Sunday, December 20, 2015

Holiday at Casa Promesa

I had a wonderful afternoon with the Imperial Court "Hearts & Voices" performance and Phillip Williams Teddy Bear toy drive at Casa Promesa Care Facility and residence in The Bronx in New York City on December 20th.  We collected, dressed up and gifted teddy bears to the residents and put on a festive holiday show.  Kudos to the producers Miriam Makeda and Viagra Falls, MC/Hosts Emperor Opi N Yated and Empress Madison Mansfield and all others for creating such a special event.  Had a fantastic time with Charlene Chivoe, Caroline Loevner, Big Ang of Monaco, Francis Cisco, Regina, Victoria Falls, Tedi DeBear, Audra Fox, George Maravegias, Stefani, Farrah Moans, Mario Mulea, Vanity Society, Richzrd DeThuin, Joe Doyle and many others.  This is what Christmas is all about!

Saturday, December 12, 2015

12 Drags of Xmas

I was thrilled and honored to be part of a fundraising performance and gala to benefit the National LGBTQ Task Force.  The event was called The 12 Drags of Xmas and was produced by The Imperial Court of New York and took place at Pieces Lounge at 8 Christopher Street in Manhattan's Greenwich Village, New York City on December 12, 2015.  The show was produced and hosted by Gotham Glamazon Empress XIII and XXIII Anne Tique and other performers included reigning monarchs Empress Madison Mansfield, Emperor Opi N Yated, Fantasia,Twinkle Montgomery, Robin Kradles, Gaye Banter, Alexis Flame, Geovanka DeMedici, Chuleta Devine and many others. 

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Toys for Tots - Marines and Divas

I had the best time ever at one of the most fiercest Toys For Tots toy drive and fundraiser in the world at Boots and Saddle Drag Lounge at 100 Seventh Avenue South in Manhattan's Greenwich Village in New York City on December 7th 2015.  Courageous Service Members of the United States Marine Corps met up with fabulous Drag Diva Performers to collect toys, raise funds and have a holly-jolly blast!  Thousands of toys were dropped off at the hot-spot by Drag performers and patrons of Boots and Saddle and were collected by the Marines for their generous project that brings joy to the faces of millions of children.  This turned out to be one of the largest and most successful toy drives ever! Handsome troopers, glamorous divas and others had the wonderful evening of generosity and joyous good-will. 

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Ugly Holiday Sweater Couture

"Don we now, our Gay apparel"  The latest hip trend in Holiday fashion is the classic Ugly Holiday Sweater and we had a blast showing off our tacky woolen winter wear at the annual Ugly Holiday Sweater networking party and Toy Drive at The Townhouse Bar at 238 East 58th Street in Midtown East in New York City on December 9th.  The attendees at the soiree including Anthony Wilkinson, the star and author of Broadway's hit comedy "My Big Gay Italian Mid-Life Crisis" and "My Big Gay Italian Wedding." There was food, drinks, prizes and lots of guys being kept warm in sweaters so ugly, they're holiday chic couture.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Tree Lighting and Caroling

We all had the most wonderful time at the annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony and Holiday Festival at The Historic Jersey City & Harsimus Cemetery at 435 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey on December 5th.  It was a beautiful way to kick off the Holiday Season.  There were outdoor fireplaces with Chestnuts roasting on open fires.  Along with hot apple cider, hot coco and coffee and delicious pastries and desserts.  Plus,  a festive concert and sing-a-long with costumed Victorian Carolers belting out classic melodies.  Santa Clause and Mrs. Clause also paid a visit. 

Friday, November 20, 2015

Transgender Day of Remembrance

I took part in the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance at The LGBT Community Center of New York City on November 20, 2015.  The Center and The Gender Identity Project held one of the nation’s largest ceremonies honoring the lives and memories of Transgender and gender non-conforming advocates, activists, peers, partners, lovers, family and friends. Food will be provided. Free. The event was co-sponsored by Human Rights Campaign, APICHA CHC, Translatina Network, GMHC, Callen-Lorde, NYC Pride/Heritage of Pride, Inc., Empire State Pride Agenda and others organizations.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Halloween Fest in Downtown Jersey

We had a spooky blast with Tricks AND Treats at the Halloween Festival and Concert in the historic section of Downtown Jersey City, New Jersey on Halloween evening.  October 31, 2015.  Jersey and Halloween go together marvelously!  Loved sharing the stage with Lovari, Rolanda Rose and mingling with so many spooky and sexy creatures and things that go bump in the night! 

Friday, October 30, 2015

Halloween at the Hide-A-Way

Had a terrific time celebrating Halloween at Amanda's Hide-A-Way at Pl Lounge, 49 Louis Street, South Hackensack, New Jersey, the largest and most fun party for Transgender Ladies and their Admirers in New Jersey. Amanda was a mousekateer and Rita Knight hosted as a fierce Lady Jocker. Had a great time with my girlfriends Rolanda Rose, Rita Petite, Antoinette, Ally Wishes and the others and with the magnificent guys. 

Monday, October 26, 2015

Fashion Show at Penthouse Lounge

I had a wonderful time with my appearance at the Fashion Show soiree of renowned Photographer and Fashion Designer Rob Ordonez at the ultra glamorous, very famous Empire Hotel Rooftop Penthouse lounge at 44 West 63rd Street in New York City on October 24th.  The venue gave breathtaking panoramic views of Manhattan. Ordonez' line featured a collection of pencil skirts with his photography printed on them. Hair was by Marcus Cunningham and Make-up was by Iwona Jakubowska.  I had a magnificent time posing with the beautiful models, mingling with the handsome men, and talking with those in the photography, media, retail and fashion industries. 

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Tompkins Sq. Halloween Dog Parade

Dogs are now, more than ever, strutting the urban streets in outrageous Halloween costumes to celebrate the spooky season.  I had a blast at the 25th annual TOMPKINS SQUARE PARK HALLOWEEN DOG PARADE in Tompkins Square Park in Downtown Manhattan, New York City on October 24, 2015.  Colorful canines of all breeds, shapes and sizes filled the park to capacity and overflowed into the nearby streets to show off their lively, vibrant and vivid outfits and to participate in the costume contest.   I ran into so many dear friend with their pups including Grace Forster of the tv reality series DOGGIE MOMS with her Yorkies Portia and Rosie dressed up as SIMPSON’s characters, Dog Stylist Ruben Santana and his Pomeranian King Tut, a Boston Terrier as BACK TO THE FUTURE’s  Marty McFly complete with a replica of the time-traveling car, a mummified Italian Greyhound and so many more.  I loved making my fun stage appearance along with Steven Kramer Glickman from the Nickelodeon series BIG TIME RUSH.