What To Do in Queer NYC November 4-7

Revellers attend drag extravaganza Bushwig in New York
This month LGBTQ folks can indulge in Bloody Marys and other alcoholic drinks at Glamydia Clap’s Drag Brunch.
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November is kicking off with plenty of comedy events, seasonal flavors, book discussions, and nightlife options. Plus, find events featuring Latinx DJ sets and honoring Trans Day of Remembrance (TDOR), a day of tribute to individuals who have died due to transphobic violence. Check out our list of options for November 4 – November 17.

Grab a Scoop of Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream 

When:  12 p.m. to 11 p.m. until November 4

Where: 516 Columbus Avenue, New York

With fall in full swing, the Big Gay Ice Cream shop has rolled out new seasonal flavors, including pumpkin pie, blueberry, and creme soft-serve. More information is available on the store’s Instagram page. 

Bronx Brewery Presents: El Nuevo Norte Concert Series 

When: 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. on November 4
Where: Bronx Brewery and Empanology, 856 East 136th Street, Bronx, New York
Reggaeton artist Menor Bronx is headlining a concert that shines a light on Latinx performers. Tickets are $25 and are available on Eventbrite. 

Osborne Association Hosts Transgender Day of Remembrance

When: 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on November 5

Where: Zoom

Ahead of Transgender Day of Remembrance, the Osborne Association is returning virtually with an event spotlighting speeches and discussion on resilience, violence, and the experiences of transgender people. Some of the afternoon speakers include trans advocates Cecilia Gentili, Tabytha Gonzalez, Latravious Collins, and more. Attendees can register for the event on Zoom. 

Black Grits: Comedy, Drag, and Burlesque show

When: 8 p.m. on November 6

Where: Wellness Tea Therapy, LLC, 525 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn, New York

Glo in the City hosts Black Grits, an evening comedy showcase filled with burlesque, comedy, and drag. Tickets are donation-based and are available on Eventbrite or at the door.

Glamydia Clap’s Painted by Filth Drag Brunch

When: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. on November 6

Where: Cornerstone Tavern, 961 Second Avenue, New York

Guest have a chance to relish bottomless mimosas, Bloody Marys, and a drag show for $20. Reservations can be made on Eventbrite. 

Bluestockings Bookstore: Belly of the Beast Discussion

When: 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. on November 6 

Where: Virtual

The Bluestockings Bookstore hosts a book conversation with Black trans writer Da’Shaun Harrison, author of “Belly of the Beast,” and Hari Ziyad, author of “Black Boy Out of Time.” The authors will highlight what liberation looks like for queer trans people, sex workers, fat, and disabled communities during the virtual conversation. The webinar link is available on Withfriends.com.

Fashion Drag Show: BoiPKG & The Cake Boys 

When: 6 p.m. on November 6

Where: 3 Dollar Boll, 260 Meserole Street, Brooklyn

BoiPKG and The Cake Boys are presenting a night of models, performers, and vendors. Proceeds from the fashion show fundraiser will support the Gender Family Project and the BTFA Collective. Tickets start at $40 and are available on the venue’s website.

One Book One Bronx Reads Zami: A New Spelling of My Name by Audre Lorde

When: 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. on November 6

Where: James Baldwin Outdoor Learning Center, 100 West Mosholu Parkway, South Bronx

The James Baldwin Outdoor Learning Center has joined One Book One Bronx to present an outdoor book club to locals. This month, bookworms can indulge in Audre Lorde’s 1982 book, “Zami: A New Spelling of My Name: A Biomythography.”

GAPIMNY Fall Book Club: The Properties of Perpetual Light

When: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on November 7

Where: Conservatory Garden, 1233 Fifth Avenue, New York

GAPIMNY: Empowering Queer and Trans Asian Pacific Islanders hosts a fall book club featuring work from indigenous writer and human rights lawyer Julian Aguon. The group will be reading Aguon’s latest book, “The Properties of Perpetual Light.”

Happy Hour Special at Lambda Lounge

When: 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Tuesday to Fridays

Where: 2256 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Boulevard, Harlem, New York 

Visitors can travel uptown for the weekly BOGO special (buy one get one drink free) at Harlem’s only Black LGBTQ club.

Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art 

When: Noon. –  6 p.m. Fridays – Sundays

Where: 26 Wooster Street, New York City

The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art offers a range of LGBTQ exhibitions, which means individuals craving queer artwork can view pieces from queer and transgender artists.

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