There are plenty of in-person activities for queer people to enjoy as we enter the thick of the summer months in New York City. However, for those who prefer to partake in activities from home, virtual events are also still available. Take a look at our list of options — from a piano bar night, queer comedy shows, and more — to keep you busy July 14 through July 28.
Piano Bar Night with Nina
When: 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. July 14
Where: Good Judy, 563 Fifth Avenue in Brooklyn
Queer folks can listen to an evening of singalong songs from a local performer at the Piano Bar. There is no cover.
Pvssy Plate Painting Party Inspired by Judy Chicago
When: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. July 15
Where: 188 Woodpoint Road, Brooklyn, New York
LGBTQ folks can celebrate their bodies during an arts and craft session where artists can paint vulvas on their dinner plates. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased on Eventbrite.
Tiny Cupboard LGBTQ Comedy Show
LGBTQ History Walking Tour
When: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. July 17
Where: McCarthy Square intersection of Charles and Waverly Place in Manhattan
Visitors and New York residents can take a tour and bask in the city’s LGBTQ historic sites, including the Stonewall Inn, the NYC AIDS Memorial, and Christopher Park. LGBTQ youth under the age of 21 years old are free. Event-goers can register for the tour online.
Intersection: Ride To Riis
When: 10:30 a.m. July 17
Where: Southwest corner near Maria Hernandez Park (Knickerbocker Avenue and Starr Street) in Brooklyn
Queer cyclists can go on a free hour-and-a-half journey to Jacob Riis Beach in Queens. Cyclists of all skill levels are welcome and are encouraged to bring snacks, water, and sunscreen. Cyclists can sign up via Eventbrite.
When: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. July 18
Where: Baisley Pond Park in Queens
Witness to Mass Incarceration, a non-profit focused on formerly incarcerated women and LGBTQ, hosts an event to celebrate formerly incarcerated individuals, businesses, and families. Organizers are giving away free gift cards and food to formerly incarcerated folks. Learn more at witnesstomassincarceration.org.
Outdoor Beginner Ballet in Central Park
When: 6:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. July 19
Where: West side of Central Park, enter Central Park at West 72nd Street on Terrace Drive
Individuals interested in learning ballet can learn basic techniques from world-class dancers. Folks can sign up for a spot on at wellnessliving.com.
Virtual Full Moon Sun Sign Reading
When: 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. July 22
Where: Instagram Live at @META.DEN
Tarot card reader Jayden-Avery Love is using a couple of pre-shuffled decks for a virtual reading that will debut live on Metaden’s Instagram page.
Shop Small: A Socially-Distanced Pop-Up Shop
When: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. July 25
Where: 188 Woodpoint Rd, Brooklyn
The New Women Space is hosting a socially distanced pop-up shop where customers can sip on mimosas while buying a little bit of everything from their favorite local retailers.
When: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Where: Leslie-Lohman Museum of the Art, 26 Wooster Street, Manhattan
Museum-goers can take a look at an art exhibition celebrating queer kinship. The display features work from several queer creators, including Coyote Park, a queer and trans two-spirit artist based in Los Angeles.
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