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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
A one-man show of sculpture, painting, and mixed media
Linus Coraggio Ramifications

Ongoing through 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.
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

Ongoing through 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.
An extensive documentation of the underground gay culture
The Life and Times of Alvin Baltrop

Through February 9, 2020. From a conflicted city at the edge of financial crisis, images of raw energy taken at derelict warehouses of West Side Manhattan piers, document the 1973 underground gay culture that flourished along the Hudson River. With his sense of drama, Baltrop instilled the scenes, populated by dealers, hustlers, sunbathers, cruisers, and sex participants, with humanity.
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.
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.
Hosted by Habibi and Habibi NycHabibi
Habibi - Primitive

September 28, 2019, 10pm-4am. Global/ Middle East party mix. All male dancers. First-time bellydancer: Rafael. GOGOs. Porn Star: Hans Berlin. The hot and sexy: John. Music and visuals by DJIZ. Habibi NYC.
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.
A playful and saucy extravaganza
Boys' Night: An All-Male Cirquelesque Revue!

October 3 + November 7, 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: Dec 5th.
Flaunt, flirt, be fierce, be fabulous, be yourself. Artgasm. Dancegasm. Dragasm.
Dirty Thursday: 90s Night

October 3, 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. DJ Dirtyfinger + friends. Next Oct 17th - Dearly Departed; Oct 24th - Zombie Prom.
Hosted by Friends Tavern
Alternative Thursdays

October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 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.
LGBTQ Events for the whole community
Hot Rabbit LGBTQ Dance Party

October 4, 2019, 11pm-4am. Bi-monthly Friday Queer Dance Party at DROM. DJ CHAOTIC. Performance: JIMINY CRICKET. Go-Go Magic: MOLLY ELECTRO + TILLY COCO. MC ANDREW BARRET COX. Late night food menu. Next: Oct 12, Bad Habit at Lot 45 Bushwick; Oct 19, HOT HONEY  w/ Honey Burlesque at Baby's All Right, Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Nov 1, HELL YES! Nightmare Before QueerMess at Stage 48.
DJ George Faya and yoga instructor lead you through
DeepBeats: Deep House Yoga

October 6, 19, 21, 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+
A party of Latinx club reggaeton music
Rosa Perreo

October 6, 2019, 9pm-3am. Music: D'marquesina, MODABOT, Flor2k + special guests Zuzuka Poderosa + Banginclude. 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.
Described by Broadway World as the "David Bowie of cabaret"
Kim David Smith LIVE! at Club Cumming

October 7, 2019, 7:30-9pm. The male Marlene Dietrich - the New York Times, Australian Kim David Smith conjures glitter, doom, and 1920s Berlin decadence; a fabulously queer, neo-Weimar cabaret fantasia. Re-imagined modern-day muses meet Weill, Hollaender, and Spoliansky in Smith's Minogue-drenched celebration of intimate song. Music direction by Tracy Stark.
Celebrating 14 seasons, the Upper West Side's biggest & best competition
So You Think You Can Belt

October 7, 14, 21, 28, 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: Nov 4th, 11th....
A queer cult gem: “The gayest slasher film ever made” - BuzzFeed
A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge

October 8, 2019, 7pm. Entertaining take on teenage angst filtered through a lens of homo-existential panic. Freddy, transcended beyond the dream world, frequently possesses the body of new-to-town Elm Street resident Jesse Walsh. With dialogue such as he’s inside me and he wants to take me again, thinly-veiled queer subtext often becomes text in marvelously absurd ways.
The countdown is ON
Daybreaker NYC // Fall Intentions

October 9, 2019, 6-9am. Come sunrise secret dose of mischief to the morning. Details are on the hush, but gear up for a feel-good yoga flow, fresh beats, live performances and epic surprises. See you on the dancefloor. Yoga: 6-7am (bring yoga mat). Dance: 7-9am. Free kombucha, breakfast bites + CBD dropper bottles by Manitoba Harvest. Live performances + surprises.
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.
Eric Schmalenberger is proud to bring you
Blunderland Variety Show

October 11, 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:
Hosted by Hebro
XOXO Shabbat: Fall Dinner for Gay Jews

October 11, 2019, 6:30-10pm at Private UES Residence. An intimate Shabbat dinner for up to 60 guests on the Upper East Side for gay Jews ages 25-45. Register with a friend! Almost at capacity - for waitlist email for access code - as spots open, you will be able to register. Address provided upon registration.
Hosted by Ty Sunderland
Heaven On Earth 2 Year Anniversary: A Britney Blackout Party

October 11, 2019, 10pm-3am at China Chalet, 47 Broadway. Doing our first theme again! Shows: Ruby Fox + Adriana Trenta. DJs: Paul Tomasiello + Ty Sunderland. Hosts: Linux, Terence Edgerson, Austin James, and Airik Hendersōn.
HARDER turns 4 and we have a super special night prepared for you...
HARDER NYC 4-Year Anniversary w/ DJ TEETH

October 11, 2019, 10:30pm-4:30am. Brooklyn industrial nightclub w/ two dance floors, state-of-the-art sound, and amazing wall-to-wall projections. Get down and dirty with DJs TEETH + SPRKLBB 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.
LGBTQ Events for the whole community
Hot Rabbit - Bad Habit

October 12, 2019, 10pm-4am. DJs FOMO + MONSTAR. Performance by QUEEN OF THE NILE. Vogue-Go Magic by the HOUSES OF LABEIJA & OLYMPUS. Photos by photomistress GRACE CHU. Mic stylins by MC ABC. Weekly events w/ hundreds of performers and DJs from NY and all over the world - featuring a variety of high-energy, positive, dance, music and performance styles for the entire LGBTQ community.
The London DJ collective w/ Horse Meat Disco New York (Strut)
Horse Meat Disco

October 12, 2019, 11pm. 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. Horse Meat Disco, Tedd Patterson. Zone One: Lauren Flax + Amber Valentine. Hosts Paloma Perez, Matt Ford, TJ Samson, Charles Ludeke, Eric De La Cruz, Martin Gregory Jerez.
A Naked Halloween Strip Show
XXX Brolesque Boys Present: Boolesque

October 13, 2019, 8:30-11pm. DN and The Brolesque Boys are back with a XXX Horror show featuring Mariano, Bobby, Richard JMZ, Taylor and Valton in new numbers and even less clothing! Six of NYC's hottest dancers, go gos and male performers in an all nude review. Ticketholders get admission to The Dworld Underwear Party directly after the show.
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:
Guy Social invites you to the September edition
Guy Bowl: Monthly Bowl n' Chill - by Guy Social

October 15, 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: Nov 12th; Dec 10th. See all events.
Variety show of Skill, Hilarity, Brilliance - dedicated to the raw & raunchy
Dirty Circus: Variety Show - Aerial. Circus. Absurdity.

October 16, 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. BATHTUB SEAT/ SPLASH ZONE - occasionally, it gets extra messy!
Unleash your deepest, dirtiest desires - Hosted by MEAT - NYC Underground Party
MEAT New York 3-Year Anniversary

October 19, 2019, 10pm-6am. Strap on the harness, squeeze into the gear w/ DJs DAN SLATER + J WARREN. 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!
The Leslie-Lohman Museum's 2019 Gala
The Future is Queer

October 22, 2019, Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Sq. S. 6-9pm Reception + performance by Les Ballets Eloelle. 9-11pm After Party and Cocktails w/ DJ Soda Pop. HONORING: J Bob Alotta, Michael Manganiello, and Kyle Meyer. HOSTS: Meryl Allison and Elisa Burns, Jason Bauer and Juan Pedro Mangiarotti, DalyGonzalez, Dr Daniel S Berger, Tricia Brooks and Zane Edwards, plus more; see:
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.
Curated & Hosted by Dust Tea Shoulders
CAMPFIRE! Queer Storytime

October 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 - laugh, cry, and feel the feels. Free admission.
Pantheistic power/ grotesque opulence/ eternal extravagance
City of Gods Halloween 2019 - House of YES and ZERO

October 25 + 26, 2018, 9pm-6am. Comfort+Joy, Disco Knights, DISTRIKT, GlamCocks, Kostume Kult, Mayan Warrior, Pink Mammoth, Tierra Bomba. Deities, demigods, demons, gods, goddesses, devotees of hedonism beyond the human realm. Temples/ altars/ shrines/ sanctuaries for play/ pleasure/ dance rapture - awed by your magnificence: magic incarnate, supreme ruler. Your city; your worshippers.
Step right up, enter the darker side of the cirque, beyond the glowing lights
Cirque Nouveau Halloween Warmup

October 25, 2019, 10pm-4am. Variety/ mischief/ sensual splendor/ freaks/ fantasies; every-flavor performing acts/ outrageous darkness on the dancefloor. DRESS Dark Circus, Creepy Clowns, SideShow Freaks, Big Top Boss, Harlequin Harlots, Freed Circus Animals, Magic Rabbits, Fortune Tellers. Side Show Debauchery. DJs Sam Divine + Chrissy.
A screening and talk series celebrating the achievements of women in cinema

October 25-27, 2019. Feature films: Honey and Ashes by Nadia Fares. Organ by Kei Fujiwara. Tetsuo: The Iron Man by Shinya Tsukamoto. Variety by Bette Gordon. Cameraperson by Kirsten Johnson. Women Without Men by Shirin Neshat. Short films: Music of Regret by Laurie Simmons. The House Is Black by Forough Farrokhzad. Veslemøy's Song by Sofia Bohdanowicz. See program:
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!
Masterbeat joins with Winter Party Festival fr a massive Halloween Mega Event
HELLoween: NYC

October 26, 2019, 10pm-4am at Terminal 5. Raise a little hell this Halloween! Signature lights, lasers, thundering sound and scary surprises in the heart of Hells Kitchen. A portion of proceeds benefit the National LGBTQ Task Force. Over 3000 guys descend into hell for dark + dirty beats by DJs Eddie Martinez + Alex Acosta. Costume contest prizes of thousands in cash/ festival passes.
Antonio Cedeno Events challenges you to test....your......CALIBR....
Calibr Horsemen Halloween Event

October 26, 2019, 10pm-4am at Calibr, 225 W 19th St. We are back! The new Horseman is chosen, and your vibe awaits a contribution to War, Famine, Plague or Conquest on the dance floor. DJ/Producer Bio Zounds. Hosts: Androgyny + Antonio Cedeno. Apocalyptic Go Go Dancers.
Trip through a world of psychedelic nightmares - COSTUMES REQUIRED
House of Hallucinations - Halloween w/ DJs Demuir + Dee Diggs

October 26, 2019, 10pm-4am. Weird/wild visions, disturbed reality, distorted visual brilliance, color confusion. Illusions, installations, surreal spectacles, ferocious fantasies: cute/ creepy, dangerous/delirious technicolor temptations. Acid-induced apparitions. Paranormal play. Surreal visions. Nothing as it seems/everything real. Aerial Illusions. Tarot. Perverse performances. Games.
Hosted by BRÜT
BRÜT NYC Halloween NYC: Day of the Dead

October 26, 2019, 11pm. Embrace death and dance for 9 HOURS! ROSABEL takes control of the Brüt decks along w/ Dan Darlington and DJ Peter Napoli! Raise the dead and celebrate life on the Brooklyn dance floor! A debaucherous night. Show your colors for Day of the Dead, BRÜT style! ALSO celebrating the birthday of Dan Darlington - even more reason to get down and dirty!
Yuval Hadadi in his confident feature directorial debut
NewFest 2019: 15 Years

October 27 + 28, 2019, 9:15pm. When his best friend becomes pregnant and his longtime boyfriend starts talking about adopting, the usually-unfazed Yoav begins to unravel. Small arguments fester to extreme degrees in a stunning portrait of a relationship in crisis. Against the backdrop of contemporary Tel Aviv, exploring ingrained pressures on the Israeli LGBT community.
Ric Sena Presents
Alegria Halloween 16

October 27, 2019, 11pm-8am at The Great Hall/ Avant Gardner. Alegria Production w/ DJs TOMMY LOVE (Brazil) + RENATO CECIN (Brazil). ALEGRIA HALLOWEEN 16 Costume Contest.
Let your inner devil out with DN and crew
The Devil Wears NADA

October 30, 2019, 9pm-12am. The party is $10 naked, or $15 in underwear. There is a non- costume contest at 11pm- winner takes home $100 and one of daniel’s dancers. Rght after DN’s Strip Trivia!
Free for you, Funk for all. Hosted by House of YES
Funk You

October 30, 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.
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.
Hot Rabbit's BIGGEST Queer Halloween Party ever!
Hot Rabbit - HELL YES! Nightmare Before QueerMess

November 1, 2019, 10pm-4am. Nightmare Before QueerMess Musical Performances, Costume Contest, and more! 1000+ QUEERS in a MASSIVE Manhattan megaclub! LGBTQ Hot Rabbit DJs, dancers, and performers! Spooky sexy go-go and aerial magic. Vicious Video Visuals by Artist MIKEY POP. COSTUME CONTEST w/ $500 CASH Grand Prize.
New York City's Newest Friday night throw down
Male Room Day of the Dead Main Event

November 1, 2019, 11pm-5am. Special event dedicated to the souls of our nightlife children, w/ DJ/Producer Alexander (formerly of Splash NYC). MALE ROOM: cut loose, express yourself, meet with friends + make new ones. Dance to a House Music beat. Be confident, expressive; feel sexy, freeing sexual inhibitions in the rhythm of the night.
New York-based DJ collective of Tad Haes, DJ RuBot, and Josh Appelbaum
Occupy The Disco all night long + LaGaSta

November 2, 2019, 10pm-5am. Occupy The Disco: All Night Long + Last Gas Station in the Bad Room All Night Long. OXD, the NY-based DJ collective draws inspiration from queer nightlife’s musical legacy with a repertoire spanning soulful house to spacey techno. DJ Vangelis (Athens-based blog LaGaSta) plays disco and house to techno - anything to get bodies moving.
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.
Join the Bushwig family for a FESTIVAL OF DRAG, MUSIC & LOVE

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.