What to do in Queer NYC September 15-18


The upcoming weekend features musicals, queer art exhibits, dancing, drag shows, book signings, and more. Read below to see the full list of events at queer NYC.

The Flame Burns at 54 Below

When: Thursday September 15; Doors open at 5:30 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m.

Where: 54 Below, 254 West 54th Street, New York, NY

Join us at 54 Below for a merry evening featuring songs from the new musical “The Flame, An LGBTQ Romantic Comedy” – including “Maybe Today”, “Car Ride From Hell”, “Hey Daddy”, and Moreover. Look for tickets on 54below.com.


When: Thursday, September 15, 6 p.m.

Where: Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art, 26 Wooster Street, New York, NY

The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art presents the opening reception for INDECENCIA, the museum’s latest exhibition, which explores the complex relationship queer Latinx men have with religion, embodiment, and sexuality. Register through Eventbrite.

Harlem Spanish Dance Festival 2022

When: Thursday, September 15, 6 p.m.

Where: El Barrio’s Artspace/Black Box Theater, 215 East 99th St, New York, NY

Spanish Harlem Creative Movement Fest is a dance festival that celebrates Latin American culture. The festival will include several performances, choreographer exchanges and the Dancing Strokes art exhibition. For more information, visit D10ProjectNYC.com.

Fagtasia: LOTR

When: Friday, September 16, 6:30 p.m.

Where: House of Yes

House of Yes presents Fagtasia, a monthly drag show that tells a fantasy story with a weird twist. This month’s show reimagines Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings epic. Find tickets on Eventbrite.

Broadside Exhibition Hours

When: Friday, September 16, 8 p.m.

Where: General Service Office – Queer Division, 208 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011

Join the Office for the opening night of the Office Hours Poetry Broadside exhibition, which brings together eight poets and eight visual artists to create unique new collaborative pieces. The exhibition will be visible all weekend. Visit bgsqd.com for the complete list of participating artists.


When: Friday, September 16, 10 p.m.

Where: Nowhere Bar, 22 East 14th St, New York, NY

New York City Rubber Club and Nowhere NYC present Ruffhouse’s Birthday Party. Join them for a fun night celebrating leather, latex, socks, jocks and more.

“The Qilwa Bruises” book signing

When: Saturday, September 17, 11 a.m.

Where: Bluestockings Cooperative

Naseem Jamnia will be at Bluestockings all afternoon to talk about their new book, “The Bruising of Qilwa, a nonbinary fantasy”. Signed copies will be available. Visit bluestockings.com for more information.

Queer Zine Fair 2022

When: Saturday, September 17, 11 a.m.

Where: Brooklyn Public Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY

New York’s Queer Zine Fair returns to Brooklyn Public Library. With over 40 suppliers, there is something for everyone. Visit NYQZF.com for a complete list of providers.

Diana vs. Donna: A Dance Party

When: Saturday, September 17, 10:30 p.m.

Where: Come on everyone, 325 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238

C’mon Everybody brings you the ultimate diva showdown: Diana “The Boss” Ross vs. Donna “Bad Girl” Summer. Monstah Black will host and perform throughout the evening, with DJ Manchildblack spinning tracks throughout the night. Tickets through Dice.fm.

Free Pool Happy Hour @ Chelsea Boxers

When: Sundays, from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Chelsea Boxers, 37 West 20th Street, New York, NY

End the weekend on a high with two-for-one drinks and free games of pool at everyone’s favorite gay sports bar.


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