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Tuesday, June 20
Family: A Reading of Gay and Lesbian
Lincoln Center, Kaplan Penthouse 6:30pm, $40. The first event of the Lincoln Center Salutes Gay Pride series, this reading and panel discussion includes playwright Paula Vogel and acclaimed authors David Leavitt and Allan Gurganus.
165 W 65th St, between Columbus and
Amsterdam Aves, www.lincolncenter.org
Midsummer Night Swing: The Village People
Lincoln Center, Josie Robertson Plaza 6:30pm, $15. Because you’ll be hard pressed to hear the Village People getting played any other time during Pride Week.
Columbus Ave, at 62nd St. www.lincolncenter.org
Boysroom, Every Wednesday-No Cover
Peppermint Gummybear MC’s this weekly party with special Pride Week performances by Tobell Von Cartier, and more! Upstairs DJ Nita spins-old-skool hip-hop, booty shakers and classics! Downstairs John John and Jess spin lavender new wave postpunk. Hosted by the lovely Sophia Lamaar and others.
9 Ave A, between 1st and 2nd st
Doors 10pm, 18+, 21 to drink
Black Pride Opening Reception & Community Forum
The LGBT Community Center 7pm. Black Pride NYC kicks off their row of Pride Week events with a party featuring a variety of guest speakers, performers, and artists.
208 W 13th St (1,2,3,9 to 14th St-Seventh Ave; A,C,E to 14th St-Eighth Ave) 212-620-7310 www.gaycenter.org
“Rebirth” Kickoff Party
Luke & Leroy’s 10pm. The Black Pride kickoff party continues into the night at this West Village club, formerly known as lesbian hot spot Crazy Nanny’s.
21 Seventh Ave S, at Leroy St 212-645-0004
Thursday, June 23
Cherry Bomb: Queer Music Showcase
Murray Hill, the “hardest working man in showbusiness” hosts a night of queer music and performance. See legendary performers God-des, Bitch, DaLypsttx, Justin Tranter, and more. Dancing is prohibited and strongly encouraged. 9pm $12 in advance, $15 door.
The Knitting Factory, Main Room, 74 Leonard St www.knittingfactory.com
Friday, June 24
$35 advance, $40 at the dock
Celebrate Pride Week with a cruise by the skyline of Manhattan to the Statue of Liberty. Strut your stuff in a thong, bikini and sarong contest and dance your heart out to the tunes of the 70s, 80s, 90s, disco, house, salsa, merengue and everything in between.
Boarding at 6:45pm, returns at 11pm
Worlds Fair Marina, Queens, NY (free parking)
Backdoor to OZ
Crobar 11pm-8am afterhours, $35 Door Daniel Nardicio asks “Are you a good bitch or a bad bitch?” at his first “Alternacircuit” event at Crobar. This event features nightlife stars like Amanda Lepore, Sophia Lamarr, Harry *. With a superstar DJ line-up including Steve Travolta, DJ Demarko and Eddie Baez. Downtown superstar DJ Lina in the Kansas Room. 530 West 28th St, between Tenth and Eleventh Aves. $30 the week before, and $35 at the door available at
www.crobar.com or www.dnnyc.com.
Saturday, June 25
Annual New York City Dyke March
5pm sharp! Bryant Park, 42nd St and Sixth Ave
Demonstrate, agitate, liberate at the New York City Dyke March. Bring signs, banners, drums, giant puppets, flags, hula hoops, or just be there.
NYC Dyke March, 212-479-8520