Two powerhouse Pride parties combine as BAM and New York Live Arts join forces for a celebratory night of drag, dance, music, and more. Hosted by Andre J., Tyler Ashley, aka the Dauphine of Bushwick, and Raja Feather Kelly, this free digital event features talent from across New York City—including Migguel Anggelo, Bubble_T, DJ Shirine Saad’s Gyal Tings, the House of LaBeija, the Illustrious Blacks, OOPS!, RAGGA NYC, Papi Juice, and Switch n’ Play. Party attendees can choose to watch the post-show digital dance party or participate on the live feed on Zoom. If you would like to participate and be seen on the digital dance floor, please make sure to create a Zoom account in advance of the event. Instructions on how to join will be announced during the party.
This partnership was inspired by choreographer and dancer Bill T. Jones and his relationship with the two performance presenters. A BAM artist since 1983, Jones is the artistic director of Live Arts. The partnership exemplifies the necessity for communities of all kinds to come together during this public health crisis and national movement against racial injustice. BAM and Live Arts stand proud of their LGBTQIA legacies and in solidarity with those fighting to dismantle systemic racism and end violence against Black and brown people.