Join Folsom Street East in celebrating 20 years of gear and kink, fetish, sex, and benevolence.
Sunday 18 June 2017
Location: 27th Street between 10th and 11th Aves, New York City
Folsom Street East supports and inspires participation and pride in fetish, kink, and LGBTQ communities through the creation of safe spaces for public expression of our sexual identities. And it promotes and provides grants to other nonprofit organizations serving these communities.
Since its first street festival in 1997, FSE has granted more than $250,000 to local community organizations. Beneficiaries this year are Iris House, New York City Anti-Violence Project, and Queer Detainee Empowerment Project.
Recon is Folsom Street East’s Presenting Sponsor. Supporting Sponsor is the NYC Eagle, who will host the event’s beer garden.
This year’s festival is being mounted with the assistance of over 120 volunteers. It will include more than 40 vendors and community groups, an art gallery exhibition hosted by Recon, and a stage show emceed by drag entertainer and community activist Witti Repartee along with musician Will Sheridan.
Featured acts include singer/songwriter Kyle Motsinger, lesbian rock phenomenon Sweet Tits, country artists The Paisley Fields, burlesque legend Fem Appeal, boylesque producer Matt Knife, and many more.
Festival advance sale tickets are available for purchase on the Folsom Street East website, along with more information about the festival and its beneficiaries.