After over 20 years of putting on countless parties for New York’s gays and his visitors, the Chelsea nightlife icon Splash will be closing it’s doors on August 10th. Owner Brian Landache posted on the club’s Facebook page saying it’s the “end of an era, boys!” and the following note making it official:
Mega parties, go-go dancers in showers, and unfortgetale DJs and artists, Splash was legendary and a favorite for many New Yorkers and visitors. In my case, it was my first New York gay nightlife venture (and NYC club for that matter). For others it was much more personal.
If you’re visiting New York this Pride week, or thinking of making a last minute trip this weekend, we’ve got your events covered for a glitterfic good time!
Pride Thursday marks the grand opening of Marquee Q Thursdays from a team gay nightlife pros (Brandon Voss, Patrick Crough, Alan Picus, and Justin Luke), and will feature the New York Pride headliner and mega diva, Cher!
Starts at 10:00 p.m. at Marquee, 289 Tenth Ave
Start your weekend officially, since it is an official New York Pride event, at The Pride Kickoff Rally. Hosts this year include Pandora Boxx and KeithPrice, with performacnes by Pam Ann and The Voice‘s Vicci Martinez. Oh, and Lady Gaga will be speaking at the event; added in last minute.
From 7 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Pier 26 Hudson River, at North Moore St
When the sunsets, and after some pre drinks or dinner in Hell’s Kitchen several gay bars and gay-owned eateries, waddle your way down to XL Nightclub (if you aren’t already staying at The OUT) for PAPA vs. Forever Tel Aviv—a sure to be mega party from the two international entertainment groups. Watch the artfully, sexy trailer below:
Designing duo Parke & Ronen held their resort wear 2014 presentation earlier this week which included a range of short shorts, open-weave cardigans, two-tone colorblocked shirts, and various swimwear.
Along with the sexy speedos, two swim trunks that stood out for their simplicity included the 4″ Boardshort in Santorini Red Stripe (with stripes on the back pocket as well) and the Ibiza Cross swimtrunk in Royal/White.
Mud runs have been an ‘it’ thing to do for the sport enthusiasts and those who just want share photos of their dirty selves at the event on Facebook—not judging, I’d be doing the exact same thing…#mudrun. Men and women have been sliding around the mud (or newer variations like the cleaner foam run) for years now, in either very little clothing or festive costumes. You’d think someone would’ve thought of a gay mud run sooner, but alas it has arrived and is coming to New York this Pride season.
Out-Fit Challenge is booking itself as the first LGBT mud run, and the organization held its first event this past Miami Beach Gay Pride. What makes this event more unique than the obvious, is that the company provides proceeds of every dollar earned to national and local LGBT charity organizations.
Proving bigger is better (for great scenic views of a city), New York’s One World Trade Center is set top out at 1,776 ft, making it the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.
CNN states that construction crews will be raising the final two sections of a 408-foot spire to the top of One World Trade Center on Monday morning, which will make the building the tallest in the Western Hemisphere (it already stands as the tallest building in New York City). A stainless steel beacon weighing almost six tons will be the final piece put in place to give the building an iconic height of 1,776 ft.
Earlier this month, detailed plans for the building’s state of the art observatory were revealed. ABC News shared that the One World Observatory will occupy floors 100-102 of the building (at 1,250 ft), provide 360-degree panoramas of New York and New Jersey, and include dining options, a souvernier shop, and an event space.
Last week, the 10th Annual Jeffrey Fashion Cares fundraising event brought together the crème of New York’s fashionistas aboard The Intrepid to raise awareness (and over $811K) for LGBT organizations and people living with HIV/AIDS. Founder Jeffrey Kalinsky and event chairs Dan Rothman and Todd Sears were on hand to greet all of the star guests, and kicked off the festivities with host Emmy Rossum.
Among Rossum, other celebs in attendance included Cyndi Lauper (who presented Broadway legend Jerry Mitchell with an award), androgynous model Andrej Pejic, former hockey player Sean Avery, and Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger’s daughter-turned-model, Ireland Baldwin, among others.
Last week Coach held a preview to showcase items from its Fall 2013 line. “It’s all about the details,” said Coach on it’s social media components, where the company and invited guests all shared photos and clips from the afternoon’s event—while enjoying New York inspired cocktails, appetizers, and sweets provided by Poppy’s Catering in Brooklyn.
Yours truly was there on behalf of the Details‘s online team tweeting (@Details) and instragramming (@DetailsMag) sneak peeks of the eye candy accessories for the modern man. See those and more images below:
A destination selection is only part of your next travel adventure. Then there is the process of selecting a place to stay, deciding to rent a car or to cab it everywhere, and of course, how you’ll get there in the first place. If flying is part of your journey, why not select an airline that is vocal on supporting the LGBT community—or even better, ones that show you the support in person during your flight experience.
Recently, JetBlue shared the story of fiancées Rick and Liam, and their journey from Burbank, CA to New York City—to wed in a state where their marriage would be legal.
Fashion week, a time when designers of all levels showcase their work upcoming lines for either the spring/summer or fall/winter season. You typically have to know someone—or be an editor or buyer for a big name publication or retailer—to get invited to a many runway shows during any fashion week…or of course be a celebrity who’s worn an item from a designer once. However, the streets of the city hosting its fashion week events become runways themselves, even more so than usual. This past weekend kicked off New York Fashion Week, despite some snow blizzard named Nemo.
The Lincoln Center has become the hub for the fashion week events hosted by Mercedes-Benz, the head organizer, since 2010, and after 15 years of being at Bryant Park. While you need a ticket to get into most shows, there was an event open to the public, and for men.
Men’s fashion and lifestyle magazine, DETAILS hosted its first men’s accessories show this past Sunday (Feb. 10). While the publication has hosted runway events to feature various designers over the seasons and years, this was the first time it held one devoted to accessories, and on top of that, all were welcomed without a formal invitation.