Daniel Nardicio is undeniably the King of Fire Island underwear parties. Though this year will be no exception, the NYC nightlife promoter is celebrating his 10th year on the island by turning the confetti up just a tad. Friday’s will still kick off the the DWorld Underwear party, a Fire Island staple at the Ice Palace. But the weekends are getting hotter by the addition of a Saturday afternoon tea dance, Throwdown Saturday night with DJ Johnny Dynell, and a Saturday evening performance series, “The Icon Series” featuring some of the most fabulous names in entertainment.
The Icon Series kicks off Saturday, July 7th with Carnegie Hall and Broadway Diva Justin Vivian Bond. The series continues each Saturday night at 10pm and will feature shows by comediennes Sandra Bernhard and Margaret Cho, “I Kissed A Girl” singer Jill Sobule, Chicago’s all male burlesque troupe The Stage Door Johnny’s and cabaret stars Meow Meow, Justin Sayre, Bridget Everett and the legendary Candis Cayne June 30th. And the showstopper of the summer is an evening with Tony winner Alan Cumming and the Icon herself, Liza Minnelli with Billy Strich. A story you first learned about here on GaySocialites.com last month broke the news that Daniel had booked Liza and the rest of his impressive summer line-up.
“It’s been a tradition for me each year to blow it out for my birthday weekend, and since I’ve had Gaga, it’s been hard to top,” says Nardicio. “But I truly think having Ms. Minnelli is one of the biggest joys in my career”.