Pride may be over, but the LGBTQ party continues all summer long. Cool off this July with everything from pool parties to theater performances. We have your ultimate guide to summer in the city!
Based on the major motion picture, Priscilla Queen of the Desert will come to the Piper Theatre in Brooklyn this July. The 1994 story about drag queens trekking across the Australian Outback will be adapted into a story that takes place in present-day, featuring New York drag queens trekking across America. The show will be outdoors, with an old school bus purchased from a religious commune in Ohio acting as the set. A six-person live band will accompany the show. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and come Friday, July 6 for the opening night, or any subsequent weekend night until July 22.
A new off-Broadway show, Afterglow by S. Asher Gelman is coming to The Loft at the Davenport Theatre. The two-act play tells the story of married couple Josh and Alex, who invite Darius to their bed one night, and form an emotional and intimate bond with one another. They then must re-examine their personal definitions of love and commitment. The show opens June 23 and performances run eight times a week. Tickets are $66.50.
The Center is hosting an art exhibit of posters from its archive, titled “In Times Like These.” The posters are a reminder to look to the past to find power for the future, and to always push forward, never revert backward. The exhibit will run through August 31.
The Point Foundation, the national LGBTQ scholarship fund, will be hosting their cornerstone society reception on July 1. Hosted by Richard Ziegelasch and Patrick Campion at their East Hampton home, the event will also feature remarks from Point Scholars and Alumni to help raise awareness for the work that Point does, and help introduce how businesses and organizations can get involved with Point. There will be cocktails and hors d’oevures as well. Tickets are $100, or $50 for young professionals.
Edie Windsor, The LGBT Community Center, SAGE (Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders) and Callen-Lorde Community Health Center are hosting the Hamptons Tea Dance at Nova’s Ark Project. The Project is the Hamptons’ beautiful sculpture park in Water Mill. DJ Lady Bunny will be providing music for the event, which will run from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. General admission tickets are $150.00.
Lambda Legal will be holding their 39th annual benefit in The Pines on Fire Island, featuring brunch and a pool party. The proceeds will support Lambda Legal’s work to protect the civil rights of LGBT people and those living with HIV/AIDS. Music and entertainment will be provided by Honey Davenport & The Huntybuns. Brunch begins at 1:00 p.m. and the pool party begins at 3:00 p.m. For more information, contact Sally Troncoso or call 212-809-8585, ext. 215.
Join the LGBT Network, a non-profit serving Long Island’s LGBT community since 1993, for a night of hors d’oeuvres and cocktails on the beach. Proceeds will support the LGBT Center in Sag Harbor, providing services to LGBT adults and children on the East End of the Island. The event begins at 5:00 p.m. and general tickets begin at $100, or $50 for young professionals.
Benefiting the Callen-Lorde Community Health Center and their programs for the LGBT community, Women’s Pride in the Fire Island Pines returns this year on July 29. The event will be held from 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Whyte Hall and will feature dancing, an open wine and vodka bar, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, and DJs. Tickets begin at $150.
Cycle for the Cause, which benefits HIV/AIDS research, will be holding a training ride for their annual ride in September on July 29. The training ride will be 30 miles and conclude with an afternoon social featuring refreshments and rosé. The ride will begin at 8:00 a.m. at Al’s Cycle Solutions with coffee and maintenance tips. While the ride in September is full, Cycle for a Cause is still seeking crewmembers to help out during the ride, as well as “virtual riders” who will help support the cause.