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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.
Luce Center for American Art, 5th Floor
American Identities: A New Look

Ongoing. Objects from the collection of American art: fine & decorative arts (silver, furniture, ceramics, textiles) from colonial period to present + Native American & Spanish colonial art. Includes works by Thomas Eakins & Georgia O'Keeffe.
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.
Macho Monday

Every Monday 10pm-4am at Nowhere Bar, 322 E 14th St. DJ Ryko and NYC's hottest go go boys bring you the original Mondaynight party in the East Village. Lap dance lounge. Dozens of hot dancers.. Darkrooms, frisky boys, and cheap drinks: $4 wells, $3 drafts. $5 before 1am, $10 after.
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.
Hot Body Contest by Honey Davenport
Gay College Tuesdays

Tuesdays 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 Mo.
You are a Handsome Man!
Handsome NYC

Wednesdays, 7pm-1am at Paddles NYC, 250 W 26th St. Upscale clientele, creative types and professional men with a sense of humor. This is the party for the sexy "guy next door" with a dirty mind. The best of what makes NYC Gay life so amazing. An all-male party. FREE STD testing + Health Services available to all. Also 2nd + 3rd 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, 11pm-4am, at Boxers Sportsbar or Taj II. 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; also in Washington DC. Call 646-431-5369, or email
Once-in-a-lifetime exhibition of a towering genius in the history of Western art
Michelangelo Devine Draftsman & Designer

Now ongoing through February 12, 2018. Famed for excellence of his disegno, the power of drawing and invention at the foundation for all the arts, Michelangelo, Il Divino, was a master of drawing, design, sculpture, painting and architecture. His powerful imagery and dazzling technical virtuosity imbues his works with an enthralling force that transports viewers still.
His most iconic works and key moments of his career from 1960 to the present
David Hockney - Honoring the artist in his 80th year

Now through February 25, 2017. Major retrospective/ grand overview of his achievements across all media: painting, drawing, photography, and video. With wit and intelligence, Hockney examined, probed, and attempted to capture the perceived world of movement, space, and time in two dimensions. Early Modernist abstraction; mid-career illusion and realism; recent jewel-toned landscapes.
Ayn Rand’s notorious paean to radical individualism, wrapped in a saga of sex...
Next Wave Festival 2017: The Fountainhead - Toneelgroep Amsterdam

November 28 - December 2, 2017, 7pm. In a buzzing co-working loft, egos collide over mobile drafting tables and stiff drinks. Cameras voyeuristically capture creative and carnal acts from above. Blueprints come and go. The idealist NYC architect Howard Roark, determined not to conform to public taste, vies with pandering colleagues, navigating desires of the elusive Dominique Francon.
Glide, ride, fly, get high! Studio50 H and his Roller Wave skate party
Roller Wave: Roller Disco Party + Discotechnique: Purple

December 1, 2017, 6-10pm Roller Wave evening of roll bouncing, boozing, and boogying; then 10pm-4am a very special PURPLE edition of Discotechnique! Glow. Shine. Sparkle. Dance. Get your look on. Drape yourself in majestic purples and lavish jewel tones. Dress in your best. Flaunt your fortune on our disco dancefloor. DJs: PurpleDiscoMachine, Jellybean Benitez, Eli Escobar.
Hosted by TheMenEvent - Led by our favorite queer guide, Professor Andrew Lear
Gay Secrets of the Met Museum

December 1, 2017, 6:15-8:15pm. Queer treasures: ancient Greek nudes and erotic vase-painting, Renaissance homoerotic, and a panoply of modern works, by or portraying LGBT people and same-sex desire. Famous artists/ personalities, such as Caravaggio or Gertrude Stein, plus lesser-known artists/ works with homoerotic charge often ignored; New Guinea homosexual initiation rites images.
Club Cumming x Romy & Michele's
Saturday Afternoon Tea Dance

December 2, 2017, 3-8pm at Club Cumming, 505 E 6th St (former Eastern Bloc location). Another 5 hour DJ set from Bright Light Bright Light spinning disco, pop, soul, R&B, movie soundtracks, deep cuts and stone-cold classics, with some help from your imaginations! NO COVER CHARGE. ALL JOY.
You will be fed love, comradery, and other terrible nourishment
Private Investigator & the Cosmic Heavenation (aka I.C.U.P.)

December 2, 2017, 7:30pm. Play+crisis. Bring your joy (or Roy, not Ted). Peevius and Poonhead return to dispense some seriously excellent horridités. Insults will run around screaming, the plague will try to court you, your local cat pastor might be a scam. But fear not, we will try to save your soul with hot rubbish operettas, saucy line-dances, and definitely-not-bogus history.
Urban Bear invites you don your gay apparel and spread that Yuletide cheer
Bears Night Out NYC—Hairy Holiday Party

December 2, 2017, 10pm-4am. A special holiday edition of Urban Bear BEARS NIGHT OUT NYC. Hundreds of Beefy Bears, Hot Daddies, Burly Boys, Cuddly Cubs PACK this West Village Bear Den each 1ST SAT. Beer/ drink specials. MUSIC/VISUALS: DJ Dandylion. DOOR: Dijoun. XXL Lights Out MIDNIGHT Party, Red Jocks/Underwear suggested.
Open Stage Variety Show

December 4, 2017, 7:30pm, Dixon Place. 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 $10 suggested donation (cash at door) supports the artists. Next: Jan 8.
Series of new choreography that features all male dancers. Curated by Doug Post
Moving Men

December 5, 2017, 7:30pm at Dixon Place. A series of new choreography that features all male dancers. Featuring Sean Thomas Boyt, Collin Ranf, David Appel and HEWMAN. $15 in advance. $18 at the door.
Its Wednesday- WTF are you waiting for?
WTF Wednesday Party

December 6, 2017, 10pm-4am. Best mid-week dance party in the city… maybe the world. All yours, all free. Wear what you want, dance however you want. Be who you are. Make Friends. Make moves. Make lovers. Bring your mom. A dance party for people who crave a little extra special something Wednesday nights. Get off your phone, into the groove. Music: Sammy Bananas + Darling Chuck.
An ecumenical display of wicked joie de vivre
The Kinsey Sicks: Oy Vey in a Manger

December 7-24, 2017, 7pm. Rachel, Winnie, Trixie, and Trampolina try to sell their manger before foreclosure. Crises arise, secrets revealed, Jewish-Gentile tensions surface, mayhem ensues - in glorious four-part harmony: God Bless Ye Femmy Lesbians, Satan Baby, I'm Dreaming of a Vanna White Christmas, Don't Be Happy, Worry, and I Had a Little Facial and Soylent Night.
Celebrating 12 seasons, the Upper West Side's biggest & best competition
So You Think You Can Belt

December 7, 14, 21, 28, 2017. Every Thursday 8-11pm, The West End. 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! Luke Williams on piano. $5 before 8pm, $8 after. Cash only 2 drink minimum. Produced by Peter Dunn. Created by John Forslund.
Created and produced by Ben Franklin, Jason Mejias, Joshua Dean and Mr Gorgeous
Boys' Night: An All-Male Cirquelesque Revue!

December 7, 2017, 10pm-Midnight, The Slipper Room. Brand new show w/ brand new man meat! 4 years of playful/ saucy extravaganzas showcasing the arts of circus and burlesque - BRAND NEW SHOW EVERY MONTH. Diverse aerial and ground performances with a wink, a smile and a lot of creativity. A slightly naughty evening out with some of the best/ brightest talents in NYC. Next: Jan 4, Feb 1.
The Holiday Office Party everyone will talk about (or try to forget) all year!
Dirty Thursday: Office Holiday Party

December 7, 2017, 10pm-4am. Boss spikes the punch, the secretary finds her sexy self on the dance floor! Becky from Accounting under the mistletoe with Franco from HR? Get promoted, photocopy your butt, get fired/ re-hired! Music: Danny Howard, The Wig, DJ Dirtyfinger. Embrace your filth/ shake it off/ sweat clean/ get dirty again. Flirt till it hurts. Get off the phone/ into the groove.
A wide range of styles and artistic creativity showing the male nude form
PROUD PACKAGES: The 7th Annual Gay Erotic Art Fair VII

December 8-10, 2017. FR 6-8pm. SA/SU 12-6pm at 127-B Prince St. Artists exhibit works: men in all aspects of their erotic selves; drawings, watercolors, oil and pastel on paper and canvas. All available for sale. Artists on site: Fabian Aguilar, Belasco, Warren Bradley, George Towne, Anthony Gonzalez, Chuck Hettinger, Tom Muscatello, Chuck Nitzberg, Shungaboy, Eugene Welsh, Xuri Zhou.
Gender-Free Contra Dancing
Village Contra - TECHNO CONTRA live music w/ techno beat

December 8, 2017, 6:30-9:45pm, LGBT Center. Julie Vallimont piano, accordion, jaw harp. Noah VanNorstrand on fiddle, mandolin, foot percussion. Traditional American folk dancing/ gender role-free. All sexual orientations, ages, dance experiences. No partner necessary/dance with all. Beginners 6:30-7pm. Next: Jan 13th - Carl Levine & Dance Therapy; Feb 10th.
Darkness and depth, devious and divine. Join us in the shadows of the soul...
Black Out with Taimur + David Paglia

December 8, 2017, 10pm-4am. Dance as if no one is watching. Listen with your spirit. See nothing. Feel everything. BLACK STYLES REQUIRED FOR ENTRY. Music: Taimur Agha, David Paglia, Steve Tek, NSR, David Kiss. Featuring: Dark Divination, Blindfolds & Beauty, Reiki & Restoration, Aerial Artistry, Performances of Pitch Blackness, Audio Ecstasy + MORE.
Brightness beyond belief, blinded in brilliance. Join us in the light of night
White Out with Zimmer

December 9, 2017, 10pm-4am. Dance in the pure illumination of our winter White Out. WHITE STYLES REQUIRED FOR ENTRY! Music: Zimmer, Ryan Clover, Fabi Jugo, Sasha Barbot, Beartrax. Featuring: Illumination & Divination, Seasonal Teas and Elixirs, Energy Clearing, Aerial Artistry, Performances of Purity, Audio Visual Splendor + MORE...
Unleash your deepest, dirtiest desires...
M.E.A.T. Special Event

December 9, 2017. BoiParty. Saturday 11:30pm-6:30am at King. Strap on the harness, squeeze into the leather gear, get ready to SWEAT at our exclusive underground playground. DJ DANNY VERDE (IT) pumping the dancefloor for NYC's SEXIEST men.
Produced by TheMenEvent - Led by tour guide, Professor Andrew Lear
Gay History Walking Tour of Greenwich Village

December 10, 2017, 1-4pm. Venture to Greenwich Village where the Stonewall riots took place. But gay history goes back a century before that. Since Walt Whitman's time the Village has been the center of countercultures and artistic movements: Bohemians, Beats, Abstract Expressionists, the New York School, Pop Art, Off (and Off-Off) Broadway, and of course the gay liberation movement.
Holiday season Poetry Brothel brings back its Old Timey Office Holiday Party!
The Poetry Brothel: Holiday Party!

December 10, 2017, 8pm-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.
Curated by Aimee Herman
Queer Art Organics

December 12, 2017, 7:30pm. Evening of music, comedy, dancing, performance art and theatre celebrating LGBTQ performers: Rorie Kelly, ladybeast musician from Sound Beach, NY; and Lynne DeSilva-Johnson - nonbinary artist/ author working in performance, exhibition/installation. Curated/ hosted by Aimee Herman, performance poet.
Dust Tea Shoulders-Director/Dramaturg
Campfire Queer Storytime

December 14, 2017, 7:30pm at Dixon Place, 161 Chrystie St. 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. Each show presents a chance for YOU to take the stage as well!! Bring a story and put your name in the hat! Free admission.
The most wonderful show of the year - all we want for Christmas is YOU!
House of Yes Xmas Spectacular!

December 15-22, 2017, 7pm (show at 8pm) all week. The 7th Annual Xmas Spectacular is back, with more extravagant spectacles of irreverent festive nonsense that will have you loving the holidays like never before! Featuring Reindeer, Dancing Gifts, Christmas Trees, Mariah Carey, Milk & Cookies, Jesus, Space Dolphins and all of your other holiday favorites.
A lucid dream awaits those who traverse troubled waters with ease
Caravan Gitane presents: Ataraxia

December 15, 2017, 10pm-7am. An open mind is the simple cost of such deep dives into sonic euphoria; willingness to love so deeply that others may think you mad! The Mystics wait to receive you our fearless traveler, to meet you in your bliss xx. Soundscape: Chaim, Francis Harris, Ida Daugaard. Performance: LADY CIRCUS, IRVING RAMÓ. Special offering: BLUE CHALICE, Love XXXCG.
GET REAL, GET CUTE, and GET DOWN - Tonight this house is YOURS
Bad Behavior Party - JD Samson + DJ Sammy Jo

December 17, 2017, 9pm-3am. Calling all Queers, Queens, Dykes, Dandies, Kittens, Rad Fae, Nancy Boys, Soft Butches, Hard Femmes, Goddesses, and other Wonder Humans to the DANCE FLOOR. Fire up the filth, turn up the trash, and bring us your most glamorous garbage - we want it ALL! Find desire, satisfaction, and disorientation/ endless dance floor frottage. The future is tasteless.
On the eve of the Winter Solstice
Une Bûche de Noël, A Work-In-Progress

December 21, 2017, 7:30pm. Jaded, cynical New Yorker Jeremy Hays returns to his hometown when his beloved grandmother has an accident. Zany citizens of the Rocky Mountain town prepare for the Winter Fete/ tree lighting - organized by JL Montpelier, his former high school sweetheart, and a simple trip home turns into a heartfelt journey, as Jeremy rediscovers love in winter darkness.
Oh, Come all ye faithful. Slide on down our chimney
Misfit Christmas with JunXion

December 23, 2017, 10pm-4am. The night before the night before Christmas. We will slip some presents under your tree! Tis the season to embrace your misfit-ness. Native New Yorkers, Orphans, Tourists, Chosen People and Non-Christmas-Celebrators UNITE! The city is ours. Spend Christmas Eve Eve with your chosen family: long-lost fellow misfit sisters, brothers, hot mamas and sugar-daddies.
Presented by Hebro Events - Celebrating its 11th year
Christmas Eve Jewbilee

December 24, 2017, 9pm-3am. Biggest gay NY jewish community event brings together over 1,000 gay Jews from around the world (and goytoys who ❤️ them) to celebrate Christmas Eve a whole new way at the renovated 16,000 square foot Club Slate/ Chelsea with Funktion-One sound like you've never heard before. DJ Nandi w/ top American + Israeli pop tunes throughout the Santa-less night.
Jason Trachtenburg and The Pendulum Swings are back on a Friday night!
The Pendulum Swings at Club Cumming!

December 29, 2017, 9-11pm. Original Big Band Music with high level laughter. Politically charged, emotionally fulfilling, and thought provoking - the first big-band project from Jason Trachtenburg, featuring a seasoned 8-piece horn section. A stylistic homage to Duke Ellington and Count Basie - brash, yet mysterious; humorous yet somehow serious.
GUY SOCIAL in association with DANIEL NARDICIO present
Saturday Night Swim

December 30, 2017, 7pm-midnight, Room Mate Grace Hotel, 125 W 45th St. Indoor men-only pool party on New Year's weekend. Sauna, heated indoor pool with swim-up bar and lounge - exclusive use of pool and amenities. Live poolside performances by Terra Hyman and special surprises. Music by DJ Logan's Run. $30-35 advance / $45 at the door (if available). Bring towel (or $5 service).
A night for love. A night for dreams. A night to remember the rest of your life
The Grand Ball: New Year's Eve

December 31, 2017, 9pm-8am. Dress: opulent, elegant, extravagant in black, white, gold, or silver. Music by: Bo Borzu, The Drifter, Daniel Cowel, Death on the Balcony, Grand Ball Of The City Orchestra, Hoj, Jon Charnis, Lovecraft, Oceanvs Orientalis, PillowTalk, Stephanie Szankay, Sven Dohse. With Fire + Aerial Performances, Bites/ Champagne/ Dancing/ Ice Sculpture/ Confetti for days.
Ric Sena Presents an Alegria Daytime Event
Alegria | SUNRISE New Year's Day

January 1, 2018, 7am- 7pm at Hudson Terrace, 621 West 46th St. DJs ELI SEDA + MAURO MOZART (Brazil). Lighting by Stephen Wyker + Liz Liguori. Production Design by Ric Sena. Details + online advance tickets at website or at Nasty Pig, 259 West 19th St. Advance: $70 until 11/30, $90 after. Door; $90 until 10am. $100 after.
The Get Down & House of Yes present
The Get Down - DATRIUM - New Years Day 2018

January 1, 2017, 1-8pm. Conscious/ artistic communities gather to co-create a revolutionary event experience redefining how we collaborate, communicate, connect, express. Performers, educators, facilitators, catalysts generating an immersive, participatory metamorphic environment: live music, performance, DJs, yoga, embodiment, word, kechak, poetry, dance, circus, visuals, installation.
Created and produced by Ben Franklin, Jason Mejias, Joshua Dean and Mr Gorgeous
Boys' Night: An All-Male Cirquelesque Revue!

January 4, 2018, 10pm-12am, The Slipper Room. Brand new show, brand new man meat for you! 4 years of playful/ saucy extravaganzas showcasing the arts of circus and burlesque - A NEW SHOW EVERY MONTH. Diverse aerial and ground performances with a wink, a smile and a lot of creativity. A slightly naughty evening out with some of the best/ brightest talents in New York.
This week we witnessed the historic repeal of the NYC Cabaret Law
Prohibition Tuesday - Let's dance, damnit!

December 5, 2017, 7pm-2am. Classy MF party with Cutty Sark! After 91 years, dancing is finally LEGAL in NYC. Get dolled up and dance. The party is FREE, so is the love. Live Jazz, Sultry Singers, Prohibition Jams by David Kiss, Hors d'oeuvres, Prohibition Era Cocktails, Flappers, Burlesque Babes, Cigarette girls, Aerialists, Performances, Private moments, Free drinks (with password).
Music & Lyrics by Marcus Ricci, Book by Rakesh Baruah
Madame Pascal

January 29, 2018, 7:30pm. A fictionalized history of a Broadway star who longs for rock credibility; the friend who manages him; the addict who loves him; and the soldier who splits him in two. A play, infused with an indie rock score, weaving an intricate fabric of race, gender, power and love that asks us to confront the frailty of constructs on which we hang our identities, ourselves.
Queer Experimental Film Festival

Early February, 2018 (TBC). Queer experimental film, avant-garde cinema, interactive installations, & infamous parties. Last year over 225 short films, features, art installations and live performances -made by or for LGBTQ people + galleries and free/public gathering space. Also year-round screenings, summer media queer youth workshop, film preservation, ACT UP Oral History Project.
The Saint at Large presents
Rites XXXIX: The Black Party 2018

March 31, 2018, Sat 10pm - Sun 6pm (date/time/venue TBC). Annual Spring event, 20 hrs of music, 12 DJs. The father of large circuit events, famous innovation, staging, art, fashions, superstar DJs, world class performers, legendary strange live acts, adult film stars. Theme 2017: Queer refugees escape to a space colony in a galaxy far away to set up a new, libertine Eden.
Catch a glimpse into the future of the rapidly changing world of storytelling
Tribeca Film Festival

April 18-29, 2018 (TBC), annual screenings, several venues. New films from around the world + Virtual Reality exhibits. 16 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 10th Annual
Urban Bear Weekend

May 17-20, 2017. Thursday through Sunday - 4 days of Events and Parties at the Brass Monkey, Gym Sports Bar, Julius Bar & Grill, RockBar and other venues TBA. See website for more details:
Now in its 10th annual edition

Mid-June, 2018 (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

Mid-June, 2018, annual Sunday NYC leather & fetish street festival at W 28th St, between 10th & 11th Avenues; with vendors, performers and entertainment. See photos from previous years at their website.
Sexy striptease benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
Broadway Bares

Mid-June, 2018. The 28th annual spectacular fundraiser w/ cast of colorful characters for every desire and fantasy, iconic personalities, devilish divas, charismatic casting directors, luscious lyricists, studly stagehands combining naughtiness of burlesque with the razzle-dazzle of Broadway. Past year at Manhattan Center Events/ Hammerstein Ballroom/ Grand Ballroom, 311 W 34th St.
Since 1969
New York City Pride Week 2018

June 15-24, 2018 (TBC). World's oldest pride celebration. Friday kick-off rally; Saturday VIP rooftop party; Sunday Rapture on the River; Sunday June 24th March, 12pm from 36th St at 5th Ave to Christopher at Greenwich Streets. Pridefest afternoon street fair at Hudson St. between Abingdon Sq and West 14th St + Dance on the Pier. Details and previous year photo galleries at website:
New York's Celebration of LGBTQ Arts & Culture
Fresh Fruit Festival

July 9-24, 2018 (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 15 years running. See the most recent schedule and future event details at their website:
27th Anniversary - Queer performance & culture
Hot! Festival NYC

July - August, 2018, Dixon Place. “BEST LGBTQ Theater Festival in New York!” - Village Voice, HOT! 25th annual celebration of Queer Culture! the oldest annual festival of its kind in the world with a fresh line-up of innovative works in theater, music, dance, puppetry, performance art + homoeroticism with 100+ queer artists, 6 nights a week every summer.
NY International Fringe Festival
Fringe NYC

Mid-August 2018. Largest annual multi-arts festival in N America; music, comedy, drama, dance, vaudeville and more, from around the world. Over 1100 performances, 200 shows/ 16 days. Sixteen venues have included: The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal St, and stages at the Clemente, 107 Suffolk St. Updates at their website:
The 21st Anniversary
NYC Black Pride Weekend

Mid-August, 2018. Five days of events. Past year host: Yotel, 570 Tenth Ave. THU Black Pride Film Festival at Helen Mills Theater. FRI Heritage Awards at Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Blvd. SAT Communion All White Affair at Out Hotel Great Lawn Rooftop + Heritage Ball at Irving Plaza. SUN Pride at Coney Island Beach. See updates:
A black comedy with an emotional punch - one man’s spark of outrage
Once a Year on Blackpool Sands

September 4-9, 2018, 8pm, at The Loft/ The Davenport Theatre, 354 W 45th St. A slice of camp Brit comedy with a heart. Blackpool, summer 1953. Nursing a dark secret Eddie can never go back to Yorkshire, but he won’t go to prison or let the shocking family secrets come out. He must persuade his secret/always scared boyfriend Tommy to go on the run, but he knows he won’t.
Performance artist who became iconic in 1970s New York | Curated by David Getsey
GUTTER ART: Stephen Varble’s Street Art and 1970s New York

September 25, 2018 - January 27, 2019. Disruptive interventions in galleries, public spaces, and financial institutions; unauthorized/ impromptu performance in elaborate drag costumes of street trash, food waste, stolen objects. Decidedly anti-institutional, Varble disrupted the business of art, and was soon written out of history. From private archives, his story for the first time.
A decade of presenting independent films in Bushwick!
Bushwick Film Festival

October 11-14, 2018 (TBC). Feature Films, Narratives, Shorts, Panels, Events/ Parties.
With Outfest Los Angeles and the Film Society of Lincoln Center
Newfest 2018 | New York LGBT Film Festival

Mid-October, 2018 (TBC), at Cinépolis Chelsea and other venues. Among world's most important annual LGBT film fests. Narrative features, documentaries, shorts, special events. For 6 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.
The 45th annual costumed canter in the West Village
Village Halloween Parade

October 31, 2018, 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.