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PRIDE 2023 celebration

Mariette Pathy Allen

Breaking Boundaries

50 Years of Images

Curated by Orestes Gonzalez & Jesse Egner

On view June 1- July 30 during gallery hours:

Thursday & Friday, 5-9pm, and Saturday & Sunday, 2-9pm.

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 3, 6-9pm

Mariette Pathy Allen has been photographing the transgender community for over 40 years. Through her artistic practice, she has been a pioneering force in gender consciousness, contributing to numerous cultural and academic publications about gender variance and lecturing throughout the globe.

Presented as part of Culture Lab LIC's Pride Month celebrations, and in conjunction with Breaking More Boundaries, a group exhibit of work inspired by Mariette Pathy Allen.

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Breaking More Boundaries

Participating Artists

Barbara Alper
Nadia Bautista
Sean Black
Paola Chapdelaine
Huey-Min Chuang

Zackary Drucker
Jess T Dugan
Michael Espinoza
Paul Fauller
Benry Fauna
Imani Ford
Jesse Freidin
Ebenezer Galluzzo
Xinyi (Cindy) Gao
Donna Gray

Orestes Gonzalez

Keavy Handley-Byrne

Osheen Harruthoonyan

Maxwell Harvey-Sampson
Sayako Hiroi
Ali Hval
R.J. Kern
Ariel Kleinberg

Dean Kotula

Lily Kurtz

Meryl Meisler

Robin Michals

Shohei Miyachi

Natasha Moustache

Barbara Nitke

Duff Norris
Lina Pallotta
Krzysztof Pastuszka

Louka Perderizet

Luis Quintanal
Cai Quirk
William Riera
Daryl-Ann Saunders
Lynn Saville
AJ Schnettler
Elene Shengelia
Nick Simko
Evelyn Sosa
Kelsey Sucena
Harper Thomson
Icia Vazquez Rodriguez
Veronica Vera
Natalia Viteri
Martin Wannam 


Now you can purchase the exhibition catalog for Breaking Boundaries and Breaking More Boundaries...

The exhibition catalog for “Breaking Boundaries: 50 Years of Images” and “Breaking More Boundaries,” is now on sale. The exhibitions are on view at Culture Lab LIC through July 30. 

"Breaking Boundaries: 50 Years of Images" curated by Orestes Gonzalez and Jesse Egner.

"Breaking More Boundaries," juried by Orestes Gonzalez, Mariette Pathy Allen, and Jesse Egner.

Purchase the catalog by clicking the button below.

Pride 2023 Celebration
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World Premiere

The Empress' New Clothes

Ducky & Patsy's Fairytales for Sophisticated Adults, Episode 1

Saturday, June 10, 6:30-9:30pm.

Opening reception: 6:30pm

Screening of The Empress' New Clothes: 7:30pm, followed by a cast and production Q&A with the audience.

Closing reception: 9pm


Drenched in campy antics, Ducky and Patsy’s Fairytales for Sophisticated Adults is a delightfully absurd ride for those that enjoy a big, long… laugh -- and a cheeky middle finger to those pushing for artist censorship.


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Theater Camp
Friday, June 16 , 7:30 - 9:30pm


Hosted by Tulle Kit


Join us for the Summer Session of THEATER CAMP at Culture Lab LIC! We’re back for another evening of raunchy, earnest, and very queer musical theater-inspired drag and burlesque from a whole new roster of favorite ex-drama kids in the scene. 

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Gallery hours and programming schedule are subject to change. Check Culture Lab LIC on Instagram & Facebook for up-to-date info.


Culture Lab LIC

5-25 46th Avenue

Long Island City, New York, NY 11101 (Map)


Bri Joy @bribrijoyjoy

C'était BonTemps @cetaitbontemps

DIRT @dirty.drag

Faux Mo @fauxmo_homo

Majesty Jekyll @thetwins_jekyllnhyde

Petyr P@nic @thepetyrpanic

Sam Bam Thankyoumaam @mrsambamthankyoumaam

Sapphrodite  @sapphrodite.slut

Throb Fosse  @throbfosse


Stage Kitten: Jack Nasty

Door: Ky Why

Bucket Babe: Leo Moon

Dancers: Andie Sleaze, Ocean Trash, Amara Lamour


Dan Kiernan & Price Troche present


A New York City Music Festival at Culture Lab LIC

Saturday, June 17, 2023
Music Festival: 2-10pm
Silent Disco: 10pm-Midnight

QUEERCHELLA, presented by Dan Kiernan & Price Troche, is a music festival showcasing the incredible queer talent in NYC.


In the past year we’ve highlighted over 35 queer music artists and our event always features a DJ after party & Paul, our resident healer and tarot reader.  


We strive to bring an electric festival vibe to NYC while creating a safe space for artists and audiences, alike.

Free Admission.


Schedule subject to change. Be sure to check Culture Lab LIC on Instagram & Facebook for up-to-date info.

Scheduled artists include: Alexandra James, Ben Freeman, Brian Falduto, Christine Baird, Clints Pavelus, Emily Zicchi, Eros, Graystar x Rach, Jayse Vegas, Kailey Prior, Kiernan, Kris Cherry, Maria Wirries, Noe Saenz, Oneupduo, Orlando, Rachel King, Remember Jones, Sunshyne & the Foxx, TeaWhyb, The Bad Judies, Thee Queen Princess, TY Mckinnie, Zoe Briskey

Forager Theatre Company presents

Steven Universe Musical Experience

at Culture Lab LIC

Saturday, June 17, 7pm

Forager Theatre Company presents The ‘Steven Universe Musical Experience’ an exhilarating, fun-filled, variety show evening of all that makes Steven so special, featuring live performances of all our favorite songs, fusion dances, scene readings, a mini-play, and more!


Come join Forager’s assembled team of Crystal Gem-worthy performers for a Pride month celebration of peace and love on the planet earth!”

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Together! Pride 2023

Performances at Culture Lab LIC
Sunday, June 18, 2 - 9pm

Fabulous drag show concluding the third year of Together! Pride Festival at Culture Lab LIC!

Hosted by Ducky Sheaboi & Pasty InDecline and Gorgina

Join us June 18, 2-9pm for Together! Pride 2023, a festival with a little bit of everything! Local vendors, fun for the family, moments of community, drag, and live music. Hosted by Queen's most iconic duo, Ducky Sheaboi & Patsy InDecline, and co-hosted by their good sis, Gorgina. Come celebrate moments of queer joy on this fabulous day of stacked programming!

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