The Scene: Editors Picks for the Best August NY Nightlife
The hottest clubs, coolest bars, and everything in between
The Hottest Clubs, Coolest Bars, and Everything in Between
August 13-September 10
“WE DO:” A BENEFIT FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY NEW YORK @ HIRO BALLROOM
Think marriage equality is long overdue? We do. Prop 8 was repealed and now it's New York's turn to step it up. Join Sir Sabrina and all the beautiful downtown queers at the swanky Hiro Ballroom to fight for the equality we deserve. Your VIP ticket scores you scrumptious appetizers, gift bags, an hour of Voli Bar and prime seats for viewing the city’s most scandalously talented go-go dancers and burlesque brides-men and groomsmen! With DJ Nasty, DJ Roze Royce, DJ Heather M, DJ Pony, DJ Whitney Day and surprise celeb DJs to come, you can shake your ass while fighting the good fight.
DIVA DODGEBALL BEACH TOURNAMENT @ 5TH AVENUE BEACH
New York and New Jersey ladies concur: Diva Dodgeball is the epitome of summer fun. Whether you think it’s the ultimate spectator sport or prefer to be part of the action, a bunch of sweaty, athletic hotties getting gritty in the sand together is a recipe for greatness. Cheer your favorite team to victory while working on that golden tan or show off your own scrappy skills for the adoring crowd—either way, you’ll be a happy clam. Get there early and stay all weekend; this lesbian mecca is definitely worth it.
SPICE #NYC BENEFIT FOR CYNDI LAUPER’S TRUE COLORS RESIDENCE @ SOIREE
It’s SPICE NYC’s second anniversary, and the merry crew is celebrating for a cause. Proceeds from the evening will benefit Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors Residence, a project that will provide New York’s first permanent housing with support services for homeless LGBT youth. The Residence is scheduled to open in Central Harlem next year, and we can help our beloved blonde icon make it happen. A lineup of notoriously awesome DJs, MCs and musicians will provide the soundtrack as SPICE NYC delivers this fun summer blowout. And, with the swarm of charitable cuties in attendance, we doubt you’ll end up sheboppin’ home alone.
HEAVEN @ RUSH
By overwhelming popular demand, the devilish chicas of LaReinas Entertainment have resurrected Heaven, the party you thought only existed in legends! Every second Friday, spruce yourself up and roll into Rush nightclub for a wild night of hot girls, cold drinks and exceptionally rad DJs. Mike Da Wizard, Royze Roze, Tease and surprise special guests will work you hard…and you’ll like it.
BUM BUM BAR
It’s time to show some skin, girl peeps. Your chums at Bum Bum Bar have devised a sexy way for you to unleash some creativity and freshen up your summer: Bring a “model” on August 20th and body paint her! Channel your inner Frida Kahlo and surprise your girlfriend with this adventurous rendezvous or impress a new crush with this bold date idea. Check it out and you’ll be back for more; the welcoming Queens posse offers a good time any night of the week.
Technically it’s a lounge, but this month RF is more like the bread of the fabulous gay sandwich that is your life. From the Madonna-Thon Birthday Bash on Aug 16 to the hugely anticipated women’s mixer on Aug 27, you won’t want to miss a minute—especially on new Wicked Wednesdays, where you’ll find kickass drink specials, resident DJ Charo Velencio, live musicians and empanadas! Pack your pom poms and team spirit for the rousing Diva Dodgeball pep rally on Aug 14 and perhaps bring home a cheerleader of your own on Tuesdays, which are now singles nights at RF. Sound intense? It will be. Don’t miss out.
DREAMGIRLS ENT & LOVERGIRLNYC PRESENT: A-- LIST FRIDAYS @ CLUB REBEL
You’ve been scrubbin’ around in flip flops and wife beaters all summer, and now it’s time to class it up. Every Friday, the night time is the right time—for looking good and feeling good with your nightlife gurus from LovergirlNYC. Emerse yourself in a mass of chic, glammed-out foxes while a ridiculously stacked deck of DJs work it out for your dancing pleasure. Surprise celebrity hosts, pleasing drink deals and beautiful girls—all in posh Club Rebel. You’re in New York City, kids. Take advantage of the killer nightlife!
GARDEN PARTY @ OUTPOST
Brooklyn-ettes do summer all around town—you’ve partied on rooftops, in backyards, at the parks and pools, probably even a garage or two! Now it’s on to the next one at the 4th annual Garden Party. Chill out with the mellow, feel good crowd at Outpost in Clinton Hill while they fire up the grill and pass the sangria. DJs Fucci and Noa D give the turntable the business as the sweet summer sun goes down.
CHOICE CU*TS GLITTER BALL @ SANTOS PARTY HOUSE
Scientific studies prove that glitter is essentially catnip for gays. Thus, Choice Cu*ts Glitter Ball is your chance to really make a scene. The city’s most fabulous ADD-stricken lezzies will undoubtedly be glancing frantically from shiny hottie to shiny hottie in a glorious, debaucherous frenzy of perfection! DJs Chelsea Starr and Soozee dish the jams while guest go-go Vicki Sin prowls the floor. Get out there and dazzle.