The 28th annual Leather Pride Night Auction will take place on Saturday, June 18th, 2011. This year the festivities will be at Arena, 135 West 41 Street. Arena’s doors will open for LPN at 6:00 PM and the auction will run from 7 PM until 10:00 PM. Liquor, beer, wine and soft drinks will be provided at a cash bar. A sign language interpreter will be present and sign the announcements throughout the evening. This year, as every year, there will be a team of bootblacks to keep your boots and shoes looking sharp. We encourage everyone to come early to view the items up for auction, get your boots blacked, and be seen! Jo Arnone, LPN’s veteran auctioneer, will preside over almost a hundred items being auctioned, including leather and latex fetish clothing, unique toys and equipment, art objects, event passes and tickets, and much more.
There is no photography or cellular telephone photography allowed at the event.
Leather Pride Night is sponsored by nine NYC S&M-leather- fetish organizations: Imperial Court of New York, Iron Guard BC, Lesbian Sex Mafia, MAsT Metro NY, MetroBearsNY, New York boys of Leather, Pariah’s MC, The Eulenspiegel Society, ONYX New York, and many committed individuals.
Where: Arena, 135 W. 41st Street (bet 6th and Broadway)
Cost: $15 in advance; $20 at the door
Facebook RSVP: http://on.fb.me/kurSvw
Fetlife RSVP: http://fetlife.com/events/53496
Over the years, Leather Pride Night has donated over $300,000 for local and national charities. This year, Leather Pride Night will donate the 2011 Auction proceeds to: Trinity Place, The Carter – Johnson Library, and Youth Enrichment Services (Y.E.S.) and as is customary, annual donations to Heritage of Pride, the producer of New York’s annual Pride Parade and The National Coalition for Sexual Freedom.
Tickets for Leather Pride Night are $15 in advance, and $20 at the door. Paypal payment is available at the LPN website www.leatherpridenight.org. Tickets can also be obtained at any of the sponsoring organizations or the beneficiary organizations, as well as the following supporting commercial venues: David Samuel Menkes Custom Leatherwear, Dom Sub Friends@ Paddles, Purple Passion / DV8, The Leather Man, Passional, Come Again, and Le Chateau Exotique.
Would you like to be a volunteer at the 28th annual Leather Pride Night in NYC?
Most volunteer slots are only one hour which is a short time for a four hour event. Volunteering enhances your experience of LPN ands gives you a chance to be part of the action and to meet people. In addition, this year, all volunteers will receive an LPN 2011 Volunteer cloisonne pin. These pins are earned, not sold. A real status symbol! See available volunteering slots here.
About Leather Pride Nighta
The Leather Pride Night Committee is dedicated to promoting freedom of sexual self-expression, and actively works to improve the image and understanding of S/m and fetish lifestyles. It meets on the first Thursday of the month (October through June) at 8:00 PM at the LGBT Center, 208 West 13th Street. If you want to volunteer, please contact LPNnyc@aol.com.