Sunday, September 25, 2016

Broadway Cares Fundraiser

A stunning fall day set the perfect stage September 25, 2016, as Broadway fans searched for endless theatre treasures and once-in-a-lifetime experiences at the 30th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction, which raised a record $782,081.

Everything we love about Broadway was all in one place as rare Broadway memorabilia and celebrities from the theater and performing arts and more wooed fans to Shubert Alley and West 44th and 45th Streets. The day-long celebration of all things Broadway featured 68 tables, 73 of the brightest stars on the Great White Way and 206 live and silent auction items.

I had a wonderful time with actors Derek Klena from Broadway's Wicked and TV's American Idol and with actor John Bolton from Broadway's Guys and Dolls, Dames At Sea, Spamalot, Damn Yankees, Pagaent and TV's Bluebloods, The Good Wife, Boardwalk Empire.  I loved meeting Bebe Neuwirth from Broadway's Addams Family, Little Me, Damn Yankees and TV's Blue Bloods, Cheers and Fraiser; legendary actor Ben Vereen from Broadway's Pippin, Hair, Jelly's Last Jam and Wicked; Richard H. Blake from Broadway's Jersey Boys, Aida, Rent, Legally Blondd and Hairspray; comedian and radio host Frank DeCaro;  actor Colin Cunliffe from Broadway's Finding Neverland, Pippin, Addams Family and Evita; Ron the Gay Republican puppet from Broadway's Avenue Q and many others.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Kings & Cowboys Birthday Soiree

I loved making a special appearance at the "Kings & Cowboys" 16th annual Birthday Bash soiree of the original Cowboy of the Village People Randy Jones and actor/promoter and "King of New York" Keith Collins at the exclusive nightclub Troy Liquor Bar in the hip Manhattan meat-packing district of Greenwich Village in New York City on September 17, 2016.  It was also the release party for Randy's latest hit single "Mister Right." Had a ball mingling and partying with Randy, Keith, actor Gerald McCullouch of the hit CBS TV series CSI:Crime Scene Investigation, Olympic Gold-Medal Figure Skating Champion Rob Shmalo, Celebrity Chef Stephen Daniello, Celebrity Stylist Albert Crocus Pena, Andy Sween from Men's Fitness and Cosmopolitan magazines, Cabaret legend Bobbi Horowitz and many others.





Saturday, August 27, 2016

Jersey City LGBTQ Pride!

I was so proud and honored to be a performer at and the talent stage Hostess of the 16th annual Jersey City LGBTQ Pride Festival at the Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza in historic Downtown Jersey City, New Jersey on August 27th 2016.  Thousands of spectators and celebrants gathered together to have fun with food, music, dancing, vendor booths, community information tables, and spectacular live entertainment.  I had a blast with singer/songwriter recording artists Lovari and AB Soto, divas Harmonica Sunbeam and Rolanda Rose and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Mantryx Circus Acrobat stars Aaron Bonventre and Tad Emptage from "Art of Circus" and many others!



Saturday, August 6, 2016

Jersey Girl, Jersey Shore - Asbury Park

There can not be a more fun, exciting and enjoyable way for a Jersey Girl to spend a Summer weekend than spending it at the Jersey Shore!  I had the best time ever at the New Jersey Shorefront Resort town or Asbury Park with Tony Sawicki  of URBAN ANIMALS tv series, actor/recording artist Lovari, Brian Brenner of the original Latino Fan Club adult entertainment film and other dear friends.  We enjoyed the beach, boardwalk, shops, rides and of course, the men as we dances the night away making a show-stopping appearance at the legendary Paradise nightclub at The Empress Hotel at 101 Asbury Avenue and the Boardwalk on 8/6/2016.


Sunday, July 31, 2016

"Dity Little Devils" Book Release

Everyone loves openings and premieres! I had a best time making a special appearance at the launch of the new best-selling book by my dear friend, author and periodical publisher Eileen Shapiro.  The book is titled "Precious Little Devils" and the release soiree was held at the legendary Manhattan Monster nightclub in Greenwich Village in New York City on July 31, 2016.  Had a blast with recording artist buddies Lovari, Aaron Paul, T-Boy, Tym Moss and magazine Publisher (Get Out) Mike Todd and stylist Albert Crocus Pena. 


Saturday, July 30, 2016

GMHC 26th Annual Latex Ball

It was a proud, emotional and thrilling time at the 26th annual Latex Ball held at the grand ballroom at Terminal 5 at 610 West 56th Street in Mid-town Manhattan, New York City on July 30, 2016.  The event was sponsored and created by GMHC to raise funds and bring awareness to AIDS and HIV. The Latex Ball was built from ballroom traditions: love, family, respect and support. It’s important for the new generation to know that in the late 1980s, members of the ballroom scene came together to help GMHC bring HIV and AIDS awareness, as we were among communities’ hardest hit by HIV and AIDS. One of these projects became the annual House of Latex Ball.  After 26 great years together, we look to bring the essence of why the Latex Ball was initially created. We reflect and celebrate the lives of those we’ve lost in the fight against HIV and AIDS. We brought together community, awareness, testing and information. 
 

Friday, July 29, 2016

Pet Fashion Couture Benefit

I had the most wonderful time with my dear friends, both the two-legged and four-legged kind, at the Gia Diamond Couture Pet Fashion Show at the Honda Manhattan Ballroom at 627 11th Avenue in New York City on 7/30/2016.  The gala not only showcased the best in doggie stylish clothing, but also was a benefit for Yorkie 911 Rescue.
 

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Newark LGBTQ Pride

I had a blast being part of the Newark LGBTQ Pride Festival in Military Park in Newark, New Jersey on July 17, 2016.  I was with the amazing SAG actor and MTV recording artist Lovari, who headlined the showcase.  

 

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Bronx LGBTQ Pride

I was thrilled and honored to be a co-Host and Performer at the annual Bronx LGBTQ Pride Festival and Health Fair on July 16, 2016.  The amazing event took place at the Amphitheater in Crotona Park in The Bronx borough of New York City.  I was a co-host with my dear, talented drag-sister Appolonia Cruz and the talent line-up included Kevin Aviance, Frankie Allday, Daniella Mendez of MTV's True Life and E!'s Botched, Gospel sensation Fern Gilford and many others.  There was live music, DJ, Dancing, food, fun, community tables, free health screenings and information and much more. 
 

Saturday, July 9, 2016

90s Flashblack : Mermaids Cher

I was so happy and honored to be performing in a fantastic showcase that raised much needed funds for LGBTQ homeless youth.  The event was called 90s Flashback: As Time Goes By and was held at the Midtown Hot-spot nightclub, Therapy Lounge at 348 West 48th Street, NYC on July 9, 2016.  The show was produced by The Imperial Court of New York and we all had a blast enjoying songs from the past.  I channeled a 90s Cher as I performed the Shoop-Shoop song (It's in his Kiss) from Mermaids- 1990.
 

Sunday, June 26, 2016

LGBT Pride Parde in New York City

We all had the best time ever, showing our Pride while celebrating and marching in the annual LGBT Pride Parade in New York City on June 26, 1969.  The spectacle takes place on the legendary Fifth Avenue in Mid-Town Manhattan and proceeds downtown to Christopher Street in Greenwich Village past the historic Stonewall Inn, the birthplace of the modern Gay Rights movement, where Drag Queens and other patrons of the club caused a riot by rebelling against a police invasion that took place in June of 1969!  I had a blast with my friends from the Imperial Court of New York and Team Aquatic Gay Men's Swimming league!


Saturday, June 25, 2016

NYC Drag March

Every year in New York City, LGBT Pride Weekend kicks off with an ultra fabulous event called The NYC Drag March.  I loved taking part in this wacky exciting event with my "girlfriends" on, as we strolled from Thompkins Square Park in Manhattan's East Village to the historic Stonewall Inn, which recently became a National Historic Landmark.  At the Stonewall Inn in June of 1969, the Drag Queens were the first to stand up for their rights and fight back against oppression when the police raided the bar and started to harass and arrest customers.  This event sparked the modern Gay Rights movement. The annual NYC Drag recognizes the contributions Drag has given our community and celebrates the colorful diversity and extreme fun that Drag gives to our culture. Thousands of Drag Queens, Drag Kings, Transgender, Gender Queer and friends, family, supporters in all types of gender expression and fantastic couture enjoyed the march on June 25, 2016.