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Emergency measures in the wake of Covid-19
Venues Closed & Events Cancelled/ Postponed

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has limited restaurants, bars and cafes to take-out and delivery service. New York governor Andrew Cuomo announced that all non-essential businesses must close. Many events below have been cancelled or postponed. Broadway producers have extended the suspension of all shows through the first week of June. See links for updates.
 

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.

www.museumofsex.com/portfolio_page/exhibition-animals
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.

www.thetheatercenter.com
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.

anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings
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.

eclubnyc.com/weekly
TOMMY G PRESENTS
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.

www.nowherebarnyc.com
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.

www.facebook.com/events/1499148800214473
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.

www.handsomenyc.com
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.”

www.boysnightrevue.com
At Stonewall - Where Pride Began
Lesbo-A-Go-Go

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.

www.thestonewallinnnyc.com
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.

www.ggny.org
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

www.facebook.com/habibinyc
Curated by Ariel Goldberg and Noam Parness
UNCANNY EFFECTS: Robert Giard’s Currents of Connection

Ongoing through April 19, 2020. Late 20th-century LGBTQ+ cultural connections. Beyond Giard’s best-known project, Particular Voices: Portraits of Gay and Lesbian Writers, highlighting Giard’s expansiveness: nudes to still lives, landscapes, activist/ artist portraits. Also artwork + archival materials of people photographed; context for the images/ lives documented.

www.leslielohman.org/project/uncanny-effects
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.

www.leslielohman.org/project/being-seen-makes-a-movement-possible
Hosted by Andressa Furletti
Saravá! Yes Carnaval

March 1, 2020, 3-11pm. Brazilian Carnival at House of Yes? Celebrating Clarice Lispector’s centennial in an 8h long party exploring the multitude of Brazilian carnival? As we say, CarnAval! DJs Greg Caz, Mickey Pérez, Deo Jorge, and Tahira (Brazil). LIVE: Pandeiro Ensemble, Mambembé, FogoAzul NYC, Marivaldo Dos Santos. Performances/art: Group.BR, NY Brazilian theater.

www.facebook.com/events/1396175273895951
Open Stage Variety Show
Bindlestiff

March 2 + April 6, 2020, 7:30pm. An uncompromising theatrical experience that includes aerial artists, wire walkers, sword swallowers, Kung Fu juggling, clown bands, trained rats, a Heavy Metal Magician, a cougar contortionist and a cowboy from the Bronx. Hosted by Bindlestiff Cirkus co-founder Keith Nelson. A $12 suggested donation (cash at the door) supports the artists.

dixonplace.org/performances/bindlestiff-open-stage-03-02-2020
Celebrating 14 seasons, the Upper West Side's biggest & best competition
So You Think You Can Belt

March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2020. Every MON 9-11:30pm. Singers compete live head-to-head to win cash and debut their own show. Come share your voice and give your vote for the winner alongside an award winning panel of esteemed judges and celebrities! $5 before 8pm, $8 after. Cash only 2 drink minimum. Produced by Peter Dunn. Created by John Forslund. Next: April 6, 13, 20, 27 ....

thewestendlounge.com/event/so-you-think-you-can-belt/all
The Bureau in partnership with with the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research
Judith Butler’s Gender Trouble: Theory, Sexuality, and Subversion

March 3-24, 2020, TUE 6:30-9:30pm. Instructor: Paige Sweet. The text has become required reading for anyone interested in feminist theory, critical appraisals of gender, and the burgeoning field of queer theory. Central to Butler’s theory is the concept of performativity as a way to describe how we become gendered subjects, that is, how we come to enact gender in recognizable ways.

bgsqd.com/event/judith-butlers-gender-trouble
A free night of drag queens, kings, queerdos, and weirdos for EVERYONE!
Hot Mess: Drag Competition - 2 Year Anniversary

March 4, 2020, 10pm-4am. Feel the fantasy and sparkle as every kind of performer in the drag universe does whatever it takes to shock and amaze you. The performer with loudest audience reaction wins the title "Mx Hot Mess" and $100 cash money. Dance party magic in between the drag shows, and late into the night! Free All Night!

www.facebook.com/events/2760513517318602
A playful and saucy extravaganza
Boys' Night: An All-Male Cirquelesque Revue!

March 5, 2020, 10pm-12am, The Slipper Room. Brand new show, brand new man meat for you! 4 years of playful + saucy extravaganzas showcasing circus + burlesque arts. NEW SHOW EVERY MONTH. Diverse aerial and ground performances with a wink, a smile and lots of creativity. A slightly naughty evening out with some of the best/ brightest talents in NYC. Next: April 2; May 7; June 4; July 2.

www.boysnightrevue.com
take off your clothes / move / groove / get rubbed
Rockstrap

March 6, 2020, 10pm-4am. Cheap drinks, warm bodies, dark room, friendly vibes. A singlet moment for those inclined - cover the bar in jockstraps and singlets. Host Patrick. Bartenders Jason and Joey. DJ Lorant.

www.facebook.com/events/185459656052376
No phones No photos No bullshit No bad attitudes No nonsense ...
HOUSE OF NO

March 7, 2020, 10pm-4am. No (such thing as) bad dancing. Our hedonistic musical playground - get off your phone/ in the groove, feel vibrations of sound/ light/ human connection. Embrace shapes of darkness, lost in pulsating rhythms from The Bunker New York. DJs Bryan Kasenic + Lauren Flax w/ Dark Divination, Aerial Artistry, Performance Dance Spells, Bodies, beauties, boldness...

www.facebook.com/events/500501263996624
The Center for Women's Global Leadership - Hosted by Sholay Events
Ready Set Dance and Celebrate CSW64 - Cancelled

March 12, 2020, 7:30-1:30pm, Le Reve, 125 E 54th St. Mingle + boogie at Midtown's Moroccan dance den. Sholay Events is a community sponsor of the annual dance mixer hosted by The Center for Women's Global Leadership. The party coincides with the UN Commission on the Status of Women + 25th anniversary of the Beijing Conference on Women. BollyWorld Dance beats: Ashu Rai.

www.facebook.com/events/220960515605459
Dress Code: Trendy and Biz Casual
Queer Play: an LGBTQ Game Night + Happy Hour - Cancelled

March 13, 2020, 6:30-11pm, at SlateNY, 54 W 21st St. Monthly night of Games, Cocktails, Dining and Socializing. Hosted by: Guy Social + Girl Social/ Featuring: FOOSBALL / PING PONG / MARIO KART on NINTENDO SWITCH / SUPER SIZED JENGA / GIANT CONNECT FOUR / BOARD GAMES / CARD GAMES. Bring your own games - there's plenty of table space! $5 advance / $10 door.

www.facebook.com/events/2453214681660586
Daniel Nardicio presents:
The 9th Annual Mr Nude York Pageant - Cancelled

March 13, 2020, 9pm-4am. America's only ALL NUDE ALL DUDE ALL LEWD beauty pageant is back! Watch as 10 guys battle it out naked to win $300 and the title of Mr Nude York! Contest starts at 11pm. DJ Marto/Dynell + rock bottom dancers all night on the bar. $15 in advance/ $20 door. email daniel@dworld.us to be a contestant.

www.facebook.com/events/2482417908648682
Inclusive, uplifting party atmosphere designed to unite all ages & persuasions
Glitterbox NYC - Cancelled

March 13, 2020, 10pm-4am. Glitz to the nines, live your best glitter life. International disco divas GLITTERBOX are back! Big confetti moments, drag queens, go-go spectacles, and the best damn house music of your life. LOOKS: Glow. Shine. Sparkle. Glitz. Be bright, bold! Creative looks/ costumes required. MUSIC: Simon Dunmore, Luke Solomon and JKriv.

www.facebook.com/events/212568216540071
In Brooklyn
HARDER - Cancelled

March 13, 2020, 11pm-4:30am. Continuing the New York gay underground nightlife tradition. Throbbing house/ techno/ dark disco beats fill the dark/ intimate space where a hardcore party crowd comes together. DJs Lisa Frank + Strike Stone. Hosts: TBA. Next date: Apr 3rd.

www.facebook.com/events/176511057019979
H2O Festival Edition Featuring Johnny I
Calibr 1 year Anniversary - Cancelled

March 14, 2020, 10pm-4am. We are back! The the new Beat Masters are chosen, and your vibe awaits your contribution on the dance floor, at REBAR Chelsea. Antonio Cedeno Events challenges you to test....your......CALIBR. Featuring DJ Johnny I. Hosted by Androgyny + Antonio Cedeno. With Soaking wet Go Go Dancers. $10 COVER.

www.facebook.com/events/623778778441515
LGBTQ DANCE PARTY
Hot Rabbit - Cancelled

March 14, 2020 10pm-4am at Venus in Furs, 990 Broadway, Brooklyn. 3-Floor venue with a Huge dance floor, 2 bars, Pool Tables, Arcade Games, late night food, cheap drinks and more! New spring HOT spots to come. Vote for your faves to become our new queer bunny homes! Beats by DJ TBA. Performance TBA! Go-Go Magic by Hot Rabbit dancers! Mic Stylins by emcee ANDREW BARRET COX.

https://www.hotrabbit.com
In a 4-session workshop, read & analyze zines by queer and trans & queer writers
Legible: A Queer Per-Zine Workshop - Postponed

March 14, 21, 28 + April 4, 2020, 11am-1pm. Free. You’re welcome to bring your own, but materials will be provided along with copies of zines to be used in discussions. Organizer Robin Gow, an out and proud bisexual genderqueer man passionate about LGBTQIA+ issues, is the author of the chapbook HONEYSUCKLE, and an adjunct professor and MFA candidate at Adelphi University.

bgsqd.com/event/legible-a-queer-per-zine-workshop
Curated & Hosted by Dust Tea Shoulders
CAMPFIRE! Queer Storytime - Cancelled

March 18 + April 7, 2020, 7:30pm at Dixon Place. Style Icon and Self Proclaimed Downtown Darling Dust Tea Shoulders hosts CAMPFIRE! Queer Storytime. He and his guests tell tales of hilarity, heartbreak, and hot times of heavy breathing - laugh, cry, and feel the feels. Free admission.

dixonplace.org/performances/campfire-queer-storytime-03-18-20
Nostalgia overload. Delicious Kitsch. Throwback mashups!
Dirty Thursday: 90s Night - Cancelled

March 19, 26, 2020, 10pm-4am. Embrace your filth on our dance floor. Shake it off, sweat yourself clean, get dirty all over again. With DJ Dirtyfinger. Mar 19th - Blacklight Night. Mar 26th - Born This Way: A night devoted to visionary icon Lady Gaga!

www.facebook.com/pg/houseofyes/events
Written & performed by Eszter Balint
I Hate Memory - Cancelled

March 20, 21, 27, 28, 2020, 7:30pm. An anti-cabaret co-starring the Streets of New York and the Late 20th Century, the show features appearances by family, film, fame, immigration, joy, theater, shame, dance floors, open doors, papaya ice cream, and the Shah of Iran’s wife. This reluctant memoir is served on a bed of song and dirt, with a punk aperitif and Jimmy Carter for dessert.

dixonplace.org/performances/i-hate-memory
Eric Schmalenberger is proud to bring you
Blunderland Variety Show - Cancelled

March 20, 2020, 6:30-9:30pm. A delectable evening of variety with everything whimsical, surreal, and psychedelic you can handle, HOT and ready to dazzle. Leave all expectations at the door and come be titillated. Drawing from the finest burlesque, circus, cabaret, and queer scenes - a trip down a rabbit hole of scintillating surprises w/ host: Eric Schmalenberger! See cast:

www.facebook.com/events/204574154248638
Hosted by RUFFHOUSE NYC and Nowhere Bar
Ruffhouse NYC: Locker Room - Cancelled

March 20, 2020, 10pm-4am. Theme is SPORTS GEAR FETISH! Wear your best gear and get your picture taken for a free shot! Music by DJ Brian Gately (Easy/NYC). No Cover. House Music. Dark rooms/ fast friends.

www.facebook.com/events/145169809946887
Daddy Ersin Presents
RAM Party - NYC - Cancelled

March 21, 2020, 10pm. Experience the unexpected at RAM Gear Party at REBAR Chelsea again! Music by DJ James Andersen(NYC) A party full of testosterone with: Men in gear; Stud Dancers; Daddies; Bears; Bearded Boys; Pups; Leatherman; and Circuit Boys. Exclusive Ram Room For Men. Any type of gear encouraged! Coat check available! Next dates: Jun 13; Jul 18; and more at:

www.facebook.com/events/180244853038528
Hosted by MEAT - NYC Underground Party
MEAT New York - Special w/ DJ Nina Flowers + Ugene - Cancelled

March 21, 2020, 10pm-6am. Strap on that harness and squeeze into your leather gear. DJs NINA FLOWERS + ŪGENE. Get down and dirty in our raw, underground Berlin-inspired multi-room playground w/ stone floors, high ceilings, outdoor space.  The best/most international crowd in NEW YORK. Don’t hold back...just let go...let it ALL out...and take it ALL in! Next: Apr 18; May 16.

www.facebook.com/events/536704610473066
New LGBTQ WOMXN PARTY by HOT RABBIT & HONEY BURLESQUE
Hot Honey - Cancelled

March 21, 2020, 11pm-4am. Join a sea of LGBTQ baddies at the new spot for queer babes and bois, at their chic Williamsburg home - dance, drink, and be entertained. Craft cocktails + bar bites served in two lounges; free tarot readings by moonlight; dance room party jamz; plus gogo & burlesque shows by Honey Burlesque! Drummer/DJ Bbari.

www.hotrabbit.com
Sophisticated version of sleepover when one of your friends searches for porn
Pass the Porn: A Cinematic Social Experiment - Altered States - Cancelled

March 24, 2020, 7-11pm. A cross between cinema + smut. Pillows, cuddle puddles, blankets, popcorn. And porn. Lots of porn. Spaces to safely celebrate sexuality are dwindling, censorship at an all time high. Reality: Porn isn't evil. Talk about it, learn from it, incorporate it. Create a conversation around it to use as a platform to unpack cultural nuances and norms.

www.facebook.com/events/1084670151866874
Hosted by Guy Social NYC
Category Is: DIY - Monthly Drag Show & Contest - Cancelled

March 24, 2020, 7-11pm at Lot 15/ Kixby Hotel, 45 W 35th St. Where your runway is as important as your lip-sync! Hosts: Kantankerous Couture + Heidi N. Dix + guests/ $10 admission w/ cocktail specials + delicious food. Ten amateur queens will entertain as they compete to snatch the $100 Cash Prize! Boylesque Preformance: Twinky Boots.

www.facebook.com/events/543727212908317
Variety show of Skill, Hilarity, Brilliance - dedicated to the raw & raunchy
Dirty Circus: Variety Show - Aerial. Circus. Absurdity. - Cancelled

March 25, 2020, 7-10pm. Finest, fittest/ most ferocious performers in 3 acts - not for the faint of heart. Showcasing the best NYC talent at a fraction of the cost. Hosts: House of Yes co-founders Kae Burke + Anya Sapozhnikova. BATHTUB SEAT/ SPLASH ZONE - occasionally, it gets extra messy!

www.facebook.com/events/284543789188368
The NYC Queer Comic Fair enters its 4th year with a Kickstarter funded in 1 hour
NYC Queer Comic Fair 2020 - Postponed

April 11-12, 2020, 1-7pm. Event creators, Bubba of WabiSabiZinez and Pat Reilly of Comics by Patrick, fill a comic books gap in the queer arts community. At first focused solely on comics and graphic novels, they have expanded the scope to photo essays, illustration, illustrated poetry, children’s books, and coloring books; a conversation or narrative between words and images.

bgsqd.com/event/nyc-queer-comic-fair-2020
Catch a glimpse into the future of the rapidly changing world of storytelling
Tribeca Film Festival - Postponed

April 15-26, 2020, 12-day annual screenings at several venues. New films from around the world + Virtual Reality exhibits. 17 years supporting emerging and established voices, discovering award-winning filmmakers, curating innovative and interactive experiences, and introducing new ideas and technology through panels, premieres, exhibitions, and live performances.

tribecafilm.com/festival
International party brand started as a small basement party in East London
Daddy Issues NYC - Cancelled

April 24, 2020, 10pm-4am. DJs JOEY QUINONES + JAMES CERNE play an eclectic mix of house/ disco/techno electronic dance beats. Hosts: Ollywood, South East, Hey Rooney, Airik Prince, Jon Ali, Dr Demetre, Berlin, Baby Love, Serena Tea, Sharok, Greggory Marcus, Beefydork, Jmv, Gogopup, Trevor Northam. All inclusive. All about fagging out. Leave your masc/mask behind; dance those issues away.

www.3dollarbillbk.com/events/2020/4/24/daddy-issues
Hosted by Alegria Events and Ric Sena Presents
VIVA New York City - Cancelled

April 25, 2020, 10pm-6am at Kings Hall/ Avant Gardner, 111 Gardner Ave, Brooklyn. Gay dance party - boys + beats featuring rotating circuit celebrities and NYC's hottest DJs. Music by DJ TBA. Tickets available on-line or at Nasty Pig, 259 West 19th St.

www.facebook.com/events/1503392566484721
Cabaret burlesque, live music, vaudeville, aerials, visual art, magic, mysticism
The Poetry Brothel: Wild, Wild West - Cancelled

April 23, 2020, 7pm-12am. Unique, immersive poetry event takes poetry from classrooms and lecture halls to lush interiors of a bordello. Madame presents a cast of poets, each a carefully crafted character, who imparts their work in public readings/ spontaneous poetic eruptions. For a small fee all poets are available for sequestered readings on beds and chaise lounges in private rooms.

www.3dollarbillbk.com/events/2020/4/23/the-poetry-brothel-wild-wild-west
The 12th Annual
Urban Bear NYC Weekend Street Fair - Cancelled

May 14-17, 2020. Four days of events: BAR CRAWLS/ DANCE PARTIES/ BEARS AHOY! SUNSET BOOZE CRUISE/ BEER BUSTS and PERFORMANCES… Past year venues included: Julius, Bedlam, Rockbar, GYM Sports Bar, Pier 81, and NYC STREET FAIR on Little West 12th St. See updates:

www.theurbanbear.com
Hosted by JC Events and CircuitX
Frisky - Avatar - Postponed

May 30, 2020, 10pm-6am. A completely new experience with awesome production, costumes design, special effects and more. The era of a new generation has just begun!  Music by: THOMAS SOLVERT (Spain) + BINHO UCKERMANN (Brazi).

www.facebook.com/events/261789134808860
Out in the streets for the biggest Pride celebration in the world!
NYC Pride March 2020 - Cancelled

June 14-28, 2020. Since 1970 annual civil rights events will not take place as planned. WABC Channel 7 will continue to support Heritage of Pride this year by broadcasting a special NYCPride programming event in June to all communities across the NYC and tri-state area.

www.nycpride.org
Hosted by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
Broadway Bares

June 21, 2020. More than 150 of New York City’s most talented dancers will unite for an extravaganza of sensational striptease at the 30th anniversary edition spectacular romp. This year’s special guests and theme will be announced in the spring. Produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. See 2020 updates:

broadwaycares.org
"This is New York F*ing City"
Folsom Street East - Cancelled

June 19-21, 2020 - CANCELLED - SAT, 5-10pm S.L.U.T. Tea at Eagle NYC. SUN 11am-6pm, annual NYC Leather & Fetish Street Festival XXIII at W 27th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues - with vendors, performers and entertainment. Next date: June 18-20, 2021.

www.folsomstreeteast.org
The 12th annual edition
BAMcinemaFest - Cancelled

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.

www.bam.org/bamcinemafest
Back in 2020!
HustlaBall - NY Pride

June 26, 2020. In 2019 HustlaBall came home to where it all started .. New York City! DJs to include Mnemonic, PAGANO (UK) and Chris BEKKER (BER) w/ Electro/ House/ Deep House. International Porn Star Dancers + Live Shows. The Largest Queer Dance Club in Brooklyn w/ the Largest-Ever Production by Creative Vision of Guy J Smith + FreeRadicalsDesign. For more see:

www.hustlaball.com
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.

dixonplace.org/category/hot-festival
Join the Bushwig family for a FESTIVAL OF DRAG, MUSIC & LOVE
BUSHWIG 2020

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.

www.bushwig.com
Rescheduled from April - The Saint at Large presents
Rites XLI: The Black Party 2020 - New Date

September 26, 2020, SAT 10:30pm - SUN 1pm at New York Expo Center, 1108 Oak Point Ave, Bronx. This 18-hour circuit party dance ritual and fetish fantasia will indulge all your senses and tap into unexplored carnal cravings. Featuring Strange Live Acts. Dress: Heavy. Music: TBA - see FB and:

saintatlarge.com
NY International Fringe Festival
Fringe NYC

October, 2020 (TBC). Largest annual multi-arts festival in North America; music, comedy, drama, dance, vaudeville + more, from around the world. Past year a month of over 1100 performances, 200 shows/ 30 days. Sixteen venues have included: The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal St; stages at the Clemente, 107 Suffolk St. Also FringeBYOV in outer boroughs. See:

www.fringenyc.org
A decade of presenting independent films in Bushwick!
Bushwick Film Festival

Early October, 2020 (TBC). Feature Films, Narratives, Shorts, Panels, Events/ Parties. One of Brooklyn’s most influential cinematic events contributes to the borough’s artistic, cultural, and economic growth, attracting national/ international film/ entertainment industry leaders; showcases films by best/ most diverse emerging independent filmmakers in Brooklyn/ worldwide.

bushwickfilmfestival.com
With Outfest Los Angeles and the Film Society of Lincoln Center
Newfest 2020 | New York LGBT Film Festival

October 21-27, 2020, week at Cinépolis Chelsea and other venues. Among world's most important annual LGBT film fests. Narrative features, documentaries, shorts, special events. For 7 full days, over 70 of the the best LGBT films from the USA and abroad, as well as parties and events that bring filmmakers and film lovers together for their most celebrated event of the year.

www.newfest.org
New York's Celebration of LGBTQ Arts & Culture
Fresh Fruit Festival - New dates

October 21-24, 2020, at The Wild Project Theatre, 195 E 3rd St. an inclusive Queer identity, featuring films that entertain, explore and promote queer-themed issues, work by and featuring LGBTQ artists, as well as work inspired by the expanded innovative and audacious downtown Queer avant-garde. See event details at their website:

www.freshfruitfestival.com
Wild Project presents
East Village Queer Film Festival - New Dates

October 21-24, 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 Program.

thewildproject.com/performances/evq-film-festival
The 47th annual costumed canter in the West Village
Village Halloween Parade

October 31, 2020, 7-10:30pm, Avenue of the Americas/ 6th Ave, Spring to 16th. Annual Halloween Parade: 30,000 participants, puppets, bands, dancers, performance artists, outrageous outfits/ headgear, wigs/ wings, 2 million spectators. "…the nation’s most wildly creative public participatory event..." Undercover scouts look for best costumes. LGBT antics all over.

halloween-nyc.com