbers and or email addresses including on this website!
"SVA's 12th Annual Streetfair"!
sponsored by the non-profit organization
STONEWALL Veterans' Association
Sunday, October 18, 2015
(from Seventh Av., crossing West 12 St., Bank St., Horatio St., to Eighth Av.)
Greenwich Village, N.Y.C.
STONEWALL V.A. 13th Annual Streetfair
Saturday, March 25 -- S.V.A. MONTHLY MEETING at NEW YORK LGBT CENTER in MANHATTAN, NY
With the "Ides of March" behind us ten days ago (no one died), the S.V.A. has just three months before its annual S.V.A. conference and the Gay Pride parade. Those are the chief topics and planning on deck. In connection with the latter topic, the SVA's guests this month are appropriately officials from Heritage of Pride ("HOP"). Several of the HOP committee chais are participating including for the community, the rally and the march and parade! The hard-working volunteers from HOP are responsible for the mutiple and mega projects of the annual New York GLBT Parade (and/or March), Pride Island, the Rally, the Pridefest and the Dance-on-the-Pier, among many other Gay events. Williamson Henderson moderates the interesting get-together with assistance from other Stonewall veterans. Berti Coffman updates on public officials who S.V.A. has met with in the past month. Plenty! Ruthybird provides the correspondence from public officials such as Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer and GLBT groups such as the Human Rights Campaign. Mendy Seltza updates on the local, lying and libelous Manhattan Community Bored #2. (Update: This time the liars are getting sued in court where they will have to shut their lying mouths! The S.V.A. shall not be judged by liars and loser!) AnDre Christie greets members and guests at the door. (He was also at the C/B-2 debacle the other eve and described them as 'crazy behavior nasties'.)
The next streetfair of the STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans' Association is:
Saturday, June 3 , 2017 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
at the same location: University Place from East 14th St. to Waverly Place.
Mardi Gras Festivals
Sir Jo E. Giovanni, Ringmaster
Mr. Arti Tisi, Sideshow Host
Manhattan, NY 10007
tel.: (212) 809-5200
fax: (212) 809-7345
Greenwich Village, N.Y.C.
Home of the STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans' Association!
DVD has been released: "STONEWALL!" feature
Only the STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans' Association is named on the cover!
As a matter of fact, only the S.V.A. is mentioned anywhere with the DVD box or movie credits!
"STONEWALL!" is not a documentary. "Feature film" means full-length movie.
It is based on facts. "STONEWALL!" movie producers and film director interviewed
actual Stonewall veterans for their eyewitness accurate accounts of 1969 rebellion.
Oh, the Stonewall consultant on the movie? SVA's director Williamosn Henderson.
The uprising took place, guess where? Correct, in Greenwich Village,
New York City!
And who is it about? No, not the Manhattan Comm. Board #2 'Activity Committee'.
It is about members of the STONEWALL Veterans' Association and many others
from the Stonewall Era and the Stonewall Rebellion in Greenwich Village!
The "Stonewall Consultant" is Williamson Henderson. See movie 'Credits'!
The movie is dedicated to, no not the lying, slandereous and libelous C/B #2
but to the STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association! See "Credits"!
of the Gay Stonewall Rebellion==
Where? Greenwich Village! Who brought it? Veterans of The Stonewall.... we know who!