Queer Art, New York City’s hub for connecting and empowering generations of LGBTQ+ artists, is holding the 2023 edition of Queer Art Pride — the 7th annual summer festival celebrating work by the organization’s vibrant community of more than 200 LGBTQ+ artists — this NYC Pride weekend.
For this event, Queer Art has partnered with Body Hack, “a collectively run party and mutual aid project that serves both as a community space and decentralized fundraising platform for trans and nonbinary BIPOC groups.”
From 3-11 p.m., the group and Body Hack will create an “extravaganza” of activities at Nowadays’ 16,000-square-foot space located in Ridgewood.
“This two-part public event will feature a daytime queer vendor fair (3-8PM) and an evening happy hour and dance party (8PM-6AM). The event will fundraise for three BIPOC trans-led organizations fighting to protect trans people in the states most impacted by anti-trans violence and new legislation: InTRANSitive (Little Rock, AK), The McKenzie Project (Miami, FL) and TKO Society (Selma, AL),” according to a release.
A queer vendor fair will also show off work from queer-owned brands. There will also be a queer speed dating program inside.
Other happenings include: Black queer feminist scholar Alexis De Veaux will launch her new book, JesusDevil: The Parables, an anti-fiction work forthcoming within adrienne maree brown’s Emergent Strategy Series this summer. The book launch will entail a live reading, a short discussion, and a special book signing.
The event will end with a happy hour and party, organized by Body Hack. Parties organized by the group have raised more than $300,000 since they began in 2018.