Baby Tea started in 2015, inspired by the gay tea dances of Fire Island and the long-running party “Mattachine” at the historic Julius’ Bar of the West Village. The party has raised over $25k for LGBTQIA health care, youth advocacy, and queer art programs over the course of six fundraisers, benefiting Callen-Lorde, Sylvia Rivera Law Project, Trans Lifeline, Fierce, and Fire Island Artist Residency. In 2017, Baby Tea was featured at NADA Art Fair in the “Contemporary Drag” program, curated by Gordon Robichaux.
NIGHTWOOD: A Drag King Performance is named after the legendary Djuna Barnes novel, Nightwood, a whimsical, gothic lesbian narrative from 1936, and serves as a double entendre for an evening with DRAG KINGS. As a means to stimulate pride in lesbian history and a dying out performance art, Nightwood brings in members of the lesbian and queer community to perform, reclaim masculinity, and engage with our peers.