The month of June is Pride month and this year is shaping up to be one the biggest and piggiest month in years. The parties are in full-swing already with Fire Island events popping up with Daniel Nardicio's underwear parties in Cherry Grove on Friday nights; which will be running until Mid-September.
Back in the city, the pre-game before Pride Week in New York City (June 19-26) is the Folsom Street East Sunday, June 18, which coincidentally falls on Father's Day. It's the little brother to the Folsom Street Fair held in San Francisco in Mid-September. Folsom Street Fair is named after the street that the event is held in the South Market district of San Francisco. The event itself is a celebration of sexual fetishism of BDSM, leather, rubber and many other sexual fantasies. The street fair has a worthy cause behind it by raising money for local LGBTQ charities.
On the eve of the celebration of twenty years, Folsom Street East is has grown not just a street fair on a hot New York street but a weekend celebration. What once was a street fair with an after-party at The Eagle located literally around the corner has become decadent weekend of sex, leather and entertainment.
To learn more about the Folsom Street East fair go to their website: http://www.folsomstreeteast.com/
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Here are some of the parties happening this weekend: