Scarlet Envy’s NYC Pride Guide

We met with the drag queen superstar at the New York EDITION to find out what to do and where to be at this year’s anticipated pride celebration. NYC Pride is here so get used to it!

6.18.21

A Kentucky native, but Brooklyn girl by heart, you may know Scarlet Envy for her decade-long career entertaining around the world, from NYC dive bars to international audiences as a contestant in “RuPaul’s Drag Race (Season 11).” She will be returning to your screen in the upcoming sixth season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars.” Scarlet is also always in the know, so we asked her to share her very hectic Pride agenda, below.

But before we go any further, for more of Scarlet, make sure to book tickets to two very special events: Scarlet’s “All Stars Season 6” screening on June 24 and ALLSTAR on July 14 —  the NYC debut of her newest solo cabaret show featuring musical direction from Paisley Field and guest appearances.

The Illustrious Blacks celebrate Juneteenth and Pride

The Illustrious Blacks celebrate Juneteenth and Pride at their first in-person show in over a year at C’Mon Everybody, everyone’s favorite Bed-Stuy music venue. The ferociously talented performance duo is made up of Queer married couple Monstah Black and Manchildblack. They’re a riot of hypnotic choreography, costume, performance art, and disco-dirt, pushing Afro-Futurism into popular culture while making the vision of inclusive love, life and art a living dream. Taste it here on their brand new track Everybody, with acclaimed producer Hallex M.

Sat, June 19, 2021, 8:00 p.m. EST at C’Mon Everybody, tickets here.

The Illustrious Blacks
The Illustrious Blacks

Starr Busby’s mind-bending musical performance

C’mon Everybody is also the musical home to performer Starr Busby, returning for their first post-quarantine Brooklyn show with Eric Lane. An operatic oracle of music, Starr brings mind-bending vocals and an out-of-body mood to their experimental shows of sound, light, dance, and magic words. Their Pride Week show features new music from their EP, “9 Cups To The Moon,” and chronicles a murky, winding, sometimes chaotic journey to self-acceptance and love. It’s impossible to know exactly what you’ll get as each show experience is different, but it is guaranteed to mesmerize.

Wed, June 23, 2021, 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. EST, at C’Mon Everybody, tickets here.

Starr Busby
Starr Busby

Susanne Bartsch parties

Legendary Susan Bartsch throws NYC’s best parties. For Pride she’s organized two events: NEW YORK, NEW YORK at Sony Hall where she combines forces with House of Yes for a special pre-Pride 2021 late-night party on June 19. Then another NEW YORK, NEW YORK event on Friday, June 25, which is basically follies – a fantastic variety show full of flavor from all walks of life including everyone from Amanda Lepore and Opera Gaga. Finally Le Bain teams up with Susan Bartsch to welcome back party goers On Top” on Saturday, June 26th. Dress to impress!  

Susan Bartsch parties
Susan Bartsch parties

Drag on Wheels

Mobile Drag Performance Unit presented by FagSigns is a series of pop-up curbside drag shows that celebrate the art of drag while creating enlivenment through community engagement and performance. Four local drag queens, Robyn Banks, Robin Fierce, Lola Michele Kiki and Hibiscus come together in an AMAZING TRAVELING DRAG SHOW!

Performance Schedule:
June 12: Brita Filter, Lagoona Bloo, DJ Lady Simon
June 19: Robyn Banks, Robin Fierce, Lola Michele Kiki, Hibiscus, DJ IVENCHY
June 26: Scarlet Envy, Xunami Muse, Essa Noche, DJ Loyaalteee

Locations:
• Albee Square, Downtown Brooklyn (showtime 2:00 p.m.)
• Stonewall Houses (New York’s only LGBTQ senior homes)/Walt Whitman Library (showtime 4:00 p.m.)
• DUMBO Archway; and Dock Street DUMBO (showtime 7:00 p.m.) 

 

FagSigns
FagSigns

Drive ‘N Drag

Celebrate pride with the best ladies from RuPaul’s Drag Race, in their mission to save us from “2020” at DRIVE-‘N DRAG. See the DRAG RACE STARS LIVE!!!

June 25, 7:00 p.m. – June 27, 11 p.m., put on by Voss Events at Randall’s Island Park, tickets here.

Drive 'N Drag
Drive 'N Drag

Daphne Always at Club Cumming

Also on Pride Saturday, June 26 is Daphne Always — my best friend’s birthday show at Club Cumming which has always been one of my home bars in the city, started by the fabulous Alan Cumming. It’s a chic space without forsaking the dive bar energy I love about downtown spots. Amazing pop-up shows and dancing! 

Club Cumming
Club Cumming

Le Bain Pride Weekend 

A full weekend of dancing on top of the world! Three consecutive nights of great music, beautiful queers, fashionistas, and the curious, with BOUND x Tom of Finland Foundation on Friday, June 25. Susanne Bartsch presents Pride On Top on Saturday, June 26 and Occupy the Disco`x PARADISCO on Sunday, June 27.

More information here.

Le Bain Pride weekend
Le Bain Pride weekend

Bushwig is Turning 10!

The ORIGINAL Brooklyn Festival of Drag, Music Love, and Unity, is celebrating 10 years of kiki-ing!

The Knockdown Center will be home to Bushwig this Pride Sunday, June 27th from 2pm – 10pm for their FAM party, dedicated to the chosen families we tend to, share and love! Queer, trans, POC, performers and musicians! Bushwig will be back on September 11th & 12th.

Bushwig
Bushwig

Your local gay bars

Let’s not forget to get gritty and about the beauty of a local gay bar. I love Nowhere Bar on 14th Street, The Cock (iconic in NYC) Cubbyhole (SUPPORT THE LESBIANS! These bars are disappearing the fastest), The Boiler Room (dive bar, pool tables, iconic). Metropolitan Bar — Post pride BBQ on Sunday FREE FOOD QUEER FOLKS $5 (proof of vaccination) — casual and fun. My heart lives in the backyard! Cheap drinks, pool table, locals (my most memorable nights at Metro are Straight Acting, Jizz, AlottaTrivia and Queeraoke). And of course the National Gay Historic Landmark, and major tourist spot The Stone Wall Inn and their wonderful initiatives + safe space concerts.

More info on The Stone Wall Inn events here.

The Cubbyhole
The Cubbyhole

Get your hair did

Before you head out, get your hair did at at Spoke and Wheel. My hair guys are Jason Zeren (cuts) and Genna Still (Master colorist). They do an amazing K18 treatment that keeps my hair gorgeous. They are in Flatiron (Just across the park from The NY Edition Hotel!!) They give me the full fantasy!

Then after the hair appointment ……”MAKE SURE TO STOP BY MAC STORE SOHO TO PICK UP YOUR LIQUID LAST LINERS 100% OF PROCEEDS GO TO HETRICK MARTIN INSTITUTE!!! THIS IS MAJOR! A great way to give back to LGBTQIA+ and also the product is SO pigmented and smooth, I’m obsessed.” 

Scarlet Envy. Photo by Ernesto Roman
Scarlet Envy. Photo by Ernesto Roman

Have a New York EDITION cocktail

The EDITION properties around the world will help celebrate PRIDE and recognize the LGBTQIA+ community by serving a specialty cocktail from which a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the NYC’s LGBT Center. The concept behind the offering is that diversity is the beating heart of the LGBTQIA+ community, with the rainbow of colors we see in the Pride flag a perfect depiction — both visually and symbolically — of those it represents. To celebrate every stripe and every identity, from June 20 – 30 visitors to EDITION Hotels can try this tasty cocktail, as diverse as the flag itself. And for those that want to try it at home, they shared their recipe with us here:

The Recipe:

L – Lillet Rose (0.5oz)

G – Green Chartreuse (0.25oz)

B – Blueberry Syrup (0.75 oz)

T – Tequila (1.5oz – tequila blanco)

Q – Quina infusion (this is in the blueberry syrup)

(0.75oz lemon juice – this doesn’t have a letter)

Rainbow Glitter (garnish)

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Edition Pride Cocktail
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