WORLD AIDS DAY CITYWIDE COMMEMORATION
The End AIDS NY 2020 Coalition — a coalition of more than 60 community partners from across New York State — and Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS, in conjunction with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the New York State Department of Health, host the fifth annual World AIDS Day Citywide Commemoration. This year’s theme, “Breaking Through Stigma,” focuses on how stigma and discrimination connect to racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, disability, poverty, immigration status, violence, shame, and homelessness and housing instability, and create obstacles for people living with and affected by HIV to accessing optimal health care and support.
Nov. 30, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Baruch College’s Mason Hall 17 Lexington Ave. at E. 23rdSt.
ST. JOHN THE DIVINE & THE KEITH HARING TRIPTYCH
The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine and the Congregation of St. Saviour, in partnership with Gay Men’s Health Crisis, hosts a commemoration in which the names of those lost to AIDS are read and panels from the AIDS Memorial Quilt as well as the Keith Haring triptych altar piece are displayed. A reception follows.
Nov. 30, 6-8 p.m. 1047 Amsterdam Ave. at W. 112th
LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER MARKS WORLD AIDS DAY
In a special afternoon program, the Center will commemorate those lost to AIDS and host the Mount Sinai Adolescent Program, which will provide free HIV testing.
Nov. 30, 4 to 7 p.m. 208 W. 13th St.
#LIGHTTHEFIGHT ON WORLD AIDS DAY
#LightTheFight marks the launch of the NYC AIDS Memorial Arts and Education Initiative.
This interactive World AIDS Day art experience, created in collaboration with artist Jenny Holzer, will include a program of poetry reading from Jericho Brown of the Poetry Society of America, remarks from City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, a performance by the West Village Chorale, and an interactive lighting ceremony.
Following the ceremony, a fleet of five trucks emblazoned with LED signs will journey through the city displaying a series of quotes that convey the impact, history, and ongoing battle against the AIDS epidemic worldwide. Stops will include the LGBT Community Center, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the SVA Theater, and Times Square.
Dec. 1, 4:30 p.m. NYC AIDS Memorial W. 12th St., between Greenwich Ave. & Seventh Ave. S.
OUT OF THE DARKNESS CANDLELIGHT VIIGL
The American Run for the End of AIDS, Gay Men’s Health Crisis, and the International AIDS Prevention Initiative host the 27th “Out of the Darkness World AIDS Day Candlelight Vigil and Gathering” at the NYC AIDS Memorial. After the vigil, participants will walk to Christopher Street, for a moment of silence at the Stonewall National Memorial, and then continue to St. John’s Lutheran Church for a program of speakers and performers.
Dec. 1, 6 p.m. NYC AIDS Memorial W. 12th St., between Greenwich Ave. & Seventh Ave. S.
Dec. 1, 7 p.m. St. John’s Lutheran Church 81 Christopher St., btwn. Seventh Ave. S. & Bleecker St.