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Https://www.StonewallVets.org/mainpage.htm
 The SRVA's color theme for
every December is bright red for Christmas!
Updated:  Saturday
, 3 December 2022 @ 9 p.m. (EDT)





24 and 25 December -- CHRISTMAS WEEKEND INTERNATIONAL HOLIDAY








26 November (Saturday) -- STONEWALL REBELLION VETERANS' ASSOCIATION ANNUAL THANKSGIVING MEETING and TURKEY SUPPER

The STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans' Association meeting shall be at The Church Of The Villageat Seventh Avenue and West 13 Street in Greenwich Village, NYC @ 3:15 p.m.  The subsequent "Stonewall Veterans Thanksgiving Supper" for S.R.V.A. boardmembers and executive committee members @ 5:15 p.m. shall have its venue announced here!








11 November (Thursday) -- AMERICAN VETERANS' DAY








8 November (Tuesday) -- AMERICAN ELECTION DAY - Get Rid of Sean Pat Baloney!









30 October (Sunday) -- S.R.V.A. POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE DUNCHEON MEETING at MASALA RESTAUANT on East 34 STREET in MANHATTAN @ 3 pm









Saturday, October 29 -- STONEWALL REBELLION VETERANS' ASSOCIATION MONTHLY MEETING

The monthly gathering of the surviving, willing and able veterans of the historic 1969 Stonewall Club rebellion -- as represented exclusively by the STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans' Association-- shall again be one of our popularly successful and always reuniting duncheon meetings!  Of course, the venue is appropriately in gay Greenwich Village, NYC.  Surprise guest:  A New York statewide political candidate!  The atmospheric and spacious restaurant is Morandi on Seventh Avenue South at Waverly Place and Charles Street.  The "host with the most" is the SRVA's founder and elected director Willson Lee Henderson.  He is handsomely assisted by the SRVA's general manager AnDre Christie and assistant manager Dante K. Smith.  Seating begins @ 3 p.m.  Bubbly glasses clang @ 3:15 p.m. and special birthday desserts for all wrap up bi 5:45 p.m.   








Tuesday, October 11 -- NATIONAL "COMING OUT GAY" DAY








Wednesday, October 5th --  BIRTHDAY of S.R.V.A. FOUNDER and DIRECTOR WILLSON LEE HENDERSON

A quintessential "Native New Yorker" -- born in Brooklyn (Flatbush) and lived in Manhattan (Upper West Side, Greenwich Village and Chelsea) and The Bronx (Riverdale) -- Willson Lee  Henderson steadfastly and proudly remains in New York City!  A *private birthday dinner* has been arranged for Willson at his longtime, favorite restaurant Tavern on the Green in Central Park!  Special friends, organization officials and select electeds are invited directly.  For much more on WLH, including select biography and photographs, visit:  Https://www.StonewallVets.org/WillsonHenderson.htm.





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Sunday, September 25 -- BROADWAY CARES / EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS PRESENTS THEIR OUTDOOR BROADWAY FAIR & AUCTION

Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS' annual "Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction" is the ultimate event for fans of Broadway paraphanalia!  It includes signed photos, compact discs, posters, autographs and costumes.  The outdoor event happens at Schubert Alley 'off Broadway' (pun intended) between West 45th and 46th streets from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  For much more 411, visit: BroadwayCares.org.








Saturday, September 24 -- STONEWALL REBELLION VETERANS' ASSOCIATION MONTHLY MEETING and OUTDOOR DUNCHEON -- the last of the Summer Season!

The STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans' Association ("S.R.V.A.") holds court with its last outdoor duncheon meeting of the Summer of 2022!  With Election Day in six weeks, a few campaign personnel will be guest speaking.  The S.R.V.A. only supports honorable candidates who support the S.R.V.A.  The aforementioned criteria thus excludes the exclusionary and slanderous "Sean Pat Baloney".  The hoopla is entertainingly hosted by S.A.G. member and SRVA's director Willson Henderson.  "Clang! Clang! Clang!" (channeling a Judy Garland song) goes the glasses at Morandi Restaurant & Lounge @ 3:15 p.m.





Friday, September 23 -- REMEMBRANCE of BARON P. MORRIS, JR., SVA's ASSISTANT OFFICE MANAGER in the 1980s and the 1990s





September 11th, 2022 ("9/11") -- WORLD TRADE CENTER TERRORIST ATTACKS - 21st TRAGIC ANNIVERSARY







Saturday, August 27 -- STONEWALL REBELLION VETERANS' ASSOCIATION MONTHLY MEETING and DUNCHEON @ 3:15 p.m. until 5:30 p.m.

The legendary STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans' Association ("S.R.V.A.") meets the last Saturday of every month come hell (AIDS War) or high water (Superstorm Sandy) or plague (Wuhan Virus) -- unless it is an American holiday or a holiday weekend!  Last Saturday in August also serves as the Annual S.R.V.A. Election Meeting for the S.R.V.A. officials for the new G.L.B.T. Pride season which commences September 1st.  Just like anywhere else in the civilized World, only dues-paying members and supporters are eligible to vote!  SRVA's duncheon meeting happens at lively Morandi Restaurant & Lounge located on Seventh Avenue at Waverly Place in the heart of West Greenwich Village, NYC.  The event is entertainingly hosted by the SRVA's founder and current director Willson Henderson with muscular assistance by SRVA's office manager AnDre Christie.  Glasses clang @ 3:15 p.m.  To RSVP for a place at the duncheon table, contact Big Berti at (917) 286-0616.  Cheers!





Thursday, August 18 -- REMEMBERING STONEWALL VET:  MICHAEL DALLAS TONEY of BROOKLYN, NYC, DIED of AIDS (1952 to 1992)







Saturday, July 30 -- MONTHLY MEETING of the STONEWALL REBELLION VETERANS' ASSOCIATION

This significant STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans' Association ("S.R.V.A.") get2gether celebrates the 53rd annual anniversary of the legendary organization!  The S.R.V.A. perennially and incredibly still meets the last Saturday of every month, unless it is a national American holiday!  The S.R.V.A. owns the famous 1969 blue convertible also popularly known as "The Stonewall Car", impounded in front of the ~original~ STONEWALL Club by the NYCPD on the first night June 27th of the 1969 uprising!  Who do you know that could keep a vehicle -- and in out-standing condition -- for over a half-century or anything near it?  No one!  Post-Pride, sooo many people are sooo interested in everything "Stonewall" as long as it does not involve their giving credit where credit is due to the Stonewall veterans or supporting the historic, advocacy, educational, accommodating and non-profit S.R.V.A.!  Their alleged "Stonewall" interest is sooo superficial!  It is akin to 
"Lee's Press-On Nails!  Instead, many pretend the actual participants in everything "Stonewall" all magically disappeared -- or never existed!  Many act as if Gay history is a fairy-tail and Gay rights grew on a tree.  Like the ~original~ STONEWALL Bar & Dance Club jukebox song advises: "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing, Baby".  Pow-wow ignites at Morandi Restaurant at the corner of Seventh Avenue and Waverly Place in Manhattan, NYC @ 3:15 p.m.  RSVP for attendance at (917) 286-0616.






Saturday, July 23 --  REMEMBRANCE:  FORMER NYC COUNCILMEMBER JAMES E. "JED" DAVIS

New York City Councilmember and Brooklyn District Leader James 'Jed' Davis was shockingly assassinated incredibly within the New York City Council Chamber at City Hall!  This tragedy occurred on July 23, 2003.  Jed was outstanding, vital, outgoing and exciting representing District 35.  He was the  super proud honorary member of the STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans' Association.  Born in Brooklyn on September 3, 1962, Jed was only 41.  For more info on Jed, please visit:  Https://www.StonewallVets.org/JamesDavis.htm









Sunday, July 15 -- SPECIAL S.R.V.A. CONGRESSIONAL DUNCHEON with a... NYC CONGRESSMEMBER @ 3:15 p.m.








Monday, July 11th -- STONEWALL REBELLION VETERANS' ASSOCIATION: 53rd ANNIVERSARY!









JUNE 27th -- THE MOST IMPORTANT DATE in GAY+ HISTORY: JUNE 27th!

June 27th, 1969is the quintessential most imporatnt date in Gay+ history!  It is the real date of the first night of the five-night, historic Stonewall Rebellion in Greenwich Village, NYC!  On Friday, June 27th, was the internationally sad day of the funeral of entertainment legend and Gay icon Judy Garland.  It happened in Manhattan, NYC, 'home' of the Stonewall uprising that same night!  June 27th, 1969.








Monday, June 27 -- S.V.A. STONEWALL VETZ APPEAR on a NATIONAL TELEVISION NETWORK!






Sunday, June 26 -- STONEWALL REBELLION VETERAN BIRTHDAY: RUFUS 'SONNY' CARSON






Saturday, June 25th, 2022 -- The STONEWALL REBELLION VETERANS' ASSOCIATION PRESENTS:  "SRVA's 53rd ANNUAL CONFERENCE & STONEWALL VETERANS REUNION + EYEWITNESS TESTIMONIALS"



Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender ("G.L.B.T.") Pride was largely created by subsequent members of the STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans' Association ("S.V.A.") -- not by the new century revisionists!  The S.V.A. was formed, just two weeks after the uprising, on Friday, July 11th in Greenwich Village, New York City.  It was the first G.L.B.T. group to be formed after the rebellion.  The Stonewall survivors continue the S.V.A. organization 53 years later through today!  Incredible!  Confirmed Stonewall vets include, but are not limited to, Willson Henderson, Ramon Bellido, Bert Coffman, Leigh McManus and Nance Lomax.  For the anniversary "S.V.A. Conference, Reunion & Duncheon" today,
we have a special surprise keynoter!  U.S. congressmembers, NY state senators, assemblymembers, et al. are confirmed!  For the first time, ALL participants must R.S.V.P. via email at SVA@StonewallVets.org or telephone at (917) 286-0616 in order to have a reserved seat at the table(s).  The unique event has seating begin @ 3 p.m. with the happening from 3:15 p.m. to 6 p.m.  Please wear your 'Sunday best'!   




Saturday, June 18 -- ORIGINAL STONEWALL CLUB JUKEBOX SINGER'S BIRTHDAY:  PAUL McCARTNEY @ 80







Friday, June 10, 2022 -- JUDY GARLAND CENTENNIAL MEMORIAL BIRTHDAY

Miss Judy Garland
, starting in 1939 with her Academy Award-winning "The Wizzard of Oz", became an international entertainer, actress and singer -- and the quintessential Gay icon!  For Judy's songs in the ~original~ Stonewall Club jukebox, immediately after her demise on June 22 of 1969, see:
https://www.STONEWALLvets.org/songsofStonewall-5.htm
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For the episode about Judy Garland + The STONEWALL Club + the Stonewall
Rebellion, the "In The Life" show was nominated for their -only- Emmy
Award thanks to 'Saint Judy' and having two actual veterans of the 1969 G.L.B.T.
Stonewall Uprising from the STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans' Association!
https://www.Cinema.UCLA.edu/collections/inthelife/episodes/805
(For greater impact, click on your 'View' to enlarge the show screen.)




Saturday, June 4 -- STONEWALL VET and ORIGINAL MAGIC TOUCH CLUB (LI)_BIRTHDAY: MICHAEL I. SWERDLOW (of Long Island + FL)




June 2022 --  *  GAY  *  PRIDE  *  MONTH  *





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Saturday, May 28 -- S.R.V.A. MONTHLY MEETING & DUNCHEON on MEMORIAL  WEEKEND

The STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association ("S.V.A.") is holding its monthly meeting this Memorial Weekend today!  A member of the NYC's Mayoral Administration is the special guest.  Happening is hosted by the SVA's defatigueable director Willson Lee Henderson.  Reports on public official communications provided by the SVA's outgoing Vice-President Bert Coffman.  Highlights of the SVA's recent NYC Streetfair are given by S.V.A. bombastic boardmember Ramon Bellido.  The five-course duncheon shall be at Morandi Restaurant in Greenwich Village (of course) from 3:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.








Saturday, May 14 -- SRVA's 19th ANNUAL NEW YORK CITY STREETFAIR

The STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association's 19th annual streetfair happens on the sunny 14th of May in Manhattan.  Unique unto all NYC streetfairs, the non-profit S.V.A. has on display the famous 1969 blue classic convertible "Stonewall Car".   Location of the all-day streetfair is on Broadway -- where else for the legendary Stonewall vets -- south of Union Square from East 14th Street to East 9th Street.  Accessible subways at the corner include the #4, #5, #6, L, N, R and Q at their 14th Street stations.  The SVA's streetfair is exclusively produced by Mardi Gras Productions!





Saturday, May 7 -- CONCERT: FRANKIE VALLI & HIS JERSEY BOYS

The super legendary Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons ("FVFS") -- they even have a Tony-awward winning Broadway musical in their honor -- are performng at the grand Radio City Music Hall in the heart of Manhattan.  FVFS were one of the prime and consistent artists in the original STONEWALL Club jukebox!  Their dance music brought so much joy and fun to the Gay boys and girls and their friends, including the Mafia men owners!  As a fellow Italian, Frankie V., like Frank S., was a great favorite.  The S.R.V.A. has had our FVFS tickets longtime.  Showtime is @ 8 p.m. with a monumental overture of over twenty FVFS hit songs!





Tuesday, May 3 -- ORIGINAL STONEWALL JUKEBOX SONGSTER BIRTHDAY: FRANKIE VALLI

For more 411, their records discography and photos of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, visit: https://www.StonewallVets.org/songsofStonewall-4.htm
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Saturday, April 30 -- MONTHLY MEETING of the STONEWALL REBELLION VETERANS' ASSOCIATION

The STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans' Association is again, by majority vote of its active member Stonewall veterans, holding its monthly get2gether as a duncheon meeting!  That way, we can do three things simultaneously.  As usual, expect a surprise public official guest speaker!  (She has been confirmed!)  Event is happily hosted by the SVA's director Willson Henderson.  This month's duncheon is co-hosted by the SVA's assistant manager Dante K. Smith.  The SVA's vice-president Bert Coffman presents updates from and plans with various New York City elected officials.  S.R.V.A. boardmember Ramon Bellido reviews the SVA's plans-in-progress for its "53rd Annual Conference" (June 25).  The eatery venue is Morandi's Restaurant in the West Greenwich Village.  "Clang, clang, clang" go the glasses @ 3:15 p.m. ringing on and off until 6 p.m.   





Sunday, April 24 -- S.V.A. JUKEBOX SUPERSTAR BIRTHDAY: BARBRA STREISAND

Among Gay icon Barbra Streisand's songs in the ~original~ STONEWALL Club jukebox (1966 to 1969) were "Don't Rain On My Parade", "Where Am I Going", "My Man", "He Touched Me" and "Before The Parade Passes By" among many other great Gay favorite hits!  Ironically, after way over a half-century, the new "Funny Girl" opened on Broadway today -- intentionally as a tribute on Barbra's birthday!









Tuesday, April 5 -- BIRTHDAY CHEER: QUEEN ALLYSON ALLANTE, PRESIDENT of the IMPERIAL QUEENS & KINGS of GREATER NEW YORK

Unquestionably one of the living legends of the modern G.L.B.T. communities and beyond, Queen Allyson Allante is mostly known for starting the first transgender organization in New York City, the Imperial QUEENS of New York in 1968; speaking on behalf of transgender rights (way prior to it being semi-vogue) before the New York City Council as far back as a half-century; raising funds for and performing at GMHC's renowned "Dance-a-thons" on behalf of combatting the AIDS War; and leading Gay Pride parades in NYC and elsewhere with the famous blue 1969 classic convertible; and being the iconic public spokesperson for the legendary STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association!  Royal birthday greetings to Queen Allyson and long live the Queen!








Saturday, March 26, 2022 -- STONEWALL REBELLION VETERANS ASSOCIATION MONTHLY MEETING from 3:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

The STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association ("S.V.A.") meets 'the last Saturday of the month' -- unless it is a national American holiday, a holiday weekend or a spiked health pandemic!  
Iconic Stonewall veterans are always on hand to provide actual details of the ~original~ STONEWALL Bar & Dance Club!  With the SVA's persevering founder Willson Henderson presiding, an actual G.L.B.T. leader, the S.V.A. meetings are always on-time, informative and berry interesting.  Note: This month's special, post-pandemic, resumption get2gether is at Morandi Restaurant (we deserve it) on Seventh Avenue at cross streets Waverly Place and Charles Street (two blocks below West 14 Street) in Greenwich Village, NYC.  Event toasts @ 3:15 with final desserts ordered by 5:15 p.m.  Happy Spring!  







Saturday, March 26 -- ORIGINAL STONEWALL CLUB JUKEBOX SUPERSTAR BIRTHDAY: DIANA ROSS!






Monday, March 14 -- S.V.A. BOOKKEEPER BIRTHDAY: ANITRA CORNACHIOLIO





Sunday, March 6, 2022 -- SUPREME MARY WILSON'S MEMORIAL BIRTHDAY