Asia Society Celebrates Pride

Events at 725 Park Ave. and around the city!

First Friday featuring guests Wo Chan, BD Wong, Agent Wednesday, DJ Tito_Vida (Images courtesy of artists.)

Clockwise from L to R: Wo Chan, BD Wong, Agent Wednesday, DJ Tito_Vida (Images courtesy of artists.)

Kick off the first weekend of Pride Month at Asia Society with a First Friday Leo Bar celebrating all of our LGBTQ siblings, with several very special guests. In addition to all your favorite First Friday features — free museum admission, guided tours, food and drink specials, AsiaStore discounts, and more — this Friday includes a special live show of the WNYC podcast Nancy and drag and burlesque performances.

Hosted by Tobin Low and Kathy Tu, Nancy features stories and conversations about the contemporary queer experience. On Friday, they'll be joined on stage but none other than legendary actor BD Wong. The live show is free, but registration is required.

Following the show, we're thrilled to host the Asia Society débuts of three exciting performers: drag artists Wo Chan (The Illustrious Pearl) and Sundari The Indian Goddess, and burlesque entertainer Agent Wednesday

Our event on June 7 is but one of many celebrations during June (and beyond). Here are some more, featuring artists and organizations we've worked with in the past, admire, and support!

Couldn't get enough of Bubble_T at Asia in America: Next Generation? Check out Chandelier By Night, their summer massive featuring all the resident and guest DJs and performers, and hosts such as comedian Bowen Yang, restauranteur Angela Dimayuga, author Alexander Chee, Opening Ceremony co-found Humberto Leon, and many more.

At the Museum of Chinese in America, Wo Chan will be part of a live show celebrating a Chinese and queer icon: Hua Mulan, who dressed as a man to enlist in the Chinese army (and whose story was popularized in the subsequent Disney film). Agent Wednesday and Sundari The Indian Goddess will take part in Club Cumming's Pan Asian Drag Revue

Public Forum by the Public Theater presents Queer & Now, celebrating the legacy of performance and activism in the 50 years since the Stonewall Riots. Papi Juice, the Brooklyn-based dance party celebrating queer and trans folks of color kicks off Pride Weekend proper with a takeover of Elsewhere.

On the weekend of the Pride March, find community organizations such as SALGA, GAPIMNY, and Yellow Jackets Collective hosting a variety of events, from picnics to days of action to parties. This list is by no means an exhaustive or complete list of Pride-related events, and we will be adding to this post as other events are announced.

Related Events

  • 07 Jun 2019
    6 - 9:30 p.m.
    In celebration of Pride Month, Asia Society's First Friday Leo Bar features special guests Tobin Low and Kathy Tu, hosts of WNYC's critically acclaimed podcast Nancy, actor BD Wong, DJ Tito_Vida, and performers Wo Chan and Agent Wednesday!
  • Special Event
    07 Jun 2019
    7 - 8:15 p.m.
    Join hosts Tobin Low and Kathy Tu for a live show of WNYC's critically acclaimed podcast Nancy, featuring special guest BD Wong.