Calendar of Events

August 12, 2017

GARDEN PROFESSIONALS LEAD A TOUR OF VICTORIAN FLATBUSH.

LET OUT PROFESSIONALS WALK YOU THROUGH THE GORGEOUS GARDENS AND POSH PATIOS OF LATE-VICTORIAN FLATBUSH.

For many city dwellers, outdoor space means a shared rooftop, an enclosed courtyard or a tiny balcony hovering over a noisy street. Then there’s Victorian Flatbush!

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Tag along with Out Professionals to discover the joys of wrap-around porches, secluded patios, lush gardens and expansive lawns surrounding rambling homes along quiet, tree-lined streets.

In visits to six diverse gardens, experts Susannah Laskaris and Holly Noury reveal to you how their neighbors have been able to indulge such a range of garden fantasies — formal English, naturalistic, city farmlet, Japanese, Mediterranean.

Afterwards, relax with a cool drink in the garden of the three-story Victorian home of Out Professionals Members Lance Tukell and Rob Seidel.

SPECIAL THANKS
This special summer edition of Out Professionals’ private Walking Tour/Mixer series was created and sponsored by Mary Kay Seery and Jeffery Welch of Brown Harris Stevens, Park Slope, with the support of The Loralei Bed and Breakfast.

 

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WHAT’S UP

“Green with Envy,” the walking tour and mixer, begins at 1 p.m. sharp, rain or shine. We meet in front of the Lark Cafe, 1007 Church Avenue, between Stratford Road and East 10th Street. Exit the Q train at Church Avenue near East 18th Street. Board the B35 local bus for a five-minute ride to the Lark. (Best to consult MTA Trip Planner in advance.) Post-tour refreshments about 3:30 p.m. on Argyle Road in Ditmas Park.

ADMISSION

Nonmember, $35. Dues-paying OP Member, $25. The personalized nature of this tour limits the number of participants; sorry, no refunds or exchanges. Print and pocket a copy of your online registration; thanks! Advance ticketing ends at noon on Friday, July 11. Sorry, no walk-ins.

OUT PROFESSIONALS REWARDS
YOUR SUPPORT AS A MEMBER!

As a registered nonprofit, Out Professionals relies on the support of our Individual and Business Members. Enjoy a 12-month Individual OP Membership (new or renewal) PLUS admission for one to today’s private tour for just $75; final sale. OP Membership provides free entry to every month’s OP.LOUNGE and discounted admission to other LGBT programming all year long. Join here — and thank you!

Start: August 12, 2017 1:00 pm
End: August 12, 2017 3:30 pm
Venue: Lark Cafe
Address:
1007 Church Ave., Brooklyn, NY, 11218, United States

August 9, 2017

HK’S OVER-THE-TOP ROOFTOP MAKES NETWORKING A BREEZE

OUT PROFESSIONALS HOSTS THE AUGUST EDITION OF OP.LOUNGE AT OUR FAVORITE ROOFTOP HIDEAWAY.

On Wednesday, August 9, Out Professionals returns to Attic, the starry rooftop in the heart of HK, for a summer edition of OP.LOUNGE, our friendly, attitude-free networking series.

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There’s nothing like an HK rooftop to make connecting a breeze. Plan to meet Members of Out Professionals … OP.LYNX, our dynamic women’s network … and dozens of LGBT up-and-comers. Grab some business cards and come add to the buzz!

 

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WHERE

Attic, HK’s bi-level, outdoor/indoor rooftop and lounge at 251 West 48th Street (NE corner of Eighth Avenue). Subway: 1/2/C/E to 50th Street; N/Q/R to 49th Street.

WHAT’S UP

Rain-or-shine, outdoor-or-indoor networking and socializing from 6 to 9 p.m. Arrive early and enjoy Happy Hour savings until 7:30 p.m. — beer, $6; wine, $7; well drinks, $8.

ADMISSION

Nonmember, $10. Pre-registered, dues-paying OP Member, free. OP dues-payer at the door, $5. Advance registration closes at noon on August 9; sorry, no refunds or exchanges. Pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks! Walk-ins welcome; cash only at the door.

LET OUT PROFESSIONALS REWARD
YOUR MEMBERSHIP SUPPORT!

As a registered nonprofit, Out Professionals must rely on the continuing support of our Individual and Business Members. Enjoy a 12-month Individual OP Membership (new or renewal) PLUS free admission tonight, just $65; final sale. Your membership helps us provide a full range of year-round LGBT programming, including low-cost or no-cost networking and socializing. Join or renew here — and thank you!

Start: August 9, 2017 6:00 pm
End: August 9, 2017 9:00 pm
Venue: Attic
Address:
251 West 48th St., New York, NY, 10036, United States

August 2, 2017

‘A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S SCREAM,’ WITH MICHELE BALAN, JIM DAVID

EMCEE MICHELLE BUTEAU ALSO WELCOMES SETH MEYERS’ MATTEO LANE AND BRITISH SENSATION GINA YASHERE!

On Wednesday, August 2, Out Professionals invites you to Chelsea’s Gotham Comedy Club for “A Midsummer Night’s Scream,” a riotous evening of big-city stand-up headlined by Michele Balan, center, and Jim David, near left. To enjoy a 25% discount on admission, mention or enter code OUTPRO when you reserve online or by phone.

Clicking this button takes you to the Gotham Comedy Club site:

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For one night only, savor the crème de la crème of LGBT and LGBT-adjacent comics, including high priestess of hilarity Michele Balan, center, finalist on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.” And funnyman Jim David, near left, who turns an election into a fashion show in his half-hour special “Comedy Central Presents Jim David.”

Plus brilliant boy wonder Matteo Lane, near right, from “Late Night with Seth Meyers.” And fab sensation Gina Lashere, far right, the new British correspondent for “The Daily Show on Comedy Central.”

Tonight’s emcee is the mad-funny Michelle Buteau, far left, co-host on VH1’s “Big Morning Buzz Live.”

 

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WHERE

Gotham Comedy Club, 208 West 23rd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues. Subway: No. 1 to 23rd/Seventh; C/E to 23rd/Eighth; F/M to 23rd/Sixth.

WHAT’S UP

Doors open 7:15 p.m. Showtime for this edition of “Homo Comicus” is 8 p.m. sharp.

ADMISSION

Cover is just $15 — a savings of 25 percent — when you enter or mention code OUTPRO. Two-beverage minimum per person. Sorry, tickets are non-refundable, non-transferable; final sale. Reserve now at GothamComedyClub.com or phone GCC at 212.367.9000.

JOIN OR RENEW NOW- SEE
‘A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S SCREAM’ FREE!

If you’re one of the first six people to purchase a 12-month Individual Out Professionals Membership (new or renewal) in connection with this event, you attend free — an $85 value for just $65! Join or renew here. Then email info@outprofessionals.org and we’ll guarantee your free admission to “A Midsummer Night’s Scream.” As a Member of Out Professionals and OP.LYNX, you help ensure our ability to provide year-round LGBT programming, including low-cost or no-cost networking and socializing. Thank you!

Start: August 2, 2017 7:15 pm
End: August 2, 2017 9:45 pm
Venue: Gotham Comedy Club
Address:
208 West 23rd Street, New York, 10011, United States

July 22, 2017

SCANDALS OF UPPER FIFTH, THE WALKING TOUR & MIXER

PRIVATE ARMIES, CRIMINAL INTENT, FINANCIAL SKULLDUGGERY: OUT PROFESSIONALS TAKES A WALK ON THE DARK SIDE OF FIFTH AVENUE’S GOLD COAST.

On Saturday afternoon, July 22, you are invited to join Members and friends of Out Professionals for an eyebrow-raising history tour, “Scandals of the Fifth Avenue Gold Coast.” Afterwards, tour goers may choose to stroll across Central Park and unwind at Tessa, the Upper West Side favorite.

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In perhaps the Gilded Age’s greatest scandal, Gold Coast architect Stanford White, above left, dallied with showgirl Evelyn Nesbit, wife of millionaire Harry K. Thaw, right. Thaw gunned down White during the premiere of “Mam’zelle Champagne” at White’s rooftop theater on Madison Square.

The creation of Central Park in 1857 saw Upper Fifth Avenue become Millionaire’s Row. Tycoons long on cash and short on scruples built homes designed to project power, wealth and stature. Gilded Age mansions, including those of Henry Clay Frick and James B. Duke, began to line the Avenue.

Of course The American Dream had its dark side, and “Scandals of the Fifth Avenue Gold Coast” revels in the crimes and chicanery that built Millionaire’s Row.

Tour highlights include:

  • The Henry Clay Frick Mansion, built by a powerful financier and industrialist whom Andrew Carnegie called “The Man.” (Frick’s underground bowling alley survives.)
  • The James Buchanan Duke Mansion. Upon the death of American Tobacco’s “Buck” Duke, the mansion passed to his only child, gossip-column favorite Doris Duke.
  • Harkness House, built for Stephen V. Harkness, the silent but second-largest shareholder in Standard Oil, the combine that made John D. Rockefeller the world’s richest man.
  • Payne Whitney House, designed by Stanford White. Having seduced Nesbit, “The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing,” White met his death at the hands of her young husband before he could see his masterpiece completed.

Out Professionals’ private Walking Tour/Mixer series is designed for us — and you — by Joyce Gold History Tours of New York. Joyce teaches Manhattan history at New York University and the New School.

 

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WHAT’S UP

Tour begins at 2 p.m. sharp, rain or shine. We meet in front of the Frick Collection, 1 East 70th Street, between Fifth and Madison Avenues. Subway: 6 to 68th Street/Hunter College. Open-ended mixer begins about 4:30 p.m. at Tessa, 349 Amsterdam Avenue (West 76th-77th Streets); refreshments on your own.

ADMISSION

Nonmember, $30. Dues-paying OP Member, $20. The personalized nature of our tours limits the number of participants; sorry, no refunds or exchanges. Print and pocket a copy of your online registration; thanks! Advance ticketing ends at noon on Friday, July 21. Cash only at the door, space permitting.

OUT PROFESSIONALS REWARDS
YOUR SUPPORT AS A MEMBER!

As a registered nonprofit, Out Professionals must rely on the support of our Individual and Business Members. Enjoy a 12-month Individual OP Membership (new or renewal) PLUS free admission for one to today’s private tour for just $75; final sale. OP Membership includes free entry to every month’s OP.LOUNGE and discounted admission to other LGBT programming all year long. Join here — and thank you!

Start: July 22, 2017 2:00 pm
End: July 22, 2017 4:00 pm
Venue: The Frick Collection
Address:
1 East 70th Street, New York, NY, United States

July 18, 2017

REVEALED: OLD WORLD ROOTS OF GREAT CALIFORNIA WINES

OUT PROFESSIONALS SAMPLES THE MANY MOODS OF FINE CALIFORNIA WINE AT THIS LE DU TASTING CLASS.

On Tuesday, July 18, Out Professionals invites Members and friends to Le Du’s Wines, the West Village wine shop rated Number One in New York City by Zagat.

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At summer’s edition of the Out Professionals Wine Club, California wine expert JT Robertson joins the shop’s founder, James Beard Award-winning sommelier Jean-Luc Le Du, in guiding you through an exceptionally varied selection of West Coast whites and reds.

Among the evening’s wines:

  • Frog’s Leap Chardonnay 2014 (Napa Valley, California)
  • Grieve Sauvignon Blanc 2013 (Napa Valley, California)
  • Au Bon Climat “Le Du’s Selection” Pinot Noir 2013 (Santa Barbara, California)
  • Terre Rouge Syrah Sentinel Oak Vineyard 2010 (Amador, California)
  • Rubinna Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 (Napa Valley, California)
  • Turley Juvenile Vineyard Zinfandel 2015 (California)

A generous sample of each wine is paired with cheese and charcuterie from Murray’s Cheese Shop, a Village favorite for 75 years.

The Out Professionals Wine Club is designed to appeal to all wine lovers – from the adventurous newcomer to the dedicated oenophile. The evening offers ample time for relaxed networking with other Out Professionals Members and guests.

 

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WHERE

Le Du’s Wines, 600 Washington Street, between Morton and Leroy Streets in the West Village. Subway: A/C/E, B/D/F/M to West 4th Street; 1 to Houston Street; PATH to Christopher Street.

WHAT’S UP

Doors open at 6 p.m. with a welcoming glass of a distinguished sparkling wine, Schramsberg Brut Blanc de Noirs Methode Traditionnelle (Sonoma, California). Then, from 6:30 p.m. sharp to 8:00 p.m., enjoy tastings and commentary on six innovative pairings. Attendees enjoy a 5% percent discount on individual bottles, 15% on a case.

ADMISSION

Nonmember, $59. Dues-paying OP Member, $49. Space limited. Sorry, no refunds or exchanges; final sale. Pre-registration closes at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 17. Pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks!

OUT PROFESSIONALS REWARDS
YOUR SUPPORT AS A MEMBER!

As a registered nonprofit, Out Professionals must rely on the continuing support of our Individual and Business Members. A 12-month Individual Out Professionals Membership (new or renewal) PLUS guaranteed admission for one to tonight’s edition of OP’s Wine Club totals just $99; final sale. OP Membership includes free entry to every month’s OP.LOUNGE and discounted admission to a full range of LGBT programming all year long. Join here — and thank you!

Start: July 18, 2017 6:30 pm
End: July 18, 2017 8:00 pm
Venue: Le Du's Wines
Address:
600 Washington St., New York, 10014, United States

July 15, 2017

ALL-NEW LGBT TOUR OF THE MET SPOTLIGHTS ART UNIQUELY OURS

OUT PROFESSIONALS LAUNCHES ‘FURTHER SECRETS OF THE MET,’ AN ALL-NEW EDITION OF OUR MUSEUM BLOCKBUSTER, WITH PROFESSOR ANDREW LEAR.

On Saturday, July 15, Out Professionals welcomes OP Members and friends to “Further Secrets of the Met,” an all-new edition of our earlier blockbuster tour, “Secrets of the Met.” Like its predecessor, this exploration of homoerotic treasures from the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is conducted by Professor Andrew Lear.

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“Further Secrets of the Met” highlights more intriguing examples of the museum’s choicest homoerotica, from ancient Greek nudes and erotic vase-painting to works from the Renaissance and the present day, many expressing same-gender desire. Famous artists and subjects appear, but so do lesser-known artists and works whose homoerotic charge can be easy to miss. Special treat: A look-in at “Irving Penn: Centennial,” featuring images of gay celebrities by the great American photographer.

Each of the paintings above contains a surprising secret.

  • Is this maiden really a maiden?
  • Is this Renaissance gentleman vamping?
  • How did this glamorous actress make her husband unhappy?

During this all-new, two-hour private tour, you learn the answers to those and other intriguing questions:

  • Why are the penises of Greek statues undersized?
  • Why do lace and feathers adorn male aristocrats? Were these men really straight?
  • Why is Sappho shown seizing her breast?

For Lear’s peerless insights on just one of the works in the Met’s unrivaled collection, visit The Gay and Lesbian Review.

A four-time winner of the Harvard Certificate for Excellence in Teaching, Professor Andrew Lear has taught art history and Classics at Harvard, Columbia and NYU. Lear is the founder of Oscar Wilde Tours, the first company to offer tours focused on LGBT history, and the winner of the Travel Industry’s 2016 Travvy Award for best escorted tour operator, LGBT; and the Luxury Travel Guide’s 2016 LGBT Tour Operator of the Year.

 

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WHAT’S UP

“Further Secrets of the Met,” all-new edition of our earlier blockbuster, “Secrets of the Met.” This private tour highlights masterpieces with backstories of particular interest to an LGBT audience. The tour is limited to 20 persons, departs promptly, and lasts approximately two hours. Your ticket admits you to the Met’s galleries, cafe and store until 9 p.m. “Secrets of the Met” and “Further Secrets of the Met” are not official Met offerings.

WHERE

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street. Subway: Q/4/5 to 86th Street, 6 to 77th Street. Ascend  the main staircase and enter the Great Hall. We meet to the right, beside the 10-foot-tall Egyptian statue of a seated pharaoh. NOTE: Allow a minimum of 15 minutes to walk from the subway. Expect weekend crowds. Meet at the pharaoh at least 15 minutes before your scheduled tour.

ADMISSION BY PRE-REGISTRATION

Nonmember, $55, museum entry included. Dues-paying OP Member, Met Museum member or student, $45. Quick response advised: tours typically fill in record time. Sorry, no refunds or exchanges. Advance ticketing ends at noon on Friday, July 14. Pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks! Museum member or student: Your Met or student ID is required. Walk-ins (exact cash, please) accommodated on a standby basis.

LET OUT PROFESSIONALS REWARD
YOUR MEMBERSHIP SUPPORT!

As a registered nonprofit, Out Professionals relies heavily on Membership support. Enjoy a 12-month Individual OP Membership (new or renewal) PLUS one tour ticket — museum entry included — for just $95; final sale. OP Membership includes free entry to every month’s OP.LOUNGE and discounted admission to most of our other year-round LGBT programming. Click here.

Start: July 15, 2017 4:00 pm
End: July 15, 2017 6:00 pm
Venue: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Address:
1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, United States

July 12, 2017

EVENING-LONG HAPPY HOUR IN FLATIRON FOR OP.LOUNGE

MANHATTAN’S FRIENDLIEST, LONGEST-RUNNING, LGBT NETWORKING SERIES HEADS TO THE FLATIRON DISTRICT!

On Wednesday, July 12, Out Professionals welcomes you to Slate, the sprawling duplex club in the heart of the buzzy Flatiron District, for OP.LOUNGE, a lively evening of attitude-free socializing and networking.

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Entering Slate you encounter an open space artfully designed to accommodate a 54-foot-long fiber optic bar, a nine-panel video wall, and a spacious dance floor with beat-matched club lighting. Descend a staircase and you enter the lower lounge, equipped with its own bar and the interactive lure of pool, ping pong and foosball — not to mention giant Jenga, life-size chess and giant Connect Four.

Out Professionals … OP.LYNX, our dynamic women’s network … and dozens of our own, up-and-coming LGBT professionals are getting together here tonight for a light-hearted edition of OP.LOUNGE. Why not grab your business cards and come add to the buzz!

 

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WHERE

Slate NY, in the heart of the Flatiron District at 54 West 21st Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenue. Subway: 1/6/F/M/N/R to 23rd Street.

WHAT’S UP

Out Professionals’ trademark, attitude-free networking and socializing from 6 to 9 p.m. Domestic beer, $5; well drinks, $6; house wines, $7; specialty house martinis, $8.

ADMISSION

Nonmember, $10. Pre-registered, dues-paying OP Member, free. OP dues-payer at the door, $5. Advance registration closes at noon on July 12; sorry, no refunds or exchanges. Pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks! Walk-ins welcome; cash only at the door.

OUT PROFESSIONALS REWARDS
YOUR MEMBERSHIP SUPPORT!

As a registered nonprofit, Out Professionals must rely on the continuing support of our Individual and Business Members. Enjoy a 12-month Individual OP Membership (new or renewal) PLUS free admission tonight, just $65; final sale. Your membership helps us provide a full range of year-round LGBT programming, including low-cost or no-cost networking and socializing. Join here — and thank you!

Start: July 12, 2017 6:00 pm
End: July 12, 2017 9:00 pm
Venue: Slate NY
Address:
54 West 21st Street, New York, NY, 10010, United States

June 21, 2017

COCKTAIL NETWORKING IN THE PRIDE ZONE: HELL’S KITCHEN!

PRACTICE THE ART OF LGBT NETWORKING WITH THE PEOPLE WHO INVENTED IT — OUT PROFESSIONALS!

On Wednesday, June 21, Out Professionals invites you to Industry, the industrial-chic HK hotspot, for the Pride Edition of OP.LOUNGE, our attitude-free networking series. Join or renew your OP membership now, and enjoy free admission and a welcoming drink of your choice, on us!

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According to CBSlocal.com, the sprawling, 4000-square-foot Industry was “Voted the best gay bar by New York Magazine and Village Voice.” Time Out New York adds, “Those seeking a more intimate scene will find plenty of private nooks and comfy couches.”

Out Professionals … OP.LYNX, our dynamic women’s network … and dozens of our young and fast-rising LGBT professionals are all coming together here tonight. Grab some business cards and join in!

 

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WHAT’S UP

Pride-time socializing and networking from 6 p.m. Everything 2-4-1, top-shelf brands included, with Happy Hour extended to 10 p.m. for Out Professionals patrons only.  “The drinks are stiffly poured” — NYC.COM.

WHERE

Industry, 355 West 52nd Street, between Eighth and Ninth Avenues (“The sexiest bar in midtown, with zero attitude” — FourSquare.) Subway: Number 1/C/E to 50th Street; N/Q/R to 49th Street; B/D/F/M to 47th-50th Streets.

ADMISSION

Nonmember, $10. Pre-registered, dues-paying OP Member, free. OP dues-payer at the door, $5. As a new or renewing Member, enjoy free admission and a drink of your choice, on us! Advance registration closes at noon on June 21; sorry, no refunds or exchanges. Pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks! Walk-ins welcome; cash only at the door.

OUT PROFESSIONALS REWARDS
YOUR MEMBERSHIP SUPPORT!

As a registered nonprofit, Out Professionals must rely on the continuing support of our Individual and Business Members. Enjoy a 12-month Individual OP Membership (new or renewal) PLUS free admission and a welcoming drink tonight for just $65; final sale. Your membership helps us provide a full range of year-round LGBT programming, including low-cost or no-cost networking and socializing. Join here — and thank you!

Start: June 21, 2017 6:00 pm
End: June 21, 2017 10:00 pm
Venue: Industry
Address:
355 West 52 St., New York, 10019, United States

June 20, 2017

‘UNCOVERING HIDDEN HISTORY,’ AT LENDLEASE, IN METLIFE BUILDING

OUT PROFESSIONALS INVITES YOU TO TOAST THE CREATOR OF OUTGOING, AN INTERACTIVE MAP OF HISTORIC LGBT NIGHTSPOTS, AT THE NEW YORK OFFICES OF LENDLEASE.

On Tuesday, June 20, Out Professionals welcomes Jeff Ferzoco, creator of OUTgoing, an interactive project to record and map an essential and endangered element of gay history — LGBT nightspots. Join us for cocktails, networking and a fascinating program at the New York offices of Lendlease, in the MetLife Building.

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According to Sarah M. Kaufman, Digital Manager of NYU’s Rudin Center, OUTgoing’s map was developed by pulling data from historical works and old guidebooks, as well from anecdotes and verified crowdsourcing. The impressive result constitutes an interactive map of LGBT nightspots since the 19th century.

CityLab’s Sarah Goodyear reports that Ferzoco’s research uncovered revealing patterns. In his initial pass, Jeff found records of dozens of gay nightspots between 1931 and 1960. That number surged to over 300 between 1961 and 1990, dropping slowly between 1991 and 2010 to stand today at about 100. These numbers reflect the complex history of the closet, the sexual revolution, the AIDS epidemic, and the mainstreaming of queer culture.

Tonight, Jeff supplies answers to questions like these:

  • Where and when was the first recorded gay bar in NYC?
  • Which bar has operated under the greatest number of different names?
  • Which outer borough has had the most gay bars over time?
  • What was the first gay bar to open in Hell’s Kitchen after 2000?
  • Where are potentially gay neighborhoods beginning to develop?

Romance is what Jeff believes will keep gay bars alive. “I think people deny how much they really like meeting at bars,” he says. “It’s all about serendipity, timing, a little fear and a little excitement. I think the bars are going to remain, and that cruising will remain, as fatigue of the apps sets in.”
Jeff Ferzoco, a designer and cartographer, works at CARTO, a mapping software startup in Bushwick. He teaches spatial thinking at Pratt, has taught urban data storytelling at Columbia, and is an organizer for GeoNYC, the largest geo-meetup in the U.S. On June 20, Jeff can show you how to begin mapping your own personal data.

Special thanks to event sponsor Lendlease and its LGBTIA Employee Resource Group. A leading international property and infrastructure provider for over 55 years, Lendlease is engaged in three major development projects in gateway cities across the U.S. In Australia, Lendlease is currently developing Barangaroo, the largest such project in Sydney’s history.

Venue Sponsor

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Beverage Sponsors

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WHAT’S UP

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for networking, socializing, seat selection. Hors d’oeuvres compliments of Lendlease. Beverages courtesy of Proximo Spirits. Program and Q&A, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

WHERE

Lendlease, MetLife Building, 200 Park Avenue at East 45th Street, on the 9th floor. Subway: 4/5/6/S to Grand Central/42nd Street. Photo ID required.

ADMISSION

Nonmember, $30. Dues-paying Out Professionals Member, just $20. Dues-paying OP Business Member, free with advance registration. Complimentary cocktails, alternative beverages, hors d’oeuvres. To guarantee seating, register now and pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks! Advance ticketing ends at noon on June 20; sorry, no refunds or exchanges. Walk-ins welcome, space permitting; cash only at the door.

OUT PROFESSIONALS REWARDS
YOU FOR JOINING OR RENEWING

As a registered nonprofit, Out Professionals must rely on the continuing support of our Individual and Business Members. Enjoy a 12-month Individual OP Membership PLUS free admission tonight for just $75; final sale. Or join Out Professionals as a Business Member ($125) and by registering in advance, attend this and other selected OP seminars and workshops free! Your membership helps us provide a full range of year-round LGBT programming, including low-cost or no-cost networking and socializing.  Join here — and thank you!

Start: June 20, 2017 6:00 pm
End: June 20, 2017 8:30 pm
Venue: MetLife Building
Address:
200 Park Avenue, New York, United States

June 12, 2017

LOSE FEAR, GAIN CONFIDENCE TO ACE TOUGH BUSINESS TALKS.

OUT PROFESSIONALS PRESENTS ‘TOUGH BUSINESS TALKS MADE EASY,’ AN INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP WITH CAREER COACH JIM ARNOFF.

On Monday, June 12, Out Professionals invites you to take part in “Tough Business Talks Made Easy: Lose the Fear, Gain the Confidence,” an interactive workshop led by Jim Arnoff, a provider of life, career and business coaching certified by ICF, the International Coach Foundation.

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According to Jim Arnoff, “Initiating a difficult talk with a co-worker, boss or client is tricky. Going in, you need the confidence that you will be able to steer the conversation and wind up with a powerful result.”

This immersive workshop provides you with a business insider’s view of how to start that conversation, maintain your focus throughout, and achieve the outcome you want.

The secret? “It’s all about confidence, trust, authenticity and knowing that tough talks are really about building a stronger connection,” says Jim.

He provides you with specific coaching tools to frame the conversation, choose empowering words, listen with empathy, and come away with a deeper respect for each other.

This immersive, interactive workshop is designed to help you: . Create a powerful context to initiate the conversation. . Communicate in a way that is authentic and empowering. . Listen actively, at a level that creates a stronger connection. . Negotiate in a way that can achieve a win/win result. . Lose the fear and build the confidence to power through!

Jim Arnoff is certified to provide life, career and business coaching. Through the Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment and NYC Small Business Services, he coaches entrepreneurs in media. A veteran of the William Morris agency, Arnoff continues to practice entertainment law and represent production companies in developing and selling original programming to the networks and digital media. Jim is a faculty member of the School of Visual Arts, FIT and NYU. He leads workshops for the Producers Guild of America, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Writers Guild of America, HBO, TimeWarner, New York Women in Film & Television, Time, Inc., NYU and MTV Networks. Jim is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and George Washington University Law School. He is the founder of the Gay Coaches Collective.

Venue Sponsor

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WHAT’S UP

On Monday, June 12, join us at PwC — PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, 300 Madison Avenue at 42nd Street.  Subway: 4/5/6 or S to Grand Central Terminal. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for networking, socializing, seat selection. Workshop and Q&A, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

ADMISSION

Nonmember, $30. Dues-paying Out Professionals Member, just $20. Dues-paying OP Business Member, free with advance registration. To guarantee seating, register now; sorry, no refunds or exchanges. Pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks! Advance ticketing ends at noon on June 12. Walk-ins welcome; cash only at the door.

OUT PROFESSIONALS REWARDS
YOU FOR JOINING OR RENEWING!

As a registered nonprofit, Out Professionals must rely on the continuing support of our Individual and Business Members. Enjoy a 12-month Individual OP Membership PLUS free admission tonight for just $75; final sale. Or join Out Professionals as a Business Member ($125) and by registering in advance, attend this and other selected OP seminars and workshops free! Your membership helps us provide a full range of year-round LGBT programming, including low-cost or no-cost networking and socializing.  Join here — and thank you!

Start: June 12, 2017 6:00 pm
End: June 12, 2017 8:30 pm
Venue: PricewaterhouseCoopers
Address:
300 Madison Avenue, New York, United States

June 10, 2017

THE WEST VILLAGE, CENTER OF CULTURE & COUNTER-CULTURE

OSCAR WILDE TOURS INVITES OUT PROFESSIONALS MEMBERS AND FRIENDS ON A PRIDE-TIME TOUR OF THE HISTORIC WEST VILLAGE.

On Saturday, June 10, Members and friends of Out Professionals celebrate Pride by exploring the West Village, historic home of LGBT culture and counter-culture. Today’s walking tour and mixer is led by Professor Andrew Lear, founder of Oscar Wilde Tours, the first company to offer tours focused on LGBT history.

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On this Pride-time history walk, you discover where legendary LGBT achievers — including Bernice Abbott, Merce Cunningham, Herman Melville and Eleanor Roosevelt — have lived, worked and loved.

The West Village is famed as the home of gathering places with gay history, including Off Broadway’s Cherry Lane Theater and the former speakeasy Chumley’s, closed for a decade and only recently reopened as an upscale restaurant.

  • Visit the scene of the Sip In, an early gay rights protest
  • Enter gay New York’s most famous bathroom
  • Visit the city’s new AIDS memorial
  • See where James Baldwin wrote “Giovanni’s Room”
  • Hear the story behind New York’s narrowest house — and the bisexual woman poet who lived there

Afterwards we adjourn to Julius’, a haunt of Truman Capote and Tennessee Williams.

Andrew Lear is a renowned expert on the history of sexuality. A beloved teacher at Harvard, Columbia and NYU, Professor Lear won the Harvard Certificate for Excellence in Teaching four times. He has taught history, art history, and gender studies. Lear is the founder of Oscar Wilde Tours, the first company to offer tours focused on LGBT history and the winner of several major prizes, including the Travel Industry’s 2016 Travvy Award for best escorted tour operator, LGBT; and the Luxury Travel Guide’s 2016 LGBT Tour Operator of the Year.

 

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WHAT’S UP

A private, rain-or-shine exploration of the rich LGBT history of the West Village. Meet at 3:15 p.m. in front of Stonewall Inn, 53 Christopher Street at 7th Avenue South. Subway: 1 train to Christopher Street; A/B/C/D/E/F/M to West 4th Street; PATH to 9th Street. Tour begins at 3:30 p.m. sharp. Open-ended mixer at about 5:30 p.m. at Julius’, 159 West 10th Street at Waverly Place. Refreshments on your own: happy hour prices, drink specials, $6 burgers.

ADMISSION

Nonmember, $30. Dues-paying OP Member, $20.  The personalized nature of our tours limits the number of participants; sorry, no refunds or exchanges. Please print and pocket a copy of your online registration; thanks! Advance ticketing ends at noon on Friday, June 9. Cash only at the door, space permitting.

OUT PROFESSIONALS REWARDS
YOUR SUPPORT AS A MEMBER!

As a registered nonprofit, Out Professionals must rely on the support of our Individual and Business Members. Enjoy a 12-month Individual OP Membership (new or renewal) PLUS free admission for one to today’s private tour for just $75; final sale. OP Membership includes free entry to every month’s OP.LOUNGE and discounted admission to other LGBT programming all year long. Join here — and thank you!

Start: June 10, 2017 3:30 pm
End: June 10, 2017 5:30 pm
Venue: The Stonewall Inn
Address:
53 Christopher Street, New York, 10014, United States

June 3, 2017

LGBT PUB CRAWL EXPLORES THE ROOTS OF BAR CULTURE

ROAM VILLAGE STOMPING GROUNDS ON THIS OUT PROFESSIONALS TOUR OF HISTORIC LGBT BARS, LOUNGES, SPEAKEASIES AND CLUBS.

On Saturday, June 3, Out Professionals repeats its sold-out exploration of the West Village — “Bar Wars: The Walking Tour and Mixer.” Rescheduled from May 13 because of a threatened Nor’easter, this is a camera-worthy tour of LGBT history as played out in sometimes notorious speakeasies, bars and clubs.

For decades bar culture has loomed large in the gay community. During this three-hour pub crawl, learn why bars have played such an outsized role in gay life. Join us for the opportunity to tip back our glasses at four special gay/lesbian bars, during an entertaining tour of Manhattan’s most storied neighborhood.

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  • What can veterans of Ty’s, Stonewall and Julius’ tell us about gay bar culture’s place in history?
  • Who was the woman who opened the first lesbian nightclub? How has she been immortalized?
  • Why did Village waterfront bars welcome the rougher side of gay life?
  • Which New York hospital was at the forefront of AIDS treatment? How is that hospital remembered today?
  • What is the biggest threat to today’s gay bar culture?

Tour director Phil Desiere, founder of Walk About New York, is licensed by the city as a tour guide. In addition to tours of such quintessential spots as Central Park, Phil develops and leads tours of Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery, a National Historic Landmark. Today’s tour originated in conjunction with the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation.

 

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WHAT’S UP

On Saturday, June 3, our tour begins at 2 p.m. sharp, rain or shine, in the lobby of the LGBT Community Center, 208 West 13th Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues. Subway: 1/2/3, A/C/E or F/M to 14th Street; L to 6th or 8th Avenue. After viewing the Center’s legendary Keith Haring bathroom (now a meeting room), we explore the rich history of West Village watering holes on foot. Refreshments on your own. Tour ends at approximately 5 p.m.

ADMISSION

For this extended-length tour: Nonmember, $35; dues-paying OP Member, $25. The personalized nature of our tours limits the number of participants. Sorry, no refunds or exchanges. To avoid disappointment, register before 11 p.m. on Friday, June 2. Pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks! At the door, space permitting, cash only.

OUT PROFESSIONALS REWARDS
YOUR SUPPORT AS A MEMBER!

As a registered nonprofit, Out Professionals must rely on the support of our Individual and Business Members. You can enjoy a 12-month Individual OP Membership (new or renewal, your own or a gift) PLUS free admission for one to “Bar Wars: The Walking Tour and Mixer” for just $85; final sale. OP Membership includes free entry to every month’s OP.LOUNGE and discounted admission to other LGBT programming all year long. Join here — and thank you! 

Start: June 3, 2017 2:00 pm
End: June 3, 2017 5:00 pm
Venue: The LGBT Community Services Center
Address:
208 West 13th Street, New York, NY, 10011, United States

May 31, 2017

CITY’S REAL ESTATE COMMUNITY MINGLES ON HK’S TOP ROOFTOP!

OUT PROFESSIONALS WELCOMES ARCHITECTS, DESIGNERS, BROKERS, CONTRACTORS AND DEVELOPERS TO NETWORK ON HK’S OVER-THE-TOP ROOFTOP.

On Wednesday, May 31, Out Professionals showcases the full spectrum of the city’s thriving real estate industry — like-minded architects and designers; agents, brokers and mortgage specialists; contractors and developers. Join them at at Attic, Midtown West’s glamorous rooftop hideaway.

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Come equipped with business cards and expect to meet Members and friends of Out Professionals … OP.LYNX, our dynamic women’s network … and dozens of our LGBT up-and-comers.

In his designs for Attic, Marc Dizon has drawn inspiration from Hollywood’s Golden Era — bold, Beverly Hills patterns; plush seating.

Special thanks to event sponsor and Lifetime OP Member Jacob Miles of Halstead Property, one of the largest and most visible residential real estate brokerage firms in New York.

 

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WHERE

Attic, HK’s bi-level, indoor/outdoor, rooftop and lounge, at 251 West 48th Street (Eighth Avenue). Subway: 1/2/C/E to 50th Street; N/Q/R to 49th Street.

WHAT’S UP

Rain-or-shine, outdoor-or-indoor networking and socializing from 6 to 9 p.m. Arrive early and enjoy Happy Hour prices until 7:30 p.m. — beer, $6; wine, $7; well drinks, $8.

ADMISSION

Nonmember, $20. Pre-registered, dues-paying OP Member, $10. Dues-paying Member at the door, $15.  Advance registration closes at noon on Wed., May 31.  Pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks! Walk-ins welcome; cash only at the door.

OUT PROFESSIONALS REWARDS
YOUR MEMBERSHIP SUPPORT!

As a registered nonprofit, Out Professionals must rely heavily on the support of our Individual and Business Members. Tonight you can enjoy a 12-month Individual OP Membership (new or renewal, your own or a gift) PLUS guaranteed  admission for one for just $75; final sale. Membership includes free entry to every month’s OP.LOUNGE and discounted admission to most of our other year-round LGBT programming. Join here — and thank you!

Start: May 31, 2017 6:00 pm
End: May 31, 2017 9:00 pm
Venue: Attic
Address:
251 West 48th St., New York, NY, 10036, United States

May 23, 2017

RAISE YOUR ROSE WINE GAME AT THIS LE DU TASTING CLASS

AWARD-WINNING SOMMELIER INTRODUCES OUT PROFESSIONALS TO THE WIDE WORLD OF ROSE, NEW YORKERS’ FAVORITE WARM-WEATHER WINE.

On Tuesday, May 23, Out Professionals invites Members and friends to Le Du’s Wines, the West Village wine shop rated Number One in New York City by Zagat.

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At this month’s edition of the Out Professionals Wine Club, the shop’s founder, James Beard Award-winning sommelier Jean-Luc Le Du, guides you through an exceptional selection of rosé wines, a favorite warm-weather choice of New Yorkers.

Among the evening’s wines:

  • Karine Lauverjat Sancerre Rosé (Loire) 2016
  • Chateau des Marres Rosé (Provence) 2016
  • Clos Alivu Rosé (Corsica) 2016
  • Matthiasson Rosé (Napa Valley, California) 2016
  • Espirit de Gassier Rosé (Provence) 2016
  • Terre Nere Etna Rosato (Italy) 2016

A generous sample of each wine is paired with cheese and charcuterie from Murray’s Cheese Shop, a Village favorite for 75 years.

The Out Professionals Wine Club is designed to appeal to all wine lovers – from the adventurous newcomer to the dedicated oenophile. The evening offers ample time for relaxed networking with other Out Professionals Members and guests.

 

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WHERE

Le Du’s Wines, 600 Washington Street, between Morton and Leroy Streets in the West Village. Subway: A/C/E, B/D/F/M to West 4th Street; 1 to Houston Street; PATH to Christopher Street.

WHAT’S UP

Doors open at 6 p.m. with a welcoming glass of a distinguished sparkling rosé, Domaine Tissot Cremant du Jura Extra Brut Rosé NV.  From 6:30 p.m. sharp to 8:00 p.m., tastings and commentary on six innovative pairings. Attendees enjoy a 5% percent discount on individual bottles, 15% on a case.

ADMISSION

Nonmember, $59. Dues-paying OP Member, $49. Space limited. Sorry, no refunds or exchanges; final sale. Pre-registration closes at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 22. Pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks!

OUT PROFESSIONALS REWARDS
YOUR SUPPORT AS A MEMBER!

As a registered nonprofit, Out Professionals relies heavily on Member support. A 12-month Individual Out Professionals Membership (new or renewal, your own or a gift) PLUS guaranteed admission for one to tonight’s edition of OP’s Wine Club totals just $99; final sale. OP Membership includes free entry to every month’s OP.LOUNGE and discounted admission to other year-round LGBT programming. Join here — and thank you!

Start: May 23, 2017 6:00 pm
End: May 23, 2017 8:00 pm
Venue: Le Du's Wines
Address:
600 Washington St., New York, 10014, United States

May 20, 2017

LGBT TOUR OF THE MET MUSEUM SPOTLIGHTS ART UNIQUELY OURS

OUT PROFESSIONALS INVITES YOU TO ENJOY AN EYE-OPENING PRIVATE TOUR OF THE MET WITH ANDREW LEAR.

Encore! On Saturday, May 20, Out Professionals offers OP Members and friends a choice of departures of “Secrets of the Met,” a private tour of homoerotic treasures from the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, conducted by Professor Andrew Lear.

Select a time:

Sat., May 20, at 11 a.m.
Sat., May 20, at 2 p.m.

This OP tour explores some of the Met’s choicest homoerotica, from ancient Greek nudes and erotic vase-painting to works from the Renaissance and the present day, many expressing same-gender desire. Famous artists and subjects appear, but so do lesser-known artists and works whose homoerotic charge is often ignored, including phallic totems from the Met’s Oceania collection.

Near “Portrait of a German Officer” (above right), a monumental painting by Marsden Hartley memorializing his lover, who died at 24, is “Gertrude Stein” (above left), a central figure in the Parisian art world, as painted by Pablo Picasso. And then there’s “The Horse Fair,” by the French artist Rosa Bonheur, who portrayed herself dressed as a man because women were barred from such events.

For Lear’s insights on just one of the works included in our tour, visit The Gay and Lesbian Review.

Andrew Lear is a renowned expert on the history of sexuality. A beloved teacher at Harvard, Columbia and NYU, Professor Lear won the Harvard Certificate for Excellence in Teaching four times. He has taught history, art history, and gender studies. Lear is the founder of Oscar Wilde Tours, the first company to offer tours focused on LGBT history and the winner of several major prizes, including the Travel Industry’s 2016 Travvy Award for best escorted tour operator, LGBT; and the Luxury Travel Guide’s 2016 LGBT Tour Operator of the Year.

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WHAT’S UP

Private tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, highlighting masterpieces with backstories of particular interest to an LGBT audience. Each OP tour is limited to 20 persons, departs promptly, and lasts approximately two hours. Your ticket admits you to the Met’s galleries, cafe and store until 8:30 p.m. “Secrets of the Met” is not an official Met offering.

WHERE

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street. Subway: Q/4/5 to 86th Street, 6 to 77th Street. Ascend  the main staircase and enter the Great Hall. We meet to the right, beside the 10-foot-tall Egyptian statue of a seated pharaoh. NOTE: Allow a minimum of 15 minutes to walk from the subway. Expect weekend crowds. Meet at the pharaoh at least 15 minutes before your scheduled tour.

ADMISSION BY PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY

Nonmember, $55, museum entry included. Dues-paying OP Member, $45. Met Museum member or student, $45. Sorry, no refunds or exchanges. Quick response advised: These private tours typically sell out in record time. Advance ticketing ends at noon on Friday, May 19. Pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks! Museum member or student: Your Met or student ID is required. Sorry, no walk-ins.

LET OUT PROFESSIONALS REWARD
YOUR MEMBERSHIP SUPPORT!

As a registered nonprofit, Out Professionals relies heavily on Membership support. Enjoy a 12-month Individual OP Membership (new or renewal) PLUS one tour ticket — museum entry included —for just $95; final sale. Choose 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. above and select the “1 Year Individual Membership” option. Membership includes free entry to every month’s OP.LOUNGE and discounted admission to most of our other year-round LGBT programming.

Date: May 20, 2017
Venue: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Address:
1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, United States

May 15, 2017

DELANCEY STREET ROOFTOP SETS SCENE FOR OP.LOUNGE

TO KICK OFF LGBT WEEK, OUT PROFESSIONALS SPOTLIGHTS MARKETING, ADVERTISING AND NEW MEDIA AT A LOWER EAST SIDE EDITION OF OP.LOUNGE!

On Monday, May 15, Members and friends of Out Professionals welcome LGBT Week Conference Goers to a spectacular rooftop edition of OP.LOUNGE, our attitude-free networking series. The scene? The DL, the Lower East Side hotspot at 95 Delancey Street.

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Tonight’s edition of OP.LOUNGE is designed to showcase to visitors the full spectrum of the city’s thriving advertising, marketing, new media, tech, tourism, travel and hospitality industries.

Enjoy amazing views of the skyline and the Williamsburg Bridge, stimulating conversation, stiff drinks, and the opportunity to network with others who are doing big things. Grab a handful of business cards and come rub shoulders with some of the country’s most interesting LGBT professionals.

 

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WHERE

The DL, 95 Delancey Street at Ludlow Street. Subway: B/D to Grand; F to Delancey; J/M/Z to Grand. Bus: M15.

WHAT’S UP

Rain-or-shine networking and socializing on the third-floor terrace from 6 to 9 p.m. Retractable roof, but sorry, no elevator. Happy Hour specials until 8 p.m.: domestic beers, $4; wine, Prosecco, imported beers, $5; well drinks, $6.

ADMISSION

Nonmember, $10; sorry, no refunds or exchanges. Pre-registered, dues-paying OP Member, free. LGBT Week Attendee with conference badge, free. OP dues-payer at the door, $5. Advance registration closes at noon on May 15. Pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks! Walk-ins welcome; cash only at the door.

OUT PROFESSIONALS REWARDS
YOUR SUPPORT AS A MEMBER!

As a registered nonprofit, Out Professionals must rely on the support of Individual and Business Members. You can enjoy a 12-month Individual OP Membership (new or renewal) PLUS free admission for one tonight for just $65; final sale. Your membership helps us provide a full range of year-round LGBT programming, including low-cost or no-cost networking and socializing. Join here — and thank you!

Start: May 15, 2017 6:00 pm
End: May 15, 2017 9:00 pm
Venue: The DL
Address:
95 Delancey St., New York, NY, 10002, United States

May 15, 2017 – May 19, 2017

LGBT WEEK NYC: ENJOY ANY AND ALL EVENTS AT SAVINGS OF 20%!

OUT PROFESSIONALS INVITES YOU TO SAVE ON A WEEK-LONG SERIES OF LGBT BUSINESS CONFERENCES, FORUMS, WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS — HERE IN THE NATION’S LGBT BUSINESS CAPITAL!

Monday to Friday, May 15 to 19, Out Professionals invites OP Members and friends to enjoy an exclusive 20 percent discount on any and all of the exciting, informative events of LGBT Week NYC. This year’s presenting partners and sponsors include Google, Rivendell Media, Argentina Tourism, Israel Tourism and the gay app Hornet.

This annual series of community-specific conferences, forums, workshops and events is produced by San Francisco-based Community Marketing & Insights in association with Pink Banana Media of Los Angeles and New York.

New programs for 2017 include a Queer Media Up-Front by the folks at Slay TV, and a symposium on Latin American LGBT Business, Tourism & Hospitality, led by the folks at GNetwork360, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Another of this year’s innovations is an LGBT New Media Symposium, with presentations and panels from some of 2017’s top LGBT influencers, including Arielle Scarcella, Davey Wavey, Josh Rimer, Ravi Roth, Brian Webb and others.

The exclusive Out Professionals discount of 20 percent applies whether you select individual events or choose a money-saving, full-access, weekly pass. Use code OutPro2017 and register here.

 

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Start: May 15, 2017 8:30 am
End: May 19, 2017 6:00 pm

May 8, 2017

COCKTAIL NETWORKING AT HISTORIC STONEWALL INN

THE WOMEN OF OP.LYNX WELCOME MEMBERS AND FRIENDS OF OUT PROFESSIONALS TO CELEBRATE AT THE BIRTHPLACE OF LGBT LIBERATION.

On Monday, May 8, Out Professionals’ dynamic women’s network, OP.LYNX, settles in at Stonewall Inn for an evening of cocktail networking.

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Awarded official landmark status by the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission in 2015, Stonewall Inn became the first New York City landmark recognized for its status in LGBT history.

Tonight some of the city’s most fascinating women professionals take over Stonewall’s private upstairs lounge. Come prepared with business cards and enjoy attitude-free networking. Happy Hour — 2-4-1 wine, beer and well — has been specially extended to 9 p.m.

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WHERE

Stonewall Inn, a National Historic Landmark since 2000, is located at 53 Christopher Street, between Seventh Avenue South and Waverly Place. Subway: 1 to Christopher Street/Sheridan Square; A/B/C/D/E/F/M to West Fourth Street.

WHAT’S UP

Cocktail networking and socializing from 6 p.m. Happy Hour — 2-4-1 wine, beer and well — specially extended to 9 p.m.

ADMISSION

Pre-registered nonmember, $10; at the door, $15. Pre-registered, dues-paying OP Member, $5; at the door, $10. Online registration closes at noon on Monday, May 8. Pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks! Walk-ins welcome; cash only at the door.

IT PAYS TO BE AN OP MEMBER!

OP.LYNX was founded to enhance and diversify Out Professionals membership and to create programming of special interest to lesbian, bisexual and transgender women. A 12-month individual Out Professionals Membership (new or renewal, your own or a gift) PLUS guaranteed admission for one to tonight’s event is yours for just $65. And remember, that buys you a year’s worth of low-cost or no-cost networking and socializing. Order here.

Start: May 8, 2017 6:00 pm
End: May 8, 2017 9:00 pm
Venue: The Stonewall Inn
Address:
53 Christopher Street, New York, 10014, United States

May 3, 2017

KATE CLINTON AND THE COMICS THAT BLOOM IN THE SPRING, HA HA!

KATE CLINTON TOPS SPRING’S GOTHAM COMEDY CLUB BILL, FEATURING JOEL KIM BOOSTER AND JESS SALOMON, AND EMCEED BY POPPI KRAMER!

On Wednesday, May 3, Out Professionals invites you to Chelsea’s Gotham Comedy Club for a riotous evening of big-city stand-up headlined by Kate Clinton, far left. To enjoy a 25% discount on admission, mention or enter “OUTPRO” when you reserve online or by phone.

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(Clicking this button takes you to the Gotham Comedy Club site.)

“To be simultaneously a million laughs and politically super-smart, it helps to be Kate Clinton,” says Pulitzer Prize-winner Tony Kushner. “She is unique in all the world, brilliantly, elegantly funny about everything that terrifies us. Seize any opportunity that comes your way to hear Kate Clinton.”

Gotham’s’s laugh-out-loud lineup features Joel Kim Booster, near left, from Conan O’Brien, @Midnight, and Logo. And Jess Salomon, near right, of CBC’s “Laugh Out Loud,” SiriusXM’s “Canada Laughs,” and “Just For Laughs.” Tonight’s emcee is Poppi Kramer, far right, from Stand Up 360, Hot Gay Comics, and NBC’s “The Biggest Loser.”

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WHERE

Gotham Comedy Club, 208 West 23rd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues. Subway: No. 1 to 23rd/Seventh; C/E to 23rd/Eighth; F/M to 23rd/Sixth.

WHAT’S UP

Doors open 7:15 p.m.; “Homo Comicus” showtime, 8 p.m. sharp.

ADMISSION

Cover is just $15 — a savings of 40 percent — when you enter or mention code OUTPRO. Two-beverage minimum per person. Reserve now at GothamComedyClub.com or phone GCC at 212.367.9000.

JOIN OR RENEW NOW – SEE KATE & COMPANY FREE!

If you’re one of the first six people to purchase a 12-month Individual Out Professionals Membership (new or renewal, your own or a gift) in connection with this event, you attend free — an $80 value for just $65! Sorry, no refunds or exchanges. As a Member of Out Professionals and OP.LYNX, you help us provide a range of year-round LGBT programming, including low-cost or no-cost networking and socializing. After joining, send an email to membership@outprofessionals.org to let us know.
Join or renew here — and thank you!

Start: May 3, 2017 7:15 pm
End: May 3, 2017 9:45 pm
Venue: Gotham Comedy Club
Address:
208 West 23rd Street, New York, 10011, United States

April 27, 2017

EXCLUSIVE COCKTAIL-HOUR VISIT TO THE PLAYERS CLUB

OUT PROFESSIONALS INVITED YOU TO THE PLAYERS, THE PRIVATE GRAMERCY PARK CLUB FOUNDED BY EDWIN BOOTH, LEGENDARY SHAKESPEAREAN ACTOR.

On Thursday evening, April 27, you were invited to join Members and friends of Out Professionals for a rare cocktail-hour glimpse inside The Players, a private club founded in 1888 by the famed American tragedian Edwin Booth.

Start: April 27, 2017 6:30 pm
End: April 27, 2017 8:30 pm
Venue: The Players Club
Address:
16 Gramercy Park South, New York, NY, 10003, United States
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