27th St between Tenth and Eleventh Aves. Subway: C, E to 23rd St. This annual outdoor bacchanal—which returns to the city after permit issues forced it to take 2013 off—is something every local gay (and open-minded straight) should experience at least once. In addition to S&M demonstrations, vendors selling fetish gear and a not-for-kids pie-eating contest, you’ll find musical performances from Michael T & the Vanities, Big Dipper, the Ones, Stose and Xavier, plus creepy-funny storytelling from Dandy Darkly. Will Clark and Witti Repartee serve as hosts. Proceeds go to the Anti-Violence Project, Housing Works, the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom and the LGBT Center.
Folsom Street East