Gay Pride Week Events

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Theater & Art Ongoing

Arias With a Twist

After spending the last six years as the emcee of Cirque du Soleil’s
Zumanity in Las Vegas, Joey Arias returns to New York with a
collaboration with Basil Twist to create a glittering, phantasmagorical
and perverted loop-the-loop.

Through Aug. 31, HERE Arts Center, 145 6th Ave. (near Spring St.) 212-352-3101; $35-$50.

As We See It

The fourth-annual show features over 100 works from its Photo Club,
each depicting a different LGBT issue, from eroticism to politics. 
Original prints are for sale and 25 percent of the proceeds benefit the
LGBT Center. 

The exhibition continues until August 21. LGBT Center, 208 W. 13th St. Free.

Hot! Festival

The 17th Annual NYC Celebration of Queer Culture includes LGBT theater,
dance, puppetry, burlesque, literature and more at the Living Room all
summer long.

The festival runs until August 30. Living Room, 154 Ludlow St.
(betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-533-7235; complete details at

Wednesday, June 25

Stonewall Stories

Entertainment Angora and the Center present an hour-long show about the
Stonewall Riots, the events surrounding it and the start of the Gay
Rights Movement. Proceeds benefit Sylvia’s Place, a shelter for LGBTQ
teenagers run by the Metropolitan Community Church.

LGBT Center, Lerner Auditorium, 208 W. 13th St. 212-868-4444. 8-9 p.m. $25-$45.


It’s a night for queer skinheads and other rough and ready fetishists with host Paul Short and DJ Mike Grimes

Uncle Ming’s, 225 Ave. A, second floor (at E. 13th St.); 10, $5.

Thursday, June 26

John Waters’ ‘This Filthy World’

The mustachioed man does his one-man stand-up routine for one night
only (and if you go VIP you can meet him in person and get a signed

NY Society for Ethical Culture, 2 W. 64th St. (at Central Park West),; 8, $37.50 ($100 VIP).

Southern Fried Pride LGBTQ Pride Party

Celebrate gay pride with kosher moonshine and mint Jew-leps! Southern-style food and music a’plenty. 

The Jewish Community Center, 334 Amsterdam Ave.;  646-505-5708. 7:30-10 p.m., $20-$25.

Girls Gone Hilarious

Join comediennes Judy Gold, Michele Balan, Poppi Kramer and Sandra Valls for a special Pride Week night of stand-up.

Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-367-9000; 7:30 p.m., $20 + 2 drink min.


A night to dance to DJs Quentin Harris and James Andersen. It’s up to you if you’re kissing any ass (of any shade).

Club Ultra, 37 W. 26th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 212-725-3860; 10, $10.

Friday, June 27

Pretty Gay Masquerade

The boys of TRASH!, the pansexual New Wave/glam rock party, celebrate
their first Pride party, with an open vodka bar until 11 and plenty of
underground dancing (we won’t tell if you move your feet).

40C, 40 Avenue C (betw. E. 3rd & 4th Sts.), 212-466-0800; 10, $5-$10.

Sixth Annual Stonewall Sails Regatta

The nation’s only gay and lesbian regatta! Teams of three will sail the
waters with rainbow flags. Upper Bay of New York Harbor, and the
Newport Landing Marina in Jersey City, NJ. Race 1 p.m.; Awards Ceremony 6 p.m. Pricing varies.

AIDS Candelight Vigil NYC

A memorial for those whose lives have been taken by AIDS/HIV and to show support for those who are living with the disease.

Greenwich Village-Sheridan Square Park, W. 4th St. (at 7th Ave.),; 7:30 p.m., free.

Saturday, June 28

FrontRunners Lesbian & Gay Pride Run

A 5-mile race through Central Park where winners get prize money! Ideal for a good work out and some camaraderie.

Starts on East Drive (North of E. 99th St.),; 9 a.m., $15-$35.

Dyke March

Lesbians of all sorts come together to protest all anti-lesbian violence and support tolerance.

Starting at W. 42nd St. & 6th Ave. (at Bryant Park), 212-479-8520; begins 5 p.m., Free.

Rapture On The River: A Woman’s Dance

Join the 5th annual celebration of Rapture on the River, a staple Pride
event for women in New York City, this year featuring DJ Susan Levine.
All proceeds go to NYC LGBT Pride Week Events and community

Pier 54, 13th St. (at West Side Highway, Hudson River Park),; 6pm-11pm, $20-$40.

Big Apple Raunch

The gay cowboys are out to get their two-stepping merit badges. Bring a big buckle for good measure. (Lessons at 8 p.m.)

Big Apple Ranch, 39 W. 19th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.),; 8 p.m.-1 a.m., $10.


It’s the big and burly (and all the chasers in between) dancing to the
beats of Bob Mould (of Hüsker Dü fame) and Richard Morel.

Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 212-414-5994;, 11, $20.

Alegria Pride 2008

Presented by Ric Sena. Music by DJ’s Ralphi Rosario and Abel, Eddie Elias, Dudu Marquez.

Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. (betw. 3rd & 4th Aves.), 212-353-1600,; 11, $90.

Pier Pressure

Henrietta Hudson and Lovergirl NYC host the erotic follow-up to HOP Women’s Pier Dance.

Chelsea Piers, West Side Highway at 18th St., or, 9pm-4am, $20-$25.

Annual Gay Pride Liturgy

Dignity New York presents Mark Matson, President of DignityUSA Mark
Matson to be the homily for this year’s liturgy uniting the Lesbian,
Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community in Christ.

Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South (at Thompson St.); 7:30 p.m.

Evolve: Pride 2008

Victor Calderone presents Saturday’s late night jungle house party (with guest D Formation). You ready?

Pacha, 618 W. 46th St. (at 12 Ave.), 212-209-7500; 10, $30.

Sunday, June 29

The March

The main Pride event of the week! Flags, balloons and breasts flying,
The March will begin on Fifth Ave. and 52nd St. and run to Christopher
and Greenwich St., 212-80-PRIDE; Begins at noon; 2 p.m. Moment of Silence, free.


After a temporary absence last year, the 15th annual LGBT street fair
is back. Thousands of out-of-state visitors and volunteers are expected
to come in and help bring local residents, community leaders and
families together for the fun with vendors, entertainers and community

The new location is at Hudson St. (betw. Abingdon Sq. & W. 14th St.),; 11 a.m.-7 p.m., free.

Balls to the Wall Bingo

Go ahead and get a little tipsy, and then figure out if you’re gonna
get a line at the top or bottom—or go through that center square.

Pieces, 8 Christopher St. (near Greenwich Ave.),; 5-9 p.m., free.

Pride Masked Ball

XXL NYC’s event features DJs Hector Fonseca, Tony Ruiz and Corey Craig
with live performances by Heloise and the Savoir Faire. Expect the big,
burly and smelly to be out in full force.

Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. (betw. 3rd & 4th Aves.), 212-353-1600,; 11, $40-$60.

Dance On The Pier

This year the protest involving music, dancing and fireworks to mark
the achievements of gay rights will feature the music of Joe Gauthreaux
and Tracy Young. Proceeds go toward NYC’s LGBT Pride Week Events and
community organizations.

Pier 54, 13th St. (at West Side Highway, Hudson River Park),; 4-10:30 p.m., $55-$75.


From the guys that bring you the Black Party, the Saint at Large
present the official after party to the Dance on the Pier with music
Stephan Grondin (10 p.m.-3 a.m.), Jonathan Peters (3 a.m.-8 a.m.) and
(everybody’s fave) Junior Vasquez (8 a.m.-2 p.m.).

Pacha, 618 W. 46th St. (at 12th Ave.), 212-209-7500; 10, $50-$60.


DJs Rich King and Gustavo (and don’t forget Josh Wood), at the place where the daddys will start to get rowdy.

Cielo, 18 Little W. 12th St. (betw. 9th Ave. & Washington St.), 212-645-5700; 10, $25.