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House parties for Mazzoni

LGBTs and allies throughout the region will participate in Mazzoni Center’s Night of a Thousand Friends next weekend to raise funds for the LGBT health facility.

On Oct. 23, the agency’s supporters are encouraged to design and host their own house parties, with proceeds benefiting Mazzoni Center. Hosts can structure their parties as sit-down dinners, wine-and-cheese receptions, backyard barbeques or any format that appeals to them.

Hosts can decide ticket prices and agree to purchase food and beverages on their own, while Mazzoni will work with each host to design and promote their parties.

For more information, visit

Arts group stages cabaret

Smoke, Lilies and Jade Arts Initiative will host its annual cabaret fundraiser at 8 p.m. Oct. 23 and noon Oct. 24 at the Mount Vernon Dance Space, 1720 Mt. Vernon St.

The event will feature light fair, dancing, music and prizes.

In addition to raising funds for the agency, which seeks to tell the stories of the LGBT and HIV/AIDS communities through artistic expression, the cabaret fundraiser also allows SLJ to present its latest creative ventures and forge partnerships among area artists.

For tickets, make a donation of $15 until Oct. 20 or $20 after that date. Student and dance-pass holders’ tickets are just $5.

To order tickets, contact Karen Pressley at (267) 978-1328.

NYC dance fundraiser

Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders will host its annual Fall Frolic women’s dance, a staple in New York City for more than 25 years. The event will be held from 3:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at LQ Club, 511 Lexington Ave. at 48th St.

DJ Susan Levine will provide music that covers all ages and tastes, and red stickers will be available for women looking for dance partners. The event will also feature a raffle with a large cash prize for the first-place winner, as well as other prizes for second and third places.

Tickets to the dance are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at or by calling (212) 741-2247.

— Jen Colletta

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