View fine art at it’s finest during the annual Art Basel takeover of Miami. Featuring international pieces in museums and galleries throughout the city, this event brings every color under the rainbow to a city already known for its vibrancy.
On Christmas Day, the banks of the Delaware River in Bucks County, near New Hope, welcome crowds to watch the reenactment of George Washington’s daring 1776 river crossing, an act that changed the course of history.
See the spot where, on Christmas Night in 1776, General Washington’s boats quietly took the soldiers to the battles of Trenton and Princeton, listen to an inspiring speech by Washington and see rowers cross the river in three replica Durham boats and the battoeau Moon, a small river boat.
Tip: Bundle up and bring a thermos of something warm to drink; the wind coming off the river can be icy!
It may seem like a peculiar tradition to most: Take it easy on New Year’s Eve, so you’re ready to party on January 1. That’s exactly what happens in Philadelphia, which marks each revolution around the sun with the fanciful, fantastical, unbelievable Mummers Parade.
Picture it: 10,000 men and women painting their faces and donning bedazzled costumes to march through the city — dancing and performing all the way. Men in dresses and makeup. Women with mustaches and beards. Boas, sequins, feathers, confetti. And it’s not even Pride.
More about the Mummers here.
Touted as the largest annual LGBT sporting event anywhere, the Shootout has evolved into a five-day tournament and gathering for more than 8,500 athletes. The schedule is heavy on softball—which solely comprised the inaugural 2008 edition—but has grown to include 23 other sports and games, from hockey and rock climbing to dodgeball, darts and bridge.
Asbury Underground is a grass roots music and arts crawl encompassing the whole downtown area of Asbury Park, featuring live acoustic sets by local musicians in local art galleries, and promotional pricing at downtown retailers.
Miami’s famed Little Havana neighborhood hosts a LGBT Latino block party, Gay8 (pronounced GayOcho!). This one day street festival showcases Latino LGBT art, music and food. Other events around the festival will include a cigar lounge, historic walking tours, a mini-film festival, dance parties and more.