New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has limited restaurants, bars and cafes to take-out and delivery service only. New York governor Andrew Cuomo announced that all non-essential businesses must close. Many events below have been cancelled or postponed. Later dates listed may take place. See their links for updates.
Ongoing film considers the tremendous complexity of animal sexual behavior - far more than a biological drive to reproduce. Animals engage in all conceivable sexual partnerships and sex acts, foreplay to post-coital cuddling: kissing, hugging, self and mutual stimulation, oral sex and every kind of penetrative intercourse imaginable, as multifarious and nuanced as in the human realm.
Ongoing at the Jerry Orbach Theater, 210 W 50th. Six guys take it all off for song-fest. Caution - and costumes - are thrown to the wind in this all-new musical revue featuring an original score and a handful of hunks displaying their special charms as they celebrate the splendors of male nudity in comedy, song and dance. Conceived/ directed by Robert Schrock. Previously at Theatre Row.
Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue (at 2nd St). Film sreenings: Essential Cinema; Premieres/Revivals; Retrospectives; Special Screenings; AFA Preservations; New Filmmakers; Festivals. See their website for program calendar.
Every Monday, 5pm-4am at Club Evolution, 76-19 Roosevelt Ave, Jackson Heights. Why Go South Of The Border? So Many Men…So Little Time…So Close To Home! Hot staff In plaid shirts, faded blue jeans + sombreros. After 1am the shirts come off! RIDEM COWBOY! Great Mexican Show by Laura Martinez + special guests! The Premiere Latin Night Club. $7 cover.
Every Monday 10pm-4am at Nowhere Bar, 322 E 14th St. DJ Ryko and NYC's hottest go go boys - DOZENS OF HOT DANCERS - bring you the original Mondaynight party in the East Village. Lap dance lounge. Darkrooms, frisky boys, and cheap drinks. $5 before 1am, $10 after.
Tuesdays 10pm-4am at Ritz Bar & Lounge, Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan - NYC'S Largest Gay College Dance Party - 21+ with HOT BODY/ UNDERWEAR CONTEST, and Pop Dance Music by Steve Sidewalk + Mikey Mó.
Wednesdays, 7pm-1am at Paddles NYC, 250 W 26th St. Upscale clientele, creative types and professional men with a sense of humor. The party for the sexy "guy next door" with a dirty mind. All-male party, Mindbending videos. Random performances. Alternative music. FREE STD testing + Health Services available to all. Also every Sundays in Astoria, Queens.
First Thursdays each month, doors 8:30pm, show 10pm at The Slipper Room. Sensual, hilarious, fun-filled night of theatrical/ burlesque/circus revelry with Joshua Dean, Ben Franklin, Mr. Gorgeous, Jason Mejias, Eve Starr, and a rotating cast of guest entertainers. Exciting aerial and ground acrobatics, performed with signature wink and a smile of “the Boys.”
Fridays, 10pm-4am at Stonewall, 53 Christopher St, West Village. New York's biggest Friday night Girl Dance Party. Drink specials, sexxxy go-go dancers, no cover, each week a different theme, with alternating DJs.
Monthly event/ ongoing social gathering for all LGBTQ geeks + allies. A place to make friends and discuss your favorite geek genres (comics, video games, anime, fantasy, horror, role-playing games, science fiction.) Each gathering centers around four-round Geek Trivia, covering all genres, with prize bag to the winning team -two trivia rounds +15-min mingling, then the final two rounds.
Every other month or so, 10:30pm-4am, at Monster Bar. Middle-Eastern party, Arabic music by DJ IZ, male belly dancer, sexy gogos, socializing, outdoor terrace; premier party/social event for gay Arab men and friends in the New York City area. Habibi
Ongoing through April 19, 2020. Late 20th-century LGBTQ+ cultural connections. Beyond Giard’s best-known project, Particular Voices: Portraits of Gay and Lesbian Writers, highlighting Giard’s expansiveness: nudes to still lives, landscapes, activist/ artist portraits. Also artwork + archival materials of people photographed; context for the images/ lives documented.
Ongoing through May 2020. For more than 40 years, JEB has brought visibility to the movement with her fierce yet tender images of activists. In this installation she chronicles critical years of our history as a colorful and diverse LGBTQ people.
February 28, 2020, 7pm. You’re born gay and the rest is self taught. Welcome to the research-based cabaret! Tonight’s lecture: 5 Lessons in Homosexuality. A smorgasbord of entertainments, a charcuterie board of queer theory. An anthropology, but made sexy.
February 28, 2020, 10pm-4am. Beat Master Vito Fun-Tumbarello. Handsy Hostess Vivica Galactica. Flirty Dancer: Juanito. Guest Porn Fluffers Ricky Roman + Scott Demarco. Fluffer auditions. Over $100 in Prizes. Jockstraps encouraged. Cheap Dranks, Hawt Music, EZ Men.
February 28 + March 27, 2020, 10pm-4am. Recharge your battery with cheap strong drinks! Shake! Stimulate! Dance to the Future! Beats by DJs TRX + LIL BUDDY. Time to short some circuits! #Electromagnetiqueer Love.
February 29, 2020, 7-10pm. Finest, fittest/ most ferocious performers in 3 acts - not for the faint of heart. Showcasing the best NYC talent at a fraction of the cost. Hosts: House of Yes co-founders Kae Burke + Anya Sapozhnikova. BATHTUB SEAT/ SPLASH ZONE - occasionally, it gets extra messy!
March 1, 2020, 3-11pm. Brazilian Carnival at House of Yes? Celebrating Clarice Lispector’s centennial in an 8h long party exploring the multitude of Brazilian carnival? As we say, CarnAval! DJs Greg Caz, Mickey Pérez, Deo Jorge, and Tahira (Brazil). LIVE: Pandeiro Ensemble, Mambembé, FogoAzul NYC, Marivaldo Dos Santos. Performances/art: Group.BR, NY Brazilian theater.
March 2 + April 6, 2020, 7:30pm. An uncompromising theatrical experience that includes aerial artists, wire walkers, sword swallowers, Kung Fu juggling, clown bands, trained rats, a Heavy Metal Magician, a cougar contortionist and a cowboy from the Bronx. Hosted by Bindlestiff Cirkus co-founder Keith Nelson. A $12 suggested donation (cash at the door) supports the artists.
March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2020. Every MON 9-11:30pm. Singers compete live head-to-head to win cash and debut their own show. Come share your voice and give your vote for the winner alongside an award winning panel of esteemed judges and celebrities! $5 before 8pm, $8 after. Cash only 2 drink minimum. Produced by Peter Dunn. Created by John Forslund. Next: April 6, 13, 20, 27 ....
March 3-24, 2020, TUE 6:30-9:30pm. Instructor: Paige Sweet. The text has become required reading for anyone interested in feminist theory, critical appraisals of gender, and the burgeoning field of queer theory. Central to Butler’s theory is the concept of performativity as a way to describe how we become gendered subjects, that is, how we come to enact gender in recognizable ways.
March 4, 2020, 10pm-4am. Feel the fantasy and sparkle as every kind of performer in the drag universe does whatever it takes to shock and amaze you. The performer with loudest audience reaction wins the title "Mx Hot Mess" and $100 cash money. Dance party magic in between the drag shows, and late into the night! Free All Night!
March 5, 12, 19, 26, 2020, 10pm-4am. Embrace your filth on our dance floor. Shake it off, sweat yourself clean, get dirty all over again. With DJ Dirtyfinger. Mar 5th - 90s Night. Mar 12th - Y2K. Mar 19th - Blacklight Night. Mar 26th - Born This Way: A night devoted to visionary icon Lady Gaga!
March 5, 2020, 10pm-12am, The Slipper Room. Brand new show, brand new man meat for you! 4 years of playful + saucy extravaganzas showcasing circus + burlesque arts. NEW SHOW EVERY MONTH. Diverse aerial and ground performances with a wink, a smile and lots of creativity. A slightly naughty evening out with some of the best/ brightest talents in NYC. Next: April 2; May 7; June 4; July 2.
March 6, 2020, 10pm-4am. Cheap drinks, warm bodies, dark room, friendly vibes. A singlet moment for those inclined - cover the bar in jockstraps and singlets. Host Patrick. Bartenders Jason and Joey. DJ Lorant.
March 7, 2020, 10pm-4am. No (such thing as) bad dancing. Our hedonistic musical playground - get off your phone/ in the groove, feel vibrations of sound/ light/ human connection. Embrace shapes of darkness, lost in pulsating rhythms from The Bunker New York. DJs Bryan Kasenic + Lauren Flax w/ Dark Divination, Aerial Artistry, Performance Dance Spells, Bodies, beauties, boldness...
March 12, 2020, 7:30-1:30pm, Le Reve, 125 E 54th St. Mingle + boogie at Midtown's Moroccan dance den. Sholay Events is a community sponsor of the annual dance mixer hosted by The Center for Women's Global Leadership. The party coincides with the UN Commission on the Status of Women + 25th anniversary of the Beijing Conference on Women. BollyWorld Dance beats: Ashu Rai.
March 13, 2020, 6:30-11pm, at SlateNY, 54 W 21st St. Monthly night of Games, Cocktails, Dining and Socializing. Hosted by: Guy Social + Girl Social/ Featuring: FOOSBALL / PING PONG / MARIO KART on NINTENDO SWITCH / SUPER SIZED JENGA / GIANT CONNECT FOUR / BOARD GAMES / CARD GAMES. Bring your own games - there's plenty of table space! $5 advance / $10 door.
March 13, 2020, 9pm-4am. America's only ALL NUDE ALL DUDE ALL LEWD beauty pageant is back! Watch as 10 guys battle it out naked to win $300 and the title of Mr Nude York! Contest starts at 11pm. DJ Marto/Dynell + rock bottom dancers all night on the bar. $15 in advance/ $20 door. email email@example.com to be a contestant.
March 13, 2020, 10pm-4am. Glitz to the nines, live your best glitter life. International disco divas GLITTERBOX are back! Big confetti moments, drag queens, go-go spectacles, and the best damn house music of your life. LOOKS: Glow. Shine. Sparkle. Glitz. Be bright, bold! Creative looks/ costumes required. MUSIC: Simon Dunmore, Luke Solomon and JKriv.
March 13, 2020, 11pm-4:30am. Continuing the New York gay underground nightlife tradition. Throbbing house/ techno/ dark disco beats fill the dark/ intimate space where a hardcore party crowd comes together. DJs Lisa Frank + Strike Stone. Hosts: TBA. Next date: Apr 3rd.
March 14, 2020, 10pm-4am. We are back! The the new Beat Masters are chosen, and your vibe awaits your contribution on the dance floor, at REBAR Chelsea. Antonio Cedeno Events challenges you to test....your......CALIBR. Featuring DJ Johnny I. Hosted by Androgyny + Antonio Cedeno. With Soaking wet Go Go Dancers. $10 COVER.
March 14, 2020 10pm-4am at Venus in Furs, 990 Broadway, Brooklyn. 3-Floor venue with a Huge dance floor, 2 bars, Pool Tables, Arcade Games, late night food, cheap drinks and more! New spring HOT spots to come. Vote for your faves to become our new queer bunny homes! Beats by DJ TBA. Performance TBA! Go-Go Magic by Hot Rabbit dancers! Mic Stylins by emcee ANDREW BARRET COX.
March 14, 21, 28 + April 4, 2020, 11am-1pm. Free. You’re welcome to bring your own, but materials will be provided along with copies of zines to be used in discussions. Organizer Robin Gow, an out and proud bisexual genderqueer man passionate about LGBTQIA+ issues, is the author of the chapbook HONEYSUCKLE, and an adjunct professor and MFA candidate at Adelphi University.
March 18 + April 7, 2020, 7:30pm at Dixon Place. Style Icon and Self Proclaimed Downtown Darling Dust Tea Shoulders hosts CAMPFIRE! Queer Storytime. He and his guests tell tales of hilarity, heartbreak, and hot times of heavy breathing - laugh, cry, and feel the feels. Free admission.
March 20, 21, 27, 28, 2020, 7:30pm. An anti-cabaret co-starring the Streets of New York and the Late 20th Century, the show features appearances by family, film, fame, immigration, joy, theater, shame, dance floors, open doors, papaya ice cream, and the Shah of Iran’s wife. This reluctant memoir is served on a bed of song and dirt, with a punk aperitif and Jimmy Carter for dessert.
March 20, 2020, 6:30-9:30pm. A delectable evening of variety with everything whimsical, surreal, and psychedelic you can handle, HOT and ready to dazzle. Leave all expectations at the door and come be titillated. Drawing from the finest burlesque, circus, cabaret, and queer scenes - a trip down a rabbit hole of scintillating surprises w/ host: Eric Schmalenberger! See cast:
March 20, 2020, 10pm-4am. Theme is SPORTS GEAR FETISH! Wear your best gear and get your picture taken for a free shot! Music by DJ Brian Gately (Easy/NYC). No Cover. House Music. Dark rooms/ fast friends.
March 21, 2020, 10pm. Experience the unexpected at RAM Gear Party at REBAR Chelsea again! Music by DJ James Andersen(NYC) A party full of testosterone with: Men in gear; Stud Dancers; Daddies; Bears; Bearded Boys; Pups; Leatherman; and Circuit Boys. Exclusive Ram Room For Men. Any type of gear encouraged! Coat check available! Next dates: Apr 18; May 30; Jun 13; and more at:
March 21, 2020, 10pm-6am. Strap on that harness and squeeze into your leather gear. DJs NINA FLOWERS + ŪGENE. Get down and dirty in our raw, underground Berlin-inspired multi-room playground w/ stone floors, high ceilings, outdoor space. The best/most international crowd in NEW YORK. Don’t hold back...just let go...let it ALL out...and take it ALL in! Next: Apr 18; May 16.
March 21, 2020, 11pm-4am. Join a sea of LGBTQ baddies at the new spot for queer babes and bois, at their chic Williamsburg home - dance, drink, and be entertained. Craft cocktails + bar bites served in two lounges; free tarot readings by moonlight; dance room party jamz; plus gogo & burlesque shows by Honey Burlesque! Drummer/DJ Bbari.
March 24, 2020, 7-11pm. A cross between cinema + smut. Pillows, cuddle puddles, blankets, popcorn. And porn. Lots of porn. Spaces to safely celebrate sexuality are dwindling, censorship at an all time high. Reality: Porn isn't evil. Talk about it, learn from it, incorporate it. Create a conversation around it to use as a platform to unpack cultural nuances and norms.
March 24, 2020, 7-11pm at Lot 15/ Kixby Hotel, 45 W 35th St. Where your runway is as important as your lip-sync! Hosts: Kantankerous Couture + Heidi N. Dix + guests/ $10 admission w/ cocktail specials + delicious food. Ten amateur queens will entertain as they compete to snatch the $100 Cash Prize! Boylesque Preformance: Twinky Boots.
April 11-12, 2020, 1-7pm. Event creators, Bubba of WabiSabiZinez and Pat Reilly of Comics by Patrick, fill a comic books gap in the queer arts community. At first focused solely on comics and graphic novels, they have expanded the scope to photo essays, illustration, illustrated poetry, children’s books, and coloring books; a conversation or narrative between words and images.
April 15-26, 2020, 12-day annual screenings at several venues. New films from around the world + Virtual Reality exhibits. 17 years supporting emerging and established voices, discovering award-winning filmmakers, curating innovative and interactive experiences, and introducing new ideas and technology through panels, premieres, exhibitions, and live performances.
April 24, 2020, 10pm-4am. DJs JOEY QUINONES + JAMES CERNE play an eclectic mix of house/ disco/techno electronic dance beats. Hosts: Ollywood, South East, Hey Rooney, Airik Prince, Jon Ali, Dr Demetre, Berlin, Baby Love, Serena Tea, Sharok, Greggory Marcus, Beefydork, Jmv, Gogopup, Trevor Northam. All inclusive. All about fagging out. Leave your masc/mask behind; dance those issues away.
April 25, 2020, 10pm-6am at Kings Hall/ Avant Gardner, 111 Gardner Ave, Brooklyn. Gay dance party - boys + beats featuring rotating circuit celebrities and NYC's hottest DJs. Music by DJ TBA. Tickets available on-line or at Nasty Pig, 259 West 19th St.
April 23, 2020, 7pm-12am. Unique, immersive poetry event takes poetry from classrooms and lecture halls to lush interiors of a bordello. Madame presents a cast of poets, each a carefully crafted character, who imparts their work in public readings/ spontaneous poetic eruptions. For a small fee all poets are available for sequestered readings on beds and chaise lounges in private rooms.
May 14-17, 2020. Four days of events: BAR CRAWLS/ DANCE PARTIES/ BEARS AHOY! SUNSET BOOZE CRUISE/ BEER BUSTS and PERFORMANCES… Past year venues included: Julius, Bedlam, Rockbar, GYM Sports Bar, Pier 81, and NYC STREET FAIR on Little West 12th St. See updates:
May 30, 2020, 10pm-6am. A completely new experience with awesome production, costumes design, special effects and more. The era of a new generation has just begun! Music by: THOMAS SOLVERT (Spain) + BINHO UCKERMANN (Brazi).
June 21, 2020. More than 150 of New York City’s most talented dancers will unite for an extravaganza of sensational striptease at the 30th anniversary edition spectacular romp. This year’s special guests and theme will be announced in the spring. Produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. See 2020 updates:
June 19-21, 2020. SAT, 5-10pm S.L.U.T. Tea at Eagle NYC. SUN 11am-6pm, annual NYC Leather & Fetish Street Festival XXIII at W 27th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues - with vendors, performers and entertainment.
Late June, 2020 (TBC), at Peter Jay Sharp Building, BAM. 12-day festival of the most dynamic and entertaining new films from cinema's brightest up-and-coming talents, plus special repertory screenings, live music, outdoor screenings, filmmaker Q&As, and more. A collection of the most innovative new work from festivals in the US and around the world for New York City audiences.
June 26, 2020. In 2019 HustlaBall came home to where it all started .. New York City! DJs to include Mnemonic, PAGANO (UK) and Chris BEKKER (BER) w/ Electro/ House/ Deep House. International Porn Star Dancers + Live Shows. The Largest Queer Dance Club in Brooklyn w/ the Largest-Ever Production by Creative Vision of Guy J Smith + FreeRadicalsDesign. For more see:
Early July, 2020 (TBC), at The Wild Project Theatre, 195 E 3rd St. Two weeks, works of theater, dance, film, music and visual art, a celebration of LGBTQ arts & culture in festival of 18 years running. See the most recent schedule and future event details at their website:
July, 2020, Dixon Place. “BEST LGBTQ Theater Festival in New York!” - Village Voice, HOT! 29th annual celebration of Queer Culture! the oldest annual festival of its kind in the world with a fresh month-long line-up of innovative works in theater, music, dance, puppetry, performance art + homoeroticism featuring 100+ queer artists, 6 nights a week every summer.
Mid-August, 2020. 6-day Inclusive Queer identity films entertain, explore and promote queer-themed issues. Featuring LGBTQ artists/ work inspired by expanded innovative, audacious downtown Queer avant garde. Feature-length films, shorts, webisodes, music videos, and unique Future Cult Classics. Past year Program.
Early September, 2020, 1pm-2am (past two years) at Knockdown Center, Brooklyn. Earth's favorite queer festival w/ 23 hours of non-stop drag performances, live music + DJs from the legendary children of New York and the world! Two stages of drag/ DJs/ live music. 150+ performers. BushSwag vendors. Food vendors. Six bars. Free shuttle bus from the Jefferson L station.
September 26, 2020, SAT 10:30pm - SUN 1pm at New York Expo Center, 1108 Oak Point Ave, Bronx. This 18-hour circuit party dance ritual and fetish fantasia will indulge all your senses and tap into unexplored carnal cravings. Featuring Strange Live Acts. Dress: Heavy. Music: TBA - see FB and:
October, 2020 (TBC). Largest annual multi-arts festival in North America; music, comedy, drama, dance, vaudeville + more, from around the world. Past year a month of over 1100 performances, 200 shows/ 30 days. Sixteen venues have included: The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal St; stages at the Clemente, 107 Suffolk St. Also FringeBYOV in outer boroughs. See:
Early October, 2020 (TBC). Feature Films, Narratives, Shorts, Panels, Events/ Parties. One of Brooklyn’s most influential cinematic events contributes to the borough’s artistic, cultural, and economic growth, attracting national/ international film/ entertainment industry leaders; showcases films by best/ most diverse emerging independent filmmakers in Brooklyn/ worldwide.
Late October, 2020, week at Cinépolis Chelsea and other venues. Among world's most important annual LGBT film fests. Narrative features, documentaries, shorts, special events. For 7 full days, over 70 of the the best LGBT films from the USA and abroad, as well as parties and events that bring filmmakers and film lovers together for their most celebrated event of the year.
October 31, 2020, 7-10:30pm, Avenue of the Americas/ 6th Ave, Spring to 16th. Annual Halloween Parade: 30,000 participants, puppets, bands, dancers, performance artists, outrageous outfits/ headgear, wigs/ wings, 2 million spectators. "…the nation’s most wildly creative public participatory event..." Undercover scouts look for best costumes. LGBT antics all over.