Hot Rabbit’s PRIDAY Is Their Biggest Queer Dance Party Ever

Lez get lit.

Hello lezzies, daddies, gays, bi babes, baby dykes, non-binary cuties, trans fam, and every single person under the LGBTQ+ umbrella. Happy Pride! This is our month. And while Stonewall was a riot, and we still have some fighting to do, it’s time to f*cking party. GO has compiled (almost) every single Pride event and party sprawling across our glorious city this month—check it out here. But I wanted to direct your attention to a very special party: Hot Rabbit’s PRIDAY.

Have you been to a Hot Rabbit party? If not, get your ass there immediately. Since 2011, Hot Rabbit has been at the apex of queer nightlife in NYC, producing weekly events with hundreds of lit performers and DJs. Hot Rabbit events are super welcoming; their goal is to make every queer feels like they belong and can turn up.

 

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But PRIDAY, taking place Friday June 28 @ Stage 48, is Hot Rabbit on steroids. It’s their biggest queer dance party EVER. This year we can expect over 2,000 queer babes in a massive 15,000 square foot, 4-Level, “super club” venue. That’s right: super club! What does that mean? I’m glad you asked. It means 2 stages, 4 floors, 6 bars, an incredible rooftop, thousands of hot queers, and one amazing night. The party kicks off at 10 p.m. and will continue into the ~sexier~ hours of the night until 4 a.m. Make sure you’re wearing comfortable shoes because you will be dancing for hours. I’m looking at you, femmes—no heels! OK, fine. I’ll be wearing platforms.

There will be a lot going on considering Hot Rabbit is boasting 4 fabulous floors of fun (I love Hot Rabbit almost as much as I love alliteration). Let’s break down what’s happening on each floor. On the first floor, attendees can expect to turn up to internationally headlining DJ Tatiana at the main stage. Next up is local legend DJs Illexxandra and Elosi. Then a duo DJ set by Matt Bailer and NYC’s DJ Chaotic. In addition to the music, there will be sexy performances by The Neon Coven, Honey Burlesque, and Dragggrl Group Vanityo.

 

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Going up to the second floor, you’ll be able to find the HER App balcony and private VIP sections. As Zara would say, “purrrrr.” Here, there will be table reservations, bottle service, and a private VIP-only bar overlooking the Main Stage. This is perfect if you want to enjoy the entertainment of the main stage but be bougie AF. I see you girl. If you’re a VIP, you don’t wait in line at the entry, and, trust me, there will be a long line. If you want to book a VIP table in advance, there’s a 2 bottle package available for $500 that includes a complimentary bucket of beers.

Going up. Again. The third floor is The Art Lounge! Here, you can enjoy performance artists, vendors, more great DJs, hosts, couches to chill, and more. DJs Illexxandra, Robi D Light, and DJ Ches will be setting the vibes in the art lounge. Some of our fave queer barbers from Hairrari will be providing free haircuts. Where else can you get a haircut in the club?! Our friends and fabulous queer makeup babes from Fluide will be doing free lips and glitter glam! If you like glitter, Fluide glitter will change your life. After you get gorgeous from Hairrari and Fluide, head to get a sketch portrait done by fashion illustrator Jennifer Lilya. Like to shop? Queer vendors Gltch Btch and Heed The Hum will be there for you to browse and buy. After your shopping spree, head to get your tarot cards read, or check out the interactive art exhibition.

 

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And finally, the fourth floor has the Rooftop Cantina sponsored by This Queer Kitchen! Hang in this gorgeous glass-covered rooftop lounge with iconic city views while chowing on food by some of NYC’s best food trucks.

No matter what floor you’re partying on, you can expect to see your favorite Hot Rabbit go-go dancers as well as legendary vogue from House of Olympus. Alex Berg (Buzzfeed) and Cassie (NYdreamgyrl) will be hosting and are sure to make it a perfect night! You can also expect digital visuals by Boy Wolf and Tiny Tiger, costumed character craziness by NYC club kids, and photos by nightlife photographers Shelly Styles and Grace Chu.

For those that can’t stop peeing once you break the seal (holla), there will be dozens of gender-neutral bathrooms so never fear! The venue is ADA accessible, so all my fellow queer disabled babes are covered!

Presale tickets are $20-$30 and tickets at the door are $40 starting at 10 p.m. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to Gays Against Guns. Presale ticket holders have Priority Entry over those purchasing at the door though may still experience a wait depending on time of arrival. Arrive early to avoid a wait! If you’re chronically late like me, make sure you start getting ready earlier than you think you should! Put that vodka soda down and get on the subway (JK, uber) to beat the line. Or just go VIP. Either way, you’re bound to have the time of your life at Hot Rabbit’s PRIDAY. Happy Pride!


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