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WorldPride Quilt Initiative

Displayed June 1 - June 30 with participating locations.


June 1st - 30th, 2019


Various Locations

Throughout New York City


This year, NYC Pride coordinated with community leaders to display portions of The AIDS Memorial Quilt throughout the city and the response has been resounding.

Brian Holman, Manager of Quilt Operation for The NAMES Project explained that he receives “...requests that cover the spectrum. Many requests are for panels that the requester personally created, for celebrities, colleagues or for panels connected to a specific area. I receive requests from panel makers who have found a display near them and wish to see a panel they created in the past. Requests are based both on a personal connection to the person on the panel, but also to their connection to the community as a whole.”

No matter where in the city you might be, passing a high school, shopping, or going to the theater, the quilt will be displayed to mark areas impacted by the pandemic. We pass these locations every day, but for the month of June they will stand in solidarity, honoring the communal grief of those who have lost loved ones to AIDS.

Julie Rhoad, President and CEO of The NAMES Project says, “The Quilt is often as diverse as both the panels—and the lives they honor—as well as the visitors themselves. The Quilt creates a safe space for a range of emotions, from grief to anger to inspiration and everything in-between. Each year The NAMES Project unfolds sections of The Quilt at hundreds of places: high school gymnasiums, community centers, places of worship, art galleries, museums, corporate headquarters, government offices, and wherever it is displayed, The Quilt provides balm for the painful wounds of grief, pours oil into the waters made turbulent by controversy, opens eyes that refuse to see and enlists every person who experiences it to play a role in stopping the epidemic. It is difficult to walk away from The Quilt unchanged.”

ON DISPLAY - Various Locations

East Midtown Partnership: A&D Building 150 East 58th Street NY, NY 10022 110 East 59th Street NY, NY 10022 59E59 Theater 59 East 59th Street NY, NY 10022 Central Synagogue 652 Lexington Avenue NY, NY 10022 875 3rd Ave NY, NY 10022 High School of Art & Design 245 East 56th Street NY, NY 10022 527 Madison Avenue NY, NY 10022 New York Marriott East Side 525 Lexington Avenue NY, NY 10022 IKEA 999 3rd Avenue NY, NY 10022

Hudson Yards Partnership: Hudson Yards - 20 Hudson Yards, New York, NY

John Varvatos Partnership: John Varvatos - 765 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10065 John Varvatos - 185 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10007 John Varvatos - 122 Spring St, New York, NY 10012 John Varvatos - 315 Bowery, New York, NY 10003

MAD Partnership: Museum of Arts and Design - 2 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019

Queens Museum Partnership: Queens Museum -New York City Building, Corona, NY 11368

Tenement Museum Partnership: Tenement Museum - 103 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002

Montefiore Medical Center Partnership: Montefiore Medical Center - Moses Campus - 111 E 210th St, The Bronx, NY 10467 Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler Campus - 1825 Eastchester Rd, The Bronx, NY 10461 Montefiore Medical Center - Wakefield Campus - 600 E 233rd St, The Bronx, NY 10466

Brookfield Place Partnership: Brookfield Place - 230 Vesey St, New York, NY 10281

Quilt, A Musical Celebration Partnership: Quilt, A Musical Celebration, Judson Memorial Church 55 Washington Square S, New York, NY 10012

Cathedral of St. John the Divine 1047 Amsterdam Avenue at 112th Street New York, NY 10025