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Join Poster House on the First Friday of every month for free admission and extended hours! Explore the museum’s latest exhibitions and get in on the fun by attending a tour, workshop, performance, or activity throughout the day. Every First Friday is different, offering unique opportunities to engage with rotating exhibitions and the permanent collection. This July, celebrate Disability Pride Month at Poster House with any of our disability centered offerings! 

General accessibility notes: A social narrative is available for this event. Navigational guides and clear masks are provided upon request. Masks are encouraged at this event. Please see the listings below for specific accessibility offerings for each event. Contact access@posterhouse.org or 914.295.2387 if you have further access needs. To learn more about the museum’s accessibility offerings, please go to posterhouse.org/accessibility.

1pm Disability Pride Panel
What is disability pride, and what role does it play in accessibility work? Join Poster House Accessibility Coordinator Sarit Cahana in conversation with Kirsten Sweeney, Accessibility & Inclusion Manager at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum and Kemi Sijuwade-Ukadike, Head of Artist Initiatives and Inclusion at Eyebeam for an engaging conversation on the important relationship between disability pride and disability justice. Questions strongly encouraged!

Accessibility: An ASL interpreter, a CART (live captioning), fidget tools, and assistive listening devices will be provided.

2pm Woodblock-Inspired Printing Workshop
Inspired by the ukiyo-e tradition featured in the acclaimed exhibition Made in Japan: 20th-Century Poster Art, join artist and educator Sato Yamamoto for a hands-on linocut printing workshop. Learn the basics of this modern printing technique while creating your own print.

Accessibility: An ASL interpreter, assistive listening devices, and earplugs will be provided.

4pm Crip Camp Screening
Crip Camp is a documentary that tells the story of Camp Jened, a summer camp for people with disabilities, and the role the camp played in spurring the 1990 passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Learn more about this important piece of American and disabled history, including the little-known role the Black Panther Party played in supporting disability advocates.

Accessibility: Assistive listening devices and fidget tools will be provided. Audio description and captions will be turned on for the film.

5pm D/deaf & Hard-of-hearing Mixer
Poster House is pleased to welcome New York City Black Deaf Advocates for a D/deaf and hard-of-hearing mixer. Join us at Café des Affiches to mix and mingle in a Deaf/hard-of-hearing affirming environment. Attendees receive 10% off in the café during the mixer.

Accessibility: ASL interpreters and a tactile ASL interpreter will be provided.

7pm Carrie Hawks Comedy Set
Filmmaker, artist, and comedian, Carrie Hawks will stop by Poster House for a hilariously off-beat comedy set. Hawks will recount the relief of their autism diagnosis, delve into the mysteries of bathroom lines, tell tales about eating compliment sandwiches, and probably say a thing or two about snails.

Accessibility: An ASL interpreter, a CART (live captioning), assistive listening devices, and seating will be provided.

7:15pm Stella Rise Performance
Poster House is pleased to welcome Stella Rise, New York City’s premiere disabled drag queen, to the museum for a special performance! Bring your dollar bills and your enthusiasm for this one-of-a-kind drag performance.

Accessibility: An ASL interpreter, a CART (live captioning), assistive listening devices, earplugs, and seating will be provided.