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June 21, 2018

In honor of NYC Pride, we want to highlight events happening across the boroughs. Let’s start with the Henrietta Hudson it has been coined The Madonna of Lesbian Bars by owner Lisa Cannistraci.  The name Henrietta Hudson is a feminized version of the English explorer who claimed the New York harbor for the dutch.

The bar was an instant success and has become a key pillar in the west village and lesbian community. Cannistraci stated the Henrietta Hudson is ” the Madonna of lesbian bars” because it is always reinventing itself. She is determined to remain a crucial part of lesbians lives.

The Henrietta Hudson is all the buzz Thursday through Saturdays with Homotown on Thursday for those who want to enjoy some old school music with genres from soul, Motown, r&b, and hip-hop through 4 pm to 4 am with DJ Tikka Masala. Thursdays have no covers, and it is happy hour till midnight.

Turnt up Fridays are every Friday from 9 pm to 4 am with the best rotating DJ’s in NYC. You can get in free before 10 pm and a free shot for the first 100 guest. Lastly, end the weekend with Snatch Saturday every Saturday from 9 pm to 4 am with resident DJ Culi. It is free before 10 pm and also free shots for the first 100 guest.

Also on Friday and Saturday, if you #regram, you can obtain discounted admission. Located on 438 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014 Henrietta Hudson is a bar you want to visit during this Pride.

Looking for other events and places to go look no further.

Ride the East River ferry or Astoria ferry to 34th street:

And take a trip to the Joyce Theather for Pride Week at The Joyce happening Friday: 8 pm and  Saturday: 2 pm and 8 pm. The queer all-male dance troupe MADBOOTS DANCE will be performing Saturday at 8 pm. Also, Sean Dorsey Dance will be performing on Friday at 8 pm and Saturday at 2 pm. Tickets can be purchased here.

Not ready to end your night just yet head over to Slate for Fantasy: Leather Edition on Friday at 10 pm to 4 am. DJ Eddie Elias and Jared Conner will be in attendance as well. There will be special performances and secret acts all night long. The event is 21+, and all ticket proceeds got to benefit NYC Pride, and its “Pride Gives Back” grant program. You can purchase tickets for this event here.

In love with a good march join the NYC Dyke March which starts at 5 pm on Saturday and is free to attend. The march begins on 42nd St. and Bryant Park. Marchers should meet at 4:30 pm. Everyone is encouraged to bring signs, banners, drums, noise-makers, giants puppets, hula hoops and themselves!

It doesn’t end there on Saturday head over to the Hammerstein Ballroom for Masterbeat Masterbuilt at 10 pm to 6 am. Get ready a for an epic evening as Masterbeat transforms the Hammerstein Ballroom into NYC’s biggest mega-club. This event is 21+, and general admission includes access to the main and lower floors. If you would like to get the full VIP treatment that includes the entire venue, private VIP balconies, bars and bathrooms along with a fruit buffet and special VIP gift. Tickets for this event can be purchased here.

On Sunday visit the museum of sex for their Vogue Knights. A monthly get down which invites Vogue veterans and contemporary club kids to pound the floor. After the performers and fans gather to watch Pose and ticket prices are $10. For more information visit

Ride the East River ferry to South Williamsburg:

And take a trip to the Lady Land Festival at the Brooklyn Mirage hosted by Ladyfag. There will be performances by Eve, Sophie, King Princess and more. The festival will kick off on Friday at 5 pm to 4 am. There will be over 11hrs of the outdoor queer music festival, Pride party/ rave/ intimate concert which will also feature local art and Pop Souk market.

Ride the South Brooklyn Ferry to Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6/ Atlantic Avenue:

And take a trip to Bam Fisher for Everybooty which takes over the entire BAM. Furthermore, the party starts at 9 pm on Saturday and last seven hours with DJ’s, karaoke, live drawing, art installations, readings and tons of performances. Tickets are $30 and for more information visit

Ride the East River Ferry to North Williamsburg:

And go to the Wythe Hotel for the Queer/ Art / Pride held on Friday at 7:30 pm to 1 am. You don’t want to miss this showcases of films by rising LGBTQ filmmaker: Rodrigo Bellott’s. The evening will feature work in progress screening of Bellot’s new cinema Tu Me Manques. Bellot’s mentor Avram Finkelstein will join for post-screening conversations.

In addition to the Pride Parade on Sunday at noon make sure to ride the Astoria, South Brooklyn or East River ferry to DUMBO for a Pride Shake at Shake Shack.

Happy Pride!

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