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Ongoing film screening series
Anthology Film Archives

Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue (at 2nd St). Film sreenings: Essential Cinema; Premieres/Revivals; Retrospectives; Special Screenings; AFA Preservations; New Filmmakers; Festivals. See their website for program calendar.
The Museum of Sex
Sex Lives of Animals

Ongoing film considers the tremendous complexity of animal sexual behavior - far more than a biological drive to reproduce. Animals engage in all conceivable sexual partnerships and sex acts, foreplay to post-coital cuddling: kissing, hugging, self and mutual stimulation, oral sex and every kind of penetrative intercourse imaginable, as multifarious and nuanced as in the human realm.
The hit musical in its 20th year, will transfer to off-Broadway's Theater Center
Naked Boys Singing!

Ongoing at the Jerry Orbach Theater, 210 W 50th. Six guys take it all off for song-fest. Caution - and costumes - are thrown to the wind in this all-new musical revue featuring an original score and a handful of hunks displaying their special charms as they celebrate the splendors of male nudity in comedy, song and dance. Conceived/ directed by Robert Schrock. Previously at Theatre Row.
La mejor noche Mexicana Gay en NYC!
Lunes Picantes

Every Monday, 5pm-4am at Club Evolution, 76-19 Roosevelt Ave, Jackson Heights. Why Go South Of The Border? So Many Men…So Little Time…So Close To Home! Hot staff In plaid shirts, faded blue jeans + sombreros. After 1am the shirts come off! RIDEM COWBOY! Great Mexican Show by Laura Martinez + special guests! The Premiere Latin Night Club. $7 cover.
Macho Monday

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

Tuesdays 10pm-4am at Ritz Bar & Lounge, Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan - NYC'S Largest Gay College Dance Party - 21+ with HOT BODY/ UNDERWEAR CONTEST, and Pop Dance Music by Steve Sidewalk + Mikey Mó.
You are a Handsome Man! An All Male Erotic Underwear Party
Handsome NYC

Wednesdays, 7pm-1am at Paddles NYC, 250 W 26th St. Upscale clientele, creative types and professional men with a sense of humor. The party for the sexy "guy next door" with a dirty mind. All-male party, Mindbending videos. Random performances. Alternative music. FREE STD testing + Health Services available to all. Also every Sundays in Astoria, Queens.
A playful and saucy extravaganza
Boys' Night | An All-Male Cirquelesque Revue!

First Thursdays each month, doors 8:30pm, show 10pm at The Slipper Room. Sensual, hilarious, fun-filled night of theatrical/ burlesque/circus revelry with Joshua Dean, Ben Franklin, Mr. Gorgeous, Jason Mejias, Eve Starr, and a rotating cast of guest entertainers. Exciting aerial and ground acrobatics, performed with signature wink and a smile of “the Boys.”
At Stonewall - Where Pride Began

Fridays, 10pm-4am at Stonewall, 53 Christopher St, West Village. New York's biggest Friday night Girl Dance Party. Drink specials, sexxxy go-go dancers, no cover, each week a different theme, with alternating DJs.
LLC’s Drama Geeks present
GGNY: Geek Trivia

Monthly event/ ongoing social gathering for all LGBTQ geeks + allies. A place to make friends and discuss your favorite geek genres (comics, video games, anime, fantasy, horror, role-playing games, science fiction.) Each gathering centers around four-round Geek Trivia, covering all genres, with prize bag to the winning team -two trivia rounds +15-min mingling, then the final two rounds.
A Gay Middle Eastern Party
Habibi NYC

Every other month or so, 10:30pm-4am, at Monster Bar. Middle-Eastern party, Arabic music by DJ IZ, male belly dancer, sexy gogos, socializing, outdoor terrace; premier party/social event for gay Arab men and friends in the New York City area. Habibi
At the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III Gallery
Walt Whitman: America's Poet

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

Ongoing through May 2020. For more than 40 years, JEB has brought visibility to the movement with her fierce yet tender images of activists. In this installation she chronicles critical years of our history as a colorful and diverse LGBTQ people.
The queer liberation struggle is ongoing; voices and stories remain unheard
Queer as German Folk

July 1 - August 3, 2019, 1pm at Goethe-Institut New York, 30 Irving Pl. Honoring 50 years of activist exchange between North American and German queer communities, offering perspectives from West Germany, East Germany, and reunified Germany in relation to the activist scene in the United States. Clips of queer activists describing their "Stonewall Moments" will be screened.
28th Anniversary - Queer performance & culture
Hot! Festival NYC

July 2-31, 2019, Dixon Place. “BEST LGBTQ Theater Festival in New York!” - Village Voice, HOT! 28th 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.
Work of queer artists living and producing in and around New York City
A Look Back: 50 Years After Stonewall

July 11 - August 10, 2019 at Fort Gansevoort, 5 Ninth Ave. From the Stonewall Uprising in 1969, leading into the 1980s. An incomplete history, which did not place transgender voices nor people of color at the forefront of the conversation. The exhibition includes documentation of the Gay Liberation movement and works made by LGBTQ+ artists during this time.
Andy Halliday, Frank Schiro, and CJ Critt
Those Musclebound Cowboys From Snake Pit Gulch

July 18, 2019, 7:30pm. Pinkerton agent, Miss Daisy LaFleur travels alone to the dangerous town of Snake Pit Gulch during the Gold Rush of 1849, to get to the bottom of corruption and claims of theft. She finds it a very special town, where men think nothing about falling for each other. She continues to spread the love. Will she make it out with her corset strings still snatched tight!
A boy shows up in your bedroom and offers you some Fairy Dust
I Do Believe in Fairies - The Killer Darlings

July 19, 2019, 10pm. He takes you on a journey you will never forget. Peter, his drug-addled fairy friend Tweaker Bell, Pan’s Lost Boys, and the coked-out Darling children find themselves face-to-face with Captain Hook, so-named for an infamously missing appendage. A violent, ridiculous adventure that upends the mythical tale of the boy who never grew up.
Never a very good gay, Ryan Conarro wasn’t into hooking up, partying, or parades
Bad Husband / Bad Homo - a pioneer of gay divorce?

July 22, 2019, 7:30pm. Scared of the scene and of men he wanted to want, he played it safe, daring only long-term committed relationships. Spending most of his adult life in a remote Alaskan forest, he wore a wedding gown for his one only gay pride parade. Then Ryan achieved the American gay 21st century dream: he got married, only to have his husband suddenly leave after 2 short years.
Dust Tea Shoulders-Director/Dramaturg
Campfire! Queer Storytime

July 25, 2019, 7:30pm. Style Icon and Self Proclaimed Downtown Darling Dust Tea Shoulders hosts CAMPFIRE! Queer Storytime. He and his meticulously curated guests tell tales of hilarity, heartbreak, and hot times of heavy breathing. Free admission.
Hosted by Habibi and Habibi NycHabibi
Habibi - Summer Daze

July 27, 2019, 10pm-4am. Global/ Middle East party mix Summer Celebration with new dancers here for the first time: Latin duo Jhusen and Carlos plus one. Habibi music mix by DJIZ. Belly dancer Ivanna Dudka.
Sophisticated version of sleepover when one of your friends searches for porn
Pass The Porn: A Cinematic Social Experience - Guilt-Free, Indie Smut

July 30, 2019, 7-11pm. A cross between cinema + smut. Pillows, cuddle puddles, blankets, popcorn. And porn. Lots of porn. Spaces to safely celebrate sexuality are dwindling. Censorship is at an all time high. Reality: Porn isn't evil. Talk about it, learn from it, incorporate it. Create a conversation around it to use as a platform to unpack cultural nuances and norms.
Dir. Randal Kleiser, USA, 1982
Summer Lovers

July 30, 2019, 7pm. Young Americans Peter Gallagher and Daryl Hannah finesse a sun-kissed ménage à trois with French archaeologist Valérie Quennessen on the Greek island of Santorini. THREE’S COMPANY meets CALL ME BY YOUR NAME nude beach party from GREASE and THE BLUE LAGOON director explores pleasures and frustrations of polyamory before it was en vogue.
New secret, mischief-packed nightclub by co-founder of Studio 54
Daybreaker NYC // Pink Paradise

July 31, 2019, 6-9am. Every shade of pink at the sparkling new Paradise Club/ EDITION Times Square. Weimar-ready cabaret spectacle, velvet-clad space brainchild of Ian Schrager; touch of finesse by House of YES. Bring rose-colored glasses/ indulge in blissful burlesque fantasy: sequins, fringe, satin, ritzy bling. All things pretty in pink. Shimmy in a magical paradise.
The Bureau, with the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research, present
Trans/Queer/Woman: Theory and Politics

July 31, 2019 6:30-9:30pm. Course reading: treatments by (predominantly) trans and intersex philosophers - as well as works by some trans-hostile ones such as Kathleen Stock - exploring, discussing and weighing a variety of dissenting opinions on trans gender ontology, epistemology, and liberation. What do trans and queer have to do with (and to) each other as rubrics?
Dir. Alexandre Moratto, Brazil, 2018

July 31, 2019, 7pm. Powerful, beautifully shot portrait of a 15-year-old living on the margins of São Paulo’s coast who must survive on his own after his mother’s death. Facing isolation because of his sexuality, his search for a decent, worthy life reaches a breaking point.
A Fag, a Hag, a Drag, a Hustler, a Junkie, a John and Jew Walk into a Bar
The Village, or ... - Written by Nora Burns, directed by Adrienne Truscott

July 31, 2019, 7:30pm. Whacky new play workshop takes place in a NYC apartment sometime between 1979 and now, using every vehicle from song parody and classic disco to original scores, dance numbers and nudity. A minty montage/ crazy collage/ merry mess of comedy/ choreography (by Robin Carrigan)/ collective consciousness, very loosely based on Our Town - apologies to Thornton Wilder.
Manhattan Queer pityparty pop duo prettypretty Marcos René Ospina/ Rachel Wilson
Type Me Queer

July 31, 2019, 7:30pm. Rooted in harmony-driven vocals w/ genres ranging from almost country to synth pop. Prettypretty band creates music from a place of joy and experimentation. Their piece Type Me Queer focuses on the formative creative moments that allowed them to find their own personal queer expression and identity, represented through song, movement, and visual art.
NY’s most fabulous, flamboyant, fierce variety show
Glitter Unicorn Sparkle Spectacular: Yas Gawds!

August 1, 2019, 7-10pm. Performance artists/ innovative queer entertainment. Incredible flying crossdressers, S+M ponies, psychotic chainsaw-wielding princesses, booty poppin’ pole dancers, feminazi femmebots. Love story about queer femme boy in breakout from hookup culture into love. With Allegra Meshuggah, Beatriz BB, Blaine Petrovia, Mx Mercury, Pixel Witch and Madame Vivien V .
A playful and saucy extravaganza
Boys' Night: An All-Male Cirquelesque Revue!

August 1 + September 5, 2019, 10pm-12am, The Slipper Room. Brand new show, brand new man meat for you! 4 years of playful + saucy extravaganzas showcasing circus + burlesque arts. NEW SHOW EVERY MONTH. Diverse aerial and ground performances with a wink, a smile and lots of creativity. A slightly naughty evening out with some of the best/ brightest talents in NYC. Next: Oct 3rd; Nov 7th.
Hosted by Friends Tavern
Alternative Thursdays

August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2019, 10pm-4am. Every Thursday, until Dec 27th. EXOTIC DANCERS - Richard Visual Mix. Bartenders Ruben Cabrera & Miguel Martinez. As the oldest gay bar in Queens, it offers an alternative to Manhattan's snobbiness. The diverse neighborhood crowd is friendly and flirty - The Village.
Nostalgia overload. Delicious Kitsch. Throwback mashups! w/ DJ Dirtyfinger
DIRTY THURSDAY: 90s Night + Madonnarama + Summer Lovin' + Get Your Freak On

August 1, 8, 15, 22, 2019, 10pm-4am. Best of the 90s all mixed up, themed to throwback perfection; old school hits, regrettable fashion choices, fads that have come and gone and come back even harder. Embrace your filth on our dance floor. Shake it off, sweat yourself clean, get dirty all over again. Flirt till it hurts. Drink water. Drink everything. Get off the phone, into the groove.
Embrace indulgence and swim with us into the sea of summer luxury
Luxury Summer: The White Party

August 2, 2019, 10pm-4am. Live it. Own it. Rejuvenate, relax and dance. The annual Summer White Party - your private yacht, your five-star cruise, your excursion of elegance and excess. Savor the best the world has to offer - yours for the taking. Bon Voyage. MUSIC: Earthboogie + Rimarkable. White Styles of every summer vibe - Rich Bitch, Sugar mamas + sugar daddies, Naughty + Nautical.
Bi-monthly Fridays! @ DROM - East Village
HOT RABBIT LGBTQ Dance Party + FLOAT - LGBTQ Sunset Boat Party!

August 2 + 4, 2019, FRI 11pm-4am. DJ BBARI + Performance by RUSSELL ELLIOT. Go-Gos LA DI DA + TILLY COCO. MC ANDREW BARRET COX. SUN 5-9pm from East River Esplanade, Pier 15, 78 South St. Party on THREE DECK YACHT w/ DJ MIKEY POP + performances by Drag Witch VICTORIA PRECISE, Vogue Legend MONSTER LABEIJA + gourmet buffet. Next: Aug 10th Hot Rabbit’s BAD HABIT at Lot 45, Bushwick.
The Annual Playa Style Costume Bazaar is back
Playa Style Costume Bazaar

August 3, 2019, 1-7pm. Fresh, fierce, ready-to-wear fashions for festivals, eclipses, desert parties, you know… all year round. Curated designers, artisans and artists for best-ever shopping. Be inspired. Dress up. Groove! DJ Dropkat while you shop. Everything you need to feel fab at that thing in the desert - or wherever you go....
A party of Latinx club reggaeton music
Rosa Perreo

August 4, 2019, 3-9pm. Music: D'marquesina, MODABOT, Flor2k and Special guests. The new generation of reggaeton, all-inclusive, flipping the script on the old reggaeton conventions; you will find yourself dancing all night with this explosive resurgence of neoperreo.
Open Stage Variety Show
Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Show Copy

August 5, 2019, 7:30pm. An uncompromising theatrical experience that includes aerial artists, wire walkers, sword swallowers, Kung Fu juggling, clown bands, trained rats, a Heavy Metal Magician, a cougar contortionist and a cowboy from the Bronx. Hosted by Bindlestiff Cirkus co-founder Keith Nelson. A $12 suggested donation (cash at the door) supports the artists.
Celebrating 12 seasons, the Upper West Side's biggest & best competition
So You Think You Can Belt

August 5, 12, 19, 2019 + every Monday 9-11:30pm. Singers compete live head-to-head to win cash and debut their own show. Share your voice, vote for the winner alongside an award winning panel of judges and celebrities! Luke Williams on piano. $5 before 8pm, $8 after. Produced by Peter Dunn. Created by John Forslund. 11pm Warrior Wednesdays Late Night Drag Show. Next: August 26th....
New York’s largest drag competition does PRIDE the only way we know how ...
Hot Mess: Drag Competition

August 7, 2019, 10pm-4am. Free night of drag queens, kings, queerdos and weirdos for EVERYONE! Drag Kings, Drag Queens, Gender Jesters, and more, take their art to new heights to win your adoration. Host Madame Vivien V! Music by Dropkat! Glitter Makeovers by Mae Ahern! Dance party magic between acts and late into the night. All drag is art and all art is beautiful.
Eric Schmalenberger is proud to bring you
Blunderland Variety Show

August 9, 2019, 6:30-9:30pm. A delectable evening of variety with everything whimsical, surreal, and psychedelic you can handle, HOT and ready to dazzle. Leave all expectations at the door and come be titillated. Drawing from the finest burlesque, circus, cabaret, and queer scenes - a trip down a rabbit hole of scintillating surprises w/ host: Eric Schmalenberger! See cast:
Calibr Dance & Night Club + MALE ROOM + SLAYD + SLAY
Calibr Kingdom - Ft. DJ Danny Nunez

August 10, 2019, 10pm-4am. DJ DANNY NUNEZ serving drums all night. Twink-Bear-Thot-Top-Freak-Zaddy-Pup-Geek-Bottom-Trans-Drag-Jock-Daddy-Muscle-Gay-Lesbian-Bisexual-Queer-Intersex-Asexual-Nonbinary-Pansexual. Host: Androgyny + Antonio Cedeno w/ Sexy GO GO Dancers.
Get your glow on & brighten up your night with beams of beauty & frantic dancing
Neon Dreams by House of Yes + H&G Creations

August 10, 2019, 10pm-4am. Transcendental ultraviolet Neon Dreams in psychedelic glowing wonderland created by HOY + H&G Creations (Dublin). Fluorescent Flowers, Black-tie Blacklight Glamor, Lovely Lasers, Bright Bodypaint, Neon Noir, UV-Reactive everything! Music by: Glamo, Reveller, Dave Kerr, prYmary colours, and Dark Trax. W/ Ultra Violet Art, installations, Cuddle puddle....
The Brooklyn-Dublin connection is complete! With B'fast BBQ & Cuddle Puddles
Castle Afters: ILL Behavin' w/ Neon Leos

August 11, 2019. 4am-12pm, secret Bushwick location. Mind-boggling lineup on 3 floors, 2 decks, huge backyard and the dopest humans to grace an afters! H+G Creations, Dublin visionaries and artists with experience in innovative conceptual design, visual communication, curation, concept creation/ production styling and astonishing detail, will be blowing minds. Also ILL Behavior.
Guy Social invites you to the April edition
Guy Bowl: Monthly Bowl n' Chill - by Guy Social

August 13, 2019, 7-10pm. Night of bowling, drinking, dining, socializing for Gay Guys! UNLIMITED BOWLING, FREE SHOE RENTAL, $5 DRINK SPECIAL, FULL BAR, FULL DINING MENU. GUY SOCIAL unique interactive activities and social mixers all over NYC. Next: Aug 28th Big Gay Roller Skate. See all events.
Variety show dedicated to the raw & raunchy - House of YES - Anya's Birthday
Dirty Circus: Variety Show - Aerial. Circus. Absurdity.

August 14, 2019, 7-10pm. Skill. Hilarity. Brilliance. Finest, fittest/ most ferocious performers, hosted by Kae Burke in 3 acts, not for the faint of heart. Showcasing the best NYC talent at a fraction of the cost. House of Yes co-founder Anya Sapozhnikova curated special edition clusterfck night of WTFness, tequila, life-sized pizza and variety acts. BATHTUB SPECIAL/ SPLASH ZONE.
How we begin to connect and trust before our bodies entwine & penetrate

August 16, 2019, 7:15-10pm. Foreplay is good for you. Foreplay - the show - exactly an hour and a half of emotionally and physically intimate acts between you (Guests) and us (House). Lines between those who watch and those who are watched will be blurred, roles often reversed, boundaries at times pressed against. Costumes are MANDATORY. You will move. You will explore. You will be fed.
Dance, sweat, breathe and feel how hard we love you
House of Love: Animal Nature

August 16, 2019, 10pm-4am. Return to animal natures. Feed the ferocious beast, satiate the creature of curiosity. Indulge in instincts and let pleasure run wild. Get intimate with us, with yourself. What makes your soul roar/ your hair stand on end? Feel butterflies in your body. Play, filled with power and pleasure, feeling passions with partners/ new friends. COSTUMES MANDATORY!
DJ George Faya and yoga instructor lead you through
DeepBeats: Deep House Yoga

August 17, 2019, noon-1pm. A union not just of the spiritual and physical, but a fusion of ancient yoga discipline 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. DJ George Faya. Free refreshments courtesy of RXBAR + Temple Beverages. Bring your own mat. 18+
Lindsay Amer of Queer Kid Stuff + Cupid Ojala presents Unicorn Utopia
Leslie-Lohman Block Party

August 17, 2019, 2-6pm. Celebrate 50th anniversaries of Stonewall + Leslie-Lohman Museum! Live music/ art-making activities/ food/ performances - something for all ages. Featuring the unveiling of the 2019 QUEERPOWER Façade Public Art Installation by artist/ activist, JEB (Joan E. Biren). Music: Adair + TITO_VIDA. Sweetface Snoballs. Lindsay Amer/ Cupid Ojala/ BGSQD/ CIVICKIDS.
Unleash your deepest, dirtiest desires - Hosted by MEAT - NYC Underground Party
M.E.A.T. New York Special Event

August 17, 2019, 10pm-6am. Strap on the harness, squeeze into the gear w/ DJ Anne Louise (Brz) + Shane Marcus (NY). Get down, dirty, and ready to SWEAT in the raw, underground Berlin-inspired space (stone floors, high ceilings, outdoors). Best/ most international NYC crowd. Boundaries pushed/ limits tested. Don’t hold back... let go...let it ALL out... take it ALL in! Next: Sep 21.
Hosted by DJ ALEC BRIAN and Ritz Bar And Lounge, New York
Euphoria: Endless Summer

August 17, 2019, 11pm-4am. This great summer is not over quite yet - with another edition of Euphoria: Endless Summer. DJ Alec Brian brings those sickening beats you know and love on the main floor with DJ K Styles holding down the fort upstairs in the mirror room. Don't forget the beautiful, vivacious, whitey host for the evening: Ms Zeta Jones.
Bringing those inimitable ZERO vibes straight to the KNOCKDOWN CENTER ruins
ZERO Presents: Summer Closing Party at Knockdown Center Ruins

August 18, 2019, 3-10pm. Daytime vibes with super line-up of grooving masters + signature marketplace, chef created meals on site, shade structures, artwork, music, vibes, sunshine all in the beautiful location. RESIDENCE: Ulises LIVE, Lovecraft, Yasin LIVE, and Stephanie Szankay.
Wild Project presents
East Village Queer Film Festival

August 19-24, 2019. Inclusive Queer identity; films that entertain, explore and promote queer-themed issues, work by/ 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. Program.
Set amidst the bohemian high society of 1920s England
Vita & Virginia

August 21, 2019, 7pm. The literary love affair that fueled the imagination of one of the most celebrated 20th century writers. Brash, aristocratic Vita Sackville-West, wife to a diplomat, refusing to be constrained by marriage, defiantly courts scandal through affairs with women. The brilliant, troubled Virginia Woolf immediately attracts her with eccentric genius and enigmatic allure.
Back in Brooklyn for a night of live, raw, underground art!
Art Battle Brooklyn

August 22, 2019, 6:30-10pm. Artists have 20 minutes to take canvases from blank to beautiful, battling not only the clock but each other as well. Watch the paint fly before your eyes and help vote to determine the winner! All artwork created will also be available via silent auction. Be a part of the fun as a spectator, or participate as one of the featured artists.
Coming Out Again - With producer Dolly Hall and writer Sylvia Sichel in person
All Over Me

August 27, 2019, 7pm. A close relationship between aspiring punk guitarist Claude and her volatile bff Ellen is put to the test as Claude’s more-than-platonic feelings surface one sleepover-fueled summer. Teenage sexual awakening is further complicated when Ellen dates a local thug and Claude finds herself torn between lust for Ellen and the new crush out-of-the-closet rocker Lucy.
Free for you, Funk for all. Hosted by House of YES
Funk You

August 28, 2019, 10pm-4am. Tonight we give our love to that sweet sweet FUNK. We’ve got the grooves for your moves, the rhythm for your system and the beats to give you heat for a hot Wednesday night. Get loose, give it up and give a FUNK. We just want to Funk You in all the right places. Funky fresh tunes by Max Pask. New Friends + Good Feelings.
The return of our infamous Labor Day throwdown! WERK hard, play harder...
WERK: Labor Day Party

September 2, 2019, 4pm-12am. Take the day off and savor your labors, baby. Get back to the grind, get the job done, get to WERK. Get to Werk on our indoor/outdoor dancefloor and tribute the final hours of the summer holiday season. Its Free!
Join the Bushwig family for a FESTIVAL OF DRAG, MUSIC & LOVE

September 7-8, 2019, 1pm-2am at Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn. Earth's favorite queer festival w/ 23 hours of non-stop drag performances, live music + DJs from the legendary children of New York and the world! Two stages of drag/ DJs/ live music. 150+ performers. BushSwag vendors. Food vendors. Six bars. Free shuttle bus from the Jefferson L station.
BRÜT on new adventures: the next one ON THE WATER!
BRÜT NYC Nightfall Cruise

September 7, 2019, 7pm-12am from Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise Pier 83 W 42 St. Taking the BRÜT boys on a boat with backdrop New York City skyline and Lady Liberty herself! The newest member of the BRÜT family, Abel Aguilera will be headlining the cruise, for a WET journey full of TECH-HOUSE beats circling around our home, Manhattan isle!
Hosted by Alegria Events and Ric Sena Presents
WOW - The Alegria Outdoor Spectacular

September 8, 2019, 4pm-1am at The Brooklyn Mirage, 140 Stewart Ave. WOW - The Alegria Outdoor Spectacular! Music by DJs ALAIN JACKINSKY + ANA FLOR (Brazil). Lighting Design by Stephen Wyker. Production Design by Ric Sena.
A one-man show of sculpture, painting, and mixed media
Linus Coraggio Ramifications

September 12 - October 10, 2019. Street artist, New York City native, Coraggio is known for his abstract metal sculpture. A proponent of recycling, he uses materials to be found in vacant lots or building sites - richly graphic, welded street constructions providing 3-D counterpoints to graffiti street art by contemporaries Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat; and NY subway graffiti.
Back from the summer break. Who’s ready to go HARDER?

September 13, 2019, 10:30pm-5am. Brooklyn industrial nightclub w/ two dance floors, state-of-the-art sound, and amazing wall-to-wall projections. Get down and dirty with DJs SPRKLBB + Keenan Orr (DC) providing sexy beats all night. Dress less to impress! Dance party features top underground DJs from NYC, SF and Chicago + best cutting edge music from Berlin + Detroit.
Hosted by Hebro
High Homodays 2019

September 21, 2019, 10pm-4am at Chelsea Music Hall, 407 West 15th St. Party with the gayest stars of David as Hebro brings back its annual High Holiday party celebrating the New Jew Year of 5,000-something. DJ Nandi.
The history of queer sex work culture, and it’s intimate ties to art & activism
ON OUR BACKS: The Revolutionary Art of Queer Sex Work

September 28, 2019 - January 19, 2020. Sex work: broadly defined as exchanging sex/ erotic services for gain; connotes personal agency and politicized action. More than a portrait of life at the margins, a demonstration of queer/ transgender community building, creative organizing, self-empowerment, identity/desire affirmation/ healing, using pornography as a deft tool for liberation.
NY International Fringe Festival
Fringe NYC

October 1-31, 2019. Largest annual multi-arts festival in North America; music, comedy, drama, dance, vaudeville + more, from around the world. Past year a month of over 1100 performances, 200 shows/ 16 days. Sixteen venues have included: The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal St; stages at the Clemente, 107 Suffolk St. Also FringeBYOV in outer boroughs. See:
A decade of presenting independent films in Bushwick!
Bushwick Film Festival

October 2-6, 2019. Feature Films, Narratives, Shorts, Panels, Events/ Parties. One of Brooklyn’s most influential cinematic events contributes to the borough’s artistic, cultural, and economic growth, attracting national/ international film/ entertainment industry leaders; showcasing films by the best/ most diverse emerging independent filmmakers in Brooklyn + worldwide.
With Outfest Los Angeles and the Film Society of Lincoln Center
Newfest 2019 | New York LGBT Film Festival

October 23-29, 2019, at Cinépolis Chelsea and other venues. Among world's most important annual LGBT film fests. Narrative features, documentaries, shorts, special events. For 7 full days, over 70 of the the best LGBT films from the USA and abroad, as well as parties and events that bring filmmakers and film lovers together for their most celebrated event of the year.
All aboard the stunning 5-level, indoor HEATED, haunted Ghostship...
Ghostship Halloween - NYC Main Event

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

October 31, 2019, 7-10:30pm, Avenue of the Americas/ 6th Ave, Spring to 16th. Annual Halloween Parade: 30,000 participants, puppets, bands, dancers, performance artists, outrageous outfits/ headgear, wigs/ wings, 2 million spectators. "…the nation’s most wildly creative public participatory event..." Undercover scouts look for best costumes. LGBT antics all over.
Curated by Ariel Goldberg and Noam Parness
UNCANNY EFFECTS: Robert Giard’s Currents of Connection

January 22 - April 19, 2020. Late 20th-century LGBTQ+ cultural connections. Beyond Giard’s best-known project, Particular Voices: Portraits of Gay and Lesbian Writers, highlighting Giard’s expansiveness: nudes to still lives, landscapes, activist/ artist portraits. Also artwork + archival materials of people photographed; context for the images/ lives documented.
Catch a glimpse into the future of the rapidly changing world of storytelling
Tribeca Film Festival

April - May, 2020, 12-day annual screenings at several venues. New films from around the world + Virtual Reality exhibits. 17 years supporting emerging and established voices, discovering award-winning filmmakers, curating innovative and interactive experiences, and introducing new ideas and technology through panels, premieres, exhibitions, and live performances.
The 12th Annual
Urban Bear NYC Weekend Street Fair

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

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

Late June, 2020 (TBC), at Peter Jay Sharp Building, BAM. 12-day festival of the most dynamic and entertaining new films from cinema's brightest up-and-coming talents, plus special repertory screenings, live music, outdoor screenings, filmmaker Q&As, and more. A collection of the most innovative new work from festivals in the US and around the world for New York City audiences.
"This is New York F*ing City"
Folsom Street East

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

Late June, 2020 (TBC). In 2019 HustlaBall came home to where it all started .. New York City! DJs included Steven Redant (BCN), Chris Bekker (BER), and Dawson (NYC) w/ Electro/ House/ Deep House. International Porn Star Dancers + Live Shows. The Largest Queer Dance Club in Brooklyn w/ the Largest-Ever Production by Creative Vision of Guy J Smith + FreeRadicalsDesign. For 2020 plans see:
New York's Celebration of LGBTQ Arts & Culture
Fresh Fruit Festival

Early July, 2020 (TBC), at The Wild Project Theatre, 195 E 3rd St. Two weeks, works of theater, dance, film, music and visual art, a celebration of LGBTQ arts & culture in festival of 18 years running. See the most recent schedule and future event details at their website: