New York City AIDS Memorial Dedication
Greenwich Ave at 7th Ave
World AIDS Day event and public dedication of the New York City AIDS Memorial, located in a new park, officially named the New York City AIDS Memorial Park at St. Vincent’s Triangle, and is the first significant public space dedicated to the AIDS epidemic in New York City.
10:30am - Reading of the Names
11:00am - Public Ceremony begins incliuding:
Tony Award-winning performer Billy Porter will emcee.
Paul Kelterborn and Christopher Tepper, Co-Founders, will join Keith Fox, Board Chair, to formally dedicate the memorial.
Poet Kamilah Aisha Moon will read from Walt Whitman's Song of Myself.
Elected officials will join in lighting of candles.
The Gay Men's Chorus will perform
1:30am - Continue reading of the Names
The public dedication of the New York City AIDS Memorial marks the culmination of over five years of planning and development to build the memorial, which involved significant private and public support. The Memorial project was launched in 2011 to recognize and preserve the history of the AIDS crisis through the creation of a memorial to honor New York City's 100,000+ men, women and children who have died from AIDS, and to commemorate and celebrate the efforts of the caregivers and activists who responded heroically to the crisis.
A public dedication and City-wide World AIDS Day ceremony for the New York City AIDS Memorial will be hosted by the New York City AIDS Memorial Board of Directors, the End AIDS NY 2020 Coalition, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and the New York State Department of Health.