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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.
Campy revue Off Broadway
Naked Boys Singing!

Ongoing through November 17, 2018 at The Kirk Theatre, 410 W 42nd St. 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 and Directed by Robert Schrock.
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
700 years of sculptural practice—from 14th-century Europe to the global present
Like Life: Sculpture, Color, and the Body (1300–Now)

Through July 22, 2018. Explores narratives of sculpture in which artists have sought to replicate the literal, living presence of the human body. A major international loan exhibition of about 120 works will draw on rich collections of European sculpture, modern and contemporary art, while also featuring important works from national and international museums and private collections.
Gay photographer almost entirely unknown during his lifetime, little known today
OUT FOR THE CAMERA: The Self-Portraits of Leonard Fink

Ongoing through August 5, 2018. Fink's New York City pictures document bar culture of the West Village and annual Pride marches, He was particularly fascinated by the abandoned piers, sex and cruising along the waterfront. The exhibition is distinctive in the way it centers on Fink’s own self-image: pictures he took of himself with friends at his apartment, and on the piers.
FREE before 4pm with RSVP only on Eventbrite
YES Memorial Day BBQ + Party

May 28, 2018, 2pm. Hot meat, dirty dancing and delicious chillness. Sunshine vibes on the inside. Celebrate the holiday weekend at the 3rd Annual YES Memorial Day BBQ + Party! MUSIC: Eli Escobar (extended 8-hr set) + David Kiss. COSTUMES: Red, white, blue + all other colors too. Because nothing says America like meat in your mouth. Don't worry. There are veg options too... 21+
Free for you, Funk for all. Hosted by House of YES
Funk You

May 30, 2018, 10pm-4am. 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.Drink Specials all night. New Friends. Good Feelings. 21+
Expect live drums, horns, vocals, MCs, live art, special guest performances
The Get Down + DIRTY THURSDAY: Bushwick Fresh

May 31, 2018, 6-10pm. Music/Movement/Love. Shake off the workday, sweat your booty off w/ 300 new best friends, discover moves you didn't know you had, remember how awesome life is w/ DJ Tasha Blank + The Get Down Crew. Wildest NYC party this side of the day gets you home at a decent hour. DT 10pm-4am - Music curated by New York Studio Factory musicians who work in their studios!
Our fullest humanity lies in our stories
YKR 2018

May 31, June 1-2, 2018, 7pm. NYC-based performance. South Asian/Indo-Caribbean people experiencing gender oppression share powerful/ authentic stories often silenced or ignored. Stories as diverse as we are, touch on topics of sexuality, violence, gender, families, love, passion, and body hair. People with extensive acting experience + those new to stage, showcasing our truths.
Its Bushwick. Its Fresh. Its Bushwick Fresh. Its FREE all night!
Dirty Thursday: Bushwick Fresh

May 31, 2018, 10pm-4am. The newest of the new new sounds from our hometown streets, made to make you move. Support your local artists, ready and waiting for you at House of Yes. Music curated by our favorite neighbors and artists at New York Studio Factory, drawn from musicians who work in their studios! Glassio, Hundreds | Thousands, Son of a Son. Next: June 7th - 90s Night!
June 1, 6-8pm Opening | June 2-3, 12-6pm Exhibition

June 1-3, 2018. Mixed media collages explore non-binary gender/ queer identity themes. The religious symbolism recalls his growing up homosexual in a religious home. Utopian/ paradisaical gardens evoke the paradise on earth promised to devoted Jehovah’s Witnesses after Armageddon. There homosexuals are excluded. Here they flourish as genderless gods protect queer existence.
Written & Performed by Alexandra LaPlante - in the lounge
F**king Towards Happiness

June 1, 2018, 7:30pm. Alex is a fearless woman who loves falling in love- and she’s done a lot of it. With men, with women, with men and women. On land, in the Hudson, and at a sex club in Berlin. In F**king Towards Happiness, she shares selections from her solo show Unconventionally Intimate, along with a few exclusive stories just for Dixon Place.
Late nights turn into sunrises, friends became families...
Thank You For Everything

June 2, 2018, 10pm-4am. We made it this far because of you. Celebrate our favorite place with our favorite people and our favorite music. Thank YOU! Brooklyn is our home sweet home; you are family. We built this house for you. Celebrate with us! Performances. Surprises. Circus. Dance Music. New Friends. Real Family. Everything you love. MUSIC: Cosmo Baker, Zephyr Ann, Flamingo Fantasy.
The 26th parade and festival - in Jackson Heights, NY
Queens Pride 2018

June 3, 2018, 11am-6pm, in Jackson Heights - with noon Parade from 89th Street and Multicultural Festival on 37th Road between 74th and 77th Streets. Queens Pride and Club Evolution stages will provide entertainment throughout the afternoon, from 1:30-6pm. Also vendors, food and informative business, community and social group booths.
The Urban Bear Presents
Sunday Beer Blasts

June 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2018, 4-9pm at Rockbar, 185 Christopher St. Urban Bear gathers a crowd with DJ Jonny Mack + $3 drafts all afternoon. Ongoing Sundays through July 29th.
How NYC, the times, people & movements formed, then killed the artist by age 27
Boom For Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat, by Sara Driver

June 4-7, 2018. Portrait of the young artist born of Puerto Rican/Haitian parents. Never-before-seen works, writings and photographs, period film footage, music and images visually re-create 70-80s-era Downtown NYC; from park bench sleeping and poet/graffiti SOMA tags, to friend of the young Madonna and a Warhol collaborator. His paintings now sell for millions - one for $110million.
Open Stage Variety Show

June 4, 2018, 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 $12 suggested donation (cash at door) supports the artists. Next: TBA.
NewFest at The Center presents an hilarious adventure of love, sex + friendship
Alex Strangelove, by writer/director Craig Johnson

June 6, 2018, 6:30pm, Free. The well-rounded high school senior Alex Truelove, with a wonderful girlfriend Claire, and a bright future, plans to achieve his last teenage milestone by losing his virginity. But things get complicated when he meets the handsome and charming gay kid Elliot from across town, who unwittingly sends Alex off on a rollercoaster journey of sexual exploration.
Based on true story inspired by Morris B Kaplan’s Sodom on the Thames
Bright and Brave: A New Musical

June 7-9, 2018, 7pm. Regy, Chat, Elliot and Beak are in their final year at Eton in the 1870s. Under the controversially progressive guidance of their Tutor, William Johnson Cory, the students forge relationships and discover their sexual identities. Faced with brutal realities beyond the school walls, their journey of self-discovery requires bravery to love in an often unloving world.
Written by Kayla Eisenberg, directed by Charlotte Murray
Lilith in Pisces

June 7, 2018, 7:30pm. Erin and Diane have nothing in common- except their birth charts. When Erin babysits Diane’s baby, it seems their mutual passion for the spheres might lead to a deeper connection. Secrets are revealed, macaroni and cheese consumed. But, on the full moon, as Lilith comes out to play, we find ourselves more desperate for understanding than we care to admit.
Celebrating 12 seasons, the Upper West Side's biggest & best competition
So You Think You Can Belt

June 7, 14, 21, 28, 2018. 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!

June 7, 2018, 10pm-12am, The Slipper Room. Brand new show, brand new man meat for you! 4 years of playful + saucy extravaganzas showcasing circus and 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: Jul 5; Aug 2; Sep 6; Oct 4.
Hosted by TheMenEvent - Led by our favorite queer guide, Professor Andrew Lear
Gay Secrets of the Met Museum

June 8, 2018, 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.
Gender-Free Contra Dancing
Village Contra

June 8, 2018, 6:30-9:45pm, LGBT Center. With Will Mentor/ Joy Compass: Jamie Oshima on guitar, piano, feet + Clara Stickney on fiddle. Traditional American folk dancing/ gender role-free. All sexual orientations, ages, dance experiences. No partner necessary - dance with all. Beginners 6:30-7pm. Next date: Jul 13th w/ Bob Isaacs + ContraForce; Aug 10th w/ Maia McCormick + Jigaplex.
Eric Schmalenberger presents a delectable evening of madness & variety
Blunderland Variety Show

June 8, 2018, 7-10pm. Whimsical, surreal, and psychedelic - come be titillated and leave all expectations at the door. Finest burlesque, circus, cabaret, and queer scenes/ trip down rabbit hole of scintillating surprises you won't soon forget. Hand picked, juicy, super fresh for your viewing pleasure. Not a show for the meek; nothing mild on this stage. Come prepared for anything!
DJ George Faya and yoga instructor lead you through
DeepBeats: Deep House Yoga

June 9, 23, 30, 2018, noon-1pm. A union not just of the spiritual and physical, but a fusion of the ancient discipline of yoga with the sounds of today’s underground dance music. An hour of DeepBeats’ Vinyasa Flow accompanied by your personal soundtrack of atmospheric deep house grooves. Free refreshments courtesy of Revive Kombucha. Bring your own mat. 18+
Works of 12 emerging photographers engage w/ queer identities & perspectives
DAYBREAK: New Affirmations in Queer Photography

June 9 - September 2, 2018. Fullness, potentiality, complexity, nuance for a queer future. An array of strategies/ determined engagement w/ the medium. Kevin Aranibar, Elliott Jerome Brown Jr, Ryan James Caruthers, Ryan Duffin, Andrew Jarman, Mikaela Lungulov-Klotz, Groana Melendez, Vanessa Rondón, Alexis Ruiseco-Lombera, Matthew Papa, Jess Richmond, Elias Jesús Rischmawi.
Saturday at House of Yes
YES! Brooklyn Pride!

June 9, 2018, 10pm-4am. Brooklyn Pride 4th Year at House of Yes with over 1,000 LGBTQueers, Kweens, Girls, Boys, Bois, butches, femmes, Daddys, Zaddys, Sixtrixes, Transfam and NB folk! An over-the-top, all-night celebration of love, uniqueness, freedom, glitter + most of all… PRIDE! DJs Hybrid Set, Betty Ford, Whitney Day. OUTdoor patio. Lady Circus Dancers, Aerialists, Artists.
Every sperm has a story
The Could’ve-Beens (or Sperm Play)

June 9, 2018, 10pm. The story of five sperm cells in search of an egg… which they have difficulty finding once they realize they are inside a man. Andy the Anus and Pete the Prostate help the sperm cells on their journey to find a purpose and self-acceptance in this allegorical queer comedy.
Hosted by Alegria Events
VIVA New York City

June 9, 2018, 11pm-7am at FREQ. Special Monthly Saturday Event. DJ EDU QUINTAS (Brazil). Production Design: Ric Sena. Lights: Darren Kawa. Door: $50 before 1am. Next date: Jun 24th - Alegria PRIDE w/ ALAIN JACKINSKY + RENATO CECIN (Brazil).
Curated and Hosted by Aimee Herman
Queer Art Organics

June 12, 2018, 7:30pm. Evening of music, comedy, dancing, performance art and theatre celebrating LGBTQ performers. June will feature: H Elizabeth Smith, Bronx Community College (CUNY) teacher; poet Marty Correia, Dixon Place Wicked Queer Authors literary series; Sandra H. Tarlin, Bronx Community College Assoc Professor of English. Curated/ hosted by performance poet Aimee Herman.
Free Community Screening
SATURDAY CHURCH, by director Damon Cardasis

June 13, 2018, 6pm. Shy, effeminate, age 14, Ulysses copes after his father dies, but questions his gender identity, finding escape in dance, music, and the Saturday Church LGBTQ youth program. With a passion for NYC Ball Scene voguing he keeps his two worlds apart. But his double life is exposed, and he must find courage to be himself and risk losing those he cares about most.
The Leslie-Lohman Speakers Series
Lucky Llanes & Brett Rubin: Phonebook

June 14 , 2018, 6-9pm. A collaboration, created over the span of one year, that chronicles Lucky’s contacts from 2016. Phonebook is an edition of 15, to release annually, providing insight into Lucky’s interpersonal relationships, vulnerabilities, and intimacies as they evolve over time.
House of Yes, Vanity Q, and Jayse Vegas present
Part Of Your World: An LGBT Concert & Party

June 16, 2018, 4-9pm. Atlantis themed NYC pride kick off party - quality production/ hottest NYC drag queens, artists, and designers. DJ tunes, drinks, dancing, talent showcase. Bringing the LGBT community together through the arts with a sickening line-up for an awesome NYC LGBT night.
"This is New York F*ing City"
Folsom Street East

June 17, 2018, 11am-6pm annual Sunday NYC leather & fetish street festival at W 27th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues; with vendors, performers and entertainment. See photos from previous years at their website.
New York City's Weekly Sunday Gay Party Cruise
Sea Tea NYC's Gay Sailing Party Cruise - Kick off party

June 17, 2018. Board 6pm, Pier 40, 2 blocks south of Christopher St. Cruise 7:30-10pm. Hosts: Appolonia Cruz w/ DJ Israel Reynoso. Popular NY DJs, each w/ different theme/ crowd. Some include performances by famous drag entertainers and hot male go-go dancers. Several cash bars/ gourmet buffet dinner. June 23rd Muscle Bears w/ DJ Kurt Jo. June 24th Latin Pride w/ DJs Joss + Freddy. See:
Sexy striptease benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
Broadway Bares: Game Night - directed by Nick Kenkel

June 17, 2018, 9:30pm-1am at Manhattan Center Events/ Hammerstein/ Grand Ballroom. Broadway’s sexiest striptease returns as a strip poker game night, as over 150 of the hottest male and female dancers in New York City roll the dice and their well-toned bodies in a highly choreographed annual spectacular - a titillating live show where anything can happen.
OutCinema Opening Night Film & Party - The New York City Premiere
Ideal Home, by writer/director Andrew Fleming

June 18, 2018, 7:30pm. Outrageous, crowd-pleasing comedy starring Paul Rudd and Steve Coogan as an extravagant gay couple named Paul and Erasmus whose personal and professional lives are turned inside out when a ten-year-old boy shows up at their door claiming to be Erasmus’ grandson. Post-screening Q&A with writer/director Andrew Fleming + open bar after-party.
The glamorous world of 1970s fashion, nightlife, and culture in New York & Paris
Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco

June 19, 2018, 7:30pm. Documentary on the revolutionary illustrator, proudly bisexual NYC icon, couture collaborator and fashion illustrator. Puerto Rico native, raised in The Bronx, arbiter of style and glamour, Antonio brought the urban street to postwar fashion, discovering Grace Jones, Jessica Lange, Jerry Hall + Warhol Superstars Donna Jordan, Jane Forth, Patti D’Arbanville.
Leslie-Lohman Museum LivingRoom Gallery
A1Bazaar’s Diasphoria Bazaar

June 20- 23, 2018, 12-6pm. Four-day pop-up shop showcasing queer/trans artists of color + South Asian artists: art, jewelry, fashion, spices, opening night of performance - a bustling bazaar of tactile installations and vibrant experiences. Featured artists and small businesses will resonate with the diasphoria theme, exploring gender dysphoria, queerness, and the South Asian diaspora.
A variety show dedicated to the raw & the raunchy.
Dirty Circus: Variety Show

June 20, 2018, 7-10pm. Aerial. Circus. Absurdity. Skill. Hilarity. Brilliance. Finest, fittest, most ferocious performers, curated to perfection, on stage for your enjoyment. Showcasing the best talent in the entire city, for you at a fraction of the cost. Featuring: A-MA-ZING performers, hosted by the one and only Kae Burke! In 3 acts, not for the faint of heart.
The 10th annual edition

June 20 - July 1, 2018, 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.
A special panel conversation and screening of film by director Marilyn Bennett
From Selma to Stonewall: Are We There Yet?

June 20, 2018, 8pm. A galvanizing documentary that sees a black preacher and a white lesbian activist form a bond as they search for the intersection between the civil rights and the LGBTQ+ equality movements of today. Featuring Darnell L Moore, Sarah Shulman, and Rev. Dr. Brad R Braxton. Followed by an extended panel discussion with activists and featured cast, moderated by Tiq Milan.
An immersive screening of Labyrinth (Jim Henson, 1986)
Film: Little Cinema Presents Labyrinth

June 21, 2018, 7pm. Filmstarring David Bowie as Jareth, the Goblin King and Jennifer Connolly as Sarah. Little Cinema reimagines the dark fantasy epic, exploring the historic collaboration between Bowie, Jim Henson, and George Lucas with a cast of over 20 House Of Yes performers + new interpretation of the classic soundtrack featuring Bowie's music. Part of a Bowie film series.
Curated & Hosted by Dust Tea Shoulders
CAMPFIRE! Queer Storytime

June 21, 2018, 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.
Kicking off the main weekend of NYC Pride
NYC Pride - The Rally

June 22, 2018, 6-8pm at the Stonewall National Monument. NYC Pride is taking the Rally back into the streets! LGBTQ and human rights are under attack by the current political environment. Join community activists, organizers, politicians, and more for this unprecedented moment in our history. Take a stand, show up in force, and make your voice heard in this re-imagined Rally experience.
This event will be a celebration for Pride!
Lola Flash

June 22-24, 2018. Fri 6pm opening, Sat/Sun noon-6pm exhibition. Legendary photographs/ insider’s account of ways gender-queer people are perceived and how mainstream visual representation affects both individual psyches and broader society. Each subject harnesses a pride that transcends hate, making it possible for the LGBTQ+ community to survive, but also to live with love.
Idgy Dean's Summer Solstice Party (II)

June 22, 2018, 6-10pm. New Age Egyptian Seance Party celebration of the SUN's holiest day on Earth. Be REVERENT, PRESENT, and POSITIVE. Dress like an 80s-era Positive Affirmation Self-Helper, Turn-of-the-Century Occult Spiritualist, or Ancient Egyptian God(dess). SHINE BRIGHT + PROUD to kick off this QUEER CELEBRATORY weekend! Performance Art. Acrobats. Drums. GLITTERATI 10pm-4am.
Illuminate your life! Enlighten your inner light! Welcome to the Glitterati
Glitterati PRIDE: No Place Like Home

June 22, 2018, 10pm-4am. Follow the glitter-brick road to the land of Oz and join the ranks of the secret society of sparkle. It's NYC PRIDE and we are LIVING for rainbow sparkle realness! Let the glitter be your guide into the divine night. Sparkles, Glitter, Glitz are REQUIRED for entry! Wear your most shiney styles! Bioglitz biodegradable glitter available!
get down and dirty with best of the best and most international crowd NYC offers
M.E.A.T. New York | PRIDE Friday

June 22, 2018, 11pm-6am. Push boundaries/ ltest imits. Don’t hold back...let it ALL out... take it ALL in! DJs PHIL ROMANO + NINA FLOWERS bring the beats. Unleash deepest, darkest, dirtiest desires and SWEAT at our new multi-level playground. VIP Open Vodka Bar, express entry, VIP Darkroom access, Mezzanine overlooking Main Floor, private seating, private bar, clothes check.
Since 1969
New York City Pride Island 2018

June 23-24, 2018. World's oldest pride celebration. SAT 2-10pm + SUN 2-11pm at Hudson River Park, Pier 97, Hells Kitchen. Legendary soul singers to indie pop bands, a new inclusive experience, creating a central hub for the LGBTQ community to celebrate Pride.
Co-hosted by Chris Reed with DJ Kurt Jo - Sea Tea presents
Muscle Bear Pride Cruise

June 23, 2018, 6pm, boarding from Pier 40 on the Hybrid yacht, sailing 7:30pm with 600 hot men and go-go dancers, sailing; returning 10pm at dock. Limited early bird tickets $25 until sold out, then $40 or $50 day of sailing. All tickets include complimentary buffet dinner. Tickets are always available for purchase in person at the Village Apothecary, NYC. Next: Jun 24th Latino Pride.
Hosted by BRÜT and DJ Peter Napoli
Brütally Proud 2018 - Concrete Jungle

June 23, 2018, 10pm-8am. Playground with the hottest men; the place to express yourself/ explore your wild side; unique musical journey; dance until sunrise. We are BRÜT - a community! Junior Vasquez joins the BRÜT pack. WE formulate the incredible melting pot that is New York City. FB
Out in the streets for the biggest Pride celebration in the world!
NYC Pride 2018: The March + PrideFest

June 24, 2018, Noon from 7th Ave at 16th St. Since 1970 annual civil rights demonstration. Grand Marshals: Billie Jean King, Lambda Legal, Tyler Ford, Kenita Placide. In 2017 over 450+ unique marching contingents, 110+ floats. PrideFest 11am-6pm at University Place, between 13th St and Waverly Pl: annual LGBTQ street fair day of fun + celebration w/ exhibitors, entertainers, activities.
T'S PRIDE, and we wanna celebrate with you! Don your gay apparel!
Bad Behavior: NYC Pride Afterparty

June 24, 2018, 8pm-3am. Calling all queers, queens, dykes, dandies, kitten, rad fae, nancy boys, soft butches, hard femmes, gay goddesses, all wonderful queer humans to the dance floor. Tonight this house is YOURS. Welcome! Fire up the filth, turn up the trash, bring us your most glamorous garbage - we want it ALL at Brooklyn's choicest queer party! GET REAL, GET CUTE, GET LUCKY!
Pride NYC 2018

June 24, 2018, 11pm-noon at FREQ. NYC Pride - DJs Alain Jackinsky + Renato Cecin (Brazil). Lights by Darren Kawa. Production Design by Ric Sena. General Admission $90.
A weekly concert and networking event series
Treble Tuesdays - 1 Year Anniversary

June 26, 2018, 8pm-2am. Connecting the next generation of music makers every TUES; hundreds of artists meet, mingle, perform for the local music scene. NYC underground music culture staple with a fiercely loyal following; some of the hottest emerging local artists. With: Siimba Liives Long, Riz La Vie, Baby Yors, Freakquencee, ORG Or Nothing, Sacred Gzz. Sounds: Simen Sez + FunknVibe.
Feed the ferocious beast inside you, satiate the creature of your curiosity
House Of Love: Animal Nature

June 30, 2018, 10pm-4am. Indulge your instincts/ let pleasure run wild. Get intimate with us... with yourself; make your soul roar/ your hair stand on end. Feel butterflies in your entire body. Play with power and pleasure, feel the strongest passions with partners or new friends of the night. We will show you the way. Dance, sweat, breathe; feel how hard we love you. COSTUMES MANDATORY!
27th Anniversary - Queer performance & culture
Hot! Festival NYC

July 2-28, 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.
After a botched suicide attempt the total bottom and force of nature is stuck
Glace Chase: Love Criminal

July 5, 2018, 7:30pm. Stuck in the space time continuum forced to cure the lovesickness of the people she now inhabits, aided only by her present day advisor Siri, Glace must figure out her own love crime, if she ever wants to find her way home.
Jesus and Judas are in love and everything is wonderful; until God intervenes
I Love You, Jesus Christ!

July 5, 2018, 7:30pm. Divine intervention forces Jesus to abandon Judas and set off on a path to carry out God’s mission. ‘I Love You, Jesus Christ!” is a queer allegorical retelling of the crucifixion where Jesus ascends as a martyr leaving Judas searching for something to believe in.
New York's Celebration of LGBTQ Arts & Culture
Fresh Fruit Festival

July 9-22, 2018 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:
Ready for beauty beyond all measure? House of Yes and Madame Vivien V present
Hot Mess: Drag Competition

July 11, 2018, 10pm. Free night of drag queens, kings, queerdos, and weirdos for all! Feel the fantasy; lose your minds as every kind of performer in the drag universe does whatever it takes to shock and amaze you. Club queens, daddy kings, gender-free stripers, art monsters and more will let it all out on stage for your applause, the coveted title of Mx Hot Mess, and $100 cash money!
Seekin to place this alt-right obsession with cuckolding into historical context
American Cuck

July 12, 2018, 10pm. Exploring the ways in which this newest version of an antique narrative serves as a variation on a formative theme necessary for the country’s self-identity. Any rupture in the dominant masques of the plantation fantasy sends the entire republic into crisis. Such ruptures and crises are the focus -- and the goal of this piece.
What makes me hard to love?

July 13-28, 2018. We all are given the chance to wrestle with the question. A black, queer, HIV positive boy is lost on his way to a date. With his father? The cute guy at Popeyes? A white supremacist? God? A sexy bedtime story/ rumor/ poignant thing your grandma once said. Poetic spin on fairytales exposes violence/ grace/ humanity/ prejudice/ wit/ and shards of our lived complexities.
Tragic-comic modern-day love child of Reader’s Theatre & Medieval morality play
THE HOLLYWOOD ADRIANA - A Cautionary Tale of Damaged Good

July 13, 2018, 7:30pm. Rupert’s bizarre erotic encounters telescope time/ place into hallucinogenic continuum. Inspired by murder of silent movie icon Ramon Novarro, worlds of film, ballet, opera; Sarah Bernhardt, Maya Plisetskaya, Hector Berlioz; hustlers, drag queens, athletes, altar boys converge in surreal universe of obsession, love, innocence lost, murder, suicide, catharsis.
Sea Tea NYC
Hombres Lounge + VOYAGER

July 22, 2018, 6pm boarding. The hottest go go boys from Hombres Lounge, plus beautiful Manhattan views while sailing on the John James Audubon Hornblower Yacht. July 29th - Host Jorge Garcia Escudero presents VOYAGER w/ DJ Fernando D Carnevali and The Imperial Court. Each night 7:30-10pm sailings from Pier 40 includes complimentary buffet dinner. Buy tickets at Village Apothecary.
Sea Tea NYC
STONEWALL Veterans + Steve Sidewalk + Hombres + Adodi

August 5, 2018 - STONEWALL Veterans Rebellion Association/ MAX RODRIGUEZ plays Stonewall JukeBox Music from the 60s/ 70s. Aug 12th - Steve Sidewalk's Music of the 80s/ 90s/ 00s. Aug 19th - Hombres Latin Lounge Cruise. Aug 26th - Adodi. The African American Cruise. Board 6pm each night at Pier 40 to sail 7:30-10pm, w/ complimentary buffet dinner service. Tickets: Village Apothecary.
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 photographer active in 1970s radical lesbian organizing in NY + CA
Donna Gottschalk Exhibition: Brave, Beautiful Outlaws

August 29, 2018 - March 17, 2019. Gottschalk came out as a lesbian right at the formation of the east coast radical lesbians and Furies collectives where she met artists Joan E Biren, Flavia Rando, and others. She then moved to California to join lesbian-separatist communities, all the time photographing herself, friends, lovers, activists, and Alfie, who became a woman named Myla.
Sea Tea NYC
Labor Day Cruise + Sport Leagues Cruise + Last Dance

September 2, 2018. Chris Reed will host a Beef Cake cruise. Sept 9th - The Big Apple Softball League Cruise on three decks, with two bars, dancing and drag entertainment. Sept 16th - The Last Dance of the 2018 season, w/ DJ Robbie Leslie + Cheer NY. Each night 6pm boarding at Pier 40 for 7:30-10pm sailing, with complimentary buffet dinner service. Tickets at Village Apothecary.
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.
The Genderqueer Performance Art of Stephen Varble
RUBBISH AND DREAMS - Telling the story from private archives

September 29, 2018 - January 6, 2019. Performance artist, iconic in 1970s NYC for his disruptive interventions at galleries, public spaces, and financial institutions; unauthorized/ impromptu performance wearing elaborate drag costumes of street trash, food waste, and stolen objects. Decidedly anti-institutional, disrupting the business of art, he was soon written out of history.
NY International Fringe Festival
Fringe NYC

October 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:
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

October 24-30, 2018, 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.
Exhibition focusing on photographs by a gay photographer
OUT FOR THE CAMERA: The Self-Portraits of Leonard Fink

January 24 - August 5, 2018. Little known in his lifetime or today, Fink documented 1970s/ early 1980s NYC West Village bar culture, Pride marches, abandoned piers, sex and cruising along the waterfront; also himself in his apartment and at the piers with friends. Includes related photos by Gail Thacker, Tee A Corinne, Del LaGrace Volcano, Shari Diamond, Stanley Stellar and Frank Hallam.
Catch a glimpse into the future of the rapidly changing world of storytelling
Tribeca Film Festival

Mid April, 2019, 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 Saint at Large presents
Rites XXXX: The Black Party 2019

Mid April, 2019, SAT 10pm - SUN pm - past year at Depot 52 Warehouse, 7 52nd St, Brooklyn. Annual Spring event - past year’s theme, “PIGTOPIA: I Want to Break Free.” MUSIC by FATHERHOOD (Batty Bass) NYC, CHRIS CRUSE (SPOTLIGHT) LA, EDDIE ELIAS (VERVE) SD, MASSIMILIANO PAGLIARA (Ostgut Ton) BER, DANNY KRIVIT (718 SESSIONS) NYC. For 2019 updates see:
The 11th Annual
Urban Bear NYC Weekend Street Fair

Mid-May, 2019. THU-SUN events typically include Stache Basr/ Beard Mash; The Monster Bear Mania; Rockbar Underbear; YogaBear; Gym Grizzly Guzzler; Bears Ahoy Sunset Cruise; Gym Home Port Afterparty. SUNDAY Fair + Dance Party.