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Alegria
www.alegriaevents.com

If you’ve never experienced one of these parties, you’re way past due to discover why Alegria has become the best-known gay party brand. The serious dance crowd is pure beef — all muscle, no fat.

Gay Pride
www.nycpride.org

In honor of the Stonewall Riots, New York’s Pride is always held on the last Sunday in June. This is where it all started, and the city pulls out all the stops. The parties surrounding the march attract visitors from around the world.

Viva Saturdays
Stage 48
605 W. 48th St.
212-957-1800
www.stage48.com

With Alegria’s Ric Sena at the helm (along with NYC nightlife veterans John Blair and Beto Sutter), it was inevitable that this would become “the” place to dance the weekend away — which is exactly what has happened.

Brüt
Santos Party House
96 Lafayette St. 
312-735-0274
http://brutparty.com

Every month, this wildly popular leather- and fetish-themed dance party remakes a Chinatown club into a mini-Black Party. Buy your ticket in advance and arrive early, especially if checking a coat. 

Le Bain
The Standard
848 Washington St. 
212-645-4646
www.standardhotels.com/new-york/features/le-bain

The day of the week has been variable, so you'll have to do some online research, but it's worth it to experience the wet-and-wild goings-on on the roof of the Meatpacking District's most glamorous hotel.