GIRLNATIONNYC’S TENTH ANNIVERSARY
AT POINT BREAK, SEP 13
What a difference a decade makes! Not many parties can claim such longevity, but girlNATIONnyc will proudly commemorate its tenth anniversary on September 13 at the bar where it all started—Nation, now renamed Point Break. Hana and Danielle Presents are bringing back the original bartenders, DJs and gorgeous girls to celebrate. That means Kristine, Michelle and Parminder slinging drinks, DJ Stacy on the decks, exotic go-go goddess Caitlyn dancing for your pleasure, and venerable gatekeeper Diana at the door! Show up early for tons of CD giveaways, and don’t forget to ask for your complimentary anniversary shots. Since this kind of party happens only once in ten years, dress your smart-casual best and toast the decade to come!
LESBO-A-GO-GO AT STONEWALL, FRIDAYS
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right? The longest-running Friday-night lesbian party in New York is stronger than ever, and the historic Stonewall Inn never looked better. DJ Stacy and DJ Kristine rotate behind the decks and offer upbeat house, disco and party anthems. Need we mention that Lesbo-a-Go-Go also offers one of the best bargains for your end-of-week revelry? There’s never a cover, go-go bombshells distribute eye candy for free, and the friendly bartenders sling some of the cheapest booze in Manhattan. Be there!
GIRLNATIONNYC MONTHLY PARTY AT HK LOUNGE, OPENING?NIGHT, SEP 27
After bouncing around a handful of downtown bars, girlNATIONnyc has found a home uptown—at the swanky HK Lounge in Hell’s Kitchen. The locale is new, but Hana and crew aren’t messing with the setup that earned them a GO Readers Choice Nightlife Award for Sexiest Girl Party. DJ KBG from Miami spins the opening on September 27; rotating DJs to be announced spin top 40, house, disco and new tracks on the following dates. Resident bartender Sharon Paola serves delicious drink specials and free signature shots. Join a sure-fire crowd of beautiful, diverse women from all over the city in celebrating girlNATIONnyc’s debut at their new space. Next event October 11. Reserve your VIP table service and bottle specials in advance!
THANKSGIVING EVE AT THE PARK, NOV 26
So, you’re not looking forward to the holiday travel rush and an extended weekend with the relatives? Whitney Day to your rescue! The talented DJ launches her third annual super-bash on Thanksgiving Eve, giving you one last chance at a booze-filled blowout before catching your train or plane. This year Whitney’s booked six top DJs: Jessamess, M.O., Nikki Lions, Robi D Light, Rosy Q and Ms. Day herself. The Park, one of the city’s swankiest nightspots, will be packed with beautiful women, go-go artists and special performers. Thanksgiving Eve parties are an NYC lesbian tradition—and we’re glad Whitney has taken over the reins!
LESBIANS WHO TECH HAPPY HOUR AT THE ATTIC, SEP 30
Don’t miss the September edition of this monthly gathering of women in the queer community who work in and around tech. Mix, mingle and chat over delicious cocktails, while you make new connections, find new friends or even land new gigs. Get geeky with the hot techy lesbians behind the latest websites, apps and startups! While these gatherings are free, there is a suggested donation of $15 to help fund programs and operating costs.
MUGSHOT AT SANTOS PARTY HOUSE, SEP 20 AND OCT 18
The hottest new kid on the block, Miss Mugshot Events looks forward to the next installments of its monthly Saturday party on September 20 and October 18. Arrive early, because Santos Party House’s Polar Room is what they call an intimate space. Plus, you don’t want to miss out on your party shades and door giveaways! DJ RosyQ and DJ M.O. start their sets at 11pm, providing a soundtrack for losing your inhibitions, stepping outside of your comfort zone, and unleashing your fabulous alter-ego. Oh, and drinking. Start conceptualizing your Halloween costume now, because October 18 marks Mugshot’s Welcome to the Freak Show party, and we know sartorial competition will be stiff.
HIGHLIGHT: UV LIGHT GLOW PARTY AT SLAKE NYC, OCT 18
Head over to Slake for an upscale birthday party honoring Dell Dreamboi, Poca the Papergirl and Jade Josephine. Lovergirlnyc, Dreamgyrls Ent. and Blackstiletto Ent. team up to bring you an after-dark delight. Highlight features includes glow-in-the-dark UV lighting and blacklight body painting by the LucidCavalcade. Enjoy two giant rooms, two roomy dance floors, multiple go-go dancers, exotic entertainment and surprise guests! Music by 5 Star DJ Mary Mac, DJ Kidd Swag, DJ Poison Ivy and DJ Queen of Spades. $10 top shelf cocktails and $7 beers until 12am, plus bottle specials!
PARADE AT HENRIETTA HUDSON, OCT 31
Henrietta Hudson is located right in the middle of the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade route, so hundreds of women in fantastic costumes will make their way there on October 31. Halloween falls on a Friday, so the place will be packed to the bat-filled rafters! Enjoy a sexy show by the Pin Up Girls burlesque troupe and music from DJ Nikki Lions. To mark the bar’s 23rd anniversary, Henrietta Hudson is amping up its costume contest prizes: first place nabs $500 cash, second place gets a cocktail party for ten, and third place gets a $100 bar tab!
MISSTER AT THE WOODS, WEDNESDAYS
Misster at the chic Williamsburg spot The Woods gets us over the mid-week hump. DJ and promoter Amber Valentine spins an upbeat blend of hip hop, dance tracks, house and a few surprises all night, and frequently brings in guest DJs for a little variety. Meet your next Ms. Right out on the year-round patio, where the cutest girls in NYC cruise and booze. There’s even an outside bar and a yummy “farm to sandwich” menu from Landhaus NY, which features fish tacos, crispy duck wings and finger foods. Come for the amazing crowd and chill music; stay for the famous maple-bacon-on-a-stick!
HOT RABBIT AT THE MONSTER, FRIDAYS
Hot Rabbit at the Monster boasts an enviable track record of booking the queer scene’s top DJs, multisexual go-go artists and live performers every Friday. Boy Wonder Events is always ahead of the game (we don’t know how they do it!). This fall, check out the amazing line-up of DJs including DJ Mikey Pop (Ruffneck), DJ duo Zebra Baby (Misster!), DJ Natural State (Shirley House) DJ Mitch Ferrino (Manster)and DJ Kindbud (Wack!!). Then bust out your best bunny tails for Hot Rabbit’s annual Halloween blowout (on a Friday this year)! Boy Wonder is teaming up with promoter Horrorchata (Bushwig, Razor 5000) and shifting to Bed-Stuy’s One Last Shag for one night only. They’re taking over the club and its next-door warehouse space for twice the debauchery—plus two dance floors, six DJs, and tons of spooky surprises!