27 Queer Parties Happening This Week In NYC 12/16 – 12/22

We adamantly recommend that all who consider venturing out to any public event continue to intelligently and carefully assess any risks involved in attending such events. We love you!

PLEASE NOTE THAT SINCE PUBLICATION, THE MAJORITY OF THESE PARTIES HAVE BEEN POSTPONED OR CANCELED DUE TO GROWING CONCERNS OVER OMICRON. 

The staff of GO is thrilled to reactivate our live events calendar and weekly party roundups as we continue to serve our community by presenting the best in arts, entertainment, and nightlife event listings for our readers. However, especially given the Omicron variant, we adamantly recommend that all who consider venturing out to any public event continue to intelligently and carefully assess any risks involved in attending such events. GO recommends regularly checking CDC guidelines and updates regarding Covid-19 and strongly encourages our readers to vet any venue or event’s Covid-19 protocols before attending. There is nothing we care more about than the safety and health of our beautiful community members and the safety and health of their friends and loved ones. Please join us by continuing to do your part in stopping the spread of this virus.

With love, GO.

THURSDAY DEC 16

Stonewall Inn “Eight Ball Lounge” Party, Powered by LezVolley

5pm, free, The Stonewall Inn, 53 Christopher Street, thestonewallinnnyc.com.

LezVolley is partnering with presenting sponsor The Stonewall Inn for a new Happy Hour party hosted by LezVolley co-founder, Danielle Presents – so you all have something fun to do every Thursday! The Eight Ball Lounge will feature a first-come-first-serve informal pool tournament between 5pm and 9pm. Winners will get free drinks and prizes, all powered by LezVolley.

CANCELED- Holiday Queeraoke!

6pm, $10, Pine Box Rock Shop, 12 Grattan Street, eventbrite.com.

Join Dyke Beer for Holiday Queeraoke! Come belt out your favorite tunes with fabulous hosts, Desi and Ellyn. Costumes are encouraged!

Passionfroot: A Queer Dance Party

9pm, free, Starr Bar, 214 Starr Street, eventbrite.com.

Every first and third Thursday of the month, put on your best and relieve some work week stress at Hope 808’s bi-weekly queer dance party!

Sapphic Thursdays

9pm, free, Bar Beau, 61 Withers Street, instagram.com.

Vellyapp presents Sapphic Thursdays. On select Thursdays they’ll be taking over Bar Beau Brooklyn for lezzie night. Bar Beau is a women-owned and women-run space. Flirting is highly encouraged. 

FRIDAY DEC 17

Stonewall Inn’s Friday Night Dance Party

10pm, free, The Stonewall Inn, 53 Christopher Street, thestonewallinnnyc.com.

Start celebrating your holidays at The Stonewall Inn! Join your local queers at this weekly Friday Night Dance Party. As the temperatures drop, two floors and two alternating DJs provide all the heat you need to keep warm.

CANCELED – Henrietta Hudson: Dance With Us Friday Night Party

Friday and Saturday 9pm, free, Henrietta Hudson, 438 Hudson Street, instagram.com

Every Friday night at the all-new Henrietta Hudson, it’s an epic dance party! Rotating DJs keep the party hot and fresh every week.

Studio 69 Presents: Hot Girl Holiday Special

9:30pm, $20, Rubulad, Secret Location in Bushwick, eventbrite.com.

Comedian Stef Dag and sultry singer Queen George take you down a dreamy, eggnog-filled evening with the help of the city’s best drag queens, comedians, burlesque performers and more. Come for the dazzling holiday performances, audience games, and epic giveaways, and stay for the impeccable mistle(camel)toe vibes.

Discotechnique: HOLIDAY DISCO

10pm, free with costume at door, House of Yes!, 2 Wyckoff Avenue, eventbrite.com.

House of Yes! presents Holiday Disco, a special festive edition of their monthly DISCOTECHNIQUE party. Bring your festive fantasies to the glitter-soaked dance floor with Christmas realness in fierce flavors, glamour garland and high-fashion holiday hotness. Creative looks or costumes are required to get in free before 11pm with RSVP!

The Troubadour Lounge Winter Formal

7pm, $9-$69, The Duplex Cabaret, 61 Christopher Street, eventbrite.com.

The Troubadour Lounge is a concert series championing queer musicians and  is open for all to attend. This month’s show is at Rubulad, an underground, “semi-secret ” party collective that has hosted hush-hush throw-downs at venues all over Brooklyn for over a decade. The theme is Winter Formal. Come dressed to impress– be it a furry Grinch onesie or sequined ball gown.

NSFW FLUID

10pm, $89-169, 388 Broadway, eventbrite.com

Friday is the night queer flags fly free. Fluid is a night for bisexual, trysexual, and gender non-conforming members. Explore your fluidity at the party where sacred sexuality is celebrated. During this adventure, you’ll get to meet some new members and mingle in a carefully curated collection of partners and friends. There will be spaces for non-play and coupled spaces to explore.


SATURDAY DEC 18

LGBTQ Latin Night! “LEZ-JINGLE” Christmas Edition

10pm, $15, Katch Astoria, 31-19 Newtown Avenue, eventbrite.com.

Cynthia Russo and LasReinas Ent present LGBTQ Latin Night! “Lez – Jingle” Christmas Edition. Join them at KATCH ASTORIA in the heart of Queens for a sizzling event brought to you by your favorite Latina promoters. December is the month for festivities and that is exactly what you’ll be doing by celebrating Lori (LasReinasNYC) and  Cynthia Russo’s birthdays! They will also be raffling off FREE GIVEAWAYS from some of the best small business owners that are supporters of the LGBTQ Community!

CANCELED – Henrietta Hudson: Dance With Us Saturday Night Party

Friday and Saturday 9pm, free, Henrietta Hudson, 438 Hudson Street, instagram.com

Every Saturday night at the all-new Henrietta Hudson, it’s an epic dance party! Rotating DJs keep the party hot and fresh every week.

Club Lonely @ Rebecca’s Bar w/ DJ Niyah West

9pm, free, Rebecca’s, 610 Bushwick Avenue, eventbrite.com.

Hosted by Niyah West, you are invited for an intimate night of club jams, house music and tunes that will make you groove. Join the cool kids under low-lights and good company this season for an unforgettable night of good vibes and even better music!

Dromedary Burlesque: Holiday Spectacular

9pm, free, Dromedary Bar, 266 Irving Avenue, eventbrite.com.

For December I LOVE BURLESQUE brings their fifth annual Holiday Spectacular to get you feeling the holiday cheer but without all the stuff you hate! You won’t be inundated with Christmas carols; instead you’ll find the clever acts of The Misfit, Petite Renard, Tabby Twitch, Twinky Boots, Esmerelda May, and Varla Velour subverting your holidays with a healthy dose of nudity. The brains behind it all, Lucy Buttons, hosts the evening that will finally give you a reason to feel jolly.

A Very Dirty Xmas Holiday Spectacular

Saturday-Sunday, 6:30pm, $30, House of Yes!, 2 Wyckoff Avenue, eventbrite.com.

House of Yes! presents A Very Dirty Xmas Holiday Spectacular: a full-blown show of surrealist seasonal joy, a pageant of performance absurdity and festive nonsense to bring you and your chosen fam on a thought-provoking, soul-sparking journey through a blizzard of brilliance to fill your heart and remind us all of the true meaning of XXXmas.

House of No

10pm, free before 11pm with costume, House of Yes!, 2 Wyckoff Avenue, eventbrite.com.

House of Yes! presents HOUSE OF NO – a night designed to bring you out of your head and into the music. Paint the dark in acidic derivatives, and connect with repetition and rhythm. Lose yourself in the powerful pulsations served and birthed by the power of techno. Jack your body and inspire the creation of shapes that hold space in the dark. 

SUNDAY DEC 19

Stonewall Inn’s Saturday Night Dance Party: Tinsel and Tease

10pm, free, The Stonewall Inn, 53 Christopher Street, thestonewallinnnyc.com.

Start celebrating your holidays at The Stonewall Inn! Join your local queers at this weekly Saturday Night Dance Party. As the temperatures drop, two floors and two alternating DJs provide all the heat you need to keep warm.

CANCELED – Dyke Beer Queer Stoplight Party Mixer

8pm, $10, Abilene Bar, 442 Court Street, eventbrite.com.

It’s tough out there to meet new friends and IRL relationships! In the interest of building community and supporting all kinds of sweet consensual queer love, Dyke Beer has created this mixer with a ‘stop light party’ theme. Proof of vaccination is required.

A Very Dirty Xmas Holiday Spectacular

Saturday-Wednesday, 6:30pm, $30, House of Yes!, 2 Wyckoff Avenue, eventbrite.com.

House of Yes! presents A Very Dirty Xmas Holiday Spectacular: a full-blown show of surrealist seasonal joy, a pageant of performance absurdity and festive nonsense to bring you and your chosen fam on a thought-provoking, soul-sparking journey through a blizzard of brilliance to fill your heart and remind us all of the true meaning of XXXmas.

MONDAY DEC 20

PYNK Smoke & Mirrors

7pm, $5-$30, The Shrine Harlem, 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, eventbrite.com.

PYNK NYC partners up with the fanatical dance ensemble of Amber Lyon and the Lyonesses for a women empowerment-themed networking event and cabaret social. The PYNK Smoke & Mirrors event will offer an opportunity to observe sensual art pieces by local artists and shop the latest in lingerie and designer pieces by women-owned brands. Live organic jam session and female vocalist performances throughout the night!

A Very Dirty Xmas Holiday Spectacular

Saturday-Sunday, 6:30pm, $30, House of Yes!, 2 Wyckoff Avenue, eventbrite.com.

House of Yes! presents A Very Dirty Xmas Holiday Spectacular: a full-blown show of surrealist seasonal joy, a pageant of performance absurdity and festive nonsense to bring you and your chosen fam on a thought-provoking, soul-sparking journey through a blizzard of brilliance to fill your heart and remind us all of the true meaning of XXXmas.

TUESDAY DEC 21

Night at The Rose Room Club

Tuesdays, 11pm, free, Triad Theatre, 158 West 72nd Street, eventbrite.com.

Come out to an LGBTQIA night with DJs, burlesque, and circus acts in a hidden vaudeville speakeasy nightclub. Dress to impress, fashionista style – go big! Hit the dance floor and get lost in the show.

Happy HoliGAYs CAMBA X-MAS Party for LGBTQ+ Youth and Young Adults

4pm, free, Brooklyn Community Pride Center, 1360 Fulton Street, eventbrite.com.

Celebrate the holiday season with CAMBA at the Brooklyn Community Pride Center. There will be food, games, raffle + prizes, and drag! Come dressed in your most hideous ugly sweater for the Ugly Sweater contest!! This event is for LGBTQ+ youth and young adults 16-29.

A Very Dirty Xmas Holiday Spectacular

Saturday-Sunday, 6:30pm, $30, House of Yes!, 2 Wyckoff Avenue, eventbrite.com.

House of Yes! presents A Very Dirty Xmas Holiday Spectacular: a full-blown show of surrealist seasonal joy, a pageant of performance absurdity and festive nonsense to bring you and your chosen fam on a thought-provoking, soul-sparking journey through a blizzard of brilliance to fill your heart and remind us all of the true meaning of XXXmas.

WEDNESDAY DEC 22

House of Yes! Presents: EVERY BODY Party

10pm, free, House of Yes!, 2 Wycoff Avenue, eventbrite.com

House of Yes! welcomes all queer, trans, BIPOC folx and their allies to their Every Body Party – a free Wednesday dance party centering LGBTQ+ communities. Feel your body, flaunt your body. Serve your BODY. 

Queerest Year Ever!

9pm, $10, Club Cumming, 505 East 6th Street, eventbrite.com

Close out 2021 by toasting the progress of the Gay Agenda through a trivia contest with producer and recording artist Jack Tracy where one lucky audience member will win a prize package from sexual wellness brand Satisfyer. Fresh off her headlining show during the New York Comedy Festival, the hilarious Jaye McBride will swing by to provide some comedy, in addition to other TBA pop-up performances. DJ Chauncey D will keep the room bumping.

A Very Dirty Xmas Holiday Spectacular

Saturday-Sunday, 6:30pm, $30, House of Yes!, 2 Wyckoff Avenue, eventbrite.com.

House of Yes! presents A Very Dirty Xmas Holiday Spectacular: a full-blown show of surrealist seasonal joy, a pageant of performance absurdity and festive nonsense to bring you and your chosen fam on a thought-provoking, soul-sparking journey through a blizzard of brilliance to fill your heart and remind us all of the true meaning of XXXmas.

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