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New York City Seminar and Conference Center
The NYC Seminar and Conference Center provides a personalized and flexible venue for corporate, technical, and informational events at up to a third less than hotel and traditional conference sites. With multiple floors, up to 20,000 square feet, and a wide selection of rooms, NYCSCC can accommodate just about everyone — from individuals, to small groups, to as many as 330 people. Their technology and A/V support, dedicated Wi-Fi, laptops, and LED projectors supplement their space, while their tech-savvy event professionals guarantee reliable, client-oriented service every time. Located in the fashionable Flatiron District in the heart of Manhattan, visitors can easily access their facilities by car, public transportation, or foot. Clients are welcome to take advantage of NYCSCC’s professional catering services, and can count on special affiliate pricing for parking, hotel accommodations, and dining while attending events. At NYC Seminar and Conference Center, they realize that every guest has a different vision, and they take pride in customizing each event to best serve their clients’ specific needs.
The Metropolitan Community Church of New York is an inclusive church welcoming people of all races, sexualities, genders, ethnicities, faiths, and economic backgrounds. Established in 1972 as part of the Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches, they are proud to provide a space of worship for people whose past experiences in spiritual communities has been one of exclusion. Lead pastor, Rev. Elder Pat Bumgardner has been a prophetic voice for the LGBTQI community since she joined the church in 1976, and continues to deliver a powerful message of love and inclusion to this day. Located in the incredibly diverse Hell’s Kitchen, Metropolitan Community Church is proud to bring New Yorkers together for worship, prayer, human rights work, education, and social action.
Fonda is a relaxed and affordable Chelsea restaurant serving authentic Mexican dishes with an urban twist. Owned by celebrated chef and cookbook author Roberto Santibañez, the menu is inspired by the savory dishes of his native Mexico City. From their made-to-order guacamole crushed in lava rock mortars to their tortillas pressed by hand, everything is made fresh, never using anything frozen or canned. Boasting an extensive list of craft cocktails and margaritas, it’s clear that Fonda takes food and drinks very seriously. Anyone looking for an exciting, contemporary Mexican dining experience should pay them a visit.
Boxers NYC is America’s Gay Sports Bar with New York locations in Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen. Not in NYC? Sports fans can also check out their additional location in Philadelphia. They are gay owned and operated, and cater to everyone in the community, regardless of gender or sexuality. Both New York Boxers locations feature multiple flat screen TV’s, pool tables, brick oven pizzas, draft beers, and one of NYC’s best 2-for-1 happy hour specials; in short, they have everything a sports fan could want. In addition to hosting several different theme nights, Boxers NYC is honored to advocate and act as a hub for gay sports leagues and their related community events. Some of the leagues they support include Big Apple Softball, NYC Gay Basketball League, NY Ramblers Soccer League, as well as many, many more. Without a doubt, Boxers has the loudest and proudest sports fans around.
37 West 20th Street and 742 9th Ave. (@ 50th St.), NYC
New York Live Arts is an art center devoted to diverse, body-based movement artists that transcend barriers. With Artistic Director, world-renowned choreographer, dancer, theater director, and writer Bill T. Jones at the center of its identity, the center features work from artists of every level – from emerging talent to masters of their craft. Fostering an inclusive and supportive environment, the center hosts everything from dialogue sessions on current events, interviews with artists, as well as theater and dance performances. A space with an unequivocal commitment to creativity and the community, New York Live Arts prides itself in bringing people of all walks of life together to elevate the human spirit through gathering, dialogue, and performance.