This Friday from 8PM to 11:30PM, join BAAD (Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance) in collaboration with No Longer Empty’s exhibition to kick off Pride month in what is being touted as the largest, “queer pride art and performance carnival The Bronx has yet seen”…along with Queer marriage vows being officiated for the first (and last) time at The Old Bronx Courthouse.
The Bronx has limited venues for the LGBTQ community to come together and this Friday may very well be the largest indoor gathering and event since The Warehouse off the Grand Concourse was open back in the 90’s.
The ‘Bronx Comin’ Out To The Courthouse Carnival (Out Like That 2015) & Mr Papo’s Big Gay Draw-a-Thon‘ is going to be a night to remember if you’ve ever been to ANY BAAD event.
According to BAAD, you can expect the following:
Free Event/ Performances! LIVE DJ! MODELS! ARTISTS!
KICK OFF PRIDE MONTH with BAAD! Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance in collaboration with No Longer Empty and Ivan Velez’s Drink and Draw. Join us as we take over the old Bronx Borough Court House and turn it into the largest queer pride art and performance carnival the Bronx has yet seen.
Over 50 Dancers, Models, Artists, Performers on 8 stages inside a cavernous room in the historic former Bronx County Courthouse, the latest project of No Longer Empty. In The Life Ministries will be on hand to officiate queer marriage vows (the first and last time in the courthouse) and a live DJ delivers beats to keep your mind and body grooving.
Performers include: Tyra Allure Ross, Arthur Aviles, Lawrence Graham Brown, J Skye Cabrera, Yoseli Castillo, Jennifer Chin, Kharis Collins, Filip A. Condeescu, Susana Cook, Appolonia Cruz, Joseph Davis (Jackie O), Charly Dominguez, Shizu Homma, Annie Lanzillotto, Malcolm Low, Michael Lynch, Elizabeth “MACHA” Marrero, Ricardo Muniz, Alethea Pace, Antonio Ramos, Charles Rice-Gonzalez, Richard Rivera, Simply Rob, Anthony Rosado, Alicia Anabel Santos, Sparklez, Charlie Vasquez, Vir Amicus, Lorenzo Walker II, Vivika Westwood Mugler and Ni’ja Whitson.
LOCATION: Old Bronx Borough Courthouse, 878 Brook Avenue (at E. 161st St. & Third Avenue)
Subway: 2 or 5 trains to 3rd Ave-149 St., walk northeast on Third Ave., left onto Brook Ave.
4 train to 161st Street long walk down to Third Ave. or take #6 bus.
#6 bus from #4 train or #6 train (Hunts Point stop)