GIRLNATIONNYC, MONTHLY FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS
For years, girlNATIONnyc has been providing our community with some of the classiest and sexiest parties around. And what they’re offering in the coming months is no different! As always, Stonewall hosts girlNATIONnyc’s First Fridays. While Friday night at Stonewall always promises to be filled with beautiful women, girlNATIONnyc takes it to another level with a rotating cast of some of the city’s most talented (and attractive) DJs, as well as gorgeous go-go girls werking the room. Sexy bartenders serve up liquid courage to keep you happy and your inhibitions low! This is the perfect night to meet someone special on the dance floor! As if that weren’t enough, girlNATIONnyc is bringing back their Saturday party at Croton NYC! On January 16, be ready to dance the night away to the beats of guest DJ Nikki Lions while enjoying signature complimentary shots and other delightful beverages, courtesy of guest bartender Dre. The place is sure to be packed, so we suggest you arrive early (and stay late)! The next party at Croton NYC will be March 19. Be on the lookout for girlNATIONnyc’s Valentine’s Soiree on Saturday, February 13, produced in collaboration with Cynthia Russo. Venue and details to be announced soon!
HENRIETTA HUDSON, SEVEN NIGHTS A WEEK
This winter this legendary, long-running lesbian hangout is bringing you some of the best weekly parties and special events in the city! Highlights include: Homotown on Thursday nights, featuring DJ Tikka Masala spinning an evolving set list, a killer happy hour until midnight and one of the youngest, coolest and cutest queer crowds in the city. Turnt Up Fridays, is the sexiest night for women in the West Village, with some of the best rotating performers in town! Revolver Saturdays provide free shots for the first 100 guests after 9pm and feature inspired beats by resident DJ Culi, while Sundays flip between Speed Dating, Rock Hudson, and L Word Trivia, and late nights every week turn into the Wreckroom, featuring free pool, ping pong and a late night happy hour! One-offs are not going to disappoint this holiday season! Ring in 2016 at Glam Ball: New Year Revolution! Hosted by Rose Garcia of The Real L Word and featuring beats by the incomparable DJs Mary Mac and Culi, haute cuisine and a midnight champagne toast. On Valentine’s Day, Hens brings you three epic bashes: Friday’s Ms. Right Now, Saturday’s Black Hearts and Sunday’s My Bloody Valentine!
ANYTHING GOES, THURSDAYS
If there is anyone out there who hasn’t enjoyed themselves at Stonewall’s Anything Goes, we have yet to meet them. Stonewall is the “birthplace of Pride,” and it always lives up to the name, with one of the greatest LGBTQ crowds in the city. Danielle is your host, and she provides you with this excellent night of karaoke, flip cup, pool and tons of sexy ladies. What’s not to love about that? Mel, Peggy and guest bartenders keep you well lubricated while you enjoy this night of crazy fun and flirting. You’ll have the chance to win drink specials and a grand prize of a $50 bar tab! Best of all, never a cover! Anything Goes is also bringing you a fabulous and free New Year’s Eve edition of Anything Goes on December 31, with two DJs, drink specials, free hats and horn blowers, and go-gos from 9pm to 4am!
LESBO-A-GO-GO AT STONEWALL, FRIDAYS
Women’s parties in this city typically come and go, but there’s a reason that this one has remained a popular staple for so many years. Friday night LGBTQ dance parties don’t get much better than this. High energy go-go girls work the stage for your viewing pleasure while rotating DJs keep the packed dance floor moving. The drinks are cheap and delicious, and smooth the way to mix and mingle with one of the sexiest crowds in NYC. Free all night!
BUM BUM BAR, FRIDAY-SUNDAY
While Queens might not have as many spots for queer women as we might like, it does have Bum Bum Bar, and we are happy about that. The best-kept secret in New York, Bum Bum is tucked under the 7 train in Woodside, providing all of the Latin flair you could possibly want, with amazing music and beautiful women helping you wrap your week up right. Social Fridays provide a different theme and promoter every week, and they never disappoint. On Saturdays, Rumba hits you with the best mixes, drinks and company. Bum Bum is unique, and that is a very good thing!
HOT RABBIT PRESENTS: FRIDAYS?AND?SATURDAYS
Hot Rabbit is back and all is right in the world! This epic queer party has found a fabulous new home at Boots and Saddle Drag Lounge! Just a little ways down the road from their old haunt, the awesomeness that is Hot Rabbit will again be gracing the West Village with its presence. From hot go-gos to some of the best DJs and performers from NYC and beyond (not to mention some of the cutest girls in the city), this killer weekly party delivers, every time. Saturdays are particularly amazing, as Hot Rabbit heads to Bushwick for the biweekly Bad Habit at Lot 45! Two Saturdays a month, they hit you with their trademark queertastic vibe, with more amazing go-go and vogue realness, DJs and special performers! And there is food! On December 31, ring in the New Year at Bad Habit’s Resolutions: New Year’s Eve Warehouse Party! This one will be epic, with DJs Tikka Masala, Monstar and Avg Jo, plus a performance by Andrew Barrett Cox & The Cosmic Generation!
VINTAGE SUNDAY TEA DANCE AT 49 GROVE, JANUARY 10
You asked for it, so here it is! Vintage is back for the fourth year at 49 Grove! Join a discerning crowd of professional women at an upscale venue with an expansive cocktail list for this popular afternoon tea dance. DJ Stacy will have the dance floor packed early, so don’t be late! Open vodka bar from 4pm to 5pm. Whether you’re looking to meet someone special (more than a few couples have hooked up at Vintage) or just network and dance, they’ve got you covered. The event is hosted by Stacy Lentz and Valerie Perez, with partial proceeds benefitting the Cherry Grove Dunes Fund.
WHITNEY DAY’S NEW YEAR’S EVE AT THE WICK, DECEMBER 31
New York’s own Whitney Day is taking you to a sexy underground venue and ringing in 2016 at Brooklyn’s music fortress, The Wick! This unique venue is the perfect location for this very special night, featuring a sublime soundtrack by DJ Lauren Flax and DJ Whitney Day. With a large outdoor patio, killer sound system, unique industrial warehouse location and enticingly good vibes, you won’t regret starting your New Year off here!
SAGE WOMEN’S DANCE AT THE COPACABANA, JANUARY 24
Join the women of SAGE (Services & Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Elders) in January for the best women's dance in NYC! The SAGE Women's Dance is back this winter for a spectacular late afternoon/early evening of music, dancing, friendship and more, with DJ Susan Levine providing the music! Online ticketing will be available soon, so make sure you keep checking the website!
GINGER’S, SEVEN NIGHTS A WEEK
Brooklyn’s oldest (and only) lesbian bar is perhaps the friendliest spot in the city. Lesbian-owned and welcoming to everyone, you are guaranteed to have an attitude-free, quintessentially Brooklyn queer night out. This is the place to throw a few back every night of the week, with weekly events like Brooklyn Idol, Singles Night and Vibe providing you with the perfect setting to strike up a conversation with a cute Brooklynite. And be sure to hit their New Year’s Eve party; with no cover, a champagne toast at midnight and music by DJ Crissy P, they’ve got all you need at Ginger’s!