The Very Best of NYC Special Events

Stonewall Vision Awards, Mermaid Parade, Midsummer Night Drinks, Diva on the Shore and much more…

Join Stonewall Community Foundation at Tribeca Rooftop on Jun 16 for their signature fundraising event, the Stonewall Vision Awards, honoring Fran Drescher, Maneesh K. Goyal, Kehinde Wiley and Asian Pride Project. Hosted by Bevy Smith of Bravo’s Fashion Queens.

Mermaids and mermen and merfolk! Don your nautical-themed duds and head to Coney Island on Jun 20 for the celebrated and highly anticipated Mermaid Parade. This is the largest art parade in the nation, and it celebrates ancient mythology as well as honky-tonk rituals of the seaside. Thousands and thousands of creative individuals are expected to join in this festival of art, entrepreneurial spirit and community pride!

Now in its 15th year, Midsummer Night Drinks has become one of the most anticipated summertime events. It’s a great way to kick off the Hamptons “summer season” while supporting one of NYC's most beloved charities, God’s Love We Deliver. This year, on Jun 20, it’s being graciously hosted at the home of Richard and Marcia Mishaan in Sagaponack.

Got plans for the Fourth aka Independence Day? We hope they include the city’s most-famous patriotic event, the 39th Annual Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular. Watch it live on NBC or in person in NYC. It’s one of the country's greatest fireworks displays. Best of all, it’s free.

Oh, yes…GAME ON. We wait all summer for this! On Aug 15, the Lez Volley Tournament is on the beach at Sand Castle in Cherry Grove, Fire Island, culminating with a killer after party at Cherry's at 4pm. Get a team together or join a team. Get discounts on your hotel and food. Lez volley!

Hit the beach in Asbury Park in mid-August! Get ready for girls, games and partying during the 12th edition of the annual summer weekend extravaganza, Diva on the Shore! Friday starts things off with a Kick Ass Kick Off party, followed by a Diva Dodgeball Beach Tournament and Diva After Party on Saturday and a Sexy Send Off brunch on Sunday. This weekend has it all, so get your game on and enjoy some fun in the sun, Jersey-style!