Final NYC Pride blowouts

So you’ve waved your rainbow flag in the march to Christopher Street and celebrated a historically queer year. Pride well done, right? Wrong! There’s so much more to get out there and do. Now of course you want to go to the official Pier Dance for Cher and fireworks. But I’m going to highlight a couple of alternatives – starting with WiLD THANG! at the Marquee NYC.Image

WiLD THANG is a party that genuinely has something for everybody. Every. Body. First up, the opening DJ will be the winner of the WiLD THANG! DJ Competition, chosen from 16 notable, up and coming East Coasters. After that, headliner Whitney Day will be turning the tables. But really, that could be any party. And this is WiLD THANG! (don’t you love that name? say it out loud with me) for NYC Pride. So they’re going all out with “elaborately costumed dancers,” Electric violinist Diva Sarina Suno, and the one of a kind “Queen of Carioca Bass,” Brazillian MC Zuzuka Poderosa. Still not enough? WiLD THANG adds to the “go-go mania” with saxophonist Alison Shearer and DJ Mary Mac. More info can be found here and here. The Marquee is a beautiful club, and Whitney Day / Hot Rabbit have gone all out to make this a memorable event to close down Pride 2013. General admission tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door. This party starts at 6 and the dancing won’t stop until 2.

ImageThe 1st Annual Pride {Poolside} one more chance to slather the Banana Boat and strut your banana hammock. Offering the perfect party oasis between the March and the all-night dances, this is the official pool party of Pride. Perched above Chelsea in the chic Hotel Americano, {Poolside} is your opportunity to sip and splash with the “hottest VIPs from the five boroughs.” The infamous party scenester musicians, Hed Kandi, will be providing the tunes. Online ticket sales are closed, but you can try your luck at the door.

ImageThere will be no RuPaulogies as the fierce and fishy ladies of Drag Race take over the Highline Ballroom. If you’re a fan of the show, good drag, or the inescapable Absolut cocktails perfected, than you need to get your booty down to the Meatpacking District. Get transported into the Interior Illusions Lounge with music by Mimi Imfurst. I’ll let that settle in for a second before totally blowing your mind with the full list of performers: Sharon Needles, Carmen Carrera, Ivy Winters, Jade Jolie, Jiggly Caliente, Manila Luzon, Milan, Morgan McMichaels, Pandora Boxx, Phi Phi O’Hara, Vivienne Pinay, Shangela, Alyssa Edwards AND Coco Montrese (promising to put the Pier fireworks to shame, Hunty)! Bring your reading glasses ‘cuz it’s gonna get shady. Red carpet’s at 9, show starts at 10. You can still purchase general admission tickets for $45 here, but act fast. All other tix have sold out.

All right kids, it’s last chance last dance so get out there and send Pride off with a bang. Check my Twitter @theoriginalTSA to keep track of the parties.

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