Welcome to Folsom Street East

FSE_volsWe are the people behind the largest outdoor LGBTQ and Allied Kink-Fetish Festival on the East Coast.

Folsom Street East, Inc. celebrates and inspires participation and pride in fetish, kink, and LGBTQ communities through the creation of safe spaces for public expression of our sexual identities. Folsom Street East promotes and provides grants to other nonprofit organizations serving these communities.

Latest News…

Tickets Now Available

unnamedAttendees may purchase their tickets for the 19th Annual Festival online from the Folsom Street East website ahead of time.  They are available by clicking here.

PRESS RELEASE: The 19th Annual Folsom Street East Street Festival is on Sunday June 19th

Screenshot 2016-05-13 12.12.27May 13, 2016 – Folsom Street East salutes the people who make life a little more special, and a little more strange – just by having the courage to be themselves. This is New York Fuckin’ City– send us your freaks. Read More

Folsom Street East 2015 Annual Report

May 9, 2016 – We are pleased to share our annual report for 2015. Once again, our 2015 Folsom Street East street festival inspired several thousand attendees to re-envision a sexy, fun moment in the public culture of the city and gather in celebration. We are thrilled to have had the event serve as a platform for educating our audience about our beneficiaries, the New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP) and Visual AIDS. Read More

Folsom Street East Receives The Community Heroes Award

Pictured (Left to Right): Dave Hughes, FSE President; Robert Lopez FSE Secretary and AVP Staff; Andrew Harwin, FSE Volunteer Leader; Beverly Tillery, AVP Executive Director; Josh Parkin-Ring, FSE Board Member; Tom Dick, FSE Treasurer; in front: Matt Johnson, FSE Chairman.

May 8, 2016 – On April 28, 2016 the Board of Folsom Street East was honored to accept The New York City Anti-Violence Project’s Community Heroes Award for their continued partnership for over twenty years with AVP. Read More

Thank You New York!

June 22, 2015 – Thanks to everyone who came and enjoyed another great day out with us! See you next year! Read More

Our Mission, Should You Choose to Accept It…

April 7, 2015 – Late last year, we set out to better and more clearly define who we are as an organization and how we want to shape the world around us. At our first annual board retreat, we spent hours discussing how we envision the futures of our communities, challenging one another on how we can best communicate that vision, and filling some giant… Read More


September 9, 2014 – We did it! Thanks to our generous sponsors, our hardworking volunteer corps, and all of you who came down to West 27th Street in June for a fun afternoon out, Folsom Street East was able to award over thirteen thousand dollars to our beneficiaries! Read More