Besides this wretched heatwave we’re experiencing, there are some pretty hot Pride parties going on this weekend. Here are the ones we think you’ll enjoy, and we will definitely be at:
Friday evening, stop by the Hotel on Rivington (107 Rivington Street) for the LORDS NEW YORK Proud to Party party. Sponsored by Societe Perrier, Gotham Beauty Lounge and Passport Magazine, the beach fetish party features at hour long Kanon Organic Vodka open bar from 9 – 10 and music all night long by DJ Vito Fun.
Afterwards, pop on over to the Highline Ballroom for BLOWOFF, a bash featuring the sounds of Bob Mould and Richard Morel.
Saturday, start early at the Rafferty/Mazur VIP Rooftop Party at Hudson Terrace (641 West 46th Street). Featuring some of the most spectacular views in the city, promoters Brian Rafferty and Shawn Paul Mazur have pulled together a stellar lineup. And trust, these two boys know how to party. Featuring DJs Corey Craig, The Freemasons and Moto Blanco, the entire party will be broadcast on www.MusicOne.fm and boasts three levels: a rooftop, an indoor salon and dancefloor and an outdoor terrace.
Saturday evening, check out artist Stephan Keating‘s masks at Elite Saturday’s (391 Sixth Avenue). Keating is a couture mask maker, and he will be showing classic gems as well as never before seen pieces. The party serves as his official pre-Pride launch of his newest line, featuring a mask/fashion show at midnight. They are also holding a photographer contest with a pretty big prize. The photographer who takes the best picture of the fashion show will get a free custom mask by Keating as well as exclusive photographer status for an upcoming high end coffee table book. Dust off those cameras and snap it, hunny!
Sunday, without question, you should catch the Parade somewhere along the route. You should also definitely stop by the GaySocialites endorsed Pride: A Deeper Love at Midtown Loft and Terrace (267 Fifth Avenue).
Also worth checking out, Chris Ryan’s Graffiti Ball featuring Kat Graham and Sherry Vine at 230 Fifth Avenue. Rooftop cocktails are being served from 4 to 8p.
Sunday night you have as many options as there are gays in the city. But two parties worth noting is the Special Pride addition of Rafferty/Mazur’s Griffin Sundays (50 Gansevoort Street) and the always colorful Vandam Sundays at Greenhouse, which is celebrating its 4th year of Pride.
So, there are some options to keep you busy during Pride this year. If you’re looking for more, don’t forget to check out your Official 2012 Pride Guide at GaySocialites.INFO. We’d be delighted to see you out and about, and hope you have a wonderful Pride weekend!