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Source: NYC up & OUT

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays
Front Runners New York
Tuesdays at 7pm, 3rd St & Prospect Park West; Wednesdays at 6:45pm, 236 West 73rd St; Saturdays at 9:15am, 236 West 73rd St
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Monday through Friday
Service & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE)
(LGBT Community Center, 208 West 13th St, New York, NY 10011) The world's oldest and largest not-profit agency dedicated to serving LGBT senior citizens. Activities include Daytime Discussion, Art Studio, 75+, Support Group, Scrabble & Bridge and Women's and Men's activities.
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Fridays
CBST Shabbat Services
(CBST, 296 9th Ave, at 28th St, New York, NY 10001) (7pm)
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Saturdays
Metro Wrestling Practices
(Fighthouse, 122 West 27th St, New York, NY 10001) (5 - 7pm) Metro Wrestling is New York City's gay freestyle wrestling club. Gay, straight, male or female, all are welcome to attend.
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Every 2nd, 3rd and 4th and 5th Sunday
Metro Wrestling Practices
(LGBT Community Center, 208 West 13th St, New York, NY 10011) (2 - 5pm) Metro Wrestling is New York City's gay freestyle wrestling club. Gay, straight, male or female, all are welcome to attend.
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Sundays
Dignity New York Weekly Liturgy & Social
(St. John's in the Village Church, 222 W 11th St, New York, NY 10014) (7:30pm)
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Sundays
Metropolitan Community Church of NY Services
(MCCNY, 446 West 36th St, New York, NY 10018) (9am, 11am & 7pm)
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Every 1st Wednesday
Marriage Equality NY
(LGBT Community Center, 208 West 13th St, New York, NY 10011) (6:30 - 8pm) Coalition of lesbian, gay and nongay individuals and organizations committed to ending discrimination against same-sex couples in civil marriage.
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Every 1st Thursday
OUTdancing Open House
(Stepping Out Studios, 37 West 26th St, New York, NY 10010) OUTdancing was the first and continues to be the most comprehensive -sex latin, swing, and ballroom dance program in the U.S. No experience or partner necessary for the Open House. Singles and welcome. Intermediate and advanced classes also.
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Every 2nd Saturday
CBST Alef-Bet Shabbat Children's Program
(CBST, 57 Bethune St, New York, NY 10014) (11am)
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Every 2nd and 3rd and 4th Saturday
CBST Shabbat Services and Torah Study
(CBST, 57 Bethune St, New York, NY 10014) (10am)
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Every 2nd Monday
Heritage of Pride
(LGBT Community Center, 208 West 13th St, New York, NY 10011) (8 - 10pm) Everyone's help is needed to make NYC's LGBT Pride 2012 happen! Be a part of organizing The Rally, March, Dance on the Pier, PrideFest, etc.
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Every 2nd Thursday
Gay & Lesbian Reading Group
(LGBT Community Center, 208 West 13th St, New York, NY 10011) (8 - 9:30pm) Discussion of LGBT experience through reading novels, plays, poetry, and non-fiction.
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Every 2nd and 4th Friday
Times Squares
(LGBT Community Center, 208 West 13th St, New York, NY 10011) (7:30 - 10pm) Educational, recreational, and social opportunities within the framework of Modern Western square dancing for the gay and lesbian community.
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Every 2nd Sunday
PFLAG New York City
(St. Bartholomew's Church, 109 East 50th St, New York, NY 10022) (3-5pm) Support groups for parents, families and friends of LGBTs.
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Every 4th Monday
PFLAG New York City
(Congregation Rodeph Sholom, 7 West 83rd St, New York, NY 10024) (7pm) Support groups for parents, families and friends of LGBTs.
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Every 4th Monday
PFLAG New York City
(Staten Island LGBT Center, 25 Victory Blvd, Third Floor, Staten Island, NY 10301) (7:30 - 9:30pm) Support groups for parents, families and friends of LGBTs.
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Every 3rd Tuesday
Sirens Motorcycle Club
(LGBT Community Center, 208 West 13th St, New York, NY 10011) (8 - 10pm) The Sirens are the tri-state area's premier women's motorcycle club dedicated to promoting motorcycling as a sport among woman.
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Fridays
Flirt at Rififi
(Rififi, 332 E. 11th St, Between 1st and 2nd Ave., New York, NY 10003) (11pm) The Only Free, Gay AND Lesbian Friday night dance party in NYC. The night at Rififi features hot Go-Gos, the best DJs, crazy drink specials and NO cover charge. (Free)

Sundays
Starlette Sunday
(Angels and Kings, 500 East 11th St, New York, NY 10009, Venue Website) (8PM - 3AM) Starlette Sunday is a glam affair catering to a mixed lesbian and bisexual crowd. This sexy long-running party is one of the hottest nights for women in New York City. Starlette Sunday features delicious cocktails, visuals, the best dj's playing dance tracks, and lots of eye candy. (Free) starlettesunday@gmail.com
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Thursdays
Chelsea Classics
(Chelsea Cinema, 23rd St btwn 7 & 8th Aves) Revisit your favorite film classics on the big screen. Hedda Lettuce entertains. Fun and prizes throughout the evening.
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Every 1st Thursday
Homo Comicus
(Gotham Comedy Club, 208 West 23rd St (btwn 7 & 8th Aves), New York, NY 10011, 212.367.9000, Venue Website) (8:30pm) The most hilarious gay and gay-friendly comics and entertainers around. (Reservations: 212-36)
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Every 4th Friday
Lesbian Cinema Arts
(LGBT Community Center, 208 West 13th St, New York, NY 10011) (Excluding July and August)Dedicated to showcasing films specifically for a lesbian audience that is reflective and inclusive of the diverse community.
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Every 3rd Sunday
CINEMAROSA
(Queens Museum of Art, Rushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, NY 11368) (3 – 5pm) Monthly film/video showcase series that presents screenings of fiction and documentary works dealing with issues related to the LGBT community.
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Every 1st Sunday
MWA Beginner's Night
(LGBT Community Center, 208 West 13th St, New York, NY 10011) (2pm) Metropolitan Wrestling Association practices every Sunday. Beginner's Night is the first Sunday of every month.
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Saturdays
Guided tours of the Chelsea Art Museum
(Chelsea Art Museum, 556 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10011) (3 PM) Join us for docent-led tours of our exhibition galleries. Highlighting works from both our permanent collection and our rotating exhibitions, tours are free with museum admission and start from the bookstore. (Free!) (212 255 0719) carolin@chelseaartmuseum.org
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Every 5th Friday
Q-Talk A Gay Talk Show
(Metropolitan Room, 34 West 22nd St, New York, NY 10010) (doors open at 11:30pm) The new late night gay talk show at the Metropolitan Room returns in 2009. The show will move to the last Friday of every month. Q-Talk features a panel of 4 gay men Frantz Hall(Broadway's Swinging On A Star and Tommy Tune Tonite), Dave August(Naked Boys Singing,Broadway Cares poster boy), Stacey Todd Holt(The Producers,Cry Baby,), and Joseph Macchia( cabaret producer,founder of Help Is On The Way Today,), as well as straight man Eddie Jacques. (no cover 2 Drink minimum) (212-206-0440) jjmac249@aol.com
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Saturdays
Big Apple Ranch
(Big Apple Ranch, 39 West 19th St, New York, NY 10011) (9PM) Founded in 1997, Big Apple Ranch has hosted a weekly country-western dance for the gay and lesbian community virtually every Saturday night for eleven years. Our huge dance floor welcomes people of all dance-abilities, and our friendly people go out of their way to make sure everyone has a good time and keeps coming back. The Ranch's growing crowds are proof that the fun of partner dancing is contagious Polish up your boots, and come on and see what all these cowgirls and cowboys are talking about!!
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Wednesdays
Last Call at the Starliner Lounge
(Corio, 337 West Broadway, New York, NY 10003) (8:00pm) Last Call at the Starliner Lounge, a new and entirely original burlesque noir musical featuring live music, murder, mystery, camp and, last but never least, a bevy of twirling tassels- in the tradition of the five lesbian brothers. The once-underground, once-illegal show formally takes the top floor of Soho's burlesque landmark. ($15) (212-966-3901) info@corionyc.com
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Tuesdays
Broadway Bodies
(Chelsea Studios, 151 West 26th Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10011) (7 pm) Broadway Bodies is a new high-impact, dance workout to your favorite show tunes. Incorporating basic dance movements with high impact aerobic techniques, Broadway Bodies is a fun and exciting cardio class. The first 30-minutes of the class features a build-up with an exciting medley of songs (repeated each week), followed by learning and dancing a custom combination formulated around a Broadway or Hollywood musical. Broadway Bodies is designed for the absolute beginner and accomplished dancer alike. ($15) broadwaybodies@gmail.com
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Every 1st Sunday
New York Bear Den
(Diversity Center of Queens / Queens Pride House, 76-11 37th Ave (2nd Floor), Jackson Heights, NY 11372) (2PM) The New York Bear Den was established to fulfill a void in the New York City Bear Community: Bears are social creatures, therefore we have created "The New York Bear Den" as a hate-free, alcohol-free, attitude-free space to socialize once a month where you can sit back, relax, chat and make friends with woofy guys of all ages, races, types and interests. Participants are encouraged to bring cards and board games. you will be expected to bring a soft drink or a snack to share. Monthly gatherings occur on the first Sunday of the month except for June & holiday weekends ($5 & snack or beverage) NY-Bear-Den-owner@yahoogroups.com
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Sundays
QueerDharma
(Shambhala Meditiation Center of New York, 118 West 22nd Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10011) (7pm) QueerDharma is a community of meditiation practice for LGBTQ sentient beings - that means you! Visit our website for more info and scheduel ($5 suggested donation) (212-675-6544) queerdharmainfo@gmail.com
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Tuesdays
StageBuddy.com's Tuesday Night Blowout!!!!
(Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street near West 4th St., NY, NY 10014) (7:00PM) Every Tuesday night Stagebuddy.com presents a hand-picked, one-hour sampling of performances from our expansive database of NY's Best LIVE SHOWS!! Each week is hosted by comedian Vicky Kuperman and features a mix of Theatre, Comedy,Broadway Cabaret, Burlesque Performers, Music and Magic, along with Games & Giveaways! Past guests include Grammy, MAC & Tony Award winners/nominees, top televised Comedians, and some of the most fascinating people working in show business today! ($5.00) (646-414-6668) stagebuddy@gmail.com
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Mondays
The New Monday Night Burlesque
(Public Assembly, 70 N. 6th St., Brooklyn, NY 11211) (9 PM) New Producer. New Shows. Celebrating One Year of The New Monday Night Burlesque with a month of Anniversaries. Jonny Porkpie ("The Burlesque Mayor of NYC") takes over production duties from Doc Wasabassco at The New Monday Night burlesque. His first task: to commemorate the one-year anniversary of The New Monday Night Burlesque. So Porkpie has gathered an all-star month of shows celebrating this and other anniversaries. ($10) press@mondaynightburlesque.com
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Every 3rd Wednesday
Family Q
(ihi (The Institute for Human Identity), 322 Eighth Avenue, Suite 802 at 26th Street, New York, NY 10001) (7PM) A ground-breaking new support program of workshops and counseling for LGBTQ parents and prospective parents.While LGBTQ persons now more freely contemplate marriage and family life, they still face more difficult challenges than their straight counterparts. The Family Q workshops alert the participants to the emotional issues they and their children will face and gives them the insights and tools needed for productive family building. Family Q also provides follow-up counseling for workshop participants who would like more support in working through some of the emotional complexities that LGBTQ parents must deal with. Third Wednesday thru May (FREE)
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Mondays
Monday Night Bingo
(Bowery Poetry Club, 308 BOWERY, (b/w BLEECKER & HOUSTON), New York, NY 10012)(7:30PM) The legendary comedian and NYC icon needs no stinking bingo card to entertain—but think how much better the numbers' game will roll as The Talented Mr. Murray co-hosts with dynamite drag star Linda Simpson. Play for cash and prizes while indulging in adult beverages, plus the occasional surprise performance—all leading up to someone scoring the cash jackpot at the end of the night.(ADMISSION/BINGO CARDS $2 EACH)
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Every 3rd Wednesday
Butch/Femme Society
(LGBT Community Center, 208 West 13th St, New York, NY 10011) (6:30 - 8:00 PM) Open Monthly meeting for butch and femme lesbians. (2.00 (more if/less if)) (212-388-2736) bfsnyc@aol.com
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Saturdays
Docent Tours in Chelsea Art Museum
(Chelsea Art Museum, 556 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10011) (3.00 p.m.) Docent Tours are held in Chelsea Art Museum every Saturday at 3.00 p.m. (free)

Every 2nd Sunday
New York Bear Den
(Queens Pride House, 76-11 37th Ave Suite 206, Jackson Heights, NY 11372) (0:00 - 05:00 PM)The New York Bear Den was established to fulfill a void in the New York City Bear Community: Bears are social creatures... Therefore we have created "The New York Bear Den" a hate-free, alcohol-free, attitude-free space to socialize once a month where you can sit back, relax, chat and make friends with woofy guys of all ages, races, types and interests -- only 2 subway stops from Manhattan on the (E) train! Check our website for details! ($5/Volunteers FREE! and a non-alcoholic beverage or snack to share) (+1 646 827-6222) ChazAntonelli@gmail.com
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Thursdays
Queer Men's Erotic Art Workshop
(LGBT Center, 208 W. 13th st., new york, NY 10011) (7PM) Are you tired of the same staid, boring and unsexy poses of the average life drawing session? Harvey Redding's Queer Art Now with The Queer Men's Erotic Art Workshop reaches beyond to new heights of erotic art making! You'll want to check your pulse as you draw from some of New York's most alluring male models, featured in an evening of heart-pounding poses...new models each week. ($20)
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Fridays
Friday Night Dinner
(Natural Gourmet Institute, 48 W. 21st St, 2nd floor, New York, NY 10011) (6:30pm) Friday Night Dinner at The Natural Gourmet has become a culinary magnet for savvy New Yorkers and visitors alike. Savor a delicious and unique experience when Chef Instructors and students of our Chef's Training Program pour their expertise and enthusiasm into a three-course vegetarian dinner that is both innovative and beautifully presented. ($40)
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Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Out on the Floor - Same Sex Ballroom Dance Classes
(Ripley Grier Studios, 939 8th Avenue, 3rd Floor, Buzzer 307, New York, NY 10019) (Tu 8pm; We 8:30pm) Greg Ryzio brings same sex ballroom dancing to Hells Kitchen. Learn classic Ballroom and spicy Latin dances with your partner or on your own. Classes are open to anyone looking to learn in a comfortable and friendly environment. Come join in on the fun! ($20) (917.692.8732) justdancenyc@hotmail.com
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Saturdays
The Ultimate Drag Off
(Comix, 353 west 14th street, New York, NY 10014) (10:30pm) Hosted by NYC Sensation Sweetie (Wig Out, Charmed Life, Project Runway, Starbooty), The colorful 'cast' of contestants is an ever-changing weekly roster with some of your favorite and undiscovered talent from across the country in a wacky glamour-fest with brainy categories, comedic camp and live musical performances. This laugh out loud romp is a NYC treasure where the audience decides the outcome of the evening and gets to bestow the winner with the coveted 'Drag Off' crown! ($25 + 2 drink minimum)
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Sundays
QueerDharma New York
(Shambhala Meditation Center, 118 West 22nd St, ring #6, New York, NY 10011) (7pm - 9pm) A Community of Meditation Practice founded and hosted by LGBTQ people. We meet every Sunday at 7pm - check our website for more details and special events. ($5 donation requested)
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Saturdays
The Sweet's Shop Burlesque Show
(Duane Park, 157 Duane St, New York, NY 10012) (8pm & 10:30pm) A weekly decadent, top-shelf burlesque show at the intimate this supper club with guest host MURRAY HILL and a bevy of burlesque bombshells for the 2011 spring season. Three-course dinner (anything from the menu). Beverages, tax and gratuity are not included. There is no additional cover charge. ($60)
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Every 1st and 3rd Thursday
The PreGame Show
(eGarage, 44-02 23rd St. Studio 104, Long Island City, NY 11101) (9pm-10:30pm) Getting ready for a night on the town? Join Lola Cabanana, Austin Helms, and Alex X for this larger than life show featuring New York's greatest drag queens and gay socialites. This show is intended for the 21 and above crowd, especially since there will, of course, be drinking! ($10) (718-433-2733) info@egarage.tv

Every 2nd Sunday
Tango Raro
(Stella, Manhattan Bistro, 213-217 Front St, South Street Seaport, New York, NY 10038) (5pm)Rainbow Tango NYC is proud to announce TANGO RARO, a new open- role/LGBT tango dance party. Whether you're straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, you will enjoy dancing Argentine tango without traditional gender fixed roles. Tango Raro promises a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Experienced dancers as well as beginners are welcome. No partner necessary. ($15) (919-373-7446) statnyc@yahoo.com
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Every 1st Monday
Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Hour
(Dixon Place, 161 A Chrystie, (Between Rivington & Delancey), New York, NY 10002) (8pm)Celebrating works in progress, emerging artists, and professionals trying something new, the Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Show is a nonstop variety show experience that may include aerial artists, wire walkers, sword swallowers, physical comedy, Kung Fu juggling, clown bands, trained rats, stripping clowns, living cartoons, a Heavy Metal Magician, a cougar contortionist, and a cowboy from the Bronx. The evening is hosted by Bindlestiff Family Cirkus co-founder Keith Nelson. This night promises many surprises, with a different lineup of emerging artists and professional entertainers every month. To sign up e-mail Keith at keith@bindlestiff.org with "Open Stage" in the ($5 Suggest Donation) (212-219-0736) contact@dixonplace.org
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Every 1st Tuesday
Maagal: The Nehirim Women's Circle
(JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Ave at 76th St, New York, NY 10023, 646-505-4444)(7:30pm) The Nehirim Women's Circle is a support group for Jewish LBTQ women facing questions about sexuality, gender and religion. Confidentiality, support and compassionate listening are central values of the Circle. Confidentiality, support, and compassionate listening are central values. The Nehirim Women's Circle is a support group for Jewish LBTQ women facing questions about sexuality, gender and religion. Confidentiality, support and compassionate listening are central values of the Circle. (FREE) (212-908-2515) info@nehirim.org
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Fridays
Same-Gender Salsa
(Ral'eau Salsa Dance Company, 300 W. 43rd Street, Suite 600, New York, NY 10036) (7:30pm - 8:30pm) In this unique and exclusive intro-class for beginners, same-gender dance enthusiasts will learn basic salsa turn patterns On1, Los Angeles Style, with a focus on timing, connection, balance, control, frame, execution, and spinning technique. Material does not carry over class to class, so you can start this class at anytime. New patterns are taught each and every class followed by a brief review of the basic step. ($20 non-members) (212-245-2521) info@rsalsa.net
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Past events sponsored by Dare To Engage:

  • Movie Night in the LGBTQIA CRC (Film + Discussion)
    February 16, 2012
  • Belonging in my own skin: Understanding myself as a Black Gay Man (Panel) - February 9, 2012
  • Dare to Engage Film Series regarding sexuality & faith (Film + Discussion) - March 31st, April 7th, and April 14t,h 2011
  • For The BIBLE Tells Me So: A Contemporary Perspective on Sacred Texts and Homosexuality in Islam, Judaism, and Christianity (Panel) - March 24th, 2011
  • President Wallerstein & Dr. Corpus radio/live interview on LGBT issues with moderator, Jhaneel Lockhart, editor-in-chief of The Ticker (former) - February, 2011
  • Dare to Engage @ Baruch College Town Hall - November 2nd, 2010

 

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