Sunday, August 30, 2015

Sir Ivan's Royal Tea in Get Out! Magazine

I can be seen in three pictures of the current issue of Get Out! magazine in the August 26th #227 issue on page 26.  Get Out! is the premiere guide to nightlife and entertainment in the New York City area.  The magazine features images from the grand soiree at Sir Ivan's Castle in the Hamptons, Long Island, New York.  The party was a Village People-Disco-Studio 54 themed gala where everyone dressed up as a character of the legendary dance music group that recorded "YMCA" and "Macho Man."   There was a bevy of Cops, Military men, Cowboys, Native Americans and Leather Men/Bikers.  The party celebrated the release of Sir Ivan's new musical single "Kiss the Bullies Goodbye" raising the issue of bullying that affects LGBT youth. 

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Jersey City LGBTQ Pride

I had a wonderful time among the colors of the Rainbow at the 15th annual Jersey City LGBTQ Pride Festival at the Newark Avenue Pedestrian Mall in historic Downtown Jersey City, New Jersey on August 29th.  Performers included headliner Zelma Davis of C&C Music Factory who belted out her classic dance hit Everybody Dance Now and Pride (A Deeper Love) and recording artist Cheyenne Elliott who performed some of her hits including Let There Be Love.  I was proud to be a part of the festivities along with recording artist / actor Lovari, television host Jaison Bernard Manns, producer Dana Bryan (Latino Fan Club), journalist Catherine Hecht, diva Harmonica Sunbeam, event organizers Paul Mendoza, Michael Billy, Eddie Baez, the NYC Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and others!  And I am so thrilled and honored to be included in the prestigious local news-source  Jersey City Independent newspaper, photo credit: Richard McCormick.  And the premiere NYC area nightlife/event guide Get Out! magazine, photo credit: Mike Todd

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Lady on Page Six of New York Post

I was once again mentioned in and had my picture on "Page Six" of the New York Post daily newspaper.  Page Six is one of the most notorious and most widely read celebrity/event/gossip columns in New York City!  The article titled, Cop confusion at Village People-themed Hamptons Bash, referred to the grand soiree I went to on August 22nd, at the Castle Estate of Sir Ivan in which everyone came dressed in costume as a character from the classic disco dance group, the Village People.  Unfortunately, since one of the group members is a Cop, when real Police Officers came to the party to investigate a noise complaint, estate security though they were party-goers in costume at first.  This crazy situation caused confusion and added hilarity to the event which was insane and rollicking to begin with!  But as Randy Jones, the original Village People Cowboy is quoted in the article: "What happens at the Castle, should stay at the Castle."  The party was to celebrate the release of Sir Ivan Wilzig's new song "Kiss The Bullies Goodbye" featuring vocals by singer Taylor Dane, which raises awareness to the issue of anti-LGBT Bullying. 

Link to Page Six article in New York Post

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Village People at Hampton Castle

It was an evening of glamour, romance and extravagant fun at the special private VIP soiree held by Sir Ivan at his Castle estate in the Hamptons on August 22nd.  The magnificent Castle was all lit up in Rainbow colors and the party had a Village People-70s-Disco theme.  Guests came dressed-up as characters (Cop, Construction Worker, Army/Navy man, Cowboy, Indian or Leather-man) from the legendary group that recorded the lively hit dance classics "YMCA" and "Macho Man."  The party was a celebration of the release of Sir Ivan's newest musical single titled "Kiss All The Bullies Goodbye" which features vocals by Taylor Dane and lyrics that encourage people to be different and tolerant.  Through his music Sir Ivan demonstrates the importance of acceptance and understanding.  I had a blast doing the hustle and shaking my groove thang with Sir Ivan, original Village People Cowboy Randy Jones, actor/recording artist Lovari, recording artist Aaron Paul, actor Omar Shariff Jr., comedian Adam Sank, managing editor R. Kurt Osenlund (Out magazine), Emmitt Wilson (Slate magazine) publisher Mike Todd (Get Out! Magazine), editor Eileen Shapiro (Get Out! magazine) and many others! 

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Goat-Stock Festival

We all had a blast at the Annual Goat-Stock Festival, a concert and party that benefits the Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery at 435 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey on August 2nd.  Live Goats are kept at the site to eat up invasive weeds and poison ivy as an environmentally, chemical-free way of landscaping.  And the adorable "Jersey Kids" have become a famous and beloved attraction to the 6 acre sanctuary, one of the most beautiful settings in the area.  We had summertime fun which included food, music, dancing, guided tours, shopping and live musical rock and pop bands and performers on the main-stage.  

This talented artists included a warm welcome back of Jersey's original fun rock group Life In a Blender.  Also, a very special appearance by MTV's newest Video Artist Lovari, who I was thrilled to join on stage with recording artist David Eric. There were also many other lively performances by The RockNRoll Hi Fives, Sean Kiely, The Fave, Sea of Otters, The Porchistas, and more.  We were honored by political figures in attendance including Jersey City Council President Rolando Lovarro.  A special National Oakely Award was presented to the Cemetery for its presentation work.  It was one of the best ways ever to spend a summer late afternoon and evening.  

Sunday, August 2, 2015

The Reality Show on BiUS TV

I was thrilled and honored to be a special guest speaker on a panel of Transgender individuals on a new, cutting-edge television series called The Reality Show.  The episode was video-taped at The LGBT Center of NYC at 208 West 13th Street, Greenwich Village, New York City on August 2, 2015. The Reality Show is produced by BiUS Entertainment and is hosted by the gorgeous Jaison Manns.  Also on the panel with me were M2F Transgender ladies Tyra Ross and Monique Fontiane.  M2F Trans men Seven King, Freedom Russino and Zachary Dayvid Davenport-Grodnick were also on the show.  we had an open, honest and fun discussion about growing up Trans, coming-out, sexuality, social life and even Caitlyn Jenner!  I had a wonderful time with everyone including production members Greg Campbell, David Cork, Ashton Pina and others.

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