Strawberry Fields for Sunday, as All-Singing Drag Brunch Comes to Chelsea

Strawberry Fields for Sunday, as All-Singing Drag Brunch Comes to Chelsea

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Drag and lip synching go together like drag and brunch, or brunch and booze–and although live signing is making some serious inroads as an arrow in the savvy queen’s well-packed quiver, not every drag performer born to entertain can belt one out at will and in tune. That takes a very […]

With Many Mask Rules Lifted, Last Year’s Makeup Show is Ready for Its Close-Up

With Many Mask Rules Lifted, Last Year’s Makeup Show is Ready for Its Close-Up

BY CHARLES BATTERSBY | When lockdowns and masks became fashionably far-reaching, some people were happy that they had an excuse to let their appearance go. However, the cosmetics industry was in a pickle, with no one buying lipstick. With the easing or outright rollback of COVID-demanded precautions—including the wearing of masks in many indoor settings—those […]

Chelsea Table + Stage = A Unique New Neighborhood Venue

Chelsea Table + Stage = A Unique New Neighborhood Venue

New to the neighborhood and creating a buzz because of quite a few things other than just their killer cocktails, the two-in-one venue Chelsea Table + Stage (152 W. 26th St.) is as serious about its menu as it is its roster of performers–all brought to you in a COVID precaution-compliant atmosphere whose intelligent design sacrifices […]

Local Merchants Shine, in GVCCC’s ‘It’s Time for Chelsea’ Campaign

Local Merchants Shine, in GVCCC’s ‘It’s Time for Chelsea’ Campaign

Chelsea Community News is proud of our content partner, the Greenwich Village – Chelsea Chamber of Commerce (GVCCC), for their tireless dedication to small businesses, old and new alike. As we emerge from the unprecedented challenges of the pandemic era, campaigns like the one you’re about to read about are more important than ever, in […]

Abraca-Discount! Iconic Halloween Haven Helps Pros Who Haunt Premises All Year Long

Abraca-Discount! Iconic Halloween Haven Helps Pros Who Haunt Premises All Year Long

BY SCOTT STIFFLER with PHOTOS COURTESY OF ABRACADABRA | Some work in a world where illusions are created with the skilled use of misdirection—while others work in a world where they work with someone named “Miss Direction.” Now, the seemingly disparate worlds of magic and drag have found common ground in an online form that, […]

‘Key to NYC’ Unlocked: What You Need to Know About Accessing NYC’s Indoor Spaces

‘Key to NYC’ Unlocked: What You Need to Know About Accessing NYC’s Indoor Spaces

Note: The below info is from the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. To visit the page from which content was taken, click here.  For Frequently Asked Questions (including what public/private venues/spaces are exempt), click here. Key to NYC is a policy that went into effect on August 17, 2021. Enforcement will begin on […]

See You Again Next Time: Regular Weekly Events and Ongoing Happenings

See You Again Next Time: Regular Weekly Events and Ongoing Happenings

Saturdays, rain or shine, 9am-3pm: Chelsea Farmers Market | Down to Earth Farmers Markets has once again put down roots in Chelsea (on W. 23rd St. near Ninth Ave.). By and large, it’s the same experience as it’s always been (fresh products, friendly people), albeit with a few notable nods to pandemic protocol: If you have not […]

Lesbian Bar Project Aims to Save America’s 21 Remaining Dyke Bars

Lesbian Bar Project Aims to Save America’s 21 Remaining Dyke Bars

BY WINNIE McCROY | When the pandemic shut down nightlife, filmmaker friends Elina Street and Erica Rose spent their evenings walking and talking, reminiscing about the things they enjoyed in the “before” times. Recalling a last drink shared at Brooklyn lesbian bar Ginger’s, the two began realized that even before the pandemic, the treasured dyke bars […]

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