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I don’t know about you, but I am newly vaccinated and ready to freakin’ party (safely!). The stress of the past year has been pent up and I am ready to let my freak flag fly. Spring and summer is a time for LGTBQ+ people to blossom– it’s time for Pride, it’s time for glitter, it’s time for short shorts.
We have rounded up a list of fun things to do this summer and beyond so you can dust off your social calendar and start filling in all of your fun queer plans. And if your bathing suit doesn’t fit, just go nude (jk). See you at the pool!
Cynthia Russo & LasReinasNYC Present: All Star Drag Brunch April 25th
I am so excited because BRUNCH IS BACK! Cynthia Russo & LasReinasNYC are bringing us the gift of mimosas. Hallelujah. Sunday, April 25th will be the 1st brunch event since the dark times began, so you can imagine it will be quite the party! Reservations are required so sign up soon! At a very affordable $10 per person, you can soon be dancing on a real live dance floor, music by DJ LENA (Top 40, Hip Hop, Reggae, Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Reggaeton and so much more). There will be seatings at 2 p.m., 4 p.m., and 6 p.m. and you have 90 minutes of music and madness! See you there!
Savor Pride April 28th (virtual)
Are you still feeling a little unsure about the whole “going out in public” thing? I feel you. Going out can be a lot after spending 24 hours a day indoors for a whole year. Savor Pride will be the perfect date for food lovers who miss dinners in flashy restaurants but don’t yet want to venture out to them. NYC Pride and God’s Love We Deliver team up for this immersive culinary fundraiser that is sure to tickle your taste buds. Savor Pride will be on Wednesday, April 28th at 6:30 P.M. E.T. The featured chef this year is Chef Zoe Adjonyoh. Join hosts Mavis-Jay Sanders & Sicily Sierra for a virtual food fest.
Pride Center of Staten Island Presents Pride Bowling Night at Rab’s Country Lanes May 1st
I just can’t wait to sink my fingers into some holes…bowling ball holes! Get your mind (and your ball) out of the gutter because Pride Bowling is BACK! Pride Bowling will kick off Staten Island Pride month on Saturday May 1st.
The fun doesn’t stop with the kickoff party, though. On the 2nd Friday of every month at 7:30 p.m., for only $20 per person, you will have: fun, 2 full games of bowling, pizza, soda, bowling balls, rental shoes, and more fun. Wear a fun mask or ELSE!
Pure Memorial Day May 23rd
Do you own an all white outfit? Have you been wanting to shop for an all white outfit? I have the perfect excuse for you! Cynthia Russo, LasReinas and LoverGirl are hosting a “PURE” Memorial Day Weekend All WHITE Affair! This year, the party will be hosted in Jersey City, (SIX 26 | LGBTQ Lounge and Rooftop – the sexiest place to be, located at 128 Christopher Columbus Dr., Jersey City, NJ 07302)
Get your tickets starting March 13th for $10 (limited), or $15 at the door.
Enjoy music by some awesome NYC female DJs playing Reggaeton + Merengue + Salsa + Hip Hop + Reggae + House and Top 40! This event is 21+ so leave the kiddos at home. White outfits are not mandatory, but come on, don’t be that gal.
Women’s Pride in the Pines June 12th
Are you as ready as I am to be tipsy on the Fire Island Ferry? Good, I’ll see you there on the way to Women’s Pride in the Pines “10th Anniversary” non-stop party. The party is on June 12th, 2021 and you can click here to get your tickets now. The day is broken up into different events so you can rock to whatever fits your groove.
From 1-4 p.m. there’s a white/silver party at Whyte Hall, F.I. Pines, featuring DJ Susan Levine with dancing, an open wine and vodka bar, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction. Tickets are $125 per person which includes a buffet dinner and show.
From 5:30-8:30 p.m., join them for another open wine and vodka bar, buffet dinner, and a show, featuring hilarious comedian Jessica Kirson who you might recognize from “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” “The View,” and “Kevin Can Wait”. Single tickets include dancing, dinner and show for $200 per person. Couples tickets include all of the same awesome activities for $400 per couple.
While you’re having a party in the Pines you’ll also be helping a great cause!
Women’s Pride in the Pines is hosted by the LGBTQ Focus Foundation, whose mission is to “[provide] funds and awareness to support LGBTQ and Questioning community organizations and their allies. We partner with gay and gay/straight alliances to fund innovative leaders and programs that promote equality and stability, educate and provide a safe environment.”
Don’t worry, there are going to be extra ferries and water taxi services on the island for the special event. Book overnight accommodations at The Pines Bluff Overlook (call Jim for off season booking: 646-468-8399), or The Madison (631-597-6061). If you’d like to stay in Cherry Grove contact Dune Point (631-597-6261).
Check out more info and photos from past events to get you pumped.
Ladies Touch Travel Presents: LGBTQ Big Bear Chic Cabin Getaway August 12th-15th
Everyone knows that you can only enjoy the great outdoors when there are no men stalking around. Consider this special event, hosted by Ladies Touch Travel: the LGBTQ Big Bear Chic Cabin Getaway. From August 12th- August 15th you can enjoy the views and camaraderie of camp life at Noon Lodge on Big Bear Lake. The trip includes 3 nights and 4 days at Noon Lodge Boutique Cabins. There will be a welcome dinner party, a pool party with lunch, game night, morning hikes, and a Big Bear Lake Pontoon Cruise with lunch provided. At night, you can look forward to a live R&B performance by Jurni Rayne. For additional cost, you can also have day adventures of jet skiing or ziplining.
What else can you do in the great outdoors at Big Bear Lake? Well there’s cornhole, bocce, bike riding, fire pits, a swimming pool, shuffle board, and more! Bring some of your own board or card games, too!
For more information, or if you want to celebrate a special occasion, contact email@example.com or call 323-570-1158.
Lez-Go Camping Secret Garden of Eve August 13th-15th
If you’re ready to have the time of your life in nature, sign up soon because reservations are filling up fast at The Secret Garden of Eve Lez-Go Camping trip presented by Jovi Ent. An event for women by women, you can look forward to a super sexy trip for singles or couples to meet new people in nature. Lounge by the heated pool or lake for the authentic sexy camping vibe.
There’s something for everyone on this getaway. True campers will have primitive sites, but for the moderate outdoorswoman there are tent sites with electricity and water. Or, if you’re like us here at GO, you’ll want to stick with the cabins and hang around the common area lodges with cable TV and wifi.
This weekend trip is 21+. Bring your ID, but leave your clothes at home because the campsite is clothing optional. There will be free drinks on the bus and it is also BYOB.
For a complete weekend under $265, including the round trip luxury bus coach from NYC, a wet t-shirt contest, pool parties, and an all white party (which all have free beer!) how can you stand to miss out?
For more information please contact #jovient at (917)-399-7169.
LezVolley August 14th
LezVolley is officially hosting their Cherry Grove Summer Volleyball Tournament. You can sign up now to register your team. LezVolley wants to assure all participants that COVID-19 regulations will be strictly followed, so make sure to bring your masks and very short volleyball shorts (preferably as small as your masks).
The Dinah September 29th– October 3rd, 2021
Known as the largest lesbian/non-binary/queer women event on the planet, The Dinah, also known as Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend, will be celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.
You can look forward to musical performances; previous years have seen Bebe Rexha, Kiana Lede, Daya, Tegan and Sara, Katy Perry, Lady GaGa, Meghan Trainor, Natasha Bedingfield, Lizzo — the list goes on and on! Anyone who is anyone will eventually wash up to the Dinah Shore. Talent for this year will be announced in June at TheDinah.com.
Aside from the rockin’ lineups, you can also enjoy pool parties, concerts, celebrity meet and greets, DJ Battles, comedy shows, and more!
Online pre-sale ends September 28th, 2021. Get your tickets now!
All events are 21+ so leave your children at home and bring your bikini or board shorts.
Girls In Wonderland 2021 October 14th – 18th
The party doesn’t end once the summer sun sets, because Girls In Wonderland is hosting a magical weekend with parties, live women’s music, celebrities, pool parties, a comedy show, theme parks, and WOMEN! All events and the resort are 21+, so please bring your ID and a sense of FUN.
Ladies Touch Travel Presents: Tropicale Puerto Vallarta Vacation October 24th – 31st
Do I have your attention? Are you sure? Because I am about to tell you about an all-inclusive, tropical, LGTBQ+ women’s vacation! From October 24th-31st at the all inclusive Sunset Plaza Hotel in Puerto Vallarta, MX, you will enjoy a jam-packed week of events, including a waterfall day trip, Cirque de Soleil-style show, RODEO COWGIRL PARTY (see you there!), pool parties, a Halloween party, sunset cruise, DJs, and more!
If you don’t have 7 days, 6 nights to spare, shorter options are available. Prices are based on length of stay, starting at $899 per person for 3 days, 2 nights. The full week starts at $1699 per person. For more information, or to book your trip, visit Tropicale Puerto Vallarta Vacation.
Whew, after this list, I went from having no plans to being booked up. Do not call me, I’ll be busy! But you can meet me there and we can share a beer or a martini on the lakeside, beach, or by the campfire. Hopefully there’s just enough time to turn all of my t-shirts into crop tops.
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