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Stonewall Streetfair/NYC
sponsored by the New York City non-profit organization....
STONEWALL
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!

 


 


   

2004 

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 Streetfair"
[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)!

   


 

2005 

The "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.   

 


   

2006 

 

"Stonewall Streetfair" 2006

To be a beneficial participant and to register for next year's very
well-attended and guaranteed exciting "Stonewall Streetfair", during Gay
Pride Month in June 2006, as a vendor or an exhibitor, please visit the
sponsoring website of Clearview Festival Productions at:
www.StreetFairsNYC.com.

 

 

 STONEWALL Veterans' Association Streetfair:

Saturday, September 16, 2006

from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Greenwich Avenue 

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!

 


 

2007

 
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?!


==========S.V.A. Streetfair==========

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"

      


   

2008   

=S.V.A. Streetfair=

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

The S.V.A. will have a distribution table and an information booth.

 


     

2009

Stonewall Streetfair 2009

sponsored by:
STONEWALL Veterans' Association

arranged, directed and promoted by:
Williamson L. Henderson

 

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Saturday, September 26th
from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

 =Greenwich Village location=  
Gay Greenwich Avenue for 5 blocks!!!!!
Seventh Avenue ~to~ Avenue of the Americas

including..... Perry Street  *  Charles Street  *  West 10 Street  *  Christopher Street

S.V.A. information display is at the corner of Greenwich Av. & Charles St.
Come meet some of the veterans of the legendary 1969 Stonewall Rebellion
-- which happened on Christopher St., a streetfair cross street two blocks away!
Confirmed are as follows:  Williamson, StormeRuthybird, Mary and Dr. Gil

PRIDE Democrats wil have political fliers and candidate cards for
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and NYC Comptroller John C. Liu

 
     


     
2010


=approval=
On Thursday, December 10, 2009, Manhattan Community Board #2's Street Activity Committee, after S.V.A. presentation and Williamson Henderson testimony plus AnDre Christie documents (IRS, NYS, NYC, etc.), unanimously approved the annual S.V.A. "Stonewall Veterans Streetfair" at the same location with the same blocks on Greenwich Avenue in Greenwich Village at the same times.

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Saturday, September 25th

Note:  The S.V.A. has requested an earlier date, as we had years ago.
Stonewall veterans should not have an outdoor streetfair in Autumn,
which understandably prohibits many of the SW-Vetz from attending,
especially those vets with physical diasabilities or medical conditions
that are adversely affected by the changing, chilly and/or windy weather.
  There is also a reason why there is a SW song entitled "September Rain"! 




   

2011

======Stonewall Streetfair=======

The Street Activity Committee of NYC Community Board #2 ("CB-2") in Manhattan held their streetfair hearings on March 3, 2011.  The STONEWALL Veterans' Association's annual streetfair was submitted, testified and approved unanimously that same evening!  On March 24th, likewise, the General Community Board #2 at their public meeting impressively and unanimously voted in favor of the S.V.A. streetfair.  Separate from the CB-2, the S.V.A. has a request of the event producer Clearview Festivals to move the "Stonewall Streetfair" back to Summer not early Autumn!  Although we loved movie Gay icon Joan Crawford, our song is not her film's "Autumn Leaves" theme.
   
   

Saturday, September 24

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Special Exhibit:  The Rubinstein Gallery
featuring Ruthala's Designer Gift Boxes
-- in all designs for all ages in all sizes!

==Greenwich Avenue==
5 blocks
Seventh Avenue to Avenue of the Americas
    including Perry Street, Charles Street, West 10 Street and Christopher Street 

Greenwich Village, Manhattan, New York
  
 


 

2012

STONEWALL V.A. 9th Annual Streetfair

 

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

Notice:  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!

"Stonewall Veterans Greenwich Avenue Streetfair"
Greenwich Avenue from Seventh Avenue to Avenue of the Americas
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The S.V.A. sets up streetfair shop from 12 noon to 6 p.m.
Look for the big white STONEWALL V.A. canvass tent.
We distribute our educational literature about the historic
1969 Stonewall Era and Rebellion and a helluva lot more!
As ever, the S.V.A. provides NY voter registration forms.

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Special thanks to the Mayor of the City of New York
~~~ Michael R. Bloomberg ~~~
for continuing to understand and support N.Y.C. streetfairs
which are good for the community and great for the economy!!




2013 

S.V.A. 10th Annual Greenwich Village Streetfair

Sunday, May 19th, 2013

Background for 2013 a.k.a. Shame on Manhattan Community Bored #2:

This year, due simultaneously to a wintry blizzard and, thus, the
SVA's auxillary office move having to be rescheduled in between
point "A" and "B" and necessarily held over three days by the
moving company, Calypso Movers, which could not insurance-wise
drive a huge truck through a snowstorm -- with the valuable and
cherished property of the S.V.A. in their truck -- the miserable
and rude Manhattan Community Board #2 (CB-2) Street Activities
Committee ludicrously refused, when requested by Joe Giovanni, to
reschedule our annual 'hearing'.  Instead, they mindlessly and
meanly voted against the legendary, education-driven, non-profit
S.V.A. (in our absence) from having a streetfair.  Yet they gave
their rubber stamp of approval to endless groups who are no where
near the community-mindedness and deeds of the S.V.A.  They 4got
that in the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion, we won against the armed
NYCPD!  Thus, a few local lying cowards like Maury Schnott and
Ma-rhea Pastanante are no match for the S.V.A.  Shamefully, one
of the haterz who foolishly voted against the S.V.A. is a staffer
at the Gay Center; let's call him "Roberta"!  The S.V.A. has been
bringing the center information, luminaries, funding and cash for
30+ years!

As a respected and qualified prior chairman of CB-2's Street
Activity Committee stated in writing:  "Our opinion is that there
 are too many NYC streetfairs and we are attempting to ensure
that no streetfairs take place in our district that benefit illegitimate
 organizations that do not provide a benefit to our community
 or some other public good.  I am in no way inferring that the
SVA is one of these such groups but we must ask the questions and,
 yes, as you pointed out, they must be fair-minded and relevant.
I think you and your colleagues have answered them this evening. 
I am satisfied with them and their intelligent and detailed answers.
We also received letters and calls from public officials attesting
 to the longevity and worthiness of the STONEWALL Association." 
 
In 2013, Community Bored #2, not to be undone by their hate and
 lies the prior year, escalated their mindless vendetta (and against
who, indigent SW-Vetz)  went on to unnecessarily and ignorantly
 make more inaccurate and false comments in writing in their
wrong-headed decision.  Some of that shall be dealt with in a
 different venue.  But to say and sign that the S.V.A. is a "one  man
 band" is stupid besides false.  CB-2 members have seen the S.V.A.
 website, some for many years.  And if any of them did not, they
 should have.  The site had over 5 million 'verified' visits last year!
Nonetheless, the S.V.A. ultimately and justly won after the due
diligence and fatual familiarity via the New York City Mayor and 
his professional and intellectually-honest Street Activities Permit
 Office ("SAPO").  SAPO acts upon facts and fairness not fiction
 and hate.  Proceeds from the S.V.A. streetfair are immediately
needed for SVA's educational programs and for community out-
reach for our promotions for "Stonewall 44" in Gay Pride Month.
The bottom line:  the S.V.A. 10th annual streetfair is tomorrow!!

The 10th yearly "Stonewall Streefair" sponsored by the S.V.A.
STONEWALL Veterans' Association is Sunday, May 19th, 2013. 
The 5-block event is produced by the generous Mardi Gras Festivals.

Please stop by the SW-Streetfair if you are a "Friend of SVA" or a
supporter.  If you are a SW-Vet or an S.V.A. member, contact us
 by Saturday if you would volunteer and help 'people' our display
 tables to provide 411 and hand out our flyers for "SVA's 40th
Conference & Reunion" next month on Saturday, June 29th.
Even if you availed yourself for an hour or so, it would be helpful
 to SVA.  Remember, most surviving SW-Vetz now live out of  NYC
 and many others are disabled.  It's shamefully disrespectful and
 false for any members of a local community board to pretend
 that they don't exist!


SVA Streetfair 2013

Stonewall Streetfair:  "Same time, same place" {like the name of the movie}
Greenwich Avenue from Seventh Avenue South crossing Perry Street, Charles Street, West 10th Street and Christopher Sreet to Avenue of the Americas in Greenwich Village where the circumstances created the S.V.A. which was founded two weeks after the historic Stonewall Rebellion!




2014

STONEWALL V.A. 11th Annual Streetfair

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Location:  Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich Village, NYC

Soon, the S.V.A. will be providing factual reports of this year's discriminatory process
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.  

Both have inappropriately abused their ethical responsibilities of NYC community boards.
Hopefully, the new and improved Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer, an
honorable and wise person, will rid the fresh community garden of the poisonous fruit!!
Since they pretend to be interested (not) let's count (and we will) how many Manhattan 

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.

To quote the U.S. President: "From Seneca Falls to Selma to Stonewall"!

Advisory!

If you are new in town or just an unhappy liar on Community Bored #2 or one of
their willing victims who was duped into slandering an outstanding organization,
here's some of what the STONEWALL Veterans' Association does:

www.STONEWALLvets.org/Mission_Purposes_Goals.htm

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!    

The S.V.A. had the CB-2 Streetfair Activitiy Committee meeting and this
year it was professionally, intelligently and pleasantly with a mostly (6 of 8)
unchanged committee membership but without the 'gotcha by twisting the
facts' operandis.  The new committee chairperson was an improvement.
Nonetheless, the ad hoc committee is comprised of haters, liars and, at
least, one who is the victim of poisonous peer pressure.  What can you
expect from such a group?  This committee has not been investigated as
yet by the slow-moving Manhattan Borough President's office nor the
current careless Community Board president.  Let's see what happens.....


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STONEWALL Veterans' Association Non-Profit Organization
New York State Charities Bureau Renewal!






=Update=
We saw!  The legendary and non-profit STONEWALL Veterans' Association saw it in writing!  Duh!  It was co-signed by Maria Pastanante Derr, a local political loser and vengeful 'fabiscina', and Tobi Bergman, whoever she is!  The Manhattan Community Board #2 (appropriate #) intentionally lied again!  They falsely -- and signed it (stupid move) -- lied that the S.V.A. was a "One-Man Band".  Stupid, easily-proven, imbecilic lie!  Didn't they describe Jesus that way as a "One Man Band" even so he had 12 disciples and thousands of followers?  Well, the same description goes here!  Let's henceforth refer to the SVA's elected leader Williamson (one name only) as "Gay Jesus"!  A chief difference is that the S.V.A. has over ten million verified visits to its popular website and thousands of subscribers besides hundreds of supporters and let's not forget the satisfied paid advertisers!  The CB-2 liars did not stop with their 'one-man band' song.  They slandered and libeled further falsely stating that "only that person benefits from it".  Let's see what the Civil Court of the City of New York decides?  No, only that person does NOT benefit from the S.V.A.  That incredible and giving person works for free!  Derr!  It's also a knowing lie as over the past few years, several officials have spoken publicly with the facts at the CB-2 open monthly meetings at a microphone.  It is a matter of record.  They know this yet they lie anyway.  They are liars!  It can and will easily be proven.  We'll do it any time, any place!  Liars about community, particularly non-profit, organizations and persons who appear before the community board do not belong on the community board.  They are ill fit.  To say the least, they are abusing their trusted position.  They cannot be trusted.  To say that such liars are "arbitrary and capricious" is an understatement.  The lying and the slander and the defamation and the libel are going to stop one way or the other!  Again, they are boldfaced liars!  The positive news is that the governor, the mayor, the public advocate, the borough president, congressmembers, state senators, state assemblymembers, city councilmembers, state committeepersons, district leaders, et al. -- except The Phat Man -- know this reality!  Actually, he knows too but, as a CB-2 enabler, doesn't acknowledge.  Year after year, the CB-2's manipulated 'advisory' is not yielded.  Yet, they continue the charade, the slander and the lies!  Except with Manhattan CB-2, when you play a game and lose... you lose!  Changes at the CB-2 Activity Committee (aka Haters-R-Us) must be made immediately!  If it is not corrected from within CB-2, it will be righted from without such as by a court!  That's a promise carved in stone-wall!  One of our S/W-vet members suggested that the S.V.A. cancel all of our community-minded and educational speaking engagements at high schools and colleges.  SVA's Leigh McManus answered:  "No, that would deprive the students, not the depraved ones".  The ~only~ reason that the S.V.A. as a group and Williamson Henderson as an individual has not taken legal action against the destructive and foolish offenders at CB-2 is that we were, in person, recently requested by a prominent, concerned and honorable New York City public official to "hold-off for now to see that everything isn't resolved without legal action".  Agreeable S.V.A. agreed -- for now!  

Advisory:  The Stonewall veterans didn't take the physical attacks and the lies from the cops -- who had billy sticks, handcuffs and guns -- in mid-1969, we're not gonna take the verbal attacks and lies from some local wannabes who have venemous tongues and poison pens and seemingly lacking any real lives of their own!  "Stonewall" has become synonymous worldwide as 'fight back'!

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=Resolvement=
Manhattan Community Board #2 should rescind the totally shameful and intended-to-harm false decision, apologize publicly at a CB-2 meeting and in writing (or they're likely to deny it next year) and make amends -- with the promise not to repeat the slanderous sham and other offenses! 

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"Who's the Liar, Anyway"?  
In her, once again, losing NYC campaign (13%), Maria Pastanante Derr falsely claimed the 'endorsement' of not one but three SVA-supporter groups -- Midtown Democratic Club, the NYC League of Humane Voters and PRIDE Democrats -- now that's a losing strategy and stupid as it is easily disproved:
www.ChristineQuinn.com/content/2nd Quinn-challenger-Maria-Passannante-Derr-caught-endorsement-lies
 During this campaign, according to The Villager newspaper, Maria Derr was known as "the angry candidate" and after the election, "the bitter loser"
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Note:  Posting at the S.V.A. website is after our timely but verifiable process.

The S.V.A. uniquely and only announces and states solely the facts.
No $treetfair organization bring$ more visitor$ to NYC than the
STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans' Association!
This year the themes are "Stonewall 46"
and American National Gay Marriage 
The S.V.A. is New York City!!!


"SVA's 12th Annual Streetfair"!

sponsored by the non-profit organization

STONEWALL Veterans' Association

Sunday, October 18, 2015

on

Greenwich Avenue

(from Seventh Av., crossing West 12 St., Bank St., Horatio St., to Eighth Av.)

Greenwich Village, N.Y.C.

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STONEWALL V.A. 13th Annual Streetfair


Sunday, June 19th, 2016
appropriately during Gay Pride Month!

Location:  University Place in Greenwich Village
between East 14th Street (a stone's throw from where SVA was founded)
and Waverly Place (which connects to the block of The Stonewall)

Display:  Famous 1969 Cadillac convertible "Stonewall Car" shall be on display!
Bring your cameras... errr, camera cellphones, too!
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The S.V.A. really wants to.......... but instead we'll
thank all of the individual members of the
Manhattan Comm-diss-unity Bored "#2"
who were supportive of the STONEWALL Veterans Assn.!
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Again, thanks to all of those listed!







2017 -- 14th Annual STONEWALL Veterans Streetfair

The STONEWALL Veterans' Association ("S.V.A.") had a streetfair activity hearing with Manhattan Community Board #2 (C/B-2)'s 'Quality of Life' Committee (f/k/a Street Activity Committee) on Monday, March 13, 2017 at a rented room at the New York University complex near Washington Square Park.  Welcomed news that C/B-2 has a new chaiperson was short-lived when she ludicrously signed-off on a pack of libel, stupidity and outright lies.  Teresa L. "Terry Lu" Grodner Cude is the worst chairperson of C/B-2 since Brat "Stealing Stonewall" Hoylman!  The S.V.A. assumed that with 4/5ths of the activity committee are new to 'Quality of Life', there would ne honesty and fairmness.  Unfortunately in their poisonous negative decion, there was neither.  The two old left-overs (pun intended); one a sanzy hater, the other a karin kook, surprisingly hood-winked the other members.  None acted in a community-minded manner.  The desperately-needed new committee chair, although only 'acting' Cristy Dwyer, allegedly some kind of a teacher, miserably failed to be honest, sensible or fair.  She is a bad 'act'!  Her signed decision is shameful, void of truth and she failed to reflect anything relevant.  Miss Dwyer gets an "F" for failure.  Duplicitous Miss Dwyer should be removed immediately by the Manhattan Borough President who oversees the community boards.  We witnessed that two rotten apples spoiled the whole barrel!  FYI, the one lying hater is the half-baked manager of a local South American restaurant with roaches on the wall, mouse dropings on the floor and rats in the cellar!  And she's gonna judge the national S.V.A.?  Fahgeddaboudit!  

At the "Stonewall Streetfair" is the unique provision of having the famous, impounded by the NYC police, 1969 Cadillac convertible on display!  Even if someone does not know or understand the history of the classic vehicle, nonetheless, the car represents autos from a half-century ago and, specifically, the Stonewall Era of the late 1960s!  The SVA's scheduled streetfair is for Saturday, June 17th on University Place from East 14th Street down to East 10th Street in The Village.  As always, there will be actual Stonewall Rebellion veterans volunteering their day (as usual) and tables of educational literature!  Students are especially welcome!  Take a photo with the "S/W Car"! 



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Annual letter of praise for and appreciation to the S.V.A. from the Manhattan Borough President's Office

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Thursday, March 23 -- S.V.A. SPEAKS PUBLICLY at MANHATTAN DISS-UNITY BORED '#2'

The STONEWALL Veterans' Association reps wasted their valuable and prestigious time, once again, by participating in the monthly Manhattan Community Bored #2 public session @ 6 p.m.  Although there were only five speakers from the public including the SVA's director Williamson Henderson, they kept barking "You're time is up!"  "You're time is up!"  "You're time is up!"  Really?  No!  A measly and moronic one hundred seconds is an inadequte time to explain all of the accomplishments and work that the S.V.A. did and does and all the while refute point-by point the false 'decision' regarding the S.V.A. annual streetfair which was never delivered to the S.V.A. until we saw it 'lying' (pun intended) on a public table this eve.  After said 100 seconds, a buzzer goes off and you are rudely interrupted mid-sentence.  It is reminiscent of Germany in the late 1930s and early 1940s!  Fortunately, there is a United States venue where you can finish your evidence, thoughts and facts and Manhattan CB-2 will be told to stop interrupting and shut-up:  Court!  Each C/B-2 liar and libeler shall be sued one by one, each one a month in Court, until the libel fully ceases!   

Notice:  In a diss-tribute to the disrespectful and lying Manhattan Diss-unity Bored #2 (appropriate number), the S.V.A. is hereby suspending its longstanding and unique "Stonewall Educational Program" for students, teachers and educational administrators, et al.  Said S.V.A. programs are strictly optional, provided free by the S.V.A. and staffed by community-minded S.V.A. volunteers, about the Stonewall Era and the Stonewall Rebellion, including interviews with Stonewall veterans and materials about the Stonewall everything, shall be suspended until Manhattan CB-2 explains their misinformation and stops their lies!  CB-2 operates, in part, like a psychoanalysis center and act-out behavior lab.


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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.






"Stonewall Streetfair" produced and promoted exclusively by:

Mardi Gras Festivals
Sir Jo E. Giovanni, Ringmaster
 Mr. Arti Tisi, Sideshow Host
Suite 1202
225 Broadway
Manhattan, NY  10007
tel.:  (212) 809-5200
info@NYCstreetfairs.com
fax:  (212) 809-7345

www.NYCstreetfairs.com

 


  13 July  
2017
Greenwich Village, N.Y.C.
Home of the STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans' Association!


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DVD has been released:  "STONEWALL!" feature film!
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"!

www.TheStonewallMovie.com

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==2017:  48th Anniversary of the Gay Stonewall Rebellion==
Where?  Greenwich Village!  Who brought it?  Veterans of The Stonewall.... we know who!

  


 

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