What to do in queer NYC October 6-9

Coney Island Brewery
Coney Island Brewery is hosting an event about the queer history of Coney Island.
Matt Tracy

Spooky season is in full effect. Get into the swing of Halloween with events across New York City.

Post Pandemic Burlesque 

When: Thursday, October 6, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Club Cumming, 505 East 6th Street, New York, NY

Tallulah Talons, the self-proclaimed ‘giantess of burlesque,’ is joined by Apathy Angel, Vic Sin, and Lady Mabuhay for an evening of burlesque you won’t forget at Club Cumming! Get tickets via Eventbrite.

Figure Drawing with Doable Guys

When: Thursday, October 6, 7 p.m.

Where: Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY

Doable Guys invites you to join them for an evening of figure drawing with some of the city’s most “doable” of male models! Tickets are available via DoableGuys.com.

Geek Out After ComicCon

When: Friday, October 7, 6 p.m.

Where: Industry Bar, 355 West 52nd St, New York, NY

Geeks Out invites you to SNIKT – the organization’s New York Comic Con afterparty. Join them for an evening of cocktails, cosplay, dancing, drag performances, and more. Visit geeksout.org/ for more information. 

Freedom Fridays @ the Spot

When: Fridays, starting at 10 p.m.

Where: The Spot at 795 8th Avenue, New York, NY

Kick off the weekend right and dance the night awayat the Spot, Hell’s Kitchen’s newest queer bar. Steve Sidewalk and DJ Nesto rotate shifts every weekend.

Bottoms Who Munch 

When: Saturday, October 8, 1:00 p.m.

Where: Harlem Tavern, 2153 Frederick Douglass Boulevard, New York, NY

Calling all bottoms, submissives, switches, and middles! BLX Alternative invites you to S-Types Munch, a social gathering celebrating lives of s-types looking to meet and mingle with other like-minded individuals. Tickets via Eventbrite

I’m Cher, Bitch 

When: Saturday, October 8, 10:00 p.m.

Where: 3 Dollar Bill, 260 Meserole Street, Brooklyn, NY

Rify Royalty and 3 Dollar Bill invite you to a night celebrating Cher in all her glory. Beats by Boyish Charm, Rocket, and Foster, just Foster; additional performances by Tyler Ashley, Brazier, and Blair Bitch. Tickets via SeeTickets.com.

Queer Coney Island 

When: Sunday, October 9, 1:00 p.m.

Where: Coney Island Brewery, 1904 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

Join Hugh Ryan, author of “When Brooklyn Was Queer,” Lesbian Herstory Archives Coordinator Alexis Clements, and the Alliance for Coney Island and learn the rich queer history of the Brooklyn’s iconic beachside community. Register in advance for drink discounts. Tickets via Eventbrite

Bitter-Sweet Reunion Pie

When: Sunday, October 9; 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. performances

Where: 54 Below, 254 West 54th Street, New York, NY

The diner will reopen for one-night only as 54 Below welcomes some of the actresses who played Jenna in Waitress to share stories from the production and show us what baking can do. Performances by Jisel Soleil Ayon, Christine Dwyer, Kyra Kennedy, Bailey McCall, Kelly Prendergast, and more! Tickets @ 54Below.com.