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NEW YORK CITY, May 11 2015 – Folsom Street East, Inc. (FSE) today announced that it will hold its 18th annual Street Fair on Sunday, June 21st, from 11 AM to 4 PM, in Manhattan on West 27th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues.

Folsom Street East is the largest fetish block party on the East Coast; this year’s theme is “THE NEW YORK YOU WERE WARNED ABOUT.” FSE is proud to share visual branding illustrated for the 2015 Street Fair by visionary comic book creator Phil Jimenez.

“Folsom Street East is a celebration of the rebellious spirit of the New York kink and fetish scene, and our imagery for this year’s fair depicts our community in all its vibrant diversity,” said Paul Harrison Phillips, Communications Manager for Folsom Street East. “We’re immensely grateful to have had the opportunity to work with Phil Jimenez to realize an ass-kicking vision of our modern city that never sleeps.”

“As a New Yorker, a longtime fan of the Folsom Street East street fair, and a supporter of the organization’s mission and community engagement, I jumped at the chance to work with FSE to create the imagery for this year’s event,” said Jimenez.

This year’s Street Fair will directly benefit two NYC-based non-profit organizations serving fetish, kink, and LGBTQ communities: the New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP) and Visual AIDS.

Folsom Street East 2015 will feature live stage entertainment representing the immense talents of the NYC LGBT and kink community, as well as a beer garden hosted by The Eagle NYC. A full line-up of stage entertainment, running from 12 PM to 4 PM, will be announced in the weeks before the event.

“We’re excited to bring Folsom Street East back to 27th Street for another amazing year,” said Street Fair co-producer Gary Martin. “Whether it’s your first Folsom Street East, or your 18th, whether you love to show off in a harness and jock, or just love to socialize with New Yorkers in the sunshine and support our community organizations, we hope you’ll join us!”
Volunteer, vending, and sponsorship opportunities are still available for Folsom Street East 2015.

  • Volunteers make Folsom Street East possible. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the form at www.folsomstreeteast.com/volunteers – our Volunteer Coordinator will be in touch with you.
  • If you are interested in vending or in exploring sponsorship opportunities, please contact Street Fair Co-Producer Dave Hughes at dave@folsomstreeteast.com

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Contact:

Paul Harrison Phillips – Communications Manager – paul@folsomstreeteast.com

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About Folsom Street East:

Folsom Street East is an entirely volunteer-run 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization incorporated in New York State.  Folsom Street East 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.

Our biggest annual event is the Folsom Street East street fair, the largest outdoor fetish/kink street fair on the East Coast, which brings thousands of people out onto the streets of New York City on a summer afternoon to celebrate sexual diversity and expression.

About New York City Anti-Violence Project:

The New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP) empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities and allies to end all forms of violence through organizing and education, and supports survivors through counseling and advocacy. Call AVP’s 24 hour bilingual (English/Spanish) hotline to speak with a crisis counselor. Together we can end violence.

About Visual AIDS:

Visual AIDS utilizes art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists, and preserving a legacy, because AIDS is not over. Visual AIDS is the only contemporary arts organization fully committed to HIV prevention and AIDS awareness through producing and presenting visual art projects, while assisting artists living with HIV/AIDS. We are committed to preserving and honoring the work of artists with HIV/AIDS and the artistic contributions of the AIDS movement.