Nightlife Editor’s “Holigay” Picks

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CHRISTMAS EVE SPECIAL!

CHRISTMAS EVE EXTRAVAGANZA, DEC 24
Looking for a place to spend the holidays with your queer family? Bum Bum Bar is the place to be on Christmas Eve. They will take your holidays blues right away with DJ Jumping Jay from radio station La Mega 97.9. They will have free giveaways for you all night long. The drink specials will be in holiday spirit, of course, with Spanish Coquito, red and white sangria, and their signature drink Bumbumlicious.

NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTIES!!!

BAD HABIT RESOLUTIONS NYE PARTY, DEC 31
Join the ladies of Hot Rabbit at Lot 45 for a fabulous and chic New Years Eve Party. Ring in 2017 with a free champagne toast at midnight. Performance by vogue pop dance-band Shirley House.  DJ M.O., DJ Tikka Masala, and Miami’s DJ Citizen Jane. Photo Booth sponsored by This Free Life. Vogue by The House of Olympus. Hot Rabbit is known to bring in the best crowd of lezzies in NYC and we know 2017 will be no different.

CLUB GLOW FT. JULIANA HUXTABLE, DEC 31
This is the collaboration of the year (literally) with Maya Mones, Helen Harris, Marie Karlberg, Oscar Nn, and House of Ladosha joining forces to knock your socks off at the Knockdown Center. They have built a lineup that will have a little bit of something for everyone with Julianna Huxtable, Le1f, De Se, Sadaf, and more! This party is sure to bring in the eclectic and artsy queers of BK. Come out in your more creative wear to meet your new fling for 2017. Drink specials will keep you feeling just right until the morning light.

NEW YEARS EVE WITH CUBBYHOLE, DEC 31
Every lesbian you talk to in the city has a crazy Cubbyhole night experience—why not make yours the celebration of 2016 finally ending? Cubbyhole has drink specials to boot and the best bartenders around. Bring the crew and get ready for the best (and last) night of the worst year ever.

END OF THE WORLD PARTY WITH .WAVECAVE & X&X, DEC 31
.WAVECAVE and X&X are collaborating to bring you the best New Year’s Eve party they have ever put on. The world didn’t end in Y2K, so they promise to bring you Y2GAY. Champagne will be flowing at midnight and the electrifying beats of Lauren Flax, QRTR, KANDYLION, Hazyl, and more will keep you on your toes. Think you knew what was coming for you? That’s when they’ll throw a new beat your way. The Public House hosts this queerly party, so bring all your friends in your most dapper dress.

NEW YEAR’S EVE WITH GINGER’S, DEC 31
Come to the favorite G-Spot of Brooklyn for LGBTQ women to ring in 2017. There will be party giveaways and guest DJs on all night long. The last longstanding lesbian bar in Brooklyn knows how to show you a good time for one of the biggest party nights of the year. Who else could you possibly ring in the new year with?

GLAM BALL 2017, DEC 31
Get ready for the 25th annual New Year’s celebration at Henrietta’s, and Glam Ball is back and bigger than ever! There’s a spectacular lineup, just for you, with Ryley Rubin aka MC Specs as your host bringing the party up to a higher level with award winning DJs Rosy Q and Culi ready to blow the roof off and keep this party LIT all night long! NYC’s Greatest GoGo cat Widdifield is ready to ring in 2017 with you, moving and grooving like only she can. Off the hook party food by chef Karen Morgan feat. Avocado toast, assorted sliders, and chocolate mousse for dessert! Champagne toast at midnight, hats and noise makers with lots of confetti!

NEW WORLD OVER, DEC 31
This an apocalyptic, queer, New Years, dance party you don’t want to miss out on at The Silent Barn. If you like art and live music, then this is the place you want to say goodbye to 2016. There will be video art installations from the NYC, Philly, and Baltimore queer underground scenes, and live music and DJ performances by Rafia, Bluntfang, D0UZE, Weeks and Shireen Ahmed. Come dance until you forget the craziness that was 2016 and put all that electric energy in hoping we make it out of 2017 alive.

NEW YEARS EVE WITH STONEWALL INN, DEC 31
Celebrate the New Year where the LGBTQ revolution began. Stonewall is known for their hot GoGo dancers, drink specials, and fun bartenders. The DJs on set will be Susan Levine and Kristine B. keeping both the upstairs and downstairs dance floors moving. Dress to impress and say hello to 2017.  

POST-NEW YEAR’S EVE!

CHEERS! NEW YEAR, 2017, JAN 1
Kate of LovergirlNYC and NYdreamgyrl bring you a 12 hour Dance Party on New Year’s Day to bring in 2017! Join 300+ women for an All-day/night party with food, great music and company! Happy Hour from 4pm to 5pm and 10pm to 11pm! DJ Missy B, DJ Mary Mac, DJ Craig Nice, DJ Kidd Swag, and DJ Queen of Spades keep the tables spinning just for you and your lady. Hosted by the women of SOLE’ and Kesh this day/night event will be the talk of the town!

GIRLNATION, JAN 6 & FEB 3
girlNATIONnyc brings you the best party for LGBTQ women every single month, they continue to impress us with this amazing party. At the upper level of Stonewall, they bring you a revolutionary party where the LGBTQ revolution began. Start your weekend off right with the hottest women will be. Rotating DJs keep the party fresh, while Diana will be there to welcome you at the door.

BROOKLYN IDOL @ GINGER’S
We know you’ve been just dying to let the world see your true talent. Ginger’s is the place to take to the stage and rock out with your LGBTQ ladies right there in the crowd. Happy hour starts at 5pm with half-priced domestic beers and select liquors. Your host, Anna, will give you a fabulous introduction to shake the nerves before you do your karaoke debut.

BAD HABIT INFATUATION VALENTINE’S DAY PARTY, FEB 11
Whether your madly in love or single and ready to mingle, you’ll want to plan ahead for this dreamy Valentine’s party. Lot 45 will be decked out with all the right vibes to have you feeling just right. To ease into  the flirting, this will be a stoplight party with green (single), yellow (it’s complicated), and red (taken) bracelets. Hot Rabbit never lets us down and 2017 is going to be no different with Los Angeles-based rapper DEVMO on deck to keep the party going all night.