The best gay bars in New York City
The best gay bars, dance clubs and pubs in New York to drink and dance the night away
The best gay nightlife and parties in NYC
Gay parties in NYC offer something for everyone, from relaxed, mixed-queer shindigs to sweaty dance throwdowns
The best LGBT things to do in New York this week
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Roger Jacoby: How to Be a Homosexual, Parts I and II
Filmmakers Jim Hubbard and Jerry Tartaglia host this night of screenings and discussion about pioneering avant-garde queer filmmaker Roger Jacoby.
He'Bro's Jayson Littman celebrates Passover (a bit on the early side) with this night of dancing and boozing for gay Jews and their pals. DJ Steve Sidewalk spins.
Joe Fiore hosts this super popular dance party for husky, hairy dudes and those who wish to frolic among them. The ever-beloved Corey Craig spins, with support from John LePage. Go-go bears bump and grind throughout.
Willam: The meWme Show
The only queen ever kicked off RuPaul's Drag Race also happens to be one of the funniest performers—and best singers—ever to come out of that show, and he's rightly become something of an Internet sensation, racking up millions of views with his song parodies and casually bitchy comedy.
Dance on the Pier
RECOMMENDED: Full coverage of Gay Pride Heritage of Pride's official Pride Weekend capper unfolds under the stars, with the skyline glowing to the east and the Hudson shimmering to the west. This year's DJs are Ralphi Rosario, the Cube Guys and Wayne G, plus there's always a variety of live performers—last year's headliner was pop princess Demi Lovato, and don't rule out a last-minute surprise (Jennifer Lopez and Whitney Houston are among the megastars who have dropped by with no advance fanfare). As the dance starts to wind down, cast your eyes to the sky for a fireworks display. For those who don't have to get up early tomorrow, that's your cue to move on and continue the party all over the city well into the night. You'll have no shortage of options.
This annual women's dance, formerly known as Rapture on the River, is an alternative to the boy-heavy Dance on the Pier. Happening conveniently after the Dyke March, the party features a flock of sexy dancers and a sweaty crowd filled with girls who (unlike attendees at that other dance) don't have to worry about work in the morning.
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