Celebrate Father’s Day in New York City with your favorite Chorus Boy or Leather Daddy. Sunday June 20th, offers colorful shows on each end of the gay spectrum.
First, those looking to “adopt” can enjoy some sexy razzle-dazzle at Broadway Bares 20: Strip-opoly. This popular yearly event brings together some of the hottest male and female dancers from Broadway and beyond in a modern burlesque variety show. Talent and beauty make a great combination; add philanthropy and you make your papa proud. Bares is a benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, a non-profit organization commited for over 20 years to helping men and women living with HIV/AIDS. Held at Roseland Ballroom in Midtown, the show—performed at 9:30pm and 12:00am—is a mostly club-style event with a limited amount of VIP seats. From General Admission ($55) to Benefactor ($650), these tickets helped raise over $800,000 at last year’s show. Swoon for a great cause as more than 200 beautiful Broadway Babies strip for charity.
If your favorite colors of the rainbow are Black & Blue, then spend the day at the largest outdoor leather and fetish street festival on the east coast, Folsom Street East. Over the past 13 years, Folsom Street East has celebrated sexual diversity and expression, while raising money for organizations such as The LGBT Community Center, the NYC Gay & Lesbian Anti-Violence Project, and God’s Love We Deliver. The block party held on 28th Street between 10th and 11th Avenue, between 2-8pm, promises to “bring the kink onto the streets of NYC.” More for the brutish than the prudish, the $10 suggested donation allows you entry into… well, an outdoor fair of flesh, fetish and frolic with porn stars, musical performances, and lots of beer. A bit apprehensive? Don’t be. Folsom Street East is an open-minded, friendly event for papas who don’t preach.