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LGBTQ+ Music Listening Library with The Ossining LGBTQ+ Alliance and Hudson Valley Queer Collective

June 1 - July 31

The Ossining LGBTQ+ Alliance and Hudson Valley Queer Collective
LGBTQ+ Music Listening Library
On Display June 1 – July 31, 2024

Experience an interactive LGBTQ+ Listening Library at Bethany Arts Community, in collaboration with The Ossining LGBTQ Alliance and Hudson Valley Queer Collective, June 1st to July 31st. Dive into the legacy of queer musicians through vinyl, CDs, and cassettes on multiple sound mediums. Opening celebration on June 5th! Calling all queer musicians, record stores, labels, and music enthusiasts: Donate vinyl, cassettes, or CDs featuring LGBTQ+ artists of any era to be a part of this immersive journey. Reach out at ossininglgtbq@gmail.com to donate!

Listening Hours (Starting June 1):
Monday-Friday: 10AM-4PM
Wednesday, June 5, 2024: 10AM-9PM (Join us for our opening celebration at 7PM!)
More dates and hours TBA!

Opening Celebration: Wednesday, June 5, 2024 7-9PM
Join us to launch 2 incredible months of LGBTQ+ Music Listening Library!

Curator, Christina Picciano

About The Curator
Christina Picciano is a queer musician, activist, and community organizer from Ossining, New York. Her work explores the intersection of art and advocacy, using her music and organizational efforts to inspire and empower the LGBTQ+ community in Westchester and beyond. A self-taught multi-instrumentalist, she leads the band All My Friends, using music to explore themes of queerness and identity.  A recipient of the Creatives Rebuild NY Artist Employment Grant she has spent the last two years with The LOFT LGBTQ+ Community Center in White Plains, implementing arts programming such as Queer Voices, a group that supports LGBTQ+ musicians of all ages, and  LOFT Night Out, a monthly community nightlife event celebrating queer art and culture.  In 2018, she established the Ossining LGBTQ+ Alliance, working with elected officials, non profit organizations and local businesses to amplify visibility and advocate for the queer community in Ossining. In 2021, Christina was a recipient of the New York State Senate SD 38 LGBTQ Hero award, which recognized her various contributions to LGBTQ+ causes here in Westchester, including her creation of the Ossining LGBTQ+ Alliance.” Currently, she is developing the Hudson Valley Queer Collective to support queer artists and inclusive arts events across the region.

Learn more about The Ossining LGBTQ+ Alliance here!

Learn more about the Hudson Valley Queer Collective here!


June 1
July 31
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Bethany Arts Community
914 944-4278
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