As the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage throughout New York, in-person events are limited — but you can still stay active thanks to a series of virtual options.
Gay City News has curated a list of options below — including queer comedy, films, and more — to keep you busy throughout the weekend of January 22 through January 24.
Queer Performance Film
When: 8 p.m. Friday, January 22
The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art in Manhattan is virtually premiering Rashaad Newsome’s new film, Black Magic, on their website. According to the museum, the film honors the “resiliency and strength of the Black queer community.”
Queerantine Happy Hour
When: 7 p.m. Friday, January 22
Even without a global pandemic, there is a lack of safe spaces for queer women of color to hang out. But this New York City-based group — Professional Bi and Lesbian Women of Color — is changing that with their virtual happy hour series for Black and Brown women.
Queer/Trans/GNC Yoga Workshop
When: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday, January 23
In this workshop, transgender, gender non-conforming, and non-binary people are provided a safe space to relax their bodies and build community. Yogis can expect to learn new stretches, the history of the ancient practice, and meditation techniques.
Tickets are sliding scale and start at $15. You can buy tickets here.
Thank You For Everything: House of Yes 5-Year Anniversary
When: 9 p.m. Saturday, January 23
House of Yes is celebrating five years in business with a virtual dance party. The cyber fiesta is hosted by PIXEL and will feature “surprise performance moments.”
Party-goers can register directly on Eventbrite.
Queerotica: Winter Edition
When: 9 p.m. – 10 p.m. Saturday, January 23
The Strand Book Store is hosting a virtual comedy hour, where event organizers are highlighting queer sex history in each act. Tickets are available online for $5. Participants can register on Eventbrite.
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Downtown ’80s Queer Art Crawl
When: 2 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Sunday, January 24
This Zoom-based tour is going back in time to the 1980s with a spotlight on the downtown art scene and its ties to the LGBTQ community. The tour will highlight the work of Peter Hujar, David Wojnarowicz, and Robert Mapplethorpe, among others. The event will also examine the work of Keith Haring, whose AIDS activism lives on long after his passing.