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Ongoing film screening series
Anthology Film Archives

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.
The Museum of Sex
Sex Lives of Animals

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.
The hit musical in its 20th year, will transfer to off-Broadway's Theater Center
Naked Boys Singing!

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.
La mejor noche Mexicana Gay en NYC!
Lunes Picantes

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.
Macho Monday

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.
Hot Body Contest by Honey Davenport
Gay College Tuesdays

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.
You are a Handsome Man! An All Male Erotic Underwear Party
Handsome NYC

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.
A playful and saucy extravaganza
Boys' Night | An All-Male Cirquelesque Revue!

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.”
At Stonewall - Where Pride Began

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.
LLC’s Drama Geeks present
GGNY: Geek Trivia

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.
A Gay Middle Eastern Party
Habibi NYC

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
At the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III Gallery
Walt Whitman: America's Poet

Ongoing through August 30, 2019. Two hundred years after his birth, Whitman remains one of America's most influential writers. His life's work, Leaves of Grass, is a perennial best-seller. Examining individuals, beliefs and experiences that shaped the work of this cultural icon, his name a byword for notions of inclusivity, equality, sensuality, and the value of the individual.
JEB’s (Joan E. Biren) extensive photographic documentation of the LGBTQ movement
Being Seen Makes a Movement Possible

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.
Hosted by House of YES and JADALAREIGN
Soca Fete: Caribbean Day Party

September 1, 2019, 3-9:30pm. Dance to the beat of island heat! Splash in sounds of Soca, Dancehall, and Afrobeat jams. Feel the freedom, find your vibe, live your tropical beach life and dance into the dawn of J’ouvert. Music: JADALAREIGN + guests. LOOKS: Tropical Wild styles, Beach babe, Paradise Prints, colors, vibrance!
The London DJ collective w/ Horse Meat Disco New York (Strut)
Horse Meat Disco

September 1, 2019, 10pm. Inspired by diverse, counter-cultural club/DJ history/ sprawling musical collections, impossible to place popper-scented air of sheer authenticity, rooted in hedonism, rhythm, freedom, emotion. HOSTS: Terence Edgerson, Paloma Perez, Levi Jackman Foster, Ryan McNally, and Matt Ford.
Labor day Hookah party - Hosted by Habibi
Habibi - Shisha

September 1, 2019, 11pm-4am at Taj Restaurant & Lounge, 48 W 21st St. Global/ Middle East party mix Labor Day Celebration with new Egyptian dancer from Hunk O Mania, Andrew Alexander. Belly dancer: Arabella. DJIZ music and Big Screen visuals. Habibi NYC.
The return of our infamous Labor Day throwdown! WERK hard, play harder...
WERK: Labor Day Party

September 2, 2019, 4pm-12am. Take the day off and savor your labors, baby. Get back to the grind, get the job done, get to WERK. Get to Werk on our indoor/outdoor dancefloor and tribute the final hours of the summer holiday season. Its Free!
Celebrating 14 seasons, the Upper West Side's biggest & best competition
So You Think You Can Belt

September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2019. Every Monday 8-11pm. 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: Oct 7th.
NewFest at The Center Presents
5B, by Dan Krauss & Paul Haggis

September 4, 2019, 7pm. Inspirational true story of everyday heroes, nurses and caregivers who took extraordinary action to comfort, protect and care for patients of the first US AIDS ward unit. A stirring documentary, told through first-person testimony of nurses and caregivers who built Ward 5B in 1983 at San Francisco General Hospital, their patients, loved ones, and staff.
A playful and saucy extravaganza
Boys' Night: An All-Male Cirquelesque Revue!

September 5, 2019, 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: Oct 3rd; Nov 7th.
Flaunt, flirt, be fierce, be fabulous, be yourself. Artgasm. Dancegasm. Dragasm.
Dirty Thursday: DRAGASM

September 5, 2019, 10pm-4am. Embrace creativity. Indulge curiosity. Deep dive into the gender blender. Embrace your filth on the dance floor. Shake it off, sweat yourself clean, get dirty all over again. Flirt till it hurts. Drink water. Drink everything. Get off the phone, into the groove. Drag by: God Complex, Zalika Parsons, Pixel Witch, Theydy Bedbug, Nyx Nocturne, and Esther.
Hosted by Friends Tavern
Alternative Thursdays

September 5, 12, 19, 26, 2019, 10pm-4am. Every Thursday, until Dec 27th. EXOTIC DANCERS - Richard Visual Mix. Bartenders Ruben Cabrera & Miguel Martinez. As the oldest gay bar in Queens, it offers an alternative to Manhattan's snobbiness. The diverse neighborhood crowd is friendly and flirty - The Village.
Since Ancient Rome & Greece men have met for sex in bath establishments
Ralf: The Bath House

September 6-8, 2019, 6pm. A soft-focused, dream-like excursion into American 21st century bathhouses from evocative photographs/ images by artist Ralf with a concealed digital camera (precautions taken to preserve anonymity). The rich, black-and-white prints capture moments of fear, loneliness, awkwardness, tenderness, and erotic anticipation.
Hosted by Ty Sunderland
Devil's Playground: Back To School

September 6, 2019, 10pm-4am. Three Floors of Live Shows, Drag Shows, DJ Ty Sunderland. Hosts: Linux, Terence Edgerson, Austin James, Eliel Cruz, Leo Chang, CT Hedden. Drag Shows by Ruby Fox + Charlene.
LGBTQ Events for the whole community
Hot Rabbit LGBTQ Dance Party

September 6, 2019, 11pm-4am. Hot Rabbit Queer Dance Party Bi-monthly Fridays at DROM. Beats by DJ JCLEF. Performance by DRAGULA'S DOLLYA BLACK. Go-Go Magic by STUART B + MOLLY ELECTRO. MC ANDREW BARRET COX. Late night food menue. Next: Sep 14th, Bad Habit at Lot 45 Bushwick w/ DJs M.O. + TRX. Performance by DRAGULA’S DOLLYA BLACK, and Vogue-Go Magic by the HOUSE OF OLYMPUS.
Join the Bushwig family for a FESTIVAL OF DRAG, MUSIC & LOVE

September 7-8, 2019, 1pm-2am at Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave, 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.
Occupy The Disco: 3 queens in NYC who love disco, techno & everything in between
Paradisco Boat Party 2019

September 7, 2019, 5-9pm, Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, Pier 83. Celebrating the close of an incredible summer by resurrecting Paradisco and bringing her to the high seas (err, the Hudson river!) Come set sail for a sunset moment on the first Occupy The Disco boat party. Also Sep 8: Gayflower: Gaga
BRÜT on new adventures: the next one ON THE WATER!
BRÜT NYC Nightfall Cruise

September 7, 2019, 7pm-12am from Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise Pier 83 W 42 St. Taking the BRÜT boys on a boat with backdrop New York City skyline and Lady Liberty herself! The newest member of the BRÜT family, Abel Aguilera will be headlining the cruise, for a WET journey full of TECH-HOUSE beats circling around our home, Manhattan isle!
A party of Latinx club reggaeton music
Rosa Perreo

September 8, 2019, 3-9pm. Music: Muxxxe, D'marquesina, MODABOT, Flor2k + special guests. The new generation of reggaeton, all-inclusive, flipping the script on the old reggaeton conventions; you will find yourself dancing all night with this explosive resurgence of neoperreo.
Hosted by Alegria Events and Ric Sena Presents
WOW - The Alegria Outdoor Spectacular

September 8, 2019, 4pm-1am at The Brooklyn Mirage, 140 Stewart Ave. WOW - The Alegria Outdoor Spectacular! Music by DJs ALAIN JACKINSKY + ANA FLOR (Brazil). Lighting Design by Stephen Wyker. Production Design by Ric Sena.
Open Stage Variety Show

September 9 + 30, 2019, 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.
A very important date for our city...
Daybreaker NYC // We <3 NY

September 11, 2019, 6-9am, The William Vale, 111 North 12th St, Brooklyn. A morning of catharsis and dance therapy, sending waves of gratitude to the Five Boroughs, joining the rest of NYC for two shared moments of silence during the closing ceremony. Featuring Vikas Sapra + MC Elliot LaRue. With Yoga led by Ally Bogard, Dance/ Meditation/ performances, Kombucha, b'fast bites.
Variety show of Skill, Hilarity, Brilliance - dedicated to the raw & raunchy
Dirty Circus: Variety Show - Aerial. Circus. Absurdity.

September 11, 2019, 7-10pm. Finest, fittest/ most ferocious performers in 3 acts - not for the faint of heart. Showcasing best NYC talent at a fraction of the cost. Hosts: House of Yes co-founders Kae Burke + Anya Sapozhnikova, w/ Defacto Obsolete, Jeff Stilt, Aryn Shelander, Brenna Bradbury, Hannah Risner and Sir Juggletits. BATHTUB SEAT/ SPLASH ZONE - occasionally, it gets extra messy!
A one-man show of sculpture, painting, and mixed media
Linus Coraggio Ramifications

September 12 - October 10, 2019. Street artist, New York City native, Coraggio is known for his abstract metal sculpture. A proponent of recycling, he uses materials to be found in vacant lots or building sites - richly graphic, welded street constructions providing 3-D counterpoints to graffiti street art by contemporaries Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat; and NY subway graffiti.
Nostalgia overload. Delicious Kitsch. Throwback mashups! w/ DJ Dirtyfinger

September 12, 2019, 10pm-4am. Best of the 90s all mixed up, themed to throwback perfection; old school hits, regrettable fashion choices, fads that have come and gone/ come back even harder. Embrace your filth on our dance floor. Shake it off, sweat yourself clean, get dirty again. Flirt till it hurts. Drink water. Drink everything. Off the phone/ into the groove. Sep 19 - Bootylicious.
Eric Schmalenberger is proud to bring you
Blunderland Variety Show

September 13, 2019, 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:
Writer/performer Dante Fuoco embodies a younger version of himself
no! i be seal - by Dante Fuoco

September 13, 2019, 7:30pm. A baby queer at the dawn of puberty, a fabulous and cloying, lonely-hearted mess. Family video underpins - and overwhelms - his quest for diva stardom in a reality that is quickly fraying. A 911 call, Y2K-era anthems, “baseball trauma,” and exultant jazz hands are but a few steps on this (s)hero’s journey.
Calibr Dance & Night Club + MALE ROOM + SLAYD + SLAY
Calibr MX Ft. Frank Lamboy & DJ Ricardo

September 14, 2019, 10pm-4am. DJs RICARDO + FRANK LAMBOY. Twink-Bear-Thot-Top-Freak-Zaddy-Pup-Geek-Bottom-Trans-Drag-Jock-Daddy-Muscle-Gay-Lesbian-Bisexual-Queer-Intersex-Asexual-Nonbinary-Pansexual. Hosted by Petty Cake + Antonio Cedeno w/ Sexy GO GO Voguers. Celebrate Madonna's Birthday & Madame X Theater Tour.
Back from the summer break. Who’s ready to go HARDER?

September 13, 2019, 11pm-5am. Brooklyn industrial nightclub w/ two dance floors, state-of-the-art sound, and amazing wall-to-wall projections. Get down and dirty with DJs SPRKLBB + Keenan Orr (DC) providing sexy beats all night. Dress less to impress! Dance party features top underground DJs from NYC, SF and Chicago + best cutting edge music from Berlin + Detroit.
Hosted by C'mon Everybody
Balls Deep Disco

September 13, 2019, 11pm-4am at C'mon Everybody, 325 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn. Classic + new disco/ disco house with DJs The Robotic Kid + Kris Steeves. United by the power of music & art: the friendly neighborhood bar, lounge, gallery, and live arts space in Bed-Stuy.
The final boat celebration of the year...
ZERO Presents: The Golden Boat

September 14, 2019, 5-11:30pm. The final sail around Manhattan. Shimmering in gold. Gather again as friends, in shimmering smiles, and bid adieu to another summer's season on this final boat celebration of the year... YOU MUST WEAR GOLD!
LGBTQ Fashion Week Closing Party
Billboard Pride x Hot Rabbit x DapperQ

September 14, 2019, 10pm-4am. Join these leaders in queer music, queer nightlife, and queer fashion for a NYFW celebration to remember! Featuring: DJs M.O. + TRX; Special performance sponsored by BILLBOARD PRIDE TBA. Performance by Brooklyn's legendary ZENOBIA. Vogue all night by MONSTER LABEIJA + ALORA of the HOUSE OF OLYMPUS. FREE BEAUTY BAR.
Celebrate our wild natures as our ancients and ancestors have
Full Moon Party

September 14, 2019, 10pm-4am. Under full moon radiance, in the warmth of the night, release what you don’t need, embrace cycles of time and cleanse yourself in dancefloor movement. Rise to celestial vibe connections and the glow of your soul. Light candles, burn fires; the night is ours. Adorn yourself for pleasures of vanity. Music: Aroop Roy, LADYMONIX, Tony y Not. Onyx Room.
Hosted by DJ ALEC BRIAN and Ritz Bar And Lounge, New York

September 14, 2019, 11pm-4am. A night full of epic circuit beats. DJ Vescovo kicks off the night, followed by monthly resident DJ Alec Brianfor a night of pure EUPHORIA. Hosted by the iconic Zeta Jones.
Hosted by Demus Whisper
Brooklyn Re-Entry: Back To Your Senses

September 15, 2019, 3pm-10am. Day into Night Event. Indoor + Outdoor Sound provided by The Magic Group NY + a wide array of vendors and a relentless lineup of heavy hitting DJs to include: Demus Whisper, Music Dollparts, Sanam Erfani, Beat Kitty, Deon Haleem Phillipps, IFE, Haleh, DJGiacomo, Kris Lee, Bobby Tolliver, Michael Trotter, Derek Sampson, Luca Graziani, and Sundance Kid.
Guy Social invites you to the September edition
Guy Bowl: Monthly Bowl n' Chill - by Guy Social

September 17, 2019, 7-10pm. Night of bowling, drinking, dining, socializing for Gay Guys! UNLIMITED BOWLING, FREE SHOE RENTAL, $5 DRINK SPECIAL, FULL BAR, FULL DINING MENU. GUY SOCIAL unique interactive activities + social mixers all over NYC. Next dates: Oct 15th; Nov 12th. See all events.
Hosted by BBQFilms
Green Screen: Reefer Madness The Movie Musical

September 20, 2019, 6:30-10pm. An immersive Movie Musical screening of Reefer Madness: The 2005 film w/ live performances by Broadway stars and the original cast - singing, dancing, drinking and more! Jimmy Harper can’t resist the Reefer Den in this satirical stoner singalong. The perfect hybrid of immersive movie magic and theatrical performance created by your buds at BBQFilms.
DJ George Faya and yoga instructor lead you through
DeepBeats: Deep House Yoga

September 21 + 30, 2019, noon-1pm. Union! Not just of the spiritual and physical, but a fusion of ancient yoga discipline with sounds of today’s underground dance music. An hour of DeepBeats’ Vinyasa Flow accompanied by your personal soundtrack of atmospheric deep house grooves. DJ George Faya. Free refreshments courtesy of RXBAR + Temple Beverages. Bring your own mat. 18+
Unleash your deepest, dirtiest desires - Hosted by MEAT - NYC Underground Party
M.E.A.T. New York Special Event

September 21, 2019, 10pm-6am. Strap on the harness, squeeze into the gear w/ DJs PAULO + ŪGENE (NY). Get down, dirty, and ready to SWEAT in the raw, underground Berlin-inspired space (stone floors, high ceilings, outdoors). Best/ most international NYC crowd. Boundaries pushed/ limits tested. Don’t hold back... let go...let it ALL out... take it ALL in! Next date: Oct 19.
Hosted by Hebro
High Homodays 2019

September 21, 2019, 10pm-4am at Chelsea Music Hall, 407 West 15th St. Party with the gayest stars of David as Hebro brings back its annual High Holiday party celebrating the New Jew Year of 5,000-something. DJ Nandi.
Long live the season of hot nights, splashing in the sun, glowing skin & flowers
Endless Summer: Osunlade + Marques Wyatt

September 21, 2019, 10pm-4am. The hottest beach party of late September/ immersive island adventure/ vacation experience of luscious luxury. Get hot and wet, sweat - your own Endless Summer all night long - w/ stunning soulful house duo Osunlade + Marques Wyatt. LOOKS: Summer Whites and Floral Print! Beach Babes and Island Styles, muscle monsters, bikini drag, sugar mamas, lifeguards...
New LGBTQ WOMXN Party Collaboration by Honey Burlesque & Hot Rabbit LGBTQ Events

September 21, 2019, 11pm-4am. A sea of LGBTQ baddies at the new spot for queer babes + bois - a chic Williamsburg home to dance, drink, and be entertained. Craft cocktails + bar bites in two lounges, free tarot readings by moonlight, dance room w/ DJ Bbari party jamz + the best gogo/ burlesque shows by Honey Burlesque!
Free Al Day, All Ages Welcome!
YES Block Party

September 22, 2019, 12-6pm. Outdoor-indoor Art Party celebrates creation in all forms outside/inside House of Yes: installations, performances, experiences and live art. Soul Summit Music (DJs Tabu, Sadiq, Jeff Mendoza) playing daytime disco, house, soul - feel good real good vibes. Live Painting, Artisan market, Dance party, Glitter Beauty Bar/ Face Painting, Circus shows/ spectacles!
Curated & Hosted by Dust Tea Shoulders
CAMPFIRE! Queer Storytime

September 24, 2019, 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. Free admission.
Director Arturo Ripstein (mentored by Luis Buñuel), 1978, Mexico
The Place Without Limits - aka Hell Without Limits

September 24, 2019, 7:30pm. Sexuality and real-estate come to a head over a small-town Mexican brothel. The lost queer melodrama revels in intertwined passions, lusts, and misplaced hopes of gender-fluid owner Manuel/a and his daughter, both hot for volatile drifter Pancho. Outlandish tawdriness infused with humor and pathos. Ahead of its time with homosexual/ violent prejudice scenes.
Variety show dedicated to the raw & raunchy - House of YES - Anya's Birthday
Dirty Circus: Variety Show - Aerial. Circus. Absurdity.

September 25, 2019, 7-10pm. Skill. Hilarity. Brilliance. Finest, fittest/ most ferocious performers, hosted by Kae Burke in 3 acts, not for the faint of heart. Showcasing the best NYC talent at a fraction of the cost. House of Yes co-founder Anya Sapozhnikova curated special edition clusterfck night of WTFness, tequila, life-sized pizza and variety acts. BATHTUB SPECIAL/ SPLASH ZONE.
Free for you, Funk for all. Hosted by House of YES
Funk You

September 25, 2019, 10pm-4am. Tonight we give our love to that sweet sweet FUNK. We’ve got the grooves for your moves, the rhythm for your system and the beats to give you heat for a hot Wednesday night. Get loose, give it up and give a FUNK. We just want to Funk You in all the right places. Funky fresh tunes by DJ Bruce. New Friends + Good Feelings.
A gay man from Nigeria and his relationship with his grandmother
Edojah: Risking It All for Freedom

September 26, 2019, 7pm. A play about Edafe and his grandmother. “There are several things that go unspoken between us, but in the silences, I feel that she gets me and believes in my ability. But if I flee Nigeria what will be the price I pay to save myself?” An African man’s journey to seek asylum in the United States.
Get your glow on and brighten up your night with beams of beauty
Dirty Thursday: Blacklight Night

September 26, 2019, 10pm-4am. Frantic dancing, Psychedelic rays of Ultra Violet excellence. Shine harder! Embrace your filth on our dance floor. Shake it off, sweat yourself clean, get dirty all over again. Flirt till it hurts. Drink water. Drink everything. Get off your phone. Get into the groove. Free drinks to people w/ costumes/looks or crazy/amazing dance energy that make us laugh.
The history of queer sex work culture, and it’s intimate ties to art & activism
ON OUR BACKS: The Revolutionary Art of Queer Sex Work

September 28, 2019 - January 19, 2020. Sex work: broadly defined as exchanging sex/ erotic services for gain; connotes personal agency and politicized action. More than a portrait of life at the margins, a demonstration of queer/ transgender community building, creative organizing, self-empowerment, identity/desire affirmation/ healing, using pornography as a deft tool for liberation.
Opening Night | DJs Danny Verde & Mdmatias
Rhythm Nation

September 28, 2019, 11pm-5am, at Bogart House, 230 Bogarts St, Brooklyn. NEW multi-level venue, massive dancefloor, thunderous Funktion-One sound, immersive lights/ lasers. Party til sunrise on 360° open-air rooftop with lighting/sound/5-borough-views. DJs Danny Verde (Italy) w/ uplifting progressive high-energy tech house + MDMATIAS (Chile) pumping out original remixes.
NY International Fringe Festival
Fringe NYC

October 1-31, 2019. 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/ 16 days. Sixteen venues have included: The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal St; stages at the Clemente, 107 Suffolk St. Also FringeBYOV in outer boroughs. See:
Sophisticated version of sleepover when one of your friends searches for porn
Pass The Porn: A Cinematic Social Experience - Guilt-Free, Indie Smut

October 1, 2019, 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 is 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.
A decade of presenting independent films in Bushwick!
Bushwick Film Festival

October 2-6, 2019. 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; showcasing films by the best/ most diverse emerging independent filmmakers in Brooklyn + worldwide.
New York’s largest drag competition does PRIDE the only way we know how ...
Hot Mess: Drag Competition

October 9, 2019, 10pm-4am. Free night of drag queens, kings, queerdos and weirdos for EVERYONE! Drag Kings, Drag Queens, Gender Jesters, and more, take their art to new heights to win your adoration. Host Madame Vivien V! Music by Dropkat! Glitter Makeovers by Mae Ahern! Dance party magic between acts and late into the night. All drag is art and all art is beautiful.
An evening reception and after hours visit of the galleries
Education Open House: Back to School with The Leslie-Lohman Museum

October 15, 2019, 5pm. Private tour by education team of PACO CAO: Attribution, learn of upcoming exhibitions. UNCANNY EFFECTS: Robert Giard’s Currents of Connection and Other Points of View. Conversations/ gallery activities around works of art reflecting LGBTQ history/ identity/ activism; museum as safe space and resource. Network w/ colleagues, expand your community. Sign up:
With Outfest Los Angeles and the Film Society of Lincoln Center
Newfest 2019 | New York LGBT Film Festival

October 23-29, 2019, 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.
All aboard the stunning 5-level, indoor HEATED, haunted Ghostship...
Ghostship Halloween - NYC Main Event

October 25, 2019, 9:30pm-3:30pm.Pier 40 NYC/ Hornblower Landing, 353 West St. Dance under the stars w/ DJ Phil Romano (Barcelona) pumping the massive light/ sound system. Explore deep desires in the haunted darkroom. 1:30am 45-minute sail along the NYC skyline/ close to the Statue of Liberty/ LAB AfterParty until 7am at Chelsea Music Hall w/ DJ Dani Brasil + Halloween Costume Contest!
The 46th annual costumed canter in the West Village
Village Halloween Parade

October 31, 2019, 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.
Curated by Ariel Goldberg and Noam Parness
UNCANNY EFFECTS: Robert Giard’s Currents of Connection

January 22 - 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.
Catch a glimpse into the future of the rapidly changing world of storytelling
Tribeca Film Festival

April - May, 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.
The 12th Annual
Urban Bear NYC Weekend Street Fair

Mid-May, 2020. Four days of events. Past year included: THU OPENING NIGHT PARTY at Julius. FRI CHUNK at Bedlam + Underbear at Rockbar. SAT BEAR INVASION: THE VESSEL + GRIZZLY GUZZLER at GYM Sports Bar + BEARS AHOY! party cruise from Pier 81 + HOMEPORT at GYM Sports Bar; SUN Urban Bear NYC STREET FAIR on Little West 12th St + MEGA BEER BLAST Closing Party at Rockbar. See updates:
Hosted by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
Broadway Bares

Mid-June, 2020. Past year featured a two-day spectacular romp around the world with 192 of NYC’s sexiest dancers and two wild and worldly standing-room-only audiences led to a sensational evening of record-breaking modern-day burlesque at Broadway Bares: Take Off. Produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. See 2020 updates:
The 12th annual edition

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.
"This is New York F*ing City"
Folsom Street East

Late June, 2020 (TBC), 11am-6pm annual Sunday NYC leather & fetish street festival at W 27th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues; with vendors, performers and entertainment.
Will they be back in 2020?

Late June, 2020 (TBC). In 2019 HustlaBall came home to where it all started .. New York City! DJs included Steven Redant (BCN), Chris Bekker (BER), and Dawson (NYC) 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 2020 plans see:
New York's Celebration of LGBTQ Arts & Culture
Fresh Fruit Festival

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:
29th Anniversary - Queer performance & culture
Hot! Festival NYC

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.
Wild Project presents
East Village Queer Film Festival

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.