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Emergency measures in the wake of Covid-19
The City Begins To Reopen

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has limited restaurants, bars and cafes to take-out and delivery service only. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that from June 8th, New York is on track to begin reopening under phase one. Retail stores may provide curbside or in-store pickup, but not allow in-store browsing. Broadway producers have suspended all shows until September at the earliest.

The hit musical in its 20th year, will transfer to off-Broadway's Theater Center
Naked Boys Singing! - On Hold

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.
Ongoing film screening series
Anthology Film Archives - On Hold

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.
La mejor noche Mexicana Gay en NYC!
Lunes Picantes - On Hold

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 - On Hold

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.
Celebrating 14 seasons, the Upper West Side's biggest & best competition
So You Think You Can Belt - On Hold

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. Look for confirmation at:
Hot Body Contest by Honey Davenport
Gay College Tuesdays - On Hold

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 - On Hold

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! - On Hold

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.”
Cabaret burlesque, live music, vaudeville, aerials, visual art, magic, mysticism
The Poetry Brothel: On Hold

Monthly Thursdays, 7pm-12am. Unique, immersive poetry event takes poetry from classrooms + 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.
At Stonewall - Where Pride Began
Lesbo-A-Go-Go - On Hold

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.
Eric Schmalenberger is proud to bring you
Blunderland Variety Show - On hold

Monthly Fridays, 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:
International party brand started as a small basement party in East London
Daddy Issues NYC - On Hold

Monthly Fridays, 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 the masc/mask behind; dance those issues away.
Check the website for reopening dates
Rebar - Reawaken

TUES 7pm Drink & Draw; 10pm Zeta Haus Drag Show w/ sexy Bro-lesque guests. WED 9pm Knuckle Up Drag Grudge Match. THU 7pm Live Jazz; 10pm Thot Mess (1st+3rd); Wolf Pup (2nd); 10pm Steam (last). FRI 9pm Boys House Disco. SAT 10pm Pégate Latino Party (1st); 10pm H2O Festival/ Calibr (2nd); 10pm RAM (3rd); also FUQBOY + TRETA BLOCO. SUN 4-7pm Live Music + 8pm-1am VJ FunDay.
A Gay Middle Eastern Party
Habibi NYC - On Hold

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
An Artistic incubator since 1986
Dixon Place - On Hold - See DPTV

Bessie + Obie Award-winning non-profit institution supporting the creative process, presenting original works of theater, dance, music, puppetry, circus arts, literature and visual art at all development stages. With over 1000 creators a year, inspiring/ encouraging diverse artists of all stripes to take risks, generate new ideas and consummate new practices. Look for their reopening at:
An independent, all-volunteer queer cultural center, bookstore, and event space
The Bureau of General Services - Queer Division - Online Events Only

At the LGBT Community Center. Fostering values of mindfulness, intellectual curiosity, justice, compassion and playfulness, to excite and educate a self-confident, sex-positive, and supportive queer community. Offering books, publications, art, readings, performances, film screenings, book discussions, and workshops. An open and inclusive queers+friends dialogue and socializing space.
29th Anniversary - Queer performance & culture
Hot! Festival NYC - DPTV

July 6 - August 1, 2020. “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.
Online event - hosted by Hosted by House of YES
VOGUE ESSENTIALS with House of Oricci

July 30, 2020, 6-7:30pm. Learn to Vogue at home with Karma Stylz and House of Oricci! Learn the basic foundation of the classic style of vogue - the Oldway! Karma Stylez from the House of Oricci will host a step-by-step vogue tutorial that is open to EVERYONE, of all levels!
Daddy Ersin Presents
RAM Party - NYC

August 29, 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: Sep 19; Oct 24.
Hosted by DJ Dirtyfinger and House of YES
Dirty Thursday: Born This Way

September 24, 2020, 10pm-4am. Embrace your filth on our dance floor. Shake it off, sweat yourself clean, get dirty all over again. Fame monsters, artpoppers, bad romancers, highway unicorns - tonight the dancefloor is devoted to the visionary icon Lady Gaga! Ride this disco stick. Inspire your look. Embrace your creativity on our dance floor. Flirt till it hurts!
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:
Hosted by DJ Bruce and House of YES
Funk You

September 30, 2020, 10pm-4am. Tonight we give our love to that sweet sweet FUNK. We’ve got the grooves for your moves, the rhythm for your system and the beats to give you heat for a hot Wednesday night. Get loose, give it up and give a FUNK. We just want to Funk You in all the right places. Funky fresh tunes by DJ Bruce. New Friends + Good Feelings.
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:
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
Hosted by MEAT - NYC Underground Party
Spartacus: Bathhouse KIKI - Grand Opening - After MEAT

March 21, 2021, 4:30am at 275 Park Ave, Brooklyn. Saturday Night NEW Monthly Afters FT: 10,000 sq.ft. Spa takeover; Fireplace Lounge; Music by DJ Shane Marcus; Custom Sound/ Light; Steamroom; Multi-Man Jacuzzi; Lockers/ Clothes Check; Darkrooms; Cruise Areas; Play Areas; Bar/ food/ snacks; Massages; KiKi Suite Private Jacuzzi/ Steam Room, and Sound System.
Catch a glimpse into the future of the rapidly changing world of storytelling
Tribeca Film Festival

Mid-April, 2021, 12-day annual screenings at several venues. New films from around the world + Virtual Reality exhibits. 18 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 NYC Queer Comic Fair enters its 4th year with a Kickstarter funded in 1 hour
NYC Queer Comic Fair 2021

Mid-April, 2021, 1-7pm. Annual weekend event creators Bubba of WabiSabiZinez + Pat Reilly of Comics by Patrick fill a comic book gap in the queer arts community. At first focused 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.
Out in the streets for the biggest Pride celebration in the world!
NYC Pride March 2021

June 27, 2021 (TBC). Since 1970 annual events with Sunday noon march from 16th St and Seventh Ave; south on Seventh Ave toward Christopher St, through the Village to Eighth St, then north on Fifth Ave, to conclude at 29th St. Annual street fair on Hudson between Abingdon Sq and West 14th St. Pride Island Party + Dance on the Pier. Many other events lead up th the big day.
"This is New York F*ing City"
Folsom Street East

June 18-20, 2021. Past year 2020 was cancelled due to Covid-19. Pevious year included 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.
Hosted by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
Broadway Bares

June 20, 2021. More than 150 of New York City’s most talented dancers will unite for an extravaganza of sensational striptease at the 30th anniversary edition (originally sscheduled for 2020) spectacular romp. Special guests and theme TBA in the spring. Produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. See updates: