Reposted from CineKink
NEW YORK, NY – The annual kick-off gala for CineKink NYC, “the kinky film festival,” will take place Tuesday, May 23rd, 8:00 PM to midnight, at M1-5 Lounge (52 Walker St., bet. Church & Broadway, NYC).
Rescheduled from its original March date, when a blizzard shut down the city, the event will be a “pansexual celebration of epic proportions.” In addition to burlesque performances, the festival’s gala will feature “sexy sensation” stations for samplings by the kink-curious, a raffle of sex goodies, and some favorite CineKink film shorts.
While the event is normally the kick-off to CineKink’s annual film festival, organizers are looking at it as a launch to a fundraising campaign that will help them recover from this season’s weather-related losses, and put the festival in a strong position for its 15th anniversary appearance next spring.
“We’re excited at the chance to toast what we’ve accomplished over the past decade-and-a-half,” said Lisa Vandever, CineKink co-founder and director. “And, with the help of the CineKink community, we look forward to really building on that in the year ahead.”
Entertainer and activist Witti Repartee will serve as Mistress of Ceremonies for the gala, with performers Clara Coquette, Mary Cyn and Anja Keister scheduled to appear.
Meanwhile, several “sensation stations” will allow revelers to sample a range of kinky activities, with experts including Lolita Wolf (rope bondage), Veronica Vera (feminization and transformation), N1 (spanking and impact play), and Infinity Rising with Martyn Fire (electrical play).
Sponsors for the gala, several of whom have also donated raffle items, include Bowery Bliss and njoy, along with Purple Passion, plus Leather Archives & Museum, National Coalition for Sexual Freedom and Pleasure Salon.
Suggested admission for the gala is $20 door/$15 advance; 21 and over only.
For more information on the event, visit http://cinekink.com/programs-and-events/nyc/cinekink-nyc-2017/kick-off-gala-redux/
To purchase advance tickets or to make a donation to CineKink, visit https://cinekink2017kickoff.eventbrite.com