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20 of New Yorks Off Broadway Shows for $20

 IT’S  BACK!!   Here is your chance to catch up with shows you may have missed, get a sneak peek at the next big show, or revisit a favorite all for only $20 each!*

HERE’S HOW IT WORKS! Beginning TODAY, September 3rd running through Sunday, September 22nd,
tickets for all 20at20 shows are only $20, starting 20 minutes before
show time. Just go to the box office of the show you want to see 20
minutes before it begins and say, “20at20” and you’ll get your ticket to
a real New York theater experience!


SEE 7 SHOWS AND GET DINNER! See any 7 of the participating 20at20 shows from 9/3/13 through 9/22/13
and receive a FREE voucher for dinner for 2 at an area restaurant! Mail
in your ticket stubs once you have seen 7 shows and we will send you
your voucher while supplies last.


For a full list of participating shows, visit


My Big Gay Italian Funeral BOYS NIGHT DEAL September 22

in present-day Staten Island, MY BIG GAY ITALIAN FUNERAL (the sequel to
MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING) shows all the zany and over the top family
members that show up at a funeral home when there’s a death in the
family. Relatives are reunited after years of not seeing each other,
bringing along with them all the baggage that makes for a once in a
lifetime gathering. With an incredible ensemble of 17 comedic actors,
this hilarious take on one of life’s worst moments will make you LAUGH
so hard you will cry!

Boys Night Package is only $44.50 (reg $69.50) and includes a discounted ticket to the 7pm performance and a free drink at the post-show cast party at B. Smiths (320 W 46 St, just steps away from the theatre) where you can meet cast members from the show! 

TO ORDER: Go to or call 212-947-8844 and use code BNOGF44


Boys Night Returns to Fuerza Bruta in New York August 22nd

 Fuerza Bruta, the critically-acclaimed, Off-Broadway sensation is thrilled to bring back Boys Night Out,
a sexy and special performance that floods the senses where an all male
cast run through moving walls and take to dance and glisten in a
flooded Mylar pool suspended just inches above you.

SPECIAL: Tickets only $45 (regularly $89).  Plus the first 50 Boys Night Out guests
to arrive will receive a free pair of Diesel boxer shorts and two free
drink tickets
.  After the performance, stay for an extended dance party
by the Fuerza Bruta house DJ


TO ORDER: Go to and use code FBJWBOY
Restrictions may apply.


New York City’s THE RIDE special Boys Night Out August 15th

New York City’s newest groundbreaking theatrical experience comes
to life in the heart of Times Square. Part tour and part show,
THE RIDE is a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience that turns
the streets of New York into a stage. And on Thursday 8/15, the
ride is specially geared to the Gays of TheMenEvent!! Woo Hoo!

With stadium seating, 40 monitors, 3000 LED lights, and surround
sound, THE RIDE is the world’s only moving theater. THE RIDE’s
ensemble cast of singers, dancers, musicians, actors, and comedians
are discovered along a 75-minute journey through Times Square
and midtown Manhattan. The iconic landmarks of the city unfold
before the eyes of audience members facing sideways out of floor-to-ceiling
glass windows, delivering unparalleled panoramic and vertical
views of Manhattan.

A thrilling adventure awaits you on THE RIDE. THE RIDE is the
only tour, attraction, or show in New York City that provides
a fully tailored personal experience. RIDErs are integrated into
the show while THE RIDE’s performers interact with the audience
members in a truly original manner. As performers engage the audience
with quizzes, facts, and shout-outs; students, adults, and seniors
alike all share in this unforgettable New York City experience.

Thurs 8/15 – BOYS NIGHT on THE RIDE
7pm – Cocktails at Boxers HK, 50th and 9th
(ticket includes one free drink)
8pm – Special Boys Night excursion on THE RIDE

Tickets only $59 (reg. price $74) and includes a free pre-trip
cocktail at Boxers



The SPA at The OUT NYC has A Hot Deal

HOT DEAL! Gym and Spa Membership $450 (regularly $650).

Gym and fitness facility, steam, sauna, and hot tubs. Plus the only spa catering to men in Hell’s
Kitchen,  giving  you the amazing quality and service you
expect. By offering such exclusive spa treatments as customized facials
to a genuine Hamam Turkish Bath Treatment to Sugaring Hair Removal to
luxurious body treatments, you will find THE BEST  services and therapists New
York has to offer.

The  5,000 square foot wellness center
includes an expansive glass-covered atrium and a 15-foot waterfall that
sets the stage for relaxation. Your spa experience starts with your
customized in-room bath amenities at our 105 room boutique hotel, and
leads to our luxury spa facilities including treatment rooms,
steam/sauna, wellness deck and private gym.

Amongst the atrium and waterfalls, you will
find everything from relaxing cabana and lounge areas to hot tubs and
cooling showers, steam room and cedar sauna.


+ Pool Will Become a Reality in New York’s Hudson River

It’s going to happen!  A  pool in the Hudson River! It started with a vision – not it’s going to become a reality!

Like a giant strainer dropped into the river, + POOL makes it possible
for everybody to swim in clean river water right here in NYC.
+ POOL started with a simple goal: instead of trying to clean the entire
river, what if you started by just cleaning a small piece of it?  
what if you could change how New Yorkers see their rivers, just by
giving them a chance to swim in it?


Gay Walking Tour: New Yorks Grand Central July 29th


Did you know
that the current Grand Central building is actually the 3rd incarnation
of the historic building on that site? The current building was also
inches away from the wrecking ball not too long ago! Learn about secret
platforms, top secret rooms and interesting facts and surprises during
this adventure filled with exploring, socializing and learning.

Your professional tour guide
will also share  photos from the late 1800’s and early 1900’s that
will  amaze you and change your perspective on the building and the
neighborhood surrounding it. Sign up today and meet other
dynamic people in our group while really getting a different
perspective on one of  New York’s most famous landmarks. Following the tour the group is invited to stay together for food and drink at a local tavern.

6pm check-in, 6:30pm tour


New York City Restaurant Week Returns in July

NEW YORK CITY Restaurant Week is coming back in July! The dining event, under the banner
“Summer’s Biggest Week,” offers New Yorkers and visitors 20-plus days of dining deals from
July 22 to August 16,
Mondays through Fridays, with Saturdays excluded and Sundays optional.
Guests can enjoy three-course prix-fixe lunches for $25 and three-course
prix-fixe dinners for $38 (excluding beverages, gratuities and taxes).
Diners can begin to make reservations at more than 300 participating
restaurants starting
July 8 at  

Restaurant Week offers visitors and New Yorkers the perfect opportunity
to try a new cuisine and sample the various offerings of New York City’s
finest dining establishments at an affordable
price,” said NYC & Company CEO George Fertitta. “Innovative
programs like NYC Restaurant Week showcase the vibrancy and diversity of
New York City and help spotlight and support one of the City’s most
important industries.” 

“Dining is
one of New York City’s most meaningful and compelling experiences,”
says Tracy Nieporent, Chairman of NYC & Company’s Restaurant
Committee. “NYC Restaurant Week brings together a community
of restaurants inspired to offer our guests the quality, variety and
hospitality that makes New York City the dining capital of the world.”

NYC Restaurant Week, the first and largest dining program of its kind,
was created in 1992 for the Democratic National Convention in New York
The popular program supports
the City’s thriving restaurant industry, which employs more than
200,000 people and grosses annual sales exceeding $12 billion. New
York City offers more dining options than most states do, boasting
24,000 restaurants and food service establishments.

enthusiasm for the program remains strong. According to OpenTable,
approximately 210,000 diners were seated though online reservations
during the Winter 2013 promotion, generating over
$6 million to participating restaurants. In addition, reservations via
mobile device increased by 65% over the Winter 2012 promotion.

A full list of the summer participants will be available when reservations open on July 8 at   


Hot Deals at THE OUT NYC



Sotto 13 in New Yorks West Village Hotspot for Social Brunch

Sharing.  We all learned that in kindergarten (or at least
should have) about sharing. Sharing is also a fundamental part of eating. Whether
you’re having Sunday dinner at home with family or you’re out at the new
Italian place with friends, the act of sharing food comes into play
early and often in a meal.
Sotto 13 does  what they call… ‘Social Italian’. It’s about sharing great food
and some cocktails in a fun atmosphere with friends – or meeting some
new ones. Small plates, pizza and pastas are designed to share a
variety of tastes along with their signature, fresh cocktails or some

Located in a landmark brownstone in the West Village of NYC, 140 W 13th Street,  between 6th & 7th Avenues.

Whether you go for Wednesday Happy Hour with free passed tapas and wood fired pizzas, or  Late night Thursday after 10pm with lots of pizza specials, or my favorite, Boozy Brunch $25 all you can drink, on the weekends! This restaurant has lots to offer any time of day, 7 days  a week. 
FOOD NETWORK MAGAZINE says, “After opening up in the end of 2012 Sotto 13 has become a hit in the West Village for the Italian Social Scene. Sotto 13 has stepped up their game with a ‘Social Brunch’ on Saturday anSundays. This is a must try brunch with foods highlights including Cacio e Pepe with scrambled eggs topped with Cacio cheese, Baked Crispelle, Tuscan Eggs and
Brioche French Toast Sticks and of course fresh out of the wood fired oven come crisp brunch pizzas.

This is not their only specialty Sotto’s brunch has NYC’s first ever ‘DIY Prosecco Bar’! The concept allows Brunchers to become their own mixologists with a bottle of prosecco and a tray of five mixers, including signature fresh juices, liqueurs and toss ins like candied ginger, fresh berries and more. Guests can use the provided recipe card or freestyle it to craft their own bubbly brunch cocktails.”

It’s been called  best new sexy spot, best date night restaurant, best atmosphere, best Italian food sharing, and more!   Even Yelpers, a tough crowd to please, consistently give Sotto 13,  4 and 5 stars!

So what are you waiting for?   If you haven’t checked out Sotto 13 yet,  make a reservation now!

(212) 647-1001    Sotto 13    And I will see you there!


The Center SUMMER CAMP Events


summer, the Center is sending you back to CAMP with our annual Summer
“Camp” Festival. But not the kind of icky outdoor camp with tents and
mosquitoes – instead, we’re serving up drag queens and NO WIRE HANGERS!
Jump start your summer with fun, games and a celebration of the elusive
queer aesthetic known simply as “camp.”

FOURPLAY – Thursday, May 9; 7:30 p.m.
Giving John Waters a run for his sleazy money, Kyle Henry’s raucous
independent film, Fourplay presents a quartet of sex tales in four
American cities. Henry and Paul Soileau (Christeene) host.

Once appearing alongside Candy Darling and Jackie Curtis, the legendary
Andy Warhol superstar Holly Woodlawn will read from her biography and
screen her 1973 short film Broken Goddess.

DRAG BINGO WITH HEDDA LETTUCE – Tuesday, May 21; 7 p.m. Drag bingo returns to the Center for one night only with kooky prizes, double entendre and a cash jackpot. Time to get lucky!

Wall-to-wall shag carpeting, evil Lava Lamp goo and glittery spacesuits
that fall off at a moment’s notice? Forget Jane Fonda…we’ve got the
mod-tastic Brini Maxwell to help us through this camp classic.

MATCH GAME LIVE – Thursday, June 13; 7:30 p.m.
A live stage version of the campiest, kitschiest game show in history —
The “Match Game”! Match Frank DeCaro, Jackie Hoffman and other celebs
for prizes. Get ready to laugh your _BLANK_ off!



New York’s Most Expensive Dishes!

I think I would pay $1,000 for a caviar pizza before I would spend $1,000 on a hot fudge sundae. 

According to NY EATER this week, Whales love plunking down cash for caviar-topped, lobster-stuffed,
truffle-crusted novelty dishes, and thankfully, there are plenty of
these creations on menus throughout New York City. Here’s a map of 10 extremely expensive dishes in NYC.


New Yorks Gay Valentine Boat Cruise

Who said February had to be cold. Set sail on New York City’s Hottest
Gay Harbor Cruise this Valentine’s Day. Bring your sweetheart or find a
new one on this 3 hour floating dance party.

Toast to love or lust
with an open bar of premium liquor and free shots of Cupid Juice served
to you by Cupid’s little helpers. Passed appetizers, a decadent dessert
bar, wine & chocolate tastings by Ayza Wine & Chocolate Bar,
and the most amazing views of New York City’s skyline make this one
“cruise” you won’t forget.

  • 3 Hour Evening Heated Cruise Around Manhattan Harbor
  • DJ Performance
  • Passed hors d’oeuvres
  • Open Bar with Premium Liquor
  • Dessert
  • 21 and Over



New York Show Deals! 20 at 20




Here is your chance to catch up with shows you may have
missed, get a sneak peek at the next big show, or revisit a favorite –
all for only $20 each!


Since Off-Broadway has performances to fit everyone’s
schedule, you can see more than one.  Where else can you see five shows
in one day, for less than the price of ONE BROADWAY TICKET?



Beginning Tuesday, January 22nd, and running through Sunday,
February 10th, tickets for all 20at20 shows are only $20, starting 20
minutes before show time. Just go to the box office of the show you want
to see 20 minutes before it begins and say, “20at20” and you’ll get
your ticket to a real New York theater experience!


See any 7 of the participating 20at20 shows from 1/22/13 through 2/10/13
and receive a FREE voucher for dinner for 2 at an area restaurant!
Mail in your ticket stubs once you have seen 7 shows and we will send
you your voucher while supplies last.


Questions about 20at20? Visit our frequently asked questions page!


Best of New York Deals and Bargains


 Deals and Bargains 
galore at 
The holiday season is here and New Year’s Eve is just weeks away. Millions of people will be traveling to New York City to enjoy the variety of holiday entertainment options and to count down the final hours of 2012.

They are  constantly updating the offers to provide the best prices to customers, special offers change regularly. Please keep an eye out for price changes and offer updates by visiting


Alan Cumming and Liza Minnelli at Town Hall March 13th

Last year, party promoter Daniel Nardicio had the opportunity to bring together two of my favortite performers for one night, a night the New York Times called “the biggest cultural event of the Fire Island season”
and Michael Kors called “a seminal Fire Island moment” 

Well, those two performers are onstage in NYC for one night only
Under the musical direction of Emmy winner Lance Horne
Yes Alan Cumming and Liza Minnelli are on stage at NYC’s histroric Town Hall March 13th and you, my dear  readers, as a can get on Daniels list, get an opportunity to get advance tickets now before they go on sale to the general public Wednesday. 
You may notice the Loge seats are not available on Ticketmaster- that’s
because those tickets allow you to get into the private afterparty and
you can order those tickets HERE starting Wednesday.
This event also celebrates Ms Minnelli’s 67 Birthday, which is March 12th. 

Last Minute Gifts at Broadway Cares

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS sets the stage for another season of on-line gift-giving with our latest A Catalog of Giving. The curtain goes up on a new ensemble of unique and original merchandise that is sure to garner applause from Broadway and theatre fans everywhere. 

By now you must know that A Catalog of Giving is not just for the holidays anymore. You can continue to order our one-of-a-kind merchandise all year long by visiting our online store at each month for new featured items and great savings.
 Where else can you find a wide array of red ribbon items alongside theatre-lovers gifts, including our signature Broadway Cares Collection and Broadway Legends holiday ornaments series? 
Our latest snow globe is designed by Tony Award®-nominated designer Anna Louizos with a colorful starburst announcing your favorite show logos. We are also excited to introduce new additions to the Broadway Cares Classic Collection, which feature logos from classic shows that have played on Broadway over the past 12 years.
Gifts from $10!

Rooftop BBQ discount for July 14th Benefit

“I’m From Driftwood”
Summer Rooftop BBQ Fundraiser

Date: Saturday, July 14
Time: 4:00 – 8:00PM
Location: Casa de Costa Gallery Space,
 11 Stone Street, 6th Floor, NYC
Tickets: $50
(only $40 for Best Gay New York readers!)

“I’m From Driftwood” (
is creating the world’s largest online archive of personal LGBTQ
stories to deepen our understanding of each other, preserve our history,
and open hearts and minds. It is currently working on its Elder
Community Spotlight, which will feature stories from members of the
Elder LGBT Community. In order to finish the project, IFD is having a
Rooftop BBQ to help raise funds.

We’re offering Best Gay New York  readers a $10 discount
to come have a great time and learn more about I’m From Driftwood.

Please contact Nathan ( for details on how to receive
this discount.

With an open bar by El Dorado Rum,
Brooklyn Brewery, and Tito’s Vodka, and BBQ prepared by Chef Paul
Busey, the Rooftop BBQ will be held at Casa de Costa gallery space in
lower Manhattan, on Saturday, July 14, from 4:00 – 8:00pm. The
impressive and growing list of Raffle Prizes and Silent Auction items

– Frette, $1000 of items
– Wicked: The Musical (2 tickets and backstage passes)
– Channing Daughters Vineyard tour, tasting, and 2-4 bottles.
– Framed art by photographer Josh McNey
– Dirty Sugar Photography: 1-hour photo service
– $250 Marriott Reward Cheques
– Dessert Truck, Chocolate Souffle Class for 2
– Uber app (your on-demand private driver; get a cab anywhere, any time), $100 credit
– Sustainable NYC gift card
– Leslie Lohman Museum membership and magazines
– Smitten Kitten gift card
– Marimacho – bowtie and belt
– Autostraddle tote bag
– The Grey Dog gift card


– Butter Lane Cupcakes gift certificate for 2 dozen cupcakes


Small Spaces Big Prices in New York City

People often ask what does a small apartment in New York City  sell for?  Of course, you can find a variety of prices – and various conditions!

NY Curbed just featured 10 tiny studio apartments – all about  $1000  a square foot.
So  $300,000  gets you about 300  square feet!   OUCH!


Best of New York Deals and Discounts on Shows and Attractions

Let be your online guide to seeing the top New York City attractions on your next visit. Whether it’s museums, parks and zoos you want to see, or maybe its theaters, walking tours, architecture and shopping boutiques you have on your New York attractions to-do list, is the perfect place to find discount tickets to some of New York City’s most popular attractions.

Their comprehensive list of New York City attractions features all the information you’ll need to decide on what sightseeing experiences are best for you. With detailed descriptions of each attraction, plus tour highlights, photos, schedules and special deals, they have the best attractions in New York covered for you to see.

Are you embarking on a  vacation to New York City? Maybe with Family or friends? They have a great directory of family-friendly tours – from guided bike rides through Central Park and cruises across New York Harbor to tours of the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building.

 There is something for everyone, with enough attractions to keep you coming back again and again! Take a look around to read about fun attractions and find great ticket specials for sightseeing in New York City.

“Amazing life-like wax figures of more than 200 celebrities and historical figures famed around the world!”

A trip to New York isn’t complete without a brush with celebrity.  The wax figures at Madame Tussauds NY are world-renowned for their incredible likeness to celebrities and historical figures.

 20% off tickets!

 has a detailed guide that highlights all the best Broadway shows. From the latest hits to the classic showstoppers, find the show for you with our show descriptions, videos, photos,
schedules and excellent discount offers.
They make sure you find the best deal for Broadway show tickets. can get you numerous hotel deals, popular tour discounts and fantastic pricing on the top attractions. Their site is full of all kinds of useful information, whether your planning a trip here for the first time and you live here and just looking for some great discounts.
Boat tours, bike tours, walking tours, it’s ALL HERE. is all you need!