The Very Best Of Special Events NYC (November 2009)

When Parents Come Out of the Closet, REVEL 2009, and more!

The institute for human identity presents When Parents Come Out of the Closet on November 18, a workshop led by psychologist Dr. April Martin as part of Family Q, their ground –breaking new program of LGBTQ parenting workshops and counseling which helps loving parents who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or trans- gender address their concerns and discuss these issues with their children.

Out Professionals and OP.LYNX retool their popular Museum Mixers by stirring up the stunning Rubin Museum of Art on Nov. 20 for their Networking Mixer @ K2 Lounge. Enjoy art from the far side of the world right in the center of Manhattan, including the current exhibits featuring the mysteries of the Himalayas, Kathmandu and The Mandala. Admission is free. Enjoy a cash bar featuring wine, beer, drink specials, coffee, tea, non-alcoholic beverages and light snacks while the Museum’s DJ provides the proper aural ambiance.

Don’t miss REVEL 2009 Stonewall Community Foundation’s signature younger donor cocktail party at Exit Art Nov. 19. A quintessential New York experience, the party brings together LGBT professionals and their friends for a night of exceptional goodwill and music. This year’s event will feature DJ Corey Craig at the turntables and an open-bar courtesy of Stolichnaya Vodka. All proceeds from REVEL support the work of Stonewall to strengthen the LGBT community and its organizations.

The 21st Annual Gypsy of the Year Competition, one of the hottest and most anticipated tickets of the fall season plays the PalaceTheater Dec. 7 & 8. New York’s most talented “gypsies,” chorus members from Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, join in a competition/variety show as six weeks of intensive fundraising to benefit Broad- way Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA) come to a close. The all-singing, all-dancing, all-dishing extravaganza is easily the biggest party in town!

At 9 am Nov. 26 the 83rd Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will step off with its signature giant helium balloons, clowns, floats of fantasy, marching bands followed up by the one-and- only Santa. America’s favorite holiday spectacular returns to the Big Apple bigger and better this year with new giant character balloons and a new parade route down 7th Avenue.

Start your holiday season early at the 2009 Radio City Christmas Spectacular, starring the world-famous Radio City Rockettes now through Dec. 30. For more than 76 years, the Christmas Spectacular has been a holiday tradi- tion for millions, making Radio City the ultimate Christmas destination for families everywhere. The magic continues this year with dynamic Rockette performances, breathtaking special effects, gorgeous costumes and astounding scenes, promising to create new memories that audiences will treasure for years to come!

On Dec 3. the Stonewall Community Foundation invites you to the Highline Ballroom for Stonewall Honors 2009, a cocktail reception, awards program, and dance party honoring the contributions of lesbians and other leaders to the LGBT community of New York. In celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, the Foundation will honor 40 outstanding women for their contributions to the LGBT rights movement. The evening will begin with an elegant cocktail reception and recognition program emceed by Rosalyn Taylor-O’Neale, featuring Ann Northrop and The Honorable Christine Quinn, a past honoree. This year the honorees include GO Magazine’s publisher Amy Lesser.

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) invites you to the Metropolitan Pavilion on Nov. 15 for OUTAuction NYC 2009 their eighth annual art event to celebrate established and emerging artists, while recognizing GLAAD’sTop 100 Artists. 100 unique pieces of art are on the auction block this year. Last year’s live auction featured work from Pablo Picasso, Herb Ritts, Steven Klein, and Marc Chagall.

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