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Gay Daddy Day, NYC

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.

Photo by Michael Prestia

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A Theatre (Re)Grows in Brooklyn

(Photography by Chasi Annexy)

Abandoned for over 30 years, the Loew’s Kings Theatre in Brooklyn prepares for a Second Act.  In 1929, the theatre on Flatbush Avenue opened as Loew’s flagship theatre.   Architecturally influenced by the Palace of Versailles and the Paris Opera House, the theatre boasts high curved ceilings, pink marble, and ornate plaster walls.  Originally a home for films and vaudeville acts, the 3,195-seat theatre closed in 1978, becoming a refuge for pigeons, vandals and squatters.

But intermission is over.  Last month, New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg and Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz announced that the Houston-based theatrical management and development company, ACE Theatrical Group, had been contracted to restore the theatre’s French Renaissance architecture and expand the stagehouse to accommodate the production needs of modern shows.  ACE boasts similar affiliations with the Boston Opera House and Warner Theatre in Washington D.C. and plans to present 250 productions yearly.  “Once completed, the restored Loew’s Kings will be the largest indoor theatre in Brooklyn, hosting concerts, plays, special events and graduations,” claims Markowitz.  “It will be nothing less than a combination of the Beacon and the Apollo in one architectural jewel of a building.”

Slated to reopen in approximately five years, the Loew’s Kings Theatre is ready for its encore performance.

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